Welcome to Gothic Renaissance where we aren’t afraid of intellect.
Members of our group are judged in intellectual pursuits as well as looks. Tired of people thinking of you as nothing more than a senseless fuckpuppet? Want to show the world that you have a combination of beauty AND brains? Then come join the group and thumb your nose at the fuckwads that make up most of the world.
People are going to judge you based on your application and photos as a total package of brains and beauty. We will offer constructive criticism in comments on your application.
Anyone can submit an application to join. Not everyone will be accepted
You have one week to post your application once joining. If you do not post your application in this time, we will remove you from the member list. If you are removed, you may request membership again.
DO NOT post your application twice.
NOBODY likes using a scrollbar! Make sure your pictures are of a REASONABLE size!!! Many pictures are fine, many HUGE pictures are NOT.
You may not comment or vote on any application except your own until you have been approved to the group.
We will notify you if you have been accepted or rejected by posting an image in the comments of your application after we have voted. The voting will conclude when there is a majority of votes or when one week is up, whichever comes first. One week after your application has been posted, you may ask us if you have been accepted or rejected (because lives CAN get hectic).
Keep misspellings and grammatical errors to a minimum.
You are applying to a rating community, so if you can't hack the criticism from other members: don't join.
Put 'I Swear I have a Brain' in your subject line so we know that you have read the rules. Make the live journal cut line read “Find out Here”.
Rules For Members
Once accepted you must watch the community and participate.
Once accepted choose a banner and post it in your personal journal.
Keep the community active by rating new applicants, posting new photos, writing an essay, article, or plain out intelligent rant. Participate in our monthly contests and vie for the position of Member of the Month!
Please place large photos under a cut. Some members may still be on dialup.
Be honest towards applicants. Do not be overly hostile or rude. I don’t ever want to see negative comments about people being "fat" or "ugly".
You have one week to vote on each new application. Please try to vote when possible.
Spelling, punctuation and grammar are big plusses.
We are an equal opportunity community. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, or sexual preference. There is too much of that going around nowadays anyway.
We maintain the right to ban members at any time.
Rules for Voting
Put a clear Yes, No, or undecided in the subject line of a new comment, not a reply to a comment.
Give Reasons for your vote. Constructive criticism is a good thing. If you can't give criticism on the negative points or back up your "no" vote, your vote will not be counted. If you are undecided, please put "undecided" in your subject line and give feedback as to what you liked or didn't like.
You will be accepted or rejected based on your application. Please fill out the application fully (this means not leaving any questions blank). We are giving you three days to submit the application, so make sure you have more than one word answers. Make your application is easy to read because eyestrain is a bitch. Read the rules for our applicants before posting because the rules were posted for a reason. If you didn’t read them, you will most likely be rejected.
Place one of our banners on your live journal or webpage!