Neopian Times Editorial Database
The Neopian Times Editorial is a (usually) weekly column hosted by The Neopets Team that answers questions direct from Neopians. Unfortunately, these Q&A's are not easily searched on the Neopets site, so we've created our own searchable database. Convenient for looking up past answers!
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Hello there. Now, I know it has been against the rules for the longest time to post photos of yourself for the sake of internet safety. But my question is, what about just photos of your hands? My reason for the curiosity is that I've recently started a petpage called "Today I learned..." and I would like to add a section specifically for arts and crafts. In many instances, it will be easiest to show step by step photos rather than trying to describe it all in words. It would be only my hands (No rings, tattoos or fancy nails to give away identity) Am I allowed to post photos with only my hands? ~~sirhal
Hi, sounds like a fun section and that would be allowed especially since you are taking the precautions of not having anything identifiable in the image.
I'd like to know what the stance is about resubmitting the same story after getting a "Please try again next week" neomail. I mean, is it okay to continue trying with the same story for a couple more weeks? I don't want the editor to think, "Oh no, this guy again" after seeing a resubmission!
Please do! I implore you to resubmit your stories again after receiving a please try again next week email (this goes for articles and comics as well). The Neopian Times has been getting tons of entries the past few months, which is AWESOME! However, this means there are lots of talented writers whose stories get passed over because we already have a surplus of superb entries. I noticed a few different questions about the Times, so here are some quick tips on submitting:
-Pay attention to the Neopian Calendar! Entries that are relevant to a recent Petday or ongoing Neopian event are more likely to get in.
-Wait until the Times comes out before resubmitting. If you receive a try again next week email on a Tuesday or Wednesday, please wait until the next edition of the Times is released before resubmitting.
-After being rejected, take some time to analyze your piece and revise it before resubmitting. Even the most creative stories can sometimes be rejected because they are full of glaring grammar or syntax errors. Priority goes to the authors who take the time to polish their writing. That being said, I understand English is not everyone's first language, so I won't be too strict. What really matters is that I see that you have been putting in the effort to improve your submissions!
-When submitting comics, please remember the maximum image width we allow is 470 pixels. I feel bad rejecting hilarious comics because they are just too wide! If you do receive a too wide neomail, feel free to resubmit it as soon as it has been resized.
Hey there! I wanted to check something: in previous years, Neopian Times questions and fixes were sent via neomail to the account nt_editor. I just wanted to see if this was still the right method, or if there's a different way to contact you outside of the Editorial for more minor or specific questions?~~twillieblossom
I'm really glad you asked! I recently tried going through the nt_editor neomail but it was very very very backed up. I also realized I had already responded to many of those questions or concerns in the editor neomail through either Support Messages or the Editorial section, so it was difficult to keep track of which concerns I had and hadn't addressed. So instead, you can send any NT related questions or fixes to me tnt_aesop!
Hi guys! I just wanted to thank you for all of your hard work with the Times. Keep up the great work! Thanks for always enthusiastically supporting these collab issues! It means a lot. =) ~~parody_ham
Of course! Even though they can be a lot of work to put together, the collab editions of the NT have definitely been the most rewarding. I honestly think Neopian Literature might be one of my favourite issues of all time. I adored reading through all of the wildly creative articles, stories, and comics you all came up with using the books of Neopia as inspiration!
Can you please fix the rarity of Lutari Islander Headdress as it is surely not meant to be rarity 9 ~~abacusgirl
Oh wow good eye! You are correct that item's rarity is supposed to be much higher, thank you for bringing that to our attention. It should be all fixed now!
SWITCH me back to regular and NOT BETA PLEASE!!!! No instructions on HOW TO SWITCH BACK ~~deigo_3241
Hi Deigo, you can actually change back to classic view anytime you like. Just click on your Neopet image in the upper left corner of the site and you will get a menu. Towards the bottom of the list, you should see "View Classic Site". Just click that and you're back to the classic layout. Sorry for the confusion!
Hey TNT! I'm a player from the early days returning after a decade or so and it's amazing how much of the site has remained special and intact! My question for you is who on the current TNT has been on staff the longest? Do you have a favorite Neopets memory/moment so far? ~~sugarpill38
Great to have you join us in Neopia again! This was such a great question we asked for input from some of our most seasoned team members!
