Den of Angels Rules & Terms of Service

Sep 13, 2007

  1. Mission Statement
    Den of Angels is an international community dedicated to the appreciation of ball-jointed dolls (BJD) that meet our criteria. We provide:
    • a place for enthusiasts to share their love of BJDs through discussion and photography.
    • a resource for information about ball-jointed dolls and their customization.
    • a marketplace for buying, selling and trading BJD-related items.
    We are proudly pro-artist and are dedicated to preventing the spread of recast dolls in our hobby.

    Den of Angels Rules
    1. Be nice. Be respectful of others and have good manners. Do not offer unsolicited critique.

    2. Be honest. Conduct yourself with integrity; do not lie or steal.

    3. Use English. Standard grammar, spelling and punctuation will make your writing easy for everyone to understand.

    4. Stay on topic. Content must be appropriate for a 13+ audience.

    5. Avoid drama. Our staff do not get involved in personal disputes. Do not link to offsite drama.

    6. Do not buy, sell, trade or advertise items or services outside the Marketplace, except in your signature. This includes:
      • mentioning that your item is for sale or trade
      • listing items for sale in your DoA profile
      • answering a "Where can I buy..." question with your own sale
      • asking for help pricing items for sale
      • soliciting commissions, even for free
      • cross-posting images from your current sales threads
      • posting images that are watermarked with your business logo
      • asking if anyone is selling a specific item
      • asking if there is interest in a split or group order
      • asking members to sell items that are not listed for sale
      • asking members if you may commission them
      (Also see the Marketplace rules.)

    7. Create only one account. Due to COPPA regulations, you must be at least 13 years old to join. Choose a username wisely, as it cannot be changed. Do not create a second account for any reason.

    8. Do not share your account. If other DoA members live with you, post in Ask the Moderators so that we can make a note of it.

    9. Recast dolls are not allowed.
    Every member on Den of Angels is responsible for knowing these rules. If you have any questions, please post in Ask the Moderators.

    Recast Policy
    Recast dolls are not allowed on Den of Angels; this includes fully recast dolls as well as those that have any recast parts. You may be banned without prior notice if you:
    • have any business relationship with a recaster
    • have sent a doll to be recast
    • mention being ‘recast friendly’ or ‘recast neutral’ on DoA
    • post a photo of a recast doll on DoA, even if it does not belong to you
    • list a recast doll for sale in the DoA Marketplace
    • list or mention your recast doll anywhere on DoA, even if its recast status is not disclosed
    • post links on DoA to sites that sell, promote or discuss recasts
    There is no penalty for posting about recasts in Ask the Moderators. We do not ban members simply for owning recasts, so if you have any questions about these rules, please ask.

    Suspensions and Bannings
    Den of Angels does not ban lightly and without good reason. If you believe that a ban has been made unfairly or in error, please email Please read the FAQ for more information.

    More Rules
  2. Appropriate Content

    Ask the moderators before posting these types of content, as they are not generally appropriate for Den of Angels:

    • sexually explicit content
    • depictions of pedophilia or romantic relationships between adults and minors
    • depictions of suicide, abuse or self-mutilation
    • depictions of rape, torture or extreme gore
    • glorification of violence or those who commit atrocities (Nazis, murderers, rapists, etc.)
    • harsh profanity, racial slurs or hate speech
    We discourage posting about controversial topics such as war, politics, religion or vices.

    We allow tasteful, artistic nudity. This includes pictures of body blushing, body resin comparisons and arrival photos. We allow mild expressions of attraction between consenting adults; pictures that show dolls hugging or kissing are fine. Anything more graphic is probably not allowed.

    Label threads that include nudity, gore or potentially offensive content. Ask the moderators if you aren’t sure whether to label content.

    Do not post photos or videos that show other people's faces unless you have permission. This includes coverage of meetups or events; photos/videos of crowd scenes or with people's faces in the background may be removed.

    Do not infringe on other people's copyright. Get permission before posting content that isn't yours.
    #2 DoA Mod Squad, May 3, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 13, 2016
  3. Terms of Service

    While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made on this site express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable. DenofAngels is not liable for off-site links; users should follow links at their own risk.

    You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, violent, hateful, threatening, overtly sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrators and moderators of this site have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, the webmaster, administrators and moderators cannot be held responsible for any actions by member or outside party (such as a hacking attempt) that may lead to the data being compromised.

    Please note that there is one exception to our data disclosure policy: in the event of a fraudulent transaction such as sale of counterfeit items or theft, non-public information such as your IP or email address (as well as information furnished by you to the other party in your fraudulent transaction(s)) may be made public, shared with other affiliated doll forums, or disclosed to appropriate law enforcement or other regulatory agencies. Use of the DenofAngels Marketplace is not mandatory; by using the site to buy, sell, trade, or engage or offer commissionable services, you are agreeing to this portion of our Terms of Service.

    DenofAngels is not responsible for any business or sales by its members, found through links in posts or signatures or advertising banners, or suggested through private conversations. It is up to the buyer and the seller to investigate the reputation of the other party and make their own determination. DenofAngels does not serve as any sort of arbitrator in disputes. You must settle any buying/selling/commissioning problems you have with the other party privately, or contact the appropriate authorities. DenofAngels is not responsible for verifying information contained in transactional feedback left by members; we will investigate and remove libelous content, but this is done at the discretion of the staff and only upon request.

    DenofAngels reserves the right to remove any post, any time. DenofAngels reserves the right to edit any post for content, any time. DenofAngels will not necessarily contact users in the event that their post has been removed/edited or their membership revoked. DenofAngels reserves the right to declare any topic, company, or product "off-topic" at any time, for any reason. This does not represent any negative judgement against the quality or reputation of the doll, company, or poster. DenofAngels does not expect (or accept) compensation for dolls being ruled "on-topic," conversely we not not accept responsibility for any loss of sales due to a sculpt or company being ruled "off-topic."

    DenofAngels may remove access to the site for any user, at any time, at its sole discretion.

    This site's software uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered above; they serve only to improve your viewing experience. The email address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).

    In the event of loss of website access (due to user removal or software and/or server issues), DenofAngels is not liable for any loss of data or interruptions in Marketplace transactions. As DenofAngels may at any time remove content at its discretion, users are responsible for keeping backups of any data that they may need to access in the future.

    DenofAngels provides the following service to you, subject to these Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated periodically without prior notice.

    By clicking Register you agree to be bound by these conditions.
    #3 DoA Mod Squad, Dec 31, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 9, 2016