In my opinion I don't think it should be required, but honestly all it strives to do is bring down people's bio's. Plus, there will always be bias or even the possibility of faking a score. I dunno, haha just my opinion.
I'm not saying people would do that here, but let's face it, we're talking about forcing people to do a test that in my opinion isn't quite as accurate as it COULD be. I'll admit there's some sort of accuracy, but eh, idk.
I've put in some of my characters and some did very well, others did well, not so well in a midrange thing. I'm not using that as a source of accuracy, but if you put in some other fictional characters, you'd be surprised just how many could be classified as "mary sues" based on its standards.
I also feel like a test isn't needed; you can tell by their history and flaws etc. Plus when we talk about literature theory, every character is an archetype of some sort. Granted, they are unique, but I dunno, I just have never been a fan of the test. I've had characters score well, and others in the middle range, personally I don't care. However, on my old site it got to the point where learner rp'ers and those who weren't as high up in their idk what to call it, were discouraged because of demanded criticism.
People would say stuff based on tests, they'd feel bad because of their scores, etc, and some I swear were not as Mary sueish as they had received. This is supposed to be an rpg and even a creative relaxing writing enjoyment; not a place to demand such a thing in character creation.
I mean, overall I understand why you'd want such a thing, and respect the suggestion, but I don't think something like that should be demanded/required. Good suggestion though Rainman, ^^…
I just don't agree with the requirement =p