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This page contains an official policy on The HG Role Playing Wiki.

It should be followed by all editors.

Policies

Characters are an essential part of role playing. They are the very base of everything that happens. But when there are such important things, there must be regulations.

Character CreationEdit

To create a character, one must go to the Getting Started guide, and follow the instructions on the page. Then go to Forum:Character Approval . Make sure to sign the forum. A member of the Administration team will look at the forum, and tell you if your character is okay.

General RulesEdit

  • Multiple characters may be made for one user, but he/she has to be able to handle all of them. Even if you are a high enough level to have multiple characters (see here for how user levels work), that doesn't mean you have to have the maximum amount of characters allowed, if you don't have time to role play them.
  • Characters should be reasonably named. Simply, names may not be rude, and they have to follow common sense (For example, dfjldhfgrupqzs is not an appropriate name). They should also not be named after characters from well known media sources, such as Harry Potter or Bruce Wayne.
  • Your character must be of your own original creation. You can not steal ideas from other media, or use a character from The Hunger Games. (Other media includes films, TV shows, manga, anime, cartoons, books and/or comics.) You also cannot steal ideas from other users. The history of your character should be as unique to you as possible.This however does not pertain to species in general. For instance, using Harry Potter is a blatant rip off from J.K. Rowling, but the idea of wizards in general was not hers, is not owned by her, and can be used by anyone.
  • After two weeks of user inactivity characters are at severe risk of demotion, displacement, or deletion. Administrators reserve the right to implement any of the prior punishments if deemed necessary.
  • Upon creating an account at this wiki a user automatically receives a slot in which to create a character. From there they receive additional slots according to their user levels. As stated above characters must be maintained and remain somewhat active. Administrators reserve the right to disallow additional creation of characters.
    • Creation of minor characters may start at any level, however, abusing the privilege of being allowed any number of minor characters will not be tolerated, you should still have some level of ability and time to role play any and all characters you have, including minor ones.
  • Each user may have a maximum of three characters in a single district.
  • Demigods do not usually come into their powers until they get closer to the age of 10, also children of more powerful gods such as the Big Three or the Olympians are hunted by monsters much more then children of lesser gods. Also, for the sake of role play, it would be best if no child under the age of 9, be made.

Character Page StandardsEdit

  • Template:My Character should be at the top of every character page. This makes it easier for people to know what user controls what character.
  • Template:Character Infobox can be used on character pages. It is not required, but it is recommended.
  • Character pages must be properly categorized. Here are the categories required:
    • Category:Characters
    • The species of the character (Category:Tributes for tributes).
    • If the character is a tribute, the child's district (Category:Children of District 1 for demigod children of Zeus)
    • Optional categories also include nationality, male/female, birth year, etc.
  • Character pages should be substantially more then a photo, name and sentence. They need to have actual bio/history/facts about the character, if you receive a notice that your page is too short or needs to be improved in some way, and do not do so by 5 days following the request, the character will be put on lock down, until the problem is corrected, if it has not been fixed after 14 days, the user will receive a warning.
  • Your bio and history also needs to be within reason, as this is a role play wiki and not a fan fiction wiki, these characters are interacting with each other. Characters should not be OP. There should also be some level of realism to your bios, for instance, magically finding camp with no explanation other then a 12 year old child wandering around the country aimlessly is not an appropriate explanation as to how they got to camp. Also children fending for themselves on the streets, not a reasonable bio, as realistically it's hard at best.
  • If you wish to create some sort of new species that has no basis in Greek myth, the new species must be approved by the Administration team.
  • Also, as this site takes place sometime in the future after the books, far enough that none of the book characters are alive, so something like 10 to 20 years, you can not write book characters into your bios.

Un-Claimed CharactersEdit

It is required characters be claimed with the claiming forum. If a character is made without being claimed, the creator will be notified with Template:Claim Warning. The page will be deleted. The user will have the option of making a claim request. If he/she does then the page will be un-deleted.

Questions? Ask an admin.

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