The top three ways one can improve your roleplaying skills in online roleplaying-forum sites are as follows:
One, please please please! Don’t mix colors that do not match. If you absolutely have no sense of fashion or creativity, look at a color-wheel. Colors that go across from each other on the wheel should not be mixed. If you’re having trouble finding more than two basic colors that go well together, then either experiment with colors you know, or look for a help thread on the site. Many people encounter the same problems you might be facing now, so do not hesitate to ask someone about it. Red and green may be Christmas colors when together, but they do not look good in a post. Some colors that do go well together are blues, purples, blacks, and greens, known as “cool colors” and red, orange, tan, and brown, also known as “warm colors”. If you know this basic information, your new posts will trump any ever posted before, just by this.
Two, remember basic grammar. “I’s” before “E’s” except after “C’s”. Ceiling is an example. Don’t leave “E’s” in verbs ending in “ing”. “Loveing” is not spelled correctly there, it’s spelled “Loving.” Dictionaries are usually at hand for usage online. Use spell-check on a word or pages document if you must! If you do not spell words correctly in your posts, it reflects badly on yourself, and your status as a roleplayer will go down. “Literate to Semi-Literate” roleplayers are what thread captains look for. If you spell something wrong, or leave a sentence in a fragment, people will be reluctant to roleplay with you. You’re usually dubbed a “noob,” or someone new to roleplaying, if things are left spelled wrong or unpunctuated. Oh, and capitalize words! Sentences don’t all run in together when you speak; why should they when you write? Don’t be afraid to use commas! When your character speaks, often times it’s followed by “he/she said.” Period after a speaking quote isn’t necessary in this case, but a comma is.
Three, is the size of your picture. When pictures are three or four times larger than all the others in the thread, it reflects badly. Taking up space other characters might want on a page is not the right thing to do if you want to make many friends. Veteran roleplayers are just plain pissed when a noob does something like that. Common picture editing sites may help in this regard. They offer a re-size option over the picture, and if you click “edit” you can crop the picture if unwanted excess is present. Pictures make it better, but size matters!