Participation in the Craft Llama website constitutes agreement to the following guidelines, which apply to posts, profile information, avatars and any other content on this site and participation in general.  This includes Private Messages, which we have the ability to read, but will only do so when a violation is reported to us or we have a legitimate reason.

Because of the live nature of the discussion on this community, it is not possible for us to review and/or confirm the accuracy or validity of a message before it is posted.  If you believe that someone has violated our User Guidelines or you have spotted content that may otherwise require attention, please send a Private Message to me (AlphaLlama), with a link to the content and a brief description of what you believe is wrong.  Notification is voluntary but in no case should a user respond to a situation personally, thereby aggravating the situation further.  Responding to a violation in an inflammatory manner is a violation in itself and will result in appropriate action.

Any content that violates our User Guidelines will be removed.  Interpretation of our guidelines is at the discretion of the staff.

1 Cross-Posting

Cross -Posting is not allowed in the forums and will result in the removal of one or more posts.  Cross-posting is defined as posting the same information in two or more locations unnecessarily. When posting your forum topic, please try to post it in the most appropriate place within the organizational structure of our community.  Identical topics posted in the same or different forums will be removed.

Please note though that your Forum posts will automatically be added to your Activity Feed.  You can also use your Activity Feed posts as a source of images for your Forum posts.

2 Artificially Increasing Post Count

Attempts to artificially increase your post count are prohibited.  This includes the mass creation of short or meaningless posts. Whilst competing in forums games, please do not post consecutive replies within a short period of time.

3 Advertisements

Advertisements are not allowed in your Activity Feed or The Forums.  Generally speaking, posts made specifically for the promotion of a website, product or service are considered advertising or, at least, posts made that unnecessarily send people to a website that you are in some way affiliated with.  If you would like to advertise, please use the Classifieds section.

You may post details of upcoming events in the Events section of The Craft Llama Forums but please keep such posts informative rather than promotional.

4 Affiliate Links

You are not allowed to post an affiliate URL in the Craft Llama Forums that leads to your earning cash, banner impressions, credits, points, etc.  You may, however post such links in your Activity Feed provided you do so in moderation – people will soon complain if you are spamming this sort of thing!  All affiliate links must be clearly designated as such.

5 Personal Information

Do not post personal, real life information such as home addresses and home phone numbers (including your own).  Please do not refer to a Craft Llama member by their “real name” rather than their user name.

6 English Speaking Site

As this is an English-speaking community, we require that posted content be in the English language, so that it can be well received and properly monitored.

7 A Friendly Community

Craft Llama is a friendly community for all crafters.  Vulgar language and inappropriate material is not allowed and will be removed.  Abbreviations, self-censoring and attempts to circumvent the word censoring feature of the community software also violate this guideline.  If your post contains a word that is censored by the software, you must remove that word or the post will be removed.  If you feel that the censor is action in error, please contact us.

We try to maintain a family friendly atmosphere whenever possible.  Please keep this in mind when participating.

8 Outside Links

When linking to outside websites you must ensure that the content of the link is appropriate for our community, in line with the guidelines laid out here.  This includes mentioning or referencing a site, even if the mention is not hyperlinked.  If you post a link and that link is automatically censored, it is considered to be an inappropriate link and you should remove it from your post immediately.  If left, all posts and feature inappropriate links will be removed.

9 Illegal Activities

Posts that discuss any illegal activities, transactions, or websites such as warez, cracks etc will be removed.  This includes the posting of information that you have obtained illegally.  It also includes offers to illegally duplicate or share copyright patterns, or links to anyone sharing un-official patterns of trademarked characters etc.

10 Political or Religious Discussions

Political and religious discussions are not allowed on this website.  If it is believed that the end result of a discussion will be political or religious, the post may be removed.  Likewise, strong political and religious sentiments should be kept out of profiles, signatures and other content.

11 Copyright Infringement

Do not post copyright materials (pictures, articles, patterns, tutorials, video etc.) that you do not have permission to reproduce or distribute.  For text articles, most of the time you may quote a small portion of the article (usually no more than 1/6) and you must link to the source (if online) or provide the source (if offline).  Posting the entire article, even with the sources, constitutes copyright infringement.  This is not the place to illegally trade or distribute copyrighted (or those with questionable copyright status) patterns, tutorials, or video and audio clips.

12 Hot-Linking

When posting and linking to images, videos, files etc., please refrain from hot-linking other than to your own websites/blog. This is the direct linking to images (.jpg, .gif, .png etc.), video, audio, archives (.zip, .rar, etc.) or otherwise downloadable or streamable files on servers that you do not have permission to link to, instead of linking to the page where the item can be found.  This includes providing a direct link to the file, even if that file is not embedded into your post.

You may hot-link to your own website, social networking or blog or to a picture sharing site that allows such linking.

13 Respect

Respect is very important to Craft Llama.  You must respect your fellow members.  Please refrain from inflammatory and defamatory comments as well as flaming, taunting, and general disrespect.  Do not simply put down the opinion of advice given by others.  If you don’t agree with it, say why – respectfully.  Don’t just tell them they are wrong.  Do not make uninvited remarks about typos, duplicate posts, posting styles, etc.

When an opinion-based discussion is being had, remember that this is not a debate club.  This is a friendly discussion community.  Allow people to have their opinion.  No one is to act as some sort of opinion judge, responding to each one to say whether they agree with it or not or whether or not it is a valid, well thought out opinion.

We do not allow threads to be started to discuss who or what is the most overrated, who or what is your least favourite, etc.

14 One Account Per User

Each user is allowed to create one account.  If you would like to change your username, please contact us and, most likely, we can do it for you whilst you can keep all of your profile data, posts and other content.

15 Not Permitted

Automated account creation, participation, and content scraping are not permitted.

16 Leaving Craft Llama

We know that people will have to leave our community (of their own free will or otherwise) from time to time and to that end, we do not delete accounts, posts or other content posted on our community.  All content is granted to us with perpetual electronic publishing rights because any content posted on this community becomes a part of the community, even if you no longer are.  You may request an item to be removed at any time, but we will decide when and if to remove content from our community.  If you wish to no longer be identified with our community, we will be glad to close your account and alter your profile information to remove all identifying characteristics. After account closure, you will no longer be able to participate in this community and this action is not reversible.

17 Moderators and Admin

Moderators and Admin have the final say on anything.  If you have a problem, you may make a complaint to them directly and not publicly on the website.  Creating threads or posts that question or reference administrative decisions or potential administrative decisions, such as post removals and thread closures, is not permitted.  We are not perfect and if you feel that we have made a mistake, please privately contact a staff member and we will review the situation.  If you would like a copy of your removed post so that you can adjust it and repost, please contact us.  As long as we wouldn’t prefer you to simply start over, we’ll be glad to send you a copy.

18 Privacy Policy and Affiliate Disclosure

To read more about our Privacy Policy or our Affiliate Disclosure, click the links.

19 – Have Fun!

Whenever you are participating in the Craft Llama community, please keep in mind that we strive to create a fun, friendly and inviting atmosphere. So, please have fun and enjoy Craft Llama!


Freedom of speech rights do not extend to privately owned websites, such as this one.  These guidelines detail the types of behaviour and activities that are allowed here.

If a user violates our guidelines and shows a disregard for them, our staff and our community, they run the risk of losing their account.  We reserve the right to deactivate any account and to edit or remove any content without warning.  These guidelines are subject to change at any time without notice.

Do you have a question about our User Guidelines or anything else?  Do you have a suggestion?  Do you want to offer some feedback?  Or are you experiencing some trouble with the site?  Well, no matter what it is, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be glad to help in any way you can.

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