Hi guys! So I know we all don’t actually read the terms and conditions of things and just hit agree assuming there’s nothing important in there (I do it too oops) but if you take writing commissions or anything involving money, then there’s actually something in the AO3 terms and conditions to be aware of.
Linking to a personal website or blog/social network where you are taking donations, posting commissions or mentioning published works is permitted, but advertising it directly on the Archive is not, nor is using language which one might interpret as requesting financial contributions. For example, you can say something to the effect of “check out my Tumblr if you want to know more about me and my writing” and include the link to the site, but you cannot specifically state anything about donations, commissions or sales on the Archive.
Today someone reported one of my fics as violating this condition - presumably because I’d mentioned my patreon in the author’s note (I wasn’t actively requesting donations either… I’d literally just mentioned that it existed, and that the fic in question was written as a thank-you for hitting one of my goals).
I’ve written to AO3 to check whether just saying ‘thank you to those who support me on patreon’ is fine and I’ll let you guys know when they get back to me, but if it’s still going too far in terms of being a ‘commercial promotion’ then I’ll just avoid mentioning this in the future! :’)
As I said, someone did actually report my fic for this - so there are people out there who are noticing/reporting these situations. Please be aware of this if you take fic commissions, or use patreon or ko-fi, because your account could end up suspended, which of course no one wants!
A/N: Recently I’ve been speaking of helping people getting into groups and someone asked for help on how to get into Pentagon. So I have now provided everything you need before diving into this incredible group. Enjoy the ride!
^ Get it, the ride?
Pentagon is a ten member group under Cube Entertainment which also has groups like BTOB, CLC and Hyuna (previously also 4Minute and Beast).
They debuted on October 10th 2016 with their first mini album called ‘Pentagon’ and the title track ’Gorilla’:
Before debuting, they had to go through a survival show with several challenges so they could prove themselves to be a true idol with five qualites that makes into a Pentagon: Talent, Teamwork, Mind, Dance & Performance.