Post by Kaymas [earthling] on Mar 12, 2016 20:09:42 GMT -5
Welcome & Orientation
New Member Orientation
Welcome to THG RPG! Aya, Lulu and Saph founded the site in September of 2008. Since then we’ve welcomed many active members, and we’re glad to have you with us! Getting new members involved is one of the most important things we do (other than, you know, The Hunger Games!). In this post you’ll find important information about establishing yourself on the site. In the next, you’ll find the rules. Please read both posts before exploring the rest of the site. Again, welcome, and may the odds be ever in your favor!
Points of Contact
Should you need any help, please contact one of the below members. Part of their job on the site is to help you out!
Post by Kaymas [earthling] on Mar 12, 2016 22:19:09 GMT -5
Article I. Expectations of Behavior.
I. This site maintains a PG-13 rating, mostly in regards to violent and profane content. Swearing and sexually suggestive material is tolerated in moderation; sexually explicit material is not. II. Harassment of any member on the basis of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political stance, et cetera will not be tolerated. III. Members are expected to remain civil while in public. Fighting on threads, the cbox or in a public slack channel is prohibited. If you have an issue with another member, send them a private message rather than confront them on the CBox. IV. Plagiarism of any kind is not tolerated and will result in a forum ban. V. Lying, sockpuppeting, or otherwise attempting to deceive the membership of the site with malicious intent (as per administrative discretion) may result in ostracism from the forum, with or without a permanent ban. VI. Given the nature of this site as an RPG, members are expected to adhere to the basic rules of spelling and grammar. Chatspeak is strongly discouraged. Any members feeling that their skills in these areas are lacking may contact the Head RP Tutor ( nyte ) VII. Any content, be it an image, post, link, or etc, may be removed without warning and/or notification at the discretion of the staff if it is found to be vulgar, offensive, or generally detracting from the appearance of the site. VIII. Advertising is to be contained to the advertising board only, meaning no PMs, no emails, no new threads in other places, etc.
Article II. Staff Members
IX. It is the duty of staff members to assist the membership and keep the site running smoothly. Please be respectful when asking questions or favors. X. Regular members may apply for a position on the staff ONLY during designated staff search periods. Do not message any of the staff requesting to be hired. Staff may decide to simply appoint someone to an open position, especially if a similar staff search has been recently conducted. XI. Any member feeling abused, mistreated, or otherwise placed at a disadvantage by a staff member who is abusing their power should send a private message to Aya ( gm bourgeois decadence [aya] ), Kay ( Kaymas [earthling] ), Dars ( dars ) or Rave ( яave ) to file a complaint.
A. Duties and Expectations of Staff
1. Administrator — In charge of the smooth operation of the forum and managing the rest of the staff, as well as the various odd jobs that are necessary for the forum to operate. You can PM the admins ( gm bourgeois decadence [aya] , Kaymas [earthling] , dars ). 2. Head Moderator — Handles moderator functions, in charge of managing the moderators, performs duties of administrator, and occasionally manages the Hunger Games. ( яave ) 3. Moderators — Handle member complaints regarding OOC behavior, scout threads for exemplary RPing and rule violations alike, enforce the rules in the cbox, board and slack, report serious problems to the rest of the staff, critique/accept character applications. ( Tom , frankelf , nessa garner ᥫ᭡ d6 [kiah] ) 4. Advertiser — Manage affiliations with other sites, post advertisements on other forums, update master list of advertisements, critique/accept character applications. ( ryan , d4 tati pelotte [azalea] , wolf turing, d3. ✨ zoë. , laney redd. d4a ♕ kaяi ) 5. Head Librarian - Manage the three times yearly activity/reaping/face claim checks, organize the librarians to maintain the face claims thread, update warehouse, critique/accept character applications. ( Python ) 6. Librarians — Maintain order in lists, update the face claim thread, update warehouse, critique/accept character applications. ( Marik Shadow D12b (Cato) , lance , Arrows , emsrocks ) 7. Head Roleplaying Tutor — Manage the Roleplaying Tutors, fulfill duties of regular RP Tutors, look for members in need of tutoring, maintain RP Tutoring boards, critique/accept character applications. ( nyte ) 8. RP Tutors — Helpfully respond to threads in the RP Tutoring boards, occasionally create RP Guides, critique/accept character applications. ( L△LIA , 10a emerson emberstatt 🍂 tris ) 9. Coders — Develop and maintain site-related code, including the Engine and Warehouse. Coders work directly under Aya. 10. Head Graphics — Manage the Graphics Team, fulfill standard graphic team duties, maintain Graphic Team events and projects. ( dars ) 11. Graphics Team — Developing graphics for site-wide events, maintaining sidebar and custom title graphics, occasionally create Graphic Guides. ( mateo izar ˚❀༉ d11 - ɢʀɪғғɪɴ , ⋆｡ﾟ☁︎ kaitlin ☾ ﾟ｡⋆ )
XII. Other Membership Designations
A. Retired Staff
1. After a staff member retires, they will be placed into the “retired staff” member group, recognizable by their lavender display names. 2.Retired staff will be asked to help with projects, such as The Victor’s View magazine, on an as-needed basis.
