so you've looked around the site and you like what you see? well now it's time for you to join in on the fun. when you register, please do so with your characters first and last name all in uppercase. don't use a screen name or some name with numbers, and please don't use a middle name. all clutter the online users list. duplicate names are not allowed, or overly similar ones. while people in new york are bound to share a name, in the rping world there are just so many name possibilities - there should be no issues selecting a name that's not in use. and this goes for first and surnames (unless related and ok'd by the first character's player who created the character with that surname).
your next step should be filling out your application. we are not a no-app site which means all characters need to have a filled out and accepted application before you can start role playing. you can reserve canon characters and face claims and you have the length of your reserve to put up your application. as for faces, we're currently only accepting celebrities and models. that means no myspace models/celebrities, no random internet people, and no one who has requested their images not to be used ie. frieda rose. characters must be 16+ years old.
we also have a rule about ages - if a face claim is 26 in real life, you can use the five year rule, meaning that they can be 21 at the youngest, and 31 at the oldest. this is so that we don't get brad pitt being used as a 22 year old, or something crazy like that. realism rocks. <3
we do have several rules regarding the taking of canons. as already mentioned as of right now we are going by a strict two canons per member rule. you cannot have conflicting plots however, so the canons must be from different families - and not have ties to your other canon. when it comes to applying for a canon, we are going to be stern in that we say if you are declined or rejected on your application for one - you cannot apply for it again. (unless there extraneous factors to your rejection). deaths of canons must be approved by the staff. otherwise, if you're no longer wanting them, you can drop them.
activity & limits
activity is incredibly important, in fact it's the most important aspect to keeping a site alive. which means the admins here are going to be pretty strict about remaining active. we'll be posting regular activity checks to make sure everyone is staying on the ball. if it becomes necessary, we'll create additional rules to keep activity high but we'd rather see you do it on your own!
as far as character limits go, we have a few key things. first, you are allowed two canon family members, and two extended members - however, they mustn't have conflicting plots. also, for every two female characters, your next character may only be a male. we want to keep the character ratios even. we won't be limiting the total number of characters you can have but please be realistic and only make as many characters as you can stay active with. there are some posting requirements that you must meet to create past three characters though. they are as follows:
- 4th character: 50 posts on all accounts, 5 posts must be actual roleplaying posts (in the same thread or between multiple threads)
5th character: 75 posts on all accounts, 7 posts must be actual roleplaying posts (in the same thread or between multiple threads)
6th character or more: 100 posts on all accounts, 10 posts must be actual roleplaying posts (in the same thread or between multiple threads) AND you need to speak with an admin [kay or stephanie].
for those posts they are not collectively - they must be on each account. these posts must consist of the number of actual quality, roleplaying thread posts listed. not just tech threads, plots, requests, games, etc. also, if you have an absence up yet are trying to make a new character, we will take that into consideration.
if you have not posted on your account in five days without an absence post posted - your character will be archived, and your face will be taken down from the face claim. this is to ensure that we have the highest activity going on, on the site - and to allow newcomers the chance to take inactive faces <3. this also means the absence must be VALID. meaning, it's keep up with the absence rule (you check in every 7 days to let us know you're still here).
we don't have a word count here at upper wild side
and there are a couple of reasons for that. we know that everyone writes differently and that everyone has different schedules. some people enjoy short quick posts that result in long threads and some people like going into a lot of detail. that is all great. what we do ask is that you give us your best. try and match what the person you're rping with writes and try to make sure you always give a post someone can easily reply to. we're not giving you a number to meet but we hope you all use your common sense and keep your posts functional. we allow rapid fire but do not consider it to be a 'proper' thread.
upper wild side is a rated r site so please keep that in mind when you're joining. but this doesn't mean we want people stumbling upon unmentionables without warning so even though the site is rated r, please put a warning in the topic description if you think the thread warrants it. use your common sense, what would you want a warning for before exposing your sensitive eyes to? similar story with your art. no uber nakey models.. it's kinda awkward if you have plans of coming on during schooltime, you don't want your friends to see you staring at half-naked models in your spare time/during class.
graphics are fun, right? i know they're probably my favorite part. so we'd love to see you all get some nice stuff up. avatars MUST be 200x300 as to not mess with the coding, we however do not have signatures. if you're not great at graphics, feel free to request some of your talented fellow members here in the graphics forum or at a resource site like atf or caution.
the most important thing to your admins here at upper wild side
is that you have fun and love being here. we ask that you treat your fellow members with respect and tolerance and that you keep the ooc drama off the site. we want this to be a fun place and we need your help to make that happen. if you have a question or a suggestion, let any of the admins know and we'll do what we can to help you out or incorporate your idea. upper wild side
is a site we admins love so much and we want you to love it as much as we do. so let us know how we can make that happen. so now go forth and be merry!
a lot of us on staff are really ocd or just anal, okay. so because of this organization is top notch, at least that's what we aim for. due to this, there are some time cut offs for threads where one of us will go around and archiving things. if you should ever need a thread reopened, you just need to post in the 'uws moderation' thread and one of us will move it back asap.
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