Terms of Service

Created: 22 July 2023, 03:58:36 EDT
Last updated: 12 May 2024, 00:49:02 EDT

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Last Updated: May 11, 2024

The following document outlines the Terms Of Service for all official Dextroluma, Lockette, and Dexette communities.  At the time of writing, this includes the Dextroluma website, the Dextroluma, Lockette, and Dexette community Discord servers, deviantArt groups, and toyhou.se worlds.  Before joining the website, a Discord server, a deviantArt group, or a toyhou.se world, you must read, understand, and agree to these Terms.

The only community that members are required to join in order to obtain new Dextroluma characters and currency is the official Dextroluma site.  The deviantArt group, toyhou.se world, and the Discord server are not required for that, however they are excellent ways to get involved with the community, and may on occasion host exclusive events or raffles.  To obtain new Lockette or Dexette characters and currency at present, you must join their official Discord servers.

While these rules apply to these spaces, the moderation team cannot moderate spaces operated by third parties.  While we will attempt to address suspicious or inappropriate conduct by members that is reported to us, our team cannot guarantee that we will be able to handle the issues reported.

These terms are subject to updates and changes.  Whenever changes are made to the substance of the Terms of Service, we will update the ‘Last updated’ date at the top of this page and make a pingless announcement in our official Discords and on the Dextrolumas website through the News feature.  Whenever changes are made that do not affect the substance of the Terms of Service, we will update the ‘Last updated’ date at the top of this page and make a pingless announcement in our official Discord.

Membership

If the staff of these three species are provided with proof of users breaking any of these following terms, they may face warnings, strikes, suspensions, timed bans, or permanent bans depending on the severity of the offense and the discretion of the staff.  (Proof must be provided - we cannot simply take accusations in good faith.  To the best of your ability, provide us with transcripts, screenshots, or any other relevant information).

Age

  • Members must be at least 18 years old to create an on-site account, join our species’ Discord server, or to obtain a character of the group species through official sales and giveaways.  Individuals under the age of 18 are asked not to interact with the species at all and will be banned if found to have created an on site account.

  • Due to this rule, members are not allowed to trade, gift, or resell Dextroluma / Lockette / Dexette, Dextroluma / Lockette / Dexette Make Your Owns, or Dextroluma / Lockette / Dexette items to individuals under the age of 18 and may be given a strike or banned if they are found to have knowingly done so after these Terms went into effect on January 1st, 2024 (and after they were updated on April 19th, 2024 to apply to Lockettes and Dexettes).

User Conduct

  • Ranting, venting, and overt negativity are not appropriate behaviors within the Dextroluma / Lockette / Dexette communities.  Do not bring up topics that are likely to be upsetting to other members.  If a staff member asks you to drop a subject, please do so without issue.

  • Users are expected to be kind and respectful to other members and staff, regardless of circumstances.

  • Users should not promote or spread racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, or other hateful beliefs inside or outside of official community spaces.

  • Being rude to, bullying, or harassing users (including staff). If there is a concern with a user that cannot be solved with blocking, please open a ticket or contact a mod.

  • Name-dropping or publicly gossiping about any individual, even if not present, to stir up drama.

  • Discussing rumors, scandals, or other negative situations involving outside communities (including but not limited to owners, members, designs, etc.) is strictly prohibited in the Dextroluma server.

  • Guilt-tripping, whining, or complaining about adoptable or artwork prices. Do not beg, guilt, or harass members or staff to try to gain characters, items, currency, or artwork.  These things are artist-made luxury items, not necessities.

  • Harassing another user to sell or trade their Dextroluma / Lockette / Dexette character(s) to you when they are not explicitly put up for sale or trade offers. If a character is not listed for sale or trade, do not contact the owner to ask if you can purchase or trade to obtain them.

  • Creating off-brand Dextroluma / Lockette / Dexette characters or species to sell, or copying an existing Dextroluma / Lockette / Dexette character’s design and selling it as a different species.

  • Scamming another user by attempting to sell or trade a character that does not belong to you, or accepting money but not transferring the design to the buyer.

