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Joining Guide, MUST read before applying!
Posted: Jul 22 2014, 08:52 AM
Hello potential new members and welcome to Forever After!
I gather you’re looking about at the moment, getting the feel of the place. Well don’t worry, take all the time you need! While we have you here we’ve thrown together this quick and helpful thread for you. Below you’ll find an easy and to the point, step-by-step guide on on the process of joining our wonderful community. It has helpful links to other site threads, cheeky tips and important information that will help you on your way to completing your joining application. So sit back, get comfortable and enjoy the ride:
1) Your first decision when joining the site, if you haven’t made it already, is whether or not you want to be a Canon Character or an Original Character. You may want to check out our Face Claim list to get a better idea of who’s already taken and who’s available for use; it’s important to know that Canons will already have a pre-set face-claim/play-by, which are only changeable with valid reasoning. If you’re considering a Canon then your first stop should be our beautiful Canon List, which includes all the up-to-date currently taken and free Canon Characters from the series. If you've decided on what Canon character you want, then make reservation for that character in our Canon Reserve List - but you only have two (2) weeks before your reserve runs out and the character becomes open! However, if you wish to be an Original Character instead then you should know that we primarily take characters from fairy tales, folklore, an assortment of Disney-esque films and even from history on occasion. If you’re having any difficulty at all adapting a character to our site then we have an entire team of staff dedicated to helping you smooth out that transition.
2) Now you have some sort of idea about what character you’ll be playing, it’s probably best to check out our Read Me! section of the site. Within you’ll find information on everything Forever After related - most specifically our site rules, a courtesy guide towards other members, information on the staff and what we all do, etc. This is a good chance to see whether or not you think you’re the sort of person who would fit well in our environment! If not then we’re sorry to hear that and we hope you find somewhere you fit in! No harm, no foul. But if you do then fantastic! Please keep reading on. Hold tight, we're now at the good bits!
3) Everything up to this point has been in preparation for this very moment. Now it’s time to actually create your character! To do that you’re going to need one of our Joining Applications! Within this thread you’ll find both a simple written application template and a more complicated and fancy layout application template. Either is fine for you to use! There really is no difference in content included, the choice simply a means of offering you more customisation and choice. At this point you might want to sign up to our forums, if you haven't already. Please sign up using your characters most popular/well known name (i.e.: "Rumpelstiltskin" would be the preferred choice, not "Mr. Gold" or "Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold"). Also, make sure your forum name starts with a capital letter too - you'd be surprised how many people don't do this! Now make sure to post your application in the WIP Applications sub-section with a thread title of your characters "surname, first-name" and as soon as its finished just post a little note in the Application Notification thread to inform staff as such! From there its a simple matter of waiting for the staff to check over your pending application!
And there you have it ladies and gentlemen! If you’ve stuck around this long and completed all the steps in this guide then you should be a certified member of Forever After by this point, so let me just say welcome to the site! I hope this guide has been helpful and that you enjoy your stay in our community.
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