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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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Hey TNT. Can we please activate Underground Tunnel Background? Thank you so much in advance :)~~tarons

This item is actually active, it is an R101 (meaning its exclusive to a specific prize pool). So you can only obtain this item through this certain element of the world.

From Neopian Times, Issue 894. JN Editorial ID: 20440

The Burlap color for Ogrins is in the pool but you can not paint your pet. Please get the Burlap for Ogrins fixed.~~fridaylass

Burlap is a lab exclusive colour, therefore it cannot be painted. It can only be zapped!

From Neopian Times, Issue 894. JN Editorial ID: 20439

Greetings, people of the Neopets Team. I have noticed an error in the description for the Silver Helmet -- it claims that the item was "forged by faeries a millenia ago". "Millennia" has two N's, but also is plural; one "millennia" is a "millennium", as I am sure the esteemed Neopian Times editor knows. I request that this mistake be edited for clarity.~~jara_hamee

Good catch and thank you for letting us know! The item description has been updated.

From Neopian Times, Issue 894. JN Editorial ID: 20438

Did you guys forget to update the story telling competition?~~_sissiy_sis_369

Since we just started the Storytelling Competition up again, we have understandably not been receiving many entires. We have been trying to end the most recent story but have not received any entries to finish it the past few days. So please submit! We would love to hear from you.

From Neopian Times, Issue 894. JN Editorial ID: 20437

Hi. Lately, I've been hearing comments from a lot of people who are understandably miffed because someone impersonated them and sent out a bunch of spam mails, or because they received 50+ spam mails. Is there just one person who is continually doing this, or do we need a broader crackdown on impersonation and spamming? I think that adding "no impersonation" to the rules page on the boards would be a good idea.

Hi. This was reported to the monitors and the person who was spamming those messages was taking advantage of a glitch that has now been patched. So you shouldn't have any more issues with this type of spamming, however if you ever do have any issues please report the messages to the monitors so they can investigate. Thanks!

From Neopian Times, Issue 894. JN Editorial ID: 20436

Hi TNT! This is just a minor thing, but the Woodland Flotsam Plushie has a problem with its name. "Flotsam" and "Plushie" currently aren't capitalized the way all other plushie names are. Could Donny fix this please? Thank you very much!~~zweimalzuxys

Done & Done.

From Neopian Times, Issue 893. JN Editorial ID: 20435

Hi there! Why is it that people advertising for the CC are allowed to advertise it in their signatures while BC art isn't? I totally get the whole "spam" part and people spamming to get votes in the CC isn't considered ok. However, I feel like this is still pretty unfair to those who make art for the BC as their efforts are usually takes more time and people pour their hearts into art and aren't even allowed to advertise in their signatures even when not spamming. A lot of the enthusiasm and votes have disappeared since the rules kicked in and won't even allowed to engage people on other boards, it feels like the contest is slowly dying away. So with this I'm asking if there's a possibility to give the BC contestants the same treatment as the CC people-- to be able to advertise their entries in their signatures as long as they don't spam. Thank you for reading and I hope you understand my intentions with this! ~~brother_red

Hi, You are right, spam of any kind is not welcome on Neopets, so we need to be careful that we don’t accidently encourage spam. So let’s do this, since it does seem to be a popular request, the rule about BC spam has been re-considered and we will make a slight change in the rules regarding advertising for your BC entries. Now, please read all of this so you can keep your account safe. I (tnt_contest_judge/kikocat) will make a post after the news and editorial is out to address this on the Art Board and I’ll repost these new rules for advertising there. As of right now, your BC Link in your NeoSig is NO longer restricted to any boards, meaning you can keep your Neosig with your BC link and post anywhere you would like. Now, the same rules as the CC will go into effect with this (really old BC rules actually if everyone remembers those), your posts must contribute to the conversations, so no one word posts or “GLT” type posts. Basically don’t just post a couple words to get your NeoSig seen and then just jump from board to board to repeat that. This is the definition of spamming. Now, what will happen if you are caught spamming. Your entry will be removed for the week to make sure the contest is kept fair for all. Warnings for this will be up to the monitors discretion so if it looks like spam, it will be considered spam. They will then send me a list of usernames who they warned for spamming and I will have to remove your entry. Please do not make me remove an entry, I would rather not. So be careful out there and please play by the spirit of the rules. Just to add, you still can only advertise from the same account that the pet is on. So please do not post all your pets from your main account. Sorry to keep this part of the advertising rule but it is to make sure no one is advertising for anyone else’s pet. It keeps things fair for all entering. Happy BC’ing!!

