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Sakura Jam 2017
by SonyaAfter our very successful October Jam, CloudNovel presents to you...
The Sakura Jam
hosted by Sonya.
Mid April 2017.
Theme of Jam:
Spring, Romance, Pink!
How do I join?
Send Sonya a PM and she will add you to the list of participants! (you may start planning your visual novel now)
Top 3 winners will receive special ranks, and the first place winner will be able to choose the rank of his/her choice (Princess, Wolf, Fairy, etc)
Winners will also receive points to create their own character art with CloudNovel character creators (coming soon)
More info will come soon! Thanks for reading
Upload of Content at the Resources
by ThayBrownieLovely Users,Read more
[quote:27d4a3gi]“CloudNovel” does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on the Service, and “CloudNovel” will remove all Content if properly notified that such Content infringes on another's intellectual property rights. “CloudNovel” reserves the right to remove Content without prior notice.
It's forbidden to post contents you don't have permission. You can upload any type of asset as long you have permission for such.
If you can't contact someone asking if you can use their artwork as a free resource don't use or upload it.
What you can upload at the Resources:
* Your Artwork
* Other's Artwork (as long you have permission from them)
* Digital Art / Traditional Art / Pixel Art
* Sprite Sheets (that you own or have permission to use)
* Fanarts (that you own or have permission to use) as long you give the credits to the owner of the design/character
What you can't upload at the Resources:
* Other's Artwork without their permission
* Bad quality images ¹
* Modify other's artwork without their permission (copy partially of artwork, recolour, trace the artwork to make lineart... etc) and use as your own artwork
Don't forget to always give credit for others artwork when you use them at your projects. To credit the artist is to show you appreciate their work and respect them.
All rules apply for music files resources as well.
Thanks for read the announcement. If you have any double or question about use or upload contents at the Resources you can post a reply here or PM me.
¹ often blurred, pixelated (this don't apply for pixel art style), obviously cropped from another image, resized images (from small ones to big ones)
Community Rules and Public Civility
by SonyaHello CloudNovel users,Read more
Over the past month, things have happened on the community forums that have been brought to my attention that some things need to be addressed.
1. You must be 13 years and older to be on CloudNovel
Several users have posted in the forums that they were 11 or 12, and I have had to deactivate their accounts since in our website terms and conditions, we only allow people older than 13 or 13 years of age to be on the site. Obviously, if you post on the site forums in the public comments/post that you are under 13, the moderators and I will see them and we will either ban you or deactivate your account until you reach the age of 13. I don't understand why you would admit you are under 13, I know many people lie about their age and unfortunately there is no way for moderators or admins to tell what your real age is. We trust that you will tell us your real age when you sign up on CloudNovel. Then again, we have had several instances where kids under 13 have admitted on CloudNovel they are 11 or 12, etc.
If you're smart, don't tell us you're 13 or under. We will ban or deactivate your account.
2. Don't report visual novels that don't contain certain content you want to see
We had several instances where users have reported the (18+) FNIA visual novel by TurnerJFrost(profile: TurnerJFrost) and the reason people have reported them was "This visual novel has no 18+ images/pornography, something is wrong with the visual novel" .
That's not something you should report to site administrators. Not because we don't allow hentai/eroge/yaoi, in our terms and conditions, hentai/eroge/yaoi IS allowed and you are welcome to make hentai VNs or yaoi VNs. However, just because a visual novel doesn't have the content you want to see, this isn't something that should be reported. You should talk to the visual novel author and/or leave comments in the visual novel about wanting the content you want to see.
Things that should be reported is if a comment/visual novel contains offensive content such as homophobia, racism, sexism, or anything that is humanely offensive and uncivil. Such as "I will kill you" threats, serious threats like that should NOT be said to other users, it is extremely offensive and we will take actions to send you a warning, or we will ban your account.
3. Do not threaten other users
Do not threaten, blackmail, send extremely offensive comments, to other users. We are pretty lenient on what can be posted, such as swearing and " " icons (F***, S**T, etc) is allowed, but if you threaten to kill another user on CloudNovel, that is unacceptable.
Don't be afraid to send any of the mods or admin a PM if you feel unsafe by another user.
That's all I wanted to announce, thank you all for reading this announcement.