Just going to bring a late revival to this topic:
As it stands it is habit for all Characters posted within the Character Creation board to be checked by mods, while in some AU cases the basic rules aren't applicable. Furthermore, they end up in a large list of Standard pony OCs, kinda sticking out like a sore thumb!
having a seperate area for AU OCs might be nice simply because it makes the website more welcoming for people who intend to invest a lot of time and focus on the AU worlds. It also makes it easier for Existing RPers who plan to work with both, easier to keep them seperated.
Personally i have a character i'd love suggesting, but would only use for AU RPs (He is not usable within the canon universe) and posting it to the normal suggestion area with [AU] in the title just doesn't feel the same/right.
Will likely talk with Fire in PMs concerning my thoughts about the AU section of the forum and how to make it more structured and welcoming so the forum appeals to a wider populace,
Just thought i'd dump this here since making a new topic for something already suggested is silly.