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cleverhelp:

REASONS YOUR TUMBLR (and mine) COULD BE TERMINATED; also known as ‘rules we forget we agreed to when we signed up.’ 
Despite the current boom of terminations that seem to be the result of a glitch/misdefined parameter in blog-deleting scripts, I think it’s important to review the rules none of us read when we agreed to the terms of service, because there are still hundreds of terminations NOT caused by service errors every month, based solely on ignorance of the site’s policies.
Most blogs I follow (including my own) are guilty of multiple termination-justifying offenses: The following is a list of content (common in our community) that may get your blog deleted. If your blog IS deleted for any of these reasons, you can appeal to tumblr’s support services, and often can regain your account easily (despite time lost). I highly recommend reading if you post themes on your blog, post NSFW content, or host giveaways and contests. The following content is from the ToS and from the community guidelines, both openly avaiable on the site. Note first tumblr’s legal stance: 

If we conclude you are violating these policies, you may receive a notice via email. If you don’t explain or correct your behavior, your account may be suspended and/or your IP address may be blocked. We do our best to ensure fair outcomes, but in all cases we reserve the right to suspend accounts or remove content, without notice, for any reason, but particularly to protect our services, infrastructure, users, or community. We reserve the right to enforce, or not enforce, these policies in our sole discretion, and these policies don’t create a duty or contractual obligation for us to act in any particular manner.

Specific offenses (and their relevance to our community) are listed below the cut. 
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cleverhelp:

REASONS YOUR TUMBLR (and mine) COULD BE TERMINATED; also known as ‘rules we forget we agreed to when we signed up.’ 

Despite the current boom of terminations that seem to be the result of a glitch/misdefined parameter in blog-deleting scripts, I think it’s important to review the rules none of us read when we agreed to the terms of service, because there are still hundreds of terminations NOT caused by service errors every month, based solely on ignorance of the site’s policies.

Most blogs I follow (including my own) are guilty of multiple termination-justifying offenses: The following is a list of content (common in our community) that may get your blog deleted. If your blog IS deleted for any of these reasons, you can appeal to tumblr’s support services, and often can regain your account easily (despite time lost). I highly recommend reading if you post themes on your blog, post NSFW content, or host giveaways and contests. The following content is from the ToS and from the community guidelines, both openly avaiable on the site. Note first tumblr’s legal stance: 

If we conclude you are violating these policies, you may receive a notice via email. If you don’t explain or correct your behavior, your account may be suspended and/or your IP address may be blocked. We do our best to ensure fair outcomes, but in all cases we reserve the right to suspend accounts or remove content, without notice, for any reason, but particularly to protect our services, infrastructure, users, or community. We reserve the right to enforce, or not enforce, these policies in our sole discretion, and these policies don’t create a duty or contractual obligation for us to act in any particular manner.

Specific offenses (and their relevance to our community) are listed below the cut. 

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I’m not sure if this is exactly the right place for advice, but I’ll give it a shot, though. So there was this ugly incident between my partner and I where he had a little tantrum over me no longer wanting to do this RP we started recently. Afterwards, I had to grin and bear the fact I had to forge on into an idea that I have no interest in anymore. What can I do? Sorta at a dead end here…

  • You do not have to roleplay something that you are not comfortable with, or have no interest in. 
  • You are in no way obligated to continue a thread that you aren’t comfortable with, or even simply have no interest in anymore.
  • Even if your partner(s) throw a tantrum. 
  • Roleplaying is a hobby, not a job. You really aren’t obligated to do anything. 

My advice is; do not continue this thread with your partner. Send them a message explaining that you just aren’t feeling it and that you are going to drop it. You may even apologize. (Though in the end it is your decision and you legitimately have nothing to be sorry for.) If your partner does not understand, throws a tantrum, or tries to guilt you into continuing, I would seriously consider ending your partnership. A controlling and potentially manipulative partner is not a good partner.

hello, when do shout-outs and confessions open?
+ Anonymous

They generally re-open a few hours after I clear the inbox of the last batch of confessions. 

How do you report blogs??
+ Anonymous

Go to Help and type in “report” where it says ‘How can we help?' There will be a link that will allow you to file a report.

