New Policy for Photos, Videos, and YT Channels

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by LifeLearner, Apr 21, 2020.

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  1. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP Helper

    For now it's all art as noted in the original post of this thread. The moderator team is still discussing the possibility of modifying this new policy, and there is no need to remove/delete any of your previously allowed content. Just don't post any new content that doesn't follow the new policy until you hear otherwise from us. Thank you.
     
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  2. NotInReality

    NotInReality is glitching

    Photos of burgers are ok, but only if they're big.
     
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  3. ItalianRepublic

    ItalianRepublic Garden of Eden

    Pictures of business geese should be OK, right?:p
     
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  4. LunaLovegood

    LunaLovegood Magizoologist Helper

    Thanks c0w, just wondering :)
     
  5. TheAfkOne

    TheAfkOne something amusing VIP

    I respect your guys' opinion a lot. I understand and totally agree with the pictures part that there isn't a mechanism for parent approval and the fact that not everyone in the photo consented. I especially agree with the YouTube channel segment. People could change it at any second without moderation because it is out of your hands. I had one, still have it, but I don't post anymore because I lost interest. I understand your viewpoint coming from the art that this is a massive gray area, but I don't think that anyone would make inappropriate for the forums, or the fact that their friends in game don't give their art pictures a thumbs up. Then again I emphasized think, not 100% which is why I see your side of the story. Cars, I understand. License plate, specific details of cars.

    Overall, I respect your opinion. I get the art, the gray areas. Thank you for reading this. (I meant this post as just my personal opinion) and not the facts or the specifics in threads that the staff team went through.

    Thanks for making the Sandlot a safer place.
     
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  6. ZackHacks

    ZackHacks Expert

    I don't have a channel so it is fine
     
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  7. briberry

    briberry Master VIP

    Hey everyone!

    I would like to thank all of the moderators who have worked together to create this new rule to make The Sandlot a safer and better place for young and old kids to play on and enjoy their time! (And adults)

    I understand that some of you think the art rule is unfair, and that’s completely okay to have your own opinion! But I can elaborate a little more on why art is not allowed. :)

    Say that you draw a pony. You worked SO hard on this pony for 2 hours!
    You decide to upload this to the forums! Quick, got to get a picture without checking the background...
    But wait!
    As soon as you post it, you realize there’s a mirror in the background with 555 Sandlot Street on it! That’s your address! And then you are horrified when you see you accidentally signed your FIRST AND LAST name on the pony drawing! This isn’t safe! :O

    Basically, my point is that the moderator team want to prevent this from happening so they created this rule so this wouldn’t be an issue to worry about! ;)
    I hope this helped anyone who was still upset/confused about the no art allowed rule. :)
    -Paw
     
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  8. Funkys

    Funkys The mystery continues VIP

    There's a pretty low chance that in a picture of a drawing on a table there's a mirror that is reflecting your address and alot of people on the server do digital art
     
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  9. GemOLantern

    GemOLantern Codin' Gopher VIP Helper

    There is just a chance of anything- even if it’s not that exact situation it could definitely be something else. (I do get what you mean though :))
     
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  10. _Copper_Stealer_

    _Copper_Stealer_ Artistic Tendencies VIP

    right, and for the digital art thing, i do it on my ipad, and it shows the date/time, but i post it way later after so it dose not matter, but sometimes i think it shows the place sometimes 2
     
  11. lvvrboy

    lvvrboy :P VIP

    I 100% respect everyone's opinions, and however the mods decide to handle this, we should all respect their descisions. A lot of people are making really good points! Here's some more of my view on it :

    Faces/Pets :

    Like Sonic said, make sure that you are the only one in the photo. Other players can post pictures on their own terms. :) I think this can be a tiny bit of a gray area, though. Some players are siblings, and like to post pictures together. I'm not sure exactly where I stand on this one, but it makes sense to me that there can be a lot of safety hazards. If we allow players to show their faces and pets again, here's some rules I think we should enforce :

