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Mortalities Demise Q&A
How long do I have to make my profile?
Is text type ok?
Can I use a character from my favorite show?
What is allowed when posting?
God-modding?
Telling the difference of action and speech in a post.
How many characters can I have?
FFD
Character creation.
As your character obtains things.
Taking turns.
What happens if my character dies?
Knowing other characters.
Forum movement.
Can I post on an old topic?
What is the banning policy?

Use of cookies
Use of cookies

Login and Registration Issues
Why can't I log in?
Why do I need to register at all?
Why do I get logged off automatically?
How do I prevent my username from appearing in the online user listings?
I've lost my password!
I registered but cannot log in!
I registered in the past but cannot log in anymore!

User Preferences and settings
How do I change my settings?
The times are not correct!
I changed the timezone and the time is still wrong!
My language is not in the list!
How do I show an image below my username?
How do I change my rank?
When I click the e-mail link for a user it asks me to log in.

Posting Issues
How do I post a topic in a forum?
How do I edit or delete a post?
How do I add a signature to my post?
How do I create a poll?
How do I edit or delete a poll?
Why can't I access a forum?
Why can't I vote in polls?

Formatting and Topic Types
What is BBCode?
Can I use HTML?
What are Smileys?
Can I post Images?
What are Announcements?
What are Sticky topics?
What are Locked topics?

User Levels and Groups
What are Administrators?
What are Moderators?
What are Usergroups?
How do I join a Usergroup?
How do I become a Usergroup Moderator?

Private Messaging
I cannot send private messages!
I keep getting unwanted private messages!
I have received a spamming or abusive e-mail from someone on this board!

Forum Issues
Who wrote this bulletin board?
Why isn't X feature available?
Whom do I contact about abusive and/or legal matters related to this board?

 

Mortalities Demise Q&A
How long do I have to make my profile?
Make your character's profile as soon as possible, it must be posted within 30 days of your sign-up. We understand it takes time and we value you taking your time, giving it more flow and detail is great, but until your profile is posted we ask you not to RP. Post your profile so others can get a sense of what your character is and where they come from so that the RP flows better. Do not post on another's profile unless you are an Admin or Mod. All profiles will need to be revised and approved by a staff member before you begin to RP. Make sure that you check back on your profile to see if it needs to be fixed, if it is not fixed within the week of being revised and you are active, you will be frozen on posting anymore.
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Is text type ok?
No. For any proper RP it should be known that proper grammar and third person usage is required. Spell check is available when posting, you are advised to use it. Forum posting is like writing a paper or book, do it right.
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Can I use a character from my favorite show?
No. Play on your creation, not someone else's, make your character your own. Getting an idea from a show and such is fine but please do not steal the whole character from a show, movie, etc. You play your character as you see fit and others shall play theirs their own way. Do not throw a fit because someone does not do it your way.
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What is allowed when posting?
Detail is your friend, use it. Cursing, gore/violence, sex, etc. is allowed to a limit, this can sometimes bother another and we ask that you respect everyone's opinion and if they request you to stop then please do so. However if you are base threading such a thing instead of live RP then you may keep going, if you have an issue with such then you do not have to read it. Also please do not harass someone for doing such a thing, it is their choice to do so as it is yours not to do so. Any posts under 10 lines in the base thread is unacceptable, you are given the space, use it. Please do try not to make the sexual posts too graphic, we do have underage users, sure they can access plenty of things online, it's still asked though.
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God-modding?
We ask that you avoid god-mod moves. Such moves shall be voided and ignored, if you do not know the difference please take some lessons. We expect that if you are here you know how to RP properly. Your character is your own, do not try to control what another does with theirs. Only exception to this rule is if ic another's is put under a spell, all owners of characters must agree upon this first and must be shown to an administrator so no banning will occur. You are welcome to use NPC's (Non-player character) in any of your posts, if someone has used a NPC that you wish to use contact them and make sure it is alright.
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Telling the difference of action and speech in a post.
We ask that you novel style RP when base threading. In the live RP chat we understand you using - - or * * or whichever symbol it is you use to show the difference in your actions then your words, that is fine as it is fine to novel style there as well just as long as you show the difference in your actions and words.

