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ARKstar2.gif Welcome, one and all, to the official Acts of Random Kindness thread! ARKstar2.gif

 

The idea of this thread is to bring together a community of individuals that constantly helps one another out in small ways, more often than not without ever being recognized for them. It is a way for us to put forth the names of those who have helped us without asking for anything in return.

 

ARK is by forum members, for forum members and groups. Forum moderators have no say in ARK nominations or awards. If a moderator wants to nominate, they have to abide by the same guidelines and rules as everyone else.

 

You can view current listers in the second post.

 

Rules

 

user posted image Only forum members can be nominated for ARK.

user posted image All nominations must be PMed to count.

user posted image Only nominate one user per PM. Please send multiple PMs if you wish to nominate multiple users.

user posted image Nomination PMs must be titled with the forum username of the member you are nominating.

user posted image Please be as specific as possible. Ex. Include lineage descriptions/links or links to art of gifts you received. A nomination that says "usera was very kind to me" or even just "usere gifted me" will not be approved. We need details to know if the act of kindness was random or not.

user posted image Please only send in nominations for acts of random kindness that occurred during 2017 or later.

user posted image Unfortunately, if a nominated user changes their username before we announce the listers, you will need to re-nominate them under their new name. If you are already ARK listed and have changed your name, you may post or PM the account so we may update your previous name to your current name.

user posted image No begging to be nominated. You need to earn the nomination.

user posted image If you are nominating about a surprise, you must be the receiver of said surprise.

user posted image We do allow congrats and thanks to be posted here. However, there is also a Congratulations Thread where you can congratulate people.

user posted image If you make it onto the ARK list, you will be PMed the Symbol of ARK and may use it on your sig to show you did a good random deed for someone and was acknowledged for it.

user posted image If you use the Symbol of ARK award and have not been officially recognized on the list, any future chances at winning the award may be compromised.

user posted image Please use the Thank You Thread if you wish to thank someone publicly, either for an act of random kindness or an an act kindness that does not qualify as random.

 

 

Qualifications

 

We of the ARK Team compiled a list of things that do and do not qualify for nominations to make it easier for us and for you. Please read these very carefully. If something you have in mind is not listed on either one, feel free to send in the nomination, which it will be discussed amongst the team.

 

A list of things that do qualify:

user posted image Randomly gifting an egg to someone when they didn't ask for it.

user posted image The nominee catches a holiday egg and randomly gifts it to someone and they aren't apart of a catching group.

user posted image Randomly returning an accidentally auto abandoned egg caught in the AP.

user posted image Breeding shinies or mass breeding lineages users enjoy to the AP (without announcing it).

user posted image The nominee surprises someone by making them a banner, avatar, scroll image, etc. for their signature, etc. when they didn't ask or know the nominee was going to make them one.

user posted image Randomly, out of the blue doing a good deed to brighten someone's day or helping someone that needs help in the forum or DC. (Not someone that is affiliated with the Mentoring Project or during a trading situation.)

user posted image ONLY Moderators may nominate groups. If you think a group deserves an ARK award, you should contact a mod with your request telling the mod why the group should be awarded an ARK. The mod can then judge the request to nominate the group.

user posted image ONLY Moderators may nominate users active with a generous group, including users being nominated for general kindness (such as mass gifting). This includes nominations where you wish to nominate someone but you are not the recipient of their kindness. If you think a user deserves an ARK award for their persistent involvement in a generosity-based thread (ex. The Giving Tree) or their general kindness around the forums, you should contact a mod with your request telling the mod why the group should be awarded an ARK. The mod can then judge the request to nominate the group.

 

 

A list of things that DO NOT qualify:

user posted image Nominating yourself or a family member.

user posted image The nominee returning an accidentally abandoned egg caught in the AP after you messaged them and asked them to give it back (via the forum or by renaming the parents) or if a reward was handed out for the lost egg.

user posted image Allowing a catcher to use your scroll will not be rewarded. Any nomination involving a catcher will be ignored. This is neither legal in the game nor is it random.

user posted image Anything given as a result of a gifting thread or raffle or any similar egg-giving thread.

user posted image Offering free-for-all type freebies that you grabbed first (ie, as opposed to specific, intended gifts).

user posted image Someone PM'ing you to return a creature that you accidentally put up as a transfer instead of a trade when you were clearly trading.

user posted image Being gifted a dragon so that you may breed them something in return using the dragon they gifted you.

user posted image Participating in a planned mass breed, whether results go to the AP or wherever.

user posted image If you require a reward for a gift or return, this turns it into a trade which is not valid for the ARK award.

user posted image A mentor teaching the nominator about Dragon Cave.

