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Is TNT aware of pet shuffles in the PC? There seems to be a lot of drama surrounding it. Recently impostor accounts and people trying to scam others out of their pets. Also I find the rules a bit much. People who enter in and don't fully understand the are pressured to accept under offers for their pets or become a pariah of the PC. Trading as a whole seems to be getting out of hand lately, especially regarding unconverted neopets.

Yes, we have seen those boards. If you suspect someone of harassment/scamming please let us know right away by submitting an abuse report.

BTW: creating an account to pose as another user is considered scamming and will be dealt with accordingly. This means that account and any linked to it will be frozen! In other words, if someone creates/uses an account to impersonate another user and attempts to scam, that account and their other accounts will be frozen. Just because a “side” is used to scam does not leave the other accounts free. So don't post anything on your side that you would not post on your main!!

If someone is being bullied for not accepting an offer for their pet (or any reason) please report that user and allow the monitors to look into the situation. As hard as it is, we do ask you to not "return" the bullying as this can jeopardize your account (which we wouldn't want to see), so please just report and move on. The monitors will handle the situation!

From Neopian Times, Issue 890. JN Editorial ID: 20411

*passes out cookies & almond milk* I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to Jade + the NC Team + all of TNT for paying attention to us asking for new baby/maraquan/mutant clothes - the new items have been amazing & my weird morphed pets feel loved! The Maraquan White Beaded Gown is GORGEOUS! THANK YOU SO MUCH & keep up the great work !~~spukl1

aww this made my day. I'm really trying to give you all some good stuff. This year I really want to do better for the ncc, deliver better art with fewer mistakes! That's my goal anyways...let's see how it goes XD

From Neopian Times, Issue 889. JN Editorial ID: 20410

Hello. The Harfell Mince Pie is misspelled, it should be written like this : Harffel Mince Pie.~~darkobsession

Guess it's a spell fix day! Donny is done...

From Neopian Times, Issue 889. JN Editorial ID: 20409

Hi. I have a small thing for Donny: The item name "Aurrick vs Claymaker Stamp" is currently misspelled. It is currently spelled "Clamymaker." ~~_brainchild_

Wow how embarrassing...Donny has fixed this while shaking his head..

From Neopian Times, Issue 889. JN Editorial ID: 20408

Rule #6 on the Boards is "Personal information is personal" and it goes a little something like this: "To ensure everyone stays safe in Neopia, no one may share information that can be used to personally identify themselves or others. This may include a photo, full name, address, phone number, email address, or other contact information. Do not provide ways to contact you off of Neopets.com, like social networking profiles or sharing instant messenger usernames." My question is, can I have my Neopets user name in the bio section of my off-Neo social media accounts? So my IRL friends know I play and can add me as a friend? Or do you look down upon that as a violation of this rule, even though it's off-site? Thanks in advance if this one makes it into the Editorial. :)~~haic0re

That would be entirely up to you, we don't have any rules against linking to Neopets from external sites, just please don't give those site names out on Neopets.

From Neopian Times, Issue 889. JN Editorial ID: 20407

Hello, thank you for all of your hard work. I am always impressed by how well the site is maintained even being as old as it is. :) *gives cookie* Just so you guys know on the bottom of the "News" Page - this http://www.neopets.com/nf.phtml There is a "Daily Dare" section that says Daily Dare is back and also a "Contests and Spotlights" section that is still showing Caption Contest 1396. If these are not going to be updated I don't think anyone will miss them much if they poofed. You don't have to reply to me, it's just something that bugs me when I see the news each day. Sorry I am not trying to be a complainer!~~jordyvaughn

Yeah...it bothers us too, sometimes when we try to update these the whole site breaks...it's really strange, so that's why we try not to touch them. But we will if we can...just beware you asked for this....XD

From Neopian Times, Issue 889. JN Editorial ID: 20406

Okay, I'm really confused about last weeks answer regarding changing gender via the lab ray scientist battles on side accounts... you said to transfer the pet to our main and battle there, but the lab ray scientist is an exclusive challenger for accounts with the lab ray- so if you only have the lab ray on your sides that obviously isn't an option. In that case, can we battle him on sides? Especially if we lose the battle and receive absolutely no NPs or items, just a gender change? It would be really unfair if we couldn't take full advantage of the lab ray we paid good Neopoints for just because we have it on our side, especially if we make sure not to earn anything from the battle!~~loba_negra

Sorry about the misunderstanding, you are correct. The Lab Ray Scientist can only become a challenger if you have a Lab Ray on that account so yes, if you only had a Lab Ray on a side account then you would be able to battle the Scientist on that account. (Only the Lab Ray Scientist though.)

