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Offline BlytheTopic starter

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Post 1.A Light Introduction & Approval Process Summary
Not sure how to become approved? Confused about the introduction process? Find your answers here!

Post 2.Preview of Elliquiy: What's E Got to Offer?
A sneak peek at what the site looks like after approval!

Post 3.What Needs To Happen For Approval
If you're still confused and have questions about how to become an approved member of Elliquiy, read this!

Post 4.How Will I Know If I've Been Approved or Not?
This post details potential application decisions and changes that will occur when it happens.

Post 5.For New Members: Some Introductions Forum Policies
What to expect, and some things we'd like you to remember, during the approval process.

Post 6.For Approved Members: Some Introductions Forum Policies
For those who wish to welcome Elliquiy's newest members, please read these rules first!

Post 7.Fun Things To Do While Waiting on Approval
While not required reading, if you are looking for something to do while waiting on approval, here is a small list of things you might enjoy!

« Last Edit: April 10, 2017, 09:02:25 pm by Blythe »

Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: Preview of Elliquiy
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 02:34:42 am »
A Light Introduction & Approval Summary

Hello! Welcome to the Introductions Forum. This is a very useful thread to read for anyone who is seeking to become an approved member of Elliquiy.

Unlike a lot of other online communities, simply registering on Elliquiy doesn't give you full access to our forums. Members who would like the ability to edit and delete posts, look at member profiles, and read and write roleplays that contain adult themes are required to go through an approval process.

The approval process, described in the next post, consists of answering questions from our questionnaire, and interacting with other members of the community. Based on your activity and interaction, the approval team will likely make a decision within one or two weeks. This decision will be posted in your introduction thread by a staff member.

Applications usually take a few days to process, but it can take longer depending on staff availability, the time of year, and holidays. 

We know that the approval process might be confusing, so please feel free to ask questions. You can ask them in your introduction thread, or in the Help! forum. If you have queries about things like what the colored badges and titles mean, and find yourself at loose ends after you have completed your questionnaire, consider glancing through relevant sections in the Guide to Elliquiy. ;)

On a final note, please be sure to familiarize yourself with Elliquiy's RULES before continuing. I know it may seem like a formality, but what rules we do have, are there for the safety of our members and are not there 'just because.' Rule #O7 is particularly relevant to all public sections of Elliquiy--we do not permit any outside contact information, which includes IM or offsite user handles, even your own, without Staff permission.

Good luck, and I hope you enjoy the approval process!
« Last Edit: March 24, 2017, 01:37:05 pm by Blythe »

Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: Introduction & Approval Walkthrough
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 02:36:45 am »
Preview of Elliquiy

This is what Elliquiy REALLY looks like for approved members.
It's not as empty as you thought at first, now is it? ;D

~ Click the image to enlarge it or if you prefer, try this linked image instead ~

A lot of applicants have asked why Elliquiy doesn't seem like much, or why Elliquiy doesn't have a lot of roleplays on the site. You might be thinking, "Where are the other four million posts?" or "Where are all the roleplays?"

Truth of the matter: Unapproved members see less than one-third of what Elliquiy really has to offer.

Below the spoiler is a screenshot of Elliquiy largely as approved members see it (click to see the image). Should you become an approved member, you will gain access to Elliquiy's community boards (the middle column) and Elliquiy's adult roleplaying boards (right column) in addition to the public boards (left column) that you already have access to.

Blurbs about each of the forums can be found in the Board Descriptions.

Any questions that you might have about the site can be asked in your introduction thread. :)
« Last Edit: April 11, 2017, 02:28:23 am by Blythe »

Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: What Needs to Happen For Approval
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 02:37:37 am »
What Needs to Happen for Approval

As some have been confused about our approval policy, here is everything spelled out more clearly:

  • After you post your introduction, and have answered all of the questions in the questionnaire, the 'timer' starts.
  • People will say hello, and if you ask for them, give you questions and/or writing prompts. You do not need to answer everyone to get approved, though being interactive during the process helps. Even if you don't want silly questions or writing prompts, you'll still need to answer questions from our staff.
  • You will not be approved until you at least say hello back to someone. This process is an interactive process.
  • The approvals team consists of our Oracles (moderators) overseen by our Gods/Guardians/Goddesses/Genies (our site admins).  We judge friendliness, maturity, and etiquette, in roughly that order.
  • If you are active, then you may be approved after a few days have elapsed from your first post. It can take longer depending on other factors, but active participation from you will help immensely.  If you were inactive or were previously ruled underaged but are not any longer, you should find your old introduction in the held archives.

The process is fairly fluid. If someone who joined after you gets approved before you do, it could mean any number of things:

  • You have been logging on from the same location as another member. Our policy is one account per person, one person per account. If you have had an account here before but need help returning to it, you can e-mail a member of Staff to get that resolved. If you wish to simply change your display name, this can be changed by contacting a moderator; you do not need a new account to have a new username.
  • They may have posted more, or posted more thoroughly, or you may have forgotten to answer some of our Required questions from the questionnaire.
  • Sometimes a thread gets missed before it gets picked up by the approval staff. This is not much of a problem anymore, but it can happen.
  • And, finally, there may be issues with you, yourself. The approval process is meant to ensure that you interact with and are noticed by our members. We want friendly, mature writers, here. : )
« Last Edit: January 09, 2019, 03:48:15 pm by Blythe »

Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: How Will I Know If I've Been Approved Or Not?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 02:38:34 am »
How Will I Know If I Have Been Approved Or Not?

