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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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Can we get more non wearable items? A huge majority of items that are released focus only on dress up. I'd really like to see more creative food/drink/toys/weapons/etc.

Hey there! You are right we do release wearable items more often, especially since there are so many pet days! We tend to release the other type of items you mentioned, such as food and toys, for events or special Neopian Holidays.

That being said, Halloween is fast approaching, and with it comes some brand new Halloween Goodie Bags! Be sure to keep an eye out for them as these goodiebags will be filled with spooky new items like food, drinks, toys!

From Neopian Times, Issue 945. JN Editorial ID: 20847

Hi TNT! Is it considered cheating if a user finds out a way to run flash and is then able to play old neopets games? Would they be able to play for neopoints and/or trophies? (Please remove my username!) ~~Anonymous

Hi, No, we had announced a while ago that if you have a browser that still will play flash games that is fine to continue to use. We have many players who are doing this which is why you are seeing new scores on flash game high score tables.

From Neopian Times, Issue 945. JN Editorial ID: 20846

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From Neopian Times, Issue 945. JN Editorial ID: 20845


From Neopian Times, Issue 944. JN Editorial ID: 20844

Hello, TNT. If I may, I would like to ask who is making all of these new pet colors? They have been so gorgeous lately and I feel like the artist should get some recognition. ~~chasing_stars44

We have quite a few very talented artists working on the new colours, and I'll be sure to pass your praise along to them! The wonderful new colours and outfits are also the result of superb suggestions from users on the neoboards. There's an October Pet Day Suggestions board post up now under site events if you want to leave some suggestions yourself!

From Neopian Times, Issue 944. JN Editorial ID: 20843

Hello TNT! I am a 3D artist and I was wondering if 3D art can be made allowed in the beauty contest. I'd love to show off models i've lovingly craft in the beauty contest and am sad that they aren't allowed. I know we have the art gallery but its just not the same. Thank you for reading ~~mapleshading

Sorry but no, the Beauty Contest is only for drawn art so 3d art would not be able to be accepted. You can, however, enter 3d art into the Art Gallery though!

From Neopian Times, Issue 944. JN Editorial ID: 20842

Hi TNT, I've been playing around with making myself a local html page that neatly displays all current BC entries (after collecting all the names for that week) in a rollover gallery, just to make it easier to view them all and choose who to vote for during the weeks I'm manually voting. I was wondering if it'd be appropriate to put on a petpage for other people to use. I loved the Vote&Run page made by another Neopian that links to each species' page of entries and saves a lot of time, and I wanted to take that idea a step further and be able to see the full sized images without having to go back and forth into each entry's individual page. But I imagine that because it'd be showing images directly it could be constituted as "advertising other peoples' entries" (even if its all entries at the same time)? I'm guessing it'd not be allowed, but I wanted to check with you anyway just in case, I think some players could find it pretty useful (provided I actually update it weekly lol). ~~anonymous

No, sorry you really wouldn't be able to do something like that. We do have all the entries listed in categories for everyone to go through so listing them on another page (even to have them all on one page) wouldn't be necessary or allowed since you would need everyone's permission to display their art on your petpage.

From Neopian Times, Issue 944. JN Editorial ID: 20841

If a real life friend gave me his long time not used account, am I allowed to play both of my account and his account (not as a side account) at the same time? No NP and item transfer in the meanwhile, only possibly pet transfer. Please remove my username. Thank you! ~~anonymous

Hi, Sorry but no. There are a couple issues here. First, you can only actively play on one main account. You can have up to five accounts, which would be one main account and four side accounts. You can ONLY play games and earn points or items on the one main account.

Second, we do not allow accounts to be shared, sold, traded or given away to someone else. So your friend would not be able to give you their account. If your friend will no longer be using their account, then they should deactivate the account.

From Neopian Times, Issue 944. JN Editorial ID: 20840

I just wanted to give a shout-out to you guys for giving us some awesome Mutant wearables this year! I can't believe we've gotten 4 new ones for this year's Mutant Day plus all the ones from the Monstrous Mutant Gram earlier this year, you guys are knocking it out of the park. Keep it up!!

From Neopian Times, Issue 943. JN Editorial ID: 20839


From Neopian Times, Issue 943. JN Editorial ID: 20838

Hello everyone! So, this is about the NT avatars and the new biweekly schedule. Is there a plan to increase the frequency the community is able to earn the Neopian Times Writer avatar? With how the schedule is setup, we may only have the chance once every two years to earn this achievement! Please-please consider making it slightly more frequent so all Neopians can earn the elusive avatar.

Hey there! We actually addressed this at the top of the Editorial in Issue 941:

"Since this change will impact how often Anniversary editions occur, we have also decided to make every 25th, 50th, 75th, and 100th issue of the Neopian Times an Anniversary Issue. This way writers and artists submitting to the Neopian Times won't have to wait twice as long for a chance at earning the Neopian Times Writer avatar!"

