You'll noticed that the roleplay sections of our forum are divided into four subforums.
The Casual, Intermediate, and Advanced subforums each have four sections:
You put a basic advertisement of your roleplay in the Requests section to gather interest. You'll usually put a character sheet outline in this section too, so people that bite have a reference to fill out.
Once you accept a character sheet, you can put it in a thread in the CSes section. Making this thread is optional, but it can help you easily read the accepted sheets without having to sift through other posts.
Accepted members can talk about the roleplay in a thread in the OOC section. Again, making this is optional, but it can be courteous to other members on the site, so you aren't constantly bumping your request thread with chatter.
Finally, the actual roleplaying goes in the RP section!
The Casual subforum has a special section in it called Open Range. You don't need character sheets or to be accepted to roleplay here; just jump right in whenever you want.
There are also two special subforums at the bottom called Azuria and Superhero Sandbox. These are large scale roleplays, and have forums and rules of their own.
Uh... okay then. Good question!
Here on RPF, we use a variety of tags to try and keep things organized. They aren't required, but they're definitely recommended. Basically, all they are is little keywords between brackets or parentheses that tell users information about your roleplay. Here's a list of the most common:
[REQ] - Group roleplay request thread.
[ONE] - One x One request thread (roleplay between only two people).
[CS] - Character sheet thread.
[OOC] - Out of character chat thread.
[OPEN] - Put on a request thread; means the roleplay still needs more people.
[OPEN, NEEDS 3] - Put on a request thread; means the roleplay needs 3 more people to start.
[CLOSED] - Put on a request thread; means the roleplay is full.
[RESERVED] - Put on a request thread; means the roleplay is for a specific group of people, and is closed to new joiners.
Message me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I should be able to fix the problem for you, whether it be a problem activating the account through email or just forgetting your password.
If you're accessing our site via Tapatalk or the old RP Forums app, some of our newer BBCode (like the spoiler, marquee, and align tags) won't be supported. This isn't an issue we'll really be able to resolve anytime soon. In the meantime, if you'd like to use the newer BBCode, I suggest you either go to the website at https://www.rp-forums.net/, or download the RP Forums Legacy app here.
The fastest and easiest way to upload images is to use a third-party site, like Imgur or TinyPic, then directly linking the image between [img] tags. Make sure you get the direct link - the one ending in .jpg, .gif, .bmp, or a similar extension - if the link doesn't end like that, it probably won't work! There's also an option on Legacy and the official website to upload through attachments, found at the bottom of the post editor. Just click "Attachments" then "Add files," and you're good to go! Just make sure you link them in-line, or else people on Tapatalk or the old RP Forums app won't be able to see them.
It can be distressing when a roleplay you put a lot of thought into doesn't get any replies. There are a few things you can do to try and fix this.
First, you're allowed two bumps per day. To do this, post "bump" (or anything else) in your request thread, and it should bring it to the top of the subforum.
Second, you can PM me the name and location of the roleplay, and I'll add it to the RPF Spotlight in User Promotions. It's proven successful in getting overlooked threads attention.
Third, you're allowed to find people you think would be great for your roleplay, and PM them a request to join. Just keep in mind: If they say no and you keep asking, you could get in trouble for harassment.
To get new post notifications, you need to manually subscribe to the thread. There should be a little wrench button right below the title. If you click it, it'll give you a drop-down menu, with "Subscribe Topic" as one of the options. Hit that button and you're good to go!