 

 

How To Nominate

 

If you feel your nominee qualifies for a nomination by you, here's a few simple steps on how to nominate someone via PM!

 

Step 1: PM ARK by clicking this link. Or, to start a PM to Acts of Random Kindness, you can either click the PM button at the bottom of a post done by ARK, go to the profile for ARK and click Private Message, or go to your Inbox, click Compose Message, then type Acts of Random Kindness in the space where you are to enter a name.

Step 2: Once the PM is set up, click the empty Message Title box and type in the name of the person you are nominating.

Step 3: Click the big blank space. This is where you will type up your nomination. Include the name of the person you are nominating, what they did that was a random act of kindness, and any links appropriate (such as a link to a forum post or a lineage). Please be as specific as possible and describe what the nominee did to deserve the award as detailed as you can. Be sure to proofread your nomination to make sure it's clear enough for us to understand.

Step 4: Scroll down and simply click send!

 

 

ARK award badges

 

Do NOT use them if you haven't been given the ARK award.

 

Permissions and limitations for use of the artwork: Please do not alter the artwork in any way except for resize. Altering is doing any changes such as adding or changing words or fonts (styles of the print), using the art in any other way than for ARK only, or changing any part of the actual picture. This would include changing the colors, changing the pose, adding, subtracting, or changing any of the text. Please do not use the ARK artwork as part of another picture, this is copyright infringement.

All ARK artwork (badges, buttons, and banners) remains copyrighted to the artists and is used by ARK with their permission.

Simply right click and "copy image" to copy the image. Then you may just "paste" into your signature. The badge will auto-format as an image.

Thanks a lot to the awesome artists who made the awards for us!

 

2017

 

ARK Lister by irrelevantindigo:

 

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ARK HMs by irrelevantindigo:

 

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If the event that the images (above) are broken, ARK-ers may copy and paste these images (below) directly into their signatures:

 
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Badge Dragon description:

 

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The Benevolence Dragon is a small dragon no bigger than the common opossum. Often seen carrying pearls, it flutters about forested shorelines and rivers. This dragon is known for occasionally leaving its pearls on stumps or clover patches. Folklore tells that they are gifting the pearls to faeries or appeasing forest nymphs. Though it is completely unknown why they leave their precious pearls behind, the tiny treasures are always appreciated by travelers and passersby.

 

 

2009 - 2016

 

These badges may only be used by members who were listers during 2009 - 2016. This list of users has now been archived and can be found in the original thread or the google doc.

 

Our awesome, shiny ARK award, created for us by Fiona BlueFire:

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The awesome ARK LISTED award created for us by Sif:

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And our beautiful Honorable Mention Star created for us by Whispyr. An Honorable Mention Star is given to someone who has been nominated and listed more than once:

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Please check out the art threads of any artists kind enough to contribute art to us. If you like their art, drop them off a compliment!

Edited by Acts of Random Kindness

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2017 Official ARK Listers

The GOLD STAR shows when a person has an Honorable Mention which means they have been nominated and approved more than once. ARKstar2.gif

 

2009 - 2016 listers can be found in original thread or the google doc.

 

The ARK GROUP AWARD

 

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alectrona

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angelicdragonpuppy

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Artius
Awdz Bodkins


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bandaidstealer

beyond-his-limit
birdzgoboom

blah
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catzrule1990
cherie2017

ChibiAsh

Cinspawn
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cupup889


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DarknessDragon197ARKstar2.gif

Daydreamer09 ARKstar2.gif

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diaveborn
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Dragonhatchling

dragonheart455

DragonLady86

DragonTooth

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dtwrites

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Earth Gurl

Elennilda

Elestren

evilSpectra

ewi


F

Fiona BlueFire

Firefury Amahira

FoxintheBox
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G

greycat

Gryffi

Gryphonic ARKstar2.gif


H

hazeh

HeatherMarie

HeDy

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imzadi
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irrelevantindigo