From Neopian Times, Issue 943. JN Editorial ID: 20837

The Usukicon Y22 Goodie bag is still active. The Usukicon Y23 Goodie Bag was newly released 8/21. The whole idea and DRAW for Usuki Collectors is to get the bags during their active year. There's no point to collecting when anyone can obtain it with little to no effort. Please retire this Y22 bag. Please remove my username. Thanks, ~~anonymous

Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention! The Usukicon Y22 Goodie bag has now been retired.

From Neopian Times, Issue 943. JN Editorial ID: 20836

I have a quick question for Kikocat: Is lending SuAP and other expensive avatar items while advertising for Caption Contest votes allowed or not? ~~anonymous


Kikocat here!! As long as the items are being lent and as long as they are not being lent only for votes and votes are not being requested as part of the lend.

From Neopian Times, Issue 943. JN Editorial ID: 20835

Are we allowed to use a VPN when using Neopets. Please remove my username. ~~anonymous

We do understand the need for safety when you are online so we do not have any issues with using a VPN for your own protection and safety!

From Neopian Times, Issue 943. JN Editorial ID: 20834

Hi. I'm writing in with happy thoughts because I love the new Burlap Blumaroo. It looks great with the blue accents! I would love to see more Burlap pets with accents of many different colors in the future. The Burlap Blumaroo is yet another pet I will consider when new pet slots are introduced; it will be hard to narrow it down. ~~_brainchild_

From Neopian Times, Issue 942. JN Editorial ID: 20833

It was recently re-confirmed that advertising Beauty Contest entries in signatures is okay, but I do have to wonder where the line is drawn now on spamming and "buying" votes. Previously, users with BC signatures still had to contribute to the boards that they were posting to (they couldn't even bump their own boards with a BC signature without getting warned), and giving anything in return for votes was strictly against the rules. However, over the past few months there have been a lot more people doing both, and rarely (if ever) being punished. People posting "good luck/free bump" type messages on the Pound Chat, or even gifting quest items on the Quest Help boards. Are these both still reportable? And if not, then why have things changed? ~~anonymous

Hi, Contest Judge (kikocat) here. Those are absolutely against the rules and reportable! You cannot buy or trade votes and must contribute to conversations to be able to post with your advertisement in your Neosig (remember no part of your advertisement can be outside the Neosig for any reason). Trading votes, bribing someone for their vote or buying votes are all very serious infractions and can result in an immediate removal of the entry as well. Please report those and the monitors will make sure I get the reports so they can be handled.


From Neopian Times, Issue 942. JN Editorial ID: 20832

Is there a way to jointly submit a Neopian Times article? I'm considering co-writing an article or two in the future and wondered if there was a way to have two usernames in the byline. ~~faith502

Yes, of course you can. Just make sure that whichever one of you submits the article puts the second person's name in the comments so the NT Editor will know it's a collaboration.

From Neopian Times, Issue 942. JN Editorial ID: 20831

Hi TNT! Is it allowed to give people who buy from your store "loyalty prizes" in items? For example, somebody constantly buys something for more than 1k and you give them a codestone because they're such a good client?. I've never done it but I've seen people do it and always wondered. ~~anonymous

No, sorry you cannot offer incentives to buy from your store. You are more than welcome to send gifts to friends or anyone on the site but you cannot advertise that you will send these gifts to people who do buy more from your store.

From Neopian Times, Issue 942. JN Editorial ID: 20830

The Toy Peophin is so beautiful, I love how you based it on the Swedish Dalahorse! It looks gorgeous and very unique amongst the Toy Neopets. The Marak outfit looks fantastic as well, the cosplay outfits are awesome, so please keep them coming! ~~aleu1986

From Neopian Times, Issue 941. JN Editorial ID: 20829

Hi! When should people start submitting for the 950th edition of the Neopian Times? For the 850 edition, we were told via editorial that it should be after 840 and before 847, but I wasn't sure if that had changed, since it's been awhile! Please let us know!

Great question! Since the Neopian Times is now being publishing on a biweekly schedule, I would suggest starting to send in submissions intended for the 950th edition between the 944th and 948th edition!


From Neopian Times, Issue 941. JN Editorial ID: 20828

Hello TNT, is there a chance we would be getting a Transparent Ruki for Ruki Day please? I have wanted this for the longest time! Thank you!

Sorry but Pet Day outfits and paint brushes are actually chosen at least a few weeks before if not a full month in advance of that pet day.

However, we do take into account user feedback that we ask for on the Neoboards each month for upcoming Pet day outfits and paint brushes. Be sure to keep an eye out for the September Pet Day Suggestions neoboard posts!

From Neopian Times, Issue 941. JN Editorial ID: 20827

Hey TNT! So I just visited the create a pet page for the first time since it's been updated, and I noticed these little bandana options on the bottom of the screen. Are these new wearables that our newly created pets get to keep? ~~yoshisislandbandit

Yes, the bandanas are very cute :) And you are right! They will be something your newly created pet will wear after they are created.