Novel Style Example: Silently she moved through the hall in search of the noise. As she turned the corner she saw a darkened figure at the end of the corridor, “Who are you?”
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How many characters can I have?
Multiple character's are allowed and welcomed, it gives a wider creativity to use and allows you to play different roles. You are allowed one character to start with, if you are active enough with that one you may contact an Admin and discuss adding another. On the note of multiple character's we also ask that you make an account for each one, that way when base threading it does not get confusing.
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FFD
Fighting and flirting is expected, so is drama. We ask though that you try to keep the drama to a low as much as possible. Do not force the fight, in other words pressure another into a fight. Flirting is a natural way of life, but do not harass another, forcing your actions on another that is not welcomed and such is banable. If the situation becomes out of hand we ask that you contact an Admin or Mod so action may be taken.
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Character creation.
Since this is a zombie rp and only zombies or humans are allowed within the rp we ask you to remember that they need to be limited to what they would be in real world. This means no magic or extraordinary powers/strength/etc.
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As your character obtains things.
When making your profile there is a set character sheet to follow along with your start level/location provided when you signed up. Backgrounds in profiles are required due to the zombie outbreak having been going on for 6 months already. If you're just "waking" out of a coma or something, you are required to write how you ended up in such and haven't been eaten yet. As your character travels they may gain new abilities and belongings, add these to your profile as it goes. When adding please make sure the newly added information is in a different color and it is stated at the bottom of your profile that you did such and when. An Admin shall check it over and if something is wrong they shall state so.

Example: Belongings: Knife, boots, cup, hat
(Bottom of profile) Added 11/3/09 Added 1/23/10
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Taking turns.
Yes, replies to threads are welcomed and we value all input, but make sure that the one who has started the thread you are wishing to participate in is welcoming you into it. Not all the time is it wanted that someone jump into a middle of a thread, please ask the starter of the thread first before posting. To make it easy to whether someone can join the thread or not add with the title of the thread (c) for closed and (o) for open joining. If you do not post either in the title, it will be assumed that the posts are open. Also remember to keep it in turns.

Right example: A, B, C, A, B, C

Wrong example: A, B, C, B, C, A
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What happens if my character dies?
If your character is killed then that is it, the account will be disabled. However, for your character to die you would have to have agreed upon fighting their person who killed your character and this must be documented to an admin so that no one can whine their way out of it.
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Knowing other characters.
As said in the general rules all other rps and knowledge of another's character from past rps are to be kept out of here. However, if agreed upon you and the other party(ies) as well as presented to a staff member for knowledge than you may create a history acknowledging each others character.
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Forum movement.
If you move from one posting place to another continuing a story line please post in the bottom of the first thread where you're moving to and at the top of the new thread where you are continuing from. You can not be in two places at once and travel to each place must be done properly.

Example: In original thread post (moved to -insert where moved to-) and in new thread post (moved from -insert where you moved from-)
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Can I post on an old topic?
Yes and no. Do not post in old topics. If they are old, they are dead, talking in topics that are dead will be classed as spamming, and that's a no. If you would like to continue, contact the original thread creator and members. Finding clues from the old posts may be allowed depending on how far along the storyline has moved.
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What is the banning policy?
Any rules that have been broken and depending on the severity of how they were broken shall be dealt with in different ways. For the most part you shall receive a warning if the rule broken is not too severe, you may also be given a period of suspension, ex: banned from the chat's and site for a period of time which shall be given to you. If the rule broken is severe you shall be banned and blocked from the site and chats for all future use, we do not wish to do this so we ask you take the rules seriously.

1. 1st Warning
2. 2nd Warning
3. Probation
4. Banning

Examples:

1. Imitating Another: Attempting to impostor another user by using that member’s account against their will or another account not authorized.

