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Jorick

Our knees do not bend easily.
DONATING MEMBER
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One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Usually aggressive, but can switch to passive if it makes sense for the character/scene.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
Genre You DON'T Like
Horror, western, pure slice of life.
#1
Oh, the joys of major updates.

So, long story short, forums use things called usergroups to manage access to different sections of the forum. They're like invisible markers on your account that say you're allowed to be in that area. The XenForo 2.0 update wiped out the usergroups based on age. Those were the ones we used to make sure only teens got into Bluestar and only adults got into Redstar. Kind of a big problem, right?

Well it gets better/worse. We can't just add those back easily. Changes with the update made it so the previously used methods to give everyone usergroups based on their date of birth just doesn't work, and we can't find an addon that will make it possible. That means we're going to have to do it manually. Or rather, everyone who wants to have access to the proper Star forum will have to send in a form asking for that access, and then we'll go back over the requests and make sure nobody chose the wrong group. Which brings me to the scary part of this announcement:

If you choose the wrong group it will be effectively the same as lying about your age to get access to the wrong age group's smut zone, and we will ban you for it.

So do be careful when clicking the links below. Filling out the form will automatically grant you the usergroup that will allow you to access the appropriate Star area. If you make a mistake, send in a report about it immediately or we will assume you are intentionally breaking the rules. This is a serious matter with grave legal repercussions, so we cannot afford to take violations lightly.

Special note for teen members: this also means that your age usergroup will not be automatically updated when you turn 18. If by then we have not worked out an automatic solution, you'll have to go do the Redstar form to get your usergroup changed.

If you are 18 or older, use this form to get access to Redstar forums.

If you are under 18 years old, use this form to get access to Bluestar forums.
 

Hades

Ruler of Hades
Roleplay Invitations
One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts A Day
My Usual Online Time
8.30 AM - 6 PM
Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Aggressive and Passive, depends on my partner and what the plot needs
Favorite Genres
Romance, Libertine, Modern, Supernatural, Fantasy, Medieval, Sci-Fi, Steampunk
Genre You DON'T Like
Anything without any action
#2
I am old as F so this doesn't really concern me, but what if a person is like 17 and has on going RPs with people who are like 13, 14, 15, 16, (13 is the minimum age here right?), shouldn't there be like a gray star corner for those people to continue their RPs cause sometimes and RP lasts a long while... and the other RP partners will also age into adulthood with time, I know this issue are complicated cause RPs sometimes involve sex and it's not ok for a 13 year old to be talking with a 18 year old in very explicit RPs, but actually the law does give a 4 year difference pardon, so 13+18 is wrong, but 14+18 is acceptable, meaning that 13 and 17 can RP in blue star, but once 17 turns 18 it's just a matter of months before 13 turns 14 and they can "legally" RP again...

I really don't know how this should work - but I thought I should throw the issue here so you guys can figure it old.

It's not really my issue cause I am way older than that, but I was 17 once and I can see this being an annoying issue for some members.
 

mara

the worst
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
17:30 - 22:00 GMT
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
somewhere inbetween, probably
Favorite Genres
slice of life, urban fantasy, cyberpunk, post-apocalyptic
Genre You DON'T Like
romance
#3
what if i wanna hide them both
 

Jorick

Our knees do not bend easily.
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Usually aggressive, but can switch to passive if it makes sense for the character/scene.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
Genre You DON'T Like
Horror, western, pure slice of life.
#4
I am old as F so this doesn't really concern me, but what if a person is like 17 and has on going RPs with people who are like 13, 14, 15, 16, (13 is the minimum age here right?), shouldn't there be like a gray star corner for those people to continue their RPs cause sometimes and RP lasts a long while... and the other RP partners will also age into adulthood with time, I know this issue are complicated cause RPs sometimes involve sex and it's not ok for a 13 year old to be talking with a 18 year old in very explicit RPs, but actually the law does give a 4 year difference pardon, so 13+18 is wrong, but 14+18 is acceptable, meaning that 13 and 17 can RP in blue star, but once 17 turns 18 it's just a matter of months before 13 turns 14 and they can "legally" RP again...

