Second Pass Weyr - AU Canon Pern

The Rules

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Second Pass uses SubAccounts to manage each Player's approved characters.
      Player Account
Each member should sign up to the form with their 'Out Of Character' account, with the handle they wish to be known by on the forum.
      Character Accounts
All Character Accounts will be assigned to the Player's OOC Account.
      Further Details
You can read more about our SubAccount feature by going here.


      Face Claims
Advised but not required; Those that choose to use a Face Claim must choose someone that comes from the true celebrity pool, and be famous in their own right; e.g. - the spouse of a celebrity is not applicable, unless they themselves are a celebrity. This particularly applies to children.
Avatars are 150 pixels wide, by 300 pixels tall. Characters must use a Face Claim image of a real person, or one of the default images provided in the selection page. Players may use any image they deem suitable, with respect to general good grace. The Team reserve the right to request the removal of, or actively remove, any avatar deemed unsuitable.
Signatures have two sets of rules; one for Players, and one for Characters.
      Art Work
Second Pass does not particularly endorse the use of artwork, primarily due to the copyright details. Artwork can be accepted if it is uploaded to your private DeviantART. All Avatars must be real people, but artwork can be used in the Profile Spine of the character.
      Dragon Images
Anyone can used approved free dragon templates to colour their dragon image for riders. Second Pass has collected a selection here. Additionally, Second Pass has commissioned some line art specifically for the site, which can be found here. To have a commissioned line coloured, you will need to contact Honey Love


      Word Count
Second Pass does not have a specific word count; despite this, it is important to note that the member base of Second Pass does tend to expect something within the 200-word range and most members seem to post around 500 words on average. Again - there are no requirements but there are expectations.
      Post Style
Second Pass posts are constructed in third person past tense, with sentences creating paragraphs. Control of the written English language is expected, with good grammar and spelling. If English is not your mother tongue, or you have trouble with the language, you are welcome to simply alert a Team Member, or include a note on your Profile.
      Title Suffixes
All threads should have a topic suffix, which will be enclosed in square brackets []. The Suffix can be anything from [Open] to [Private] or a specific character's name, or rank/group - e.g. [Weyrleader's Wing]
      Title Prefix
Any topic that could be considered 'Not Safe For Work' (anything that shouldn't be read at work, or could prove uncomfortable to read in general company) needs to have a prefix as such: [NSFW]
      Thread Dating
All In Character threads should be dated in the appropriate box, as follows: " AL, 12 AM/PM"


Strictly against the rules, Loopholing is when someone claims, 'it wasn't in the rules' or expects leeway because something was not written out in black-and-white terms; the Team reserve the right to implement rules or requirements on a per-person basis as required and when needed.
      God-Modding/Power Playing
Generally interchangeable, these terms refer to the control of another person's character, notably without permission. Should permission be given - either generally or on a per-post basis - the Team have no huge qualms with GM or PP.
Taking Out of Character knowledge, and bring it In Character is very darkly frowned upon and should be strictly avoided at all costs. The Team will step forward if they note the use.
Players are expected to communicate with their RP partners, including what they are and are not comfortable RPing (such as trigger topics, smut, violence and the like). They are also encouraged to speak to the Team Member of their choice about any occurrences of discomfort on the forum.


      Leave of Absence
All Members are asked to post a Leave of Absence at any point in time wherein their activity will be less than it is in general.  For example, if a daily poster is going to be away for 1-2 days, it is polite to post a LOA.
      Missing Persons
Lurker - After six (6) months without a character being applied and approved, and the Member not actively involved in the community, the account is liable to be deleted.
Pending - After three (3) months MIA, or six (6) months without a post despite sporadic appearances, the account is liable to be deleted and accounts archived as per the Inactivity Preferences.
Player - After three (3) months MIA, or six (6) months without a post despite sporadic online appearances, the account is liable to be deleted and accounts archived as per the Inactivity Preferences.
The Second Pass team will make an effort to contact Missing Persons before any account deletions or deactivations. Irregular email announcements are sent out to all members, which will include updates, links and other such details for accessing the site. If members are still MIA after the aforementioned time frames, deactivation and/or account deletion are liable to occur.


