Welcome to the amazing new Application Process! It requires absolutely 0 coding knowledge from the User's standpoint. Better yet, the code at work in the background automatically adds sections to the User Profile after the fields have been saved by the User.
This system comes with a few limitations for those of you who like to use BBCode. Simple code will work. You can still make things Bold, Italic, and Underlined, as well as a few other things. However, the User Profile section of the site will not allow the following: Span, Spoiler, Color, Center/Right/Left.
It will allow you to paste icons from places like GetEmoji.com. Just copy and paste Emojis! Various Unicode Symbols also permitted, so you can copy and paste Bullets, or you can input the code manually from your keyboard.
Another cool thing: Profiles now have a random Dream Eater image accompanying them which is chosen based on a character's Alignment! Spirits for the Good aligned, Nightmares for the Baddies and Rares from both for Neutral.
The new Profile system will look a little different than the old way. Please give me feedback on what you'd like to see from it! This way doesn't have to be a permanent solution, but the fact it requires the User to know 0 code is something I love about it.
Does it look different? Absolutely. In fact it'll look different than just about any other site's RP Profiles. Here are the things you need to know.
To get there, go to the Heartbeat icon on the main menu:
It will look a little messy at first, but don't worry! As you fill out the fields, they will automatically update and fill in the empty spaces! (Woo! Magic!)
Next, you will go to the gear at the bottom of the page. This allows you to edit your profile:
All of the fields you'll want to fill out can be found under the Personal link. (The bar containing the link fades for effect, so hover over the vicinity if you can't initially find it, and it should appear).
The boxes below the Email and Password shown below (Proboards' Gender section, Location, Website Name, Website URL) are Proboards default, and are ignoring my code to hide them. Feel free to ignore them, as they will not appear anywhere once filled out:
The rest of the boxes should correspond to important character information. Please try to fill out the forms as well as you can. The general exception being Abilities and Weapon: a character does not have to have either if they do not want to. If you wish to omit either of these, please just mention it with a short '_Character Name_ doesn't use a weapon' or '_Character name_ doesn't use magic'.
NEW MEMBERS: Please make a thread here saying something like 'please review me!' when you are ready to be reviewed, so that Staff can review your template and give you the Okay.
Once your character has been accepted, your character will be added to the Character Roster and they'll be assigned a new Member Group according to the character's Being Type.
Good luck and have fun! And feel free to ask any questions.