I really don't know how this should work - but I thought I should throw the issue here so you guys can figure it old.

It's not really my issue cause I am way older than that, but I was 17 once and I can see this being an annoying issue for some members.
Our policy on that matter has always been that they cannot continue those roleplays until the younger partner also turns 18. It sucks, but it's a matter of serious legal liability and that is the only way around it.

Legally speaking, those so-called Romeo and Juliet laws for couples who were together when one reached the age of consent/majority are actually not a standard feature of US law. It differs greatly from state to state: some states don't have any at all and the ones that do have differing age gaps they allow. To be on the safe side, we stick to the federal age of consent (18) as a hard wall and give no wiggle room.

what if i wanna hide them both
Click your name in the upper right, go to Preferences, go down to the Zero Star Content listing, click the checkbox that says 'Turn off Star Bedroom Content', and then hit save at the bottom.
 

Astaroth

Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.
ADMINISTRATOR
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
It varies a lot depending on my schedule, unfortunately.
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I play what's needed, but I do like to take the lead. In my one-on-ones, I often like being the "Game Master" in the sense of creating the setting, controlling NPCs, and steering the plot. But I still like input and collaboration from my partners. In group games, I prefer to be the GM or to play a leading or mentor role.
Favorite Genres
I love a little bit of everything. My top choices would be Horror, Modern Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism, Noir, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Historical, Mystery, old-school High Fantasy, and Sci-Fi (especially Spacesagas). I'd love to do some occasional Clockpunk or Weird West or Wuxia or Dieselpunk, too.
Genre You DON'T Like
I guess the only thing I don't particularly care for is high school drama, and even that can be fun with a good hook.
#5
I am old as F so this doesn't really concern me, but what if a person is like 17 and has on going RPs with people who are like 13, 14, 15, 16, (13 is the minimum age here right?), shouldn't there be like a gray star corner for those people to continue their RPs cause sometimes and RP lasts a long while... and the other RP partners will also age into adulthood with time, I know this issue are complicated cause RPs sometimes involve sex and it's not ok for a 13 year old to be talking with a 18 year old in very explicit RPs, but actually the law does give a 4 year difference pardon, so 13+18 is wrong, but 14+18 is acceptable, meaning that 13 and 17 can RP in blue star, but once 17 turns 18 it's just a matter of months before 13 turns 14 and they can "legally" RP again...

I really don't know how this should work - but I thought I should throw the issue here so you guys can figure it old.

It's not really my issue cause I am way older than that, but I was 17 once and I can see this being an annoying issue for some members.
No, we won't be doing that, because for one thing the laws we have to go by are federal US laws. Technically sharing written content is not illegal at all, but for safety reasons and grey-area legalities about what is RP and what is cybering, we have the split at 18. For more details you can read this resource.
 

Indabayou

America's Next Top Cryptid
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
weekdays 11am-midnight, weekends noon-1am EST
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Futanari, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both. Mostly passive in rp styles I'm not familiar with, but I like to contribute ideas and work in plot elements with my partner.
Favorite Genres
modern, scifi, superpower, modern fantasy, slice of life
Genre You DON'T Like
horror, historical, furry
#6
Question - Do people who have re-entered the star access forms get a marker showing they are a redstar/bluestar? Or is that a thing that's still being worked on? Wonderful job on the site btw, it's so sleeeeek <3
 

Jorick

Our knees do not bend easily.
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Usually aggressive, but can switch to passive if it makes sense for the character/scene.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
Genre You DON'T Like
Horror, western, pure slice of life.
#7
Question - Do people who have re-entered the star access forms get a marker showing they are a redstar/bluestar? Or is that a thing that's still being worked on? Wonderful job on the site btw, it's so sleeeeek <3
Still being worked on! It's pretty high on the list of priorities though, so hopefully it'll be done before the end of this week.
 

daemon_reaver

The World Maker
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week
My Usual Online Time
All over the place
Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, No Preferences
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
switch
Favorite Genres
Fantasy,Modern fantasy, Scifi, Romance, most stuff
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi ,Horror, major blood and gore, that sorta stuff
#8
Part of me wants to make a horrid joke, but I also figure it won't go well.
 