  • Users may not have more than three holds and payment plans on official designs at any time.  This includes designs and customs from moderators and GAs.
  • Users who need a hold on an adopt must ask before claiming.  Failure to do so will result in a warning.
  • Reselling your Dextroluma / Lockette / Dexette character for more than their official Value. If you would like to appraise your character’s value, please visit the Appraisal section in the ‘Resales’ portion of the TOS.

  • Attempting to resell in-game currency or items that do not have designated monetary value.  Currency and items may still be traded for art, physical goods, or characters.

  • Creating multiple on-site accounts to obtain on-site currency or items, participate in sales and raffles, or other means to profit off of the Species will result in an immediate and permanent ban from the Species.

  • Pretending to be a moderator, admin or GA may result in a ban.

  • Creating and using bots or scripts to obtain an advantage is not allowed.

  • Posting NSFW content outside of the approved areas and/or posting it inappropriately tagged or unspoilered.  Such content will be removed and the user who posted it may receive a warning.  Details on what content is NSFW can be found in “What Counts As NSFW?”.

  • Creating NSFW for or sharing NSFW to individuals under 18 may result in a ban.

  • Posting links in a User profile, character profile, or works posted on site, in a Discord server, our dA groups, or our TH worlds that violate these TOS is not allowed.

  • Creating Non-Fungible Tokens or AI using Dextroluma / Lockette / Dexette characters, items, or art will result in a ban if it is done by a site user.

  • Posting art or writing to the site made by another individual without their permission will result in a warning.

  • You may not sell merchandise of NPCs/Lunathyst's characters/the Dextroluma, Lockette, or Dexette brand as a whole, or profit off of Lunathyst's art in any way. This includes creating prints or merchandise of her art, the species, etc. This also includes any art made by any of the official/guest artists. Users may sell merchandise made with their own art but this MUST be discussed with Lunathyst first.

  • Discussion, critique, suggestions, and feedback on new and existing features and changes are welcome so long as it remains civil and appropriate.  These topics should be kept to the suggestions channel or given over private tickets.  When moderators request discussion be dropped, however, it must be dropped without any sort of ‘last words’ on the topic.

Dextrolumas Site Accounts & User Uploads

  • Members must have an on-site account linked to either a deviantArt or toyhou.se account in order to own any Dextroluma characters.

  • Your account name must be unique and cannot include any hateful or otherwise disrespectful words or phrases. Same goes with your Account’s biography and Profile Image.

  • Links in regular Users’ profiles are not verified by the mod team. Clicking on any links not provided by the site or moderators should be done with caution.

  • If you are unable to log back into your Dextrolumas account, try resetting your password.  As a last resort, you may contact the admin team over the private ticket system in the discord.

  • If you desire to change your username, please contact the staff team using the private ticket system in the discord instead of creating a new account; we can change your username for you.

  • Users may not make multiple Dextrolumas accounts for any reason.  Accounts flagged by our system or reported to us as being owned by the same user will be investigated and may be banned if found to be owned by the same individual.  If for some reason a user believes they need to change accounts, they may use the private ticket system in the discord to discuss the reason why, however it will most likely not be allowed.

  • Banned users are not allowed to create new accounts.

  • Your account and access to your account is non-transferrable and cannot be given away, traded to, or sold to another user or person for any reason.

  • All art and writing uploaded by you must either be made by you or have accurate and working credit to the artist/writer, as well as having permission from the artist/writer to be reposted on this site. Said content must follow our ‘Website & Species Content’ rules.

  • NSFW art and writing is allowed to be made of Dextroluma.  However any NSFW art or writing needs to be tagged and/or spoilered accurately when posting.  The guidelines for this can be found in “What Counts As NSFW?”.

Disciplinary Actions

  • All warnings, strikes, bans, and other personal matters will only be discussed privately with the individual involved. We will not give out information to other users or disclose how many warnings, strikes, etc. any User has at any point in time.

