first off, your flist cannot be out of date 7+ days. if you're going to be away for a week just let us know in the member's post so that you don't get dinged by this rule. you can be removed for having an out of date flist accompanied by not being on the friend's page anywhere for the same amount of time. we have this rule to frequently remove dead weight. we don't think it's hard to login at least once a week to update your flist.like most communities out there we will be on a 1 month updating schedule. you'll be required to complete two things in the span of one month! |
1. your intro: when you first join, you'll have 48 hours to post an introduction in the sub community. we ask that you look over the last 10 or so intros on the page and make sure you're not duplicating a question. you must reply to the comments you receive. no posting and then disappearing. we know intros can be a pain in the ass sometimes but we do feel they're necessary! please try to be creative with your questions and posts to avoid the typical "favorite food, holiday, etc" if you can. if you are added after the 16th of a month, you will not have to update.
2. your interaction post: when you're first added, your intro counts as your "interaction" post. in your next 30 day cycle, you're expected to post something on the fp that is interactive! it can be another question, ffa, plot post, lyrics or another activity in general! so long as it's something for the entire community to participate in. just like your intro, you should be replying to the questions you've received, you should be active in your own ffa, etc.
3. your update: we accept a variety of updates here at national. in our opinion, updates should be providing some depth and insight into your character's past or present lives. narratives, mixed media updates, first person entries (blog posts, letters, etc.), phone posts with written components (voicemails, emails, texts, etc.) are all accepted. social media, simple "list" (top ten favorite movies, etc) type posts & playlists are not accepted for your updates though we would accept them for your interaction posts. we ask for variety as well. outside of narratives, try to do something different every month as a challenge. at the moment we have no word count for your updates but please keep in mind it's doubtful we'd consider anything under 200 words for narrative update.