These rules are in place to ensure that all members feel comfortable on site and that they have fun. Most are common sense and common courtesy we just type them up so that everyone is on the same page as to what those on this site see as such.
The main rule is, have fun, we have no word count, no minimum number of lines, so no pressure to post. We post for relaxation, so want our members to feel the same. All we ask is that you follow the 'active' guidelines for your canon or original... these range from no more than 1 month of no posting to4 months for Originals and certain canons. Please check out the specific rules.
Staff member's word is final.
Meaning no backchatting the staff members.
We do not mind if you wish to have multiple characters we only have one rule.
You need to have posted In character with your newest accepted character (a no reply needed thread is fine), before you can post an application for another character.
No God-Modding / power playing.
No playing an invincible character. (One who either can't be hit, or is totally unphased by other characters hitting him/her.)Note:
No playing of a character who is or seems to be 'all knowing' so would know things they should not know.
No playing anyone elses character, unless you have that person's express permission. (Minor things like stating you both got out of the car, etc for getting a thread moving is allowed, as long as its done in a way so that its not heavy handed and the other player can manouver as they wish in their post, as to what did and 'how' they did it.)
No playing so that you 'back another character into a corner', so that they are forced to reveal something, do something out of character, unless you have that person's express permission.
If you are 'god modding' with the other person's permission, then the player needs to note in their post, before you do your post that will involve this, that they have given permission, i.e ((I've okayed John Doe knocking my character out.))
Failure to do so can lead to admins warning the member involved.
If your plotline requires characters that do not belong to you, check that it is okay with the person who owns them, before you even consider having your character 'think' about it in an RP thread.
I.E John Doe and Jane Doe are going to be throwing a surprise birthday party for Jack Doe. << Those playing John and Jane have to get an okay from Jack first, even if they only ever play the 'planning the party' thread.
Getting a 'throw away' plot idea, then opening a thread and asking someone who you think might like to join, to do so in the 'title description box' is fine.
I.E Jane Doe works in a bar, John Doe posts in there that he's waiting to be served by the brown haired waitress called Jane... she's pretty, but since John's gay, then he's only wanting a 'drink and barstaff' thread, not anything that could lead to more threads... meaning its a 'throwaway' plot.
Right of refusal All
players have the right to decline to play in any thread, for whatever reason they like, they do not
need to explain why they are declining the offer to play.
Posting a name in a title description box, or sending a pm (etc) with a suggestion for a thread is only
an 'offer to play', the other person does not
have to take it up.
Our rating is PG-13 for both the boards and the c-box. Note:
We have a URL linked section that is password protected for adult themed threads, please PM a member of staff for the URL / Password to start a thread in there, or if your thread needs to be moved to there.
No excessive swearing
A little swearing never hurt, and can be pretty expressive, but too much is just pointless. So keep it to a minimum, even in the Rated area.
No obvious flaming.
If you have a problem with another member, take it out with them using the PM system.
(If you feel it warrants it, please contact an admin to intercede.)
At least, no out-of-character prejudice. In character, prejudice can be used as a basis for a thread. OOC it's just ignorance, be it agism, racism, sexism or whatever.
Please see the below two posts, for information regarding who is a canon on site and how often play is expected from the various canons.
Original character -- Guidelines
Please see the last post for information regarding activity levels.Note:
We have decided to no longer use these guidelines, but reserve the right to bring them back into play, should be feel the need, to free up play-by claims.
In character posts -- Guidelines
While we do not have any rules on minimum post length, we do ask that you please follow the below list, since it helps make others want to post with you.
A.) Please do not use incredibly long paragraphs, these are not easy to digest, so can slow down or stop play.
We ask that you use no more than 14 lines per paragraph, to aid in this. We prefer easy to read posts, rather than 'perfect' composition, so break up very long paragraphs, please.
B.) No 'text' speak, unless that part of your post is a text.
These are the guidelines for the boards, not following them will result in warnings, be they 'verbal' and or added to a members warning count and, if need be, sanctions against a members account/s.
On very rare occasions a member may be banned from the board (and c-box).
Those members with more than one account, we treat all
the accounts as one, so warnings on one will be noted should they gain warnings on others, sanctions cover all