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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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Thank-you to everyone involved with bringing us the Neopian Times each week! I recently submitted a comic, intending to poke fun at the pandemonium surrounding the curation of the 900th edition. The more I think about it, the more it occurs to me what a thankless job that really must have been. I can't unsubmit my comic, but I CAN make sure I voice my appreciation now. Y'all take the time to read so many user-created works each week, and really help make the backbone of the Neopian community. Thank-you for the work you do to make the Neopian Times the most entertaining virtual pet site newspaper out there!!

Thank you so much! This means a lot <3

From Neopian Times, Issue 901. JN Editorial ID: 20499


Hi TNT! Before I begin, I love Neo. There are thousands of us who put our heart and soul into this site. We have grown up with the site and it is engrained in our adolescence. However, we are no longer children. The audience on the site are adults. We are grown. We have matured into functioning adults (go us!) with careers, children. Has TNT taken their audience age into account as it moves forward? We love you Neo. Please grow up with us.~~ sessduh

We totally see what you're saying and we wish we could. But there are those above watching closely over us...cough cough...you know who, so we must comply with the rules set before us. We try to have some fun every once in a while but we must keep our language/actions appropriate for all ages.

From Neopian Times, Issue 901. JN Editorial ID: 20498


Hi, I know stuff like this has been addressed/fixed in the editorial before, so I thought I'd bring this to your attention if possible: I put together a cute Meridell-themed customization for my eyrie, but when I went to put it on him, I found that the Regulation Meridellian Chainmail, instead of just restricting his neck fluff, restricts the whole collar zone, so he can't wear a scarf or anything! Is this an error? It creates a gap where his wing should be attached to his body, which can't be covered without a collar item. I'd love if this could be fixed, so he can wear his chainmail without his wings falling off! ;) Thanks so much!~~jaudaran

Woah you're so right, I've informed Donny and he is on it. Should be good to go by the time you see this.

From Neopian Times, Issue 901. JN Editorial ID: 20497


Two random questions: 1) Are collaborative efforts allowed for the Art Gallery? For example: as long as both of us are credited, would I be allowed to sketch something and then have a friend color it? 2) Do we have an ETA on getting Defenders of Neopia back online? I'd sure like to get back to kicking some bad-guy booty in the name of justice! ~~4zure

Hi, No, for the Art Gallery all work must be by a single member. We cannot allow collaborations. We love the defenders so we hope to improve that system one day, not sure when but thanks for the reminder, maybe i can keep bringing it up randomly in meetings to see what happens....

From Neopian Times, Issue 901. JN Editorial ID: 20496


Is the Support ticket system ever going to come back? It's been a really long time :( ~~kimchica

Hi, The support system is alive and well, there is just no form anymore like there was with the system. With the new system, it is all done by email. All you need to do is send an email to support@neopets.com and include your username and basic information about your account or issue. If they need more information they will email you back and let you know.
Just a side note here, you will immediately be issued a ticket number when you send in your ticket. If you don't get this automated email, that would mean that we have not received your ticket. In that case, try using a different email and re-send your email ticket in.

From Neopian Times, Issue 901. JN Editorial ID: 20495


Is there any way we can flag a Neopian that may need to have some in real life assistance? Social media websites have tools to direct you to contact sources outside of Neopets for help and I think with a larger adult base, it would be nice to have an option when you report a post to have a message sent to the Neopian to gently nudge them to reach out to some real life sources.~~invaderzimgrl777

This is something we do behind the scenes. Each situation is treated with the absolute highest priority and treated as unique. There is NOTHING we take more seriously than the situations you’re alluding to.

From Neopian Times, Issue 901. JN Editorial ID: 20494


Why would someone be silenced for creating a board to warn other players about a dishonest user? As long as the claim can be prove it should not be considered harassment as it is just truth telling, and if the user in question didn't want the negative attention that comes along with their actions they shouldn't have behaved in that manner. Silencing users for trying to prevent other people from being taken advantage of is not a good precedent to set. It also leaves the predatory user free to find more victims. It's disheartening to see this happen to good people and drives people away from the game. - Name Removed

We respectfully request if you find any users who you feel are being dishonest, please do not post it on the boards. Simply send us an abuse report and we will be happy to look into it straight away. We can fully look into these situations and determine exactly what happened. This is obviously not possible from a user’s perspective. Some things to consider! Could there be a misunderstanding? Could the account in question be compromised? Might the user have not logged in or seen a particular message? And something we have to look into: could this be a false warning made in an attempt to frame the other user? All of these possibilities are considered when we look into these situations.

From Neopian Times, Issue 901. JN Editorial ID: 20493


Retired item galley owner here! I am curious why all Advent Calendar items are labelled as retired...~~myqame_myrules

Most Advent Calendar items are specifically made for the Advent Calendar so once that day has passed they would technically be retired since there would be no way to get them except to buy them from other players.

