I. To register, click on "profile" to the bottom right of the cbox.
II. Match your cbox name with your ooc account's display name.
III. Alcryst is home to any and all, so please refrain from ignoring or excluding guests and members or forming cliques.
IV. No IC soliciation or advertisement.
V. It is impolite to pressure someone into posting if it seems to make them uncomfortable. Err on the side of caution whenever unsure.
VI. To let someone know you posted for them, please tag them in your thread so they receive proper notification, rather than alerting them each time with the cbox.
VII. If you feel ignored, do your best to involve yourself in the conversation. Should you still seem excluded despite your true efforts, message a staff member or use our Grievances board so we can help ensure this doesn't happen again, to you or anyone else. A friendly community is important to us! Don't worry, we will always be discreet and professional.
VIII. We are all friends and certainly want to share with one another, but please keep awkward topics to more appropriate areas, like Palaver, an instant messenger, or private messaging, whenever possible. Though there's no black-and-white description, such conversations may be overly personal, particularly dark or depressive, uncomfortably vulgar, clearly one-sided or unappreciated, highly controversial like religion or politics, combative, exclusive, or otherwise cause a sense of tension.
IX. If a guest or new member has a question, try to cite sources when answering (such as a link to an official thread) or let a staff member handle it. We don't want incorrect information passed along!
X. Should a troll or troublemaker post in the cbox, ignore them and promptly message a staff member so we can ban them. It's key that you don't respond to them! That just feeds the nasty little creatures.
XI. Don't ask a staff member to perform a staff task through the cbox. Task requests should be made through Invocation. Feel free to alert staff when you first post a new Invocation thread, though, as they might've missed it.
The golden rule is simple:
Treat everyone with the respect you desire.
Don't pester, pressure, or push...
And treat everyone with a smile. :)
I. You may post any Alcryst-related promotions in the adbox. This includes but is not limited to: plots, roleplay threads, IC or OOC contests/games, occupational services, wanted ads, shop sales, art/code requests/sales, herds, guilds, and anything else that requires other members to participate or view.
II. The adbox may only be used for advertisement. You may not respond in the adbox nor may you discuss its content in the cbox. Feel free to make use of threads and PMs to converse on the topic.
III. Advertisements must be posted by the account most logically related to them. For example, a stand sale would be posted by the merchant's account.
IV. There is a limit of 1 post per collective advertisement, meaning you have 256 characters to convey your message and may not continue onto a 2nd post. This includes links. Note: you can remove board/thread names from the end of Alcryst URLs and they will still function so long as the ID number is intact. For example, http://alcryst.forums.net/board/1 is a functioning link despite the removal of the board name.
V. The adbox shows up to 20 posts. There may only be 1 visible post advertising the same event at a time. Therefore, you may repost the same promotion once your original post expires. You may also delete and repost your advertisement, effectively bumping it to the top, once a week at most.
VI. To delete a post, click on the X to the far right of your post. To edit one, hover your cursor over your post and select the "edit" option that appears. Deleted posts disappear immediately without confirmation and are not retrievable. Edited posts say [edited] to the left of their timestamp.
VII.Classifieds contains a comprehensive list of what may be advertised as well as additional solicitation options.
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Winter until ##/##/##
Winter has frosted Alcryst like the cold blush of a corpse, hardening every surface with frigid ice searing through the depths of its heart. The plants are lethargic and slow, the sky is desaturated and dull, and the wind is a violent gale ripping apart flesh and soil alike.
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Welcome to the relaunch of Alcryst! Every system has been polished and inch scoured to ensure the site is sleek, pristine, and ready for our members! To any returning members, it's wonderful to see you again, and to all new members, we cannot wait for you to join our family.
A realistic horse SIM featuring beautiful art, a wide variety of options, and unparalleled detail
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Theme and coding credit to Brady of Alcryst.
Logo and board header images created by Ruanly of DeviantArt.
Concept and content credited to Brady of Alcryst.
Membergroup icons created by Steamfaun & MagpieOnMars of DeviantArt.
All posts, characters, and individual content credited to their corresponding roleplayer.
We understand when other priorities beckon; Alcryst is built for enjoyment, not entrapment. Therefore, Voids presents a fair exchange, balancing the needs of both present and absent members. Just as dormant roleplayers are protected from punishment, the site and its active members are equally safeguarded through away threads, documenting intentional disappearances to avoid frozen plots and abandoned accounts.
Members should post in Voids when they will be absent; it is not mandatory to supply a reason. Creating an away thread will prevent official penalties, such as IC systems with time limits or missing activity checks. Personal affairs, such as plots with other roleplayers or deals between characters, are not regulated by staff.
When creating an away thread, you should include which date you anticipate returning to Alcryst. Add your chosen return date to the thread description, formatted as MM/DD/YYYY or writing out the full month and day. Thread descriptions are entered into a secondary text field beneath the subject when viewing the posting page. If you do not provide a specific return date, staff will automatically set the date 30 days away. Alcryst subscribes to Central Standard Time and adheres to Daylight Savings.
Return dates protect present members from grid-locked plots and threads, safeguard the site from accumulating abandoned accounts, and shield absent members from being archived or deleted during long-term leaves where they may be otherwise presumed permanently gone.
You must paste the link to your Voids away thread into the field called "Away Post" under edit profile > personal. This will generate a banner in your mini-profile declaring your away status. Absences are not officially valid unless this field is completed in your OOC account and all IC accounts. If you have set a return date, you must include the selected date in the field "Return Date" under edit profile > personal.
You may extend, shorten, or otherwise alter your return date at any point by posting in your away thread and updating both your mini-profiles and your away thread's description.
After your return date passes, staff will archive your away thread and remove the away status from your OOC and IC account mini-profiles. Unless renewed, your immunity will expire and your accounts will be subject to standard system procedures again.
Absences do not necessarily entail complete inactivity. If establishing an away thread for semi-activity, you are still welcome to make OOC posts and speak in the cbox freely. However, you may not make any IC posts unless you revoke your away status.
While it is optional to utilize Voids for quitting posts, your account cannot be deleted unless you post in Invocation. Deletion is irreversible and staff may decline deletion requests under rare, case-by-case circumstances.
Inactivity is defined by the following criteria:
A character is considered inactive if they have not made an IC post in the past 60 days. OOC posts, such as trackers and plots, do not qualify as activity. This does not affect other characters or the roleplayer's OOC account.
A member is considered inactive if they have not made any IC posts using any of their character accounts in the past 60 days. Interaction in the cbox and OOC posts do not qualify as activity. If the member posted an away thread but their return date has passed, then they are considered inactive if they do not reappear within 60 days from their return date.
Further information on account inactivity, archival, and deletion can be read in Proclamations.