So, this is a question about attitudes of a GM about character submissions and accepting players, with probably more of an emphasis on High Casual and Advanced level RPs, which may move more carefully and slowly than Lower-Casual and Free. I've just briefly read through a discussion about links to articles on personality archetypes, and I was surprised by the response several people came back with; that they didn't like personality sections at all. I've never had much luck as a GM, so I'd be interested to see what people think of the following questions. There may also be something really obvious I've missed and haven't mentioned, so feel free to bring anything like that up.
What do you ask for on a character sheet?
How do you feel about the following skeleton? It's a generic sheet that doesn't include genre-specific fields such as the Pokemon they've caught or super-powers they may have. How do you feel about players that do not format their sheet in the way you may have indicated, or change the sheet, by adding or removing fields?
On what criteria do you accept a character into your RP?
How do you feel about two players playing similar characters? Would you reject a character because you felt they were clichéd, or trite? What about character sheets that make no mention of any genuine character flaws?
On what criteria do you accept a player into your RP?
By what standards do you judge them? Would you be prepared to reject a player that you feel would not play at a high enough standard for your RP? How would you do that?