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Help with deviantART If you need help with deviantART, check the thread: Where to get help on deviantART. and avoid creating threads requesting help in the forums.
Please read Sticky Threads before posting in a Forum Each forum has a specific purpose and there may be additional rules/guidelines that apply to them. These rules will be posted in a special "sticky" thread at the top of the forum and will generally be titled "Please Read Before Posting". Please ensure you have read these and understand them before posting a thread.
Please use English only in the forums While we respect the fact that deviantART is a global community, we need to ensure that the forums can be properly moderated and accessible to all. Please keep in this in mind when posting and please use English. If you wish to post a thread in another language you can use the Forum Widget on your main page (if you have a premium membership).
The Forums are not your Journal Threads should start a discussion, ask a question, and/or be relevant to the Forum you are posting in. Posts containing a random statement or posts where it's needed to have prior knowledge about you, may be locked and you may be directed to repost it in your journal.
Excessively decorated Forum Titles/Posts Please avoid the use of: Excessive CAPS, 'decorated' text, excessive use of symbols (such as !?#>~*<), symbols being used to push the titles over or distort the forum page.
One active thread per topic is enough If there's already an active thread on a topic, please do not create a new one, simply post your comment in the original thread.
Don't Bump Threads Bumping a thread is when you intentionally post a comment in a thread so that the thread gets "bumped up" to the top of the forum page. Doing this is discouraged and your thread may be locked if you continue to do so.
Don't beg for points/cash/donations We encourage you to discuss any charitable activities you are involved with, but please note that people do not like being begged to give or donate and it's generally considered rude.
Don't ask for help with your homework If you need help with your homework or an assignment you have, please don't ask in the forums, this would be better suited to your journal.
Don't ask for Roleplays We do not have a forum for roleplaying and we wish to keep roleplay out of the forums, please use your own journal (or personal forums if you are a premium member) for roleplay.
Don't ask for help finding things We have a search feature to help you look for art, if you don't remember the name or the artist then please ask in your journal or try an internet search engine.