Rules

General

Conduct, Age and Rating

  • Eternal requires that all members are 16 years of age. We are a self-hosted MyBB forum (which is just like JCink) with a rating of language 3, violence 3, and sex 3.
  • We consider Eternal to be a welcoming, drama free environment. LGBTQA+ is encouraged at Eternal and our staff and members are part of the LGBTQA+ community. We ask that players are respectful of each other’s pronouns, and to refrain from misrepresentation. As such, discrimination, harassment, transphobia and homophobia are bannable offenses.

Registration

  • Register with your character's first and last name depending on their character's cultural naming conventions. For example, if your character is Asian, register surname forename, or if they're from America, register forename surname.
  • OOC accounts are required upon registering for the first time, and they MUST be one word. Please no numbers or special characters, no "fancy" usernames. We just want your OOC alias. This name should also be your nickname in the Discord. Our Member Directory is automated and uses your OOC account to identify which characters you play, as that will be your "master" account for your characters.
  • Discord: When you join our site make sure that you also join our Discord as it is mandatory. We ask that your Discord name also represents the alias that you wish to be called on the site. The PM system on the site is rarely used aside from reviews. Almost all of our communication and plotting is done through the Discord, and it's just an overall great way to get to know the community you're playing with~!

Advertising

  • Do not advertise outside of the advertising forum.
  • Do not advertise in the Discord or engage in conversations about other sites you were on or are on, staff will kindly redirect those conversations to DMs.
  • Site conversations should be geared towards Eternal only.

Discord

  • Be friendly and courteous to each other. This is meant to be a fun hobby, so please keep that in mind when in the discord chat.
  • Please keep chat speak to an absolute minimal in the discord chat, and absolutely refrain from abbreviations like 'u'.
  • No negativity in main chatting areas. We want to see only positive vibes. If you absolutely must post something negative, we'll kindly direct you to the #venting channel. Repetitive negativity in the public areas will result in warnings and removal of posts.
  • The open threads channel is strictly for posting open threads, not discussions -- the same goes for tagging channels. If you want to claim a thread, respond to it with an emoji attached to the post.
  • The "everyone" tag is reserved for staff, and it is primarily for announcements. Please don't ignore it, you may miss some important updates.

Staff DMs

Staff DMs and requests are mandatory to respond to. Lack of communication with staff can result in a warning and ban if the problem continues to persist. A simple acknowledgement message goes a long way.

Activity

  • Activity checks happen on the 12th of every month and last for one month, ending at 9:15pm EST on the 11th of every new month. We require players to respond to these using their OOC account and abide by the activity check guidelines for that month, as well as understand what role type their characters play. Be aware that only IC threads in role playing forums count towards activity checks, threads posted in communications do not count. Staff members are accommodating to case-by-case situations, provided that the players discuss their situations with staff. We understand role play is a hobby, and we want it to be enjoyable!
    • Faction Leaders are major canons who are required to post two posts per month, and maintain a presence on the forum. These roles are held to higher standards than other roles and are required to maintain activity every month. See the canon roster descriptions for more information.
    • Supporting Canons, or "minor roles" are IC positions where they are not required to have an active presence on the board. These roles may range from minor Sailor Guardians, knights, advisors, and Dark Alliance. It varies. These roles are expected to post once a month, and may claim a "skip month" every other month if they choose during activity checks.

Character's First Month Activity

New characters must post one IC post within 14 days of acceptance or their character will reopen. It is usually recommended that your character's writing sample becomes their starter post in order to start right away. Within the character’s first month they are not subjected to activity check guidelines. They will, however, be required to post in all future activity checks after their first month.

Absences

We permit absences even while we're running activity checks, as we feel that real life should always come first. Absences must be posted in the absence thread and have an expected end date. If you don't have an 'end date', please discuss your situation with the staff and we'll work something out. Please only post absences if you're going to be absent for more than 10 days.

Character Creation

Limits

There are no character limits. We'll permit you to play as many characters as you can handle, provided that you can maintain activity with all of them and know your limits. If staff feel that you're playing over what you can handle, we may choose to revoke your character creation rights until you demonstrate that you can handle your current characters.

Series canons

are expected to uphold their original canon roles, personalities, histories and relationships. We ask that players rename their canons civilian identity (e.g. Usagi Tsukino is Cynthia Lunette now, but she still held the same canon role as Usagi Tsukino) to suit the setting and the ethnicity chosen for your canon FC’s. The face claim chosen MUST resemble the canon’s original physical appearance, this is non-negotiable. Series canons who were clearly not white or Asian (e.g. Sailor Pluto is dark skinned, so we expect that to remain) cannot be whitewashed. It is, however, permitted for players to racebent white characters if they choose.

Original Characters

are permitted on Eternal, and we have a plethora of canon spots that are not from the series for you to choose from. We do strongly recommend selecting one of those roles in order to integrate more easily into the site, but you are also welcome to create someone not on the roster. We do not require you to have prior series knowledge to play any of our original roles.
  • We will not permit Sailor Guardians and knights who are not on the roster. These are “special” roles that we prefer to keep limited.

Relatives

Original characters may only be related to a canon character with consent from the canon character’s player and other affected parties. We prefer to keep these roles on a very limited basis, and they’re normally more acceptable coming from established players who’ve been around for at least six months or more. That being said, if you’re playing an original canon role (e.g. a Future Moon, Shade) and you desire them to be related to one another, you’re more than welcome to specify it in a wanted ad.

Reclaiming and Dropping

You may drop characters at any time, we'd rather you play roles that you have the inspiration for. To drop characters you may do so during activity checks or in our moderation thread. To reclaim roles after you've dropped them, you may reclaim them also in the moderation thread by responding to it with a link to your profile and noting your desire to reclaim.

Reservations

  • Mandatory. First come, first serve.
  • Respond to the reservation thread with your character account only.
  • You can have only one reservation at a time.
  • Reservations last 14 days and a 5 day extension is given upon request.

Graphics

We use real life face claims only. Faces are required to be legitimately famous, e.g. making a profit, not doing it as a hobby, and they're signed. Animanga, artwork and illustrations are not permitted unless they're a canon representation of your canon character for gif purposes only for your smaller gif profile graphics (mini profile and small thread image).
  • Avatars must be 250w x 450h.
  • Mini profile gif is 209w 120h.
  • Post author gif size is 100w 100h.
  • Signatures are not permitted.

Role Playing

  • Writing: There is no word count on Eternal. Write what needs writing.
  • Posts should be written in third person.
  • Communicate with your partners and establish expectations with each other.
  • Ask your partner for consent on power-playing and god-moding.
  • IC actions have IC consequences.
  • Time Stamps

    All threads must be time stamped. When you start a new thread, there will be a field for you to provide an IC date of your thread. If you don't have a specific date and only wish to provide the month and year, that is okay! But for IC Acts purposes, we need to know what month your thread took place.

    Tagging

    Members may tag each other in either the discord tagging channels or using @"Character Name" in their thread. Tagging is optional, but a courtesy to others!

    Mature Threads

    Must be marked with an [M] in their title, and players under the age of 18 will not be allowed to partake in mature threads. If we discover that you are lying about your age and playing in mature threads, you will be banned. Rape threads and characters are not permitted on this site.

    Templates

    Are permitted and they're optional! We will never force you to use a templates. <3 However, due to MyBB's fussiness, we expect you to use the templates that we provide in the code bank. If you manage to get the code to work yourself, you may use it, provided that you post the template in your own player development board. Templates that require you to hover over an image are not permitted in IC areas. Please do not change the font sizes or family in your template~! We will permit default board sizes only to ensure readability.

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