DJ Skellington has been with us the longest. As for a favourite memory? He says “Seeing Moehogs finally appear in plush form? Having Haunted Woods win the first Altador Cup? Seeing Faerieland fall from the sky like a lead… I’m kidding! I’m kidding. *coughs*. And seeing Neopets Mobile is up there too!
Hi everyone! Kikocat here! I have been here since Y4 and had some great experiences on the site and around the office. But for site memories, some of my favourites would include the day I was asked to take over the Beauty Contest. Also, I loved the Altador Cup since I was asked to be a part of that. Recently being able to actually post on the Art Board has been great. As for playing the site, my favourite things would be The Battle for Meridell and the Altador Plot. I should also include, that I have loved collecting the real-life Neopets plushies since they first came out, I even do remember standing in line before the stores opened to get mine the day they were released.
Binary_supagoo here! I have been at Neopets since Neopian Year 7. I started in what we called Global Market Research as a developer doing things like back end programming for sponsored pages that had fun activities and videos and quests to celebrate big movie releases and working on proprietary systems to deliver “immersive advertising” content. Then I moved over to our super fun PHP group to work with Mr. Insane and others to help make Snarky’s creative visions come alive. As we changed owners, my understanding of the inner workings of a lot of our systems became vital to keeping these systems running and advise our team. I’ve never stopped being a gamer myself, so I enjoy giving some creative input too. One of my best memories was the first year I was at Neopets when they gave us all a big box with the Christmas Shoyru plushie made special for TNT staff.
This is Senormalo! I have been with Neopets since year Y7 I've had a few favourite moments. My photoshoot on a horse was definitely one, as well as teaming up with Dirigibles for the Daily Dare Team tournament! Although we lost it was nice to get out of my Moltara uniform.
Hi! I very recently created a side account to transfer my neopets over, as I want to have more spots to paint and train pets. I know I can't have a shop on my side account to have NPs to make transfers, so I was wondering how I could get NPs from my main account to my side account in order to pay for the receiving portion of the transfer? Thanks! ~~elizabethloreleirose
Hello Elizabeth! You are right that you cannot have a shop on a side account, so the best way to send yourself some points from your main to your side would be through the trading post. Just put a random item up for trade on your side and then make an offer from your main with the points you would need for the transfers.
Hi friends, Scrappy here! We have gotten a few questions about what is/is not allowed in terms of selling Neopets merchandise. So, we just wanted to clear all of that up quick. Selling exclusive, unlicensed Neopets merchandise without our written consent and a merchandise agreement in place is a violation of our trademarks and not allowed. However, we love all the passion and enthusiasm around creating some new merch and would love to be part of that. If you are interested in creating Neopets merchandise, please reach out to us as we would love to discuss some options with you!
Could we have a contest for designing the next new avatar? We could enter by giving explanation on how to get it, and maybe designing a first draft of it!~~makiee_
Ohhh this sounds like an awesome random contest idea...hmmm...very interesting...
*Dances out on stage with a cane* Hi, TNT! I was wondering if I could put in a request for the color that will be released for Poogle Day later this year? I realized that they can't be painted Water yet! I'm in need of a non-starter color for my Poogle, and Water just might be the color she needs! Thank you for reading!
Oh Water poogle would be awesome! I have put it in my notes so I will do my best to make it happen.
I've loved the new staff members being highlighted in the New Features! It's awesome getting to know you guys and makes me want to add them to my teams for the Staff Tournament. :) ~~hey_choking_hazard
Aw cool glad you are liking them. We have a pretty cool group of staff so I'm lucky to work with them. And we want to connect with you all more and more so we hope this is another step in that direction.
The home page says the Random Contest is back! Is this true? Can I finally get this avatar?~~textingdinosaur
So yes it is back but we haven't had a contest in a while. But we would love to do one this summer once things slow down a bit!
Can you please have Donny fix MME25-S5a: Storage Gear Trinket? It won't show up on pets in a custom. Thanks
Donny has done his duty and it's nearly done!
