1.) You have to make a separate journal for your character.
Please make sure that you put either public or private in your characters journal entries; that way if the entry is private other players can still read it but other players must pretend their character(s) has to pretend they did not read it. Please make your user name something interesting about the character, not just their name. All posts in a character's personal journal OR in the community werpanthers
should be friends/member-locked. This is deemed a punishable offense! Furthermore, when choosing user-pics/icons for your character's journal, please make certain that you give credit to the creator of the icon. This is done out of respect. Would you want someone taking credit for an icon you created?2.) Respect everyone in the community.3.) Some roleplays are rated R or NC-17.
So please make sure you're mature enough to handle that before auditioning. We are only asking for 14+ in age.4.) No use of foul language unless used in context as a character.5.) No GOD-MODDING!
If you have an idea for a character, talk to that player personally, and they may or may not use your idea. Otherwise, stick to your own character.6.) Keep all drama in character.
We encourage drama in this community! It is part of what keeps our game fun and alive! However, OOC drama tends to kill RPs. If there is an issue between yourself and another player, contact me to have it resolved as quickly and easily as possible. If this becomes a drama pool, action will be taken. Furthermore, for IC drama, anything that could have an affect on multiple characters or is controversial (pregnancy, rape, suicide, etc.) should be cleared through the mod before carried out.7.) When role playing, try to follow some basic outlines:
Characters RP in the style of first person in journal comments/entries. Third person style, or storybook, is saved for community threads. If you have questions on our RP styles, please contact the mod, she would be happy to explain! Furthermore, please refrain from re-commenting/changing the comment you have already written. While the occasional mishap is understood and needs to be corrected, usually the other person can figure out what you meant. If it is essential to your character's storyline to finish the thread, please contact the player via IM, PM, or e-mail.8.) Activity will be judged based on journal entries.
Please try to post once every two weeks in your character's personal LJ. The less you post in the personal LJ, the more active you need to be in the third person community posts and comments on other character's LJs. Once every two weeks is a minimum requirement. More often is recommended as it's always nice to know what's happening in a character's life!9.) And most of all have fun!10.) Put "GO PANTHERS!" in the subject of your application so I know you read the rules.
Should you choose not to follow these rules, the consequences are as follows: two warnings will be made via AIM, e-mail, or LJ Private Message. After two warnings, I will not hesitate to ban the RPer from the community for a period of time to be determined based on the nature and severity of the offense. Once the ban is removed and all rights as a player have been reinstated, if the rule is broken again, I will be forced to remove the player from the community for good.
I work very hard to keep myself in check. I want this to be an enjoyable community and do not want any of the players/members to feel as though I are taking advantage of my rights as mod. Should you feel that I am not following the guidelines I have set out, feel free to contact either me of us via email, IM, or LJ private message and call me out! I can't always promise to be perfect 100% of the time.
Any questions? Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.