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  • william.

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    It says how on the very first page on this thread.
    Ashley! Some people don't look on there... You know... It took me about a week before I actually decided to read the rules. XD
    June 17th, 2011 at 12:00am
  • cowardly.

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    Ashley! Some people don't look on there... You know... It took me about a week before I actually decided to read the rules. XD
    Well, it says please read before posting. Which implies that before you post, you need to read the rules for the fact that valuable information is in it.

    ANd stop logging me out! I'm trying to do something. Grr
    June 17th, 2011 at 12:02am
  • william.

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    Well, stop going on my freakin' account! Twitch
    June 17th, 2011 at 12:03am
  • cowardly.

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    I'm trying to do something on your frickin' account! Twitch
    June 17th, 2011 at 12:04am
  • Epic.

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    You simply report a post in it and say simply that the RP kind of died and you want it deleted. It'll then be locked & deleted. Cute
    Thank you!
    June 18th, 2011 at 01:27am
  • InspirasiGirl

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    I feel like such a noob for asking, but how do you link the characters to their profile? Unsure Like on the first post, the character's name is linked to their profile.
    September 9th, 2011 at 11:49pm
  • papa cat;

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    It's called BBcode and HTML, whatever they like.

    It's [url=typeurlhere]title for link[/url].

    Cute
    September 10th, 2011 at 02:14am
  • Peikko

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    IGNORE.
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    September 10th, 2011 at 02:37am
  • golden.

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    ^ THE DUDESONS . Twitch

    i know this post was completely unnecessary .
    September 11th, 2011 at 04:57pm
  • BuddingScarlett14

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    This seriously sounds pretty cool.
    September 11th, 2011 at 06:49pm
  • salander.

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    Why are there absolutely NO rules about character plagiarism on this website AT ALL? I have dealt with the people I roleplay with having their characters stolen MULTIPLE times and absolutely nothing has been done to remedy or make any sort of punishments for that. Isn't this a creative writing site? Where is the creativity in that if others will just pick and steal what they want of your character(and their icons) and leave you feeling robbed?

    This has made me very afraid of posting anything for fear that someone will blatantly steal any of my characters. Something needs to be done about this.
    January 9th, 2012 at 01:54am
  • reid.

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    babydoll.:
    Why are there absolutely NO rules about character plagiarism on this website AT ALL? I have dealt with the people I roleplay with having their characters stolen MULTIPLE times and absolutely nothing has been done to remedy or make any sort of punishments for that. Isn't this a creative writing site? Where is the creativity in that if others will just pick and steal what they want of your character(and their icons) and leave you feeling robbed?

    This has made me very afraid of posting anything for fear that someone will blatantly steal any of my characters. Something needs to be done about this.
    I've never actually seen that happen, but wow, that's rather shocking. It's always seemed to have a been a common courtesy kind of thing on the site not to use someone's character/icons without asking for permission. If people have that problem I'd suggest saying something to them first and politely asking them if they'd not use your character (or parts of it), and then if it's still a problem find administrator help. I know for a fact that it's against the rules to copy someone's thread without permission, so I definitely agree that there should be a rule against plagiarizing a character as well.
    January 9th, 2012 at 05:10am
  • PaperRose

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    okay cool.
    March 3rd, 2012 at 09:41pm
  • anchors aweigh.

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    babydoll.:
    Why are there absolutely NO rules about character plagiarism on this website AT ALL? I have dealt with the people I roleplay with having their characters stolen MULTIPLE times and absolutely nothing has been done to remedy or make any sort of punishments for that. Isn't this a creative writing site? Where is the creativity in that if others will just pick and steal what they want of your character(and their icons) and leave you feeling robbed?

    This has made me very afraid of posting anything for fear that someone will blatantly steal any of my characters. Something needs to be done about this.
    As of recently, a friend of mine and myself has seen this (moreso blantly taking images, models and, though rarely, plotlines) happen more and more. We have had pictures, gifs, taken from our roleplays and have often spoken about how, not only rude it is, but how much it puts us off of mibba, how we've often thought of different places to roleplay because we are simply tired of seeing, and having this happen to us. We wholeheartedly believe that something needs to happen, some sort of rule put down (and punishment if the said rule is broken) to try to stop this. Like you have said above, this is a creative writing site, those on here should be creative and not just poke around threads and take images, models and plotlines (again, plotlines are rarely taken, but I have seen it happen).
    May 9th, 2012 at 01:13am
  • carousels;

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    The thing about images though is we may find the same picture. We may not know that one person has found this image, and use it. I don't enjoy when my images or characters are stolen either, but I don't know if they are stolen. I have seen some plots stolen, and I think it's rude for such a person to do that, and I try my best to create a unique plot, but there are people out there that would do that it all the time. I do think there should be a rule about being plots taken, but images I don't know. People can accidentally come up with the same picture.
    May 9th, 2012 at 01:36am
  • anchors aweigh.

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    I understand that completely. But we've had it happen to us over and over again, and it seems to be by the same people and we assume (and I know it's bad to do so, but it's something that can't be helped) that it's the person taking them. We have thought that maybe some just stumbled upon them, but we don't always get out images from sites like weheartit or the such, and upon closer looks, we've seen that the urls are the same.
    Again, I understand that people can accidentally stumble upon the same images as someone else, but we've also had cases to where the names of our character have been taken. It's hard to not think that someone has taken it from us.
    May 9th, 2012 at 01:44am
  • blue robin

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    You do make a valid point about the images, but it is a bit funny when you happen to use an image a few times and then have another use it. Let it be a model or a person; yes, you can find different images of the same one, and I have no problem with that. But when you use an image that's the same exact one someone else has in a roleplay a few times before, it's a bit rude honestly. If you're going to use an image of someone, you could at least use a different picture instead of using one already found, which I believe some people are doing for lack of wanting to look themselves, not accidentally. This is a creative writing site, at least put some time into your characters, including their looks. A picture isn't really that hard to find.
    May 9th, 2012 at 01:46am
  • Closed

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    Well there is an idea. If you don't want someone to use your picture put the model's name or some way for that person to find another picture. Good way to solve that problem. And instead of clarifying the role play is closed address the people that might take your picture instead. Solutions... yes :D I like solutions better then complaining waiting for some one else to fix your problems.
    May 9th, 2012 at 01:56am
  • peter quill.

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    Speaking of images being taken, I've had one or two cases in the past (as in like, a year ago or whatever) of making icons for specific RP characters, and having them used by other users. As in the link went straight back to my photobucket, which is private, so they must have gotten the source url from one of my posts. Personally it didn't bother me, unless its was an open RP, and I was going to use that exact icon of that exact model.

    I could fully understand why people would get annoyed with situations like that. I think something should maybe be put in place for incidents like that, even if its just enforcing a crediting/asking permission type of rule.
    May 9th, 2012 at 01:58am
  • Wuthering Heights.

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    Speaking of images being taken, I've had one or two cases in the past (as in like, a year ago or whatever) of making icons for specific RP characters, and having them used by other users. As in the link went straight back to my photobucket, which is private, so they must have gotten the source url from one of my posts. Personally it didn't bother me, unless its was an open RP, and I was going to use that exact icon of that exact model.

    I could fully understand why people would get annoyed with situations like that. I think something should maybe be put in place for incidents like that, even if its just enforcing a crediting/asking permission type of rule.
    I think, perhaps, there should be a rule of not your icon, don't take it, unless the maker of said icon allows it.
    i.e. no one takes anything unless told otherwise.

    Unless you're like me and you just take them off Hollow Art and Insane Journal.
    May 9th, 2012 at 09:51am