Offical Wolfhome Newsletter - Volume 2 Issue 3
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Dear Members, welcome to the third issue of the second volume of the
newsletter! This issue covers the time from the last issue, from late
April to late June of 2011. We hope you've enjoyed the last issue and that
you will continue to enjoy our efforts to bring you the latest news from
the Wolfhome and Chatlands community. We ask that you will join us in
developing and contributing to this, our chat lands.
For members who wish to submit content to the newsletter, you may contact
our staff members or e-mail us at:
*Notice: Please do not contact the
above address if you are having techincal issues or have been banned from
the site. This is a separate e-mail that is dedicated to the newsletter
only. Please use the problem ticket option, forum, or contact and admin
directly with your issues. Thank you!
We'd like to announce, we have new Guardians! "
Guardianess", a cross fox designed by Chenneoue took first
place in the new guardian contest, and will now be accompanying the
Guardian on his regular duties and site appearances! However, she is not
alone. The runners up in the contest were
Lycaon (Mexican wolf by Uruou) and
(wolf by Chemically).
We'd like to thank all of the members that joined in creating
new designs, and the admins for making the final cut. We hope this new
guardians will bring new life to the site as we progress through the years.
Each of these will have a role to play in and around Wolfhome,
and there maybe more to come. Guardianess, a mischievous little fox, is
a good friend to the original guardian. Watch out for that stick! Another
friend is Lycaon, the Mexican wolf. He and the guardian met in the
kindergarten room of all places and hit it off. There's a good chance he
will now be stuck with baby sitting from now on. However, little is known
on Vesuvius. Being a fire guardian, he will probably keep things
interesting. Watch out for this group!
Again, thank you for all that participated. And stay tuned for more
ART's Rule Changes and Reminders
Hello everyone! The Art Review Team of Wolfhome would like to make an
announcement regarding some recent changes to art-related rules on the
Wolfhome chat and forums.
As of April 15th, 2011, ALL artists that wish to sell artwork on Wolfhome
are required to have a Terms of Service posted publicly. We have created
a special sub-forum for this purpose (
Please make sure you read the guidelines before posting! We have created
some pre-made ToS for your convenience, if you wish to use them! Please
remember to link your ToS in any new thread you create when selling
artwork; threads posted after April 15th, 2011, that lack a ToS will be
removed. Thank you for your cooperation.
After much debate, we have decided that all poses that lack a defined
muzzle, or that have human-like faces, will no longer be accepted under
the Wolfhome category. This mainly effects "anime-style" anthro
poses. You may have already noticed some of your poses being accepted
under the "domestic-feline" or "human" categories.
Modifications of the poses that create a longer, more canine-like muzzle
may allow them to be accepted as Wolfhome-category, but please make sure
the original artist allows modifications!
Furthermore, the art team would like to remind everyone that poses with
floppy ears are not acceptable for the Wolfhome-category. As such, these
poses will automatically be moved into the "domestic-canine"
If you have any questions or comments regarding these or any other
ART-related rules, please feel free to contact any member of the ART team,
or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Wolfhome needs you!
Wolfhome needs members to bug test using the chat with the browsers:
IE9, FireFox 3.0 and 3.5, Chrome, and Safari. For more details and where
to report, please go to the forums here!
Welcome and Congrats Event Team!!!
This June saw the selection of Grim, Luce, Doctre, Pulse, AkaiKaze, Juke
and Twistedd to participate on the Event Committee to help develop
activities on Wolfhome. The Event Committee arranges events for community
participation, including but not limited to: WH Awards, Member of the
Month, Holiday Events, Competitions and so much more.
Whos Who - Adminstrative Changes
List of promotions and retires since the last newsletter.
No new promotions
Wolfhome Administrative Team:
BulletGutz, Fancy/Fleur, Razorback (partner), Redfoxx, Selendris, Sol,
Underdog (chat owner), Vladimir
Astra, Azreil, Casanova, Devaska, Firekeeper, Freewolf, GTWolf,
Mohegan, RiceNoodle, ScatteredFL, Taku, Timberwolf, Wendigowolf
BugFinder, Cyclops, Darknation, Dip, Kiche, Kina, Leski, Orez,
Pixie, Sandhya, Scarlet, Sessgo, Shivra, ShortCircuit, Silence, Siren,
Sitara (Korra on forums), Takatia
Catspaw, LucanWolf, Rhode, ShadowTigress, Taishi
Art Review Team (ART):
Astra, BulletGutz, Casanova, Devaska, GTWolf, Mohegan, Ricenoodle,
ScatteredFL, Shivra, Sol, Wendigowolf
AkaiKaze, Doctre, Grim, Juke, Luce, Pulse, Twistedd
Azriel, Casanova, Devaska, Firekeeper, Kiche, Orez, Ricenoodle,
Sessgo, ScatteredFL, Siren, Taku, Timberwolf
"Artist TOS Forum" This section is for
both artist's and whomever is curious of an artist's TOS. As of
April 15, artist are required to post your TOS here so that others may
How to Survive Being a Newb"
"Permissions Section" A place to post
permissions to artwork and poses sold or allowed others to use. One
topic per user, please!
