We strive to make our group and chat room a place where everyone feels welcome. In order to do that, we have to enforce rules. We must make it clear that the rules were created with the input of members and the admin staff.
What to know before joining
The group admins will make your RP account (which will start with "WDisneyRP-")
Spelling and grammar are important since this is a text based RP
Members should be active (when inactive for more than 4 weeks you will be kicked and must send a note to the group asking to rejoin. This also applies to the comment activity of the account.)
OCs and non-members cannot interfere with RP activities or plot lines
Initial rules once you are a member
Don’t use RP accounts to join other RP groups as they belong to this group only. This rule also applies to joining other groups with the RP account as an admin, co-admin or contributor. Please use your main account if you want to help another group out in managing said group.
Don't set your RP account's online status to 'invisible.' We need to know how frequently you are active just in case we need to find a replacement RPer who is more active
After a month of group membership, you are allowed to apply for a second character. The only restriction is that your second choice can't be one that interacts a lot with your other character. (ie. You playing both Rapunzel and Flynn at the same time wouldn't work)
Once you have had your second character for a month (without switching), you may apply for a third character. Your third character also can't be one that interacts a lot with your other characters, since constantly RPing with yourself ruins the point of RPing with others.
Avoid any pop-culture references as they do not pertain to our characters (XBOX, Bronies, iPhone, etc.)
DO NOT delete your RP account. If you wish to leave the group, just send a note to the group explaining why (see FAQ for details)
Role playing as your character
When developing your character beyond the movie, have them evolve REALISTICALLY. This will keep them close to their canon personality and avoid a forced fantasy which would become out of character.
Preserve the magic. Stay in character at all times!
-If your character doesn't do magic, they shouldn't suddenly become a master of it
-If you are given a magical item, it shouldn't last more than two weeks as it will feel OOC
-If your character is transformed by magic or put under a spell, it shouldn't last more than two weeks
-If your character is a villain, they shouldn't become close friends with the heroes (unless it's part of an evil plan)
If your character doesn't use profanity in their canon film or show, don't use it!
The only exception is if your character has used it in canon! (For example, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Judge Frollo says "damn" when referring to religion, like when he quothed "My soul will be damned if I give in to this desire." Lampwick called Pinocchio a "jackass" (animal-wise, before political correctness) when turning into a donkey.)
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Interacting with other characters
Stay with your official couple (Mickey+Minnie, Perdita+Pongo, etc.) and please no non-canon pairings (All romantic relationships between two single characters must be approved by both parties AND admins)
Interact with others the way YOUR character would act
When sending in an application, use the codeword "Walt sent me" to prove that you have read through these rules thoroughly.
If you need to talk OOC (ex. To explain/plan RP or share something) keep it to a minimum or use private messages/notes. You can also use the OOC chat room.
Rules for uploading deviations, journals, and favoriting
Treat your character's uploads the same as journals! They should be relevant to your character and prompt RPing between you and other members!
Don't upload something JUST because it's Disney-related (ex. pictures of merchandise, etc.). It should be something that your character would post, and your character should have something to say about it!
Only fave art that your character would be interested in! Should be either art of the character and their family and friends OR art that reflects their interests (i.e. Timon would fav pictures of bugs, him and Pumbaa, Simba, etc.)
Please keep OOC journals to a minimum. If you feel the need to announce something important that is OOC, that's perfectly fine, as long as you don't do it very often. If possible, you can format the journal like this:
-Write an IC journal entry as your character (you can even make it relate to your OOC comment!).
-Then at the bottom of the journal entry, leave a brief OOC comment
-Example: "Oh, my caballero Panchito just invited me to visit his home in Mexico for a week! I'm so excited!
((I'm going away for a week, see ya when I get back))"
-Member Examples: fav.me/d5vxf8v fav.me/d5rvorm fav.me/d5wb2dk
No self-advertising please. If you want to advertise a group, account, or project, please don't do so on the RP accounts. You can send a private note to a few members but no more than that to avoid spamming everyone.
Please do not upload any artwork that doesn't belong to you, especially if you don't have consent of the original artist! This is still deviantart we're roleplaying on and it's strictly against the site's rules to upload art that doesn't belong to you.
Not only is it rather disrespectful towards the original artist, it's also considered art theft and could get both your main account as well as your RP account in trouble with DA staff.
So just to be save please don't upload artwork that doesn't belong to you.
What can I upload as art on my RP account?
- Your own character related artwork.
- Character related photo's/screenshots.
- Character related written pieces. (Be it as part of an character arc or something written as added information etc.)
- Character related screenshot edits or photo edits.
- Character related Dollmaker pictures.
(DA staff doesn't seem to be bothered much by the last two and it's not fanwork made by another artist.)
If you have uploaded artwork made by other artists, you'll be given a warning and two weeks to remove said artworks from your gallery.
If that has not happened by then, you'll be given an official warning before the staff removes the artworks.
(OC) ORIGINAL CHARACTERS AND NON-DISNEYRP ACCOUNTS
No non-canon/OC children. There have been issues in the past where members have neglected the canon Disney character they applied for and focused mainly on the OC babies.
No RPing with outside RP accounts; these accounts are for this group only
All members are expected to agree to our rules and to follow them. If you have any questions about these rules, please feel free to ask us. We would be happy to clarify.
If you start to push the limits, we will be forced to remind you of the rules or give you a warning. Three warnings and you're out.