Post by Reagal on Jan 4, 2012 16:46:16 GMT -5
Welcome to Painted! Glad you stopped here first~!
♥ Respect is the number-one rule here. If you can't be respectful, we're going to have problems. Respect includes avoiding fights OOC, and reporting them to staff instead of getting involved, as well as not using any racist, sexist, or other offensive slurs.
♥ Welcome new members. I would like to be able to advertise this site as a very friendly, warm community--don't make me a liar. This doesn't necessarily mean everyone has to welcome every single new member, however do NOT exclude them.
♥ Word Counts are not in play here. We expect that, by stating this site is intermediate to advanced, you will rise to the occasion and post healthy replies. We also understand writers block, and the more common symptoms of muse-ran-dry-syndrome, so this is a flexible rule. HOWEVER if you are seen posting one-liners (or anything that frankly looks half-assed), staff will ask you to add to it.
♥ IC Posts should always be in third person unless otherwise stated by the user who started the thread.
♥ Applications cannot be edited after they are accepted. In addition, please do NOT post IC until your application has been completely accepted. If you post IC without being accepted first, that thread will be locked and archived, which ruins it for everyone who was in that thread.
♥ Characters here are anime. Please, do not use RL/non-anime images or play-bys. Also, please do not use American cartoons, as these are not anime, either. (Manga qualifies as anime, though; it's really the same basic idea)
♥ Neon colors do NOT make good colors to type in. Is this annoying? Exactly. Please post in reasonable shades.
♥ Posting Templates are not a "must", however it is required that you do something to make your IC posts look nice and appealing. You don't have to do some ungodly amount of pro coding; a couple of blockquotes, change of font (legible fonts only) or color (not neon!), or maybe a cute icon or image heading/footing it would be fine. If you do choose to use a template, though, there are links to where you can find good ones on the board for thread tracking.
♥ Fighting IC should be done fairly, and without the use of powerplays, autohitting, or other cheating methods. No one likes a cheater, and cheaters will be disciplined by staff. Fighting is not neccesarily vital to this RP's plot, but it's good to understand boundaries should it occur.
♥ Violence is tolerated, as noted above. But excessive brutality will result in warnings, and possibly banning/blocking.
♥ Romance is also tolerated, and encouraged!. However, anything that breaks Proboards TOS (role playing intercourse, as well as anything talking about genitals or sex) will result in banning/blocking, and is NOT tolerated at all. Same-sex relationships are embraced here; we don't mind at all. Fade-to-black or "time skips" are encouraged methods.
♥ Swearing is also tolerated. We understand that cussing is a regular part of school, but if staff finds that you can't control your mouth at all, you will be warned/banned/blocked.
♥ Images should never stretch the page. Avatar limits are set for 100x100 pixels, and signatures should not stretch the page. In addition, they should not be immensely tall, so 490x300 pixels MAX will suffice (really, so long as they don't excede 300px in height and don't stretch the page, there's not a problem). Images should never be posted here if they are copyrighted material that is not allowed for reposting.
♥ OCPA is practiced on this site (One Character Per Account). That way, the member group feature can function properly. Also, Staff will have at least two accounts (if they intend to RP)--One account will be
blessed withgiven the staff powers, and the other will be treated like a normal member.
♥ Playbys or Faceclaims are mandatory here. This means that your character can't look like just some random anime chick you found; they have to be based off of or look like a character from a series. But Don't Fret! We've gone ahead and posted plenty of great resources for finding a PB. You can find these resources on the thread containing profile skeletons. You don't even have to watch anime frequently; you can easily find specific hair colors/styles, eye colors, ages, etc on these great sites~ Characters who have been accepted before this rule was posted (Feb 8th, 2012) do not have to change their characters or character images, and they are the only exception.