Post by ADMIN on Apr 8, 2019 4:30:41 GMT
Canon. We follow the Harry Potter book canon from the Philosopher's Stone to the Deathly Hallows. We do not include the Cursed Child as canon.
Be respectful. Respect needs to be given to all members. We want this to be an inviting site and not one filled with drama. All conflict needs to be kept off the site and out of the discord. This point also extends to be inclusive - please try to interact, talk and thread with everyone on the board and the discord.
Rating. This is a PG-13 site with a 212 rating. We do allow swearing here and mentions of drinking, drugs, etc. within reason. We don't allow graphic sexual scenes but if things get heated, please fade to black. We don't allow graphic violence e.g. abuse, however you can hint at it.
Contacting staff. If one staff member is PMed it is likely that the other staff have been consulted, therefore an admin or mods answer is final.
Member issues. When it comes to questions, disputes and misunderstandings, this will be resolved by the staff members. We try our very best to keep Sonorus an enjoyable site for everybody and we appreciate the cooperation of our members. Keep in mind, admins have the final word and if arguing commences, you may receive a warning.
Accounts. We encourage you to have two types of accounts. An OOC account to create plotters, trackers, wanted ads, etc. and to post in other people's plotters, trackers, etc. and an IC account with your character’s name to post in threads with other characters and IC games. Your display name for IC accounts should be the character’s FIRST and LAST name in all CAPS, middle names are optional. No nicknames are permitted in the display name unless they strictly go by that name at all times.
Applications. Only post your applications once finished. This makes it easier for everyone. If you're halfway through, then copy and paste into Google Docs or word so you can return to it later.
Warnings. If you are continuously disrespectful, argumentative, etc. with site members, you will receive warnings from the staff. If you receive a third warning, you will be banned from the site and the discord.
No Mary Sues or Gary Stus. No character is perfect. People are complex. Everyone has positive and negative traits. Please keep this in mind whilst creating your character.
Canon character offspring. We are currently allowing children of canon characters to be created. In the“The Main Canon” section, you can see which canon characters have children available to be created, i.e. it should state “children open” in the description. Please note that should you choose to create a child of a canon character, their name and D.O.B. will be integrated into the site canon for continuity purposes. Any proposed siblings and spouses will also be included.
Student restrictions. If you are making students, we currently only allow two students per year per person, e.g. you may only have two sixth years. This is to ensure that we don't get an abundance of students in one year and that we are filling up the other years as well.
Magical creatures. A third of your characters may be a magical creature e.g. a vampire, veela, etc. The only exception to this rule is if you wish to play a werewolf. With our current plot, you may play as many werewolves as you wish. Just remember that currently, Hogwarts does not accept students who are werewolves. Adult werewolves are currently unable to get a job in Hogwarts, the Ministry of Magic, etc. and are mostly unemployed, however a few may find employment at shops in Knockturn Alley.
Magical abilities. A third of your characters may have a magical ability. There are some that are restricted. You can find which abilities are restricted here. Some abilities listed are heavily restricted. Only a third of your characters may have these abilities and players must at least 1 active character in play for three months before making a character with this ability.
Character limit. Sonorus allows members to have up to a maximum of 25 characters.
New character post requirements. If you have 3-5 characters, you must have at least one post from all of your characters in the last week before making a new character. If you have 6-20 characters, you must have at least two posts from all of your characters in the last week before making a new character. If you have 20+ characters, you must have at least three posts from all your characters in each of the last three weeks before making a new character. This is to ensure that all characters are kept active.
New character waiting periods. When a member has 11-15 characters, they must wait 1 week before applying for a new one. When a member has 16+ characters, they must wait 2 weeks before making a new character. This is to ensure that activity needs are being met without rushed posts. If you delete a character outside of death or the activity checks, you must wait 2 weeks.
Main canon characters. Main canons must be active. A month without activity will result in the staff reaching out to the member for further action.
Consequences. If your character does something they could get into trouble for in real life e.g. interrupting a class, injuring another student, etc. there is a possibility of them getting detention, house points deducted, etc. by a Professor or a student who's a Prefect or Head Boy/Girl.
Pregnancy. We do allow teenage pregnancy here with admin permission (please contact Bree, RoadRoo or Rose), however we suggest having your plot fully thought out before messaging admin. The pregnant character must be 16+ years old and pregnant to another character who is 16-18 years old.
Student/teacher relationships. Student/teacher relationships are allowed with admin permission, however we suggest having your plot fully thought out before messaging admin. The student involved in this relationship must be 16+ and the professor will lose their job if they engage in a relationship with a student, they will face trouble finding a respectable job and they will no doubt face backlash from other characters as a result.
Hogsmeade. Currently, the students are not permitted to go to Hogsmeade during the school term. You can set threads before IC December 2018 and past/future school break threads there however. Read Edition 1 of the Daily Prophet to find out why.
Tenses. Please use third person and past tense only.
No godmodding. You cannot control the actions of a character which is not your own. This includes mind reading - you cannot read another character's mind, know secrets or information they have not told you, etc.
Word count. Whilst we do not have a word count, please ensure that you are giving the person you post with enough to interact with content-wise.
Comprehensible posts. Whilst we aren't too strict about spelling, your posts need to be legible. If your post is too difficult for other members to read and understand, you may be asked to edit it.
Archiving. We archive threads into the pensieve when they have finished or if they have not been responded to within the last two months. Please contact staff if an archived thread is still going and they will move it back into the appropriate board.
Avatar sizes. We have three avatars on profiles here. The one you upload/link to your profile is 100x100, but any square image should resize. When you edit your profile and go to 'personal settings,' there are two boxes to place direct links into. '250x350 Hover Image
' is the large image that will appear on the side of your profile, then 'Mini Profile Gif
' is for a 150x150 (or square) image to be linked to. For your signature, you can have images up to 500px width and 500px height. If you need any assistance with this, please let us know. Gifs are allowed.
Hotlinking. No hotlinking is allowed. Upload to tinypic, imgur, nickpic, etc. instead of directly from the source.
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