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PostSubject: New Member's Guide   Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:14 am



NEW MEMBER'S GUIDE

Safe & Sound can be very confusing if you don't read! So we encourage you to read this post and comprehend it. If you have any questions, please post in our Support Forum located in the first category. Before beginning your journey, you must read this whole guide first. It may seem long, but mostly its for your own good!

WHAT DOES THIS COVER?

This guide covers the following:

Account Registration
Character Registration
General Rules
Cbox & Tagbox Rules
Roleplay Rules
Awards

So let's get started!


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PostSubject: Re: New Member's Guide   Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:23 am

ACCOUNT REGISTRATION

Okay, so on when registering actual accounts, it can be confusing. Be sure to register your name like so:

Katniss M. Everdeen.

Even though it's capitalized in the graphic, it was only so it could match the rest of the text. As you can see, this account's name is in this format as well.

When filling out fields, PLEASE read the descriptions and such, they are there to help you through the registration process.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS?

At the moment, we only have 3 different accounts.

ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNTS Administrator Accounts (often called Admin Accounts), are for Administrators to use to do stuff in the Panel, accept apps, etc. These Accounts will have a rank that says "Administrator" on it.
CHARACTER ACCOUNTS Member accounts are you! Character Accounts are for roleplaying, and each Character Account has a different rank depending on the Membergroup.
NON-PLAYER CHARACTER ACCOUNTS NPCs are usually used for characters that cannot really be played for a certain reason. These are used for instance:

ONE In the Hunger Games, an account named "The Hunger Games" is used to tell what has happened during the Hunger Games each day. This way, the staff members don't have too many posts and get too ahead of themselves when posting. Also, this is for archiving reasons, etc. This way, we don't have to go searching through our posts that are not for the Hunger Games, like accepting applications, and have posts for the Hunger Games inbetween we need to find to get to them. This account has the Atmosphere Rank.

TWO In the Hunger Games, NPC accounts are registered by selected members to play, to shake up the Game. Mostly NPC accounts are due to lack of reapable males or females in a certain District, because it wouldn't be fair to have a Reaping with only one name in the bowl! These NPCs will have the Tribute Rank, but it will show clearly on their Tracker that they aren't a regular Tribute. They also must die before the final 2. NPCs can also be used for deaths in the Bloodbath.

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PostSubject: Re: New Member's Guide   Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:31 am

CHARACTER REGISTRATION

 This is said to be the most important part of the guide because most people look over it, and often don't do this step correctly! When posting an Application, be sure to do the following:

POST IN THE CORRECT FORUM. We see so many times, people don't post their applications in the correct forum. Sometimes it gets annoying to have to use the system to move the application around 3 and 4 times, so here's a guide to the forums:

  +If you have not completed your application. Post in the "Incomplete" forum. This way, you can store it, an can come back to it and finish it later. Once posting your application in the Incomplete forum, you have one week (7 days after posting) to complete it, or it will be Archived, and your account will be deleted.
  +If you are ready to post your application, and it is complete. Post it in the "Complete" forum. If you have started the new topic in the "Incomplete" forum, then copy it, and then begin a new topic in the "Complete" forum, and post!

  *Never post in the "Pending" forum. This forum is only for applications that were checked but not accepted and need to be fixed before they can be accepted.
  *After posting in the "Incomplete" forum, you can edit your post and complete your application within 7 days. After it is complete, reply to it or PM a staff member and tell them to come check it.
*After your application is accepted, it will be moved to the Panem Files. There, you can read your application, and all the other character's that have been accepted.
*If you become inactive (not posting in activity checks for 3+ months with no away post), then your character's application will be archived and you will be marked as inactive. If you continue to be inactive for one more week, your account will be deleted, but your application will be kept just incase you return.
 
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PostSubject: Re: New Member's Guide   Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:43 am

GENERAL RULES

 We just have some general rules that need to be followed. If you refuse to follow these rules, you will be held accountable, and will receive repremand and punishment for your wrong doing. Continuous offenses will result in a ban from the forum. If upon your return you continue your misbehavior, you will be suspended from the forum.

BE NICE We don't bully here. This is a place for everyone to have fun with the world of The Hunger Games, and have a good time. Please respect everyone and they will respect you. If you and someone else have a problem, please contact a staff member about it. Do not go into the c-box and argue about it. Nobody wants to see that, and it will drive guests away, and it makes S&S look bad.
NO INAPPROPRIATE CONVERSATIONS Please keep conversations PG. We don't want to hear about you being in a gang and shooting up cars and stuff. This should be a friendly and warm environment to everyone to be comfortable in. Please do not harass anyone in any shape or form. If you and someone want to do that, PM it to each other or take it off of the site.
GRAPHICS All avatars should be 170x300px. All signatures should not exceed 500x350, and buttons shouldn't take up a full page. 5-8 buttons is sufficient please. Be sure not to show nude images. Shirtless/beach wear is fine, just no nudity.
NO IMPERSONATION Please don't impersonate another member of the site. This is very annoying. If you are creating a new character, don't say your alias is Ben when you know you're really Tyler.
ONLY ONE ALIAS It's okay to have a nickname, but on all of your accounts, your Alias should always be the same.
CHARACTERS You may have as many characters as you want, but if it becomes unbearable, and we see it, like inactivity, we will ask you to let some of your characters go.
KEEP DRAMA IC No drama and such please ooc! We try not to be a cliquey site, so invite everyone to talk with you and your "crew", don't be a doosh and ignore someone, that's bullying. We try to keep all the juicy drama for the in character!
DON'T ADVERTISE Only advertise in the Advertisement section if you want to advertise your site. Never go around PMing other members asking them to join your site. If we find out (and we will), you will be banned permanently.



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PostSubject: Re: New Member's Guide   Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:47 am

ROLEPLAY RULES

So in roleplay, we have just a few rules you must follow.

KEEP THINGS PG-13 We know that violence and such is needed because the Hunger Games, but keep all sexual and explicit roleplaying to a fade-to-black. We do have younger members! Please PM me with any questions about this.
LANGUAGE It's okay to use a little bit of profanity, but try not to go crazy with it, alright?
NO WORD COUNT Although we have no word count, the quality of your posts will be required to be high. Be specific, be detailed!

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PostSubject: Re: New Member's Guide   Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:54 am

AWARDS

Every month, we will put up new Of The Month awards, that are voted on by you and the staff, the members. Here are some awards and how to get them.

MEMBER OF THE MONTH The MOTMA is given to a very good member, who has succeeded in following the rules constantly, having good post quality, and just being an all-around good person. This is the only award that is not voted on, it is decided by the staff members.
CHARACTER OF THE MONTH The COTM award is given to a well developed character, that has a very good plot and storyline.
MALE OF THE MONTH The MOTM award is given to a male character that is seemingly popular among the members and has a good plot and storyline.
FEMALE OF THE MONTH The FOTM award is given to a female character that is seemingly popular among the members and has a good plot and storyline.
COUPLE OF THE MONTH The COTM award is given to a couple (no matter what sexuality), who has a good plot and is just wonderful in so many ways, and interesting to read about.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH The QOTM award is given to a specific quote by any character, that is stuck in everyone's head.

*If you have any suggestions for awards, please let us know.
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