Dutch Angel Dragon Design Approval Information
An "approved design" is one that has been reviewed by a member of the archangel team directly to ensure it adheres to all species guidelines accurately.
If the design was posted onto the Facebook group and the post was accepted to be displayed on the public timeline, then that is a valid form of approval of the design as each submission is reviewed by an archangel. Designs can also be submitted directly to an archangel for review as well, though this is entirely optional. The owner will be told by an archangel that their character is approved (or if it is not they will be informed on suggestions of how to change it so it will be approved) and it is recommended that this conversation with an archangel is saved or screenshot for future reference if any concern over the character's design is called into question. If a character's design is ever altered, it may need to be reviewed again depending on the changes made since it was only approved in the state originally presented.
However, it does not grant the owner absolute exclusivity over design elements included in their character and archangel approvals ONLY verify that the design meets all species requirements officially, not checking for copyright infringement or similarities that are too close to pre-existing designs. Approval status also does not automatically grant the owner any additional immunity or rights should a dispute over character theft or forms of copying occur and issues will be reviewed on a case by case basis. "Approved" status can be stripped away by an archangel if the character is found to be no longer valid.