If you're interested in applying to be an official fan site, there are a number of general guidelines and rules. Ultimately the final decision to include a site on the official fan site list is at the discretion of KingsIsle Community Management and may be revoked at any time for any reason. These guidelines may be updated by KingsIsle at any time.
Restrictions—the following general rules must be met:
You must be at least 18 years old or have written permission from a parent or guardian stating they will review your site’s content on a weekly basis and counsel with you concerning online interactions with others.
Your site needs to be updated weekly at a minimum and your updates must be dated.
You will not imply that you are officially representing KingsIsle.
Though you may be considered a Community Leader for being an official site, you may not speak on behalf of KingsIsle.
Background graphics, border elements, and header graphics should not be too similar to those found on Pirate101.com. If there is a question, KingsIsle will be the final determining factor and may ask you to change some elements of the design of your site if they are found to be too similar to the designs on Pirate101.com. Graphics from the fan site kit should be considered “approved” and can help you create a unique look for your own site.
You will not willfully disparage or adversely affect public perception of Pirate101 or the good reputation of KingsIsle. Constructive criticism is acceptable and encouraged when it is done in a positive spirit meant to improve the game.
You will comply with the Federal Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and related regulations for websites directed to children under the age of 13. Information about COPPA can be found at the following link: http://www.coppa.org/
Commitment to Quality—although KingsIsle reserves the right to bend the rules for exceptional fan sites in regards to quality, the following items will help guide you to success:
Domain Name—purchasing a domain name for your site shows us you are committed to our product. Websites hosted at free hosting locations such as blogspot, wordpress etc will not be eligible.
Quality Product—a nice looking and well-designed website is one that will naturally attract visitors to it and develop a following of its own.
Followers—although it isn’t necessary to have a certain amount of fans posting and following your site, if you have a lot of visitors, we’ll be more apt to want you onboard as an official fan site.
Looking good—using the materials in the fan site kit should help your site look great, but their use isn’t necessary to becoming an official fan site. Do your best with the software tools at your disposal.
Stay on Topic—if you post about more than one product on your website, we’d like to have a dedicated spot for Pirate101 information only. For example, if you run a blog about both Pirate101 and Wizard101, please use a tag for Pirate101 posts so we may link to only those posts that would directly interest fans.
Ownership—all images in the fan site kit belong to KingsIsle Entertainment but may be displayed on your site or used in the creation of your webpages. KingsIsle reserves the right to remove any images from the fan site kit and request our fan sites likewise remove images at our request.
Questions?—email community@Pirate101.com if you have any questions regarding these requirements.
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