[attr="class","ayabs-tagged"]-- from the administration team
[attr="class","ayabs-text"] Welcome to Arkadia![break][break][break]
Whether you arrived here through an invite from another Arkadian, divine intervention, or the sheer whim and the powers that be of Stumbleupon, we are thrilled to have you here![break][break]
If you're looking to collaborate with other writers, working to shake off the dust on an old literary project, or just on the hunt for a new community of likeminded individuals, then you’ve come to the right place![break][break]
Arkadia is a roleplay community committed to providing a fun, collaborative workspace for writers looking to meet new people, share ideas, and nerd out so-to-speak for those closet nerds out there -- you know who you are.[break][break][break]
So where do you start?[break][break][break]
First, and foremost, please be sure to review our rules.[break][break]
It's a ritualistic bloodpact that might enslave your family for future generations but we assure you it is for your own good.[break][break]
If you have any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to message a Staff Member by typing "Staff" in the "recipient" field of your PM.[break][break][break]
Complete your profile by adding a spiffy avatar and cover photo. [break][break]
A helpful how-to-guide can be found here:[break][break]
> Genre-Specific In-Character Roleplay Boards: Including Freestyle, Fanbased, Fantasy, Mature*, Realistic & Historical, and Science Fiction.[break][break] *Mature board is 18+ only. To obtain access to the mature, you must complete steps 1-3 listed under "How to Get Started" and PM Staff attesting to being over the age of 18.
Arkadia Factions[break][break] A site-sponsored post-apocalyptic, urban fantasy open-world roleplay that you, the members of ARKADIA, will shape and explore. More information here.
User-Created Roleplays[break][break] Member-created open-world or large-scale roleplays. More information here.
Writer's Corner[break][break] > Arkadia University: Writing Tips and How-to Roleplay Guides submitted by both Staff and Site Members.[break][break]
> Solo Works: Location for all non-collaborative solo works. Includes both our Prompt Section to help beat writer's block or for members looking for inspiration and our Feedback Cafe to request constructive feedback from our community.[break][break]
> The Workshop: A place to test out your BBCode or work on posts in secret. More information here.
For Community Contests & Events, and chatter outside of roleplaying or writing and discussion surrounding film and tv, art, literature, music, and video games!
Other Helpful Links[break][break][break]
Still have questions? Please find below links to other optional readings to help you get acquainted with our site:[break][break]
What [the heck] is Forum-based Roleplay?: A quick and easy-to-read info-guide on Forum-based Roleplay to get you acquainted with the moderately insane but fascinating pastime that's all the internet rage these days.
Complete your profile by adding a spiffy avatar and cover photo.
A helpful how-to-guide can be found here:
So you're having a little trouble trying to navigate the back office of your profile? Look no further! With the help of our site Designer Suki, we've put together this quick guide to help you guys streamline the process so you can get back to what's really important: Writing with the Community~
► Top Navigation ► will send you to your Profile
►►► "Use only the Uploaded/Linked" ►►►► "Upload or Link your own avatar image"
To Edit any of the following: MOST RECENT STATUS + SIGNATURE + COVER IMAGE + BIOGRAPHY + PROFILE IMAGE
► Top Navigation
►► will send you to your Profile ►►► Edit
► ►►►Should bring you to this page. From there, scroll down a bit. You can add as much or as little detail as you want to your profile.
► ►►►The only field required is that of the Cover Image. The image MUST be cropped/resized to 220x350px and uploaded to an image hosting site. You will need an image URL to place in this field. All of these requirements must be met or they will not show up properly on your profile or in your posts.
You can use any image hosting site you wish like such as IMGbb. Just make sure you're image is the proper size and placed in the COVER IMAGE field on your profile.
Note: Both Cover Image & Profile Image must be 220x350px max. Signatures appear below posts in threads. Profile Images have currently been disabled to allow greater compatibility with mobile browsers. Use instead the COVER IMAGE field when setting up your profile.
To quickly crop images on browser, Photoresizer is a great site. Simply upload your image through File, select Crop by Aspect Ratio and enter 220w x 350h then Resize to 220w x 350h!