1) There may be minimal swearing in roleplays, but remember, there may be younger members on the forum so don't cuss in every sentence/post. 2) Do not god-mod in any roleplay. This means controlling another person's character, or never getting hurt. E.g.: So and so jumped forwards, slamming into so and so and watched the other dog/cat/human fall back into a pit of pythons. Don't do it, its highly annoying and un-fun. 3) Please try not to have a perfect character (AKA Mary/Gary Sue), you've got to have a flaw somewhere. 4) Please try your best to use proper grammar. 'You' instead of 'U', 'two' instead of '2'. 5) The creator of the RP has the right to accept or decline you, kick or ban you from the RP at any given time if they feel you are not following these rules, or the separate rules they themselves may have for the RP. 6) Rules are always subject to change, so keep a close eye out and have fun roleplaying. But remember, if you don't follow the roleplay rules, you will be warned, after that, further consequences are for the staff to decide.
Please follow the rules and guidelines below to keep PetAdoptables.com a safe and awesome place for all of our members! 1. No pornography or adult content. 2. No cussing. 3. Please don't spam your pets in unrelated threads! Post them in the click thread board and put them in your signature. 4. No spamming up the forum or through PM. 5. No trolling or harrasment of other members. Please try to be respectful to everyone here. 6. No art theft -- on the forums or from our own adoptables part! You are NOT permitted to change or alter PetAdoptables' art in ANY way, shape, or form! Thanks for reading! Please remember to check the rules often, as they may be updated at any time.
* All forum rules still apply to these boards. * Bumping is allowed only once per day per topic in all boards in this section, starting the day after the topic was made. * All transactions must be made in Zodiac Crystals, PA pet(s), or other PA currency, no other currency and/or offsite creatures can be bid, offered and/or accepted. * Any chit chat or questions/responses not directly related to sales, auctions, or petsitting will be deleted. 1 - Classifieds All sales, trades or requests of one or more specific pets belong here. All sales must list a specific price and the price must be adhered to. Bartering is allowed for trades not involving Zodiac Crystals, but only if the seller states in the first post of the thread that they are open to bartering. 3 - Auctions This board is for auctions only. Auctions are defined as topics that take offers for one or more specific pet(s) during a specific time frame and may or may not contain a minimum starting bid, minimum bid increments and autobuy options. Special rules are in place to govern the auctions to protect both the buyer and seller. Auctions are binding for both the buyer and seller. The auctioned pet MUST be sold to the highest bidder. Bids can not be withdrawn or edited once placed.
Reserve prices are not allowed no matter what. It would be unfair to the bidder if your "set" price is not reached and you re-auction the pet. If you have a "reserve" price in your auction, your auction will be closed unless you remove it.
All conditions of the auction must be set in the beginning. You may not edit the conditions once bidding has begun. (ie - ending time, autobuy value, accepted trades, minimum bid increase, etc.)
All auctions must list a clear ending time with date, clock time and time zone information OR by listing a time span (in hours or days). You can edit the ending time only after it has passed and only if you have received no bids. (Tip: Be sure to set a starting bid if you don't plan to give someone an awesome deal.)
All offers must be made in public by posting in the auction topic. The cat for auction can NOT be listed on the market, nor can it be sold/traded outside the auction thread. Please wait to start the trade until the auctioneer (or a mod) has declared the winner.
You can only bid what is in your possession at the time of the bid. You can not bid a pet that you might breed, nor may you bid Zodiac Crystals that are not currently in your possession.
Auction Terminology: Auctions may or may not contain the following conditions.
Starting Bid - The lowest acceptable bid to begin the auction.
Minimum Increase - The smallest amount the bid can be increased.
Auto Buy - The winning value set that will end the auction before the posted end time.
4 - Shops and Services This board is for offering and/or requesting petsitting or other services in your own shop. Petsitting is defined as "sitting" the pet codes for another user in order to generate clicks (level up) at a faster rate. Some sitters generate clicks by posting the customer's codes to click threads or click generating sites (like Hydra or Yarold's). Prices must be listed clearly, and these prices must be adhered to. Sitters are obligated to generate the clicks paid for by the customer, and will be expected to refund in full if they can't fulfill their sitting agreement within a reasonable time frame. Petsitting Shop: Visit the links given by paying customers once a day.
