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04 July 2005 @ 02:07 am
The Rules  
The Rules

Before submitting your application, please read through the Rules. There are a lot of rules but these are to try and inform everyone of things upfront. The main idea of the game is to have fun.

1. You must post at least once times in every seven day period unless you have a special arrangement with the mods. This rule not only applies to you the player in general but for each character that you play as well.

2. If you are going to be going away or know that you will be unable to post for an extended period of time, you MUST let the mods know.

3. If an emergency arises and you are unable to post, please get in touch with the mods as soon as possible. Excessive use of the emergency excuse may result in a probation period.

4. If you let the mods know that you will not be posting, you have three months to get in touch with the mods. Failure to do so may result in removal from the game or your being placed on probation.

5. If you are going away for an extended period of time, please know that your character(s) may be played slightly to keep the story moving. No major changes to your character, their history or their lives may occur during this period without your expressive permission. If you prefer, you may appoint someone from the group to play this character for you but you also understand that if this person leaves the group, your player will become a NPC until you are back.

6. You may NOT flame other members. Should another member complain that you are flaming them and/or it is seen that you are flaming another member, you will be warned. Failure to heed the warning will result in your permanent removal from the game. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

7. You may NOT spam other members or the journals. Please note that you must follow the rules of each journal. Failure to do so will result in you receiving a warning. Multiple warnings will result in your removal. Should another member complain that you are spaming them, you will be warned to stop. Ignoring this warning will result in your removal of the game.

8. There is NO killing or seriously injuring of other characters in the game without the written permission of the mods AND the characters player. If you wish to leave the game please do not kill your character. Let the mods know so that we can re-cast your character. *NOTE* If your character is an original character and you do not wish to allow anyone else to play this character, you may contact a mod and request that your character is either killed off or leaves Hogwarts. *NOTE*

9. Please try and limit the one line responses. Posts should be on average more than 5 lines.

10. You must be at least 17 years of age or older to join this RP. This is because there will be adult content in this game. Note that sexual relationships may occur but are not the focus of this game. ALL adult content myst be behind an lj cut with warnings for those who do not wish to read and must occur in private journals.

11. Spelling and grammar are a must. It does not have to be perfect but please no net speak, use proper sentence structure and capitalization. We are not the spelling or grammar police but it does need to be readable.

12. Slash is permitted but you may not force other members into a slash type relationship. The same goes for straight relationships. Every character can NOT be involved in a gay/lesbian relationship - it would not be realistic.

13. You may not play God - we will not tolerate any God playing with the storyline or others characters.

14. Your character may not be a God-like character nor may they be a child of Snape, Voldemort or any other canon character unless already discussed in the books.

15. Limit of characters - you may play up to three characters. If you are playing a main character of the game you may not play another main character in the game. Voldemort is in this game but will be played by the Mods.

16. Original characters are permitted and encouraged but please make them realistic.

17. Dead characters are welcome to apply but unless a good reason is given for their return from the dead, understand that they may be denied. *NOTE* Harry's parents may NOT come back from the dead. Characters like Professor Quirrell or Sirius Black - well, it is possible that they come back. *NOTE*

18. If your application is denied, you will be given the chance to either fix the application or apply again. A reason will be given as to why you were denied. *NOTE* The only time you will not be permitted to re-submit an application is if you are under 17 years of age; or you have been banned from the game for breaking one of the rules. *NOTE*

19. Do not submit a character application expecting to be Snape's girlfriend or anyone elses girlfriend/boyfriend. ALL relationships must not only be approved by the mods but also by the players playing the characters.

20. Storylines and time jumps will be set by the mods. When creating a post in the game journal for others to RP to, please include the day, time and place. Please watch the times between morning, middle of the day, night, etc. It would not make sense for something to be happening in the morning while something else is occuring at night at the same time. If you have an idea to enhance the story line, please get in touch with the mods.

21. Though the main setting for this game will be at Hogwarts, characters can exist anywhere in the world.

22. All posts in the game journal MUST be 'Friends Only' posts. This is to keep people from bashing/flaming/ruining the game.