Draugvan

Isn't. That. Glitters. All. Gold.
DONATING MEMBER
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
Four hours behind West Coast USA
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Primarily aggressive
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Libertine, Medieval, Science Fiction, Drama, Psychological
Genre You DON'T Like
Romance, Yaoi, YA, Horror
#9
Is it a problem if I don't give enough of a stuff to fill out the form for now? I'm not active in the Star forum, so meh.
 

Astaroth

Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.
ADMINISTRATOR
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
It varies a lot depending on my schedule, unfortunately.
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I play what's needed, but I do like to take the lead. In my one-on-ones, I often like being the "Game Master" in the sense of creating the setting, controlling NPCs, and steering the plot. But I still like input and collaboration from my partners. In group games, I prefer to be the GM or to play a leading or mentor role.
Favorite Genres
I love a little bit of everything. My top choices would be Horror, Modern Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism, Noir, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Historical, Mystery, old-school High Fantasy, and Sci-Fi (especially Spacesagas). I'd love to do some occasional Clockpunk or Weird West or Wuxia or Dieselpunk, too.
Genre You DON'T Like
I guess the only thing I don't particularly care for is high school drama, and even that can be fun with a good hook.
#10
Is it a problem if I don't give enough of a stuff to fill out the form for now? I'm not active in the Star forum, so meh.
No, that's fine. You can choose not to fill out a form at all. The only thing is that this means you will not have an icon indicating your age group.
 
Roleplay Invitations
One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
Usually night time after 1030, 11 at latest
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
both, depending on who with passive
Favorite Genres
magical, fantasy, scifi, romance, drama
Genre You DON'T Like
furry
#11
Hi I am unable to access my rp. Its a red room so I wanted to just confirm i am above 18 years old.
 

Pahndora

A Box of Horrors
ROLEPLAY DEPARTMENT
DONATING MEMBER
Cruel Mistress
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
Anytime, I have no life.
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Transgender, Androgynous
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I'm fine with both, but I have hard time with others using my character(s) without my prior consent. If the other player is unsure, I will have more of an aggressive style.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, romance, slice of life, anti-hero stories, "you're our only hope", fandom non-canons, soft scifi, transhumanism, magical girls, horror, suspense / mystery, monster girls, fractured fairytales
Genre You DON'T Like
Roadtrip style, already-planned-out adventures, rigid GMs.
#12
Hi I am unable to access my rp. Its a red room so I wanted to just confirm i am above 18 years old.
It mentions in the first post of the thread how to get access to the star sections again :]
 

Calum_LunaNatura

Co-Owner of the Tardis
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
Various periods between 4 pm and 11 pm Monday to Friday and Various times between 9 am and 10:30 pm Saturday and Sunday
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I am both passive and agressive. I am not afraid to lead an RP. But at the same time I would hope any partners could do the same.
Favorite Genres
Magical, Medieval Fantasy, Modern Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama,
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi, Furry, not a huge fan but in general I am open to anything new, so I can exercise my creative muscles.
#13
Quick question, would this possible affect requests for thread moderation to move a thread back to the Red Star Bedroom?
 

Pahndora

A Box of Horrors
ROLEPLAY DEPARTMENT
DONATING MEMBER
Cruel Mistress
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
Anytime, I have no life.
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Transgender, Androgynous
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I'm fine with both, but I have hard time with others using my character(s) without my prior consent. If the other player is unsure, I will have more of an aggressive style.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, romance, slice of life, anti-hero stories, "you're our only hope", fandom non-canons, soft scifi, transhumanism, magical girls, horror, suspense / mystery, monster girls, fractured fairytales
Genre You DON'T Like
Roadtrip style, already-planned-out adventures, rigid GMs.
#14
Quick question, would this possible affect requests for thread moderation to move a thread back to the Red Star Bedroom?
Yes! If the member requesting the thread to be moved isn't marked as redstar, we won't be moving it to that section.

