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1. I want to join. What should I do?
2. Can I play more than one character?
3. Can I be someone from "Insert show/movie here"? What about sequel characters?
4. Can we gender bend characters?
5. I can't find the codeword in the Rules!
6. A non-member is bothering me and interfering in RP's, what should I do?
7. Why can't non-members RP with us?
8. What's IC and OOC? What's the difference?
9. Am I doing okay as my character?
10. Why don't you let people join?
11. Is this person a member of the group?
12. Can I change characters?
13. I am new to Role Playing. What should I do?
14. What do all the symbols mean?
15. I wish to leave my RP account. What do I do?
16. My question isn't here. What should I do?


:bulletblue: 1.) I want to join. What should I do?
If you are interested in becoming a member, we ask that you read our HOW TO JOIN section as well as our RULES and FAQ. Our How To Join section includes the list of steps necessary to become a member of our RP group.

:bulletblue: 2.) Can I play more than one character?
We allow you to RP up to 3 characters. However, you must be a member for at least a month before applying for a second character, just to make sure that you can handle it. Once you have had your second character for a month (without switching), then you may apply for a third. The only restriction is that the additional characters you apply for can't be ones that interact a lot with your other characters. For example, you can't play both Flynn and Rapunzel. The reason being that RPing with yourself gets boring fast, and there is no exchange of ideas when RPing between those characters. There may be exceptions for more minor characters, so feel free to ask us if you're unsure what's acceptable.

:bulletblue: 3.) Can I be someone from "Insert show/movie here"? What about sequel characters?
You can check this Accepted Disney Movies and Shows List for a better idea of what Disney characters we accept. We do not accept characters from Studio Ghibli, Jim Henson, Marvel, Star Wars, or Kingdom Hearts.

We do accept sequel characters. As for those sequels that age main characters or give them children (Lion King Series, Peter Pan 2, Little Mermaid 2, etc.) we would like to think of it like 'Meet The Robinsons'. The parent and child characters can be around the same age if they wish.

:bulletblue: 4.) Can we gender bend characters?
You are allowed to play characters of a different gender than yourself but we don't want our RP characters to be gender benders.

:bulletblue: 5.) I can't find the codeword!
The codeword can be found within our list of Rules. The point of the codeword is to make sure that you read through the rules thoroughly and did not just skim them. We require the codeword on applications because we want potential members to be aware of our Rules in order to prevent any drama or misunderstandings about what is allowed. If you can't find the codeword, you just need to slow down and read through the Rules carefully. It is there. Please do not ask us to tell you the codeword.

:bulletblue: 6.) A non-member is bothering me and interfering in RP's, what should I do?
You are free to give a short hello but if they continue to bother you, you do have the right to ignore or block them. If they are interfering in an RP, leave them the following comment:

((This conversation is part of a role play with :devDisneyRP-Old-and-New:. According to the <a href="http://fav.me/d5cbkac">RULES</a> for the group, non-members can't interfere in our role plays. If you wish to role play with us, please visit the group page for details on how to join. Thank you for understanding.))

If they continue to bother or harass you, DO NOT confront them. Instead, send us a note with the link to the situation and we will take care of it for you. (see this journal for more details: fav.me/d5yact6 )


:bulletblue: 7.) Why can't non-members RP with us?
The truth is we honestly don't mind it here and there, but the main thing is we don't want random people becoming a regular part of the group's RPing. We want the Disney characters to be the main ones solving each others' plots and problems, and having random people jump in and try to solve every problem that arises can get a bit frustrating for members, which has happened in the past. Non-members also may not know the rules of the group, such as no swearing/inappropriate content, no godmodding, no OCs, etc.

However, no outside Disney character accounts may RP with the group. I'm sorry, but that would get really confusing, especially if that character is already being RPed in the group.

Now, we know not every non-member is going to be like that, of course, which is why we aren't too strict about this rule. We don't mind it here and there, just as long as a non-member is being polite, not spamming, and not trying to force themselves into a RP. Non-members are welcome to ask characters questions, give encouragement or advice to characters, say hello, have a conversation, etc. as long as it doesn't break any group rules for inappropriate content/OCs/etc. However, it is up to the RPer if they wish to respond.