  • A Warning will be given out to the User in question, for small and/or clearly unintentional rule breaks. Once 3 separate warnings have been sent to the same user, they will receive a strike.

  • Strikes may also be directly given, without prior warning, for larger and more intentional rule breaks. Once a user has received a total of 3 strikes, they will be temporarily or permanently banned from participating in the Dextroluma, Lockette, and Dexette groups, depending on the severity of the situation and their previous warnings/strikes. A user can earn multiple strikes at once for serious infractions.

  • A temporary ban means that the user is banned from participating in any group-specific games, events, sales, giveaways, and any other group-specific activities for a set period of time. During this time period the User may trade, gift or sell their Dextroluma, Lockette, and Dexette characters but will need to provide proof of the trade to a moderator so they can manage the on-site portion of the trade. Once the given timeframe has passed, the user may be allowed back into the group unless the moderators receive proof of continued malicious intent and/or unchanged behavior. If this is the case an extended or a permanent ban will be issued.

  • A permanent ban means that the user will be banned from all official Dextroluma, Lockette, and Dexette communities. The user may no longer participate in any games, events, sales, trades, giveaways, or other group-hosted events. The user will be given a specific timeframe in which they can sell, trade or gift away their in-game items/currency, as well as any Dextroluma characters logged on the website (and any Lockettes and Dexettes they may own). After the given timeframe has passed, all characters, items, and currency still on the user’s on-site account will be permanently voided and deleted. The banned user may no longer receive any species designs from this group by any means.

    • To read more about voided characters, refer to the relevant section, ‘Voiding.’ Users may keep their characters after they have been voided, but can no longer call them a Dextroluma / Lockette / Dexette or claim them to be a part of the Dextroluma, Lockette, or Dexette group.

  • Users that have been permanently banned may be put on a public blacklist to warn and inform others. No personal information will be mentioned but the Users’ username(s) as well as a short version of the ban reason will be listed. This will only be done if we believe the User is and will continue to be a rule breaker and/or put others in danger.

  • We reserve the right to instant ban someone without warning - and even without discussion - in serious situations.  This includes but is not limited to the following:

    • Spreading racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, or other hateful beliefs inside or outside of official community spaces.

    • Messaging/Exchanging NSFW content of any kind to/from an adult to/from a minor.

    • Trolling, extended Name-dropping, extreme bullying or extreme lashing out on members or moderators.

    • Creating off-brand Dextroluma / Lockette / Dexette characters or species to sell, or copying an existing Dextroluma / Lockette / Dexette character’s design & selling it as a different species.

    • Scamming another user by attempting to sell or trade a character that does not belong to you, or accepting money but not transferring the design to the buyer.

    • Issuing a refund or chargeback after purchasing an official Dextroluma / Lockette / Dexette character without discussing this with the other User or moderator/GA first and without their agreement.

    • Selling a Dextroluma / Lockette / Dexette character for a much higher value than their masterlist shows/ the moderators appraised.

    • Creating multiple on-site accounts to obtain on-site currency/items, to participate in sales and raffles, or other means to profit off of the Species.

    • Pretending to be a moderator, admin or GA.

    • Lying about your age in order to gain access to the website or Discord servers.

Characters & Ownership

Creation

  • Dextroluma are a closed species by Lunathyst meaning you cannot make your own without a MYO slot.  Official Dextrolumas can only be made by the species owners and designated official Guest Artist, or by using a MYO slot. These rules pertain to the ownership, resale, and trade of Dextroluma designs. You may not claim ownership of the species or claim any rights to any art and content made for this group.

    • This equally applies to the pet species of Gextro and Draphibians.

  • Lockettes are a closed species originally by Erinsomnia, and now owned by Lunathyst, meaning you cannot make your own without a MYO slot.  Official Lockettes can only be made by the species owners and designated official Guest Artist, or by using a MYO slot. These rules pertain to the ownership, resale, and trade of Lockette designs. You may not claim ownership of the species or claim any rights to any art and content made for this group.

