Straight to the point: Fanart submissions will no longer permit links to stores or expressing intent to sell.
The takeaway here is: if you're here to share your fanart then that's all you should be doing.
This has been a problem for a long time now and it's been in a bit of a grey area that makes it difficult to moderate effectively, often resulting in some very inconsistent decisions. The bottom line is that we're starting to see this as deliberately side-stepping the self-promotion rule as it previously stood. As well there have been cases in the past where it's not clear whether a person selling something is in fact the creator or doing so with permission. Frankly we don't want to be held responsible for the sale of stolen content or having to vet each and every poster.
The goal here is to encourage the sharing of fanart for the sake of it rather than trying to monetize the act. The simple fact is /r/Lovecraft is not a subreddit for advertising and purchasing art or knick-knacks.
In addition to this change, comments consisting of little more than expressing a desire to purchase will be subject to removal as well. Examples include: 'Would buy, are you selling this, shut up and take my money' etc. Context will be taken into consideration with that however. This serves the purpose of helping to keep fanart posters honest rather than resorting to something like DMs in response to such comments.
Finally as a silver lining, it's our hope that in making this change it becomes a whole lot more obvious when something is spam and should be reported.
All told this should bring things more in line with other subreddits that get lots of fanart submissions.
If you have questions or concerns please leave a comment.
To add, this is not being applied retroactively, please don't go reporting stuff posted before this announcement.submitted by /u/LG03