:bulletblue: 8.) What's IC and OOC? What's the difference?
'IC' means "In-Character." In-Character posts are written as your character, NOT your personal thoughts. Being IC requires you to act and talk the way your character would in that situation.
'OOC' means "Out-Of-Character." There are two different ways to be OOC, when the character is not acting like their true selves (see IC above) or when you need to discuss something out of character. If you need to quickly discuss something as yourself and not as your character, simply type it between double parenthesis (( )).

:bulletblue: 9.) Am I doing okay as my character?
Every so often, we will gather critiques for those that request it. If you are curious about how you are doing or how the critiques work, please see this journal for more information. RP Critiques- [results have been distributed]All RP Critique responses have been sent out now (April 27th)
Thank you to those that sent in critiques for the members!
RP Critiques:
If you would like to help out the members that requested critiques, please do the following:
- COPY LIST :bulletblue: in this link :bulletblue: (If you feel someone else needs a critique (be it for praise or advice) feel free to add them to your critique responses as well)
- FILL IT IN with your thoughts on their RPing
- SEND IT TO THE ADMINS IN THE FORM OF A GROUP NOTE
WE WILL SEND EVERYONE THEIR RESULTS AT A LATER TIME    

RP Critique Details
Every so often, we will gather RP critique results in regards to how well you have been role playing. These comments are meant to give you a general idea of your current RP skills and how "in character" you are. We will be changing things this time around in that we will ask who wants to k


:bulletblue: 10.) Why don't you let people join?
The 'members' list is only for the RP accounts. If we let people join on their main accounts, in addition to people who just interested in watching the group and not RPing themselves, there would also be 2 of every member with both their main account and RP account being there. Plus it makes it much easier to find the characters' accounts when searching through the members list.

:bulletblue: 11.) Is this person a member of the group?
A quick rule of thumb to tell if someone is a member:
:bulletred: their account begins with WDisneyRP-
:bulletred: they are listed in the members list on our group page
:bulletred: they are listed as a new member on our main page
:bulletred: the group is listed on their page in their widget that states the groups they are a part of

:bulletblue: 12.) Can I change characters?
Yes. If you are interested in switching to a new character, we ask that you send in a new application that can be found here in our  HOW TO JOIN section. If the change is approved, we will make your current account available for a new RPer and then make your new account.

:bulletblue: 13.) I am new to Role Playing. What should I do?
Please read our RULES to have a good understanding of how the group works. When you start to role play, try to stay in character at all times. That means you shouldn't act or say something your character wouldn't. Start interacting with characters your character would know and introduce yourself to others. If you are unsure about what your character might do in a situation, do some research on your character or ask the admin team for advice.
Also, try looking at some of the current members' RP accounts to get an idea of how to RP. Practice makes perfect, and make sure you can really hear your character saying and doing what you type. It's not too hard once you get the hang of it once you understand your characters personality and traits.

:bulletblue: 14.) What do all the symbols mean?
Different symbols help us understand what is going on during the role play. Some of the symbols we use are:
(( )) = indicates an OOC (out of character) comment. Example: ((what time do you want to start chatting tomorrow?))
* * = indicates an emote aka an action or event. Example: Nice to meet you *shakes Oswald's hand* or *sounds began to come from under the bed*
:iconthought-bubble-plz: =can indicate a thought your character is thinking. to make this, type :iconthought-bubble-plz:
<sub> Write Words here </sub> = shows that you are whispering or saying something softly. It looks like this: Insert words here


:bulletblue: 15.) I wish to leave my RP account. What do I do?
Don't delete your RP account! Simply send a group note from your main account (not your RP account) with the following information:

Your RP account:
Password:
Reason for leaving:


:bulletblue: 16.) My question isn't here. What should I do?
Send a note to the group or ask a member of the admin team. We would be happy to answer your questions.





Thank you,
your DisneyRP-Old-and-New admin staff



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:iconroguishbard:
RoguishBard Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm...seems interesting. I do love Disney. Haven't the foggiest who I would be, though. So many open characters...I am looking for something to fill the void left by my lack of Pathfinder games....and it would be a nice way to put my old magic from my previous time with the Company to use.

