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This account is shared by the Guild's staff. Any PMs sent to this account may not be addressed as quickly as one would hope. For any enquiries please contact one of our Moderating Team.

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Requesting a Name Change
Forum name changes have been available for a while, but there has always been some confusion as to what can, and what cannot be changed. This quick guide aims to eliminate as many of those questions and create a simpler, smoother transition into a new identity.
The Conditions
  • Any new username must be alphanumeric, ie: consists of characters from A-Z (both upper and lower case) and/or numerical numbers 0-9.
  • Usernames must be within 2 to 15 characters long. Some users on the forum will have longer names from Old Guild, however the current name changer does not allow for names of these lengths.
  • The Username must not be already taken. A quick users search will reveal any names which are already in use or not.
    Note: @Mahz has the ability to change usernames to one that is already in use, but before that username can be recycled the account has to be deemed dead, ie: no activity, zero to few posts, and zero to few PMs.
  • Name changes for case correction will not work, ie: a "user" wishing to now be "User".
  • Any altered names will last for a period of 3 months.
  • Once a name change is complete there is no turning back. This is due to how the old username is linked to your forum ID, even after a new name is chosen.

If you have read through these conditions and are still interested in changing your name, please either contact a member of Staff or post a thread in the Problems/Suggestions section.
Guidelines for Mature Roleplays

The 1x1 section is an key part of the Guild as it tends to draw in people who are after a more individual and unique experience. With this comes the desire for members to write about scenes that are more personal and mature in nature. It is important to note though that while we allow these types of roleplays to operate we do have some regulations and guidelines that we ask of you to follow.
Advertising a Mature Roleplay

  • Tagging Interest Checks for mature content should be in the form of either placing an “Adult”, “18+” or “Mature” label in the topic, or through the use of the “18+” tag.
  • Any pairings within the Interest Check should be listed as to whether they are mature or not. This helps create clarity for those who are searching out for a roleplay as it prevents the whole “Surprise! Here’s the sex!” for those who were not expecting such a roleplay..
    eg: Role 1 x Role 2 (Mature)
  • If possible list any Male, Female, Lesbian, or Homosexual character roles, either through the title or the listing within the Interest Check itself. Some players are after a specific theme and this is one way of gathering the correct interest.
    eg: MxF, FxF, MxM, etc.
  • Specific acts, sexual details, kinks, and possible plots should to be reserved where possible to private discussions. When these are discussed in public there is always the risk that they will trigger Google’s AdSense, the primary form of income that allows the forum to operate.

Participating in a Mature Roleplay

  • Be clear and precise on what it is that you expect of the roleplay. Sexuality is a sensitive subject to some individuals and a roleplay can quickly go from enjoyable to horrible if the participants have a different set of expectations.
    Note: If you ever wish to avoid any sexual content, inform your partner or advertise that you wish to “Fade to Black” instead.
  • Ensure you are the legal age of 18 before you participate in any mature roleplays. The staff have and will continue to ban any users who actively choose to partake in a roleplay involving a minor; likewise if you are a minor who chooses to enter an adult level roleplay, you will be banned.
  • All mature roleplays which engage in any sexual act must be played out through the PMs. The members of staff do reserve the right to remove any mature content which may appear on the public forum.

Reports any Concerns

Please ensure that you have read through and understand the Fundamental Rules of the Guild. By following these standards you will already be one step closer to avoiding any issues or concerns prior to what may be listed here.
  • Report any problem you encounter to a member of Staff. These may include advertisements that break our rules, people who are persistent in contacting you when you've shown no interest, or even just a general concern about the quality of your own interest check. Our job is to ensure you are comfortable with whoever it is you may be roleplaying with.
  • If a staff addresses you about an issue, please listen. It may be as simple as a problematic description, or a miscommunication between members. Whatever the case they are there to both enforce the standards of the forum and aid with your enjoyment.
  • We will remove content and ultimately, immediately ban any users who promote the acts of bestiality, pedophilia, or any other heinous/illegal acts. There are many other forums which cater to those interest, just not ours.

Finally, we do wish the best on your endeavours in finding a suitable partner who can match your desires. The number of members who have been contacted about any concerns have been quite minimal, and we do pride ourselves on a community which is so willing to take the advice of the Guild on board.
Although we don't always announce staff changes, today is an unusual moment in Guild history where we find ourselves creating a new position altogether. In the past (not counting IRC) the Guild Moderators simply doubled as moderators for any Guild chat. With the increased traffic in Guild chatter due to moving from the old Guild Chat to the new Guild Discord server we believe it is now necessary to enlist some help on the chat side of the house.