Or, you can follow the direct link here.

theroleplayersburnbook has apparently stopped tagging or linking users in their “burns.” So, if your name is being dragged through the mud, you have no way of knowing. 

PSA: Partner Stealing

iamrockandwheat:

iamrockandwheat:

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PARTNER STEALING

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PARTNER STEALING

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PARTNER STEALING

It does not exist. And I am tired of seeing people complain about others trying to steal partners from them or hearing friends accused of this ‘theft’.

How?

How do you steal a partner? Do you cross a great deal of distance, kidnap them and lock them in a basement, feeding them when they reply to your posts? Do you threaten them? Do you bribe them with castles and lavish gifts?

RP is for fun, we do this for fun, not pay. We have no obligations to play or not play with anyone. The same thing we say with replies counts for partners.

The idea of saying Bob stole your partner is as ridiculous as Lucy saying Cassie stole her boyfriend and so she dumps Cassie’s lunch tray all over her new blouse in the cafeteria. Instead of going to her boyfriend to ask if they’re over, if he’s cheating, call him out, she goes after Cassie, treating her boyfriend as some sort of prize to be won.

People are not objects. Your partner is not an object, they are free to play with whomever they wish, they cannot be “stolen”. Maybe they played with multiple of the same muse, maybe they’re drifting to one and it isn’t you. That sucks, maybe they don’t realize it, maybe they have the muse for that one thread they have with that other person. Maybe they are starting to prefer that version of your muse.

Talk to your partner, clear things up, get some answers. BE MATURE AND CIVIL. Don’t trash anyone and accuse them of “stealing” people.

What are we, twelve?

Can we spread this shit like wildfire?

Hey, so my favorite rper recently revealed to me that she's actually lying about her age. She says she's 23, but she's actually 15. She said she hates smut/romance and never writes it with anyone, so is she still doing something wrong? I'm so torn about this because she's so friendly, and such a good writer. Thanks!
+ Anonymous

Generally, lying about your age can be seen as a breech of trust. It is cause for blocking by a lot of users. It is always better to be straightforward with someone so that they can potentially make informed decisions. You don’t have to publicize your exact age, but don’t say that you’re over 18 when you’re not.

Anyone can say that they hate smut and never write it with anyone, but that doesn’t necessarily make it true. (I hate it, yet there are some exceptions in which I will read or write it.)

This isn't a confession, but do you have any advice on how to deal with OC/canon ship hate? One of my OCs is dating a canon character. I had wanted my OC to meet this character but I had no idea how much chemistry they'd have and it's honestly one of my favorite ships to RP. The mun is a sweetheart and really good at her muse and RPing this couple makes us both really happy, but I've been getting so much hate from the community over it just because the ship is OC/canon.
+ Anonymous

There has always been a stigma regarding OC/Canon relationships, and unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon. My advice would be to block the people sending you hateful messages or that are spreading hate throughout the fandom. Turn off your anonymous asks if you find yourself bombarded or overwhelmed. You may also want to install Tumblr Savior so you can blacklist usernames and tags. 

Take a breath. Let  all the hate slide off of you like water off a duck’s back. All that matters is that you and your partner are happy with the ship. 

Even if they're both underage ?
+ Anonymous

Yes.

surroundedbyknives replied to your post “Is it bad if two underage persons roleplay smut together ?”

// smuting is not illegal. possessing child porn is. the police can not arrest you for writing about sex. they can arrest you if you’re under age and have nudes of you or your friend who is also underage. that is child porn.

No. Smutting with a minor is illegal. The Department of Justice says, regarding child pornography, “…any depiction of a minor under 18 years of age engaging in sexually explicit conduct is illegal.” Aside from child pornography, there are many different laws that this could violate, including, but not limited to child molestation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The police can arrest you for writing about sex. Have you ever heard of ‘sexting?’ Sexting can include sexually explicit written words as well as sexually explicit pictures. There are tons of examples out there of people being arrested for sexting with minors, and even minors sexting minors. 

Seriously, if a parent finds out that their child has been ‘smutting,’ they aren’t going to give two shits if you’re pretending to be someone else.