Site Guidelines

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  • Starlight Academy is a laid back roleplaying community with a goal in mind: to have fun while roleplaying. Post at your own pace, plot to your heart's desire, and you decide how your roleplaying experience will be.

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    Starlight Academy is PG-13 in character and out, except for in a Mature thread that has been properly labeled and tagged as such. PG-13 includes: soft drug use, alcohol use, language, and mild sexual content.

    While these 'Mature' threads do allow more adult themes and activities to take place, we are not designed to be an erotic roleplay site. As mentioned above, Starlight Academy is first and foremost intended to be aimed at a PG-13 rating. If you desire a place with more of a focus on adult content, or if that is the only type of roleplaying you are looking for, then Starlight Academy is probably not the site for you.


    General Rules
     


    • Respect everyone. This is the number one rule and we cannot stress how important it is. Please help keep our community safe.

    • We are an Account-Per-Player site. This means that you will only have a single account for all your characters. If you would like to swap to a new account (for a fresh start or otherwise), please let the staff know.

    • All players must register with their real birthday. Players are free to choose the option to hide this birthday once registered, but when registering it must be correct. If you registered with a birthday that is not your own, contact the admins immediately to have it corrected. If we find out that an underage roleplayer is lying about their age, they will receive an instant ban.

    • Unlabeled mature content is not allowed. There are to be no pornographic, gory, or otherwise inappropriate images or links unless in a Mature labeled thread. Risque and borderline content should be in a spoiler, with the reason for the label mentioned. NSFW/Mature content should not be linked to in the discord.

    • All posts must be legible and readable on all themes. This means that text should not be unreadable colors or fonts. If your post uses unreadable fonts, sizes, or colors, a moderator will edit your post to resolve the issue, and may send you a PM if the issue is repeated.

    • Be careful with your language. Cussing is allowed. Slurs, however, are not, unless In Character. Keep the cursing to a minimum in the discord, and don't intentionally bypass any filters that are in place.

    • Do not spam. Double posts are allowed in self-roleplays or community lounge threads, but each post should have enough content to stand on their own. Don't double post elsewhere, and don't flood the board.

    • Do not advertise in inappropriate places. Keep your advertising to the advertising forums; sending PMs as advertisements is an instant ban!

    • Let the staff do their job. If you see a major problem with another member (such as them lying about their age), please don't attempt to step in yourself. Instead, inform a member of the staff so that they can take appropriate action.

    • Contact an admin if you need anything a moderator cannot help with. If you have any issues with other members, SA itself, or any of the staff, please do not hesitate to inform an admin about these things. While it may feel safer to not stir the waters, if an admin doesn't know something is wrong, nothing will ever change. You can reach out to them via PM, Discord, or through the Private Letters forum.



    • Discord Rules
       


    • Don't spam in the discord. Sending too many messages in a row will risk you getting kicked.

    • Don't advertise other sites. It's fine to briefly mention other sites, but don't talk about them at length.

    • Avatars, emotes, and images should be appropriate for the site. Those who use inappropriate emotes, send inappropriate pictures, or have an inappropriate avatar will be kicked from the server.

    • Keep all subjects in the correct channel. If you want to talk about your new character, do so in the characters channel rather than the general one. Brief mentions are okay, but if continues, it should be moved to the correct channel.

    • Don't roleplay in the discord. The In-Character Chat is there, and has it's own set of rules and guidelines you can find here. Please read them before joining the ICC. A brief *waves* is fine, but please don't roleplay back and forth.

    • Remember to be appropriate. The discord is for everyone, and we want everyone to be comfortable. The discord follows the same rules at the site, which means that soft drug use, alcohol use, language, and mild sexual content are all acceptable topics of discussion. However, please do not discuss dark and disturbing subjects, bring up political happenings, or use the discord to vent about heavy life problems. The discord should be open and welcoming to everyone. If you feel uncomfortable with a topic of conversation, it's perfectly acceptable to ask for a topic change. Please be explicit that you'd like a topic change; hinting or being subtle will not work.

    • Respect the moderators and rangers. If a topic has become too inappropriate, staff will ask for a subject change. If anyone, staff or not, asks for a subject change, please change the subject. If a mod repeats the request and you continue, you will be kicked from the discord, and further escalation will lead to being banned from the discord.



    • Roleplay Rules
       


    • Read the Character Rules. For a full list of Character Rules, please read this thread.

    • We are a consent based roleplay. This means that godmoding, power playing, and meta-gaming are prohibited unless you have the permission of your roleplaying partner.

    • Apply the appropriate Prefixes to your threads. Here is a guide for how to Prefix properly.

    • Roleplay in a way that is consistent with the site. Posts should be in third person, past tense. There is no minimum or maximum word count, but please try and give your partner something to respond to.

    • Posts, both roleplay and out of character, should be in clear, easy to understand English. While your character might speak another language, please be respectful of other languages. Don't google translate large portions of your characters speech, and be careful not to overuse any accents they might have. Instead, mention that your character is speaking another language or using an accent in the post itself. Posts using other languages or accents should include a translation in the post itself, either in-line or at the bottom of the post.

    • Nearly all plots are accepted unless they break the setting. There are only four types of plots that are not allowed without staff permission: War, Apocalypse, Fourth-Wall breaking, or changing the Environment/Setting completely. If you want your character to do something really big, please let the staff know so we can adjust accordingly!

    • Be wary of what you have your characters do. In-Character actions may lead to enforced In-Character consequences depending on the situation. If your character murders their rival at a school assembly, the police are going to find out!

    • Keep the violence tasteful and love scenes to a PG-13 level when not using the Mature prefix. ALWAYS label your threads as Mature if there is graphic violence, extreme language, or sexual roleplaying. If you are underage and are listed to be 18+ on your profile, what you view is NOT our responsibility. We will not condone or tolerate underaged roleplayers viewing or participating in Mature threads.

    • Characters who present as children, are mentally under the age of 16, appear physically under the age of 16, or who would generally be considered to be newly born should not be played in any sexual situations.

    These rules are subject to change at any time and consequences are at the staffs discretion. If you have any concerns or complaints, please contact us via PM or email at starlightacademystaff@gmail.com
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