ADDITION TO THE HIATUS RULE:
When taking a hiatus, ALL of your characters must be on hiatus. If you are having a problem where you will be mobile for a period of time, you may not ask to put one character on hiatus and one not on hiatus. You have 3 choices that you may do if this is the situation 1. Switch between your characters on mobile, 2. Put all your characters on hiatus, or 3. Drop someone.
Shosh and I decided to make this rule because we don’t find it fair that someone is active on one character and not another. It feels like role hogging to us and we are trying to cut back on that. I understand switching on mobile is a pain, but I do it at work all the time from the mod blog to gossip to my characters. If you want multiple accounts, you need to be able to handle them all and keep them active. If you can’t, then you need to consider if you really can handle multiple characters.
All hiatuses that were granted for a hiatus on one character and not another prior to this update will still count and be valid through the end of your hiatus.
ROLE HOGGING RULE:
Role Hogging will be determined in a few different ways, but mainly it will be up to a current or potential member to alert us if they suspect that it is going on since its a huge site to check everyone regularly. We will check monthly on those we think may be role hogging and post a warning. However, if you notice role hogging before our month check up, you can ask us to look into a character. If we agree, the person will get a warning.
Getting a warning will be exclusively measured by dash activity per character. You can be active on one character and another could still receive a warning for role hogging.
Here are the ways you may receive one.
- No original content. If you have only reblogged gifs, pictures, quotes, etc for the past week with limited or no interaction with anyone. Selfies and texts posts, even if there’s no comments, will count as original content.
- Posting only a few times every 4 days. Basically if it looks like you are posting only to not go inactive every 4 days, we will count this.
- If you can go back a month of time within 2-3 pages of your tumblr. For endless scrolling, this means 20-30 posts back should not be from a month ago.
If we determine you have been role hogging, you will lose your role after two warnings. You will have a month after your warning to become more active before you can receive the second one.
If you have anything to add or would like us to consider about changing the rule, please come to us on aim. We took awhile to try to figure out fair ways to judge role hogging. You, of course, can always tell us if you are going to be busy for a few weeks or certain month and we will not give you a role hogging warning. We do know that sometimes real life makes you inactive and while you may not need a hiatus, you might not to be as active as you once were.
We will ALWAYS modify rules and make compromises on activity IF you tell us about your activity BEFORE it happens. We do not like being told you’re busy after the unfollow or warning has been issued. If we are told before, we will accommodate to your situation.