frequently asked questions
Q. What is the timeline?
The Big Easy runs in real time, so if it is December 24, 2014 on your calendar, then it's December 24, 2014 on your character's calendar.
Q. How do sitewide plots work? Can I suggest one?
Sitewide events will occur once every couple months, and all characters are welcome and encouraged to participate! You can definitely suggest a sitewide plot! Assuming it all makes sense and is feasible, we'll probably use your suggestion!
Q. Can my character be the -insert profession here-?
Be all that you can be! If you are hoping to be a profession where only one can exist (mayor, governor, police chief, principal) give a shout out to the admins to make sure there isn't one yet and buy it with points from the points store!
Q. What do labels like [m] or [tw] mean on threads?
A thread labeled [m] is considered to contain mature content. This most commonly means that it contains sexual content, though some people might label a thread [m] for drug use or something like that as well. A thread labeled [tw] is considered to have a trigger warning, meaning it could negatively affect or unnerve someone. This most commonly means that the thread contains rape, violence, self-harm, death etc.
Q. How do activity checks work here?
Buckle up and bear with me! Basically activity has two parts:
Part 1: Your characters have to be active.
Nat or Elle will go through characters at a set time and look for proof of activity (past 5 days). If we find it, you're good to go. If it's not there, that character's name will go on the check. IF your character is on the check, THEN you need to get up some proof of activity for that particular character within the following three days and link us to it in the check thread...at that point, you're good to go. If you do not, your character will be deleted. If you are on hiatus, you will be excused from the check but you will be required to post your characters within three days upon your return.
Part 2: If your character is on 2 checks
If your character is on 2 checks in a row, your character is placed in inactive. In order to get out of inactive, you have one week to complete three posts of 250 words or more. Send proof of this activity in a PM to Nat or Elle.
Hopefully this takes the burden of an activity check off of you guys though, so hopefully you won't even notice they're happening if you're doing your job and we're doing ours!