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Joining the Group and Chat rules

Journal Entry: Mon May 7, 2007, 10:29 PM


Come join us for a chat in #dAPaganChat! We'd love it if you stop by.


On Chatting:


    * Be respectful. Even if you aren't pagan you are more than welcome to join, just be respectful of our beliefs. We will be respectful of yours.

    * No A/S/L. It's a foolish question as anyone who wants to share this information has already done so on their userpage.

    * Please don't advertise other clubs/chatrooms/communities/etc. And while we're on this topic, no spamming.

    *This chat room is English only. It is impossible for the Admins and Operators to moderate if they do not know what you are saying. First use of other language will result in a warning, second will result in a kick.</i>

    * Thumbsharing is not prohibited, but not actively encouraged either. This is not a thumbshare room, but a room to make friends with similar interests.

    *There is a zero tolerance policy on the discussion of illegal activity such as warez/cracks/etc.

    *Bashing any religion will not be tolerated and will result in an instant kick. Repeat offenses will result in a ban.

    *No excessive role playing and absolutely NO YIFFING OR CYBERING!!! All offenders will be shot on sight!!!

    *This is not a debate room. While we are a pagan chat room, the room is not here for the purpose of debate, but for the purpose of having a place where pagans can gather and chat. It is not against the rules to talk about religion and paganism, but please be respectful and don't push your ideas or debate to excess.

    *No excessive cuss words, please. Express yourself, but keep it to a reasonable and tolerable level.

    *No AOL speak - please type clearly, in full sentences, and no excessive use of capslock.

    *People are not in chat for your entertainment. Please do not complain incessantly about being bored or demand to be entertained.

    *While we understand and appreciate that not everyone understands what it is to be pagan, this word is not an automatic synonym for dark/goth/emo/depressed. We sympathize with you but we cannot legally help you treat your medical or mental issues.  If you truly feel you are being persecuted and/or suffering from ill mental health, please contact a professional therapist.

    *No excessive song lyrics. We all listen to music, but don't dominate the chat with yours. Using programs that announce what you are currently playing, such as amip, is not allowed.

    *Don't mess with the BanSidhe and never mock the Watchtowers! :evileye:


Chat Privclasses: Please don't ask to be promoted!!!

    *BanSidhe - Founders and Admins of dAPagan Yes. We are aware of what a BanSidhe is.

    *Watchtowers - Operators, those in charge of the room when no BanSidhe is present

    *FullMoons - Long-term active Elementals who have earned the trust of the administration

    *Elementals - Those individuals who are a member of dAPagan

    *LuckyCharms - First time visitors and those who have not been promoted

    *Toads - People who have had speaking privileges removed for breaking the rules

    *TheCauldron - People who have broken many rules and are banned


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On Submitting Art and Joining the Group:


:star:* To join::star:

1. Press the button at the top of the Group Main Page called "Join Group"

A window will pop up allowing you to join as a member, and include a message.

Include the following information in your message:

Your Pagan Path:
Druid/Shaman/Wicca/Egyptian/Asatru/Thelema/Orisha/Witch/Hereditary Witch/Hedge Witch/Chaos etc.  Not sure yet? That's okay. You'd be "just Pagan" in that case.
If you're not Pagan at all, you're equally welcome as an "interested in Paganism" friend.


That's all you have to do! As a member, you can also submit art!

We are not currently seeking administration or contributors at this time, but we may in the future. If you are interested in a more active role with this group, I would suggest joining us in chat and getting to know us as administrators a bit better, and what we expect of members.


:star:*To submit art::star:

:bulletblue: Once you are a member, you should see a button at the top of the page that says "Contribute Art" (Non-group members will not see this. You must be a member to submit art.)

Press it, and it will bring up a pop-up that will show your gallery. Highlight which piece you'd like to submit. It's that easy. :)

***Please limit your submission to 1 per week per deviant.

dAPagan Staff kindly ask you to consider the following before submitting your creations:</b>

-they must abide by the rules and policy of deviantART(copyright, appropriate category, behavior&interaction, mature content&nudity etc  See more here: help.deviantart.com/81/)

- dAPagan Staff reserve the right to select the submissions according to the quality, pagan content, and creative effort that they involve. We welcome every type of art, media and all levels of artistic accomplishment- but  we would like to maintain the standards of our submissions. Please, mind your presentation of materials. Take a nice photo of your crafts or paintings so that others may enjoy it better--it shows pride in your work. Poor presentation may result in denial of your submission, so take heed and read the guidelines below. </b>

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:police: IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS YOU MUST MAKE BEFORE SUBMITTING :police:
- dAPagan Asks that you submit only deviations that contain obvious pagan religious content. Simple Fantasy or Dark works with no perceived Pagan Content will not be added to the Club Gallery. We are seeking works that bear RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCE to your Pagan Path.

