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What are adoptables?

The 'adoptables' you are seeing in this group are mostly animal, hybrid and human designs artists use as personas or characters. They have no physical presence. They are mainly artistic designs of all sorts sold for points (a strictly dA resource), trade or real cash.
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How do I sell them? What are the rules for adoptables?
The designs sold are like selling pieces of artwork - they have to be one of a kind and not a copy of someone else's design. If you sell a design that is (or is almost like) somebody else's design, you can get banned from dA for art theft.
To sell an adoptable, it has to be a design you made that you are willing to sell to someone else for the trade of your choice. You can trade it for one of their adoptables, sell it to them for points/money or even give it away for free. You may do this as long as you made the design, and are willing to not use it as your own once it is sold.
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What are eggs/hatchables? super-adoptables.deviantart.co…
Eggs, or hatchables, are previews of designs. They can come in any kind of form, and once you claim it the creator of the egg will either give you the rights to the design (meaning you have to finish the design yourself) or creates the rest of the design for you.
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What are auctions? super-adoptables.deviantart.co…
Auctions for designs are just like auctions anywhere else. You either bid points or money for the design. When you put in a bidding price, other people are still allowed to bid on it until it is closed. If you have won the auction, you send the points/money to the artist that created the auction. If you lost, the design is not yours.
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What are customs?
Customs are custom designs that you request/buy from other adoptable makers. This means, you give them a clear idea of what you want and they will design it for you.
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What is line art? super-adoptables.deviantart.co…
Line art is the outlines of an animal, person or thing that does not have a design yet. It is usually transparent or has a white background. If it is free to use by the artist this means you may use it as a template for your own adoptables as long as you give them proper credit.
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What are breedables? super-adoptables.deviantart.co…
Breedables are two designs mixed together into a different character. They generally are of two characters owned by the seller, but can sometimes be a mixture of one of your requested designs with one of their breedables. You may only breed a design with a breedable if the design is owned by you - if the design you chose isn't owned by you, it can be considered stealing or even art theft.
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What are raffles? super-adoptables.deviantart.co…
Raffles are a new kind of concept - they can be done many different ways. For instance, an artist makes a design and puts it up for raffle. In order to enter this raffle, you have to leave a comment featuring why you want it, what you would name it, etc. Sometimes you don't even have to write down that information, you just simply have to say "I want to enter!"
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What are makers? Why are good designs made on these games sold for so cheap? super-adoptables.deviantart.co…
Maker games (ex: Puppy Maker, Kitten Maker, etc.) Are flash games created by people where you can chose different markings and colours for a character. Some of these games even randomize the design so you don't have to click through tons of different markings and colours. THIS IS THE EXACT REASON WHY THEY ARE SOLD SO CHEAP. They don't have much thought put into them, and most of the time characters made on these games are easy to spot, even when drawn. To add to this, the creators of these flash games may not want you to sell these characters. Be careful to read up the rules before selling characters off of these flash games, or you might be at risk of being banned.


If you have any other questions feel free to leave a comment!
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1UPgirlX3 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  New Deviant
Would anybody be interested in my adoptables?
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DekurokiAnimeAddict Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  New Deviant
Sorry, I’m new and still am a little confused. So. Let’s say I get an adoptable for free, now what can I do with it. And how do I do it????
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walis-nt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Question: Sometimes, when I see people selling adopts, they'll say that they'll send you a reference sheet for the character. Is this an obligation one should have when selling adopts? Are there any other "rules" I should generally follow if I'm selling adopts?

Also, is it a bad idea for a traditional artist to get into selling adoptables?
I've been considering selling adopts recently, but I'm scared I might fuck something up Sweating a little... . Can I get some pointers?
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PanaceaTheAnti-Venom Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Sorry what it is means:
SB
MI
AB?
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Zulikk Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SB = Start Bid
MI = ???
AB = Auto Buy

Hope that helps! If you figure out what "MI" means please tell me! Because I do not know unfortunately, sorry! 
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PanaceaTheAnti-Venom Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
They told me already what it is! MI means minimum increase: of the start biding is 50 and minimum increase is 10 you have to bid 60 points.
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Zulikk Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, thank you!
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PanaceaTheAnti-Venom Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome!
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L-o-ki Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2017
starting bid
minimum increase
autobuy c:

for example: the bidding starts at 100 points so SB is 100 points
If the MI is 50 points, you have to bid 150 points and more  when the SB is already bidded
And when AB is 1000 points and you bid it you automatically become the new owner and win the auction qwq

hope it helps and sorry for my english
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LilMissPunchingBag Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay so once you adopt them...they are yours?
Do you still have to give credit to the designer if you draw them? Or...?
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CreamMuffins Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Yes, once you adopt one you have permission to use it. You only have to give credit to the designer if they ask for credit. 
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DerpCake57 Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What does MI stand for?
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Deddiis Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Minimum increase
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AnniChu333 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! This clears thing up a bit. 
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Jazzyena Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student Filmographer
How would you define Semi-Open Adopts or Closed Adopts?
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VoidPastels Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Quick question, what does MB mean?
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Alisenokmice Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
probably it means that this is person who know English not so good and confuse some terms xP
sometimes it means 'minimum bid', equal to 'minimum increase' or 'starting bid', depends on a context...
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KittyCatPow Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I have some questions, I'm new to adoptables!
1. Some people let you use bases to sell adoptables, would that be considered art theft if I still included credit?
2. What do I do when someone buys my adoptable? Do I give them access to the design? 
3. How do I make sure the person gave me the points if they buy it?
-Thanks, KittehBae
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Ultimoth Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I'll answer these by number:

1. If a base is designated as being one you can sell adopts off of, then as long as you follow the rules (give credit, link to original, etc. Whatever rules are written in the description.) it isn't considered theft at all. Conversely, if a base either does not directly say it can be used to sell adopts, or says that it cannot be used for adopts, then it shouldn't be used for profit as it may run into art theft.

