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> 4 - The Absence Thread, ~ and for when you need to be gone
*Supreme Mugwump
post Sep 29 2008, 02:46 PM
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Everyone needs to be gone at one time or another. In order to let your role-playing partners know when you will need to be gone, you can post in this thread with information about your absence. Absences can be described as Short-term or Long-term.

Short-term Absence

What is it?
A short-term absence is any absence that is longer than 3 days, or shorter than 2 months. You do NOT need to post an absence if you are only going to be gone for under 3 days. Generally people will be patient for a few days at a time.

Posting in this Absence Thread will NOT save your account if you do not log into your accounts longer than 2 months. This thread is only intended as a way to tell anyone you are RPing with that you need to be gone for a time.

How does it work?
You should make a post below, using the following form:
Character Name(s):
Date you will leave:
Date you will return:

Do not post here if you are just going into a period of "slow posting". This is intended for true absences. If you find you need to cut back on posting or cannot finish a thread, you should do the polite thing and PM the person you are RPing with. If you find you are in a "slow posting" phase, you can put a message saying this in your signature.

What if I have more than one character?
If you have more than one character and need for all of them to be absent, you can either put all of their names in one form, or make a separate post with each character (this is helpful if you want to keep your alters a secret).

You need NOT put all of your accounts on Absence if you 'need a break' from one account.

How will being absent affect my post requirements?
Students who do not make minimum post count for promotion to the next year will not be excused due to an absence, and will therefore fail to advance to the next year. Adults who may have work post requirements MUST make arrangements with their work area staff member to be excused from work threads due to an extended absence. This can be arranged through a PM.

Be aware, however, that no account will be excused from making required posts counts due to absence if it is discovered the handler is continuing to post with their alter accounts. We DO allow excused absences from work -- but only if it's a genuine absence from the board entirely, and not a "trade-off" of posting from one account to the other.

What if I'm gone longer than 2 months?
BE AWARE!! Posting in this thread will NOT save your account from deletion if you do not log into your account for over 2 months. If you feel you may be gone for longer than 2 months, you need to arrange for your account to be placed on Inactive status (see instructions below).

If you do not log into your account for over 2 months, it will be deleted without notice.

What should I do when I return?
Please post in the "I've Returned" thread (with the account you posted here with) when you return, and your post in this topic will be deleted.

Long-term Absence (aka "Inactive" status)

What is it?
A long-term absence is any time you will need to be gone from the board for over 2 months. As stated in our ToS, any account not logged into for 2 months will be deleted without notice. However, we do allow members to be gone for up to 6 months from this board IF they place their accounts on Inactive.

"Inactive" status means your user group will be changed to "Inactive", and you will be unable to make any posts, nor read any posts on this board. You WILL be able to use the PM system. Your account will be saved even if you do not log on for up to 6 months.

How does it work?
If you need to put your characters on Inactive, you will need to PM a Governor directly. The Governors you should contact are:
Governor Belina
Governor Eye
Governor Oz

There is no form to use, but you should try to give some explanation of why you will be gone, and some idea of when you will be back (although it is fine to say "I'm not sure when I will be back"). Please tell the staffer in that PM the names of all of your accounts.

BE AWARE! You cannot put one character on Inactive status and keep your alter accounts "active". When you choose to go Inactive, ALL of your accounts will be put Inactive. Inactive status should never be used to "juggle" different accounts around. If you cannot find the time to play all of your accounts, you probably have too many accounts and should delete some of them.

How do I get off Inactive status?
To return to active status, you will need to PM one of the staff members above again, tell them you wish to return to Active status.

Once your account returns to Active status after being on Inactive, you will not be allowed to return to Inactive status again for 3 months.

What will happen with my character's job when I am on Inactive?
Unfortunately, it's just not fair to other characters to have your character hold a job position for up to 6 months. Your character will lose their job if they are on Inactive for over 3 months.

What will happen if I'm gone for longer than 6 months?
Once your account has been on Inactive status for 6 months, you will be sent an "email" (not a PM) to the email address on your account, warning you that your account has reached its 6-month limit. If you do not contact the staff within 48 hours of that message being sent, your account will be deleted.

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post Aug 12 2014, 11:30 AM
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Character Name(s): Galena Helmshore
Date you will leave: absent since approx Aug 1
Date you will return: 19/08/14

glorified chimney sweep

[Gang-Green Thumb] [Semi-Pure] [Set thanks to Barbara Tilson]
[Little Semi-Sister] [Birdy] [Pixie-Oaf] ['Banshee' ~ Fomer Slytherin Seeker]
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post Aug 16 2014, 06:33 AM
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Posting for a friend!

