Trek Art FAQ - Please Read Before Posting

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Vektor, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. USS Mariner

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    Re: Trek Art FAQ - Rough Draft - Review and Commen

    Q: How/where would literary WIPs or treatments be properly posted?
     
  2. Allanon

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    A gracious offer, Allanon, but unfortunately, your post falls under the description of "soliciting BBS members: posting to sell or endorse a product or web site," which is not permitted under the TrekBBS rules. I've edited your post to remove the reference.

    - Ptrope
     
  3. Allanon

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    Oops, sorry my bad Ptrope. I figured it was free and a service to the Trek community. I don't make any money off the site and I don't charge anybody anything. Free bandwith since I have extra.

    It's such a shame seeing all this fine art just go bye bye since they're in old postings/moved webhosts, etc.

    If a member posts their own original art, may I ask them if I can add their art to my picture gallery? And if yes, would you prefer I send a single pm to them or post in their picture thread? I just like collecting ST pictures of any kind...
     
  4. Ptrope

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    I agree about the unfortunate unavailability of the past works; I'm going to make it my project this week to compile the entries I have (not all, but the majority from the last year) and add them to the "Can I Suggest an Art Contest" thread, along with the names of the past winners.

    EDIT:Just for folks' edification and entertainment, I've started compiling the previous entries for the monthly challenges here (it made as much sense as anywhere, since to know what to suggest, it helps to see what has been done ;)). If you were an entrant for which I have no artwork, feel free to contact me, and I'll update the pages.
     
  5. MikeGainer

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    Q: Could I post up a bunch of links for free tutorials and have the thread to be pinned?
     
  6. Ptrope

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    The best place to post those is in the already-pinned Inspiration & Information thread at the top of this forum. Looking forward to the links! :thumbsup:
     
  7. Ptrope

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    LTMontyPython - 1 warning for spamming. Trolling and flaming also covered in other threads.

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  8. MyCylon

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    I just had a look at the FAQ and the Inspiration & Information threads. There's something I've been wondering, and I don't think it's been answered in either thread. Plus I didn't want to open an extra thread just for that on subject alone.

    Anyway, my question is this. I have a pencil drawing I did of a Star Trek character, Dukat. In other words, the drawing itself is my original creation (I'm not using any copyrighted screenshots or the like) but the character is not.

    What happens if I post a work like this on my own website? I don't mean to sell it or use it to sell or advertise things (other than my own skills, that is), just to show it, really. Could this be a problem legally speaking? What notices (if any) would have to be included?

    I'm sorry if this was covered elsewhere but I missed. I just didn't see it covered anywhere. And maybe this is even something that could go into the FAQ.
     
  9. Guardian Bob

    Guardian Bob Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Bah. Looks like I have to wait until 100 before I can post my art. Oh well.
     
  10. Captain Robert April

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    You'd be surprised how fast you can hit that 100 post mark.
     
  11. _C_

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    I have a question regarding photomanips. I don't draw so great, but I do have a character who looks just like Odo with a different hair and eye and clothing color, so I did some manipulating to change the hair/eye/clothing colors. Is that not allowed to be posted as fanart even if I credit it by saying "this is a photomanipulation"?

    I won't just go do it anyway, I might use it for an avatar when I can start posting one(if allowed), but I'm wondering about posting it as fanart.
     
  12. B.J.

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    There's not really a problem showing photo manipulations like that. Many people post such things here, and there's even a dedicated thread in General Trek for them. The only real problem would be if you tried to sell it.
     
  13. _C_

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    Okay, thanks :) I would never try to claim a photomanip is my own work, I always am specific that "THIS IS A PHOTOMANIPULATION" and I don't sell anything I do anyway. I don't wanna be sued :P

    Thanks again!
     
  14. wmwconnors

    wmwconnors Cadet Newbie

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    I've just joined (or I thought I had, apparently I had and existing account) and found this very helpful and clear. Well done! Thank you.
     

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