Rules of Skyhaven Adoptions

  1. You MUST understand that these rules apply to everyone - even you!  I don't care how you rationalize it or what your excuse is.   I don't care what your rules about your own art are.  This isn't your website, and these aren't your creations.  If you don't like Skyhaven's rules, please find another cyberpet site to deal with.  You do NOT have the right to ignore these rules for ANY reason!
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  2. Your site must not contain pornography, hate material, stolen graphics, "warez," or be associated with illegal activities of any sort.  You don't have to have G-rated fluff, but try to keep it down to a PG-13 or lower (minimal foul language, no graphic innuendo or gore... you get the idea.)
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  3. Your site must be accessible without registering with some third party.  In other words, don't use them on your Neopets site, Wizard Mansion, Virtual Horse Ranch, or other "exclusive" places.  Fan sites based on such places are okay.  If I have to register with anybody (free or not) to see the page you're going to post your Skyhaven adoptee on, that is not okay. (Art theft is a big problem on many of those sites, and I can't check out reports of art theft if I have to sign up with someone to see it.)
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  4. Remote linking (or hotlinking) images from Skyhaven no longer works, so don't even try it!  Remote linking means telling your website to access my website for a given picture, instead of telling it to access a file on your own site.  Save a copy of the image you want  to your computer (right-click, then Save Picture or Save As...), then upload that copy to your own website.   Need a free image host?  Try Photobucket ( http://www.photobucket.com/ ) or ImageShack ( http://www.imageshack.us/ .)  Don't know how to upload graphics or link them properly?  Ask your site host, or go to HTML Goodies ( http://www.htmlgoodies.com ) and start learning.
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  5. The adoptable creatures are offered as-is.  Don't resize or recolor them.  Don't use the images as the basis of your own creatures (as in, copying an image and re-editing portions, then presenting it as your own work.) This is a form of art theft, and it's a very bad habit to get into if you ever want to be taken seriously as an artist.  Real artists take issues of copyright and image ownership very seriously - one quick and easy way to kill your reputation is to be caught stealing art.  As for customized creatures, I'd love to but I simply don't have time.
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  6. Skyhaven Adoptions is the only authorized provider of the creatures within.  This means you are NOT to redistribute or re-adopt them, use them as clip-art, make picture tubes with them, make fonts with them, make web-sets with them, sell them, make things using these images for sale, use them on Virtual Horse Ranch, use them on Gaia... you get the idea.  If you see these images being used for any unauthorized purpose, please contact me!
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  7. Are you paying attention?  These rules apply to everyone!  Yes, even you!  I don't care if you think that theft is a compliment, that you only steal artwork that you like.  If you want to use art you didn't create, find a nice clip-art site, or a site whose rules specifically allow you to use their art.  There are plenty of them out there - I have links to several in the Links section.  The rules of Skyhaven Adoptions, however, do not allow this.  So, to repeat: Do not re-adopt, redistribute, edit, or recolor these images!
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  8. Give credit where credit is due - provide a link to http://www.brightdreamer.com/skyhaven/skyhome.htm on the same page as your adopted creature (or, at the very least, give credit to Skyhaven Adoptions, then provide the link on your Links/Credits page.) This goes to all of you using Skyhaven images as MySpace avatars and such, too (yes, I know what you're doing!) Link the picture, use one of the available Linking Graphics buttons or banners, or use a text link.  You might want to remind your site visitors that they must come to Skyhaven to adopt their own critter, and are not to simply take them from your site.  Do NOT link directly to the Main Adoption Lair or The Skyhaven Hunt!
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  9. Please, when signing the Adoption Registry, leave a valid, working web address, or none at all!  If you don't have your website up yet, I suggest coming back later.  All too often, people adopt a bunch of critters with the intention of launching a site right away, and then it's three months later and they're wondering where they got what creature from - or why they bothered adopting dragons at all, because their planned fantasy site has transformed into a Survivor fan page.  Nobody wants that.
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  10. To prove that you're not just skimming these rules, you must click on the word "redistribute" in Rule 6 in order to enter the adoption lairs.  The link below is a dummy.  Devious, I know, but it helps ensure that these rules get read.
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  11. Remember, take only the adoptable creatures, awards, and/or the linking buttons and images.  Do not take the background images or other pictures.  Respect the labels on images - I do tell you what ones aren't for adoption.  If you must have one of my backgrounds or some such thing, e-mail me and ask for permission.
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  12. IMPORTANT - Skyhaven is a Click-And-Take Adoption site!  To adopt, go to the Adoption Lairs and find the creature/s you wish to adopt.  Right-click on their image, and a little menu should pop up.  Chose "Save Picture As...", and save a copy of the image to your own computer.  Then, in your website, upload your saved copy.  Remember to provide a link back, and give credit to Skyhaven Adoptions for the image.  That's all there is to it!  No need to e-mail me or wait for approval or anything!  If you've seen a Skyhaven critter on another site and can't find it here, remember that I rotate colors and upgrade templates once in a while, so it may be retired.  If you have problems with Internet Explorer saving everything as bitmaps (*.bmp) files, check this link: IE Saving Images As Bitmaps

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All backgrounds and images, unless specifically noted otherwise, are TBW
ONLY adoptable creatures and designated awards or certificate images may be taken
If you feel you absolutely must have a background or special image, please ask  first!
E-mail: tbweber (at) comcast.net or tbweber (at) brightdreamer.com - change (at) to @, put "Skyhaven" in the Subject line
NOTICE:  Skyhaven Adoptions is in no way affiliated with, endorsed by, or otherwise connected to Skyhaven Games.