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JaneMcAsh ARKstar2.gif

jerzeeshadow

jiuweizhihu

julesjag1


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kazlynn


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LadyLyzar ARKstar2.gif
ladyvidel

lainey_lane03
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Laliana

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Linichan

littleironhorse

lovecats99

lulu_witch

Luxrayx



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MessengerDragon

miaou

MIGOR ARKstar2.gif

Mizashi

Mystic_Halo ARKstar2.gif


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Nakeisha

Nathair ARKstar2.gif

Nine

Ninetails

nooey


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olympe

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orphaned ARKstar2.gif


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PieMaster

pixiezbite
Pluviophillia

Princess Kiara

Process

Protector_of_Dragons

prpldrgnfr

Psykotika

purpledragonclaw

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quinney


R

Rainstarkitty

Rare_Hunter21

Ravenxeo

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Ruby EyesARKstar2.gif


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Sdc

Serliek

Shadowdrake

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Shroomlet

Solanatsea

Spatio

Stormphoenix42

StormWizard212

Sunfish ARKstar2.gif

Sunshine_ley

Suzumiya


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TCA

Tecca ARKstar2.gif

teresadurfin

TerrafreakyARKstar2.gif

Tesla

TheDoggy
The DragonessARKstar2.gif

ThePureBlood

Tidalwave

Tiki G ARKstar2.gif

tiny_gremlin ARKstar2.gif

Tish ARKstar2.gif
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V

Velvet_paw

Violet_Ninja

Viridis


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w5aw5

walkinslow

Wiz ARKstar2.gif

wyvernfire


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Y


yosofine


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Zimtie ARKstar2.gif

 

 

Edited by Acts of Random Kindness

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Welcome to the new thread!

 

Please note that nominations are not open quite yet. We promise that we will open them within the next few days!

 

We are still working on updating our profile and we are still waiting on an official badge, but we do have this new thread up and are looking for your feedback!

 

As you can see, we kept most the old text and format of the old thread, as we did think it was fairly concise and easy to follow. What we did change was to update the rules and qualifications a bit.

 

First, any nomination that 1) does not contain the username of the nominee in the title, and 2) does not contain enough detail on the act of random kindness will be returned to you and ask you to submit a new nomination that is fixed up.

 

Second, we mostly added some more points under the "doesn't qualify" position based on submissions we saw for the previous thread: mostly, that you cannot nominate someone who returns a creature you accidentally put up as a transfer instead of a two-way trade. We agree this act is kind, but we consider it more common courtesy than an act of random kindness, sort of like seeing a stranger drop a five dollar bill and returning it to them.

We did add one category to the qualifications list. This is another moderator-only nomination, where you must PM a moderator, explain your nomination to them, and hopefully encourage them to send the nomination to us. This is similar to nominating a group, except you can now nominate a user for organizing or being a big presence in a generosity-based thread.

 

We are interested in hearing your thoughts on these new changes! Do you not agree with a change? Do you take issue with an old rule? Do you have a formatting suggestion for us? Would you like to donate some art? Whatever it is, please feel free to comment! While we take these suggestions any time, we would like to keep this project on pause for the next few days in order to take your comments.

After that, we will open the thread up to nominations again. However, we will not be announcing any winners until we can offer them an ARK lister badge.

 

So welcome to the new thread, and please feel free to post!

 

Edit: And thank you to whatever mod so quickly sticky'd this!

Edited by SockPuppet Strangler

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I'm so glad the new thread is up! ARK is something I've always loved-- it feels good to do something for someone who has been kind to you in ways you just can't repay. smile.gif

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Typo?

2009 - 2016

 

These badges may only be used by members who were listers during 2009 - 2015.

 

I'm wondering: Is someone working on new badge(s) already? Or are you generally waiting and hoping for submissions?

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I'm wondering: Is someone working on new badge(s) already? Or are you generally waiting and hoping for submissions?

Could we maybe have a new ARK dragon?

I know it's somewhat of a tall order, but I feel Sif's dragon was the face of ARK in a way for a very long time and a new badge (whether listed or HM) would benefit from a new snazzy dragon. :0

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I have a question about the two moderator only nominations. first one says

 

ONLY Moderators may nominate groups. If you think a group deserves an ARK award, you should contact a mod

 

second one says

 

ONLY Moderators may nominate users active with a generous group. If you think a user deserves an ARK award for their persistent involvement in a genorosity-based thread (ex. The Giving Tree), you should contact a global mod

 

So for the first one, is messaging a site discussion mod ok or is it global for both rules?

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Oops! Thank you, Ruby Eyes and scratcher_cat, for catching those typos! Fixed.

 

@scratcher_cat: The old rules switched from mod to global mod, but we believe any mod is fine, although it makes sense to contact a moderator associated with the section that the topic/user you want to nominate is placed/active in.

 

@Ruby Eyes: That is an excellent question and valid concern! We contacted artists (for a badge and for some banners) back when members in the previous thread were okay with us doing a fresh start. All artists we contacted were awesome and did say they would try to help out. We haven't heard any progress updates from most of them, but we did ask for a lot, so we are confident we will have art before we announce any listers. (If not, we guess we'll have to scramble to find another artist!)