We realize that the line between fantasy, mythology, and many of the trappings of paganism exist in a world of gray area. Let us provide an example of what we consider as the difference between acceptable submissions and unacceptable submissions. This is in NO WAY a dig at anyone's path, or what is deemed "acceptable paganism". That is not for us to decide; we just have to judge your submissions.

Example:
:bulletblue: A photomanipulation of a Fairy without any obvious religious significance (either in the image itself or in your description) will be dismissed as a work of fantasy. If the Fairy bears an obvious religious significance, the piece will be accepted.
:bulletblue: King Arthur and his Knights or Ladies found within the depths of those awesome tales are considered works of fantasy for a number of reasons. The tales are largely Christian-themed, despite undercurrents of older pagan traditions. If one were to submit a work of the Avalonian variety, you should do your homework and weave in the Pagan context of your submission. Perhaps you would like to create a piece that blatantly illustrates Morgan LeFay in a complicated piece regarding how she evolved from powerful and skilled sorceress to villainess in direct conjunction to religious attitudes of the time period; IE the suppression of the powerful women as illustrated through her....well that includes quite a bit more thought than submitting an image of a sorceress in a pretty dress with the name Morgan LeFay tacked on. Do you see our point?

We may not be able to inform each individual of why their image was denied due to the number of submissions we get. We don't want to hurt anyone's feelings--if your image is denied from the gallery try resubmitting it as a featured FAVORITE, and it will likely be accepted. We are reserving the gallery for religious pieces, and the favorites for more secular ones.

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- dAPagan Admins will review your submission, and if the criteria for submission are met, your deviation will be accepted. :) HOORAY!




That's about all for now, this list will be updated as new rules become necessary.

Administration
:iconhelen-baq::iconcoraybee::iconlindowyn::iconraini-tempest:

Affiliations
:iconfuture-art-magazine::iconkeepers-of-dreams::iconvikingraid::iconduchatnoirpub::iconpaganarts::iconpagantribalart:
:icondruids: :iconmoondaughters::icondapaganstock::icontribeofcelts::iconwe-believe-club:
If you would like to be affiliated with dAPagan please send us a note.



dAPagan encourages free discussion and sharing of ideas, as long as this is performed in a civilized manner, with an open mind and a high degree of tolerance for the various aspects of the faith. Our readers are kindly asked to understand that the info we post comes from sources deemed as trustworthy. We cannot verify, guarantee or attest to the historical accuracy contained in the content. By expressing your opinions on any of the club's pages you accept to abide by our rules.
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deirdrebardowl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It says I'm "not privileged" to join in the chat.

:(
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:icondapagan:
dAPagan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
You have the correct room?
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:iconangelofthelabyrinth:
AngeloftheLabyrinth Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Quick question.... I don't have a subscription so I can't exactly add the icon to my journal. Any way we can compromise since I'm too broke to get a subscription?

-Melissa :jsenn:
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:icondapagan:
dAPagan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Icons are not a subscription only feature. That only applies to stamps.

Simply add : icondapagan : without the spaces and it will work just fine. :)
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:iconangelofthelabyrinth:
AngeloftheLabyrinth Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Ah. Ok..... where do I need to be adding it though? Am I dust adding it manually every time I make an entry? I've only been on DA for roughly half a year so I'm still working out what I can and cannot do. lol
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AmbiantNight Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
hmm I've been a member for a long time... Disappeared for a while because of personal issues and I'm back down to a lucky charm... what's up?
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:icondapagan:
dAPagan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
Not a thing. We made a new chatroom is all and haven't moved all of the info over yet. Next time you stop in, just tab an active ban sidhe and we'll sort it for you. :)
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FionnJordan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Student General Artist
Hey, I was just reading through the chat rules, and they seem just. I was wondering one thing though. The bit about only using English. If, for example, you write a song name/text/quote/etc. that is in another language, but is part of a conversation with someone else, is that allowed, or will you still get a warning?
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Mellez Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
I did all that. But it won't let me in chat.

Merry Litha to all those Southern Hemisphere people!
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shar-vampire Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Eee.. But How can I join?.. I don't understand that.. a bit..
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