Aug 31 2009, 11:37 PM
- Mar 2, 2009
- Have fun!
- Use your brain. Use common sense.
- Treat others as you wish to be treated. i.e. Respect others.
- The maximum rating of this board is M. Meaning that there may be mature situations including but not limited to; substance abuse, sexual situations, violence, coarse language, etc. If you are younger than thirteen, I'm afraid you will be unable to register, but I'm not going to enforce an age restriction beyond that. I will trust your judgement.
- Similarly, I would ask you not to force others to make their characters participate in mature situations/scenarios if they specifically tell you not to in some form OOC (out of character). Respect others.
- Again, in relation, no negative actions towards users when they are out of character. This will provoke an unsafe environment, and this is not my intention. I want you all to feel safe and welcomed here, and I expect everyone to follow this rule closely.
- Please ask me if you have any questions. I won't bite, honestly.
CREATION and POSTING
- No character can be invincible! i.e. no character can withstand all forms of injury, or things like that without a specific and reasonable explanation.
- You may have up to five characters in total. Every member must play at least one canon in order to have more than three originals.
- Do not post another character's response or actions for them. i.e. 'Bob lunged for Bill's throat, seizing it and choking him to death.' You can't ignore the fact that Bill just might slip away from Bob before he has time to even think about choking him. Instead, try something like: 'Bob lunged for Bill's throat, attempting to wrap his fingers around it in a death grip.' This lets Bill have time to decide whether he's going to let his character be seized or not.
- When applying for a canon, it is expected that you have a good understanding and considerable knowledge of him or her. This will help you to play out that character as faithfully as possible to how he or she is portrayed in canon.
- No Mary-Sues or Gary-Stus. These titles refer to characters that are 'perfect' in every aspect without any faults. Nobody's perfect! See Death To Mary Sue! for details.
POSTING and PROFILES
- When speaking OOC in an IC (in character) thread, please bracket your OOC text in some way to differentiate from your IC text.
- Please don't use chatspeak (i.e. hi how r u doin lol lmao rofl wtf?!!11). especially in IC posts. I understand if you do it in a humorous manner (I know I do, how can I resist?), but when speaking seriously, it's better not to abbreviate at all.
- Please check your spelling and grammer. No one likes reading a post that could easily be done better by a ten year old. I know everyone has the ability to check spelling. Go to dictionary.com if you're not sure of a word's spelling. Also, remember, that proof-reading is different than spell checking, but both beneficial.
- Try not to post Out of Character (OOC) too much in an In Character (IC) thread. It's alright to speak OOC in them, just don't let that crowd the IC stuff. If you need to post OOC, try and add some IC stuff in the same post while you're at it.
- If you choose to post in different colours, please be certain that the chosen colours are readable against the board's background.
- Please supply us with a link to your character's biography in your signature. A picture would be nice too, but it's not required