Character Name(s): Keelin Cypher
Date you will leave: August 15th
Date you will return: August 22nd

Thoughts are like burning stars, and ideas, they flood, they stretch the universe --
c. jami • lincoln's girlfriend • oswin's elisa's mama • animal collector • quibblet • 5'7" • 24 • a. fairchild
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post Aug 23 2014, 09:14 PM
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Character Name(s): Ambrosine Renwick
Date you will leave: 23/08/14
Date you will return: ???

in a cold night there will be no fair fight
there will be no good night to turn and walk away
Graham Lester
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post Sep 1 2014, 07:33 PM
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Character Name(s): Darcy Nichols
Date you will leave: 1 September
Date you will return: 21 September

Traveling and moving ^_^

Elinore, Heath and Gideon's Mother||Formerly Parker||Amelia's Godmother||Blonde
Don't pay no mind to the demons, they fill you with fear.

S i s t e r ||Metamorphmagus||Daughter||6'0"|| B r e n d a n ' s

Harry Winthrop||Phillip Phillips
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post Oct 8 2014, 02:18 AM
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Character Name: Evette Fallick
Date you will leave: October 7
Date you will return: unknown

Cautionary absence -- I'll still be around, I just might be posting slower due to school things, etcetera.

you're not to be so blind with hate that you can't face reality
« sister • exception • baker • arsonist » chameleon « alternate • mentor • confidant • aunt »
wrong is wrong, no matter who says or does it
5'3" » barbara tilson « observant » heart surgeon « 27
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post Oct 10 2014, 11:42 PM
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Character Name(s): Jean-Luc Fisher and Jax Fisher
Date you will leave: Today, October 10, 2014
Date you will return: Not sure. Maybe Monday or Tuesday

Far more broken i n s i d e; I cannot even H I D E
[ * Twenty-One * Lizzie’s Lips * Lover * Flirtatious * Potions Provider * ]

[ * Anonymously * Lyra Sixsmith-Wyden * Written *]
A feeling of E M P T I N E S S that will likely never s u b s i d e

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post Oct 12 2014, 07:34 AM
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Putting this up in advance, else I will forget.

Character Names: Calliope Amberghast and Dominic Holloway
Date Leaving: Friday, 17th of October
Date Returning: Sunday 17 of November

Goooooin' to Europe, baby! :D

~ she shines like winter under sun ~

Toby S || Greg Laswell
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post Oct 16 2014, 12:23 PM
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Charrie Name: Dominic Holloway
Date leaving: Tomorrow
Date returning 19th Nov or thereabouts depending on work, jetlag etc


☓ I never claimed to be magick, only your tormentor ☓

She met me in Wonderland, and Billie Carson was entranced,
she made me dance for her, while I painted those roses red.

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Character Name(s): Barnaby Tilson and Lyra Sixsmith-Wyden
Date you will leave: Today
Date you will return: 20/10/14

Posting on behalf of another handler.

-----Viv's Overgrown Child 🌔 Koala's Husband 🌔 Savannah's Father 🌔 Mason's Godfather-----

-------- 25 🌔 Ani 🌔 Werewolf 🌔 serein@TDA 🌔 Healer 🌔 Giant 🌔 6'8" --------
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Character Name(s): Theodore Walker
Date you will leave: Today
Date you will return: Unknown

Posting on behalf of a friend.

This is the eve, of I don't believe
TravelerBurned ➙ Teddy's Fake Dad ➙ Canine Enthusiast ➙ milominderbinder@tda
Charlotte's Husband ➙'Byte' Cousin/Uncle ➙ Jasper ➙ Dove, Maia and Mica's Father ➙ 3oh!3
That's all we've got in common, the sky above is falling.
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post Oct 18 2014, 04:10 PM
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Character Name(s): Charlie Marlowe
Date you will leave: A while ago, honestly.
Date you will return: Hopefully soon!

- Mainly mandatory stuff, sorry guys!

People c h a n g e when you're not l o o k i n g

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Character Name(s): June Elderberry and Declan Quinn-Nichols
Date you will leave: a while ago, to be honest
Date you will return: unknown

School's swallowed me up; I'm trying to negotiate my way back out.
(though I will be posting in mandatories etc when I can. This is just a heads up.)

the darker the n i g h t , the brighter the s t a r s - -
i d e a l i s t mum p a n a c e a : a r e m e d y for all problems and diseases dreamer b e l i e v e r

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- - the deeper the g r i e f , the closer is g o d
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