When is this Art Fight starting?
Art Fight 2020 will begin on July 1st!!
How do I join a team?
There is a button labeled "Current Event" in the top right corner next to your username. If an event is currently running, there will be another button to “Get Sorted”. This will put you on a random team.
Can anyone still join?
Anyone can join at any time, and can still participate in any event that is currently active. Also, you can upload characters all year round.
How long will Art Fight last?
The fight lasts for about one month each year.
What happened to art-fight.com?
Art-fight.com belonged to the previous owner and sadly was not passed down to us, the new staff, when we obtained Art Fight in 2015.
What do the different colored usernames mean?
The different colors represent the different teams. There are three different colors representing the Spectator team and both of the fighting teams. When teams are released, team colors will be apparent.
Can I change my username?
All users are granted one free username change when they make an account, and will receive another name change every year on January 1st. Additional name changes can be earned by making donations. To change your username and view more information regarding this, please visit the 'Change Username' section in your settings.
How can I switch teams?
On the Event Page, you may click to become a Spectator again. This will give you the option to roll again to try and get on your desired team.
What if I used up all my Team Switches?
If you use up all of your team switch attempts and are continuously put on the undesired team, you may contact a staff member from the Contact Us page and ask for a manual team switch.
How do I block someone?
You can block someone by hitting the block button on their profile. When you click it, a window pops up that explains what you are about to do. Blocking someone will:
- Make the user not able to contact you through messaging, comments, attacks, and pings.
- Make the user unable to submit attacks containing your characters.
- If the user is following you, they will be removed from your followers list and cannot follow you, and vice versa.
- The user will not be notified of the block.
Can I deactivate my account or make a new one?
I forgot my credentials, can I make a new account?
If you forgot your credentials, like your username and email, we urge you to contact us via [email protected] We will be able to assist you in recovering your account there.
I don't like my attacks, can I delete them?
We currently don't allow attack deletion, but are working towards it. However, if you don't like an attack, you can change the thumbnail to something else as an easy solution. An example is this!
How can I volunteer for Art Fight?
We announce when we are accepting new volunteer applications. They will be announced via the news page.
Can I contribute to the event without creating art?
Take a look at the Rate Attacks page where you can choose to give bonus points to randomly chosen attacks.
How do I get featured on the front page?
A maximum of 24 people are featured on the front page. Users who donate the most get featured there, however in the future we will be looking into a scroll bar to feature everyone who donated at least $200. Everyone above a $10 donation is on the featured members page.
Where does money from donations go?
Any donations given are put towards the domain name, server hosting, and other website expenses of Art Fight. Once basic expenses are covered, money goes towards development. You can see more information about where the money goes here.
How do I become a Supporter?
You obtain Supporter status by donating to Art Fight! However, please be aware that this is not an automatic function, and you'll have to wait for staff to review the Paypal transaction. You'll need to include your Art Fight username so that we will know who the donation is from. Please do not include your account password! In the event that you forget to include your username, please contact an admin as soon as possible and include your Paypal's email so that we can cross-check receipts and get you your Supporter status!
How do I get a custom symbol?
Becoming a VIP+ grants you access to a symbol of your choice! If you're already a VIP+, you can find the list of symbols here. Please contact an Admin with your choice.
* Some symbols are off limits and you may be asked to pick another symbol.
How do I get cool backgrounds on my profile? (CSS)
Those cool backgrounds are done through CSS. You can get CSS on your profile by donating $25 to Art Fight.
Can I use HTML here?
No, but you can use BBCode. We have a BBCode guide all set up for your convenience!
How do I reply to a comment?
Until we get actual replies coded into the site, you can reply by adding a new comment and pinging the recipient with
Is it okay if I submit a character from an existing piece of media? Or my headcanon, alternate universe version of them?
Fan characters are allowed. However, you need to give credit to the original artist/media inspiration for said character in the description of the character. Do not directly copy characters from any media. Alternate universe characters must be immediately visually recognizable as creatively different from their original appearance to be accepted on Art Fight. Please also include credit to the original inspiration as well.
Can I submit my real life pet, or myself, as a character?
Yes! However, please be aware of the risks in posting pictures of yourself online.
Is there a limit to how many characters I can submit?
You can submit as many characters as you want but we suggest you limit it to the ones you most want art for if you have a lot. You can also upload your main characters and a spare "character" (or more than one if you want to do categories) that links to a list of the rest (such as on toyhou.se) in the description. People can then attack that spare character in place of the rest of your characters.
Can I rearrange my characters after uploading them?
Yes! We have added the ability to rearrange your characters. The higher the number you use, the closer to the beginning your character will be.
Can I edit characters after submitting them?
Yes, character profiles can be edited at any time.
Is there a way I can save characters I would like to draw later?
You can use the bookmarking feature on the top right of a character's profile to bookmark it for later. This will not notify the artist so you can keep your attack a surprise. Bookmarks are saved under your profile dropdown on their own page.
Why do male nipples require a censor/filter?
Due to United States law, we are obligated to enforce the censoring of female nipples to minors. To stand strongly against sexism and problems with characters of non-binary genders, we have decided that all nipples must be censored on Art Fight, regardless of gender.
Are we allowed to include characters in our attacks that do not belong to us or the person we are attacking? (Couple partner, Friends, etc.)
While you do not need permission if the character is registered on Art Fight, characters that are off the site must have explicit permission from the character's owner that it is okay to include their character. Please have proof you had gotten permission with a screenshot just to be safe.
Why can't I edit my attack rating?
You are prevented from editing attack ratings to preserve the correct score. If you believe you have made a mistake when you submitted your attack, please contact a moderator.
Why is it giving me an error that says either “image field required” or “Oops, something went wrong!” when trying to upload an image?
The maximum image file size you can upload is 5MB. As long as you did in fact submit an image file, the "image field required" error happens when your image is somewhat over 5MB, and the "Oops, something went wrong!" error happens when your image is very large compared to the 5MB limit.
What do I do if my icon isn't updating after I changed it?
Try doing a hard refresh with either Ctrl+F5 (Windows) or ⌘+Shift+R (Mac) or clearing your cache. If nothing has changed after doing this, wait up to 24 hours for the changes to show on your end.