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- Be nice.
- Public areas of the site are PG-13ish. If you wish to exceed this rating in private, you must use appropriate tags.
- Don't use the RPR for illegal or extreme content.
- No minors in sexual situations, not even fictional minors
- Actively establish consent and legality
- We'll do our best to keep an eye out for bad behavior, but we can't be everywhere at once.
- You are a guest.
- Save the pretending to be other people for your characters.
- RP with fictional characters only.
- One account per person.
- Your creative stuff.
- Other people's creative stuff.
- Legal Stuff
You may not harass other players, sexually or otherwise. Disagreements must be conducted in a civil fashion.
Harassment is not just about sending nasty messages directly to other users. For example, it can include using character or group profiles in order to publish defaming information, accusations or personal information you do not have permission to share, or encouraging other users to contact someone on your behalf after they have blocked you.
If someone is giving you trouble, please don't shout back, however tempting. Instead, contact a moderator. We're here to help!
Public areas of the site are PG-13ish. If you wish to exceed this rating in private, you must use appropriate tags.
The general rating of the RP Repository is PG-13..ish. Please keep all postings, player biographies, player and character icons, and names in keeping with this guideline. The only exception is on character sites and group profiles themselves -- if you wish to exceed this rating, you must accurately reflect the manner of the excess by checking the warning boxes for violence, sexuality or language.
Don't use the RPR for illegal or extreme content.
You may not use the RP Repository to post or transmit illegal content, to advertise, to spread chain letters, or to spam.
We expect all members to take every reasonable action to ensure they are keeping their use of the site legal and safe for everyone. For example, if a scene or plot may contain sexual themes, all players should take the time to make sure their RP partners are of legal age and give clear consent to reading and playing sexual content.
IRL hate groups
We also have conditions and restrictions on writing characters that are members of real life groups that committed genocides or other hate crimes.
No minors in sexual situations, not even fictional minors
Users must be of legal age (18+ in most areas) to write or read sexual content on the site. Please see above re: taking all reasonable precautions to ensure that your writing partners are of legal age.
No characters under 18 in sexual situations, regardless of warning tags, even if you as a player are of legal age. If we spot this kind of content on a profile for a character under the age of 16, we will remove this content without warning, and may take action against the account of the one who posted it. If we spot this kind of content on characters ages 16-18, it will be reviewed for severity -- if it's just highschool smoochin', we'll let it go. Otherwise, again, we're going to remove it and may take action against the account of the one who posted it.
To count as an adult for this rule, characters involved must look, act, and physically and mentally be over the age of 18. If you're looking for a loophole, stop.
Actively establish consent and legality
We expect and require all members to take every reasonable action to ensure they are keeping their use of the site legal and safe for everyone.
For example, if a scene or plot may contain sexual themes, all players should take the time to make sure their RP partners are of legal age and that they give clear consent to reading and playing sexual content.
We'll do our best to keep an eye out for bad behavior, but we can't be everywhere at once.
Remember that this is a community, and the majority of the content comes straight from other users, not from RPrepository.com. If you see anything mean or nasty on the site, or anyone sends you anything that makes you uncomfortable, asks for your password or personal information (such as your name, address or phone number), please let us know immediately.
You are a guest.
Remember, this website is a community. We reserve the right to prohibit the use of the site to any user at any time. Be a good guest.
Save the pretending to be other people for your characters.
You may not impersonate RP Repository representatives or employees or pretend to be a member of the staff.
You may not log on another player's account, nor may you attempt to gain the account information of other players or distribute their passwords to other players. Even if you are given the password or learn of it by any given means, you may still not log into an account that is not yours. An account is considered to belong to only one person, meaning we do not recognize shared or traded accounts.
RP with fictional characters only.
We are primarily a site for fictional characters. We do not allow the creation of characters based on other real life humans. We believe that human beings should have as much right to say how their identity can be used as players have to ask that other people not copy and use their original characters.
We make exceptions for respectful portrayals of historical characters (typically defined as over 100 years dead) or accurate references to/minor NPCs of real life public figures that provide contextualization of plots that occur in the real world.
One account per person.
You may have only one account on the site. If you wish to create more characters, pages or upload more images than a free account permits, consider upgrading your account with an Epic Membership or permanent extras.
Please remember that every character and image you upload uses resources that cost money to keep RPR running. Hosting so many thousands of characters, all their data and their images is not free. We are happy to pay for your first 10 characters ourselves, but if you are one of those rare users who makes so much use of the site that you need more than the basic accounts provide, we ask that you give back by upgrading your account, not creating a new free one. Creating additional accounts and using them actively hurts the site. Multiple accounts are also damaging to the community's trust as it makes it difficult to establish whether someone is who they claim to be. Please don't do this.
Your creative stuff.
Your original characters are still your original characters. However, we may at times wish to feature certain characters on the site or talk about them in newsletters. They might appear in passing in promotional or tutorial materials. If that's not okay with you, please remove the character from the site.
In addition, if you say something about us or how you use the service in an email to us, on our message boards, in a news comment or in any other communication with us and it catches our eye, we might want to use it on the site or elsewhere when talking about the site. If you're under age 18, remember to ALWAYS check with your parents before you send anything to us or post anything on the site! By sending in your content and comments, you (and your parents) are agreeing that it's okay to repeat on the site and elsewhere what you say, and it's even all right for us to use it in an ad. So, this means we can use it in any way we want, anywhere, until the end of time.
Other people's creative stuff.
By uploading or posting any content, including writings and images, you certify that you have the right to use said content. Please do not post copyright works to which you do not have a right or explicit permissions to use. If we are made aware of your use of copyrighted content, we will have to take it down and possibly suspend your account if you persist in posting content that does not belong to you.
We will never sell or distribute your email address without your consent. However, by using the site, you agree to receive occasional communications from us regarding our service, or notifying you of things happening with your characters that you have asked to be notified of, such as new friend requests. In order to identify you on our site, logging in requires that you allow us to place a "cookie" in your browser's cache. In addition, third party advertisers may also place and read cookies on your browser, or use web beacons to collect information about who is seeing their ads. This is standard to almost any site you visit on the interweb that serves ads.
Reasonable effort will be made to prevent non-invited parties from gaining access to your private messages, groups, and other secretive data like ownership of anonymous characters. However, if evidence of rule-breaking, harassment or illegal activity comes to light, the administration may review any site activity as necessary to resolve the issue. In addition, if you request tech support/bug fixes having to do with private content, you are granting permission to the administration to view this content during the course of fixing.
For more complete descriptions, please see our Privacy and Data Handling Policies
This site and all materials contained on it are distributed and transmitted on an "as is" and "as available" basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. The appearance of external hyperlinks and/or other materials generated by third parties does not constitute an endorsement by RP Repository, its subsidiaries and affiliates, of the opinions or views expressed by these third party web sites. RP Repository explicitly disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy, content, availability, currency, completeness or quality of the content contained at these sites. Further, RP Repository is not responsible for the quality or delivery of the products or services offered, accessed, obtained by or advertised at such sites. As such, neither RP Repository nor its subsidiaries and affiliates are responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information contained in these sites. The internet is a big place. Be careful out there.
In no event shall RP Repository have any liability to you for claims, damages, losses, etc. exceeding the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site. Here's a hint: The site is free.
We may update these policies at any time.