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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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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


Is there any room in the schedule to get the submit for the NT thumbnails working again? I and a lot of other creators would love to use our custom art to go along with our comics/stories! Thanks :-)~~ donovna

Probably not a change we would make to our system since we are prioritizing mobile atm, but you can always put your image link that you want us to use in the comment section and if it is a valid image link that works we will totally work. If you see that your entry does not have the image you wanted it likely means the link you provided did not work.

From Neopian Times, Issue 897. JN Editorial ID: 20469


Hi, thank you for the new stamp from the festival of neggs. However it won’t let me put it in my album, can you please fix this? Thanks!~~ she_chose_love

Yes, looks like stamp wasn't properly released into the world. But should be all good now :)

From Neopian Times, Issue 897. JN Editorial ID: 20468


Hi. 2 things about some of the Negg Festival prizes: 1. When I got my Charming Spring Background, it was categorized as "Gift." If I'm not mistaken, it should be categorized as "Mystical Surroundings." 2. According to Jellyneo, the Floral Nature Charm is categorized as "Special." I'm guessing that this means it can't be put in an album. Is it supposed to be an album item? If so, it should be called "Floral Nature Collectable Charm" for consistency and be categorized as "Toy" like the other collectable charms. It should also have a spot on the Charms II page, since the first Charms page is full.~~ _brainchild_

Ah you're totally right! Donny has gone ahead and moved it to the correct shop! As for the charm, it is a toy not a collectable charm so it is as it's supposed to be.

From Neopian Times, Issue 897. JN Editorial ID: 20467


Now that the Negg Festival has started, I wanted to recustomise my pet to fit the theme. What's happened to the Squeegee Painted Negg Hat? It is in my Closet but doesn't show up when I try to customise my pet. I also cannot remove it from my closet either (gives me an error and says the item cannot be moved to my inventory)? Can someone fix this please? :)~~ stargirl089

Ghost glitch strikes again smh. Donny's gone ahead and fixed this!

From Neopian Times, Issue 897. JN Editorial ID: 20466


Hi TNT! I haven't been on to this site in a while and I'm glad to see that you all are doing great! I went to the theneopetsteam account and your page has a link to the Neocam? What's that all about?? I'm surprised that ya'll haven’t updated that since I was on the site years ago!! Thank yall for your hard work :)~~ catlover499

Well, we as the Neopets team would probably love to do this (once we got back to our new office of course) But unfortunately we have an office full of other brands as well. So we would need consent from everyone in the office before ever doing this. Also seeing as we are all working from home probably for the next few months, this idea probably couldn't take off for several months. Plus sometimes in the office we are planning top secret stuff for your guys that is meant to be a surprise, so not too sure if we could bring it back :/ We have guests that could visit that we don't have consent from either so, this might not ever come back the more i think about it :(

From Neopian Times, Issue 897. JN Editorial ID: 20465


Could we please get a list of all the current, correct rules in one place (or at least guild rules)? I'm trying to do things but I know rules have been changed, but even with all the extra time at home, I don't want to read the entire editorial! So...are contests allowed?~~wormie

Hi, Yes, contests are allowed in guilds and you can also now join guilds on your side accounts (but don't join any contests on side accounts in those guilds if they are giving out prizes (neopoints or items).

Here is a link to some common questions that come about with regards to guilds: http://www.neopets.com/ntimes/index.phtml?section=editorial&issue=844

From Neopian Times, Issue 897. JN Editorial ID: 20464


Can we get more pet slots because of the quarantine? Pretty please? ^__^ ~erica_xi

Haha I wish! Unfortunately, adding pet slots is not as simple and easy as one may think. It actually requires A LOT of work. However, it is definitely in our mind's eye as something we may add in the future. Currently, most of our focus is on keeping the site going with events, continuing to release new content, and building the mobile site.

From Neopian Times, Issue 896. JN Editorial ID: 20463


*gives 12 identical and beautifully decorated Vandagyre cookies* Dear Aesop, Scrappy, kikocat and the whole editorial team, thank you so much for the latest Dyeworks items! Such lovely items arriving right when we need a little morale boost. :) In particular, as a vandagyre fan, I am so grateful for the new versions of Spring Teal Sandals and Garden Tea Parasol. Since vandas cannot wear the originals, it's such a treat to get nicely fitted and thoughtfully colored versions that are wearable. *smiley face, tears of joy, jazz hands* However, can it be that when making the Dyeworks of Star Dust Wig vandagyres were overlooked? *sobs, flips table, shouts WHYYY?!?* Sadly, after excitedly dyeing my Star Dust Wig, it appears that the wig does not appear in the customization window for any of my many (very many, but never enough) vandas. Please, to you, Donnie, the art team, Queen Fyora, can this be remedied? Thank you. ~skuria99

Hello there! Yes, we sadly realized this as well, we are hoping to get this fixed soon!

