Top of the Totem Pole
Member No.: 1
Joined: 1-February 12
| THE RULES.REGISTERING AND APPLYING.Once again, we'd like to welcome you to Miles Behind Us. When registering
your character, please ensure that you do so with a first and last name
in all caps. As this is an Invisionfree forum, you do not have
the ability to change your own display name, so please get it right the first time. If you don't, we won't shoot you or anything. Just PM one of the admin accounts and we'll fix it as soon as humanly possible. When applying, please be sure to fill out all the required portions of the application... which is everything, in case you were wondering. Post it in the PENDING section and you'll be good to go. Please give us at least a day to look it over before freaking out about being accepted. We will definitely get
to you because we love new people to rp with, seriously.
Oh and we don't have any rules on the number of characters you can have, but we do ask that for every two females you create, you make a male character to go with them. If you absolutely suck at men and have a great new female to introduce, PM an admin. We can make exceptions. We only have this restriction to try to even out the playing field a little bit since most sites get overrun with women pretty quickly and all. Also, we HATE Mary-Sue's, so please just don't do it. You know better. Make your character diverse and interesting and we'll totally love you a lot more for it.
We absolutely understand that you have a life outside the rp world. That's cool
because we definitely do too. That being said, we do expect you to actually show
up every once in a while because what's the point in joining a site if you're just
going to disappear. We ask that you pop in at least twice a week if possible,
even if it's just to post in the chat forum. We understand what it's like
to have a muse that's MIA, but that cannot be a regular excuse. We do ask a little more from the people that hold a canon position. For those individuals, we would like to see you here at least two times a week with a legitimate, in character post. You're one of the ones that are driving the site plot forward and nobody likes a stagnant plot. For those who don't know already, OOC chat in the threads are not allowed. Take the discussion to the chatter board or keep it through PMs.
We are an intermediate to advanced site and in those regards we ask that our members post something of substance. We've all been newbies at one point in time and while we do accept people who don't have a lot of experience, we ask that if you're one of them, you do your very best to keep up. If you're having any trouble, please pm an admin. We're super friendly and would absolutely love to help you get into the swing of things.
We don't have a word count or anything silly like that because, really, who likes having such exacting requirements? It's just added stress and we think it's a little ridiculous since this is supposed to be fun, not a second (or third) job. We do ask that you post at least three or four substantial paragraphs. This isn't second grade, so we shouldn't have to remind you how many sentences tend to be in those. If you want an example, take a look at one of the admin's posts.
We're all about good spelling and grammar, so please keep that in mind when
you're typing up your post. Spell checkers are awesome (and free) so please use them. Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, though, and that's totally fine by us. The absolute most important thing to keep in mind about all of this is that we are completely against chat speak. You can use it in the OCC boards, but please not anywhere else.
We do require that you have at least an avatar to represent your character on
the board. Avatars may not be bigger than 125x283 and that's the size that we would like to encourage you to use. 100x100 is all right, of course, but the better in a slightly bigger size. Signatures are not necessary if you don't really want one, but who wouldn't? As long as they don't stretch the board and contain no nudity then they are quite all right with us. If you're not especially skilled with the Photoshop, please post in the requests threads. If there doesn't happen to be an open'shop'at the moment, we would suggest checking out a place like Caution. The people there are kind of awesome and you're guaranteed to find someone willing to make you a set.
Now, on to the face claims. This part is insanely important. They have to be real celebrities. We don't do cartoon characters, anime peeps, or Myspace kids. As far as celebs go, we're not going to tell you who you can and can't use. We will HINT as to who might not be a good idea. Nonetheless, we won't deny your application just because we don't like your character's representative. Certain canon face claims are negotiable. Just pm an admin if you're not an especially big fan of the one assigned to your chosen character.
This site is definitely in possession of a mature rating. We have undead flesh eaters roaming the earth, so death and destruction is kind of a must. If your delicate sensibilities cannot handle this or you're under the age of thirteen (which is Invisionfree's rules and not mine), then you might leave now. Otherwise, thanks for joining.