Section Three: Modes
There are 3 types of illegal modes when it comes to PbP role playing. These modes have considerable consequences that are delivered by moderators and administrators. Practicing any of these modes may result in a banning or a social defamation.
The first mode that is common among those who are unfamiliar with the generally accepted etiquette of play-by-post role playing. It is known as god-moding. God-moding occurs whenever a player forces a hit on another player's character, or drives the plot to focus and center around their own idea or world. God-moding also occurs whenever a player takes control, or attempts to take control, of another player's character without the owner of said character's consent.
The second mode is similar to god-moding when it comes to character focus, but relates more to the configuration or build of the character, rather than his/her actions. When a player creates a nearly impossible-to-beat, or unrealistic character they are power-moding (or over-powering). Power-moding also happens whenever the player applies so many special abilities, weapons, powers, etc. to a character that it seems they have a limitless arsenal to use during the role play. Power-moding also occurs whenever a character has a power/ability/weapon that can destroy or control anything. A character possessing invulnerable armor is also a form of power-moding. To avoid allowing players to easily power-mode their characters, it is advised that you set limits on character templates. You can view more on this in the Thread Authoring section.
The third mode is not as common as the other two, but it still happens on occasion and is not taken lightly. Posting sexually explicit RP posts is known as cybering. Cybering happens whenever players in a role play begin to let their characters get too involved in a romantic or sexual scenario. Posts that would deserve an R-rating due to sexual content qualifies as cybering. Remember, pictures or visuals of any kind are not needed to cyber; text is enough to get you into some serious trouble.