Since this is a question that a lot of applicants ask, here is a run-down of how you'll know if a decision was made on your application and a list of the possible outcomes of the approval process. I hope this explanation clarifies any questions. :-)

There are several outcomes of applying to Elliquiy:

  • Approved: A member will enter as a Lord, Lady, Liege, or Legate depending on the gender that was specified in the introduction. Full approval entails all basic access to Elliquiy's private forums and features.
  • On Hold: An applicant who is placed on hold can reapply after a specified period of time. This is usually due to a concern (or multiple concerns) that the approval team has regarding the application.
  • Denied: An applicant who is denied is not eligible for re-application to Elliquiy.
  • Inactive: An application that has not been posted in for a period of seven days will be tagged as inactive. An inactive application can be resumed by posting in it.

Once an approval decision is made, several things will happen:

  • Regardless of the decision, a staff member will post in your introduction thread to notify you, and the thread will be moved to Introduction Archives (approved/denied) or Held Introductions (on hold/inactive).
  • If you are placed On Hold or tagged as Inactive, your gray Unapproved badge will not change. Denied applicants will have a black badge that reads Denied. If you are placed On Hold or Denied, you will have access to a new forum where you can ask Elliquiy staff about the decision.
  • If you are approved, your membergroup tag (explained here) will change to reflect your new membergroup as a Lord, Lady, Liege, or Legate.
  • If you are approved, you will receive a private message (PM) from our staff in your PM inbox. Depending on your notification settings, you may also receive an e-mail!
« Last Edit: January 09, 2019, 03:49:12 pm by Blythe »

Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: For New Applicants
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 02:41:14 am »
For New Applicants

New applicants do not have access to Elliquiy's private boards, PMs, and profiles, and cannot participate in adult roleplays. In order to gain full access you will need to at least introduce yourself and converse a bit; part of this process requires that you create a new topic in this forum and answer the questionnaire. Keep in mind that you will not be able to edit your posts while you are an unapproved member.

The questionnaire asks you to verify that you have read Elliquiy's site rules. Please do so before you begin:

If you cannot find your introduction thread, click here to show new replies to your posts.

  • When you are applying, please remember that you are applying as yourself, not as your favorite character. To start an application, you post one, single introduction thread answering the questionnaire.
  • You will not be approved before replying to at least one person. We do look for a certain level of activity from you so we can get to know you!
  • Let us know if you would like just silly questions, just writing prompts, both of those things, or neither of those things! If you do not want crazy / silly questions, we will respect this. However, you must still answer any questions concerning your application to Elliquiy when asked by a God/Guardian/Goddess/Genie (administrators) or an Oracle (moderators).
  • Idle chatting and light conversation should be done in the Doormat, not in an introduction thread.
  • Unapproved members are allowed to roleplay, as long as the RP remains within the PG-13 rating limit of the public boards. Any such roleplays can be made in the Non-Adult Roleplays board. If you are not approved and wish to coordinate a game, you can do so in the Non-Adult Roleplay Requests forum.
  • If you have not posted within a week and have not been accepted, your thread has been tagged as inactive and can be found in Held Introductions. You may resume your application by posting in your introduction thread.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2020, 01:32:22 pm by Wandering Mind »

Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: For Members of Elliquiy
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 02:41:55 am »
For Members of Elliquiy

The staff encourages Elliquiy's members to contribute to the introduction threads of new applicants to Elliquiy. Every member's input and interaction on the intro threads is valuable to evaluating them and what kind of contribution they will make toward our community. However, keep in mind our guidelines for doing so:

  • Do not PM unapproved members. They can neither read nor reply to any PMs. We frown on attempts to circumvent this.
  • Don't promise new applicants approval. This is because approval is not guaranteed, no matter how awesome an applicant might seem.
  • Non-staff members are not to ask crazy questions or give writing prompts unless the new member specifically asks for them. A simple 'Welcome to Elliquiy' post with answers to their questions is fine, but unless the applicant wishes for more, please refrain from asking.
  • Please do not ask more than one question/prompt at a time. Avoid using copy-paste question lists. It is fine to wish them good luck and welcome them to Elliquiy without asking a question. Try not to overwhelm applicants with too many questions--if someone has accumulated around three to five unanswered already, they probably have a lot of friendly faces to say howdy to and to catch up with!
  • Please don't 'claim' newbies. We don't want people to feel uncomfortable or obligated to play with someone.
  • While it's fine to greet, flirt, or be silly with an applicant, please do not ask them sexually-oriented questions. Please avoid focusing your greetings, flirtations, or silliness on other approved members in the Introductions. There are other places where you can interact that way with already-approved members.
  • We prefer that idle chatting take place in the Doormat and not in an introduction thread. The approval team uses introduction threads for approval purposes.

Thanks in advance for the help - we do appreciate the members that are involved with welcoming and helping to get to know the new people!
« Last Edit: January 07, 2019, 04:17:16 pm by Blythe »

Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: Fun Things You Can Do While Waiting For Approval
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 08:26:45 pm »
Fun Things You Can Do While Waiting For Approval

Itching for something to do? While you wait, there are a lot of things you can do to pass the time:

  • You can socialize in the Doormat (the socializing hub of the introductions forum).
  • You can live chat in the ShoutBox, though please read the Rules for it.
  • You can chat or post in any of the various forums in the General Chat section.
  • You can participate in a Non-Adult Roleplay.
  • You can read the blog entries written by some of our members.
  • You can try out our Word of the Day challenge! You can ask questions or comment on that here.
  • You can browse our roleplay request section to get an idea of potential offerings on Elliquiy, though note that you will not be able to post in any of the request sections (except the Non-Adult one) unless you are approved.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2019, 03:50:36 pm by Blythe »

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Re: Preview of Elliquiy & Introduction Thread and Approval Policy
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