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|Posted by: ASHWICK VALLEY Jul 6 2016, 12:05 AM|
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
you guys ask these questions a lot
ACTIVITYHow often do activity checks happen and how do they work?
Generally, activity checks happen every 3 to 4 months and they always last for two weeks. The admin team tries to take people's school and work schedules into account, so the timing is never to punish people. We almost always require 8 posts per character, but about once a year we tend to throw in a check requiring 16 posts just to keep everyone on their toes.
IF you have an absence up before an activity check starts and it extends past the final day of the check, unless given a pass from the admins, you'll have an additional week to complete your A/C and post it in the face claim. IF you have an absence up before an activity check starts and it ends before the final day, you will still be required to complete the check (if you're unable to, please contact an admin ASAP to work something out). IF you post an absence AFTER an activity check starts, please make sure you message an admin to see what you can do about saving your characters. Unfortunately in the past we've had many people coincidentally post absences five minutes after the activity check is posted, so we apologize if this seems strict or unfair. If you are truly unable to post, though, just contact an admin about it (or have a friend do it for you) as soon as possible and you'll be fine.
You guys throw around the phrase "active thread" a lot. What is considered an "active thread"?
You'll need an active thread with your most recent character if you wish to make new character. You'll also need an active thread with all of your characters to complete the activity checks. If you have any questions about this, ask an admin!
I was posting my last few people into the A/C before 11:59PM, and it was closed when I hit "post". What do I have to do?
I want to use a face but someone else has claimed it already. Can I have it anyway?
Long answer: Maybe. Read on:
At HTB, we don't deactivate character accounts until after activity checks. So, theoretically, you can go 3 months without posting and your character will still be technically considered active. We don't encourage this, of course, because nobody wants to wait that long between replies... but you can do it and be fine. HOWEVER, if you haven't posted for your character for over 2 weeks, that character's face claim could be up for grabs if someone comes along and decides that they want it.
To put it simply: Your characters are active until you fail to save them in an activity check, but if someone wants one of your characters' faces, they can take it if said character hasn't had an in-character/non-communications post in 2 weeks.
We do this to prevent people from hoarding faces that they don't use. So... moral of the story: DON'T HOARD FACES.
If one of your faces does get taken, your account will be deactivated until you find a new face to replace the one that was taken. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, contact an admin as soon as possible.
My character was deactivated. How do I go about reactivating them?
My thread got archived. How do I go about bringing it back?
CONTENT & POSTINGIs there a word count?
Remember... quality > quantity.
Where are all the templates?
You're also more than welcome to create your own codes or not use any codes at all, if that's your style.
Do I have to post a shipper?
What's the deal with tags and warnings?
Remember that if you DO tag something as [M] or [TW], you must actually mention what that thing is. Don't just write [TW] without explaining what the trigger is because the entire point of the tag is to let people know what they're getting into.
You guys have premium. That means I can have naked people in my avatars, right?
While the vast majority of our members are 18+ we do not have a minimum age requirement to join, so you can't just be posting areolas and camel toe everywhere without putting Jcink, the site, and our staff in jeopardy. It's also kinda gross. SO DON'T DO IT, PLEASE.
If you're unsure of what we allow as far as images go, please err on the side of caution and ask an admin.
What's the minimum age for characters?
Also this should go without saying, but don't go doing smut threads with underage characters and especially not with underage face claims. Premium or not, that's no bueno.
I suck at making graphics. Where can I find someone to make me some?
Finding someone to make you graphics is literally as easy as asking. You can ask in the cbox or make an OOC thread or even PM the member, if they offer their services. Our Discord server also has an entire channel dedicated to graphic requests, so definitely take advantage of that.
CHARACTERSHow long does it take for an application to be reviewed?
To make sure we see the app, mark the thread title with a [C] and/or bump the thread to let us know it's finished and ready for processing. If we aren't sure that the app is complete, we won't look at it.
I already have 20 or more characters, but I want more. What do I have to do to create another?
The same goes for points (each extra character costs 3,000) points. Even if you have enough points to buy a new character, you will still need to drop below 20 in order to create a new character (unless you have enough points to pay for all of your extra characters).
If you are confused or have any questions or concerns about our system, please contact an admin.
Why do I see some members with more than 20 characters if 20 is the cap?
Why can't I make a famous character?
Celebrity characters are banned indefinitely (you can find what we consider to be a celebrity/famous character in THE RULES) but if you earn enough points, you can buy a celebrity character.
How do the admins deal with pregnancy, murder, etc.?
If you want your character to get pregnant, that's great! As long as your writing partner agrees to it, that's your prerogative. Same goes for deaths of any nature. If all the parties agree to the plot, you are more than welcome to kill yours or other people's characters.
Aside from the excessively evil ones (i.e. pedophilia, bestiality, terrorism) you can do pretty much any plot you want... just make sure your partners consent and that if it's taboo or mature, you tag your threads accordingly.
Of course if it gets out of hand (particularly with the murders), the admins reserve the right to put a stop to it. Some killing makes sense - Ashwick Valley is a rapidly growing town, after all, so it makes sense that the crime rate would increase as well - but it doesn't make sense for dozens of bodies to be piling up each month.
Most importantly, please treat sensitive topics with proper respect. If we see you guys making light of a serious subject, you will be contacted by the admins.
OOC"I have a problem with this member. How do I go about that?"
"A guest says "the site looks great", "Hello", etc, what should I do?"
DISCLAIMERThe admins reserve the right to modify this FAQ at any given time. If we do change anything, remove anything, or add anything to it, you will all be notified in an announcement.