      On Site
Basic respect is expected from all persons on the site, from the newest member to the very Founders. All instances of disrespect will be handled privately and on a case-by-case basis. Members are encourage to contact the Team Member of their choice should they have any issues or concerns at any time. Remember - the Team cannot help, if they do not know.
      Off Site
Generally speaking, there is very little that the Team can do for off-site occurring disrespect; however, the Team encourage members to step forward and speak to the Team Member of their choice. If nothing else, knowledge of the event allows the team to take precautions and keep an eye on on-site interactions where required.


      OOC Chat Box 
No Advertising Please do not name or link drop other sites, particularly RPs, in the cbox; if you wish to share links, please take it to PMs or private IMs.
No Spamming The cbox is set to auto-ban spamming, where spamming is posting consecutively in a short amount of time.
Username Registration Please register your chosen username, by clicking the word 'profile' and assigning a password. You can then go here to request a pretty name, after your first character has been approved for RP.
      IC Chat Box
The Character Cbox is a privilege, and not at all a right. It should be chatted in only by characters (Please PM a Team Member if you accidentally use the wrong account). Remember that the IC Cbox is not canon and is not a part of the Second Pass Timeline.
      Tag Alert Box
Characters can post in the Tag Alert Box to inform other Players of when a thread has been replied to. No one is required to use the Tag Box, but it is a good way to throw up a quick communication, particularly on very active days!
Please use the following method when posting in the Tag Alert Box:
FullURL @ Name
The URL will auto-parse, and turn into the word [link] by itself.
      Boredom, Whining and Excuses
Please view this page for boredom busters, and remember that any and all postings about being bored, whining or excessive excuses in the cbox are liable to be deleted by the Team without notice, and without apology. The cbox is publically available, and bitching in it about being bored, or excuses for not posting are inappropriate and do not look good. Please use the appropriate forums (Rants & Raves, Leave of Absence, etc.) for such things.


This website contains mature themes, coarse language, strong violence, nudity, drug usage, sex, and other material that may be offensive to selected individuals.
Site viewing and joining is undergone at one's own risk, and Second Pass takes no responsibility for any personal offence taken from subject matter within the site's boards.
      RPG Rating: l3,s3,v3
      Traditional Rating: MA 18+
      Age Requirements: 18+
      Under Age: It is strictly against the rules for anyone under the age of 18 to join Second Pass. While the team cannot actively prevent individuals from lying, they can and will place a life-long ban on anyone discovered to be under 18 years of age, regardless of how well integrated into the site they are, or their current age, at the time of discovery.

All references to worlds and characters created by Anne McCaffrey are copyright © Anne McCaffrey 1967, 2000, all rights reserved, and used by permission of the author. The Dragonriders of Pern(r) is registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, by Anne McCaffrey, used here with permission. Use or reproduction without a license is strictly prohibited. For more information, visit the Pern Home website.

      Site Content
All characters, and their posts, are the intellectual property of their creator. Information posted on Second Pass is the intellectual property of the writer and may not be used off site or elsewhere without written permission of the author.

      Site Coding
All coding on Second Pass was done by Honey Love with no short amount of help from community websites such as Simple Machines, Simple Portal, RPG-Directory and Seiryuu. Google has, of course, also been a massive assistant.

      Cal @ Seiryuu
Omg. There are not enough words to thank Cal for all the help that has been given, all the questions answered, and all the insanity put up with from Honey Love. Seriously. <3


The Team reserve the right to update and/or edit the rules as needed, when needed. All Members will be alerted to any and all such edits.

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M18+ Warning

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Second Pass is rated M18+


Before exploring our forums, we would like to take a moment to warn you that while most of our RP is PG rated, we do allow for heavy subject matter to be posted, and not all of it will come with a warning in the header. Please take care when browsing our threads, and be sure to look after yourseylf. If anything in a thread makes you uncomfortable, please leave it.


Please note that all our Players communicate between themselves, and all threads are done between concenting adults. Second Pass takes no responsibility for any personal offence taken from subject matter within the site's boards, and if there are any issues between Players the Team should be notified immediately and privately.


To recap, this website may contain mature themes, course language, strong violence, nudity, drug usage, and other material that may be offensive to selected individuals.


Regards, SP Team

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