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Barton OOC Forum Rules and Guidelines

Welcome to the Barton OOC forum! Barton OOC is intended for roleplaying-related Out-of-Character (OOC) content including OOC discussion, chatter and planning threads, and character profile threads.

As a member, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the forum's rules before posting. Posting in this forum implies that you read and understand the rules and guidelines and that you accept responsibility for the appropriateness of your thread or post.

  1. Introduction
  2. General Posting Guidelines
  3. Rules & Guidelines for Posting in Barton OOC
  4. Barton OOC Thread-Making FAQ
  5. How to Report
General Posting Guidelines

Please be sure to follow the Terms of Service and Rules and Guidelines here, as in all forums.

Common violations to avoid:

    Sexually explicit content. Posting, requesting, distributing, or offering sexually explicit material is not permitted anywhere on Gaia. Sexually explicit content includes explicit photographs, text, artwork, video, or cybersex conversations.

    Spam. Posts that are gibberish, off-topic, contain advertisements or begging, or have low or no content are considered spam. Please ensure that your posts are on topic and contain an appropriate amount of discussable content.

    Flaming & trolling. Posts directed at another member which are hateful, abusive, or intentionally inflammatory are considered flaming. Making intentionally inflammatory or provocative posts to incite responses from other members is considered trolling.

Terms of Service violations may result in a warning or a ban on your account.

If you find Terms of Service violations, or threads that may need moved to a different forum, please use an appropriate report. The procedures for doing so can be found here.

You can find online moderators by following the "View Forum Moderators" link at the top of the forum.

Gaia Staff will NEVER ask for your password! If anyone asks you for your password, report it.
Rules & Guidelines for Posting in Barton OOC

What belongs in Barton OOC?

Threads in Barton OOC are typically created for the following purposes:

  • To discuss roleplaying techniques, formats, ideas, and offer or request roleplaying advice. Please note that "ask me questions" threads or those without substantial discussion content to start with will be removed.

  • To create Out-Of-Character (OOC) threads in order to keep your main roleplay thread free of chatter. OOC threads MUST contain a link to the Gaia roleplay they correspond to within the first few posts.

  • To keep character profiles in one thread for one roleplay. When doing so, please make sure to have a link to either your Out Of Character thread or the main roleplay within the first few posts.

What does NOT belong in Barton OOC?

  • Do not complain about roleplays or roleplay quality in Barton Town -- help people make better ones; don't complain! If you really want to rant, please make use of your journal.

  • Do not post spam or threads that do not serve any purpose in Barton OOC.

    Commonly Misplaced Threads

    Certain topics are not suitable for Barton OOC; please follow the guide below to find out where to post these threads, and be sure to read the rules of other forums before posting there.

  • Barton OOC Thread-Making FAQ

    This is a list of frequently asked questions to help you find the perfect roleplay while in Barton OOC!

    Can I brainstorm with other Gaians to make a roleplay here?

    Yes! That's part of what this forum was made for! 3nodding However, it is encouraged to have at least a basic plot to expand on. That way, you can post what situation would be great for a roleplay, and another user can add to it. Posting "inuyasha roleplay" really doesn't count as brainstorming, as it's just two words. Try to elaborate on what you think would be a good roleplay. That way other users have a good idea of what you are looking for. Having detail will also spark more interest in your roleplay.

    Can I make help threads?

    Making threads to instruct others in roleplaying is an awesome idea! However, when making a thread like this, you must show the information you are going to teach people who ask. Please do not make threads saying "I'll help you rp, pm me", or something to that effect.

    Can I bump my thread?

    You may bump if your thread goes off the first page.
    How to Report

    Abuse of the report system will result in a warning or ban of your account.

    Report a Post

    Use the User Image button when an individual post in a topic contains inappropriate content.

      Reasons to Report a Post:

      • The content of the post violates the Terms of Service or forum rules.

      • The content of the post is off-topic.

      • The member who made the post has a signature which violates the rules.

    Report a Topic

    Use the Report this Topic button at the bottom of the page when a topic is not appropriate for the forum.

      Reasons to Report a Topic:

      • The topic violates the Terms of Service or forum rules.

      • The topic is in the wrong forum and should be moved to a more appropriate forum.

    If you need to contact a moderator via Private Message, please use the "View Forum Moderator" link at the top of this forum to find a moderator.

    Report Hacking, Scamming or Abuse & Harassment?

    The Hacking, Scamming and Abuse or Harassment report forms can be found at the bottom of the forum index. When submitting a report, ensure that you fill out all fields and include as much relevant information as possible.

      Report A Hacking
      Use this form to report a Hacking. Hacking, on Gaia Online, refers to the unauthorized access of an account by someone other than the account owner. In most typical hacking cases, an unauthorized person enters an account which does not belong to him or her and takes items or gold from the account, often changing the account information so that the original owner can no longer access his or her account.

      Report A Scamming
      Use this form to report a Scamming. Scamming is when another member of Gaia takes your gold or items, or tries to take your gold or items, by making false promises of giving you rare items, get-rich-quick schemes, or by any other deceptive means. Scamming generally involves a situation in which two members of Gaia make an arrangement to trade gold, items, or a Gaia approved service (e.g. avatar art commission) with each other and then one of the parties involved in the arrangement fails to live up to his or her promise of an exchange.

      Report Abuse or Harassment
      Use this form to report ongoing Abuse or Harassment. If you are reporting harassment or abuse that is occurring directly in a thread, please use the "Report This Post" button instead.

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