B. Veteran Members
1. Members who have shown extraordinary dedication to the site will be promoted to Veteran Member. Several times a year an application period will open for anyone interested in applying. 2. Once promoted, Veteran Members work with the Moderator team to welcome newbies. Other projects may be assigned on an as needed basis.
A. Be accepted by a staff member before they may be RPed. B. Adhere to the length requirement. Eight paragraphs are required for standard bios.
a.) Peacekeepers: bios for Peacekeepers must exceed the normal length requirements by 3 additional paragraphs. They cannot be approved as a Concise Bio. b.) Mayors and other Dignitaries: Mayors, Stylists, etc. will only be given to members through Staff-run events. They must also be at least 8 paragraph, preferably more. c.) Concise Bios (CBs): Shortened bios consisting of 100-300 words will be given as prizes for events and through a monthly lottery.
C. Be dynamic and unique. Flawless characters, particularly Mary Sues and Gary Stus, will not be accepted. D. Be original. Canon characters and relations to canon characters are prohibited. E. If you wish to create a character who is related to a tribute in the 54th Games to present, you must obtain permission from the tributes' writer. F. If your character needs revision, a staff member will post asking for specific changes. Please be courteous to the staff member who reviews your bio.
XV. There is no limit to the number of characters owned by one person; however, try to maintain a reasonable activity level for each of them.
A. Currently we have restrictions based on the number of characters you can enter into a reaping, based on the number of ineligible characters (anyone who cannot enter a reaping). When a reaping check is posted, this restriction will be included.
XVI. Members are allowed to claim celebrities as play-bys (or face claims) for their characters, and should follow the guidelines on the actual Face Claim thread.
Article IV. Roleplaying
XVII. A minimum of one paragraph (consisting of 5 sentences) is expected for each response. More is preferable. XVIII. It is permissible for characters to be in as many threads as they would like, unless they are tributes in the Hunger Games. XIX. Restrictions
A. Do not roleplay with a character whose bio has not yet been accepted. B. Do not powerplay another person’s character. C. Do not godmode. Your character is not invincible. D. Do not post in IC parts of the site with OOC remarks. Use a PM or Slack. E. Do not thread-jump (post on someone else's closed thread). Please be sure to ask permission before entering anyone else's thread.
Article V. Plots
XX. Random events may affect individual districts, regions, or the entire forum, and may involve anything that the staff has come up with. XXI. Members are encouraged to participate in these random events as they may occur. XXII. If you feel as though a Surprise or Disaster is unfair to you or your character specifically, please contact an administrator.
A. Detention Center
1. Members may receive a PM from a staff member saying that their character has received a sentence to a certain amount of time (or number of complete threads) in the detention center for a certain crime they have committed in character. 2. A character in the Detention Center is not allowed to continue any RPs they had in the other boards until their sentence is up. 3. If a member's character is Reaped while in the detention center, they will still be allowed to participate in the Games. 4. More information on the current Detention Center & Peacekeeper system can be found here. 5. You may report a person for breaking the law at this page.
Article VI. The Hunger Games
XXIII. The Hunger Games occur about three times per year and span about three months, with a one month break in between. XXIV. Characters must be submitted in the pre-Hunger Games activity check to be considered eligible to become a tribute. XXV. Only one tribute per person per Hunger Games. XXVI. Please refer to the Hunger Games Rules for a more detailed explanation.