  • Dexettes are a closed species by Lunathyst and Erinsomnia meaning you cannot make your own without a MYO slot.  Official Dexettes can only be made by the species owners and designated official Guest Artist, or by using a MYO slot. These rules pertain to the ownership, resale, and trade of Dexette designs. You may not claim ownership of the species or claim any rights to any art and content made for this group.

Ownership

  • When you own a Dextroluma, Lockette, or Dexette character, you own the personal and non-commercial rights to that character.  Lunathyst retains the commercial rights to the species, but does not claim any personal or commercial rights to any unique and individual character you may own.  The Species will never claim to own or revoke any characters owned by any user.

  • Commercial Use of your Dextroluma, Lockettes, and Dexettes is not allowed.

  • Users only officially own a Dextroluma, Lockette, or Dexette Species Character if the Masterlist of said character is under their name.  Once a Masterlist transfer has been made, approved, and accepted the character no longer belongs to the previous owner.  For Dextroluma, only through the on site transfer of the character’s specific Masterlist entry can the trade be verified and called legitimate.  In order to reduce the possibility of a scam, users are encouraged to only initiate a character transfer after full payment has been made.

    • At present, for Lockettes and Dexettes, the Masterlists are spread between toyhou.se and deviantArt, but this rule is otherwise the same.

  • If a user is experiencing difficulty verifying the legitimacy or worth of a Dextroluma species character they are purchasing off-site, they may reach out to a site moderator for assistance.  Not all Dextroluma are on the site yet as we have lost track of some over time.

    • If a user is experiencing difficulty verifying the legitimacy or worth of a Lockette or Dexette species character they are purchasing, they may reach out to a moderator for assistance.

  • At the moment every Dextroluma, Lockette, and Dexette species character may only have one official owner. Co-owning cannot currently be recognised on the site and is therefore discouraged.  We do not and will not take any responsibility for co-ownership disputes nor the terms that co-owners set between themselves.  You are completely responsible for keeping up and navigating your own co-ownership contract.

  • You may change your Dextroluma, Lockette, or Dexette’s appearance, character, and design according to our guide and rules in our design / redesign guide.  Things like age, character, height, weight, body build, disability, scars, ethnicity, and other things may be changed at the owner's will.

  • While we host all Dextroluma characters on our website, we have no direct connection to, or say in, how a user decides to develop their character’s personality and actions.  We do not condone any inappropriate character development, but cannot and will not interfere with a user’s personal choices unless they directly violate our rules.  It is against the Species terms of service to make characters that perpetuate harmful stereotypes of race, gender, sexuality, mental health conditions, etc.

    • We also have no direct connection to, or say in, how an owner may develop their Lockette or Dexette character’s personality and actions.  We do not condone any inappropriate character development, but cannot and will not interfere with a user’s personal choices unless they directly violate our rules.  It is against the Species terms of service to make characters that perpetuate harmful stereotypes of race, gender, sexuality, mental health conditions, etc.

Designs & Redesigns

For a more comprehensive guide on our design and redesign rules and guides for Dextroluma, visit our website here.

  • You may NOT make Dextroluma, Lockette, or Dexettes based on real life people or characters that fall under official copyright rules.

  • Memorial characters / designs are STRICTLY discouraged, and it is prohibited to base a Dextroluma, Lockette, or Dexette on a real life person.  If you still choose to make a Memorial character / design, please do not share that information publicly.

  • If a character / design is inspired by a character who falls under official copyright rules they must only be inspired and not exact copies.  Palettes must be mixed up, accessories should not be identical, and the overall appearance must clearly be that of a different character.

  • Certain design edits such as changing traits and some colors might require in-game items.  Once you have the item required for the upgrade, please attach it in the ‘update design’ submission as well as an updated reference reflecting these changes.  Once you have submitted your MYO for approval, a moderator will then look over your request and either approve or if there are issues, they will state what needs to be fixed in the feedback box. 

Voiding

  • To void a Dextroluma, please send in a claim or private ticket via the discord. Please link your Dextroluma, their masterlist number, the new design, and permission from the original designer/artist. Once your void is approved, the masterlist entry will be voided on site.

