Post by Rion Diamond on Dec 29, 2015 22:20:27 GMT -5
1~ Out Of Character (OOC) and In Character (IC) shall remain separate.
If you have an issue with another player IC, this does not mean you must have issues with them OOC. This is critical for the sake of the forum, maintaining plots, and keeping order. However, IC conflict is certainly encouraged for the sake of a Roleplay (RP).
2~ Out Of Character conflict will not disrupt the running of the forum.
You are not required by any means to make friends with all members of the forum. The Admins only ask that you handle yourself as mature adults; Keep conflict out of the chat-box and threads. Either handle issues in a Private-Message (PM) or off forum.
3~ The Forum's Shoutbox is for guest questions and post updates only.
For speaking to other members about plots or OOC, please refer to the pop-up Cbox located at the bottom right corner of your browser window.
4~ Spamming and Flaming will not be tolerated.
Fake posts, or multiple posts not related to the thread topic consecutively will not be tolerated. Flaming; EXCESSIVE CAPS-LOCK.
5~ User colors are based on In Character race.
A race will not be given a color until a member of that race submits a form to the Race Dictionary.
6~ Knowing the plot of a thread is pertinent to participation in said thread.
Before posting in a thread, be sure to read the thread thoroughly to gain an understanding of the topic.
7~ Multiple Characters are allowed.
Administration only asks that multiple characters each have their own account, are kept active, and provide enough information for RP purposes. There is currently no limit on the number of characters you may possess.
8~ 7-day Application Deadline.
We ask that you have your character application completed within one week of account activation. The application may be found here.
9~ 3-day Grace Period.
A player has 3 days to respond to an RP if it is their turn. After 3 days, they may be skipped and the next player may post.
10~ Keep writing "normal".
Avoid excessive use of emoticons, overly large or small text, and poorly colored text. IC Point of view may be first or third person, depending on user preference.
11~ Do not God-Mode, Powerplay, Overpower yourself or others, or Auto.
God-like abilities will not be tolerated; Invincibility, inability to be injured, death by a single attack, etc. Powerplay; controlling another IC. Similarly, please keep in mind to avoid unreasonable or unfair amounts of power. Avoid Auto-hits, kills, walkaways, etc. Give other members of the thread to acknowledge or attempt to avoid what has been done.
12~ Avoid Metagaming.
Metagaming; the application of OOC knowledge to an IC. (Such as an OOC reading about the death of an IC, and immediately appearing at the scene to mourn; The IC had no way of knowing this event occurred.)
13~ No Mary Sues.
Mary Sue; A character that is too perfect or overly used.
14~ Admin and Moderators have the right to edit or remove posts as seen fit.
Depending on severity of issue, the moderator may warn the poster in question and give them a chance to edit or fix the post themselves.
15~ Members may attempt to appeal warnings.
If you feel that you have received an unfair warning, the issue may be taken to the head Administrator for further discussion.
By no means is this list in its entirety or complete. Updates may be made periodically as need arises. Please let a member of administration know if you have questions, concerns, or issue with the above rules, as well as suggestion for any further rules. Consideration will be taken to all submissions.