From Neopian Times, Issue 901. JN Editorial ID: 20492


Hello! I was looking to submit art to the Neopian Art Gallery, and I noticed that I wasn't able to find Lutari in the drop-down menu. Is this an intentional bias towards Lutaris?! Thank you! ~~veinglory

Oh no that's horrible the little Lutaris are missing from there. We'll ask around and see if they can be added but for now you are welcome to submit them under other, kikocat (the_contest_judge) will see them that way also when she's accepting images. This applies for all entries if they are not listed in the drop down menu. Good luck with your entry.

From Neopian Times, Issue 900. JN Editorial ID: 20491


Just wanted to say I loved this Negg Festival. The items were supercute, and getting the actual neggs as final prizes was amazing!! Thanks so much TnT, much love -no tags here-3

Yay so glad you liked them :) A little positivity is nice :)

From Neopian Times, Issue 900. JN Editorial ID: 20490


Hi. I believe the plushie from Coltzan's Shrine, currently named "Sutek Plushie," should be spelled "Sutekh Plushie." The plushie resembles the Sutekh, a desert Petpet. Sutek (with no "h") is the name of a specific character, who is a Geb.~~ _brainchild_

You are correct, I've reported and Donny has fixed!

From Neopian Times, Issue 900. JN Editorial ID: 20489


Hello! I bought Shenanigifts invites for the first time ever (very fun, I highly recommend). I got two of the items I was really wanting, Witchs Wardrobe and Ultimate Book of Magic. I was super sad to see that these items can't be worn at the same time :( is it possible that this is just a zoning glitch? Thank you for any info!~~ohsnapitsleeanne

Sure, my apologies on this i would have made it fg lower but i know you guys like using that zone for other things, so i have changed to thought bubble, hope this works!

From Neopian Times, Issue 900. JN Editorial ID: 20488


Hi, can you let us know what the next site event will be? Will it be Charity Corner or Daily Dare - or have those been postponed/cancelled? Will it be the Altador Cup? I just want time to plan so I can maximize my time on the great job you've all been doing!

The next site event will be...Altador Cup. We really wanted to daily dare next but with half the staff being on mobile it's pretty tricky trying to plan too many events at once. Hope you can understand. But we are super excited for the tournament! Which team will you be on?

From Neopian Times, Issue 900. JN Editorial ID: 20487


Back in October 2009, the item "Tarla Plushie" was announced in the news, but it looks like it's glitched, seeing how it was never properly released even after all these years. Do you guys think you could activate it? I'd love to add it to my gallery :)~~leo_flores

a "Pretty Bouquet" if they are sick. ~1jediboy

From Neopian Times, Issue 900. JN Editorial ID: 20486


Could we please get a full and complete list of site rules posted somewhere? I feel like it's inviting trouble and confusion to point people at the editorial for references to rules. If all the rules were on one page that was kept up to date, perhaps even sorted by category, that would be extremely helpful. With a lot of people rejoining, it would be nice to have ONE complete page where we could point newbies who have questions about what's allowed. PLEASE.

Great question! We are currently working on a more detailed and straight forward set of site rules for you all. It will take time but know that it is in the works.

From Neopian Times, Issue 899. JN Editorial ID: 20485


Hi, TNT! I haven’t written in for a while since I usually do the same things on Neopets and am knowledgeable about those few things ^___^ However, I do want to branch out and enter my pets in the Beauty Contest. But alas... I’m shocked at the low effort on some of the artists’ parts. I actually can’t tell if it is low effort or cheating. I see some winners who have had their winning submissions resubmitted. Again and again and AGAIN. How is this allowed?!? Some pets have 15 Beauty Contest trophies from the SAME submission that has been entered week after week. There is no Beauty Contest FAQ and I usually don’t participate so I am not familiar with the rules. So please answer this, TNT. Why do you allow this??! Users are submitting the same art week after week repeatedly to garner more trophies for their pet without actually working hard or improving their work. I feel like this is unfair and almost cheating the system to get MANY trophies with minimum effort. Please remove my username.

Hi, yes you can reuse the same art as many times as you like as long as it's always for the same pet, until you win gold in either species or overall. Once a piece wins gold, you would need to create a new image for them and retire the gold-winning entry.

From Neopian Times, Issue 899. JN Editorial ID: 20484


Hi, TNT! So my birthday just passed recently, and when I logged on my eyes were met with the Official Birthday Theme. But I have sensitive eyes, and I'm wondering if there could be a way to turn it off. I appreciate wanting to celebrate my birthday, but...it hurts...~~viper_command

Happy late birthday! All you have to do is go into my account >preferences > then at the bottom of the page you will see "theme" and from there you can change it to a different one.