2. Spamming is childish and shows that you are immature and not fitted to be here, so please do not do it.

3. Not following the rules.
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Use of cookies
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Login and Registration Issues
Why can't I log in?
Have you registered? Seriously, you must register in order to log in. Have you been banned from the board? (A message will be displayed if you have.) If so, you should contact the webmaster or board administrator to find out why. If you have registered and are not banned and you still cannot log in then check and double-check your username and password. Usually this is the problem; if not, contact the board administrator -- they may have incorrect configuration settings for the board.
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Why do I need to register at all?
You may not have to -- it is up to the administrator of the board as to whether you need to register in order to post messages. However, registration will give you access to additional features not available to guest users such as definable avatar images, private messaging, e-mailing to fellow users, usergroup subscription, etc. It only takes a few minutes to register so it is recommended you do so.
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Why do I get logged off automatically?
If you do not check the Log me in automatically box when you log in, the board will only keep you logged in for a preset time. This prevents misuse of your account by anyone else. To stay logged in, check the box during login. This is not recommended if you access the board from a shared computer, e.g. library, internet cafe, university cluster, etc.
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How do I prevent my username from appearing in the online user listings?
In your profile you will find an option Hide your online status; if you switch this on you'll only appear to board administrators or to yourself. You will be counted as a hidden user.
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I've lost my password!
Don't panic! While your password cannot be retrieved it can be reset. To do this go to the login page and click I've forgotten my password. Follow the instructions and you should be back online in no time.
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I registered but cannot log in!
First check that you are entering the correct username and password. If they are okay then one of two things may have happened: if COPPA support is enabled and you clicked the I am under 13 years old link while registering then you will have to follow the instructions you received. If this is not the case then maybe your account need activating. Some boards will require all new registrations be activated, either by yourself or by the administrator before you can log on. When you registered it would have told you whether activation was required. If you were sent an e-mail then follow the instructions; if you did not receive the e-mail then check that your e-mail address is valid. One reason activation is used is to reduce the possibility of rogue users abusing the board anonymously. If you are sure the e-mail address you used is valid then try contacting the board administrator.
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I registered in the past but cannot log in anymore!
The most likely reasons for this are: you entered an incorrect username or password (check the e-mail you were sent when you first registered) or the administrator has deleted your account for some reason. If it is the latter case then perhaps you did not post anything? It is usual for boards to periodically remove users who have not posted anything so as to reduce the size of the database. Try registering again and get involved in discussions.
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User Preferences and settings
How do I change my settings?
All your settings (if you are registered) are stored in the database. To alter them click the Profile link (generally shown at the top of pages but this may not be the case). This will allow you to change all your settings.
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The times are not correct!
The times are almost certainly correct; however, what you may be seeing are times displayed in a timezone different from the one you are in. If this is the case, you should change your profile setting for the timezone to match your particular area, e.g. London, Paris, New York, Sydney, etc. Please note that changing the timezone, like most settings, can only be done by registered users. So if you are not registered, this is a good time to do so, if you pardon the pun!
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I changed the timezone and the time is still wrong!
If you are sure you have set the timezone correctly and the time is still different, the most likely answer is daylight savings time (or summer time as it is known in the UK and other places). The board is not designed to handle the changeovers between standard and daylight time so during summer months the time may be an hour different from the real local time.
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My language is not in the list!
The most likely reasons for this are either the administrator did not install your language or someone has not translated this board into your language. Try asking the board administrator if they can install the language pack you need or if it does not exist, please feel free to create a new translation. More information can be found at the phpBB Group website (see link at bottom of pages)
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How do I show an image below my username?
There may be two images below a username when viewing posts. The first is an image associated with your rank; generally these take the form of stars or blocks indicating how many posts you have made or your status on the forums. Below this may be a larger image known as an avatar; this is generally unique or personal to each user. It is up to the board administrator to enable avatars and they have a choice over the way in which avatars can be made available. If you are unable to use avatars then this is the decision of the board admin and you should ask them their reasons (we're sure they'll be good!)
