Welp! People have asked about that little date up at the top of the forum that denotes a season, and we've finally decided to regulate it!
So here's how it'll work.
Time will be split into four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Three in-game months will equal one season, while six real-life months will equal one season.
So, essentially, one IRL year will equal two seasons (or six months) in game time. :3 Two IRL years will equal one in-game year.
We'll switch seasons every January 1st and every July 1st.
This will help keep people on the same page--and also ensure that festivals and special holidays can occur regularly instead of having to awkwardly guestimate when an appropriate time would be to introduce a reoccurring holiday/festival. And hey, characters can have birthdays and anniversaries now, even. ;D
You can play threads back in time as far as you like! (Though we do suggest that if you want to RP more than two seasons back, you use the Flashback boards. :3) We also suggest that you do not RP too far ahead. You should only go so far as the end of the current season.
And that's about it! ^^ Hope that makes sense and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!