Hmm...I don't know...who do you think I could fulfill? A lover of mystery, magic, and all that lies in the shadowed corners...one infatuated with nature...trees...rivers...and the sea...ah, the sea! 
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:iconthe-very-fabric:
The-Very-Fabric Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I sent in an application; At least I think I did. It isn't showing up in my sent notes, does it just not show up for notes sent to groups? Should I send another because of this? :(
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:iconmogwai1988:
Mogwai1988 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Notes send to groups are comment based, not regulare notes.
Your application has been received but I haven't had time yet to look it over.

We always try our best to let people know within a week if their application has been accepted or not.
So I'll try to let you know as soon as possible.
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:iconthe-very-fabric:
The-Very-Fabric Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, thank you! ^^
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:iconaqua-melody101:
Nah, we recieved it. Group notes are separate from personal notes. The only way to see the ones you've sent is to go the Group Notes page again.

I'm not quite sure why the notes system works that way, but judging from the Site Updates, it sounds like dA may be revamping the notes system soon.
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:iconthe-very-fabric:
The-Very-Fabric Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If I were to apply for a character and get accepted but, after looking at the page, I don't agree with the headcanons or such listed, am I allowed to change those?
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:iconmogwai1988:
Mogwai1988 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, headcanons left by the character's previous RPer may be changed.
Things on the page that applies to canon have to be left as it is or removed from the page entirely. 
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:iconthe-very-fabric:
The-Very-Fabric Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I figured as much. Thank you!
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:iconlashdragon:
lashdragon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist
I'm sorry, I've read the rules but can't find the keyword. Can someone help me please?
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:iconaqua-melody101:
Aqua-Melody101 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
I'm sorry but the codeword is there so that we know that you actually read the rules thoroughly and didn't just skim them. If you read them carefully all the way through, then you will find it.
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:iconlashdragon:
lashdragon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh I was reading the FAQ. No wonder.
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:iconwdisneyrp-wendy-c:
WDisneyRP-Wendy-C Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Hypothetical/Theoretical Question:

Okay, say you apply for a second character and you get accepted.

Do you have to wait for a month before switching an account after that, since you're technically not applying for a third character?
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:iconmogwai1988:
Mogwai1988 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't have to wait a month if you want to switch accounts.
The month wait is only applied to when you want an additional character.

If you, for example, want to switch your second character after a week of playing them, you still have to wait a month before you can apply for a third additional character.
Other than that you're free to switch any accounts you're playing at any given time.
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:iconradianceghost:
RadianceGhost Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow I think I will join...
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:icondisneyatle:
Disneyatle Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi,

I have a question. Sometimes in RP, is it ok if we talk to a pedestrian? Like if you were a king, could you talk with one of your subjects?

