AN EXCERPT FROM Why do I hate the term “literate roleplayer”? Literate Roleplayers Only. This is a huge trend across roleplay forums. They put this up in their site description and in their rules. What does that even mean? What are you asking for? How is a roleplayer supposed to know if they have met your lofty "literate" expectations? What makes a person literate enough to participate? And when a roleplayer is not "literate" enough for you? Do you turn them away? Do you say, "I'm sorry but you're too stupid to play with me."? That is what you are saying when you request "literate roleplayers only." You are telling everyone that they need to smart enough to play with you. Without even giving them standards to adhere by. The "Literate Only" trend has run rampart across many popular roleplay sites. When you see phrases like "literate roleplayers only" how does it make YOU feel? Does it make you feel confident that the quality of posts on the site will be high? Or does it make you feel insecure and wary about your own posting skill? What are some ways YOU would better explain to potential players what you're seeking for your roleplays?