| The Rules | Dec 31, 2013 16:25:26 GMT
Post by Accio Troublemaker on Dec 31, 2013 16:25:26 GMT
No Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, or Sherlock Holmes. This is a marauders era rp where none of these people exist. There are plenty of baby name generators to find some unique names to use! Please don't post around the site until your application has been accepted. Once you have signed up and been accepted, your display name will need to be changed to your characters' full name!
Don't sign up and then disappear! If you have signed up and not posted within five days your account will be deleted. If it takes you a few days to complete your application that is fine. But don't let three days become three weeks. We'd like to see everyone as active as possible, so please make sure to log on as often as you can to post! Please don't just talk in the chatbox and not post on the site. Activity is our friend!
We have a few restrictions imposed:
1. You can have three 'free' characters when you join. That is, you can make three characters as and when you want them.
2. If you want a fourth (or more) character/s, all your current characters must have at least 50 posts, and at least 10 posts in the past month.
3. If your other characters have less than 50 posts, PM an admin to discuss why you deserve another character, and we'll look at your current activity on the site. We might tell you to wait till you have met the requirements.
4. We would like an even mix of ages on the site, so we'd prefer you to make characters in a 2:1 ratio at least. Meaning if you have two 5th-7th years, please make one 1st - 4th year, or vice versa.
Canon Characters must remain active. After 15 days of inactivity, we will delete your account and offer the character up to someone else who wants to play them. Also, if there is a Canon for a certain positions or roles, we expect that it is to be filled by that character. Not an original character.
No Mary or Gary-Sues. They are annoying to roleplay with, and I'm sure we all know it. Hand in hand with this is god modding. It isn't allowed so don't do it. If anything, PM the other member and agree a god-mod situation. As well, keep your characters true to their house. Of course sometimes there is a cranky Gryffindor or a super intelligent Hufflepuff or a friendly Slytherin, but we want them to be characters true to their house. And to finish this decree, don't take more than two character extras. Your character can't be a Quidditch Playing, Prefect who is also an Werewolf. It isn't fair to hog!
This site is rated PG13! So that means no sex threads, it must fade to black. Of course kissing and holding hands is fine. But what happens when the clothes come off is not be be played out. Along with PG 13, you must be at least 13 to join our forum, sorry - Proboards' rule! No pregnancies or marriages for students either. If it is dire to your plot okay it with an Admin first. As well, there is no tolerance for bullying or harassment of other members here. So don't do it. If you have a problem PM an Admin.
We do have a word count here on Accio Mischief. It is 150 words. Please respect that and keep your posts longer than this. It not a lot to ask for. I know we all have off days, so the occasional slip is fine, but don't make it a habit. On another note, if someone types out an 8 paragraph thread, don't reply wit 8 sentences, it is frustrating. Try to match it. We expect all threads to have correct spelling and grammar, there is a spell check if you are unsure. Chat speak is also not tolerate here, spell out the word! The Code Word for Applications is Jelly Slug! Threads are also to be written in past tense 'he went' not present tense 'he goes'. All role playing is to be done in third person as well. No first! She, He, They etc. Not I. Makes for easier threading.
We are a human roleplay, so no anime playbys will be allowed. Check the face claim as well before creating your character to ensure they aren't taken -we make sure out claims are kept as accurate as they can be! If you have a signature, the site will automatically resize it if it is too big. Try not to make your signature any taller than 350px.
There is also a place in Applications and the Face Claim that allows you to reserve face claims for your current character. If you make a first year, they will need an age appropriate for an eleven year old. By time they are a 5th year, they'll need to be looking fifteen. You can reserve the face they will grow up to be. Check out the Advancement rules to learn more about aging your character.
Don't spam our members with Ads in their PM's. We have an advertising board and we would love to affiliate with you. As well don't join to post your advertisement and leave. The advertising board is guest friendly, so there's no need to log in.
Once a thread is completed please let an admin know so we can lock it. Keep the Forum looking clean! We will regularly lock old threads if they appear inactive. This usually means that there have been no new replies in approximately two weeks. If you feel your thread has been wrongly locked, ask an Admin and we can unlock it for you. Also, we have a new Pensieve board for threads that are 'out of their time'. Threads can be moved here to be completed if necessary, eg. a Halloween thread that is still running when the rest of the site is celebrating Christmas, etc. Threads move here are NOT considered completed or done, so please continue them for as long as you like!
Above all else, have fun!! That is why we are all here! If you have a suggestion on how to make the site better, by all mean let us know! Happy RP'ing!