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Hiya Springer. I hope you are well. Could I just ask for a little clarification please? If I were to say things like; *Tsu strolls into thread and waves," or *Tsu puts kettle on" Is that OK? I think people are worried that we cannot say things like this and there seems to be confusion. I understand the bit about not speaking about illegal things and bearing in mind a young audience but what about general roleplay such as the above examples? Thank you for your time, Tsu
Yes, it would be fine. Collaborative posts don't have to be huge or wordy. They do, however, need to be acceptable to the other members involved in the collaborative effort. Let me put it this way... suppose someone decided to start posting in ways that were not appreciated by the others involved and complaints were made to staff. How would it look in a story like that if there were post removals scattered all through the thread? Not good, right? Collaboration means agreeing to abide by the 'spirit of the venture' and I am totally behind any group that wants to try it. I'm also going to be there to help out if problems come up.
Thank you Masqua! I am currently involved in a collaborative piece that is being worked on by ATSers in Jacygirls' 'The Shed". It's so much fun. It's the first I have ever tried collaborative writing and I am loving every second. Could you also advise on the boundaries of 'roleplay' in non-collaborative pieces please. For example if I were to post... "*Tsu leaves Springers thread and goes to BTS" ...as an outro to this post would it be considered a violation of T's n C's? Thank you very much for your speedy reply to my last post and thank you again for reading this one. Tsu
No one is saying that role-play is not acceptable in the proper context for example ... *blushes* to portray a mood, or something funny to add to the thread content or posts in threads designated for that type of content - as long as it's T&C compliant. What ATS is looking to avoid is running role play commentary on a member's every activity while in a topical thread (adding no significant content), dragging down the data base with long-running never-ending role play, sexually suggestive role play or a "Second Life" / ICQ Chat like atmosphere in the off topic forums at large...we DO have chat for that.
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Later for afternoon tea....right now its bacon and egg butties!