These guidelines were shaped by and for members based on the needs of the Ovation TV Community.
We welcome suggestions for changes or additions, just email us at email@example.com.
DONT BE A HATER. Being critical of one's artwork is not the same as being down right offensive and mean. No hate speech.
KEEP IT ARTS ORIENTED. This is a social network for artists and art lovers, please don't inundate everyone with your family snapshots. Discussing other topics or blogging about things besides art is okay, but try to keep it limited or relate it back to art in general, how it informs you as an artist etc.
(Art means music, dance, theatre, film, opera, literature, poetry, sculpture, painting, photography, architecture, performance art and even design.)
NUDIES.... We don't mind a tasteful nude in your artwork. We realize taste is subjective and Ovation TV reserves the right to make the final call. But this site is NOT FOR PORN and anything depicting anyone under age is not tolerated. It will be deleted immediately.
MAJORITY RULES in most cases. Enough flags from various members in the community (not one sole member who might just be a bit cranky) and we will have cause to warn you, pull your artwork or pull your account.
DONT SPAM. Artists are allowed to market themselves, their gallery shows, performances etc - we want to know! - to an extent but this site is not for outright selling of products especially if they have little to do with art.
TAG WITH RESPECT. Groups are made to organize members and their interests around a specific genre, idea or topic. Please be judicious about what you tag to your groups. Please DO NOT tag unrelated media to every group you have ever joined.
NO COPYCATS. Only upload what you have made or have been authorized to upload.
1. Re-posting found articles:
As a member if you want to share what you found published on the New York Times or JohnDoe's Blog, you must only quote a couple of lines from the article and include a link to the full, published version and credit the author or editor where possible. We recommend filling the rest of your blog or discussion post referencing the other writer's work with your own take on the subject matter. You simply cannot copy and paste a whole article into a blog and hit save.
2. Re-posting famous or not-so-famous artwork (including music) from another artist:
Don't upload it as your own. If you found it on YouTube or another webpage, simply embed it in a blog or discussion with a link to where you found it and with all proper credits including the original artists' name and the web address at which you found it.
If you need help learning how to embed something you found on the web, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These rules are shaped by and for members based on the needs of the Ovation TV Community. When you disregard these guidelines, you offend every member of this community who came before you.
Find more details in the Terms of Service.
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