Bon Voyage Forum Rules Jan 29, 2016 10:30:47 GMT -5
Post by Omega on Jan 29, 2016 10:30:47 GMT -5
Bon Voyage Forum Rules
The following are the general forum rules that everyone should read and familiarize themselves with. The majority of these are simply common sense rules, while a few of them are more specific to the functionality of our site. Please be aware that these rules may be subject to change in future.
These are not allowed. You only need a single account in order to role play here on Bon Voyage, and all of your characters will be attributed to that account (our out-of-character systems are separate from our in-character ones). If you are found to have multiple accounts here, then they will be removed and a warning/ban will be issued to your original account, which may vary according to the severity of the offense.
Profanity, Bad Language
Certain words have been censored, but many are not. Please refrain from using curse words as much as possible, especially if it bothers someone else. For the most part, this is a minor offense. We recommend that you censor particularly foul words if you intend to use them in character (e.g. F*** or S#!%).
Any form of pornography is not allowed here on Bon Voyage, as it is a direct infringement of ProBoards Terms of Service. Anyone caught breaking this rule will be banned. Consider this your only warning. In short, any material deemed Not Safe For Work (NSFW) should not be posted on this site.
Flaming, Disrespectful Comments
Please be courteous to other members on the forum, regardless of their (or your own) status. If you have an issue with another member, please notify a senior member of staff via Private Message right away so that they can handle the situation. You can also contact us through the site's CBox, via Chatango's own private conversation system.
Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, Etc.
Please be respectful of members, regardless of their ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or other aspects of their person that may come to light through conversation. We're all equals here, and have all come together to share in our love of the series known as One Piece. Warnings and bans will be issued against members who are seen breaking this rule.
Signature Size Limits
Members have the ability to customize their profile signatures, displayed at the bottom of each post that they make. However, there are limitations. Please avoid using images or signature layouts that stretch the forum in any way. Staff have the right to remove your signature should this happen.
Under no circumstances should you post more than once in succession within an application or role play thread. The only exception to this rule is if you are stuck in a thread that your role play partners have disappeared from. In this case, you are permitted to post a second time in order to finish a thread's story (to bail your character and free yourself from being stuck in that thread). For all other matters, you should not double post.
Under no circumstances should you delete a thread or post you have made. Only the staff have the ability to do this. Attempting to delete a thread you have created only results in the removal of your original post, leaving the rest of the thread's content and making it look awkward. Attempting to delete your content will result in repercussions. If you wish to have a thread removed, please contact a member of staff, and we will archive it for you.
Spamming & Advertising
Do not spam. Spam posts will be deleted and your account will be issued with a warning or ban, depending on the severity of the offense. Post threads only in the correct area, and do not post multiple useless threads or posts. If you wish to advertise your own role play site, then please refer to our Affiliates & Advertising Board.
God-Modding, Power Playing, Meta Gaming
We at Bon Voyage will not tolerate god-modding, power play or meta gaming. God-Modding means that you are manipulating things so that your character is invincible. Power playing means that you are controlling your character as well as the characters of others without permission. Meta gaming means that you are making use of out-of-character knowledge to benefit your character, even if they are not aware of it in character. You will receive warnings or bans for breaking this rule. Be fair and respectful to other members and make your battles more realistic, in accordance with the One Piece setting, so that everyone has fun!
Any type of plagiarism will not be tolerated on Bon Voyage. This is a serious offense that ProBoards also makes us check for. Anyone caught plagiarizing will be warned or banned, depending on the severity of the offense.
Word Count Minimum (100)
Here on Bon Voyage, any role play posts you make should have an absolute minimum of 100 words. This is a fair number that any writer, regardless of their experience, should be able to reach. Posting below this number will result in warnings.
Our general rule of thumb is that you should wait a minimum of 3 days before skipping the turn of your posting partner(s). However, you are entitled to decide upon this between your partners, as different members will post at different rates.
For all intents and purposes, Bon Voyage treats the chapters of One Piece as spoilers until one week (7 days) after the official English release. If you wish to discuss information regarding new chapters, then please mark the discussion thread as a potential spoiler, and make use of our spoiler tag plugin as necessary. This extends to our site's Discord server as well, where you can discuss the most recent chapters in our spoiler channel.
Point of View
Role playing in first person is not allowed. Please only use third person when writing your posts, as other perspectives can become confusing to you, your thread partners and anyone else reading the thread.