From Neopian Times, Issue 893. JN Editorial ID: 20642

Hello! I have an Iced Chomby Biscuit in my inventory and it's of course listed as a Baked item, but there's no option to feed it to any of my pets. Could this be fixed, please?~~ilovebunnees

Oopsie, Donnie has made this item edible now!

From Neopian Times, Issue 893. JN Editorial ID: 20434

Hey, a couple years ago it was mentioned that you all were working on a way for players to rename their pets. I would (and so would everyone else!) love an option like this! Could you give an updated on how the work is going? Thanks!~~justanotherperson1

As you know, from one editorial about this, see Editorial 759 (http://www.neopets.com/ntimes/index.phtml?section=editorial&issue=759), this is something we would love to be able to do but it would be a rather involved process since everything on the site links to either the username of a member or if it's pet related to the petname.

From Neopian Times, Issue 893. JN Editorial ID: 20433

So I just logged on the Neopets and the news updated simultaneously, so new News and I click on the Better than You challenge and 385 people have already beaten it. How is it that possible when the news just came out? ~~sunnshinegrrl

Hello, I see where that could be confusing, however Better Than You is usually updated prior to the news coming out so that it gets mentioned in the news. It's best to check BTY on Wednesday morning and then early afternoon even if the news has not come out yet.

From Neopian Times, Issue 893. JN Editorial ID: 20432

Hey TNT, could you please reactivate the "Brightvale Team Jersey" and the "Spring Korbat Toy"? Both seem to be unactivated by mistake.~~padxe

Darn that ghost glitch...all back to normal now.

From Neopian Times, Issue 892. JN Editorial ID: 20431

The following items from last year's DD are STILL not usable: Gnome Bottle of Perfume Wingoball Game Board Meepit Juice Jar Angry Meepit Plushie Cloudberry Doughnutfruit Pirate Gummy Slorg Gwyl Parachuting Toy Red Kiko Hair Clip And there are probably more. Can Donny do something about this?~~ blackghoulmon

Woah that is just downright crazy. Donny shuffled himself around and was able to fix all of these. Thank you for your help in reporting these!

From Neopian Times, Issue 892. JN Editorial ID: 20430

Hi TNT! I really liked the 20th anniversary merch but I couldn't buy any. Do you have any plans to release new merch, maybe on Zazzle or Redbubble? It would be way easier for international fans and I would LOVE some stickers!~~xeniathewarriorcat

Yes we plan on releasing more merch for sure! This was our first round and we will be releasing more in the future. When, that we don't know. But we will announce here on the site as soon as we have plans for more releases.

Donny's Corner:

From Neopian Times, Issue 892. JN Editorial ID: 20429

Hi. I am writing in as a friendly reminder to send out the item prize for the recent Neopian Times Valentine's Day issue. It's usually a Pink Paint Brush, but a Valentine Petpet Paint Brush would be another good choice instead.~~_brainchild_

Yes, you're totally right they were a bit late this week, these were granted!

From Neopian Times, Issue 892. JN Editorial ID: 20428

Dear TNT, is it possible to at least make the code for the Filters so that they at least exclude the items and Names used in Neopets? Like..for example Chomby and the Fungus... You can not mention the band on the guildboards and can not past the specific names on the Quest board pages because the filter thinks we use a bad word. I understand you want to cover all possibilities and it is probably a lot of items that would be put into a white list that they would go through the filters. But I would so much thank you for that and other i am sure too, since this is frustrating (and can sometimes as it seems even lead to warnings). Thank you in advance for your answer and you are doing a great job with what is all right now on your table. I wish I could help and make it easier, unfortunately I do not know a lot about coding. HUGS! – marithdragon

Monitors review all reports and investigate all situations before any action is taken, so if a pet is fine the pet and account it is located on would not be touched.

From Neopian Times, Issue 892. JN Editorial ID: 20427

Hello there! Hey what if a person falsely accuse you of owning a pet that is illegitimate? I know buying pets is considered cheating but I bet not all of those pets are hacked(maybe they were saved from the pound yes I know is still wrong tho!) but there is people who TRACK down people's trades/allaccounts if they involve good real named or Ucs(generally) for wtvr reason and think there is "fishy business" this is worrysome because some users are bound to fall on judgement(if you ask where they buy the pet when in reality they trade it then?) ,Does this people get a warning because if they don't please do,all of this is not nice sorry if I mispell I'm not a native english speaker and thank you ,Hope they don't keep tabs with me you or you - purrmew

Hello. Yes, false reporting is against the rules. So if someone is reporting someone out of maliciousness then they would be risking their own account, however reporting someone because you are suspicious and would like something to be checked out is fine.

