- Read a roleplayers OOC page if they have one, to see what genres are okay to roleplay with them.
- Read their headcanons.
- Read their disclaimers.
- Read everything important specified on their page before roleplaying with them.
- It’s common courtesy and hey, not everyone plays their characters the same way as they are portrayed in canon.
- People spend their time writing these things out so that you understand their character better.
- And, it is useful to read what it is they don’t want to roleplay and such.
- Not every roleplayer plays on an immediate prose basis. For example: a simple message of so-and-so has followed you might be just that - a simple message. That does not mean that their character is in the vicinity of yours. If you are unsure, ask.
- Some roleplayers play using situational context. If you are unsure of the context in which a character in a specific thread is currently playing, ask. For example: if two characters are interacting in a thread, do not automatically assume that your character could see or hear their conversation. To do so would be to god-mod the situation, and not only that, but a situation where your own character was not previously involved, which is considered a big no-no. If you have any doubts, always ask the character(s) involved.
- Asking questions is never a bad thing.