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|Posted by: Secret Safe Jun 19 2012, 04:10 PM|
Code of Conduct
Welcome to Secret Safe, and thanks for your interest in our site! Here are the rules about our site, and feel free to browse around the site or contact the Secret Safe account with any and all questions.
There is no limit to how many characters you can have, so long as you manage to remain active. By our site standards, "active" means posting at least once every two weeks, which is the minimum for any player. There is also a five-post minimum to obtain a new character; this is for each new character, which means for your third character, you are required five posts from both your first account and second account for a total of ten. This rule does not apply to the characters with us before the opening date for this new site.
CURRENT RESTRICTIONS We are currently not accepting any sets of twins or further Harvard students. All Ivy League enrollment must be approved by staff.
Don't forget to stake your claims. While we are not allowing canon reservations (given the comparatively small number of remaining canons), but we are allowing reservations on face claims for OCs, which will last, in full, for 7 days from being posted by the player. In the event that two people are applying for the same canon at the same time, the one who completes the app first will be reviewed first, but it doesn't necessarily mean that they will be the one to get the canon. Once accepted, don't forget to visit the claims forum and sign up for the sports teams and extracurricular activities, as well as your Secret Safe nickname.
Don't forget to mark your threads as "open" or "private" to prevent people from hopping into a pre-set storyline if you don't want them to. This denotation can easily fit into your thread's title or description. Don't forget that threads don't have to specifically be just for two people; after all, the more the merrier.
In the interest of our players, and hopeful players, we would like all of our players to post at least once every two weeks. This will make sure our storylines stay active and don't sit in limbo. If you feel you cannot meet this posting requirement, we ask you to contact staff and we'll see what we can work out. If you'll be taking a leave of absence and won't be able to post, please remember to post in the LOA/MIA board or ask someone else to do it for you, otherwise, you will be subject to the consequences for lack of activity.
IC vs OOC
It is important that you know the difference between things discussed Out of Character and the events of something In Character. We do not want arguments breaking out over something that happened while roleplaying. So, let me help. In character is something your -character- would do or say. Out of character, is what -you- would say. See the difference? This also applies to what we admins like to call 'Eyebrow Fights'. If you're playing in the cbox and arguing in actions, if it goes too far staff will ask you to stop. Also, if you find something out while reading other peoples’ roleplay on the forum or in the cbox, don’t use the information In Character unless it was blasted on the Secret Safe Tumblr or Gossip Box. Speaking of...
First off, don't be offended by anything that is posted on either of these. Ever. Chances are a lot of what is posted is bogus, but that's what makes this game so much fun. Feel free to post truth or lies as it would suit your character, and feel free to make up some extravagant screen names. Half of the fun is seeing how creative you can be, either with names or rumors. The only rule? Just have fun!
For those of you not familiar with an IC Cbox, here's the skinny: it's essentially a miniature chat RP, but it is, on the whole NOT canon. There will be special occasions where the cbox will be canon (which will be denoted in a sticky message at the bottom of the cbox, usually weekends when there is a large 'party' going on). It really helps flesh out characters and get the juices flowing when you're in a rut, but please, please, please don't get in the habit of only posting in the cbox. There are rules listed here about activity and even if we can always check on you, we'd really like to use the honor system here. We cannot stress how important it is to not let the cbox be your only place for writing. We are a forum first and fore-most, and as such we would rather you make threads than spend all day in the cbox. It's meant to be something to kill time between posts, not to flesh out your major story-lines. Those not able to post at least once every two weeks will have their cbox privileges revoked until the issue can be cleared up.
There are no real rules for this one, just be nice to each other. If an admin isn't around in chat, feel free to get their attention in the IC cbox, just remember to use OOC brackets, please. That's all!
Rated "M" for
Being an RP about high school and college, certain questionable acts can and will occur. This is fine, teenage hormones do tend to run rampant, but please, for the sake of our eyes and perhaps our brains, any thread containing a 'mature' theme whether of a violent or sexual nature needs to be tagged [m] in the thread's title. We might even create a 'mature section' in the future, but don't hold your breath. We want this board to still be literary and not just smut-riddled.