From Neopian Times, Issue 892. JN Editorial ID: 20426

Hey TNT, I know this is a topic that's been mentioned a lot in the past (and is, tragically, against the spirit of Valentines)- But I was wondering if the "No Neopet Romance/Marriage" rule could be added on to our official list of rules? As of right now, it isn't super obvious to users who don't look through editorials and/or ask other Neopians about it- and I think that having it listed somewhere that's easy to find could potentially help lessen the number of people who accidentally break it ^^; - seteeroff

As Neopets is an all-ages site, we cannot permit romance/dating here; regardless if it’s between users or two consenting pets (or petpets, or petpetpets, or … you see where we’re going with this). Rule #1 in the Rules & Guidelines states “Neopets has players of all ages so inappropriate content doesn't belong here. This includes content and discussion relating to: sexual content,…” so romance is covered within these guidelines. You can find them at: http://www.neopets.com/chatrules.phtml#rulesguidelines.

From Neopian Times, Issue 892. JN Editorial ID: 20425

Hey! For the beauty contest, since np prizes have been removed can we advertise a side pet on our main in the boards? And, if I have a side pet in the BC but I want to advertise on the premium board is it still against the rules to advertise from the main (since it's the one that has premium)? Thanks, u da best. ~~ _fawnn

Hi. No, you can only advertise a pet on the same account that they are on. This is to make sure that only the owner of that pet is advertising for the pet in the contest. Yes, that is still against the rules to advertise on the premium boards for a side account pet from your main account.

If you are entering a side account pet and you really want to advertise from your main, the only way that would be possible is to transfer the pet to your main prior to entering the Beauty Contest. Sorry it's not the best solution but that would be the only way to be able to advertise on that account.

From Neopian Times, Issue 892. JN Editorial ID: 20424

*hands you a tray of Suave Dark Cookies, goodies of my own creation* So, after weeks of listening to my previous Uni beg for a Suave Dark Wig, I finally gave in and got one for her. Imagine our astonishment when we went into the closet to try it on and the back side of her mane kept poking out, no matter how we tried to stretch it out. Not very "suave", in my opinion. Can someone pretty please with sugar fix this so my Uni can stop crying? Thanks, 'ppreciate it. ~~thighs1

Sure, Donny's gone ahead and fixed this.

From Neopian Times, Issue 892. JN Editorial ID: 20423

You know we are very picky on the neopet time, that being said we need more information on this little helper your throwing at us. Like did he ever play neopets? Does he understand we take the spelling and items in this sight very seriously? Is he really little? Most of us are adults now we don't need a little man trying to catch up in just a week or two it takes great time and patience to deal with us. So you tell that oompah looking guy we will seriously give him Moltara if he messes up. Thank you *sets down Missing King Milk Carton, with shifty eyes* - moonlightwitch

Hey there moonlightwitch. I completely understand your uncertainty, but I actually started playing Neopets back in 2004. Although I took some time off to focus on school, I have spent the past month learning about all of the lore, characters, and items that I missed out on while I was at school! Don't worry I am an adult (at least agewise) although I am on the shorter side! I absolutely love how much passion the Neopet community has and will do my utmost to deliver the experience and content you all deserve. Looking forward to seeing you all in Neopia! -Aesop

From Neopian Times, Issue 892. JN Editorial ID: 20422

Hi! You guys do an absolutely amazing job and I really appreciate all the work and effort that goes into making this site a fun place to be! I was just wondering if there would be a Share the Love Challenge, for the sweetheart grams this year? Thanks so much!

Of course. If you purchase all the grams you will receive a bonus next week :)

From Neopian Times, Issue 891. JN Editorial ID: 20421

Thank you for the Fringed Heart Valentine Goodie Bag - very cute! However, the description currently reads "This was released to celebrate Valentines Day Y21" but we are in Y22. Can this be fixed? Thanks!~~havittaa

oops, surely you got it dude.

From Neopian Times, Issue 891. JN Editorial ID: 20420

Hi! When playing scorchy slots, at some point, the volcano erupts and I get this message: "It's raining Neopoints, you pick up as many as you can carry!" Now I KNOW for a fact that I can carry millions of neopoints, so what is up with that?? ~~mysteryshadow

Hi! Remember they are very hot when they come out of the erupting volcano so you might not have as good of hold on them as you think you do to be able to keep them. :)

From Neopian Times, Issue 891. JN Editorial ID: 20419

Hi TNT! Thanks so much for everything you do to keep Neopets fun! I am wondering, when are we going to see new Neopet species enter? For me, one of the funniest parts about Neopets is the pets themselves. I think it would be so fun to have several more species join Neopets in 2020! ~~ __scribblerofdreams

Hello! You never know. Although adding a new species does mean they would not be able to wear the wearables that were out before they existed (unless they were updated), so that can cause some frustrations with new pets being added. But again, you never know when something new could be added so I'd say watch the news for all updates (not just about new pets but everything going on.)

