No! You are not allowed to modify our pet or item pictures in any way. This includes posting your own recolored versions of pets.
No, each player is only allowed to have one account. You are not allowed to have more than one account for any reason.
Players which create or control multiple accounts in order to get around our adoption limits and pound time limits will be banned and have their pets taken away. If you're trading with other people, they have to be real players and not just accounts which exist to give you pets. If in doubt, don't.
If you want to rename your account, DON'T create a new account and trade the pets over to it. That breaks the multi-account rule. See our help entry on renaming your account instead.
Yes, the email address on your account must be a working email address that you can check. This is so that we can determine the real owner of the account if there is ever an ownership dispute, or contact you about other important issues. If we have to contact you and find that your email address does not work, we will disable your account.
We take account security very seriously here at Chicken Smoothie. If we find that you have been trying to break into peoples' accounts, or use their accounts without their permission in any way, you will almost certainly be banned. Just don't do it. We log all failed login attempts so that we can check for people who are trying to compromise accounts.
The best way to keep your account secure is to use a secure password.
It is (now) against the rules to trade pets for real money. This is mostly because we have no way to protect you if a transaction for real money goes bad. It has always been our belief that you should not be able to buy things that we also offer for free on CS, which is why the regular pets have never been and will never be in our CS Store.
Transactions which are already partially completed can still continue (e.g. people paying drip by drip) but new transactions cannot be arranged. Anyone found to be buying or selling pets after this rule has been posted (apart from the previously mentioned partially-completed transactions) will be punished.
Because it's so easy to stop people from sending you trades (just add them to your Foes List from the "trade settings" section of your trading center), writing a "blacklist" of people who aren't allowed to send you trades in your trading rules isn't allowed.
Chicken Smoothie is largely a community of artists, so we take protection of artists' copyright very seriously. Our rules apply to all images posted to Chicken Smoothie, including the Oekaki board, in forum signatures, in our creativity board, and elsewhere, so please take the time to read them carefully.
Every artwork that you or someone else produces is automatically protected by copyright. The copyright owner has certain exclusive rights over their creations, including the right to make copies of, distribute (post), and make derivative works of their artworks. Nobody else has the right to do these things, unless the copyright owner gives them permission.
Our image posting rules at Chicken Smoothie are designed to ensure that our moderators can check that you are correctly following copyright law.
If you use a free lineart you must link it back to the original artist's work, where it is stated that it is free to use.
You may not state it at the bottom of your page where no one can see it. Linking to the Original Artist's profile/photobucket/gallery is not sufficient, it must go to the exact page/image the lineart is on.
You must also follow the artist's rules for the lineart, this may include leaving their signature/mark on the image.
If you have a separate permission to use an image, you must provide a screenshot of the message.
If you are unsure how to link back, check out this guide on How to link back.
At no time should you use a lineart that is 'For _____ site only', in example, if the lineart says 'Deviantart only', you must not use it and post it here.
Tracing over other peoples finished work or lineart to create new lineart/art is not acceptable.
Copying someone elses art in any shape or form is not acceptable. We will be able to tell if you copied someone else's work to claim as your own.
Modifying other peoples' work is not acceptable.
Trading or offering art to other Chicken Smoothie members that has been plagiarized in some way is not acceptable.
Using or claiming ownership of other peoples' 'fursonas' or other animal artwork to be used as 'fursonas' on Chicken Smoothie is not acceptable, nor is it fair to the original artist. This image does not represent you and is therefore not allowed to be used. This also applies to entering competitions run by users, and using a stolen image/fursonas as your entry.
Creating a drawing with the relatively same pose or same colors as another drawing, whether you have seen it or not, is NOT theft. (This does not apply to traced/replicated drawings.)
One person cannot copyright a certain colour, species, name, pose, or marking, unless the marking is highly unusual and original. This does however not entitle you to directly copy any artwork that someone has made regardless of this fact.
Posting a gallery of artwork that you created or was created specifically for you here or 'off-site' is completely acceptable, within the appropriate area, as long as the work is 100% yours.
Creating a gallery of other peoples' work, either here or off-site, without their express permission or knowledge is not acceptable.
If you wish to trade art for CS adoptables, please use the section provided.
If the lineart you use states it is not to be used for any kind of gain/profit nor for commercial use, you may not use it to ask for trades just for colouring it in.
Again, if the lineart you intend to use specifies it is not to be used anywhere else and is 'For _____ site only', in example, 'Deviantart only', you do not use it and post it here.
Modifying/copying/altering/recoloring/re-distributing/etc of ANY Chicken Smoothie official artwork/adoptables/items for use ANYWHERE is a serious offence. Chicken Smoothie does not take art thieves lightly, and you will be punished.
As long as you maintain some common sense and etiquette concerning artworks, you will have no problems here. Failure to follow any of the rules will result in a possible warning for art theft and removal of any links/threads. Serious and repeat offenders will be reviewed and banned where deemed necessary.
The staff at ChickenSmoothie thank you for taking your time to read and adhere to the rules.
You may be banned or have other penalties applied if the staff believe that your behaviour has hurt or will hurt the website or its members.