 

If anybody sees this thread and is inspired to make a new badge (or banner), we certainly would not say no!

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We are, of course, still open for feedback, but we are officially opening up nominations!

 

Please feel free to PM us any nominations for acts of random kindness done in 2017! Apologies, but since we started fresh, we are not accepting any nominations for acts of random kindness done before January 1st, 2017.

 

Please remember that nominations must follow these guidelines:

  • Only one nomination per PM
  • Nominees must be forum members
  • Nomination PMs must be titled with the forum username of the member you are nominating
  • PMs must include background/some detail on why you are nominating (links and screenshots can be useful, though not required)
  • You cannot nominate yourself or a family member

You are not limited in how many people you can nominate. Please feel free to nominate as many people you want where you've been the recipient of their act of random kindness!

 

We are hoping to announce our first listers in one month's time in June! However, we will not announce any listers until we get a new badge. If the new badge falls though, we will offer the old badge to new listers.

 

We can't wait to hear about and celebrate your acts of random kindness! Nominate away!

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We are SO excited to announce that it looks like we will have new badges to unveil when new listers are announced!

 

The artist has really earned a HUGE plate of gratitude. We cannot wait to announce them and our first listers of the year.

 

Keep sending in your nominations if you have any!

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Big Art Reveal

 

Thanks so much to irrelevantindigo for providing all of the art for our thread so far! We are so excited to reveal ARK's beautiful new badges! The codes for these badges can be found in the first post of this thread. Please remember that only Listers may display the ARK badge and only HM Listers may display any ARK badges.

 

Listers

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Honorable Mentions

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The Benevolence Dragon is a small dragon; no bigger than the common opossum. Often seen carrying pearls, it flutters about forested shorelines and rivers. This dragon is known for occasionally leaving its pearls on stumps or clover patches. Folklore tells that they are gifting the pearls to faeries or appeasing forest nymphs. Though it is completely unknown why they leave their precious pearls behind, the tiny treasures are always appreciated by travelers and passerby.

 

Please, please help us in giving irrelevantindigo a BIG thank you for all of their work, including providing an adorable description for the badges! We linked their art thread above. If you enjoy our new badges, please go check out irrelevantindigo's art thread and give them a kind word or two. Irrelevantindigo really went above and beyond for us.

 

New listers will be posted shortly!

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ARK List Update

 

Members listed below can now use our new badge in their DCF signature.

 

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New Members

cherie2017

DarknessDragon197*

dirtytabs

fuzzbucket

herk*

Lagie*

Pluviophillia

Raptor of Dragons

Shokomon

The Dragoness

toyofubl

Viridis

Wiz

 

*Indicates someone was extra busy and was nominated by multiple people!

 

Thank you all for your wonderful acts of kindness. Your generous spirit is an inspiration to us all. Your acts of kindness have not gone unnoticed, and they are greatly appreciated.

 

 

Business notes: Please let us know if this color is not easy on your eyes. Our next announcement of listers will be in July! If someone has bestowed an act of random kindness to you, think about nominating them to us!

Edited by Acts of Random Kindness

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That was a lovely PM to open up this evening! wub.gif

Thank you to ARK and to all who nominated me. smile.gif

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Thank you to ARK and the person who nominated me wub.gif

 

I was not expecting that

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Thank you for the lovely surprise I received in my mail this morning. It was a really nice way to start of my birthday!

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Neat-o. Thank you for the nomination, and thank you, ARK!

Adorable badge dragon, too.

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It was so unexpected to find that the new PM was from ARK. My day just got brighter. Thank you very much! smile.gif

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I didn't see THAT coming. Many thanks - I am honoured.

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This came as a total surprise; many thanks to ARK and whoever it was that nominated me! wub.gif

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I nominated someone but they are not listed here. What did I do wrong?

 

Is it too late to correct a typo in the badge description?

 

appreciated by travelers and passerby.

should say passersby smile.gif

Edited by Ruby Eyes

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What a lovely way to start the day biggrin.gif Thanks to everyone who nominated me and Happy birthday to wiz xd.png

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What a lovely way to start the day biggrin.gif Thanks to everyone who nominated me and Happy birthday to wiz xd.png

Aww, thank you biggrin.gif half a century can you believe it? Am I supposed to feel old yet? I don't feel old.

 

And congratulations to all the other nominees!

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Thank you to ARK and the person who nominated me smile.gif This has been a busy, hectic couple of weeks, and this was a very nice treat!

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