Not every board is a fit for every player.The staff of Messiah reserve the right to ask anyone to leave, for any reason, at any time. Any and all issues that arise with or between players will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis, as they come up, should they come up, with respect to circumstance and situation.
We have no word count restrictions, no character caps or bans, no activity requirements.All we ask is that players openly communicate with one another. Let us know when unavailability strikes, when interest in threads or characters wane, when life happens. It's okay to be human.
Do not use posting templates, no gifs anywhere on the site, no images in in-character posts, do not make the font size smaller than it is by default, no neon or otherwise blinding colours.Please, and thank you.
We allow mixed media play-bys, but they are optional.Do not steal artwork from someone else. Please don't use images with clearly modern items; e.g., cell phones, iPods, cars, sunglasses, cables, headphones, etc. Artwork commissioned specifically for one's character, or drawn by their player, is also allowed.
We are a no-application site. We also have the PM system disabled.Users need to sort their own characters by visiting their profile, finding http://messiah.kazeshini.net/index.php?action=profile;area=groupmembership">group membership in the Modify Profile menu. There is a biography field available in the forum profile that can be filled out, and we do recommend one does so, but it isn't required. If one can suddenly PM, there's a moderator PM in inbox. Otherwise, please use the board for plotting and interacting; that's part of what it's there for.
Messiah has two theme variants, one dark, one light.Simply log in, go into http://messiah.kazeshini.net/index.php?action=profile;area=theme">look and layout, click change next to the current theme, and find the variant drop-down selection. Change to 'light' to activate the light variant. This theme is optimised for mobile usage, varying aspects of its structure will collapse and rearrange when on a mobile device, but it displays normally on tablets and larger. There is a second theme, called Faded Lights (the board's default is Fra Nordri), which is designed in similar manner, and is also mobile responsive.
Messiah is rated high-side PG-13/3.2.2., in general. Due to prevalent mature themes, it is not recommended for minors below the age of 18. This rating goes up!If one would like to access threads of a more mature nature, input birth date in profile, it will cause mature threads to unlock and begin displaying across the site. We are not responsible for what users read in mature threads after willingly unlocking them.
In order to operate, our forum software creates a session for each user, and links the user to that session with the use of a cookie stored in browser. There are a few other cookies, such as the ones that signal for mobile mode, one that stores the session ID and password hash, and one that indicates forums as read or unread. These cookies only keep a user logged in, store certain information about the user that the forum uses to link them to their account, or assist in the function of the site, and cannot be directly accessed by anyone but the user. Furthermore, it can be cleared at will by simply removing browser cookies.
All information stored in the database is voluntarily added. Profiles may be filled out at will and as one wishes, however, there are a few logs, such as the ones that remember what threads/posts a user has read, that are generated automatically. These cannot be accessed by anything but the forum software, and are employed solely to ensure the site's function.
By nature, our software collects and logs all user IP addresses. These addresses are the numerical routing value used by computers to talk to one another; no matter what you are doing online, you are broadcasting an IP address. Users can opt to hide this IP address, but they do so at their own risk. This IP address is stored only for reference, and cannot be used to pinpoint exact real-world physical location, nor identify a user offline.
Any personal messages that go through the site can and may occasionally be accessed through the database. The system administrators thusly have access to this data and can peruse it at times. The admins do not go through it for kicks, but may just briefly cursory glance at it when doing site maintenance. Messiah does not allow use of PMs for anything but staff to member communications, however.
Users that wish to leave the site may do so, and if they wish for their information to be removed, may save their profile(s) blank. After a certain period of time, accounts will be removed, however, they can be requested to be removed early by the user. For the purpose of story archives, we do not remove posts on Messiah. Even after leaving, all posts and character information remain the intellectual property of the user who wrote it.
Our site will never sell information to someone else, and do not track signals from browsers are adhered to (Messiah uses Google Analytics for insight on traffic sources, and reCaptcha to help fight spam). Similarly, email address input will never lead to receiving emails - in fact, at all. If a user forgets their password, please post in Guest Services to have this retrieved, as the default method of doing so does not work!
One probably wonders why we turned them off; in short, PM functions have proven to be more of a problem than a solution, and we don't feel like they bring anything significant to a forum community's table. So, the staff of Messiah have opted to simply turn them off.
They are still used for disciplinary, and character-related issue, communications with members; no one will be publicly called out for anything, they will be PM'd. If one finds Messages is an option on the navigation bar, a staff member would like to speak to them about something. Beyond that, we ask our players to please use the plotting and discussion boards on the site itself, for bantering plots, getting to know each other, and we also make decent use of the c-box (remember people sleep, so sometimes, yes, it will be quiet).
You can find this agreement http://messiah.wikidot.com/base:rules" class="bbc_link" target="_blank">here after registration.