01 - REGISTRATION
when signing up, please make sure you register with your character's first, middle and last name in UPPERCASE. if you do not, please PM an admin with the name you want your account changed to. the application is short and simple. make sure you read the information provided on how to edit the application, and ensure you've read all the relevant information within this forum. if you start the application and post in the pending forum without having finished it, make sure you indicate that in the title before any admin goes to read it. once your character has been accepted, you must claim everything you need! if you forget to claim your play-by and someone else registers and uses it, then i'm afraid i'll have to ask you to change it. on the subject of face claims, anime, drawings, personal pictures and children will NOT be accepted.
02 - ROLEPLAYING
dance in the dark is an intermediate-advanced roleplaying site, so please do not join if you cannot produce lengthy posts. you must make sure your grammar and spelling are correct! the usual roleplaying rules apply: no god-modding, controlling other characters, no creating mary-sues, no double posting and do NOT use unreadable colours/fonts in your posts, or templates that will stretch the board. i understand that sometimes people struggle to produce posts that are of good quality (we all have those days!) if you're lacking in muse, then take your time to respond - just ensure you let the person you're roleplaying with know what's going on. even though there is no character limit on the site, please make sure you can keep up with all your characters and their threads. if you cannot keep on top of everything you'll be asked to delete/give up certain characters.
we are a mature site, so please do not join us if you're under the age of 13. all threads that contain R rated material MUST be labelled as such in the title or description. also, please ensure that some scenes do not become too graphic ... use your judgement when it comes to roleplaying such scenes.
03 - GRAPHICS
we will not accept anyone using stolen or uncredited graphics on the site. if you're found to be doing this, then you'll be kicked from the site. you are required to have an icon of your character. icons must be 200x350, no exceptions (it makes the mini profile look ugly otherwise!) signatures can be in any form, and there is no size limit, but please ensure it doesn't stretch the board or is ridiculously long otherwise it will be removed. moreover, there is a ban on anything flashing in signatures due to medical conditions some people may have.
04 - CHARACTERS
we are quite relaxed on plots and whatnot, but any major plots involving a character's death etc must be put past an admin first. this is to make sure a character isn't suddenly deleted without an admin being aware! the same rule applies to pregnancies - make sure you run it past an admin first! characters must be at least eighteen or older. we may accept a younger character if someone has a plot idea, but there is a complete ban on anyone under the age of fourteen.
05 - OOC AND OTHERS
the usual ooc rules apply just like they do on any other site. no rudeness, no racial comments, no homophobic comments ... you get the message. when talking in the cbox, please try and keep your comments mature, and not too full of innuendos. however, we're all adults or thereabouts, so i'm not going to push that rule as much :') you are only allowed to use the IC AFTER you have created a character and reserved/claimed their play-bys. the IC is there for existing characters to play out how they interact with each other etc, so it is off limits to any character that has not yet been registered at the site. feel free to use the IC if your app is waiting to be accepted, but only if you've reserved your play-by.