-If you're in this RP, please use a script format to RP. It gets very confusing when everyone makes posts in a different way. Example:
Bobby: Hello, it's nice to meet you *reaches to shake Rick's hand*
Rick: It's nice to meet you as well Bobby *shakes his hand*
-You may not be related to canon characters. No one is Harry's long lost twin or Hermione's distant cousin. It's ridiculous and honestly, kind of stupid.
-This roleplay takes place in the present day. This means that Voldemort is dead, and Harry hasn't been a student at Hogwarts for the past fifteen years. That goes for all the people Harry went to school with. This also means that professors like Snape, and Dumbledore are both dead. It's canon however, for Professor mcgonagall to be head mistress, and Neville Longbottom to have became the Herbology professor.
-Please watch your grammar. Type in complete sentences with capitalization and punctuation. Refrain from using text speak such as '4' instead of 'for' and 'u' instead of you.
-Absolutely no godmodding. This means you may not injure, control, or kill anyone else's character without their express permission. There seems to be some confusion with what godmodding actually is. Many people do it when they're not aware they are. For example, let's say someone's character (we'll call this character, person A) was sitting in the great hall. Another person (this one will be person B)could walk up and suddenly decide it would be a good idea to head to the quidditch pitch. Instead of asking person A to go, they'll just drag them there without waiting for a response.
-No teleporting. It's annoying, and plus there is no appearation in Hogwarts, unless you're studying it in your sixth year. What I mean by teleportion is, let's say your character is by the lake and then you read some exciting posts happening else where in the castle. You can't just make your character appear in the middle of all the excitement. It adds a lot of confusion to the RP and frankly, it's annoying.
-You're allowed to RP as canon characters, but they have to be members of the present day staff. Most of the children mentioned in the Deathly Hallows epilogue aren't old enough to attend Hogwarts at this point in time, but feel free to bring in any of the Professors, house ghosts, or even Peeves if you'd like. However, if someone has already claimed the character, please do not start using them as well. Also, please consider what you're making these characters do and whether or not it would make sense for them to actually do this. For example, Peeves probably wouldn't go around polishing the suits of armor whilst complimenting all the students on their fine wit and fashion sense.
That's basically it Have fun!
*list of claimed canons*