    • To void a Lockette or Dexette, please  send in a private ticket via the discord. Please link your Lockette or Dexette, their masterlist number (if they have one), the new design, and permission from the original designer/artist. Once your void is approved, the masterlist entry will be voided on the toyhou.se or deviantArt masterlist.

  • When voiding a Dextroluma, please remove all traits which are strong within the Dextroluma species.  (Dextroluma fin styles, baubles, and the standard white/grey/black glowing eyes, specifically, must be removed!)  You are welcome to keep fins on the design as long as they are not a standard dextroluma shape, and the horns / colors!

  • When voiding a Lockette, please remove all traits which are strong within the Lockette species.  (Collars must be made removable, and we prefer if charms are made removable from the ears, tail, and weapons).  Fracturing and keyholes can be made purely cosmetic or kept.  Possessions and colors may be kept.

  • When voiding a Dexette, please remove all traits which are strong within the Dexette species. (Dexette fin styles and baubles, specifically, must be removed, and charms must be made into removable accessories!)  You are welcome to keep fins on the design as long as they are not a standard dexette shape, and the horns / colors!  Fracturing and keyholes can be made purely cosmetic or kept.  Possessions may also be kept, should the Dexette have any.

  • If you’d like to return a design to the species, it can be brought back with a MYO of the matching rarity.

Site Content

  • Masterlist images may include NSFW elements (such as gore, body horror, or other dark themes), but the thumbnail image will be spoilered with a content warning.

  • NSFW content is hosted on site and allowed in all Dextroluma, Lockette, and Dexette communities, so long as it is properly spoilered and tagged.

What Counts As NSFW?

  • Sexual content
  • Sexual nudity
  • Gore
  • Drugs (including alcohol)
  • Other Potentially Triggering Content

  • Despite NSFW being allowed, content depicting incest, pedophilia, and beastiality is still not allowed and any art or writing posted that depicts such things will be removed and the user banned.

Sales & Trades

The following rules apply to sales and resales for Dextroluma, Lockettes, and Dexettes, please note that additional rules may apply from different artists.  It’s important to read an artists’ TOS before purchasing designs from them.

Auctions

  • False bids will not be tolerated. Users are prohibited from making bids in an attempt to increase the price without intent to purchase. If you are caught doing this, you will be given a strike and a warning.

  • As we have multiple guest artists and mods, the currencies listed for certain auctions can be different.  Please only bid in the currency listed!

  • Holds and Payment plans are up to the artist, and you must discuss this with them privately before bidding.  If you have not discussed a hold or payment plan privately with the artist and bid anyways, you will receive a warning.

Resales

  • Dextroluma or Companion species can’t be sold for more than their on-site Values. If the value is listed as $0 the Dextroluma or Companion has not been appraised.

    • While Lockettes and Dexettes do not presently have publicly available values, please ask the individual you are purchasing from for proof of their appraisal from the Species.  You may also ask the Species Staff via private ticket to verify the appraisal.

  • If you’d like to appraise your Dextroluma, Lockette, or Dexette’s Value, read through the appraisal part of the TOS below.

  • Selling a Dextroluma, Lockette, or Dexette for higher than their approved worth will result in a strike.  If you continue to do this, you will be banned.

  • Please only get your Dextroluma, Lockette, or Dexette appraised if you plan on selling/trading them!

  • MYO slots and designs obtained through prompts, free raffles or special events do not have any resale value.  They can be traded or gifted only.

Appraisal

  • While appraisal will eventually take place through the website, it is currently done via google form.  Please read the google form carefully to follow its instructions.

  • Dextroluma, Lockettes, and Dexettes may be appraised if they have any additional artwork or writing.  This counts for digital art and writing.

  • For physical items (such as an ACEO that was sent to the current owner or plushies, for example), a current owner may choose not to have the physical goods appraised, if they lack the means to send them.  If the physical goods are appraised and the new owner pays for them, however, they must be sent to the new owner if the new owner pays for them, and failure to do so may result in a strike.