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How do I change my rank?
In general you cannot directly change the wording of any rank (ranks appear below your username in topics and on your profile depending on the style used). Most boards use ranks to indicate the number of posts you have made and to identify certain users. For example, moderators and administrators may have a special rank. Please do not abuse the board by posting unnecessarily just to increase your rank -- you will probably find the moderator or administrator will simply lower your post count.
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When I click the e-mail link for a user it asks me to log in.
Sorry, but only registered users can send e-mail to people via the built-in e-mail form (if the admin has enabled this feature). This is to prevent malicious use of the e-mail system by anonymous users.
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Posting Issues
How do I post a topic in a forum?
Easy -- click the relevant button on either the forum or topic screens. You may need to register before you can post a message. The facilities available to you are listed at the bottom of the forum and topic screens (the You can post new topics, You can vote in polls, etc. list)
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How do I edit or delete a post?
Unless you are the board admin or forum moderator you can only edit or delete your own posts. You can edit a post (sometimes for only a limited time after it was made) by clicking the edit button for the relevant post. If someone has already replied to the post, you will find a small piece of text output below the post when you return to the topic that lists the number of times you edited it. This will only appear if no one has replied; it also will not appear if moderators or administrators edit the post (they should leave a message saying what they altered and why). Please note that normal users cannot delete a post once someone has replied.
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How do I add a signature to my post?
To add a signature to a post you must first create one; this is done via your profile. Once created you can check the Add Signature box on the posting form to add your signature. You can also add a signature by default to all your posts by checking the appropriate radio box in your profile. You can still prevent a signature being added to individual posts by un-checking the add signature box on the posting form.
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How do I create a poll?
Creating a poll is easy -- when you post a new topic (or edit the first post of a topic, if you have permission) you should see a Add Poll form below the main posting box. If you cannot see this then you probably do not have rights to create polls. You should enter a title for the poll and then at least two options -- to set an option type in the poll question and click the Add option button. You can also set a time limit for the poll, 0 being an infinite amount. There will be a limit to the number of options you can list, which is set by the board administrator
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How do I edit or delete a poll?
As with posts, polls can only be edited by the original poster, a moderator, or board administrator. To edit a poll, click the first post in the topic, which always has the poll associated with it. If no one has cast a vote then users can delete the poll or edit any poll option. However, if people have already placed votes only moderators or administrators can edit or delete it; this is to prevent people rigging polls by changing options mid-way through a poll
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Why can't I access a forum?
Some forums may be limited to certain users or groups. To view, read, post, etc. you may need special authorization which only the forum moderator and board administrator can grant, so you should contact them.
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Why can't I vote in polls?
Only registered users can vote in polls so as to prevent spoofing of results. If you have registered and still cannot vote then you probably do not have appropriate access rights.
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Formatting and Topic Types
What is BBCode?
BBCode is a special implementation of HTML. Whether you can use BBCode is determined by the administrator. You can also disable it on a per post basis from the posting form. BBCode itself is similar in style to HTML: tags are enclosed in square braces [ and ] rather than < and > and it offers greater control over what and how something is displayed. For more information on BBCode see the guide which can be accessed from the posting page.
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Can I use HTML?
That depends on whether the administrator allows you to; they have complete control over it. If you are allowed to use it, you will probably find only certain tags work. This is a safety feature to prevent people from abusing the board by using tags which may destroy the layout or cause other problems. If HTML is enabled you can disable it on a per post basis from the posting form.
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What are Smileys?
Smileys, or Emoticons, are small graphical images which can be used to express some feeling using a short code, e.g. :) means happy, :( means sad. The full list of emoticons can be seen via the posting form. Try not to overuse smileys, though, as they can quickly render a post unreadable and a moderator may decide to edit them out or remove the post altogether.
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Can I post Images?
Images can indeed be shown in your posts. However, there is no facility at present for uploading images directly to this board. Therefore you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. http://www.some-unknown-place.net/my-picture.gif. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible server) nor to images stored behind authentication mechanisms such as Hotmail or Yahoo mailboxes, password-protected sites, etc. To display the image use either the BBCode [img] tag or appropriate HTML (if allowed).
