This list of rules limited at the moment. More will be added over time, and can be amended if the board sees the need.
1. You may speak your mind, but do not go out of bounds to hurt someone else. It is true that unpopular speech is the kind that needs to be protected, and there will be considerable tolerance for all sorts of speech... but the moment it begins to attack other members or other groups of people is where that tolerance has to stop. You may disagree with a person's idea, religion, lifestyle, or choices, but don't attack the person.
1a. This also means keep cursing under control, except when in-character. You may use bad words, but not excessively. Don't type in all caps when out of character, and do not carry real-life issues with another player into a game.
2. Do NOT post anything illegal on this site, and do not violate the general invisionfree rules. This means no posting of and no links to pornography, hate sites, viruses, spyware, adware, illegal downloads, fraudulent sites, or any other site of dubious legality. Violators will be warned once for a violation, removed if they violate a second time.
3. Do not upload any images or files... this rule is provisional only, and is only here due to space limits. If you want to display a picture, you may link to it or you may post it from photobucket or some other site. As in rule two, make sure it is not pornographic or in any other way in violation of the rules.
3a. This means no full-frontal nudity, nothing illegal, and nothing explicitly sexual. Light clothing and artistic nudity are allowed, so long as the latter isn't head-on.
4. No favoritism. This means no excluding someone because you don't like them, or including someone just because you know them from the past. We are here to be inclusive, and for all to share in the forum. The only judgments to be made are on merit. If you cannot articulate a good reason not include someone, depending on the situation, that person will be let on. It also means no currying the favor or defaming of others, or starting "appreciation" or "I hate this poster" threads, as those are easily abused and can undermine the unity of the forum.
5. Work to include all valid characters in an RP. If someone shows up midway through the plot because he's a new player, work to integrate him with the rest of the players. Often on RP games, new characters have a hard time joining an already-established plot. To amend this, players and DMs of an RP ought to take measures to integrate new characters, as long as they fit the setting.