From Neopian Times, Issue 889. JN Editorial ID: 20405

I just wanted to say I think the art gallery's bad art day was so fun to look at, is there any possibility maybe this could be an annual thing for the art gallery?

Such a fantastic idea!! That could be a lot of fun. Other themed days might be great as well, so if you have any ideas please post them on the Art Board or send in here so we can consider them. Please keep in mind, they would not interfere with special themed days (for pet days for example) and would need to be on days that right now are considered to be “Random Days”. Check the Art Gallery schedule that is posted on the Art Board to see when Random Days are.

Also, watch for user created Beauty Contest themes, they are a great way to get involved. The next one, is starting February 21-28 called the Great Royal Ball. These are not run by staff, but always seem to be well received so check out the Art Board for more information about that. There is a board regarding this which includes when the entries should be submitted and everything else you need to know. If you’re new to the BC, this might be a good way to get involved.

From Neopian Times, Issue 889. JN Editorial ID: 20404

Hey, TNT. In the latest Editorial, you said that we could NM our Neofriends our BC links, but last time I heard, we could NOT do it because "not everyone has 100 Neofriends to Neomail their entries to". Now I'm confused on what the rule is, aside from not NMing people who aren't NFs. Are we allowed to NM our NFs BC entries or not? – krabbox

No, not everyone has 100 Neofriends, but you can Neomail your Neofriends as long as they agree to getting your BC spam Neomails, if they do not approve they can report the spam and you will receive a message asking you not to send unsolicited Neomails about the Beauty Contest. So please keep that in mind and only Neomail friends you have spoken to about the BC before and you know are alright getting those kinds of Neomails.

From Neopian Times, Issue 889. JN Editorial ID: 20403

I've recently been working on collaborating with a friend on a few NT submissions, but a few days ago he was frozen for his own protection! While we're waiting to hear back from support, what should we do? If we go ahead and submit our entries now will he get credit when he gets unfrozen? Should I wait for him to get unfrozen before submitting anything? I want to make sure he's able to get properly credited on his eventual return.~~1337_masta

Great question. You can submit now even though your friend is frozen (make sure to include their name in the comments so they will get credit). What will happen is that a note will be made on their account to contact the NT Editor when they are unfrozen. Once they are unfrozen, they would just need to send in a ticket to be given the credit for the collaboration. So yes, go ahead and enter even though they are frozen. Hopefully they will be unfrozen quickly.

From Neopian Times, Issue 889. JN Editorial ID: 20402

Hi Jade! Is the nt_editor account still the best way to contact you regarding missing NT trophies or publications? Or should we file a ticket and have the support team deal with those issues? I noticed my trophy count did not increase with the collab comic for the holiday issue, and one of my old comics is glitched where it doesn’t show up when you search my username. Thanks!

Hello!! To clear this up, collaborators trophies have to be manually added after each NT comes out, so those are usually added early the next week. If you have not received the trophy please send in a ticket and include the URL to your submission. Just a side note, if you are doing a collaboration with someone please make sure to include their name or names in the comments so they can get credit.

From Neopian Times, Issue 888. JN Editorial ID: 20401

A lot of users in the art community would like to revisit allowing Neopets users to open up commissions for their art and receive Neopoints or items as payment. I think we can agree anything off site or real life currency related shouldn't be allowed and can be reported. And the community would have to understand the consequences of possible scams and take our own precautions. I don't think TNT should have to be stressed with policing commissions and there could be a disclaimer on the Art board explaining this risk. Allowing commissions would be a great way to get the art community bustling and more involved with each other and also non-artists or HTML savvy people. It also encourages people to begin drawing or picking up HTML and to keep improving! Not to mention there would be even more great Neopets art on petpages, userlookups, and descriptions. It also gives a way for those of us who aren't that great at restocking to work for our Neopoints and reach our goals.

This has been discussed in previous editorials, however we would not be able to allow members to do commissions for Neopets Intellectual Property. You are welcome to do Art Trades with one another but you would not be able to charge Neopoints, real life money or items for those images.

From Neopian Times, Issue 888. JN Editorial ID: 20400

Hi! Does NC still expire? The NC shopping rules page states that, "Neocash will expire after one year and that upon expiration you will be given a Neocash Item of equal or greater value." However some players have noticed that unused NC no longer seems to expire. It'd be lovely if you could check in on this & let us know if things have changed.

They would be correct, NC no longer expires. Oops, that should probably be updated. We'll find someone who can check into that for us. Sorry about the confusion.

