I will be updating this page with proper definitions for use in the Beauty Contest, and the Beauty Contest Boards.
BC - Beauty Contest. This is a Competition held on Neopets where artists compete for trophies by entering a drawing and advertising it. The 3 people with the most votes in their Species will win a trophie, and some neopoints. The 3 people with the most votes overall get a trophie, some neopoints, and a rare item.
Goldbanned - When a Pet recieves First place(whether in Species or overall), they will recieve a Goldban. This means that the pet will not be able to enter the contest for 4 months. However! It has come to my attention that changing your pet's species, switching your goldbanned pets with side account pets, or pounding your goldbanned pet and creating a new one, so that you can enter again, is considered "avoiding goldban" and it can possibly get you frozen.
Quadruped (Quad) - Animal-like, generally drawn on all four legs (this varies species to species)
NSV - Non silent votes
Hand Drawn - Literally speaking, everything that is drawn,is hand drawn(unless, of course, you draw with your foot, or mouth, or nose). However, when people usually refer to it in the boards, they mean "Traditionally drawn". Try to refrain from using the term "hand drawn" (unless you are making a joke about it.) xD
CAP(C&P) - Copy And Paste. An image, of said pet, taken from the site, and altered. Usually done through MSPaint or other drawing program.
Digital Art - Drawn and/or colored using digital programs such as: MSPaint, Photoshop, and OpenCanvas.
Traditional - Drawn on paper or canvas, using mediums such as: Pencil, pen, markers, pencil crayons, paint, and the like. Usually scanned in, or taken a picture of.
Clay, Models, etc are not allowed..
WIP - Work In Progress. This is a drawing that is still being worked on. Usually when someone posts a WIP they want critique or comments to help as they progress.
Board - The place where all the threads are posted; A group of people getting together in discussion
Topic(or Thread) - A subject of discussion. A specific subject posted into the board for people to come in and chat about that subject.
Advertspam (Spam) - The act of saying the exact same thing in every voting thread. Copying and Pasting Things like "Hai vot fur me!" and "I voted, vote for me!" posted over and over in different threads. One way users try to avoid voting for advertspammers, is by saying in their topic title to say a specific word, something related to a specific topic, or saying something related to their entry (not including the saying "its cute" which is also spammed everywhere.)
Free Votes - Usually thread format. This is usually posted by someone who doesn't have an entry. It is usually a first come, first serve set up. So if one person posts a kougra, and someone else posts after, the first person will USUALLY get the vote. There are some cases where even though they say "free vote" they will refuse to vote on some entries which they deem to be "unworthy" of their vote.
Vote Trading - IS AGAINST THE RULES! You cannot trade anything for votes. If you are caught trading for votes, you WILL be frozen. Anyone who says "Vote for me, and I will vote for you in return", "I will give you a paint brush if you vote for (petname)", etc. is breaking the rules. If you see anyone doing this, politely inform them that it is against the rules. If they continue to do so, dispite being told, and you feel that the only way to get them to stop is to report them, then you may do so. However, it is okay to say, "I will look at your entry if you look at mine".
Care to take a look at my Lab Pet's Page?
I don't have the Lab Ray yet, but once I do, everytime she changes species/color, I will update her page with a picture.
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