Activity & Posting

POSTING REQUIREMENTS

Activity is very important to us at Infidelis as it is the one thing that keeps the board buzzing and alive. We require all our members to post the bare minimum of one post every 30 days with each of their characters to stay active, though we recommend posting at least five posts a month with each character to keep yourself immersed in the roleplay.

Language

All posts written on Infidelis should be in the English Language only. We do allow characters to speak different languages as long as translation is provided, however, the prose of the post should only be in English.


Requirements

Being that Infidelis is an intermediate roleplay, we expect all members to be able to write posts that are understandable, in the past tense, in the third-person Point of View, and are a minimum of five sentences. There is no set word count enforced, but we do require you to give your roleplay partner something to answer! IF Staff as well as your fellow peers are always around to help you if you get stuck and need some help driving your posts! Drop a question in Help or #Help Channel on Discord!

Even if you do not think you are an intermediate-level writer, we will not turn you away as long as you are trying to improve! We want to see your effort by you fixing your mistakes and reaching out for help.

Godmoding, Powerplaying, Metagaming, & Retconning

Godmoding is an umbrella term for giving your character an unfair advantage over others by powerplaying, metagaming, or retconning.

We do not want to see any Godmoding on site at all in any of our RP forms. This is not allowed on Infidelis as it gives characters an unfair advantage over other characters. Players whose characters are found to be doing either of these may result in a strike! Here’s a simple rundown:

  • Godmoding: Creating a perfect or invincible character that lacks flaws or weaknesses.
  • Powerplaying: Controlling another roleplayer’s character without permission. This includes dictating the damage your character has inflicted upon another in fight roleplay.
  • Metagaming: Using Out-of-Character knowledge in your character’s roleplayed actions, behaviors, or thoughts.
  • Retconning: Erasing or altering past events for your character’s benefit.

For more information, we recommend reading Bad RP by ForumRoleplay.


HIGH RANKS

Our High Rank holders are expected to post once every two weeks at minimum. High Rank holders found posting less than this or inconsistently will receive a warning and be given a chance to correct their activity. If their activity does not improve, their character will be removed from their High Rank position, and if the player is unwilling to cooperate in plotting out why their character was removed from their rank, Gang Leadership is allowed to make up a reason and assume it canon.

We expect High Rank holders to go above and beyond in the roleplay. Your High Rank characters need to set an example for others and we expect you to do that by posting consistently, being involved in gang events and sitewide plots, and plotting with members (both new and old). Should we see a High Rank holder only doing the minimum over a stretch of a few months, we may consider revoking their High Rank position in favor of a member who’ll be more involved. High Rank Holders may be asked to do additional tasks like write up prompts or tasks their characters would dish out or help with the Sitewide Plot events!


INACTIVITY & CONSEQUENCES

Characters found to be lacking in activity will receive a warning from staff. This warning allows the player 2 weeks from that date to post with their inactive characters. Failure to post will result in the offending characters’ deactivation, the loss of their character slot(s), and the inability to win, earn, purchase, or use character slots for one month from the date of their deactivation.

Once the month is up, your perks are restored and you may purchase, earn, win, and use your slots again. There will always be dates provided on the messages you receive from staff, so you will know your deadlines and when your consequences end. To reclaim your deactivated characters, you simply have to repurchase the slots to get them back and then post in General Maintenance to let a staff member know.

If your only two characters are deactivated, you may rejoin immediately with one. Do so by posting to the General Maintenance thread and asking for a character to be reinstated. However, despite receiving the slot for free, you’ll have to acquire another Regular Character Slot to get the other back. If your only character is deactivated, you may rejoin with them immediately and can do so by posting to the General Maintenance thread.

You may use an unused slot to replace the removed slot; however, doing so will have you down one slot, due to the replacement.

You may purchase or use a Regular Character slot to restore a deactivated character that used a token; you do not have to repurchase the token to get the character back.


PLEASE NOTE: If you've been inactive and we haven't heard from you in a while, and you leave the Discord Server suddenly, we'll assume that you've left the site and delete your accounts during the next activity check.


ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS FOR AUXILIARY CHARACTERS

When posting the joining app of an auxiliary character, or a character belonging to any slot after the initial two slots you received upon joining IF, your previous activity is checked. We prefer to see that you've been keeping good activity with your other characters before you join with a new one. During the check, we look at each of your current characters' activity during the previous two months.

In the previous month, we're looking for at least GOOD activity, or 4+ posts made, with each character. We want to see that you have at least GOOD activity with your current characters.

In the second-to-previous month, we're looking for at least OK activity, or 3+ posts made, with each character. We're a little more lenient on this month because while it may not have been your immediate plan to pick up a new character, we want to still see that you were active with your other ones.

Characters that have any number of posts below the requirements listed above can expect a rejection, resulting in us asking you to use the current month to improve your activity and try again the next.

We will always check the previous two months, no matter how late it is in the current month. Should your activity need improvement, you can use the current month to improve, and post your joining app again during the next month. If your activity has improved and is showing the numbers we're looking for, your character's app will be processed and accepted; if it hasn't, you will be rejected and asked again to improve your activity.

Comprehensive Example

SCENARIO 1

Let's say you have three characters: Dolly, Root, and Spot. Your activity for them last month was good, but the month before that, your activity was bad. Let's say you've posted this joining app on February 8th.

Previous Month: January's Post Counts:
Dolly
6 posts
Root
5 posts
Spot
10 posts

Second-to-Previous Month: December's Post Counts:
Dolly
2 posts
Root
6 posts
Spot
1 posts

Remember how we expect you to have at least 4 posts with each character during the Last Month and at least 3 posts with each during the Second-to-Last Month? Your January post counts are good here, but December's are not. Dolly & Root's counts spoil the bunch. You will be asked to provide one more month of good activity (4+ posts) to "improve" your posts. Because it's February 8th, you have plenty of time to correct your activity until March.


SCENARIO 2

Using the same example above, though this time, your counts are different. It's now March, and you've tried to get the posts in, but failed again.

Last Month: February Post Counts:
Dolly
3 posts
Root
2 posts
Spot
4 posts

Second-to-Last Month: January Post Counts:
Dolly
6 posts
Root
5 posts
Spot
10 posts

Because you were only able to get 3 posts done for Dolly and 2 posts done for Root during the last month, this application would be rejected. The reason is because we expect you to have 4+ posts for the Last Month. It's the Second-to-Last Month that we are a little more lenient on. In this scenario, your application would be rejected and we would ask you to improve your activity once more.


SCENARIO 3

BUT HEY! All is not lost - there will be a happy ending! Hopefully you will take the grief from this example and try your best to avoid being rejected twice. After being rejected twice, you come back in April with the following counts:

March's Post Counts:
Dolly
6 posts
Root
9 posts
Spot
4 posts

February's Post Counts:
Dolly
3 posts
Root
2 posts
Spot
4 posts

These counts would be considered acceptable, due to March's counts meeting the 4 posts minimum requirements AND being an improvement from the last month. Even though some of February's counts are in the range of "Bad" Activity, we would not penalize you again for it, due to asking you to improve. This time, you have improved and your character's application would be accepted.


Counting Your Posts

You can keep track of your own posts by going to each of your characters’ profiles, clicking the Activity tab and counting back the posts that you made with that character for the month. Make sure you’re only counting posts, which include replies and new threads created by that character. Your character’s activity does not include profile updates or likes!

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