@TheTwistedOne, @Altered Tundra, and @The Harbinger of Ferocity have been appointed Chat Staff and will work to moderate the chat on the Guild Discord server. They have full power within the Guild Discord server to deal with rule infractions and any incidents that might occur within the Guild Discord server.

Should action be brought against you by a member of Chat Staff, you can appeal that just like you can any site staff action. To appeal an action by Chat Staff please contact a Guild Moderator, not the Admins directly.

Good luck to the new Chat Staff!

To those contacted about the position but ultimately not picked, thank you for your interest. Your names won't be forgotten the next time one of these positions comes available.
Fundamental Rules of the Guild

We are laid back. We let a lot of things fly. We are only here to provide a social experience for those with the common hobby of roleplaying. We don't believe in policing the community. The community can police itself by reporting issues.

Deal?

So here are the fundamental rules of conduct:
1) Don't be an a-hole.
  • Don't spam.
  • Don't advertise.
  • Don't plagiarise (both in writing and art).
  • Don't excessively flame others.
  • Respect the community and the staff.
  • Don't treat all sub-forums like the Spam sub-forum.
  • Don't use racial/sexual/other epithets or otherwise discriminatory language or jokes.

2) Keep your conflicts private.
  • When disagreements arise in discussion, address them respectfully and in good faith.
  • Unable to address disagreements respectfully and in good faith, try to work it out in private. People respond better when confronted in private rather than confronted publicly. You can have a more honest chat that way.
  • Don't harass people. If someone asks you to stop communicating with them in private messages, then stop. If you ask someone to stop, then you need to stop, too.
  • GMs and Co-GMs have the final say on disagreements within their threads. It's fair to discuss disagreements in the OOC tab, but keep it civil and don't belabor the point. They can ultimately ban you from the roleplay thread. You can always start your own roleplay with your own rules.
  • Don't discuss bans on the public forum. PM Mahz if you want to discuss or appeal your ban.
  • Keep drama off the public forum, especially Discord drama.

3) Keep mature content off the public forum.
  • This rule only exists because advertisers pay the Guild's rent.
  • Be 18+ years old when engaging in mature Roleplays
  • No smut on the public forum. Keep it to PMs.
  • No explicit images on the public forum. No nip-slips or other permutations of nudity and sex, which includes Japanese anime-style blurred genitalia. (err on the side of caution)
  • Use the "18+" tag when creating mature Interest Checks, but conduct the Roleplay in private.
  • We tolerate a superficial amount of mature themes in public roleplays, but take it to PM before things get too graphic. We have to hide public roleplays when they get too heavy.
  • For more specifics on Mature Style Roleplays, please refer to our Guidelines for Mature Roleplays

4) Don't waste Staff's time.
  • Don't troll. A troll is anyone that intentionally does something that wastes our time.
  • Don't be super edgy.
  • Don't instigate or get into e-fights. Remember Rule #2.
  • You're expected to be able to keep your cool on an internet message board.
  • Don't acknowledge trolls. Don't post in their threads, don't make threads about them.
  • Determining whether or not a ban was fair is a waste of Staff's time. If you double-down instead of backing off, so does the ban.
  • GMs and Co-GM RP thread bans are up to them. Staff does not police RP thread bans.

Conflict Resolution

If you’re experiencing problematic interactions with another user, when possible attempt to resolve the issue through direct communication without site Staff.

  • Privately communicate with the other user and try to work it out. People get defensive when they are confronted publicly.
  • If someone approaches you about an issue they're having with your behavior, hear them out.
  • Realize no one wins with e-fights. Winning an argument online isn't possible. Know when to disengage.
  • Staff prefers to not get involved unless there's abuse or when someone is not leaving you alone after you tried to disengage.


Report Violations

We depend on you to help us keep the community clean.

There currently isn't a Report User button; we suggest bringing any problems to Staff via the appropriate forum while the site is under development or just PMing them directly. If you ever have to talk to site Staff, you'll find that we are fair and easy-going.

You can also contact us on our Discord server (link in the forum header).

