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Posted 6/3/17
1) Respect the Moderator. They create the rules, forum, and the scenario. If you don't like their rules, then you may have to leave. Their job is primarily to make sure that the role-play carries on and changes. Some are more hands on, others like to get the group to be creative.

2) Remember to treat others with respect. You will be treated with respect in return. For example, never cuss someone out; it gets you nowhere.

3) Remember that you can only control your character (not those of others), unless you have the other person's permission. People are likely to be annoyed if you control their characters without warning...this includes their Non Playable Characters (NPC's).

4) Follow the "skirt" rule. In role-playing, many people enjoy the "skirt" rule. "Long enough to cover the essentials, short enough to be interesting." This usually means three or four sentences that give your fellow role-players what they need to know to respond, while keeping it short and sweet.
-In respect to the skirt rule, you do not need to have a huge block of text if your character is doing something that can be described in two or three sentences; for example, if your character is in a fight, or a quick conversion between forms.

5) Check the length expected. In literate to semi-literate role-plays, the skirt rule may not apply. Many advanced role-players expect several paragraphs. Discuss it politely with the MOD or leave if you can't write that much.

6) Keep in contact with the other roleplayer(s) on a regular basis. Try to be active as much as possible.

7) Notify the MOD when you won't be able or willing to contribute to their role-play for a while.
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