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Serenla Tamowith

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Citizens - You may change your avatar at any time until you enter the Tower. Please post here if you do so.

Tower Members - If you are changing your avatar due to the artist not allowing use or revoking use, please post here. :)

If you would like to change your avatar for any other reason, please email membership@tarvalon.net with both avatars and your reason for requesting the change.
 

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qui tacet consentire videtur - A Latin phrase for, he who is silent is taken to agree. Thus, silence gives consent. Sometimes accompanied by the proviso "ubi loqui debuit ac potuit", that is, "when he ought to have spoken and was able to".

If you emailed him/her and they didn't email you back it was obviously of no conserquence to them if you were intending to use their art, else they would've made their objection known.
 

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*nods* It's free game if they don't reply.
 

Serenla Tamowith

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I will make the note that it is *your* responsibility to get permission. If you are that unsure or feel nervous about it, get one that you know is authorized.

Don't forget to email membership@tarvalon.net first! Also don't forget that once you enter the Tower, avatar changes require approval from my office!
 
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Uidin Durandir

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I have already changed my avatar, not because of artist revoking, but because I don't suit my old one anymore. I do hope this is alright. I kinda did it without permission though... But I have never had the old avatar on these boards :cheeseeni:
My old one was this:
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While my new one can be seen as my avatar now. There will be no troubles with the artist of that one, since she usually sits right next to me on her computer :P
 
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Changing mine due to artist permission issues as well. Old one...don't have uploaded anymore. New one, to the right of your screen, and I will upload somewhere and edit this post when I get home from work today

Edit:

Changing from something like this, only she had a necklace. I think. I didn't look at it much. There's a bunch of versions on my computer, but none are the right one
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To this
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Euriel Than said:
qui tacet consentire videtur - A Latin phrase for, he who is silent is taken to agree. Thus, silence gives consent. Sometimes accompanied by the proviso "ubi loqui debuit ac potuit", that is, "when he ought to have spoken and was able to".

If you emailed him/her and they didn't email you back it was obviously of no conserquence to them if you were intending to use their art, else they would've made their objection known.


It's quite the opposite actually. When it comes to copyrights you *always* need an explicit permission from the artist.
 

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Are we allowed to just change avatar at will now? :scratch
 

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Kiana a'Jadein said:
Are we allowed to just change avatar at will now? :scratch

No. It's still as before. Quoting Serenla Sedai's first post:
If you are changing your avatar due to the artist not allowing use or revoking use, please post here.

And here:
Don't forget to email membership@tarvalon.net first! Also don't forget that once you enter the Tower, avatar changes require approval from my office!
 

Serenla Tamowith

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Uidin, sorry, put your old face back on. :P The only changes that are automatically approved are due to revoked/unable to get a reply permission for use.

Send me an email at membership@tarvalon.net with both and I'll put you on my "wish list" for avatar changes.
 
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I'm relatively new so I didn't get a chance to pick an avatar before the site changed. How/where can I look to get one?

I tried looking in the membership manual and bylaws, but the pages aren't working for me. I don't know if it's the same for anyone else, but I'm stil searching the Bugs and Glitches thread to see if anyone else has encountered a similar problem. :) Or maybe it's just not up yet.
 

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About Avatars

•Avatars, or the images we use on our message boards and the Who's Who, must not be currently in use by an active Tower member.

•Avatars must be chosen carefully as changes will not be allowed after the initial selection. An avatar change is only allowed when the artist of the original artwork denies the usage of the avatar; in which case contact Serenla Sedai, the Director of Membership at membership@tarvalon.net and petition an avatar change. Also, check out this link for a list of artists who allow their works to be used. Citizens can change their avatars without petitioning but they need to inform the site about the avatar change by posting about it in the General forum and include both avatars, old and new.
• Only GIF and JPG formats are allowed.
• Avatars must be exactly 110x170 pixels. No exceptions
• Animated avatars are not allowed.
• Members must have the artist's permission to use an avatar if the image is not in public domain. It is solely the user's responsibility, and TarValon.Net does not take responsibility for any avatars used by its members. If it is brought to the attention of the administration that a user is using an image illegally, the user will be asked to comply with the wishes of the artist.
• Also, there are other guidelines concerning avatars:
o All avatars should be human.
o The avatar shouldn't have broad frames.
o No obscenity is tolerated.
o No real life pictures unless it is your own.


So basically you can choose whatever you want to, but it's your own responsibility.
I'd recommend looking at art sites like
Conceptart
DeviantArt
Elfwood
Epilogue
FantasyGallery
GFXartist
ImagineFX
ImageNetion
Warriors and Wizards
 
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Uidin Durandir

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Serenla Tamowith said:
Uidin, sorry, put your old face back on. :P The only changes that are automatically approved are due to revoked/unable to get a reply permission for use.

Send me an email at membership@tarvalon.net with both and I'll put you on my "wish list" for avatar changes.

I have now switched back, and sent a mail requesting a change. I do hope I am allowed to do that, seeing how my old avatar really isn't me anymore.
 

Catt Heckathorne

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Mine got lost in the move.....still have it, though......but I have not been able to contact the artist, who apparently does not like her artwork being used without her permission. So, an artist friend of mine is supposed to be making me a new one........which explains why I haven't uploaded my old one yet. I'm waiting for the new one to get done before I set up a face for me.

:cheeseeni:
 

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It looks like a Luis Royo, Aura, but that's about as far as I can go.
 
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