Click Shop: Putting the links given by paying customers in link exchanges.
Make sure to let the customers know which type of shop you are running by putting a disclaimer in your shop somewhere for them to see. If you own a petsitting shop, please do not name it a click shop. These shops are very different.
1. No plagiarism whatsoever! 2. Don't use Wikipedia for information on the animal. Wikipedia is not a reliable source of information. Use only reliable sources of information when looking for facts about the assigned animal. 3. Please be active and ready to help write descriptions for our animals at any time! We of course understand when you get busy, but please try to be active. In order to release new pets, we need new descriptions! The process of releasing pets will be slowed down if our writers are not active. 4. Use spellcheck and check your grammar before submitting your descriptions. 5. Descriptions are expected to be fair in length.
Rules for the Contest forum! This board is only for contests, giveaways, and raffles. Your contest, giveaway, or raffle must have an ending date.
You may advertise your board in your status and signature, but do not post about it throughout the forums.
Please make your contest, raffle, or giveaway reasonable and fair, meaning a majority of users can participate.
Weekly Competitions will be pinned, but once they are over they will be unpinned and locked.
All other boards will be locked once they are over and all prizes are handed out.
Your contest, giveaway, or raffle must have at least one prize and it must be handed out once it is over.
We, the mods, have the right to close your contest, giveaway, or raffle if we see fit. Do not argue with us if we do. You may message us about it though, if you'd like to know why.
Contests If you are making a contest, be sure to make it fair to the members so that most members can participate. If you do not hand out the prizes at the end of your contest, you will be banned from holding any more. If no one participated, you are excused. Raffles You may ask members for ZC only if you are giving out "tickets" and if you are taking donations. Otherwise, members are not permitted to give anything. You must state whether the raffles are free or cost a small fee. If you do charge a fee, make the price reasonable. Make sure to have a good amount of pets that are not all cheap just to make a profit, that will get you banned from creating raffles. Giveaways You may not collect ZC or pets from members if you are holding a giveaway, that would make the giveaway completely pointless. We, the mods, may add rules at any time. Thanks to Lucky333123 for creating just about all of the rules for the Contests forum.
1 point@Cobwebz I'm sure all of the mods have been busy with Christmas lately, but I'm here to reply now. what is there to do on site here daily?: There are a lot of different things to do on the site daily - you can enter the Avatar and Pet Pageant, you can get an egg from the egg drop every hour, you can shop at the Avatar or Pet Mall, you can create or read comics, breed, dress your avatar/pet, check the bazaar, create pets or clothing for the site. On the weekends the abandoned room also opens up randomly, so you can get free pets there, and sometimes there are exclusive deals or giveaways on the News page. how long for eggs to hatch and grow to breed? It depends on which pets, but usually they hatch at 50 clicks. If you don't want to wait that long, you can either place your pet in the Pet Spotlight for clicks or ask for a Gift-A-Hatch exchange. That, or you can post your egg in the 'GAH The Person Above You' thread. (in the link below) You can hatch 3 pets a day, but only from separate people. Only certain pets can be bred, and they usually have to be in their teen or adult stage in order to be able to breed. How to make zc fast? There are a few easy ways to get zc, such as clicking pets (1 zc per click) voting in the pageants (200 zc every day if you vote in both pageants) putting pets in the bazaar or the auction house for zc (at a fair price). You can also sell clothing, CYO's, and etc. for zc if you would like to. You can also mine, which gives usually around 1-10 zc per mining expedition. some avatar clothes don’t fit base. Why? There are a few different bases you can purchase. For instance, there are Quads, which are animal bases, and a few other bases made by the members of PA. (search 'base' in the Avatar Mall and you can find them!) A lot of clothing items in the Avatar Shop is not made officially by PA, so if a couple of them don't fit any of the bases that is just the mistake of the person who made the clothing item, although most of the clothing items out there do fit a base. I hope this helped you! Sorry for the late response, if you have any other questions please let me know. Link to the GAH the person above you thread:
