So, you're thinking of joining? Well, that's just awesome. We'll keep this as short and sweet as possible so you can get on your way. Most of it is common knowledge, but consider this a refresher. At the very worst, at least skim them.
[ ! ] 0.1: Activity
Here at The Chosen we are pretty lenient and don't require constant log ins in order to remain active. We are a highly cbox based site so you can keep activity on the forum or in the chat. We don't require members to keep thread or posting activity as long as they remain somewhat active in our site. If for any reason you have to leave the site for an extended period of time please post a thread in the forum letting us know or notify a member of the staff. We will hold periodical activity checks. Applications and threads will be archived if you do not post to the activity check. In order to get any archived applications and threads all you must do is message an admin account and let them know what you need.
[ ! ]0.2: Character Rules
In order to make certain character types, there are reservation slots that you'll see on their species page. If there are open slots, you can reserve it and make a character for that slot. You can only have three reservations at a time. If a type lists character names and not any open slots, that means that the position is not available. This may change at anytime, as I will give or possibly take away positions as time goes on.
That being said, your character can only be one of the playable types found here. Currently we do not accept mixing of characters types. It's possible that will change in the future, and we may add in more types to play as well. Also the word you may be looking for is: Elektro.
[ ! ]0.3: Grammar & Literacy
You don't have to be a fancy British writer but you also shouldn't be writing like a twelve year old. No offense to twelve year old members, we realize some of you can write.
Likewise, you should be able to read and understand what your fellow roleplayers have written.
We understand that every member is of a different literary level but we expect proper grammar and punctuation to be attempted IC at all times.
Please try to use English at all times, notable examples being exorcisms, rituals, etc.
[ ! ]0.4: No /bleep/
Keep all sexual RP off this forum, by standards of Proboards it is not allowed. This means fade to black people, kissing and all that jazz is obviously allowed. Just no graphic sexual RP.
[ ! ]0.5: Threads
Do not enter a thread that is not labeled for you. What is thread labeling, you may ask?
When posting a roleplay thread you must specify in the title to whom it is available (i.e [Open], [Private]/[Invite], etc.). When a thread is OPEN it means anyone can join in. When it says PRIVATE or INVITE you must gain the maker's permission to participate in the RP. If you're going to RP with a specific person(s) then you may put their name in the title instead of Private.
Keep your threads active. If a member is inactive you may skip them so long as you have an IC reason for their disappearance (i.e rendered unconscious, incapacitated, etc.). If said inactive member has not posted a going away thread (even if temporary) their character may DIE IC and be archived. If the member returns and provides a reasonable excuse their character(s) may be returned to them.
If a thread is held inactive for a week, staff members reserve the right to archive it.
[ ! ]0.6: Mature
Criticizing, flaming, spamming, trolling, harassing, annoying people in general and other such examples of immaturity.
All 110% prohibited and will be met with a warning or me personally dragging them to hell (Banning).
[ ! ]0.7: Word Count
No one-liners, two-liners, or even five-liners IC.
Your post should contain sufficient wording so as to not seem empty or kill a thread. Give your role playing partner something to work with.
[ ! ]0.8: No Godmoddding/Metagaming
Godmodding: Making your character out to be all powerful and godlike without the logic of having weakness and limitations.
Metagaming: Using OOCly acquired information to illogically get your character out of an IC situation, despite your character him/herself not possessing such information.
Just no. Banhammer awaits these.
[ ! ]0.9: Advertising
Keep it in the Ad Board. If it is seen on the c-box, in the wrong board, or in PM it will result in a warning and deletion of the ad. Second time around is a permanent ban.
[ ! ]1.0: Language
We understand that profanity may be encourage in the case of some characters according to personality, but we ask that you keep a lid on it as much as possible (especially OOC). We want to be respectful on our forum.
[ ! ]1.1: Reviewing
When a staff member reviews your application read the review carefully and think real good about it. It will most likely be very just and reasonable.
If an admin does not see reason on your side and you are being a whiny little kid with no sign of yielding your application will be rejected and archived.
Do not annoy the staff with requests to review your application(s). If you ask once, we will try to review the application as soon as possible.
So please, cooperate with us.
If your application hasn't been reviewed within two weeks go ahead and private message one of the staff accounts. After which don't spam them with reminders.