In this forum we like to keep topics on track with the theme of the Board. If not there would be chaos and confusion.
Please Note the following:
- Try not to quote the whole of what someone says, but rather quote just the part that you are actually replying to
Why: Users do not want to see an 'echo' of a message, especially if you are right underneath the message you are replying to.
- If an OFF TOPIC is going to get so long that it becomes larger than the message then please do move the conversation to an appropriate thread or I'm.
Why: The the thread becomes OFF TOPIC rather than based on the subject
- Do not use quoted text as a means to justify the 15 word count.
Why: It defeats the purpose of the 15 word count
To help us keep threads in order too we ask that when you wish to joke around, be sarcastic or speak about something directly pertaining to the subject of a thread that you use the 'OFFTOPIC' and 'QUOTE' tags. Here is a simple explanation:
"But the greatest thing by far is to have a command of metaphor. This alone cannot be imparted by another; it is the mark of genius, for to make good metaphors implies an eye for resemblances." -- Aristotle. Poetics.(1459a4). 350 BCE.
To make something bold use this tag:
Offtopic, Quotes & Other Tags (Hover)
About the New Member Test Board
Q. Is there a place in which I can test the post features without actually creating a thread?
A. No. During your making of a Post you can press the [Preview] button to see how it looks first.
Sometimes Members will quote what someone says, but they do not say who they are quoting from. To prevent readers from having to wade through pages of posts to find the original poster of a quote it will be helpful if you can add their name. To do this:
Use the quote tags and after the first text quote insert the name of the person you are quoting, for example:
|[quote=JB@Trinidad] Please post constructively...[/quote]|
|Please post constructively...|
Role-playing Game Related Tags
Please be considerate and read the whole of this several times until it becomes part of your Posting routine. I am not joking around about this, Players have lost their Membership for 'testing' the limits of these Rules. Want to know how serious we are? Read this when you get a chance: What Is So Difficult To Understand? (Opens in a new window). Even older Members sometimes need reminders about this to avoid giving Moderators a higher work load by moving or editing your Posts.
Do not use Role-playing Games to talk about your schedule, when you can play, emergencies in your family such as death or accident or anything NOT related to the Role-playing Game. Always use your Introduction Thread for this or you will cause the Role-playing Game to go off topic into your situation thus leading to Moderation.
First, if you have not done it as required before Registering on this site then please do it now, read the: otherwise please continue:
Next, in the Role-playing Games you may need to say something "In Character:" And "Out of Character:" You may also need to let the GM know your Character's "Specific Action:". This can all be done through some very easy code:
Use the following code on the left of the "=" Sign without spaces to give you the relevant message:
O O C = Out of Character:
I C = In Character:
S A = Specific Action:
Remember: The above letters to the left of the "=" Sign have no spaces in between them.