Due to some recent events I will be adding a new rule to the forums and this blog which is as follows:

No Plagiarism: Anyone who is found to have copied another community members artwork or writings from the stories section of the forum without providing proper credit to the original artist/writer ( preferably with the permission of said artist/writer ) will be banned from using the forum or posting comments to the blog.

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5 Responses to NEW RULE!

  1. Keric says:

    Wow!!! I Would not think that this rule would NEED to be said on HM, But I guess that is because most HM’ers have not broken it! (I do not know what caused this, and I do not want to know!)

  2. hawk007 says:

    Yes! Thank you! I thought this already way a rule. Though I do have a question. What if you see something, like a good, unique idea for a weapon on someone’s character that you really like. Can you use it if you give credit? Also, what if it’s that situation, but you forgot who made it? I haven’t done this, I’m just asking.

  3. Kaldath says:

    I am not going to go crazy and study every image for tiny similarities to other characters, such as identical weapons, but when I see complete illustrations with no, or very little changes from someone else’s art like what happened to cause me to write this rule then there will be trouble.

  4. Herr D says:

    I would suggest using OCD or open threads for inquiring who did something that you wish to ‘borrow.’ Or put the word out through PM that you’re looking?

    I am pleased that people were assuming it was against the rules. I was raised to believe that people should be too ashamed to steal even if the rules aren’t clear. (Becoming an artist, I quickly learned that there are ways and means to make certain types of theft okay, like parody, flattery, request, and outright begging . . . )

  5. skybandit says:

    Sad that this has to even be mentioned. Hopefully, whatever caused this hubbub was a one-time thing.