First off, let me say Welcome to the site. :-) Please read these, and we will get along just *great*. If the rules change, you will be alerted through the Announcement forum. =)
1. No more than three accounts, please.
Three accounts is a lot to handle in the first place. In order to have a second and third account, the first two must be active
. The only reason why they wouldn't be active is because your character ran away and *died*.
Send me a request for a fourth or fifth character and I'll be happy to consider it, though. =) ((Some people have way more time on their hands than I do, or they're just able to handle that many characters. XD))
2. Please sign up with a first and last name.
This is very important so our ADLC home won't look tacky. We need full names, and it provides less confusion. Sign up with John Doe, not pink_lady123. Also, don't sign up like this: JoHn dOe. That's not how you spell normally, so please don't do it here.
If you signed up with something different, just *PM*
an admin. We'll get the job done and fixed.
**If your character goes by two names (like Mary Kate, Mary Jane, Ella May, John Toliver, or something like that, then you may sign up with both names in addition to the surname.)
3. No one-stop posting.
Don't join and then only post once. At least have the decency of posting an application and posting in a thread at least once a week. =)
4. No spamming.
Spamming also includes short messages and double-posting. Avoid doing this at all costs and you won't receive a punishment from the authorities. (lol) Really this shouldn't be a problem unless you're here for the wrong reasons, but chances are if you're reading this, then you're a good person. =)
Respect everyone and everything
! Treat others the way you wish to be treated. If you have a problem with someone treating you wrong, let a Mod know: we're here to help you. Although, even if the member's character was rude to yours, it gives you no right to be rude through PMs or through our box. Be nice, alrighty?
*Note: OOC rudeness is not acceptable
. IC rudeness is completely non-real.
6. Mild cursing is Allowed.
OOC and IC cursing are both allowed, although I would like to say this: IC cursing is more tolerable than OOC cursing. Your character might just have a potty mouth, but you're a real person. You can censor yourself. =) Just keep it light.
If you think someone is being over the top when it comes to this issue, again just alert an admin and we'll handle it.
7. Do not Post in Tagged Threads.
If someone has Tagged (<Tag:(insert name(s) here>) then only those
people may post in the thread. It's rude to bump into threads like that and causes unnecessary rivalries and falling-outs.
8. Dramatics are prohibited.
In other words, don't be a drama queen. If you think your character is too dramatic, just pm an admin to look it over. One or two drama queens are okay, but 50 drama queens are not
9. Do not Advertise via P.M. or Posting
It's alright to PM one or two of your friends
about a site that you made or you think is cool, but do not mass-PM. Please do not send more than 3 PMs about Advertising in a month. We have a forum for Advertising. Please USE it. Advertising anywhere else will be considered SPAM and will either be A. Merged or B. Deleted, depending on user activity.
Report this activity please. If you recieve a pm about a site, report it immediately.
If you wish to PM a friend or two about a site, you must approve it through an admin.
10. Consider your posts
There is no minimum
. However, if someone posts a thread that is 6 paragraphs, and you decide to reply with three words, that is not really the brightest idea... Please only join or make a thread at your writing standards or at least put effort into fitting the topic starter's standards when you reply. =)
11. Meaningful Posts Please!
Not utter rubbish.<--assuming you know what that entails? Basically: keep your posts interesting and detailed- lead on in the storyline. Giving detail and humor is always nice, or at the least, stay in character. I imagine a Slytherin in Hogwarts wouldn't like to prance in the posies; better yet, he or she would rather crush them.
12. No Canons or Relation to Canons or Celebrities
That means you may not be related to Bella Cullen, Darth Vador, Luke Skywalker, Miley Cyrus, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ronald Weasley, Voldemort, Draco Malfoy, etc. Also please don't join using a celebrity's name.
13. No Plagiarism
What you write here reflects your
talent and yours alone. If you have a signature, avatar, or anything else that you didn't write/isn't your's, then show credit, and make sure you have permission to use it.
<-Look to the left. You see in the sidebar I have a Credits
section. That demonstrates that I did not
create the skin, side-bar, or banner.
14. HAVE FUN
That's the most important thing. Have fun. =)
That's what role playing is all about.
15. Minute Details
Site Rating: PG-13
R/M Policy: Fade-To-Black (IF's Terms and services)
Minimum Age Requirement: 13 (It's IF's policy, not mine. Sorry. :-()