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 Rules
ELIZA CUNNINGHAM
 Posted: Feb 27 2018, 12:22 PM
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rules


general

RESPECT EVERYONE EQUALLY.
Equally respect the staff as well as the members. No impersonating others. No use of IP proxies to make alternate aliases to get around the character limits and activity rules. In a nutshell, be kind, courteous and have fun.

DON'T ADVERTISE OTHER SITES.
No advertising other sites will be accepted anywhere other than the designated advertising boards.

NO STEALING.
No stealing of any plots, graphics, characters or anything from the site that doesn't belong to you.

DISPLAY NAME IN ALL CAPS, PLEASE.
Your display name must be in all capital letters.

applying for a character

CHOOSING A HOUSE
If you're unsure of what house you're character will belong in, just leave that section blank in your application. An admin can figure out the right house for you if you fill in enough of their personality in the application. (:

WHILE WAITING TO BE ACCEPTED,
Once you've filled out your application, please wait to be accepted before roleplaying. You may post in the Out of Character boards (games, introductions, etc.) and post in the claims and sign ups (Celeb Claim, Quidditch Sign-Ups, etc.) while you wait.

character limits & restrictions

CHARACTER LIMIT
We do not have a character limit at this time. However, if you want to have more than 5 characters, you must be roleplaying with at least half of them at least once in the past 2 weeks to make another one. Ex. If you have 8 characters, you must have roleplayed with at least 4 of them in the past 2 weeks.

CHARACTER RESTRICTIONS
-- There are currently no restrictions on what year or age you can make your characters.

CHARACTER PERMISSIONS & CONSISTENCY

-- If you take a wanted ad, make sure to get the poster of the ad's permission first before you can be accepted. Also make sure you're transparent with them if there are big changes you want to make to the character if they conflict with what's in the ad.

-- If you take a canon, you don't need permission. But you do need to stick to their history in the Canon Claim if there is any. Their future is up to you, however.

-- If you no longer play a canon, you agree that their history will remain on site (just if they had any kids, job, etc.).

characters

FIRST & LAST NAME, UNLESS CREATURE
Your character must have a first and last name unless they are a creature that only have one name (ex. Centaurs). We do not have a rule against having the same first or last name as someone else, but you may not have the same whole name as someone else (ex. you could both be Smiths without being related, but if we already have a John Smith, then we can't accept a second John Smith).

POTTERVERSE CREATURES & CHARACTERS ONLY
We only accept beings and creatures from the Harry Potter verse. It must follow our description of beings and creatures. We do not accept characters from other fandoms (ex. Bella Swan, Frodo Baggins, etc.). If we find your character is too close to a character of another fandom, you will need to modify them to being original.

NO MARY-SUES OR GARY-STUS
No Mary-Sues or Gary-Stus. Those kinds of characters are characters that are too perfect and don't have any flaws {and no, being too perfect isn't a flaw}. Everyone has their quirks and the most interesting you make your character with flaws and quirks, the more fun it will be to roleplay with and the more people will want to roleplay with you.

NO ORIGINAL OFFSPRING OF CANONS FROM THE PAST
We do not accept original offspring or long lost relatives of canon characters. It's confusing to the current members if someone suddenly has an offspring who didn't before and creates inconsistencies in multiple storylines. We also are not accepting new canons from The Cursed Child.
Exception: Canons who are barely mentioned can have siblings or cousins added but then they will be on our canon list even if you leave the site (just name, age, House, job are kept). This is because it would be illogical for a lot of characters to have no siblings. Before doing this, admin permission is required so simply PM Eliza to make sure it is a canon who is unknown enough for this (ex. Malcolm Baddock, Terry Boot, etc.).

BEING A CHILD OF A CANON = BEING A CANON
If you make a child of a canon, you agree that they will remain on the canon list even if you leave the site. However, only details of their name, House (if applicable), blood status & financial status will be kept as well as other major life changes (ex. job, joined the Order, etc.). However, all of the personality and development you did with them will not carry on. That is strictly your's.

MAKING OR TAKING WANTED ADS
If you post a wanted ad, you agree that the person who you allow to take the character may play them however long they want. You may not force them to change or delete the character if you leave or otherwise. However, if you do leave, they are not allowed to request a wanted ad for your original character the ad was for.

If a character from your wanted ad gets unsorted and you would prefer someone more active play them, you do have the right to deny them the ability to play your wanted ad again. If this is the case, simply PM an Administrator.