2. As a design seller, you retain certain rights to your designs, but in general the buyer gets to treat the design as a personal character. I believe most design sellers state that the buyer can give the design a story/name/gender/accessories/etc. and can use them for personal purposes, but cannot use the design for commercial gain, cannot claim that the original design was theirs, and must give credit to (you) the original designer.

3. When a person pays you with points, you will get a notification when they send the points, and how much. This will just be at the top of your inbox.

Hope that helps, if you have any more questions feel free to ask! :>
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GUNSANDSHlPS Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Student Filmographer
2 isn't exactly accurate. if they pay money, there is no way they shouldn't be able to use it for commercial gain. i'd also like to add that adoptables sold can't be "revoked" or the like as the ip has been sold and they no longer belong to the owner. just adding on, not trying to be rude! :>
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Ultimoth Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That is incorrect. While it's up to the discretion of the seller to make a rule about use for commercial gain, it's well within their rights to make that rule. A buyer of a design doesn't have an innate right to monetize something they didn't create in the first place.
The second part is largely correct, however.
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GUNSANDSHlPS Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Student Filmographer
alright, that makes sense. thanks for clarification! 
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Ultimoth Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :> and sorry if my earlier reply was a bit short, I was typing on the go.
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atr0citiess Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How does one keep track of their points? How can someone tell they're not lying about their point balance? Sorry if this is a stupid question, I'm just wondering.
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Ultimoth Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
To manage your own points, you can review your balance under the "Shop" tab at the top of the dA page (I don't think this is available on mobile, though.) This will give the option to see a full log of your transactions.
As for seeing other people's balance, there is no way to view their actual point balance.

Hope this helps, and if you have any other questions feel free to ask! :>
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atr0citiess Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! this really helped.
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PixelOfMoons Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are the different 'types' of adopts? What I mean is there anything else other than auction, flat-price, OTA and DTA? I've been trying to find out, but I can't find anything that just lists the different types.
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Ultimoth Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
As far as selling types go those are the ones I am most familiar with. I think raffles also account for a fair amount of adopts. There's also ladder auctions, where different incentives are offered by the seller to encourage the bidding to reach a certain point. for example:
*imaginary selling subject*
"if auction goes above 10$, the buyer receives a halfbody piece of art of the character; if it goes above 20$ they receive a fullbody," etc.

Hope that helps, if you want any other information feel free to ask! :>
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PixelOfMoons Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, thank you! c:
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castielthehybridange Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i just have one question. why do people ask for a "file" after adopting? i dont know what is.
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TECHNlCOLOUR Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
People typically ask for the raw file of their adoptable so they can download it onto their computer in high quality, or so they can have a copy without a watermark. (:
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castielthehybridange Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much!
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HeebieJeebiess Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So if you buy a custom adopt you get the rights for the design?
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GUNSANDSHlPS Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Student Filmographer
yes. you bought it. it's yours.
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staRouge Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes. It depends on the person you're getting the adopt from
Different people have different policies on these things
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ninakamiya Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Student Artist
So OTA/OPTA is offer to adopt

SB is the starting bid
MI is the minimum increase
So what does AB mean?
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Bisexual-Watermelon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AB is auto buy 
so if you say you wanna AB you basically automatically get the adoptable
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ninakamiya Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Student Artist
Oh thank you
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AshSuru Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what does sb mean??
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anagremi1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Starting bid :>
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sunrini Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Student General Artist
starting bid
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MlpFanKAR Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are OTAs?
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dessyxwessy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Offer to adopt. If u haven't been answered elsewhere lol
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Vineruu Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Student General Artist
"Offer to adopt"
So you offer a certain thing, cash, points, or art for an adoptable.
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96-Adopts Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hello, may I ask which folder do we post custom information?~ Thank you
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MadaraKeehl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If anyone still looks at this, I have a question about an idea for breedable adoptables.

Is it still an adoptable if I'm not selling my species? I have a bunch of lineart and want to kind of make a community on DA of it where people order custom designs of my linearts/bases (and can add things like hair, horns, wings, etc that I would draw by hand to make it more original) and then breed them with other customs they ordered from me. The offspring would be 100% original (new lineart/more painterly style) and is owned by the buyer to sell, trade, or do whatever.

Atm I have 13 species in the works divided into 4 breeding groups. Only species in the same group can breed. I don't have all the species done yet but I do have some bases I could show for anyone who needs an example :)

Thanks for any assistance ^^
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Vineruu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Student General Artist
We have a line-art folder too!
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kuv-11 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
D; I feel dumb what what is the purpose of calling something "open" species and "close" species??
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Vineruu Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Open apecies means you're free to make your own, Closed species means that species belongs to a person and you cannot make your own character of that species unless permitted by the owner.
Hope that helps!
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