First of all, thank you so much for even considering to sign up on my site! My overall intent is to treat all my members with respect, but in return, I expect the same respect! I will always give you the benefit of the doubt, but that does not mean you can take advantage of the fact! I want this place to be a friendly, fun environment for people who all share the same interest, as well as a safe place to be creative and imaginative! If you choose to read on and become a member, I warmly welcome you to Warrior Cats Play (WCP) and our kitty community! Alternatively, if you have now decided that this site is not for you, I'm glad you stopped by, and I hope you find exactly what you were looking for!
Okay, here are the steps you can follow to join my website! You may read the "WCP Rules" page now, or at the end of these steps, but just to let you know, if you don't read them until the end, and then realize your cat's description/name breaks a rule, you will have to edit it accordingly! I suggest just reading them now and getting it over with so you know what you're getting into!
1.) You probably already have an idea, but if not, look around the site and decide which Clan you want to join. If you want to be an evil, vicious cat, perhaps BloodClan, Fallen Claws, or the Rogue page is what you are looking for! If you want to be a noble, loyal warrior, look no further, the forest Clans are waiting for a cat such as yourself! If neither of those tickle your fancy, don't fret! There are other pages you can join, such as StarClan, the Dark Forest, the Kittypets, or the Loners, or you could be that cat that goes against the current, such as an evil cat plotting their lives away in a forest Clan (think Tigerstar), or a sweet, friendly cat living in BloodClan!
2.) Once you have that all figured out, decide what you want your rank to be! In case you don't know, a rank is your cat's place in the Clan. This doesn't apply for kittypets, loners, or rogues, and some rank terms are different in different Clans (for example, in BloodClan and Fallen Claws, the deputy is called the head-warrior), but it is pretty simple to figure everything all out once you get started! You may be a kit, elder, queen, apprentice, or warrior at first, and if you want a high-rank, such as a medicine cat or medicine cat apprentice, a deputy, or a leader, in time, if you prove yourself to be a responsible member, you might just be asked.
3.) Okay, now it is time to pick a name, description, and picture for your cat/account! Please make sure that no one else has the exact same name as you (hold down CONTROL and press F to bring up a little search box on any page), as this really slows down the signing up process! To get a picture, please scroll down to the bottom, as I put a little tutorial there! Your account picture doesn't have to be a picture of your character though. The description will go in your profile that you create (under the section called "Character Bios and Pictures"). Some helpful things to consider when writing your description can be:
What do you look like? Gender?
What are your skills and weaknesses?
What does describe your personality best?
Do you have a mentor, or mother and father?
Are you Clan-born? Do you have any siblings?
Do you have any fears, or things you like or dislike?
Note: If you don't have a mentor, a mother, or anything like that, don't worry, you can always ask someone to be them later, or make them yourself!
4.) This step is up to you, but go to Microsoft Word or something similar, and write down your description so that if something ever happens, and your membership with your characters descriptions and pictures gets deleted for some random reason, you will be safe.
5.) Now that you have all your information, you just have to make your membership, because this site is members-only. I did not want to be exclusive, but I had no choice, as people started to anonymously write inappropriate comments. Each membership profile/account is linked with an email and password, so to make more than one account, you would need more than one email address. Because the Clans only list names and not descriptions or pictures, your membership profile will have all the information about your characters. Also, please do not harass me or the admins to accept your membership just because you're eager! We will get to you, unless it is not recognizable, or looks like it isn't a serious sign up! Just be patient, and you will be fine! If it hasn't been accepted in a day or two however, feel free to email WarriorCatsPlay.Staff@gmail.com for help on the matter!
6.) Look just below all the links to the pages, and click the button that says "Register". Fill in all the information (although you do NOT have to put your real birthday or location) and click "Create Account". Please remember your password, because even though I am the site owner, I cannot access anyone's account info. Your account/membership name should be your main (or only) character's name, but you can write something like "and others" after it if you want.
7.) Now is the hardest part! You have to wait for us to accept your membership! Don't worry, it shouldn't take too long! Please just be patient! Once you are accepted though, you will no longer be "Anonymous". Your name will be whatever you wrote down under account name.
8.) To add your cat character's info to your account, go back to under the page links while signed in, and click "Edit Profile", as shown below. Note, your account obviously won't say "Manage Website" though, as this is a screenshot of the account of the former Site Owner!
9.) Now, regarding your account picture, the picture should be either your main cat, or just a favorite picture you would like to represent you as a member, as long as it is not inappropriate or anything. To upload a picture, first make sure that you have the image saved somewhere on your computer where you can easily find it, such as the desktop! Then, click the button labeled "Upload Photo" that appears under "Name".
10.) Once you clicked on that, select your image from wherever you stored it on your computer! For example, I want my main character, Snowstar, to be my account picture, so that is the picture I would select.
11.) After you click to open, it should then look something like this! This means that the picture is added, but not yet saved (note the button that says "Submit" at the very bottom).
12.) Now, we'll add the description and everything else! Scroll down to where it says "About Me" (you can see it in the picture above). This is where you can talk about your human self, but you don't have to write anything there if you don't want to of course!
13.) Under the "About Me" section, there will be a box that says "Signature" (you can just ignore that), and after that, there is a box that says "Character List". This isn't where you put the descriptions or pictures, just type a list of what character(s) you role-play, and maybe what Clans they are in!
14.) After that's done, the last thing you have to do is type in your character's biographies (their descriptions) and add more pictures if you want. You do that in the "Character Bios and Pictures" section (it is visible in the picture above).
15.) Hooray, you're so close! Just be sure to click the "Submit" button at the bottom, otherwise it won't save and you will have to write it all over again!
16.) Great job! You are done creating your account! Now, the very last thing you have to do is go to Briarpelt's Den (click here), scroll down to the appropriate box (if you signed up as a cat in ThunderClan for example, go to the ThunderClan box), and type in your cat's name and rank! Then, an admin or I (Briarpelt) will put you up on the Clan's list (shown at the bottom of each page), so people know who you are, and that you are part of the Clan!
17.) Whew! You did it! Congratulations, and welcome! You are completely finished signing up, and are an official member on my website! You can RP in your Clan, send friend requests to people, scope around and check out the rest of the website, make new characters, or do whatever you feel like (of course, as long as you comply with the rules!)
Once again, thank you for signing up, and welcome to the community! If you ever have any questions or are confused, please talk to me (Briarpelt), any of the admins (they are all listed on the Home and Rules page), or any other members, as they shouldn't mind helping out a newcomer! I'll always be around somewhere, so if you ever see me post in a box, and you want to ask me a question, don't be afraid! If for some reason I don't answer you, it is not because I'm ignoring you! It's just that I have so many things to get done on the site per day, I have to zip back and forth throughout the pages, so I might not have seen you trying to talk to me! If you don't see me around though, you may contact me or any of the admins through our email (WarriorCatsPlay.Staff@gmail.com), or any other member using the PM (private message) function!
See you soon, and may StarClan light your path!