The Rules Jun 23, 2011 22:23:13 GMT -5
Post by Roxilicious on Jun 23, 2011 22:23:13 GMT -5
No one site's rules are exactly the same. Sure, they may be similar, but they are never, ever the same, so you should at least skim through the site rules to pick out the key restrictions that are different from other sites.Out of Character
- Respect is expected and most certainly mandatory. Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. If someone asks you to stop talking about something or stop swearing (which is not banned), just stop.
- Image sizes cannot exceed 100x150 pixels for avatars, and they cannot exceed 500x400 pixels for signatures. Images that exceed 500x450 pixels will be automatically resized by a script, so don't worry about having to resize it on your own.In Character
- A time/location stamp is required on each first post of every new thread. For example, if you're starting a thread, before you write, simply indicate the time of day (dawn, morning, midmorning, afternoon, etc) and specifically where this thread is taking place (at a bar, a castle, someone's house, a glowing rock, a cave, etc).
- Liquid time is allowed but must remain reasonable and chronologically sound in terms of your character's history and existence. There should be a decent buffer zone in time between the threads in which your character is role-playing.
- There is no word limit. We believe in quality over quantity at Destiny Flyers, but a suggested post is at least 125 words in length. We understand that everyone has their off days.
- Threads containing inappropriate content ranging from adult themes to excessive violence will not be tolerated. Romantically sexually scenes are to fade to black, and battles should comply with ProBoards' ToS.
- Posts are to be made in third-person, past tense.
Incorrect: I looked at my dragon. (this is first-person)
Incorrect: Roxanna looks at her dragon. (this is present tense)
Incorrect: I look at my dragon. (this is first-person, present tense)
Correct: Roxanna looked at her dragon. (this is third-person, past tense)
- Posts can be formatted to your liking, but please keep them tasteful and consistent and not overwhelmingly obnoxious. We tend to do a size 1 double-blockquote here, but it's up to you.
- Keep a posting order. If A posts first, B posts next, then A posts again. If C joins after A posts, then B would post, then A, then C, then B. I hope that's not too confusing.
- Please be literate. Understand your homophones and the differences between them, understand where commas are to be placed, understand fragments and run-on sentences and how they can be used in a poetic and artistic way, and have a higher-than-basic grasp on the English language and sentence structure.
- If a thread is private/closed, please mark it! Threads not marked with a
or a [C] are presumed to be open to any member.
- Refrain from making Mary Sues. A Mary Sue (the male equivalent being a Marty Stu) is a character that is "so perfect it's annoying" (urbandictionary). Everyone has flaws, including your character.
- There is no limitation to how many characters you can have. You are the judge of how many you can handle. If you cannot handle five, do not make five. It is your judgment. We do suggest not going over ten, but we do understand making characters is fun and it's hard to not. If you can keep them all active, we will have no problem.
- We do not use play bys on Destiny Flyers. Most character images are digital or traditional art, but you can use real-life models if you so choose.
- No godmoding. Your character is not god-of-everything-that-is-everything. Your character is not invincible. Your character cannot deal genocidal damage then only get an itch when he or she is suffocated in flames. Be fair when battling.
- No powerplaying. If someone allows you to powerplay or kill/severely injure their character, you are exempt from this rule.
- It is suggested that you predetermine the victor of a battle, though we understand that some battles are spontaneous in nature.
- Please be active. Even if you can't keep all your characters active, we'd rather see you here a little bit than not at all.
- Have fun! :) Role-playing is meant to be fun, whether you're a writer, a player, or both.