From Neopian Times, Issue 891. JN Editorial ID: 20418

Hello, I've been a member of Neopets for quite some time and will be celebrating 17 years this month! One thing that has always confused me is the long, complex list of rules for Side Accounts. While there are fan sites that have organized them somewhat, it seems a bit silly that we have to go off-site or dig through editorials in order to see what's allowed and what isn't. Is it possible to have some sort of official Side Account rule list posted somewhere on the site? Thanks!~~skip949

Congratulations on celebrating 17 years with us.

I doubt we could put everything not allowed to be done on side accounts in a comprehensive list (since something would always be left off or a member would come up with a what if situation), so in the most basic sense, you cannot use side accounts for anything that would grant you Neopoints or Items.

Here are some things you can do on a side account:

Enter the Beauty Contest (yes you didn't use to be able to but no prizes are given now)

Have more pets (Send items and points from your main to your side to feed your pets)

Chat on the boards (but remember anything you do on your side can affect your main so don't post anything on a side account that you would not on your main account)

Adopting pets from the pound (again the points needed would have to come from your main)

Have a NeoHome

Buy and spent NC (except on cookies)

Have a Lab Ray

You may joins guilds but you cannot enter their contests, if they have any for prizes (unless non-tangible prizes like graphics)

Have a Gallery

Collect the Freebie Newbie Pack and free starting NC (or free NC gifts from the NC Mall)

Faerie Quests (no you can't use cookies) but since they are given randomly, you have no control over getting one or not but the items needed have to be bought and sent from your main account

This is not a complete list but these are the main things you can do on a side account. If you get stuck on if something is allowed on a side or not, just investigate if you will get points or items from the activity, if you will, then you can’t do them on a side (unless specifically stated that you can). Hope that helps!

From Neopian Times, Issue 891. JN Editorial ID: 20417

I just want to say thank you very much for the new items in the Pretty in Pink Sweetheart Gram! They are gorgeous and I love them all so much, especially the new earrings. I've been waiting for years for beautiful heart earrings and the Lollipop Heart Earrings are everything I've ever wanted. Thank you, TNT! :D Can't wait to see the other Valentine's items. :)~~the_darkest_sage

Aww yay so glad you liked it <3

From Neopian Times, Issue 890. JN Editorial ID: 20416

Funny glitch with the Lovely Lilac Wig, seems to flash through every neopet wearing the wig. Makes for a funny animation but I'd love it fixed!~~falliiing

Hi there, yeah we saw the issue on Blums and we have fixed this now. If there are any other pets you are seeing this on please let us know.

From Neopian Times, Issue 890. JN Editorial ID: 20415

What happened today? The descriptions under the Neopies choices are switched. I chose the description (the Soup Faerie Stamp) not the picture. How are you going to award these? My choice is definitely the Soup Faerie Stamp.~~whiteowl7

Our apologies on that it seems the images were switched. We've gone ahead and kept the text/descriptions the same but now with the correct image.

From Neopian Times, Issue 890. JN Editorial ID: 20414

Thank you for the pretty new Marble Zafara (I was hoping for Stealthy but maybe next year *hint hint*) and the brand new outfit. There's just one problem: the Proper Zafara Wig does not remove the Zafara's natural hair and they look a little awkward together. I bet Donny could fix this in a jiffy! ;)~~ vali1987

Oops our mistake. Donny has gone ahead and snipped it so it's perfect now.

From Neopian Times, Issue 890. JN Editorial ID: 20413

Recently, I've seen some custom petlookup layouts and coding snippets that cover the gender on a pet's lookup, usually to replace it with "Other" to allow for more accurate pet representations of users or other characterizations. However, I wasn't sure if that's actually allowed, given that it is covering up information on a pet's lookup. Is that okay, as long as it isn't used to deceive anyone, of course? *hands Hissi cake* ~~alli_draggy

Right, as long as you are not covering it up in an attempt to scam or trick anyone than a change like that would be fine. However, if you are trading the pet, please remove that so no one has to wonder about the gender of the pet they are about to adopt. Just make sure to not cover up the actual pet image or any of the other stats. Thankssss for the Hissi Cake. :)

From Neopian Times, Issue 890. JN Editorial ID: 20412

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