From Neopian Times, Issue 896. JN Editorial ID: 20462


Is there any chance that the Altador Cup might come a little sooner? Since we're all inside for a while, some AC games would just hit the spot. Thanks and stay well! ~neohomeninja

Hahah I know just how you feel I love AC too! Unfortunately, we already have quite a few events to prepare for at the moment. Since the Altador Cup is one of our biggest and most difficult events to set up, we can't release it any sooner.

From Neopian Times, Issue 896. JN Editorial ID: 20461


Hi TNT. April is here and Lutari Day just ahead and also you know what? A Maraquan Lutari. Right!? Please TNT, create a Maraquan Lutari for this year. Please! Thanks in advance! ~paco_39

hmmm that is a great idea I'll definitely see what I can do... but no promises!

From Neopian Times, Issue 896. JN Editorial ID: 20460


Hi team! What's up with "King Hagan’s Crown"? No, really, that's what it's called now. Fix? ~lil_jen_aside

Thank you for bringing that to our attention! Those darn Meepits must be at it again. All fixed now!

From Neopian Times, Issue 896. JN Editorial ID: 20459


I've been refreshing at the Meridell dump for hours -- is there a glitch with the current system or is the avatar still working as expected? Is there any way to make the items a little more common, if so? :c Thank you so much! You all rock! ~creambiskit

Hi! After consulting with our lead programmers we can confirm the Meridell dump is working as expected and users have in fact been awarded the avatar. Good luck!

From Neopian Times, Issue 896. JN Editorial ID: 20458


Hey you guys, you answered the question of renaming pets recently - please address the question of "unconverted pets" now - is there any chance we will be seeing an unconverted paint brush released in the NC mall at any point? How about a premium item that people can buy with NC and sell for NP? Do you guys have any interest in releasing an item like that? ~justanotherperson1

Here is a quote from Scrappy on this: I was asked why they don't work in our system. As I clarified, it has nothing to do with making them customizable (they'd never be able to be, even if the pets themselves did work in our system, due to the different poses). The clothing references were for pet's actual paint brush colours, from the full Royal ensembles to Aisha collars, we'd have to make those work too. Now, saying they won't work in our system is definitely true (trust me, I use this system setting up paintbrush colours all of the time). As I said before, we have to manually tell the system to ignore the way it should be done and pull up the static image instead for that particular pet. It's not something we can just put out a paintbrush for and have you be able to do it, it just doesn't work that way. As for why we won't make it work in the system, if we even could do it, it would take a LOT of time and resources, for something that we no longer support. That decision was made a long time ago, and it hasn't changed - officially, UC pets are retired. The ones that exist, exist and will stay that way until they are converted, but new or already converted pets will stay converted. I know many of you want them back, and I'm sorry, but our stance on them hasn't changed. All I was doing with the previous question was providing more information on a specific aspect of how they work.

From Neopian Times, Issue 896. JN Editorial ID: 20457


I just recreated a Neopets account after many years away, but it seems as if most games, the maps, and the pound are not working! Am I confused, or is it on my end??? ~ hillaryhilton

Hi, this is because in December 2020 flash will no longer be supported so a lot of browsers are actually disabling it by default so make sure you go into your preferences and enable flash for Neopets. If that still does not work, try a different browser. You can also click the little "i"/”Not secure” on the left in the URL bar and allow flash (you might want to try this even if you have flash enabled on the browser).

From Neopian Times, Issue 896. JN Editorial ID: 20456


Hi TNT. I recently started playing Neopets again because I missed it. At first, I couldn't remember my old account information, so I made a new one. Now that I remember my old account and have access to it again, I wish to make it my side account. Is it okay to transfer all of my old items and Neopoints to my new account somehow? Or perhaps donate everything? Thank you. ~ bellechanterelle

That is fantastic you were able to get into your old account. Since it is your old main account (from the sounds of it), that would be perfectly fine to move your items from your old account to your new main account.

From Neopian Times, Issue 896. JN Editorial ID: 20455


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