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Hello! You may not know me. I am Gabby, your now ex-founder. I have officially stepped down and replaced myself with the very capable MistressArachnia (Sarah). I have not been on dA much in the past few years and it makes sense for someone else to be in charge, so that is what has been done. I am sure you all know and love Sarah already but please give her a warm welcome to the position of Founder.

While I’m here, I’d like to go over a couple of important things and I hope everyone reads it because they are indeed important.

Apparently there have been some deviations accepted to the group that don’t quite mesh with our rules. I encourage both contributors and members to familiarize yourself with the rules. It makes our job much easier if you are aware of what can and cannot be submitted and our inbox isn’t inundated with things that are just going to be declined anyway.

- Do not look at the gallery to see what we accept. Read the rules. There is always the chance that something was accepted by accident and isn’t supposed to be there. We are human.

The rule in question is the one regarding screenshots and in-game content. This includes screenshots of mods (before you get angry, please keep reading, I discuss mods later in this post). We do not allow these things. Any deviations of this nature that are currently in the gallery are soon going to be deleted, probably this weekend. If this is you, I am sorry your work was accepted falsely, but please familiarize yourself with the submission rules. I have recently re-worded the submission rule, previously “mods” were referred to as “work created in an Elder Scrolls engine,” but I decided to just change it to “mods” so everyone knows what I’m talking about. Right now the rule reads:

We do not accept:
-Game Screenshots (This includes pictures that use screenshots as a background, as well as screenshots of mods.)

There are very few things we don’t accept, but this is one of them.

“But why?” you ask, as tears of disappointment and betrayal well up in your eyes. Well, this decision was made for several reasons. One of them being that screenshots tend to be submitted en-masse, flood the inbox, and overwhelm the staff. Yes, even with submission caps, because SO MANY people submit them. Furthermore, our focus is mainly on original artwork – something you have created from scratch. Yes, taking screenshots is fun but a variety of artistic interpretations of the Elder Scrolls universe is really what we’re going for. We have all played the game a thousand times and a screenshot of it isn’t bringing anything new to our eyes.

As for mods, I understand modding is hard work, and a HUGE part of the Elder Scrolls gaming community and shouldn't be overlooked. REMEMBER that as a member you CAN post blog entries. If you would like to share, link to, or discuss mods, this is a good way to do it. It has been done before. You can even post thumbnails of your mod screenshots within the blog entry. Just please don’t submit them to the gallery, and try to limit the number of thumbs you post, and try to make the journal entry about more than just promoting yourself. A feature showcasing the work of several different modders would be ideal. You should also check older blog entries to make sure there isn't already a discussion going, so that you don’t flood the group’s blog or bury important group announcements.

I think this is all I wanted to say. Thank you for reading, thanks for being a part of the group :).This is my second draft of this blog post, as I accidentally closed Word before saving when I was writing the first one, so if I think of anything I forgot I will update.
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Rules & FAQ

:star: Rules Read these! We do not accept just anything!

:bulletblue: Administrators have the power to expel members.

:bulletblue: Do not argue with the admins. Their word is final.

:bulletblue: Conversation is not limited to The Elder Scrolls.

Submission Rules

:bulletblue: The submission must be related to any Elder Scrolls games or novel in some way.

Fanart of Fallout or other Bethesda games is not allowed.

:bulletblue: Please make sure your submission is going in the appropriate folder, otherwise we'll decline it and ask you to submit again.

:bulletblue: We accept
-Drawings and paintings, both digital and traditional.
-Literature (Fan Fiction and Fan Poetry)
-Photography & Cosplay

We do not accept:
-Game Screenshots (This includes pictures that use screenshots as a background, as well as screenshots of mods.)
-Effortless work

:bulletblue: Submissions must be tagged for mature content if they contain it.

:bulletblue: The submission must be your own work.
To elaborate further, anything that has something in it you did not make yourself or that you don't have permission to use, is not allowed. Stock photos are exceptions of this. This is not just a group rule, posting such works are against the deviantART Terms of Service.
Anything including original concept art by the game's creators, photos found on google, and just plain anything you do not have the rights to falls under this category. Please read more here: FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?

:bulletblue: For multi-chaptered fanfictions, only submit the first chapter to avoid cluttering up the gallery.

:bulletblue:If you need to split a single chapter or a single short story into multiple parts due to deviantART's character limit, you may submit up to three parts.

:bulletblue: There is a 3-per-day Submission limit in place.

:star: How to Submit

:bulletblue:Simply go to the gallery and either click "Contribute to This Gallery" and select the proper folder or click the "+" sign next to the proper folder, and select your deviation.

:bulletblue:The Featured folder will showcase exceptional artwork that has been submitted to the group. The Contest Winners folder is reserved for deviations that have won group contests, of course. You cannot submit to either.

:star: FAQ

How do I join?
To join, TES-Fans, simply click the "Join" button at the top of the group page. All join requests are approved.

Do you make the games?
No. The Elder Scrolls are created by Bethesda Softworks.

How do I get into the Hall of Fame?
Hall of Famers have obviously done something to deserve it. It can be anything from donating a subscription to getting a screenshot of the thousandth pageview. Contest winners will automatically get into the HoF.

Can I make a post in the blog?
Certainly - any member is free to post a blog about anything pertaining to TES. Blog posts will be approved/disapproved within one week of submission. As with gallery submissions, please note an administrator or the club if you are confused as to why your post was not approved.

:star: If you have any additional questions, please let us know!










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ShaperOfThings Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really enjoy how passionate everyone is about the Elderscrolls universe here, this is a great atmosphere, thank you for allowing me to be a part of it, it's wonderful to be reaffirmed in the fact that fans are the keepers, manitainers and builders of all universes. 
MistressArachnia Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Welcome to the group!  :D
MTibbs-89 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Student General Artist
If anyone is interested, I made a new forum for TES literature, art, and role playing! Need new members! Here's the link:
ShikiOwl Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for letting me join!)
MikaLero Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Thank you for accepting my stories! I look forward to being a part of this community.
Wolf0fTheClouds Featured By Owner Edited Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you know talfox??
Aesra Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for accepting me into your group! :D
Mulsivaas Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
MistressArachnia Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Our pleasure!
Woodsie-One Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello, I believe that the folder "drawings" has reached it's limits. I'm not sure if it helps you anyway, but I thought it's good to give you a note about it.)
Have a nice day.
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