The Ymaggion Rules Sept 27, 2009 20:40:12 GMT -5
Post by The Rising Dragon on Sept 27, 2009 20:40:12 GMT -5
The Ymaggion Rules may be subject to change. As such, you may need to check them from time to time to see if anything has been changed. Really big changes will often be put up as announcements on the boards.
- No Spamming – SPAM stands for ‘Short Pointless Annoying Messages’. Posting several short messages in a row, making only short messages without any goal (answering only "Yes", "Me too", "LOL", etc), making the same post or topic in several forums, making pointless messages, etc. is considered SPAM, and is not tolerated. Abusive use of the private messenging system falls into the category of spam too. Massive use of smilies in also frowned upon. Warnings may be made, so don't be too afraid of breaking this rule without knowing it.
Double Posting - Double Posting is inherently forbidden. There are only a *few* occasions on which it shall be allowed, namely when posting Techniques or Character profiles and it doesn't fit into one post, or in the Fan Art topic if said topic is only about *your* art.
Multiple Accounts – Multiple Accounts are allowed if you want to create a character to use only on that account. However, please have it made clear that you are using multiple accounts, otherwise you may lose one of your accounts. (So don’t go try to act as if you are multiple people, because you’re going to be found sooner or later.) However, don’t go and make a hellish amount of accounts with one character for each. We’d prefer for you to have more than one character per account and a small amount of accounts, or even just one account.
Mark Your Spoilers – If you are talking about a movie, a game or a book, be sure to give a warning that you are going to post spoilers. If you make a thread about a new movie/game/book, put as a subtitle “Spoilers ahead” or another clear signification that there may be spoilers in the thread to warn others. Allow several months before believing it's safe to stop marking spoilers. Not everyone gets through a new game in 2 weeks. Some people really hate learning of the plot or detail of a movie/game/book before having seen/played/read it.
No Arguments – Come on... We're here to have fun, not to get at each other's throats. If you can't get along with another user, please keep it in private. We don't want to hear about it. Also, be sure to stay polite toward everyone. Don't make insults toward other cultures or religions. Repetitive offensing posts will result in a quick ban. Discussion is fine, alright, and even encouraged, but don’t take it too far or too personal.
Appropriate Content – The site is for everyone, and minors can very well be viewing those pages, so use content meant for a general audience only. Inappropriate content will deserve a warning, an edit or a deletion, depending of the offence, and may even lead to a ban if repeated.
Correct Grammar/Spelling – Though you’ll be forgiven if you make a small mistake here and there from time to time, it is quite frustrating for others if they need to decipher something that seems more like mumbo-jumbo than actual English. Other “languages” such as Netspeak or l33t or whatever are only allowed in minor proportions, and only OOC. If you can only type out stuff in that way, you best find something else to do, or get a course in English language, which is the number one language used here.
Signatures – Don’t have signatures that stretch the width of the board by a lot. Keep the width under 600 and the height under 400 please.
Bugging Staff Members – DO NOT PM Staff members to ask if they will go look at your character sheet or your new weapon or technique registration thread. We'll get to it sooner or later, don't worry! Plus, don't PM us, leaving us comments like "Oh, I noticed you changed your name" or "Im bored, so yeah." That is very annoying, and it fills up our inbox with an overload of pointless PMs. Leave us alone unless its VERY urgent, and your question cannot be answered by looking on the other boards. Of course, if it is something you wish to discuss with a Staff member that has nothing to do with “I want to have this accepted” or SPAMmy things, then that is fine. This rule also goes for the cbox.
- No God-Moding – You cannot be super-powerfull and beat everyone all the time, no matter how 'good' or 'evil' you are. Also, you cannot post something like "And Bob lifted his arm, before he smashed Alex, sending him flying into a wall 20 feet away." when you are playing as the character Bob (neither when you are Alex). You may not take control of someone else's character in such a way. Rather, post something like "And Bob lifted his arm with the intention to smash Alex."
Cursing, etc. Appropriate Content in RPing – Things like cursing and such are allowed in the RP threads here on Epsilon, but please keep it to a minimum. Mature content will not be allowed, least ye wish not to be banned. Take it to PMs if you must.
- Character Limits - There are some limitations on the abilities a character can have, shown in the character sheet thread. While you are given freedom on what your character can do, we ask you that you keep it within reasonable limits. We're here to have fun, and we don't need to go about ruining the RP experience of everyone else on the site.
Weapons - Like with techniques, weapons also have their limits. We don't have a set limit to their amount, as long as a character can all carry them with themselves (and not just keep them in a pocket dimension "Inventory" of some kind, 'cause then it could turn unfair in a battle). Also, weapons may not be invincible or indestructible or have no weaknesses. I'll allow special artifacts to be indestructible, but then they also need to have appropriate weaknesses and limits on their powers. If you want certain abilities to only be used with a certain weapon or artifact, then please list these in the Possessions entry on the character sheet, and state that those abilities only may be used with that weapon/artifact.
Approval Time - After a staff member has requested that you edit your sheet, you have no more than seven days to edit it. Staff will make a decision on your sheet as soon as is possible, but do try to be patient with us.
- Advertising – If you want to advertise on Ymaggion, you can do that in the Advertising board. You can say whatever you like as long as it doesn’t involve excessive swearing, and as long as you actually give a URL.
Affiliating – If you want your site to be affiliated with Ymaggion, then you can go to the Advertising board and post in the “Affiliation” thread.