Post by Razza on Nov 13, 2018 19:23:37 GMT -5
Note: A word of thanks to Burn for letting me use his set-up and some of his definitions! You're the best. c:
Roleplay can be confusing, especially to ones who are new to it. This dictionary was made to make things more clear and less confusing! Also listing a few other things you may see around the site.
Fade/Fade to black: When a thread is completed or the contents of an rp scene are not allowed, members will "fade" the roleplay and either lock the thread or pick up their next posts by skipping over the prohibited content.
IC: In Character. Meaning anything within the role-play or partaking in the role-play.
Liquid RP: A.K.A. liquid roleplay. A style of roleplay that allows members to create their own threads and have characters be in more than one thread at once. Learn more about liquid rp here.
Metagaming: Using OOC information about a character/scenario/etc. to determine your character's actions/thoughts/knowledge.
OC: Original Character.
OOC: Out Of Character. Meaning anything out of the role-play.
Powerplay/Godmodding: Where a character is being indestructible or unstoppable their posts. For example, a wolf being successful in a hunt every time and in a single post, or your wolf hitting their opponent without permission or room for error in a fight. Another example is taking control of someone else's OC's actions in a post.
RP: A shortened form of Role-play.
Admin: Shortened form of administrator.
Administrator: Owner of the site; they have the most power on the site and can change anything, such as rules, forum setup, etc.
Av/Avvie: Shortened forms of avatar.
Avatar: The icon image you can have in your profile. Also called profile image, pfp, icon, av, or avvie.
Backseat Moderating: When a member that is not a part of the staff team tries to reprimand or warn another member for breaking the rules, instead of properly reporting them to an admin or mod.
Board: A place where threads are posted. Example: "The Handbook" is a board.
Category: A place where boards of similiar subjects are placed under. Example: "Bulletin Board" is a category.
Mod: Shortened form of moderator.
Moderator: A staff member, has the second most power on the site behind the admin(s). They usually do more maintenance and "customer service" work.
NB: The abbreviation of Northbound.
PM: Private or personal message.
Points: A type of currency used here on the site that can be earned by posting in certain boards, such as rp and character development. Can be spent at the Marketplace. (Often shown as #p, for example if you had 10 points it will appear as 10p.)
Sig/Siggie: A shortened forms of signature.
Signature: The text you can put in your profile that will appear beneath all of your posts.
Thread: A post containing text, created by a member of the forum, where other members can reply below it. Example: "Applying to Join" is a thread.