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** Currently all but 7 of the old games are unavailable due to dropped Flash support. The staff has promised to port over as much content as possible, but started with general site stuff, and not the games.


* ExecutiveMeddling: At one point, the site was owned by a member of a The Church of Scientology. This was a factor in the site’s early moves towards commercialization and ads. The most heavy handed effort (and one the site founders [[DefiedTrope vehemently rejected]]) involved attempting to push Scientology doctrine through the site.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: At one point, the site was owned by a member of a The Church of Scientology. This was a factor in the site’s early moves towards commercialization and ads. The most heavy handed effort (and one the site founders [[DefiedTrope vehemently rejected]]) involved attempting to push Scientology doctrine through the site.


* ExecutiveMeddling: At one point, the site was owned by a member of a [[ChurchOfHappyology certain church]]. This was a factor in the site’s early moves towards commercialization and ads. The most heavy handed effort (and one the site founders [[DefiedTrope vehemently rejected]]) involved attempting to push [Happy]ology doctrine through the site.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: At one point, the site was owned by a member of a [[ChurchOfHappyology certain church]].The Church of Scientology. This was a factor in the site’s early moves towards commercialization and ads. The most heavy handed effort (and one the site founders [[DefiedTrope vehemently rejected]]) involved attempting to push [Happy]ology Scientology doctrine through the site.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: It's implied that this is the reason behind Bruce changing from a Creator/BruceForsyth caricature to a penguin, and Kau changing from a caricature of singer Macy Gray. Similarly, it was implied that Fuzio became Kyrii due to the former having more than a passing resemblance to VideoGame/{{Rayman}}.


** [[http://www.neopets.com/comingsoon.phtml This page]] lists several features that are "coming soon", including what appears to be three new plots, a new flash game, and a make-over of preexisting games. They've been coming soon for several years...

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** [[http://www.neopets.com/comingsoon.phtml This page]] lists once listed several features that are where "coming soon", including what appears to be three new plots, a new flash game, and a make-over of preexisting games. They've been where coming soon for several years... years, though they've sine been replaced with other features.


* FanworkBan: To a point. In the Nickelodeon Kids & Family Virtual Worlds Group games terms of service (which includes Neopets, Website/PetpetPark, {{Nicktropolis}}, and VideoGame/MonkeyQuest), all rights to making derivative works under Fair Use are given up. However, Neopets at the least still allows people to submit original fanwork to the various contests and the Neopian Times, all of which have rules that all submissions must follow in order to be accepted.

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* FanworkBan: To a point. In the Nickelodeon Kids & Family Virtual Worlds Group games terms of service (which includes Neopets, Website/PetpetPark, {{Nicktropolis}}, and VideoGame/MonkeyQuest), all rights to making derivative works under Fair Use are given up. However, Neopets at the least still allows people to submit original fanwork to the various contests and the Neopian Times, all of which have rules that all submissions must follow in order to be accepted. Though considering the site is no longer owned by Nickelodeon, this may no longer be the case, and even if it is, it seems to be hardly enforced anyway, as many off-site fanworks continue to flourish.

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* PopCultureUrbanLegends: Known as the "Cursed Cup", every team that has won the Altador Cup has proceeded to take a nosedive in the following year's tournament.

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* ReferencedBy: An optional cutscene in an indie RPG called ''VideoGame/BoxxyQuestTheGatheringStorm'' features two of the characters reminiscing about playing Neopets when they were younger.


* ExecutiveMeddling: At one point, the site was owned by a member of a [[ChurchOfHappyology certain church]]. This was a factor in the site’s early moves towards commercialization and ads. The most heavy handed effort (and one the site founders [[DefiedTrope vehemently rejected]]) involved pushing [Happy]ology doctrine through the site.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: At one point, the site was owned by a member of a [[ChurchOfHappyology certain church]]. This was a factor in the site’s early moves towards commercialization and ads. The most heavy handed effort (and one the site founders [[DefiedTrope vehemently rejected]]) involved pushing attempting to push [Happy]ology doctrine through the site.


* ExecutiveMeddling: At one point, the site was owned by a member of a [[ChurchOfHappyology certain church]]. This was a factor in the site’s early moves towards commercialization and ads. The most heavy handed effort (and one the site founders [[DefiedTrope vehemently rejected]]) involved pushing (happy)ology doctrine through the site.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: At one point, the site was owned by a member of a [[ChurchOfHappyology certain church]]. This was a factor in the site’s early moves towards commercialization and ads. The most heavy handed effort (and one the site founders [[DefiedTrope vehemently rejected]]) involved pushing (happy)ology [Happy]ology doctrine through the site.


* ExecutiveMeddling: At one point, the site was owned by a member of a [[ChurchOfHappyology certain church]].This was a factor in the site’s early moves towards commercialization and ads. The most heavy handed effort (and one the site founders [[DefiedTrope vehemently rejected]]) involved pushing (happy)ology doctrine through the site.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: At one point, the site was owned by a member of a [[ChurchOfHappyology certain church]]. This was a factor in the site’s early moves towards commercialization and ads. The most heavy handed effort (and one the site founders [[DefiedTrope vehemently rejected]]) involved pushing (happy)ology doctrine through the site.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: At one point, the site was owned by a member of a [[ChurchOfHappyology certain church]].This was a factor in the site’s early moves towards commercialization and ads. The most heavy handed effort (and one the site founders [[DefiedTrope vehemently rejected]]) involved pushing (happy)ology doctrine through the site.


* FollowTheLeader: Many games are essentially Flash versions of pre-existing games. Sometimes overlaps with SerialNumbersFiledOff.
** The Altador Cup game Slushie Slinger is ''{{VideoGame/Tapper}}'' [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace WITH SLUSHIES!]]]]
** Meerca Chase is ''{{VideoGame/Snake}}'' with a Meerca.
** Korbats Lab is ''{{VideoGame/Breakout}}''.
** Deckswabber, followed by Stowaway Sting, are {{VideoGame/QBert}} with pirates.

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* FollowTheLeader: Many games are essentially Flash versions of pre-existing games. Sometimes overlaps with SerialNumbersFiledOff.
** The Altador Cup game Slushie Slinger is ''{{VideoGame/Tapper}}'' [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace WITH SLUSHIES!]]]]
** Meerca Chase is ''{{VideoGame/Snake}}'' with a Meerca.
** Korbats Lab is ''{{VideoGame/Breakout}}''.
** Deckswabber, followed by Stowaway Sting, are {{VideoGame/QBert}} with pirates.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Early in the development of ''The Faeries' Ruin'' [[http://snarkie.tumblr.com/post/147064022140/more-neopets-the-faeries-ruin-behind-the-scenes Xandra and Brynn were the same character!]]

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Early in the development of ''The Faeries' Ruin'' [[http://snarkie.tumblr.com/post/147064022140/more-neopets-the-faeries-ruin-behind-the-scenes Xandra and Brynn were the same character!]]character!]]
** Very early in the site’s life, it was planned to have crossover opponents in the Battledome, such as [[http://www.neopets.com/help/gameshelp.phtml The Powerpuff Girls]].

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