Policies Updated

Date: 14 May 2012 13:19
Posted By: the Staff
Latest Update: 14 May 2012 13:19

Game policies have been updated. Please keep in mind that things like game policies may be updated frequently as new issues arise, or the game changes.

The new additions are as follows:

Remember this is a text-based game.

Observe and use proper spelling. The majority of web browsers have a spell-checker built in. The website Dictionary.com will allow you to check the spelling of words. You can buy dictionary and spelling apps for Droids and iPhones. The best method of spell checking is to write your pose in a word processor (which has a built in spellchecker), and then paste it into the text transmission for the game. The occasional typo or misspelling is understood, but if you're getting little dotted or squiggly red lines as you type in your browser, email, or word processor then the application is trying to point your spelling errors. Listen to it.

Additionally, please make an effort to observe and practice those basic capitalization, punctuation, and grammar rules1 that we learn in elementary school. We're not going to be Grammar and Literacy Nazis, but the entirety of this game is text-based and poorly written poses are not only difficult to read, but are distracting and off-putting. If players are having difficulty reading your poses, they aren't going to wish to scene with you.

Remember proper posing and playing etiquette.

Proper posing and etiquette examples are: acknowledging other players OOCly when you enter a room where you aren't playing or invited, especially if you've landed there by accident or are just passing through; and asking if you can join an RP in progress and not simply inviting yourself.

If you must leave your desk or keyboard for a few minutes, please inform those with whom you are doing a scene with a quick 'afk' or 'brb.' If it's going to be an extended leave, this is especially important. We understand that everyone is not a fast typist, and your slowness might be due to the fact that you're hunting for the 'g' key. After ten minutes, etiquette dictates that you let others know you're responding and alive, or had to take a phone call, or whatever the case may be. Unless it's an emergency there is no reason to not inform the others in the scene (who may be waiting on your character) of why you are not responding.

No one expects anyone to sit there glued to a keyboard and monitor for hours, and yes, multi-tasking does happen. However, please remember to be polite. Just because you can't see the other players, remember that there are other humans on the other end of those words. If your favorite television show comes on, or your grandmother calls, tell them it may be a while, give them an ETA and let the other players decide if they wish to wait, freeze the scene, pose around you, or allow you (or them) to pose out.

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