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Guidelines & Ratings

Please read the Guidelines first before posting your story on the Story Board!

Guidelines for Posting Stories

  1. Pick the most appropriate category for your story and create your topic there, under the proper rating section.
  2. Create ONE topic per story. If more than one topic is created the second one will be deleted; unless it is for outtakes.
  3. In the Title, you must include the name of the story, and whether or not it is completed.  Last update is accepted as well.
    Ex. “Ready and Waiting to Fall, Incomplete – MM/DD/YY”
    “Please read”, “Untitled”, etc. are not acceptable titles or summaries.
  4. In the first post, include summary, rating, number of chapters, and any graphics or character images.
  5. In the second post, put your first chapter.
  6. Create a new post in the topic for each chapter.

 

Readers will be able to post reviews as replies, and authors may respond to those replies.

*Please do not have conversations in the Story Board. That is what the Community Forum is for.*

 

 

Plagiarism (i.e. the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original) will not be tolerated and if there is reason to believe that this has happened there will be a warning to remove the story. If it is not removed within a certain time limit by the author, the board moderators will remove it and the author will be banned from the Storyboard.

 

Story Categories

Please use your best judgment when selecting the category of your story.

  1. Romance/Friendship
  2. Angst/Drama
  3. Adventure/Suspense
  4. Sci-Fi/Supernatural
  5. General/Other/Non-Rob – If non-Rob or does not fit any of the other categories post your story in this one.
  6. “Twilight” – Fan fiction for Stephanie Meyer’s novels. Please use an appropriate disclaimer when posting stories in this category.

 

Ratings

Ratings:
RPF hosts stories with ratings from G to NC-17.  The Admins may change a rating on any story at any time, if deemed necessary and appropriate.

Content Requiring Warnings in the Summary or Author’s notes:
Stories dealing with extreme violence, racism, graphic sexual content and extreme sexual fetishes require a warning in the summary and the author’s notes before the effected chapter.  Fics posted without such warnings may be subject to removal.

“Please read”, “Untitled”, etc. are not acceptable titles or summaries.

Story titles, chapter titles, avatars and summaries must not contain profanity or banners/graphics with any genitalia, bare breasts or bare bums.

G: General audience, appropriate for all ages.

  • Foul language beyond polite conversation is not to be found in this rating.
  • Acts of violence will not be allowed.
  • No nudity or any sensual/sexual activity
  • No Drug and/or alcohol use.

PG: Parental guidance is suggested for readers age 12 and under.

  • Stories may contain very mild language and limited reference to violence.
  • Graphic or excessive bad language is not allowed.
  • Advanced themes of violence are not allowed.
  • Nudity or any sensual/sexual activity will not be permitted.
  • Drug and/or alcohol use should not be found in this forum.

PG-13: Parental guidance is suggested for readers 13 and older.

  • Stories may contain moderate language and themes of violence, sensuality or sexuality.
  • They may contain brief references to nudity of a non-sexual nature.
  • Stories should not contain excessive bad language or any profanity of a sexual nature.
  • No excessive violence.
  • No explicit or implied nudity of a sexual nature should be included in this category.
  • Nothing explicit or strongly implied sexual activity should be found here.

R: Parental warning of adult themes and content.

  • Stories in this category may contain strong language including profanity of a sexual nature.
  • There may be acts of violence separate from a sexual act, implied sexual activity and drug/ alcohol use or abuse by adults.
  • Explicit, graphic nudity of a sexual nature is not to be found in this category nor is the detailed description of genitalia.
  • Explicit, graphic sexual activity or violence is not permitted in this rating. No sexual acts may be described in detail.

NC-17:  Content containing extreme explicit material including but not limited to sex/ violence, drug/alcohol abuse or death.

  • Stories in this category may contain extreme language and forms of extreme graphic violence, racism or sexual fetishes.
  • There may be explicit and graphic sexual activity, and drug and alcohol use of underage characters.
  • Stories involving pedophilia, necrophilia, bestiality or rape as titillation will be removed.
  • Stories involving racial intolerance will not be tolerated.

Further Guidelines
“Please read”, “Untitled”, etc. are not acceptable titles or summaries.

Story titles, chapter titles, avatars and summaries must not contain profanity or banners/graphics with any genitalia, bare breasts or bare bums.

If a rating question arises and these guidelines are unclear with respect to that rating question, please contact a mod or admin for clarification and assistance.

These guidelines are effective April 2, 2011 and can be applied retroactively. The RPF Admins reserves the right to change the guidelines at any time.