From Neopian Times, Issue 941. JN Editorial ID: 20826

Hi! Back in the Neopian Times #923 you made the welcome decision to allow LGBTQIA+ players & allies greater freedom of expression. Unfortunately, the neoboard chat rules still haven't been updated to reflect this change. This has led to confusion especially since the neoboard chat rules are much easier for the average player to find than an old NT editorial. Any chance you can update the chat rules? Thanks & please remove my username. ~~Anonymous

Hi, sorry this is leading to any confusion on the boards. The chat rules will be updated soon to reflect the new rules about this.

From Neopian Times, Issue 941. JN Editorial ID: 20825

You hiring?? :') ~~cyanidas

We sure are actually! Just head over to https://www.jumpstart.com/aboutus/careers and that will show the open positions, requirements for those positions and explain how to apply.

Good luck!! :)

From Neopian Times, Issue 941. JN Editorial ID: 20824

I got SO excited when I saw the new Maractite outfit for Flotsam day; last month I remember one of the members of TNT making a board, asking for suggestions for July pet day outfits, and I specifically was hoping for a Maraquan-themed outfit with a trident for my new Flotsam. It just made me so giddy to see my suggestion used, and to see that it turned out so beautiful! I think it's awesome that the team is taking user suggestions this way, so thank you for making us feel special ^^ Now I've gotta get my hands on that outfit as soon as possible! ~~kooky_user

From Neopian Times, Issue 940. JN Editorial ID: 20823

TNT, who made the book "The Futility of Existence"? Is this a cry for help? Can I get you anything? A shoulder to cry on? A void to stare into? Please respond, we're worried for you. ~~songbird808

I very much appreciate the concern, but I promise you I was just getting into the headspace for Grey Day! Besides, I already gazed long enough into the void while putting together this Surreal Collab, and it gazed back into me... ~~Aesop


From Neopian Times, Issue 940. JN Editorial ID: 20822

Hi. Would it be allowable to include song lyrics from a real-life artist in a Neopian Times comic, or would this be rejected due to copyright issues? The last time I had one of my Neopets singing in a comic, I made up lyrics because I wasn't sure. Of course, I would include the name of the artist and song at the bottom, and only use family-friendly lyrics. Insight would be appreciated. - _brainchild_

Hi, sadly you would not be able to use lyrics from a copyrighted song, it would get rejected because of that. What you did last time is the perfect thing to do. :)

From Neopian Times, Issue 940. JN Editorial ID: 20821

Hello- I would like clarity on the rules for entering a gallery in the contest. Can you or can you not enter your gallery with a premade layout from a site such as sunnyneo if you give them credit? Here is what I found and it seem contradictory one Neopian Times article says you can enter with a premade layout and another that "as a rule", galleries with premade layouts won't get accepted. Please give a clear answer and remove my user name. thanks ~~anonymous

Those are correct actually. I did find two NT Editorials with questions about this and both basically say the same thing, which is this. Pre-made galleries are allowed to enter however they are at a severe disadvantage in being selected since we do prefer the creativity of making your own gallery in all aspects. However, this does not mean that a pre-made gallery will not win once 9in a while. The two editorials I found were at: http://www.neopets.com/ntimes/index.phtml?section=editorial&issue=439 http://www.neopets.com/ntimes/index.phtml?section=editorial&issue=270 Please make sure to always give credit if you are using someone else's hard work though!

From Neopian Times, Issue 940. JN Editorial ID: 20820

Hi TNT! I had a question about beauty contest advertising. It seems in its current state the beauty contest is not about art at all. Rather, it feels like a contest of who can advertise (aka, spam) their entry as much as possible all across the site for a week. Why is it that we can "advertise" our entries in our signatures outside the art chat? It takes away from what should be the focus of the competition, which is art. Not to mention it annoys pretty much everyone on other boards to see constant BC (and CC) spam/advertising. And, those of us who are much busier don't have the time to spend 24/7 on the site advertising our entries; so even if we spent hours on our artwork, it won't win a trophy because someone else spammed the site all week. Can we change this rule back to where only advertising on the Art Chat is allowed? Please leave my username out. Thank you! ~~anonymous

Hi, this was a much asked for revision and since the CC entries are allowed to be advertised in this same way, it was decided that to be fair to both contests that all entries from both the Beauty Contest and the Caption Contest could advertise the same way. Meaning that because the CC entrants could have a link in their NeoSig on any boards while not being able to create any boards for the sole purpose of advertising, not allowing the BC contestants that same right was not fair to them. Sorry, that is affecting your entries though. However, you are always welcome to enter the Art Gallery which doesn't require any advertising and still gives out points and items as prizes.

From Neopian Times, Issue 940. JN Editorial ID: 20819

I love the beta theme, Tis the Season!! From the falling snowflakes that occur on every page to the looping background sound bite (that I discovered by accident after months of using it). Please create more like this! Whoever made it, please give them my thanks and appreciation. Maybe for Halloween, we can get ghosts/spirits floating around with a haunting melody! That would be so cool! - viviiiann

From Neopian Times, Issue 939. JN Editorial ID: 20818

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