Hi! Just wanted to say I absolutely love both the Altador Cup Staff caricatures and the Luxury Sky Box Lounge Neocash items! The art is just above and beyond. Great work, TNT! ~earthlingdreamz
So glad you like it! It was a lot of hard work but fun to come up with all the items!
Hi there! I used to submit comics for the NT in the past and I'm still doing so now after coming back after a hiatus. I noticed that the NT comic thumbnails are now always provided by the editor/neo art team instead of how they used to be- the submitter's custom images. Just curious, why is this so? And if it's a permanent change maybe I could suggest removing the thumbnail submission on the submission page. Thanks for your time ^^
Yes, that feature sadly has been broken for a long time and we are unsure how to remove it without breaking the entire system. So if you want to submit a picture for your submission please include the link in the comment section or at the top of your entry.
Hey TNT! I'm really excited for the Altador Cup to have started again, but the recaptchas can get really annoying. When playing Make Some Noise i sometimes have to spend longer on the recaptcha and waiting for the game to reload than on the actual game. It's really taking away the fun for me. Would you consider removing them again? Thank you!
Unfortunately, until cheaters stop existing we cannot do this. In order to keep the games fair and discourage cheating, this is the solution we have found works best. We appreciate the effort you are putting into playing these games fairly.
Hey, TNT. I've been contributing to the Neopian Times since issue 98 and humans as owners have always been a part of the worlds within the stories and comics of the Times. In fact, in the editorial for issue 699, it was stated that although the focus should always be on Neopian characters, human owners still play a big role in Neopets' lives. So my question is, why are humans now being disallowed from the NT? After all, the NT is a compilation of fanworks we share with each other based on our experiences on the Neopets site, emphasis on "fan". They're still different from everything in the site proper. Not to mention, it seems unfair that a couple of stories that breach the current NT rules made it into a recent issue, but after 900+ issues of being allowed, humans are suddenly not allowed in the NT. Thanks!
You are right it was a little rash to do that. We apologize for this. Honestly, some of my favourite NT comics have involved humans. After some consideration, we have decided that as long as humans aren't the main focus, any submission that includes humans will be allowed in the NT.
Hi TnT, I would like to ask if the members that are playing in the Altador Staff Tournament are representing different Departments or just themselves? For example, Lawyerbot as a Brightvale supporter represents Customer Management, while Snarkie as a Virtupets supporter represents the IT Department. Lastly, was the Phantom Orange T-Shirt Guy(Oliver) removed from appearing after you click the eye of the Techo after a yooyuball match because he isn't with TnT anymore? Not sure if we have another Phantom T-Shirt Guy/Girl we haven't discovered in the current games or is my imagination out of control?~~ profs_isaac
Yes we have all staff members who wanted to be a part of the tournament. So we have people from several departments, site content, social media, narrative, management, development and support.
Dear TNT, I would like to know your position on the following (some of which you might want to ask Kikocat): 1. Neopets spin-offs of existing ideas: So far I’ve seen an Art Gallery entry (AAA replacing Uncle Sam on the “I want YOU poster”) and some NT comics (which replaced people and/or animals in TV shows, movies, or memes with Neopets) that would qualify as Neopets spin-offs. Would it ever be considered plagiarism or art theft to make a Neopets spin-off? If there’s an existing craft idea that features images of animals or people would it be acceptable for a user to recreate it with Neopets, Petpets, Faeries, etc. instead of people or animals and enter it into the NT or another creative contest? 2. Elements of official Neopets April Fool’s Jokes (besides the (now real) Petpets): are references to these in creative contests (like the Art Gallery) only allowed in the April Fool’s edition? Specifically, when would an entry featuring the Marshmallow Kougra be allowed to win if at all? ~~jaylahcat
Hello, For the first part, we would need to be very careful about the copyrighted content, so you would need to watch out for that. Using the world around us for inspiration is how art is created, it's from our experience and things we saw and loved. So using something for inspiration is perfectly fine, the problem would come if someone else's work was simply copied into Neopia (so no tracing or using their artwork) and of course nothing copyrighted. Marshmallow Kougras would be allowed in the Beauty Contest but not in the Art Gallery. For entries into the Art Gallery the colour must exist for the pet, however for the BC, that rule does not exist so have fun and enter any colour of pet you would like even if it doesn't exist right now. The only rule related to this for the BC is if your pet is a Kougra, then the entry has to be of a Kougra.