From Neopian Times, Issue 888. JN Editorial ID: 20399

I've noticed that my Vandagyre can't wear a lot of the older NC clothes. Is there a reason for this? Practically half of my closet is useless apart from backgrounds :( ~~krisdaniel

As you know, the Vandagyre came out in November 2015 to celebrate our 15th birthday but sadly that means a lot of wearables from before then would not be able to be worn by them.

From Neopian Times, Issue 888. JN Editorial ID: 20398

So in the last editorial you said images need to come from neopets.com OR a public image server site. Does this mean I can upload a picture of my neopet customized a certain way to a website like Imgur and use that image in my article? Just wanted this clarified for future entries I have in mind. Thank you! - _clows_cool_pets

Yes you got it!

From Neopian Times, Issue 888. JN Editorial ID: 20397

My BC entry was deleted for posting it on an outside site, I, and some friends, are wondering - though - if sending the link via neomail, or posting the link on our User Lookup is fine, or it's against the rules too. Thank you in advance!~~martia_elior

Hi, sorry to hear your entry was removed, however posting a link on your User Lookup or sending to your Neofriends is fine. However, please do not send to people who are not your Neofriends since that could be viewed as spam.

From Neopian Times, Issue 888. JN Editorial ID: 20396

Hi TNT, please can you clarify a couple of rules regarding side accounts. 1) If we only have the lab ray on our side account and want to battle the Lab Ray Scientist JUST to change the gender of our pet, are we allowed to? Assuming we make zero attempt to win the battle and withdraw from the battle as soon as the gender is changed (so no prizes). 2) If we only have the lab ray on our side account, are we allowed to use the lab ray cookies? 3) Is 2 player battling allowed on side accounts, assuming all weapons and faerie abilities are funded from our main account? Thanks :)

Hi, 1) No, you cannot use the battledome on side accounts; this is because there are prizes given out for winning. If you want to use the battledome to change the gender of a pet, it would be best to transfer the pet to your main, fight there and once you have gotten the change, move your pet back to your side account. 2) Yes, if you only have the lab ray on your side account, then you would be able to use the lab ray cookies on that account. However, if you ever get the lab ray on your main account, you would then only be able to use the cookies on that account. 3) Since you do not receive any points or items from 2 player battles that would be fine but just keep funding these from your main.

From Neopian Times, Issue 888. JN Editorial ID: 20395

Why can’t I put a picture for the beauty contest~~black_black5

There are many reasons why you could be having an issue entering. The image could be in the wrong file format (.gif or .jpg file.) Also, make sure that your file is under 75Mbs and the filename is all in lower case letters. If that still doesn't work, try using a different browser. And if you are still stuck, you can head to the Art Board and ask for help there. There are always Beauty Contest regulars around to lend a hand.

From Neopian Times, Issue 888. JN Editorial ID: 20394

Hello, my friend and I are new to Neopets and we wanted to participate in a project involving my side account, but we didn't know if it would be allowed. I would like to have 6 cross-painted Magma pets on my side for display purposes, but I can't get into the magma pool. My friend just found out his magma pool time and he would like to give me Magma painted pets for the side. The thing is, he doesn't earn many neopoints because of a busy schedual. So we were wondering if it's ok for me to buy the morphing potions on my main account, send it to him so he can create the pets, paint them Magam, and then he transfers them to my side account? No neopoints or items would be earned on the side, so we figured it would be ok, but we wanted to ask just in case it is against the rules.

Sorry but we'd prefer that people earn their own way. The best way for you to do this would be to find your Magma Pool time and then paint or morph your pets and take them to the pool yourself.

From Neopian Times, Issue 887. JN Editorial ID: 20393

Can you guys please fix the Daily Puzzle? It's been neglected for a while now (same question and answer) and it's not a good look.~~havittaa

You should start seeing new puzzles daily. Enjoy! :)

From Neopian Times, Issue 887. JN Editorial ID: 20392

Hello. I recently received a warning for posting 'off site' links and the only links I posted we're DTI & JN links. I'm concerned because I thought both these sites we're 'official' fansites for neopets & majority of everyone on Neopets uses them for wishlists & tradelists. Can you give any insight if these two sites/links will be deemed a 'warning' or safe?

Both DTI and JN are allowed to be linked to since they are recommended sites. Just a side note, Certified sites can be named but not linked to, to see a full list of Recommended and Certified sites please go to http://www.neopets.com/fansites/index.phtml. As for your warning, sorry about the confusion there but you are welcome to send in a ticket by writing to support@neopets.com.

From Neopian Times, Issue 887. JN Editorial ID: 20391

Hiya! (hands you a big gingerbread house) I've been talking to a bunch of people who've entered the BC in the past and used to frequent the art board, but no longer do because the new link rule has basically turned the art board into a wasteland; all the conversation is very brief and an excuse to post BC links before leaving. And the BC has stopped being a competition --- only a handful of people even compete anymore because a lot of potential competitors don't have the time to advertise their entries on the art board alone. Is there any possibility you guys would consider going back to the old ways? I would totally be able to provide a petition!

