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Roleplay City Rules
« on: January 30, 2006, 04:01:42 AM »
1. General & Specific Rules
  • Each roleplay forum setting adheres to these roleplay rules, so ensure you read through this post and understand it before roleplaying.
  • All of these forums contain adult concepts and are likely to feature graphic/explicit writing.
  • Following you will find general rules that apply to the entire site at Members that ruin the atmosphere for others will be warned and repeating offenders banned.

2. Literary Roleplay
  • As a member of Roleplay City, we enjoy ‘literary’ roleplaying. We would like you to set the scene, describe your character and invest some creativity into your posts. You don't have to be a prize-winning novelist - just show us the love you have for your characters.
  • The boards are written in 3rd person narrative format in past tense; please do not deviate from this. There is an exception in that if you BEGIN an RP thread, the member joining knows how you're going to be writing and agrees that it's all good!

3. Posting
  • Try not to double post. If you need to add to your last post there is an edit feature.
  • Do not post about illegal topics such as downloading of licensed software, books, movies or music.
  • If you post in the wrong forum an admin or moderator may see fit to move it to the appropriate forum. You can also PM (Private Message) an Admin or Moderator to do this for you if you make an error.
  • Any OOC (Out Of Character) posts that the admin deem abusive or slanderous will be deleted.
  • Try to write more than one line.  If your roleplaying partner writes six paragraphs, your two-sentence reply will probably be a disappointment. We're here for the words!
  • No godmoding, where you write reactions for others.  Don't react to narrative, or character thoughts/intentions (unless your character is literally a mind-reader or empath).  Do not allow your character to 'guess' things with alarming accuracy, as this can be frustrating for roleplayers trying to set something up. Characters should at times make mistakes!
  • If you have more than 2 people roleplaying in a thread, try to give everyone a chance to respond. At the same time, if you're in a thread with more than 2 people, do your best to not keep them waiting.
  • Good spelling and grammar as best you can.
  • We prefer that you do not colour your posts because some colours can be hard to read. If we find hard-to-read posts, we'll recolour them back to normal and send you a PM (Private Message). Anything hard to read will be changed back to default by Admin,
  • When you begin a new roleplay with your first post (i.e., start a new thread), and it is open for others to join, please advertise it in the New Roleplays forum of the corresponding forum.  Provide a link to the roleplay for the ease of others to join it.

4. Membership
  • You are entitled to register one account per member. Please do not create multiple accounts.
  • If you sign up with a username that can be considered insulting, your account will be deleted.
  • Guests can read the boards but can't participate until they become a member. Note that when you join, you will not be able to post until you activate your account with the email link sent to you, then you will have all posting rights.
  • If you want to change your username, contact an Admin with your request. They can change it for you.

5. Signatures
  • Keep them small and simple or your signature will be removed.
  • Signatures are for linking to your characters, or maybe writing a clever quote that appeals to you.

6. Advertising
  • Don’t do it; not in a post, signature or profile. Advertisers and all their posts will be deleted without notice.

7. Identity
  • Roleplay City, along with the roleplaying boards, do have their own forum identities. The idea of a city run by supernaturals is generic enough that we don't lay claim to it, but the locations and descriptions fall under copyright and intellectual property laws.

8. Characters
  • You can have as many characters as you want.
  • No pre-existing characters, they must be unique to you. This means nobody from television, movies, computer games and the like.  You may be INSPIRED by such. It's a copyright thing.
  • Your character's name does not have to be the same as your username.
  • When you invent a character, fill out a character sheet and post it in the Pending Character section before roleplaying with them. If after a week you're not enjoying them, you can retire them.  PM an Admin to move them into archives for you.
  • Your characters CAN die in any of the forums, though it is USUALLY with your permission. Take note that in reasonable roleplay, if your character makes a seriously bad decision, they could be mortally wounded by another character.

9. Forum Specific Information
  • Infusco began as a shounen-ai (male x male romantic relationships) and still features many characters and storylines on this theme.  These relationships are not considered unusual or unhealthy within Infusco.  If you are uncomfortable with this, we suggest you do not join
  • You are allowed to roleplay any manner of relationship you like.
  • We do have hetero characters on the boards but most characters will be LGBTQi+ so be prepared celebrate this.

10. Copyright
  • Copyright remains with each respective author (member) of Roleplay City.
  • If you wish to publish a roleplay, story or fanfiction that use characters that were not created by you, you must seek permission from the member whose characters or storyline idea it comes from, or failing your ability to contact them, contact the Admin (details below). If they can't be reached, don't publish their writing or concepts!

11. Administrators and Moderators
  • Administrators and Moderators have final say. We'll do our best to be reasonable.
  • Your Roleplay City Admins and Mods are:
  • RPC Admin: The default admin account for site maintenance. Please DO NOT PM the RPC Admin account.
  • Satyr: General Admin, Greeter, Site & Setting Maintainer, Character Approver, Has no life.
  • Existentially Odd: General Admin, Greeter, Character Approver, Has a life.