If you take a wanted ad, you must get permission to kill off that character from the person who posted the wanted ad. If they are no longer on the site, then the choice is your's.

roleplaying

ROLEPLAY IN THIRD PERSON.
All roleplaying here must be done in third person. No double posting in roleplay. No one liners - try to write a couple of lines at least.

NO GODMODDING OR POWERPLAYING
No godmodding (which is controlling other characters than your own).
No powerplaying (which is when your character is all knowing/powerful or might know things that you read in a post that your character would have no reason to know).

KEEP IT PG-13
We are PG-13, so keep the subject of your posts appropriate. This includes the applications and plotters as well as roleplaying posts. Mild profanity is allowed, but don't go overboard.

WE STICK TO THE POTTERVERSE CANON
Keep true to the canon. We are only AU in terms of plot, but all of the world of Harry Potter is strictly canon from the books (not movies and the wiki isn't 100% reliable either. When in doubt, just ask).

BEFORE YOU KILL A CANON,
You must get admin permission before killing off a canon. You must also get permission before changing the species of a canon (ex. turning to a werewolf or vampire).

YOU CAN NPC CANONS, BUT KEEP THIS IN MIND.
You may npc canons who are not currently being played. However, they must remain in character and what is roleplayed cannot deviate from what is in their history in the canon claim (ex. if the claim says their job is a Potions Master, then you can't npc them working at the Ministry). You cannot npc any major changes to their character (ex. having a baby, changing jobs, turning into a vampire, etc.).

FUTURE & PAST THREADS
Future threads are allowed up to 6 months from the current date. So if it's January 1992, then you can roleplay a future thread up to July 1992. This is because any further would make inconsistencies with your threads and character development.
Past threads are allowed with no limit to the date.


professors


MANDATORY LESSONS
It isn't mandatory that students post in lessons but it is required that all professors post at least one lesson per term. You have until 1 month after being accepted or starting teaching (ex. if you were accepted in the summer, the 1 month starts when school starts up again). If you do not post a lesson within that time, then your character will be available again for someone else to play and you will not be able to claim them again.

LESSON GROUPINGS
You must post a lesson for 1-2 years and one for 3-7 years. If you teach an elective class, make sure to say 3-7 in the title and not 'all years' because otherwise some first and second years might think they can participate.

LESSON CONTENT
It must be appropriate for the class (ex. Defense Against the Dark Arts wouldn't learn about re-potting a Mandrake). There also must be actual teachable content within the 1 month timeframe of posting the lesson (so posting a thread of the professor entering and waiting for the students and not doing anything else won't cut it). It's up to you how you want to compose your lessons, though I suggest doing a bit of a lecture in your first post to get that out of the way.


graphics

PG-13 GRAPHICS
Please keep your signatures and avatars appropriate. No nudity, etc. If an admin feels that your graphics are inappropriate, they will contact you. The graphics on your profile must be of the play-by you have claimed in the Celebrity Claim thread.

AVATAR & SIGNATURE SIZES
All signature sections may be up to 500px in width and 350px in height. All avatars are 200x200.

RESIZED IMAGES
If you resized an image and the resizing was wonky, it won't be allowed on here because it gives some people headaches. If you need graphics or help resizing, just ask. If you just want to resize an image, you can also do that with coding. Just ask how. <3

IF YOU WANT SOME GRAPHICS...
If you want some graphics and don't have any, just go down to our Graphics board at the bottom of the main page. There are many graphics artists who would be happy to make you some graphics!

activity

WE HAVE ACTIVITY CHECKS EVERY 3 MONTHS
We understand that you may go inactive from time to time, but we do have Activity Checks once every 3 months to keep the claims open for potential new characters.

WHAT HAPPENS IN AN ACTIVITY CHECK
We have an activity check every three (3) months. If you don't pass, your account will be unsorted and claims open. However, you can come back after that time. Just PM a staff member to get re-sorted. But if you don't come back by the time the next Activity Check comes, your account will be deleted. This gives you 6 months before you're deleted from inactivity, which is a long time. If you do come back after that, feel free to join us again. Just PM a staff member to get your old application and then you can just copy and paste it, or make any adjustments if you wish.

CANON CHARACTER ACTIVITY
Canon characters must post an in character post at least once every 30 days. That isn't very often, but if you don't in that time but are still active on the site, we will PM you and you will have 7 days to roleplay with them before they will become unsorted. If your canon is unsorted for not posting and someone else hasn't taken them, you may claim them again. However, you only have two weeks to post as them at that point.

IF YOU JOIN AND NEVER POST ANYWHERE
If you make an account and don't post anywhere in one month, your account will be deleted.

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