I'm a long-term neopets player and having returned from a hiatus. Having watched the boards for a while it is obvious who are moving these pets around. If I see something suspicious going on with a pet or an account, should I report it?
YES!!! If you have any information about suspicious pets please send in a ticket by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and that can be investigated. We have people who will look into your report straight away.
Hi TNT! I recently returned to Neopets after a 6-7 year hiatus back in March, and naturally a lot has changed since 2014. In particular, I noticed that a lot of the staff members I knew as a kid have either left or changed hands. I don’t even recognize half of the staff’s usernames anymore! I really want to get to know the new TNT staff, there any way you can list the current staff members or have them introduce themselves in the editorial? That would be awesome! Thanks :)~~emmilou123
This is actually something we have been wanting to do as well. We could try doing this through the news for Staff Tournament so be on the lookout.
Hi TNT! Getting excited for the games to start, can’t believe Altador Cup is almost upon us once again. Any chance of re-releasing all teams’ foam fingers in a retired capsule? I think quite a few of us had them in mind when hoping for retired items last year, yet they weren’t included. Depending on what team you support, some of them are really hard to find and I know my pets would love one to show their support!
Yes we hope to re-release the Altador Retired Capsule very soon so stay tuned.
Hey there! Are you able to change the NC item 'Candychan Plushie' to 'Candychan Handheld Plushie'? There already exists an item called 'Candychan Plushie'!~~swordsforlegs
You got it.
Help! My pet is a cog! My poor Maraquan Lutari's face has been obscured by a cog all week when posting to the neoboards... I'd love to be able to show off his new paint job! *slips a cookie in your pocket*
This issue is now resolved! Go checkout your Lutari now!
Dear Editor, Recently, I had a comic held over, only to be rejected by saying "There were certain elements of your story that were found to be inconsistent with what users are allowed to post on the Neopets site." Now, I've heard recently that some other comic artist were rejected for the same reason, and we're all lost as to what we're doing wrong. The only thing in common we've been able to find is that all of our comics feature owners, aka humans. I've never had a problem in the past with this, but if it's something I need to be aware of now, I need to know. So, are humans no longer allowed in the Neopian Times? Thank you for your time, June Scarlet
So yes it is listed in the rules here We apologies if entries were overlooked in the past.
Hey TNT! Would you guys be mad if we wanted to start a new account afresh but keep our old main with all of our item / NP on it? The new account's items and pets would never be traded or interacted with our old account / sides Thank you - Name Removed
I'm hoping that I am reading this correctly. You want to abandon your current main and start a new account as your main. That would be fine as long as you keep in mind that would make your current main a side account and you would have to keep to all side account rules with that account. No, you can't have two main accounts. :)
Hi! I hope you are all doing well. Is there any chance you could let us know if advertising Beauty Contest entries on chat boards other than the Art Chat is allowed? Previously, in issue 887's editorial, it seemed like you reconsidered and would allow it so long as players were making real, substantive posts on chat topics and not brief token posts like "GL!" Or did you mean for the advice you gave in NT issue #887 to only apply to players trying to drum up votes in the Caption Contest? Thanks for your time & please remove my username. ~Name Removed
Hi, That is for the Beauty Contest (Caption Contest also) but you can post your link in your Neosig outside the Art, Spotlight and Premium boards now (ONLY in your Neosig though) as long as you are contributing to the conversation.
Hey TNT! I was wondering if it would be possible to trade 2 or more pets for 1 pet? For an example there are some really nice higher tiered UC pets that I would like to trade for but I have mainly lower tiers. Would it be allowed? Thank you ~m0nster_rancher
Hello!! No, all pet trades must be one for one trades. You cannot trade a pet for multiple pets or any items. Sorry about that, good luck with your pet trades though.
Giving Donny a heads up -- the new Hissi, Lupe, and Cybunny clothes seem to be glitching.~~mollyscribbles
Yes we are aware of this issue and we are working on fixing these. Sorry about that!