Go to the drop down list next to your username on any page of furiffic and find "Create Character" (or head over to your profile and click the characters tab icon)
on handheld sites this shows as a list next to the scroll bar. Scroll down to "Create" and then click on "Character".
Enter the name of your new character and click "Create". Once this button has been pressed, your character has been made!
You should be automatically directed to a character profile after clicking create (you can skip to step 3: of Editing your character if you wish to edit now), If you havent, DON'T PANIC! just read the next section below. Feel free to fill your characters information in now or later. If you wish to do it now, please continue reading to the next section to find out how!
Go to your character's individual profile. In order to do this head over to your profile and click on the "Characters" Text or on handheld sites you can also find "My - Characters" on the drop down list!
Click on the character that you wish to add information for then go to the "edit" option on the scroll down list OR click edit next to the characters name after clicking onto the character profile.
Fill in as much info as you like. On the right side of the page (or the first few sections on handheld) is the important information and the left side shows other information you wish to include as well as submissions that the character is tagged in (read the last section of this journal for help with tagging) here is a few hints to help you with filling it out!
.Upload a character picture! This can be a submission you already have posted OR you can upload a specially cropped or new image just for that purpose. Click on "Select Primary Picture - Quick Upload" to upload an unlisted image.
.Its always good to let people know if you would like to role-play with that character so be sure to select an option in the drop down box to the right!
.The "Access Control" Box lets you select who can see your character. It may be that you wish for the character to be private or only visible by entering your profile rather than showing publicly.
.The "Feature Control" is very important! If you would like other people (Such as artists) to be able to tag your characters in their submissions, be sure to select "Allow anyone" or "Upon request". More info about this in the last section!
Save! Make sure that you remember to click "Save" OR "Save and Preview" In the top section titled "Editing Character"
This section is about browsing other user's characters, If you would like to find your own, Read Step 1 of editing characters.
In order to browse characters, click on the tab next to the search bar on any page of furiffic and go to "Browse - Characters" OR click on the search input and select "Browse Characters" This should bring up a list of characters in order of most recent creations!
These results can be filtered by various options including; Species, Gender and Zodiac Sign. You can also change how the characters are sorted (A-Z etc. Newest first is the default)
to do this you must select the "Filter" option in the search bar.
If you know exactly which character you want to find or check if other characters have the same name, complete step 1 then just type in the characters name in the search bar and the search is narrowed down to the desired character.
You can tag characters in submissions from either the Pre-upload stage or on a submission already posted by going to "Edit - Details - Characters"
Start typing the name of the character you wish to tag, this can be your own character or someone else's (you can make a new character from this page but it is recommended you use the method mentioned above to avoid confusion) the existing character should appear, along with any characters that have the same name or part of the name. Be sure to read who the owner of each character is so that you select the right one.
Save the information after you have tagged all characters involved in the image. Please note characters that are set to "Only me" in the tagging section of their profile CANNOT be tagged by anyone else so be sure to change that section on your character page if you would like artists or friends to be able to tag you (see Step 3 of Editing your character) If the tagging options are set to "Upon request" the character owner will need to confirm the tag before it shows in your information.
All submissions that have a character tagged in it will show up on the characters page! If that submission is clicked, It will link straight to the tagged upload (this will most likely be the original artists submission or whoever re-uploaded it and tagged)
If the submission being uploaded is a reference sheet, make sure to tag it as a reference sheet in the "Themes" Section of the submission info. This way, the reference sheet will always show separate to the other submissions!
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