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What are Announcements?
Announcements often contain important information and you should read them as soon as possible. Announcements appear at the top of every page in the forum to which they are posted. Whether or not you can post an announcement depends on the permissions required, which are set by the administrator.
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What are Sticky topics?
Sticky topics appear below any announcements in viewforum and only on the first page. They are often quite important so you should read them where possible. As with announcements the board administrator determines what permissions are required to post sticky topics in each forum.
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What are Locked topics?
Locked topics are set this way by either the forum moderator or board administrator. You cannot reply to locked topics and any poll contained inside is automatically ended. Topics may be locked for many reasons.
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User Levels and Groups
What are Administrators?
Administrators are people assigned the highest level of control over the entire board. These people can control all facets of board operation which include setting permissions, banning users, creating usergroups or moderators, etc. They also have full moderator capabilities in all the forums.
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What are Moderators?
Moderators are individuals (or groups of individuals) whose job it is to look after the running of the forums from day to day. They have the power to edit or delete posts and lock, unlock, move, delete and split topics in the forum they moderate. Generally moderators are there to prevent people going off-topic or posting abusive or offensive material.
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What are Usergroups?
Usergroups are a way in which board administrators can group users. Each user can belong to several groups (this differs from most other boards) and each group can be assigned individual access rights. This makes it easy for administrators to set up several users as moderators of a forum, or to give them access to a private forum, etc.
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How do I join a Usergroup?
To join a usergroup click the usergroup link on the page header (dependent on template design) and you can then view all usergroups. Not all groups are open access -- some are closed and some may even have hidden memberships. If the board is open then you can request to join it by clicking the appropriate button. The user group moderator will need to approve your request; they may ask why you want to join the group. Please do not pester a group moderator if they turn your request down -- they will have their reasons.
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How do I become a Usergroup Moderator?
Usergroups are initially created by the board administrator who also assigns a board moderator. If you are interested in creating a usergroup then your first point of contact should be the administrator, so try dropping them a private message.
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Private Messaging
I cannot send private messages!
There are three reasons for this; you are not registered and/or not logged on, the board administrator has disabled private messaging for the entire board, or the board administrator has prevented you individually from sending messages. If it is the latter case you should try asking the administrator why.
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I keep getting unwanted private messages!
In the future we will be adding an ignore list to the private messaging system. For now, though, if you keep receiving unwanted private messages from someone, inform the board administrator -- they have the power to prevent a user from sending private messages at all.
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I have received a spamming or abusive e-mail from someone on this board!
We are sorry to hear that. The e-mail form feature of this board includes safeguards to try to track users who send such posts. You should e-mail the board administrator with a full copy of the e-mail you received and it is very important this include the headers (these list details of the user that sent the e-mail). They can then take action.
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Forum Issues
Who wrote this bulletin board?
This software (in its unmodified form) is produced, released and is copyrighted phpBB Group. It is made available under the GNU General Public License and may be freely distributed; see link for more details. Forumotion hosts and update this forum for free.
Modifications/deletions/functionalities additions have been done compared to the original script.
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Why isn't X feature available?
This software was written by and licensed through phpBB Group. If you believe a feature needs to be added then please visit the phpbb.com website and see what the phpBB Group has to say. Please do not post feature requests to the board at phpbb.com, as the Group uses sourceforge to handle tasking of new features. Please read through the forums and see what, if any, our position may already be for features and then follow the procedure given there. If you think a function must be added, please visit the support forum and see what other users and administrators think about it.
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Whom do I contact about abusive and/or legal matters related to this board?
You should contact the administrator of this board. If you cannot find who that is, you should first contact one of the forum moderators and ask them who you should in turn contact. If still get no response you should contact use the litigation tool (by clicking here)
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