Such a pretty gingerbread house!! Thank you!! Sadly, this wouldn't be able to be done. When advertising was allowed on all boards, it caused a lot of problems for members on other boards since posts would be made simply to get the Neosig seen and they would not engage in conversation on the boards. So basically it turned into a lot of spamming on other boards which was when the rule was put into place. You can actually advertise on the Art Board, Spotlight Board, and Premium Boards so there are a few places to show off your entries. :)

From Neopian Times, Issue 887. JN Editorial ID: 20390

Can Caption Contest advertising go the way of the Beauty Contest, please? It's the same deal with the BC spamming from a few years back. People will make low effort comments across popular boards to gather the most votes. The winners end up being the people who have hours a day to spend on the boards. It's unfair to those without that time and it's spam.

Actually we view that as spam also, if someone is hoping from board to board and not engaging in the conversation, basically just posting a word or two with a link to vote, you are welcome to report them for spamming and the monitors will investigate. To those entering the Caption Contest, you are welcome to post on the boards with a vote link, but please engage in the conversation. Basically don't just post "Good luck" or "GL" and head to the next board to do the same, stick around and chat.

From Neopian Times, Issue 887. JN Editorial ID: 20389

So I was wondering what is the rule for reentering the same art for the beauty contest? I've been told it's against the rules but I see people do it all the time. I always thought that you can keep entering that art until you win gold with it. But what's the actually rules/guidelines for it?

Here is the rule for this straight from the contest judge. You can re-use your art as much as you want, as long as you have never won gold with the image and you have only ever used the image for one pet. Meaning as soon as you win gold, you have to draw a new image. Once you use an image for a pet, you can never use that image for another pet (even if you trade pets), so all pets need their own images to enter. If you see any that have already won gold, please report them and include the date that they won gold and the contest judge will get those removed from the contest to allow new members to win.

From Neopian Times, Issue 887. JN Editorial ID: 20388

I loved all the animations this year, they were adorable. We received a Dyeworks Hue Brew Potion this year, however it seems it has not been activated for use yet, any way we can have this activated soon so we may be able to use it? As always, thank you guys for all your hard work!~~adrianaco3

I'm glad you liked them :). We believe we have fixed this now so go ahead give it a whirl. Let us or support know if there are still issues with it. We also renamed it to avoid confusion with the original item so it's now called Dyeworks Celebration Hue Brew Potion.

From Neopian Times, Issue 887. JN Editorial ID: 20387

The most recent Ogrin day was skipped! Its at a very busy time of year so we understand but alot of us were hoping for some new colours (*cough* royal *cough*) and a super cool outfit. I even had art ready to go for the art gallery. Is there any chance we can get a super late ogrin day update?~~sliver_tooth

We realise and did not intentially skip them, our artists are finalizing the designs and they should be ready and we will do a fun tiny bit late celebration very soon. Kikocat wanted me to let you know that we did have an art gallery for Ogrins so feel free to check it out in the meantime. link

From Neopian Times, Issue 887. JN Editorial ID: 20386

The Advent Calendar animation on December 4th featured a smartphone. Is Neopia's technology level finally catching back up to where it used to be? It raises so many questions!~~ mysticmajin

That was just another of Katie's marvelous inventions. It lets Neopets watch old Advent stories on the go, apparently!

Happy Holidays <3

From Neopian Times, Issue 886. JN Editorial ID: 20385

Hi TNT! I've noticed that several of the Stocking Stufftacular items have abbreviated item names - e.g., "Plushie Christmas BG" instead of "Plushie Christmas Background," "Tiny Christmas Town FG," etc. Can you please update those to the full name so they're easier to search?~~neo492492

You're totally right I noticed this too and had Donny make a few changes!

From Neopian Times, Issue 886. JN Editorial ID: 20384

Hey TNT! Can I give a big thanks to the team for the Advent Calendar prizes this year, there's so many lovely items and wearables! The animations are also so silly and adorable. Thank everyone for working so hard! *Gives gingerbread cookies*~~diabolicaltulip

I will give this note to the artist! Thanks for the cookies :D

From Neopian Times, Issue 886. JN Editorial ID: 20383

Thank you so much for the 6th pet slot. I know I'm greedy but are there any plans to release more pet slots in the future?~~midnadragon

Of course! When though probably not for a bit. Let's enjoy those 6th pets for a while first.

From Neopian Times, Issue 886. JN Editorial ID: 20382

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