1. NO UNNECESSARY CRUELTY.
I get that sometimes tone comes across wrong and that misunderstandings happen, but there's a difference between misfired communication and outright cruelty. Don't do the second one. As a small notice, we will not hesitate to turn on logging records of private conversations in the case that abuse incidents are reported. If these incidents sprout up multiple times in the chatbox we will not hesitate to temporarily ban you.
2. ONE CHARACTER PER ACCOUNT.
You need one OOC account and different accounts for your characters. Don't post IC as your OOC self, and don't post OOC with an IC account. Simple as that. Please sign up with your OOC Account first and make that your PARENT account! Have characters sign up with their FULL NAME.
2b. Only have as many characters as you can keep up with.
I get it, you have lots of ideas and want to use them all. Well, before you commit to posting as tons of characters, please know that we will stop you if you happen to be trying to creating an armada of characters in the span of a week. Prove that you will use them by using your other characters, and it will be uplifted.
3. KEEP IT PG-13 OUTSIDE OF MATURE THREADS.
Any threads not marked as a Mature thread has to abide by the PG-13 rules. You can curse and murder NPCs and imply sex and all of that, but outright smut and graphic violence is forbidden outside of Mature threads.
4. NO GODMODDING.
You control your own character, not anyone else's unless explicitely allowed by the character's owner.
5. NO MARY SUES/MARTY STUS.
You cannot be the prettiest, strongest, fastest, most amazing person on the planet. That's boring both for the owner of the character and anyone playing with them.
6. 100-WORD MINIMUM.
I know that 100 seems like a lot of words, but it's really not. And don't feel bad if someone's writing 600 words while you can only get 100 -- what matters isn't the word length, but how much content you pack into a reply.
6a. One Shot Exception
One Shots need to be at least 500 words.
7. USE CORRECT GRAMMAR.
I'm not an English professor, and I'm not gonna take out a red pen for every post, but please keep it legible. Use capitalization, proper punctuation, and proper spelling.
8. LIQUID TIME.
This forum runs on liquid time, which means that you can be in as many threads and plots as you can handle at once. It might be a bit easier for you to keep a Thread Tracker so you can see what happened in the past and what didn't, but you don't have to.
9. BE ACTIVE.
I understand that life gets in the way sometimes and that some people can't have constant access to a computer, but please do try to stay active. We'll have an activity check once a month, and if you don't post in it, your accounts are gonna be shelved until you prove you can handle it again. Sorry.
10. YOUR CHARACTERS MUST BE HUMAN.
Again, my apologies, but main characters must be human. No robots, no Gijinka, no Pokemon on their own. Your main character must be human, although you can collect as many real Pokémon as you like. As a side note, gijinkas do not exist in this universe. This also means no supernatural powers, Aura Guardians, or Burst Warriors.
11. NO FAKEMON.
No Pokemon outside of the Pokemon canon. That includes leaks out of magazines such as Coro Coro; until the game is released with the Pokémon in it, it is not allowed on-site.
11. TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN USERS AND CHARACTERS.
When you move an item from one character to another, pay someone for a pokemon you bought from them, or just plain giving someone a spare item of your's you MUST report it to the Transaction Report Thread. There's a certain blacklist of what's allowed and not allowed, performing an "illegal" action will result in the items and poke involved being deleted with no refunds. All unreported transactions and gifts will be deleted with no refunds, so post them AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Staff will be following this rule as well.