Thanks,
Disneyatle.
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:iconroidesfous:
RoiDesFous Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
In RP you can talk to anyone you want! That's how you can interact with characters who are, say, in different time periods or under the sea. 
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:iconaqua-melody101:
Aqua-Melody101 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Hmm... I think they meant outside RPers? I dunno, but either way, I don't really mind. :shrug:
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:iconroidesfous:
RoiDesFous Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
:? But...a king talking with his subjects wouldn't mean outside RPers, would it?
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:iconaqua-melody101:
Aqua-Melody101 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I don't know. The English is terrible, lol.
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:iconoreganotea:
OreganoTea Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question. Can I use a character that does not have an account already, such as...Alpha the Doberman from UP?
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:iconhaili73:
Haili73 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Yes. If there is no account, it means that no one has ever applied for that character before and is open. We will create an account for you.
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:iconoreganotea:
OreganoTea Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, when will I know that it has been created?
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:iconhaili73:
Haili73 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
We will reply to the note you sent to the group with the name of the account and the password associated with it (which you will choose while filling out the application).
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:iconoreganotea:
OreganoTea Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. ^^
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:iconaqua-melody101:
Aqua-Melody101 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Yes. As stated on the members list, if you don't see a character listed there, then that means that the character is available. There are hundreds, if not thousands of Disney characters, so unfortunately we cannot create all the accounts ahead of time.
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:iconoreganotea:
OreganoTea Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay,thank you so much! This really helped clear things up.
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:iconmaybeawriter:
Maybeawriter Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand that the approval and set-up process takes a while. Just out of curiosity, though, is there any sort of estimate as to how long it might take?
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:iconaqua-melody101:
Aqua-Melody101 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I can't say exactly because it varies, depending on how busy we are, but we try to get to them as soon as possible. It can take anywhere between a few days to two weeks if we get really backed up on apps. However, I've been catching up on a lot of them today, so it likely won't take that long. Another thing is if we already have an account for the character, it's quicker to set up.
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:iconmaybeawriter:
Maybeawriter Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, thank you so much for telling me! :D I hope I didn't sound impatient. ^^;
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:iconwdisneyrp-tj:
WDisneyRP-TJ Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
((Quick question- are we allowed to do journal memes? I was just wondering; it's fine if we're not))
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:iconaqua-melody101:
Aqua-Melody101 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
If you mean the tag journals, those are perfectly fine, but just make sure that you eliminate any foul language/content in them and any pop-culture references that aren't relevant to your character. :)
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:iconwdisneyrp-tj:
WDisneyRP-TJ Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Okay, thanks! ;)
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:iconbugsbunny825:
bugsbunny825 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Are you allowed to Roleplay characters that don't talk?
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:iconhhutchy:
hhutchy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Yes you are.
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:iconbugsbunny825:
bugsbunny825 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Do you have to give them some way to talk?
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:iconwdisneyrp-timon:
WDisneyRP-Timon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
(( My only question in all this is are Toy Story characters aloud :?....Jest out of pure curiosity ))
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:iconlydia-burns:
Lydia-Burns Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes of course! Any characters from Disney/Pixar feature films are welcome. (Toy Story, Bugs Life, Brave, etc)
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:iconwdisneyrp-timon:
WDisneyRP-Timon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
(( hmmm....So also stuff like Cars, Kung fu Panda, and Monsters Inc I'm guessing? :meow: ))
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:iconlydia-burns:
Lydia-Burns Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes, except for Kung Fu Panda because that is by DreamWorks not Disney [link]
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:iconwdisneyrp-timon:
WDisneyRP-Timon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Oh shoot....Kung Fu Panda's not a Pixar or Disney Movie..:O_o: ....Sorry...I thought it was ^^;
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:iconlydia-burns:
Lydia-Burns Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Digital Artist
It's okay. That is why we have to be very careful when accepting new members. We have to confirm that the movie fits our guidelines, that they aren't just quoting or summarizing straight from the film, and that they correctly show the personality and expressions of the character.
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:iconwdisneyrp-oliver:
WDisneyRP-Oliver Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
((Oh, so that's how you make the letters small!=D horray!! ))
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:iconlydia-burns:
Lydia-Burns Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Digital Artist
You can continue to use it and go smaller, and smaller,and smaller,and smaller,and smaller!!!!!!!!!
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:iconwdisneyrp-oliver:
WDisneyRP-Oliver Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
((Awesome!=D))
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:iconaqua-melody101:
Aqua-Melody101 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
You can also use the code <small></small> to type like this
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:iconwdisneyrp-oliver:
WDisneyRP-Oliver Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
((Cool,i learned something :new:!))
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:iconaqua-melody101:
Aqua-Melody101 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
:D
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:iconwdisneyrp-janeporter:
WDisneyRP-JanePorter Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For those that are new to RP:

(( )) = indicates an OOC (out of character) comment
* * = indicates an emote, aka an action, your character is doing. Example: Nice to meet you *shakes Oswald's hand*
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:iconlokolokoako:
lokolokoako Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
((Add to the comment above))

** = can also be used to express an event.
Example:
*the sun goes down*
*a bee hive falls off the tree*
*bees start chasing you*

Italics = Words that are written this way are either for emphasis (something to take note of) or for thoughts.
:iconthought-bubble-plz: <-- This icon can also be used to show thoughts

Example:
*thinks to self* How did I ever get myself into this mess?

Bold = means that it is said louder than normal. (Not necessarily shouted)
CAPITAL WORDS = means the words are shouted. The more exclamation points(!) at the end of the sentence the louder it is shouted.



< sub > Write Words here < /sub > = means the words are whispered or said softly. The smaller the words the softer it is.

:above: When this is written without spaces it looks like this ---> Write Words here
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