EDIT: PLS SEE KITTI'S POST BELOW THANK
 
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Kitti

Empress of Niflheim
ADMINISTRATOR
COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
#15
Quick question, would this possible affect requests for thread moderation to move a thread back to the Red Star Bedroom?
Yes! If the member requesting the thread to be moved isn't marked as redstar, we won't be moving it to that section.
NEW PLAN, not this!
We're going to move it by request and point you in the right direction to get star access back.
 

hyphen-addict

Knight in Shinin' Jeans, get it?
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
[EST] Afternoon - Evening
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Female, Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Primarily passive, but I get anxious if we don't discuss much about the roleplay, specially over time. However, if it's MY story/scene/plot, that's when I can get aggressive with directing action and controlling plot.
Favorite Genres
Modern/Slice-Of-Life, Romance, smidge of Fantasy or Supernatural Elements within the modern world.
Genre You DON'T Like
Sci-Fi (mostly for their complex backstories that I can't keep up with), Furry, WESTERNS 'N' COWBOYS
#16
Upon reading the BlueStar form:

"These sections are for adult members of 18 years or older. But submitting this form, you are promising you are an adult. If you are 18 OR OLDER please use the RED STAR access form!"

And comparing that to the RedStar form:

"These sections are for adult members of 18 years or older. But submitting this form, you are promising you are an adult. If you are UNDER 18 please use the BLUE STAR access form!"

I understand that BlueStar are meant for teens and RedStars are adults, but the wording in the BlueStar form caught me off guard. By saying, "These sections are for adult members of 18 years or older" for both forms seems to indicate that even BlueStars need to be adults?

Did I read this wrong?
 

Kitti

Empress of Niflheim
ADMINISTRATOR
COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
#17
Upon reading the BlueStar form:

"These sections are for adult members of 18 years or older. But submitting this form, you are promising you are an adult. If you are 18 OR OLDER please use the RED STAR access form!"

And comparing that to the RedStar form:

"These sections are for adult members of 18 years or older. But submitting this form, you are promising you are an adult. If you are UNDER 18 please use the BLUE STAR access form!"

I understand that BlueStar are meant for teens and RedStars are adults, but the wording in the BlueStar form caught me off guard. By saying, "These sections are for adult members of 18 years or older" for both forms seems to indicate that even BlueStars need to be adults?

Did I read this wrong?
Haha, it looks like the text was copied from the redstar one and that tweak didn't get made. I changed it now!
Bluestar is for our under 18 members.
 

Kitti

Empress of Niflheim
ADMINISTRATOR
COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
#18
Everyone please be sure to read the forms before filling them out and make sure you're sending the right one! Just a reminder :)
 

Necropolis

Practicing how to be an adult!
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both, unless I have good ideas or I'm the GM.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, magical, action, sci-fi, romance, modern, slice of life.
Genre You DON'T Like
History and the likes.
#19
Psst, hey, are the red and blue star forums fixed yet? Also, I wanted to ask something. I'm only 9 days away from being an adult, so am I still restricted to the blue star for the whole 9 days or could I get into the redstar forums to post a thread?
 

Kitti

Empress of Niflheim
ADMINISTRATOR
COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
#20
Psst, hey, are the red and blue star forums fixed yet? Also, I wanted to ask something. I'm only 9 days away from being an adult, so am I still restricted to the blue star for the whole 9 days or could I get into the redstar forums to post a thread?
They're not fixed, we're still trying to find an addon that could work with the system to deliver what we want and haven't found a reputable one yet. The problem is that the function isn't broken - for whatever dumb reason, Xenforo took the age sorting thing out of the base software, it seems.

As a general rule for these forms: if you submit a form that doesn't match with what your birthday is, you will be banned.

If you want to wait until your birthday to submit the form then, you can. You can subit the bluestar one first if you have urgent rp needs that you can start and wrap up in 9 days as well. I wish we had a better system for handling people that turn 18 while it's like this but the best option right now for those who turn 18 while the system doesn't auto-upgrade is to message one of the admin and we'll get you sorted.