Problem Ticket Please submit a problem ticket
with this link, if you are having any techincal issues, ban questions,
or other issues.
These go directly to the administration team.
Can you use it? If you've seen a species that you'd like to use,
commission, or just curious about, here is a link to a collection
of original species, their owners, and allowed uses.
Have an idea on how to improve you chat experience. Here's the place
to suggest it. Please make sure you search before you post. Someone
may have already posted a similar idea.
Can't get enough of Wolfhome? Please come and join us on
Wolfhome Chat on Facebook!
Interested in having you main character in a yearbook? A group of
Wolfhome members came up with the idea, and are orgainizing the first
ever Wolfhome yearbook! Here are some guidelines:
*A picture of your main character or character with plushies.
*Must have your name on the image.
*If the image is not by you, you must give credit; either in the image
or next to it.
If you'd like to read more, or post your yearbook picture, please
check this thread out!
One thing that I have noticed a LOT, whether here on Wolfhome or other
websites, is how poorly people cope when their artwork, opinions,
behavior, etc. is critiqued, criticized, or otherwise commented on. No
one likes to be wrong. Even more so, no one likes to be pointed out when
they're wrong, especially when they may not see things in the same way as
someone else. Likewise, many people get extremely defensive when they're
criticism is criticized, or worse, rejected.
All of this can be avoided by some basic rules, both for the critique
and the critiqued... read more on giving and recieving cristicism.
Submitted by Shadowfurwarrior
Success of a Founding and Community
Many of you may or may not know who this artist is. Christy Grandjean,
also known as Goldenwolf or GoldenWolfen (Goldie for short) was the
original artist of Wolfhome and has been a active community artist sense
1999. Although her original online start was in 1996. After her second
start with the online community in 96, she soon connected with Gre7g
(original coder of Wolfhome) and featured her art on his site, The Temple
of Luna. Soon after this, later in 99, the two of them began designed
what we now know as Wolfhome. The original concept (according to the
artist) was to create a place that combined artwork and animal
spirituality/therianthropy in a chatroom setting.
Golden was responsible for the design of the pages, the guardian, and
upkeep of the artwork and standards for the site. Unfortunately, this
also won her a sometimes bad rap around the site and community. Naming
her an "Art Nazi". On the flip side, she also became known
as an "Art Goddess". Drawing both wanted and unwanted
attention. Which would later play a role in her leaving the site.
Down the road a third member joined in, Underdog, and site then later
formed 'A 1000 Words." From there, she developed her own private
chat, which unfortunately did not last, and all together left the
Wolfhome and chat scene, and other were left to take her place to
control the art department. For more history on Wolfhome, please check
out WikiFur for other details.
During this time, she began to promote her artwork more online and
wanted her own domain name. At the time, and still,
Goldenwolf.com has not available so she adopted the name Goldenwolfen,
which she used for her website. To this day she still owns, maintains
and recently updated the layout to her site. She also holds several other
galleries online, including FurAffinity, Epilogue, Elfwood and Fine Art
Goldie's art really started becoming more and more successful. She
began visiting conventions and promoting her artwork. At one convention
she managed to sell a piece called
of Night" for $10,000. She admits she hasn't been able
to meet or exceed that price on another piece, but has many other
achievements, and hopes to have more in the future. Sometime during
this, she decided to start pursuing her art for a living and giving up
her conventional line of work, mainly in customer service type jobs.
Which I am sure help plays a role in her sales, but also due her a
friend, Sandra. With her help, Goldie was becoming even more
Christy's first experience with being published was actually through
her high school newspaper. Sense then she has had various people
licensed her work, has won various awards and has a few T-shirts with
More recently, and perhaps one of her biggest accomplishments so far
was with MTV. Where she was commissioned for artwork that would be
featured on their new show "Teen Wolf". It's sometimes hard to
believe that someone that helped and is responsible for creating the
site we know and love is making it big time. And it's happening!
But, she hopes not to stop there. For her, this is only the beginning,
and "the sky is the limit!"
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