    Quadruple check all your photos! Is that a credit card number in the mirror? An address reflecting off of a car? Someone else in the background? A street sign?
    Make sure that there is no personal information in your photos! This goes for art and pets, as well. :)

    Be safe! Are you posting art? Make sure that your signature is blocked out! I think signing your in-game-name should be fine, but stray away from anything that can lead anyone to finding out who you really are. :) For safety, also make sure that there are no last names! Some players have chosen to share their first names, which is totally okay, according to the rules! But last names are a big no! Knowing someone's first and last name gives you a lot more information than you might think! As for digital art, make sure the location is not shown. An easy way to prevent that kind of thing from happening is to snip the image. That's how I always posted art before. If you have any questions about how to snip an image and upload it, feel free to message me! :)
     
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  12. _Copper_Stealer_

    _Copper_Stealer_ Artistic Tendencies VIP

    i agree with all of that, like, i do digital art mostly, and for normal art. like once i posted a pick that on the paper had my name. but i made sure that it was not in the pic at all i cut that part of the paper out of it, so i cut out like, half of the page (my parents would be pretty mad me if the found out i told every one on hear my name, and i would prob delete that post right away if it did have my name)[​IMG]
     
  13. briberry

    briberry Master VIP

    Like @GemTheGerbil said, there is still a chance for it. And there is definitely a chance you accidentally could sign your full initials out. On most of my artwork, I sign my full name in cursive (unless if I posted it).
     
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  14. _Copper_Stealer_

    _Copper_Stealer_ Artistic Tendencies VIP

    r we aloud to make skins for others?
     
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  15. LifeLearner

    LifeLearner The One Who Knows Moderator VIP Elder

    Yes, you may make skins.

    You may not give the link. You should be able to post the skin on a Sandlot forum thread and the player can pick up the skin from that thread.

    Rule 1: Be Safe
    Do not share names of or links to any social media platforms or websites.

    We have this rule so that our players don't send young children looking on the internet for sites without the parents' permission.
     
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  16. _Copper_Stealer_

    _Copper_Stealer_ Artistic Tendencies VIP

    ok, but what should i do if i make someone a skin they want to use? (i dont really understand how someone can pick up the skin form the thread)
     
  17. _Onion

    _Onion Farm Fresh Onions! VIP Helper

    You can save the skin to your computer and upload the skin file as an image to the post. Then, that player can upload the skin file directly into the mojang skin creator.
     
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  18. lvvrboy

    lvvrboy :P VIP

    I know that on one site there's a section where you can download the .png file of the skin. If you import the full image, other players can download it from sandlot and upload it to minecraft.net
    What I usually do is, if it's digital, sign "stormy," because that's only tied to my Sandlot persona. If not, I just don't sign it at all. I try to only post current art, so I take the picture for Sandlot before I sign it. ;)
     
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  19. _Hatter

    _Hatter Mad_ VIP

    I have really enjoyed reading through everyone’s opinions, it’s really great to see such a well voiced group of people and still being nice and friendly. Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen nearly as much as it should.

    I think part of the problem is how much these areas conflict. Self portraits, drawings of my dog, a skin made custom for me of me. The list goes on. And guys, think about how difficult that would be to detect. If I wear a skin of me, I know that it doesn’t give anyone a direct passageway into what I look like. But if that is allowed, then that creates a whole new mass of gray area. If one hole is punctured in a tyre, the whole thing deflates. So remember guys, although a lot of us (including me) don’t agree with some parts of the rules, if you pick and choose what is and isn’t acceptable carelessly, the line becomes blurry and people begin to cross it whether it be unknowingly or on purpose.

    So basically, remember the Sandlot team’s main job is to keep us safe. And if the safer option is to just ban everything collectively just to be sure, we have to understand that that’s what has to be done.

    Thank you guys for reading!
    ~Hatter
     
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  20. _Copper_Stealer_

    _Copper_Stealer_ Artistic Tendencies VIP

    can i like, post a screen shot of the skins i make to make sure they like it? (i will edit out everything but the skin)
     
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