1 pointI have accumulated quite a few pets (and i keep getting more, so you'll have a good choice, lol) that i would like to see go to people who'd really enjoy them...so if you joined recently (within the last month), and has less than, say, fifty pets, you are invited to check my pets and let me know (there or here) up to three that you'd like, which i will gift you in a trade. as thanks to OldFoo and other kind friends, we now have a large selection, it's okay to ask for more than one pet, but only one "exotic" (retired, very rare, etc) please and i will prioritize people who only want a single pet if more than one person asks for the same one - though i'll try to send something similar if your request is not available. WE NOW HAVE A SPECIAL PROFILE JUST FOR GIFT PETS FOR THIS THREAD - THANKS, BOB! CLICK HERE TO CHOOSE A PET! HUGE THANKS TO OldFoo (a saint), BudgieBirdie, Wolfdragon, Blaze, AND Kuitsuni - WHO HAVE DONATED SO MANY WONDERFUL PETS TO THIS PROGRAM...OLDFOO HAS EVEN MADE A SPECIAL CUSTOM FOR THE GIFTINGTHREAD PROGRAM! SEND THEM SOME LOVE! i DO ask that you request something you don't already have, unless you need a mate of the opposite gender...and that you do not sell the pet. (gifting it to someone is fine) - thanks! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SOME ODDS AND ENDS OF INFORMATION THAT YOU MAY FIND HELPFUL... ...for a quick walkthrough of what goes on at Pet Adoptables and assorted how-to's, click THIS link. To activate Comments(open messaging) on your pet profile page, go to Account on the drop-down menu under My Pets, click Change Settings and Profile Info, and turn Profile Comments ON. THE A B C's OF USING THE TRADING SYSTEM... SENDING A TRADE : 1. go to the member's pet profile with whom you want to trade, and click Trade with this Member (or open your Trades and type in their name - if so skip step 2.) 2. on the page that comes up, click Start Trade. 3. you have the options to Cancel Trade, Add Pets, Add ZC, ZP, etc, and Accept Trade - click on the one you want. 4. if you chose Add Pets, you will see a list of your tradable pets with a little circle to the left of each to mark your selection. click on the circle so that a black dot appears, then click Add Pet. * - the pet(s) you wish to trade must be marked "Show For Trades" in its working profile (the page you get by clicking My Pets at the top of the My Pets menu - NOT your profile page), or it will not appear on your list. click the green globe on its pet image - it will now show a red dot saying "Hide From Trades". (yes, i know it sounds backwards, but that's how it works, lol) 5. if you chose Add ZC (etc), simply type in the amount, and click Add ZC (or whatever). 6. when you have all pets and/or ZC you are offering entered in the trade, click Return, and/or just go do something else. NOTE : for some reason after pets are added you do not get a Return button - just reopen your Trading Center and continue on. 7. to send a gift, simply follow instructions above, and accept the trade once you have everything you want entered. RESPONDING TO A TRADE : 1. click on the Trade option in your My Pets menu, to go to your Trading Center. 2. you will see a list of your open trades and their status. a green circle indicates a trade that the other member has already approved - a red octagon, one that is waiting for approval. (NOTE : if you add anything to the trade, it goes back to "unapproved" by the other member and must be reapproved after you approve and send it.) 3. select the trade you wish to respond to by clicking on the little silver gear. this will open the trade for editing. 4. add pet(s) and/or ZC as directed above to complete your half of the trade. 5. when everything has been added, click Return and the gear again and click Accept Trade. ACCEPTING/COMPLETING A TRADE : 1. go to your Trading Center as directed above, and open the selected trade by clicking on the gear. trades that are ready to be accepted will have a green circle and a red octagon next to them. 2. if everything is as it should be (what you offered and what your trading partner has offered in return), click Accept Trade. 3. the trade is now complete, and you (should) have what they sent you, and they (should) have what you sent them. 4. to accept a gift trade, just open the trade and click "accept". NOTE : IT IS IMPORTANT TO WORK OUT THE DETAILS OF YOUR TRADE WITH THE OTHER PERSON BEFORE YOU START TO AVOID CONFUSION AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS. A USEFUL TIP - many browsers have extensions/addons that let you open and close multiple tabs with your mouse, which makes getting your daily clicks/zc's much easier. i know for a fact (i use it) that it is "SnapLinks" on Firefox (there are others, but that works the best here), and i know that Chrome has one. if you check your browser's start page, it should have instructions for looking for and using extensions. WELCOME ABOARD - IT'S A WONDERFUL SITE !