Staff List:
Contest Mods:
Discord Mods:

Moderation Policy

We're lenient because we are hands-off. The Guild started in 2007 as a rejection of the rigid, stickler communities at the time, and that mindset infects us to this very day.

You can sum up our rules with one concept: Don't be part of the problem.

If you start breaking our simple rules, we take action proportional to the offense. Earnest mistakes and light offenses get warnings. Repeat offenses and more toxic behavior get temp-bans.

The Guild rarely perma-bans people. To get perma-banned, you have to convince us that you have nothing more to offer the community. So far only about 20,000 spambots and 20 people have won exile in the history of the Guild.

Finally, we're always willing to give you another chance. We acknowledge that people change, and we respect people who recover from issues of the past.

If you want back in, just send a member of staff a PM if you've managed to bury the hatchet.

Greetings, new members.

We are an ever-growing community of enthusiastic and dedicated play-by-post roleplayers that cater to all genres and playstyles - fantasy, sci-fi, romance and even tabletop & nation roleplays. First founded in 2007, the Guild has been the go-to forum for thousands of members since its inception. We sport an easy-to-navigate forum layout and a plethora of nifty features implemented specifically to improve the roleplaying experience.

The best way to start your stay with us here on the Guild is to introduce yourself to the masses with a (short & sweet or highly detailed, it's up to you) introduction thread in this subforum. Not sure what to say? I know, introductions can be hard. Here are a few suggested topics for you to elucidate on so we can get a feel for what kind of person and roleplayer you are.

  • Roleplaying career: How long have you been a roleplayer? What was your first experience with it and when did it become a hobby? Perhaps this is your first time; if so, don't hesitate to mention this. The Guild is full of experienced and helpful members that'll show you the ropes.
  • Roleplaying preferences: What are your favorite genres? Do you prefer group roleplays or one-on-one adventures? Are you more interested in fast-paced, back-and-forth roleplays or are you looking for complex, layered stories with huge posts and intricate lore -- or something in between? Let us know and you might be approached by someone looking for fresh blood with something that's right up your alley. Doesn't get any easier than that.
  • Hobbies and interests: Tell us a little about yourself. What else do you do for fun besides roleplaying? Videogames, sports, reading, scuba diving, space exploration, etc. You get the idea.


Have any questions? Refer to the Welcome Package you received in your PM inbox or, if that's not sufficient, ask around. We don't bite.

Hope to see you around,
The Roleplayer Guild Staff
Welcome to the
Roleplayer
Guild!


The Roleplayer Guild is one of the fastest growing play-by-post roleplaying communities on the internet. We try to create a roleplaying community as freeform and user-driven as possible with our simple structure, approachability and simple rules. This guide is intended to quickly get you to where the action is and dive right into the roleplaying.

For the purpose of expediency, we've presented information on the roleplaying sections, moderation and other useful links in clickable tabs that hold more information. Just click one of the tabs to get started.

Guides


Final Words

There's a lot of advice here and a lot of articles to read, but the reality of the rules and regulations boil down to this piece of simple advice: Just be cool (like the Fonz) and remember that this is a hobby.

If you have further questions, please feel free to use The Guild Chat (you'll need a free Discord account) to ask questions or post a thread in Suggestions/Problems.

Editing note: Thanks to @HeySeuss who wrote the guide, with help for some sections from @Genkai.
Reporting Incidents to the Moderators
Don't acknowledge trolls.

- Don't talk about people getting banned.
- Don't say their names.
- Don't post in their threads.
- Don't make threads about them.
- Don't even acknowledge other people that are feeding the trolls.

Instead, just let us know.


If you do see a rules violation and something you want to report, please do not engage the person, but instead report it to us without replying to them. This makes the process of dealing with the problem easier for us.

The process is simple; when you report the problem, we will ask for certain types of information if not already provided in the initial complaint: having these items ahead of time will help the process considerably;

  • Links to the offending threads.
  • Screenshots of PM communication.

Once we have assessed the problem to see if there is, in fact, a rules violation, we will take action and let the party making the complaint know of the resolution -- in many cases, we will also want both parties in a dispute to stop communicating upon each other, enforceable by a warning or ban if future incidents occur, but we will make sure to actually communicate that situation. We generally require the parties in a dispute to cease communication both ways in these situations, recognizing that if both sides are ignoring each other, it's hard to get into further disputes.

In order to report a post, contact one or more of the moderation staff.

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