From Neopian Times, Issue 899. JN Editorial ID: 20483


Hey TNT! Thanks again for the amazing Maraquan Lutari just released! But, as of right now they can't be customized with any maraquan items. Are you guys planning on fixing that, so they can be customized as well?~~geendayrocks523

Unfortunately we do not retroactively fit all maraquan clothes onto them. But going forward all Maraquan clothing will fit on them. We will try to make a new one soon for you all!

From Neopian Times, Issue 899. JN Editorial ID: 20482


Question a lot of people are asking about the Neocash portion of this Festival of Neggs. I know it ends tomorrow, and I know the FAQ specifically says we can't participate on side accounts, but I assume that's because of the Neopoints portion. What if we trade a negg and a negg kit to a side account? Are we able to participate in JUST the neocash portion on our sides in that case? Thank you!

Yes, so sorry to get back to you so late. But we decided to extend the tinker kit sales so you can do that until the 30th. After that, the event will still be open if you need more time to tinker. You are allowed to participate in the nc portion of this event only on your side accounts but not the main event! You do not need the neggs to participate all you need is the tinker kits.

From Neopian Times, Issue 899. JN Editorial ID: 20481


Hi! I love the minimalism of the new Forever Loading avatar! Will it be rereleased? I wish I hadn't missed it this year! ~~costumely

Sadly no, this was a one day thing. Hopefully you come by every day from now on so you never miss anything ever again XD, jk jk...but seriously...

From Neopian Times, Issue 898. JN Editorial ID: 20480


The new Negg Fest items are really fabulous! In particular, I LOVE the new Mage's Satchel... though I was disappointed to see it's categorized as a "right-hand item" despite not appearing to have any effect on a Neopet's right hand. Is there any way it's zone could be changed to open up more customization options for us? I totally understand if it can't, it just seemed like an odd way to zone it! Oh, and p.s. thank you all for working hard and bringing us new content even through this difficult time :)~~ loba_negra

So glad you liked them aesop and i worked really hard on all the ideation for them and one artist did all the art by herself for them. And yes i saw this concern as well, it seems it was uploaded on the wrong zone, this has since been corrected!

From Neopian Times, Issue 898. JN Editorial ID: 20479


hi there TNT! I'd like to know if my entries for Neopian times and Poetry was received, i sent my poem in february and never got answered, also send a series for neopian times weeks ago and no answer for it, saw some more people going through the same, could you please bring some light to us if our entries were received? Tried sending a ticket a month ago about it but never got a real response. Thank you and have an awesome day :*~~zuniak

If you did not get a rejection note then we likely did receive it. So sorry for the delay on getting back, Aesop does both NT and poetry on his own as I used to do so it gets tough sometimes. You writers submit a lot of amazing content so it can be tough to get through all of it reasonably with all the other things we have to do on the site. But I will remind him to try to keep up with all the entries.

From Neopian Times, Issue 898. JN Editorial ID: 20478


I am so thankful to see the site is still alive and thriving! Similar to others, I'm starting all over again after 13+ years. Rejoining has been the biggest joy, so first - TYSM! When I was a kiddo I imagined the site being run by laid-back superheros since the idea of building a whole website seemed... well, like magic. Now... I know that's not fully the case. You're all incredible! But I know you're humans working just like the rest of us, so I wanted to check in with y'all. How the team's doing? I believe you're working from home - so glad to hear that! Has it been a hard thing to adjust to? Any fun stories that have come out of WFH life? Have you seen an uptick in users as a result of Covid? Who has the best WFH desk setup? THANK YOU & stay safe. p.s. - I've definitely attributed my interest in coding/tech to y'all in interviews/at work! Once had a job in fintech and begged the editorial team to do an article titled "Personal Finance Tips Gained From Neopets."~~merpderp_00

Wow so much in one statement. Welcome back! What do you mean we are superheroes still...haha jk. We are doing well considering everything you know. It is hard for everyone, our home wifis are no where as good as the office so that's a struggle for sure. Yes there is a huge spike in activity which is amazing! Not sure who has the best set up we aren't big camera people in our meetings XD. Oh wow that's amazing! Keep on coding my friend! And stay safe as well :)

From Neopian Times, Issue 898. JN Editorial ID: 20477


Hello TNT! I have a question regarding the NC neggs that you can get from the Festival of Neggs. I’m not planning on using them so I was thinking on gifting them to someone who may actually used them but on the boards users were confused on whether this is allow or not. Could we have an answer please? :3 ~~sweetgirl04_95

Yes sure you can trade them, since they are simply collectible items you are free to do so.

