PSA #14 – Short Descriptions

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This announcement was originally made on Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:13 pm on the Original CoSC site. It was updated on 4 August 2008 to fit the rules as they’ll stand on this version of the website but received a second, more complete overhaul on 20 July 2009 to document more clearly a number of related subjects. on 4 October 2019 it was updated again to reflect the details of the newest website.

What is a Short Description?

A short description is a brief sentence designed to sum up a character’s appearance completely (occasionally important and/or widely known personality elements are included). They are assigned by an Administrator (never by the player creating the character) based on the originally approved appearance for the character.

Why do we have Short Descriptions?

Short descriptions were originally added to CoSC because a player asked Kitsufox if they could make their brown mackerel tabby into a gray spotted tabby when it matured. The Sdesc system was created to create a non-editable version that boils down the essence of a character and permanently records it so that players less scrupulous than the one who asked would be thwarted with a permanent record.

How do Short Descriptions Work?

Within about 24 hours of the approval of your character a member of the Approvals Team will add a short description to your character sheet. This description then stays with your character for the rest of it’s life. Only members of the admin team can see this field when editing a character.

How do I get my Short Description Updated?

Short descriptions can be updated by request.

To make that request visit the Applications Questions Forum and and write out a polite request to have it changed that includes what you would like it changed to and an team member will review your request.

Rules for Requests

  • The Apps Team will accept only requests that are deemed reasonable changes.
  • Randomly appearing scars without Role Play or a Canon Accepted Story to back them up will never be accepted.
  • Additions of significant markings will only be accepted on characters under 12 moons of age who have not had pixels made via the Character Imagery Project (Imagery project has not been re-developed as of 4 October 2019, but is intended to be returned as soon as possible).