  • You may only appraise your Dextroluma, Lockette, or Dexette character if you are planning to sell or trade the character.

Appraisal Guidelines

Personal work:  Will count for 50% of your commission prices.  (Please submit proof of your commission prices as reference and proof. If you are unsure, please make an estimate)

Commissioned works:  Will count for the full amount you’ve paid. Please be sure to mention if certain commissions were paid in a different currency (USD, GBP, EUR etc).  (Please include screenshots of dms or paypal receipts, etc for proof. If you do not have access to these receipts, please either message the artist or link their commission prices from around the time of commissioning them). 

Traded works:  Counts for YOUR FULL part of the trade, not the other person.  (Please submit proof of your commission prices as reference). 

Multiple characters / Ship art: If there is more than one character in the artwork you are getting appraised, the worth of the commission will be split. (Example, if the commission was worth $60 and there are two characters, the appraisal for that piece would be $30).  

We will not Appraise:  Gifts or artwork bought with on site currency.  Anything that has no proof of its value or inadequate proof.

TERM MEANINGS  

Dextroluma, also known as Dextro, are aquatic humanoid beings that live on the planet Aerius!  More about the species can be found here.

Lockettes, also known as Locks, are human-sized dolls with kemonomimi features that manifest each year in the Heartlands.  More about the species can be found here.

Dexettes are human-sized dolls with Dextroluma features that manifest seemingly at random within the Heartlands.  More about the species can be found here.

MYO (Make Your Own) are slots sold, traded, or gifted to members to make their own character of a certain species. 

Closed Species (or CS) are an Original Species defined by the unique nature of the character’s appearances, anatomy, and lore to create the species concept as a whole. Characters within a Closed Species are not free to make, meaning only certain individuals can create official characters of said species. Usually there are MYO slots with which other users can make their own characters of the species.

GA (Guest Artist) These are individuals which were granted special permission to create characters for a certain species.

NFT (not for trade) Some characters on Toyhouse might have the Tag ‘NFT’. This has always been a shortened version of ‘not for trade’ meaning that the character isn’t currently open for offers.  Some users may end this with an E, which means ‘ever’.

FTO (First Time Owner) are members which have never before owned a character of a particular Closed Species . Owning/ Having owned Pet or Companion species of this Species does not take away a Users FTO status.

FFA (free for all) is a term used to indicate that a specific sale, trade, etc, is available for anyone to enter. This includes members who currently own a species character, as well as FTOs and Non-Owners. 

FCFS (first come first served) is a way to quickly sell characters or MYO slots. The person who replies fastest to the given advertisement will be the winner of said sale, giveaway, trade, etc.

Flat Sale Raffle - A flat sale raffle is a sale in which the character or MYO being sold has a predetermined price, such as $50, and the buyer is selected randomly from a raffle. It does not cost any money to enter into the raffle. Only the winner, once rolled from the raffle, will need to pay for the character. Do not enter any flat sale raffles if you cannot pay!

UFS (Up For Sale) indicates that a member is looking to sell their character! They sometimes have a set price tag, or may allow you to offer money with other things on top, such as art.  

UFT (Up For Trade) indicates that a member is looking to trade their character for other characters, such as one offs or other closed species, or for art! They may mention what sort of characters they are looking for in their post.  

SWAPS (Up For Swap) indicates that a member is looking to swap their Dextroluma for another Dextroluma only! If they are only looking for swaps, please do not try to bribe them with money or non-Dextroluma characters.  (This also applies if they are looking to swap their Lockette for another Lockette, Dexette for another Dexette, etc.)

EO (Entertaining Offers) or UFO (Up For Offers) indicates that a member is accepting offers on their characters out of curiosity, but is not certain if they would let the character in question go. Entertaining means that it’s mostly to see what sort of trade offers they will get, so the people who offer shouldn’t get too excited about receiving said character.  

Please respect these terms and only offer what people ask for! Repeatedly ignoring sale or trade requirements will result in a strike.