the basics
The same applies here as it does every other community: no blurring ic/ooc, respectful treatment of others is a must, no harassment of any kind (doing so will lead to your immediate removal), and no plagiarism. Everyone's here to have a good time, so while drama in character is expected, that's where we want to keep it.
If you see something, say something. We want to cultivate an environment of excitement and fun, focusing on character development, and that's only possible if we are all in this together.
What sets us apart from other communities? Writing prompts. Each week we have new challenges to encourage you to interact with new people, dig into your character, and share in some brilliant writing and creativity.
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or whatever else to help us make portlander a better place, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

    applying
Because we know it takes some time to get into a character and develop a real personality, we only need your character's full name, birthdate and age, occupation and hometown. Please dropbox a few examples of your writing (ideally at least one narrative/entry and one thread) and request membership, then you'll be good to go! If you have any questions as to whether your examples are substantial enough, we're happy to work with you before adds.

    activity requirements
Activity at portlander is based on three things:
1. An update in your journal once a month, either with 250+ words or significant coding effort (such as a phone/bag entry, especially if there is writing involved as well).

2. One subcomm update each month, OR one post inspired by a prompt assigned to you by another player in the game via a post in unipiper. Basically we want to see you interacting here.

3. An up-to-date friends list at the end of each activity period.
Please dropbox your posts by the end of each cycle for your activity to be counted! Our activity cycle starts on the first of each month; if you were added after the fifteenth of the month, you are grandfathered into the following month's activity cycle.