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Post  Mousen Heath on Thu 05 May 2011, 10:32 am

• No Chat Speak: use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling
Sure, you might be in a hurry and type in out of character 'gtg', but please try to use proper sentence structure, grammar, and spelling when you can. "Dud3 thaz Aw3s0m!" will probably get you into bother. If your grammar is a bit on the lacking side you're more likely to just get a message from a mod advising you to do a bit better, but if you're using all chat speak on purpose we will set the hunting hounds on you. This applies to both grammar and spelling: "hi im new here" is not acceptable - please take the time to type "Hi, I'm new here!". It makes you look much more intelligent and mature and it's much easier to read. :3

• Rating/Age Friendliness
Keep your threads age friendly! Even if it's something that could possibly be found in a PG-15 movie, it might be offensive to someone. Put a small tag in your thread if that's you're running a little close to the rating.

• Swearing
We all have characters who swear like sailors, right? If you have swearing in your roleplay please put an [L] Tag in your RP so those that would rather not read such atrocities don't have to. Please refrain from using any really offensive/derogatory terms. Use your judgement with this! If you're in doubt, don't use the word! Or if, you're really stuck about a word, message me and ask!

• Violence/Gore
Is again allowed (to an extent), if you're posts contain an excessive amount of gore/violence please put a [V] tag in the title of your post.

• No Harassment or Flaming
You don't need to be nasty to another player. Characters while roleplaying, sure, but leave your fellow players alone! If there is a disagreement between you and someone, either work it out civilly in PMs or bring it to one of the moderators to get some help. We'd like to keep everyone from hating on everyone, yes? ;3

• No Whining, "Emoing" and Pity Parties
No emo emus! It might sound harsh, but we don't want to hear how sad your life is. It might lead to flaming, so please keep it to PMs if you and someone are discussing how horrible your life is. You probably won't receive a warning for this, but please don't antagonize out staff in this way, as it is very unwise. Life sucks, then you die - we experience this just as much as anyone, but also know that whining never got anyone anywhere. If you really need a place to let loose, feel free to rant/whine in your journal. Those are personal, but do keep in mind that others may read them. Meaning, don't post something unless you don't mind others seeing it.

• Stay On Topic
Basically "follow the lead of the original poster", whether in a roleplay, auction or any other thread. If someone makes a thread in the General Chat section about music, don't go posting pictures of your cat in it or something. XP Unless you're cat can play the piano or is otherwise involved in music.

• No Spam
Related to the above rule - don't ramble in official threads or roleplay threads. If you want to just chat to someone, it can either be done through private messages, or you can talk as a group in the chatter section. Yes, talk freely in the chatter thread, but still at times you might be careful. Posting just 'okay' in a thread? Not really the best of things to do. It's not really talking. But wI'm not going to kill you for that. But please don't just post one word in the RP section, it's cheating in a way since you earn currency per post. ;3

• Theft and Plagiarism is Not Tolerated
Taking another's story, characters, art, or anything that you can think of (unless given permission) is against the rules! ((If you're using something and have been given the okay, at least give the person credit or you'll still be taken out for theft/plagiarism))

• One Account Per Person
IP and behavior can give away your second account. If you're suspected of having a double account I can check through the different IP addresses you've used and see if you have the same as another user. If you disguise your IP your behavior will also give you away. Now this doesn't mean be afraid to have your sibling join you on Aeris. I'll be able to tell siblings from double accounts.

• Name Changes.
To get your username changed just message me and I'll change it for you. Please be reasonable as to how many times it's changed, though. XD Once your username is changed, you will have to log in with that, and not your old name. Don't freak if it won't seem to let you in, you just probably forgot to use the new name to log in. Your password will stay the same.

• Image Sizes
No images in posts are to be wider than 600 pixels! There's no limit on height, but be reasonable. If your image is ridiculously big, we'll ask you to resize it. If you cannot resize images, please post a link to the image rather than including it in your post.

• Consequences: Warnings
If you break rules, you will be given a warning or warnings. Warnings are like "strikes" - in the case of The Burrows, five strikes and you're out. Out meaning banned, forever. Let's hope it won't come to that though ; )

• No Religion
Yes, I understand. Your pets may be a devote monk and thus religion will turn up in your roleplay. What we mean by this is that in talking with other users, try not to bring up any sort of religion from the real world. Sure your pet can worship it, but don't get in to a long conversation about different religions. We don't want to see any fighting over religion. Let your characters argue with each other(granted you don't upset the other roleplayer), but keep it away from everything else. ^^

• No Politics
This is pretty much the same as religion. We do not want to see users arguing over politics, so just don't talk about it. We don't care if presidential elections are coming up, or if you think the Queen is a terrible person.


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Roleplay Rules

Post  Mousen Heath on Thu 05 May 2011, 10:37 am

•No controlling another player's character/No god-moding
You can't do anything to another character without permission. You especially can't kill them! No 'power-gaming', 'god-moding', or whatever you'd like to call it. If you're going to do something like attack another character use something such as, "Monkjack let out a snarl as he lept for the other creature, aiming to tear into his shoulder with his claws." instead of, "Monkjack flew through the air, his claws tearing through Grim's shoulder and spilling blood all over the floor." Yeah. That second one? Not gonna work my friend. First one is perfectly fine, seeing as how that gives 'Grim' the chance to move out of the way if the other roleplayer so wishes.

• Roleplay posts must be at least five sentences long!
We don't expect everyone to make grand posts that are five paragraphs long. We just don't want you to leave the other roleplayer with nothing to reply to. We'd like for everyone to have a fun time, so put some creativity into those replies! <3

If you're not in a roleplay section, you don't have to follow this rule. Just be careful that your post isn't just spam, seeing as how we're not very fond of spam.

• Follow the lead of the original poster
As well as the rule we have set up, people are allowed to add additional rules to their roleplays. If you join a thread where the original poster asked for only a certain type of pet, you'd better use that pet. If someone says to pm them before just jumping in, pm them and ask if you can join! If a thread is marked "P" or "Private", don't join! You might PM and ask, but some people might get annoyed at that if they don't already know you.

• No OOC-only posts
OOC stands for "out of character". If you have something to discuss about your roleplay, PM it to the other participants! Frivolous posts in RP areas are cheating in a way, since each post there earns forum currency there and you're supposed to work for that. ;3

•Jackalopes can only take a pet form
I know it seems harsh, but this is one rule I'm sticking to. I mean how would the vague Jackalope/human rivalry go otherwise? :3 Feel free to have human characters, though. Just no shapeshifting human/Jackalope. ;3
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