GROUP RULES

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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


:bulletblue: The group admins will make your RP account (which will start with "WDisneyRP-")
:bulletblue: Spelling and grammar are important since this is a text based RP
:bulletblue: 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.)
:bulletblue: OCs and non-members cannot interfere with RP activities or plot lines

Initial rules once you are a member


:bulletgreen: 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.
:bulletgreen: 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
:bulletgreen: 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 since they both interact with each other a lot.) There are exceptions to this rule though such as if you have two characters who only see each other occassionally (like Ralph and Vanellope do interact with each other, but they're not always together so it would be ok) If you're not sure about if you can be someone from the same show/movie despite you already RPing as a character from there, feel free to ask and one of the admins will let you know.
:bulletgreen: 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 and also can be boring.
After six months, you can go ahead and apply for a fourth character, and after a year, you can go ahead and apply for a fifth. Please note that the same criteria of it not being one that interacts a lot with your other characters still stands for these, and the fourth and fifth characters will be harder to get, as we will focus on your activity and ability to handle this many when considering you.
:bulletgreen: Avoid any pop-culture references as they do not pertain to our characters (XBOX, Bronies, iPhone, etc.)
:bulletgreen: Do NOT unwatch other members of the group, as all members must be watching each-other to ensure that the community remains active.
:bulletgreen: 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


:bulletblue: 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.
:bulletblue: Preserve the magic. Stay in character at all times!
          :bulletgreen: Examples:
               -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)
:bulletblue: 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.)
[DeviantArt FAQ #60: Do you allow "Adult," explicit sexual or pornographic content on DeviantArt? How about linking off site?]
[DeviantArt FAQ #3: Are there restrictions to comments?]

Interacting with other characters


:bulletgreen: 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)
:bulletgreen: Interact with others the way YOUR character would act
:bulletgreen: When sending in an application, use the codeword "Magical World of Disney" to prove that you have read through these rules thoroughly.
:bulletgreen: 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


:bulletblue: Treat your character's uploads the same as journals! They should be relevant to your character and prompt RPing between you and other members!
:bulletblue: 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!
:bulletblue: 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.)
:bulletblue: 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
:bulletblue: 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.
:bulletblue: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


:bulletgreen: 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.
:bulletgreen: 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.





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

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Jazzyartcharm's avatar
This is the first time I will be joining RP. Will my RP account affect my original deviantart account?
rnagolor's avatar
Good question- your RP account would be completely separate, so nothing would affect your main account.
Jazzyartcharm's avatar
Buttscottchpiie's avatar
I'm a newbie to role playing Disney characters, especially if they are my favorite characters. So can you give me some helpful beginners advice? I want to join but I need some beginner Disney role player advice.
rnagolor's avatar
Writing Disney characters is not too different than writing other characters, in practice! A certain PG-rated level of conduct is usually implied, as characters from all over Disney media have to mix without any complications (usually sprouting from characters from darker movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, Hunchback of Notre Dame, and etc).

As long as the character's personality is down-pat, and they can interact with characters from all kinds of different scenarios, I'm sure you won't have trouble at all! :aww:
Buttscottchpiie's avatar
Okay thank you so much! I sent an application not too long ago applying for Percival McLeach and I have not gotten a response yet.
Sweet-Devil-Fox's avatar
I have read the rules 5 times and can't find the codeword?
BevellyStrange's avatar
If you read the rules the codeword is clearly in there, be sure to read the entire thing
NewtonReturns566's avatar
Well, I've read the rules again :) But unfortunately, I couldn't find the codeword :( Sighrd for me...
JoseAndPanchito's avatar
I can't find the code word. Is it okay if we do our best? Honest to God, I read the rules. 20 times. Also, I can't find how you send in a note. I want to be WDisneyRP-Panchito. Please reply quick, Mogwai1988.
BevellyStrange's avatar
If you read the rules the codeword is clearly told to you in them. Be sure to read the entire thing ^-^ 
JoseAndPanchito's avatar
Sorry, but can you resend me the password? I replied, but had it on the Remove this message after I reply button.
WreckitAriel's avatar
I really wanna apply for a certain character, I've found the code word, but I'm not sure what I should do in this RP-ing. (I'm quite new to this, sorry.)
Like, should I apply for a new account and password? Can I post some of my RP-Character related artwork I'd drawn myself on the Character's page that I'm RP-ing? Are RPs only in comments, or is there a chat room or something?
Mogwai1988's avatar
You can find a template of what you need to write in your RP application on our HOW TO JOIN page.
We do have several chatrooms in which our members can RP but roleplaying threads are mostly done trough comments and as a response to a RP starter journal.
So it's a matter of preference of which you want to use the most.
To get an idea of how this will look like and work, feel free to take a look at one of our member's pages and see where the responses are and such.
Please do note that the activity on an account is looked at. So when there's not reply being left within the time of 4 weeks, the account will be opened up.

You are allowed to post character related artwork on the character pages as long as it's kept below the mature rating.
WreckitAriel's avatar
Okay. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Toilet-Cravat's avatar
{I'd like to know if the wdisneyrper's are allowed to rp with main/rp accounts that aren't members out side of the group? I'd really like to rp with the Flynn if that's alright and others as well}
ECCRabbits's avatar
Hey there!
No, the WDisneyRP Members are not encouraged to role-play with those outside of the group. If you would like to RP with our Flynn Rider, you could definitely go ahead and send in an application for a character that isn't already taken!
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. :)
BevellyStrange's avatar
Sorry, but wdisneyrp accounts are only allowed to rp with other disneyrp group members. 
Mogwai1988's avatar
As stated in the last two lines of the Rules page, members of WDisneyRP aren't allowed to RP with accounts outside of this group due to drama in the past.

If you really want to start an RP with the RPers, I suggest asking them on their main account if they want to start an RP with you.
R-eptoidia's avatar
o.o' I swear I've skimmed this almost ten times, read the whole thing twice, and I still can't seem to find the code---

What is this-- xD This is more confusing than Watership Down's lore. ;w;'' 


Wait- nevermind--

figured out how to find it ;w; 

**brick'd
droppingravityfalls's avatar
wheres the codeword????
Lady-Scorpion's avatar
Nevermind I found it
Lady-Scorpion's avatar
I wanted to Roleplay as one of available characters, but I can't find the codeword
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