From Neopian Times, Issue 898. JN Editorial ID: 20476


Howdy, TNT! *offers a barrel of mini pies* Listen, I have a serious question. Some members of the art chat have noticed more than one occasion of users tracing official Neopets art and being accepted into the Art Gallery. In the rules it states that site art is not allowed and submissions must be 100% your own. There's been a lot of debate and confusion over whether traced site art should be considered "100% your own". If possible, could this be made clear in the Art Gallery rules? If replicating site art IS allowed, then I think it would clear up a lot of confusion if this were explicitly stated in the Art Gallery rules! Thank you!! ~

Hi, Hopefully this will help. Outright tracing official art is not allowed, please report if you see any and it wine removed (in fact someone did reported one today and it was immediately removed. Please include a link to the official art as well. Now, thecondysing part, using official art as reference material is fine, but you are right the image has to be 100% you. So even if using it as reference please make sure differences are clear soon onecsn say it was traced.

So in summary, replicating official art in your own style is fine, tracing is not.

Also, if any has not been removed (only one image has been reported) please make sure to report so kikocat can get it removed!! Thanks!!

From Neopian Times, Issue 898. JN Editorial ID: 20475


Hey TNT! As you all know, most users are probably getting a little stir crazy right now. Neopets (for me, at least) has proven to be an invaluable social network right now, allowing me to chat and commiserate with other people in a nice, friendly environment (and Fyora knows that can be hard to find online). I do have one question, though. I'm sure a lot of users are also enjoying other video games right now to pass the time, including a certain animal one. I know that, in the past, it's always been discouraged that users on here share information for other games... given our current situation, and considering how many if not most of the users seem to be adults right now, is that still in place? I would LOVE to be able to visit other Neopians in their games but I don't want to risk getting in trouble! Is there any way you guys could loosen that rule a little, especially in such a difficult time?

Sorry but no this has not changed, we cannot allow members to give out any form of offsite contact information, regardless of members ages.

From Neopian Times, Issue 898. JN Editorial ID: 20474


Hi there TNT! -offers gluten free cookies- So I'm planning on hosting a creative project for people during the summer, with prompts to complete and things like that, to keep us all busy and productive! I know NP rewards for that sort of thing aren't allowed, but I was curious if I would be allowed to offer custom art as a prize instead? So if they completed so many tasks, I would draw them a picture of whatever they wanted? Thanks so much, have a wonderful day! ^.^ ~kasia797

Yummy Cookies!! Sure, that sounds like a great idea. Yes, giving out prizes such as artwork would be fine, just no items or points. Just make sure it is stated very clearly that no Neopoints items or points are being awarded and that it is artwork. Have fun!!

From Neopian Times, Issue 898. JN Editorial ID: 20473


Hello! I was wondering if it is ok to use images in a NT article that are hosted offsite but are screenshots of my neopets? I'm not sure how I would get around this to make my article if the images have to be hosted on the neopets website.I just don't want to break the rules so I'd appreciate some clarification :) Thank you!~~ _clows_cool_pets

Yes! Just as long as it is a valid link and it relates to Neopets! If your links do not work and it's been accepted already we will likely not want to delete your whole story so it will be published without images. So just make sure they work.

P.S. Goodnight Mr. Coconut

HAPPY THOUGHTS: Last week's April Fools edition of the Neopian Times was wonderful, thanks to each of the editors and contributors who made it happen, along with a big thank you for putting this whole thing together most weeks! – davymuncher

Dear Neopets Team, Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for keeping Neopets up and running during the current crisis! As long as we can laugh, we are not truly doomed, and whenever I log onto Neopets I find something that makes me giggle, whether it's funny items or item descriptions, amusingly phrased announcements in the news, or looking through the caption contest archives. Thank you for providing us with the happy place that is Neopia! Sincerely, mystie06

From Neopian Times, Issue 897. JN Editorial ID: 20472


Hello TNT *gives homemade Italian mini pizzas* Well, I know it is not high on your priority list... but NeoCam has not worked for years! Would you ever consider getting a new NeoCam for your office? Or perhaps doing some live streams where TNT members answer our questions? I think many neopians would adore that and it would also help the site to get more visibility!!~~ annikkiadepp_

As I answered above, not quite sure about the neocam thing. But we definitely want to interact with you all more on updates and all things neo, that may be coming soon, but nothing concrete yet so stay tuned…

From Neopian Times, Issue 897. JN Editorial ID: 20471


TNT, guys, my dudes, bros, I must know: are there any current plans to put out actual plushies and/or other Neopets merch again? All I want in life is a giant Kyrii plush to cuddle. Maybe also a snazzy shirt.~~ 4zure

Yes! Of course, when though, that is the real question…

From Neopian Times, Issue 897. JN Editorial ID: 20470


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