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RiDaku
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Twillow said:
Rivendell said:
Tren said:
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True. Sorted.


?????I'd already edited out the mention of gay marijuana (which wasn't what I put, I'd mindlessly copy-pasted the previous thread holder's content while I work on my own.) I'd appreciate if you unhid the post and pointed out what got the post hidden so I can remove it. Thanks.
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16-Feb-2017 18:46:39

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I think you can just say "The default is not memes."


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16-Feb-2017 23:49:07 - Last edited on 17-Feb-2017 00:03:12 by Twillow

RiDaku
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Updated names on the mentor list and removed an inactive player, RIP Rexost he lives on in our hearts and our minds while he suffers through real life.

As always, if you have any events you want to be posted here, post 'em and I'll slap em down in the events tab. Which I'm probably going to migrate to the first page so it's really convenient to find. And, if you want to join the mentor list, just ask!
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19-Jun-2017 17:37:06

CrocoNuts
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Hey, I have had a number of new roleplayers contact me about roleplaying on W42 and when pointed to this thread they had a few remarks that I think are worth mentioning.

- They found it too long and very uninviting to read.
- They didn't seem to find anything on what PoK/PoC roleplay is.
- They seemed to have trouble 'finding' roleplay.


I think it would be a nice idea to update post 4 on page 1 and perhaps the posts after that with some of the most basic content of how W42 functions atm.

Maybe make a few mentions on how to find roleplay through the forums and how people sometimes use a CC, sometimes a FC and sometimes only a Discord Server?

Explain what PoK/PoC roleplay, Plot driven roleplay and Standalone roleplay groups are and how they interact with eachother?

Perhaps shorten/scrap the whole rules thing now that every group has their own rules and make a more generic and compact statement on the things we do and do not (always) do?


Think these can surely be concidered to create a more compact guide for these summer newbies we are attracting.
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26-Jun-2017 12:34:30

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CrocoNuts said:
Hey, I have had a number of new roleplayers contact me about roleplaying on W42 and when pointed to this thread they had a few remarks that I think are worth mentioning.

- They found it too long and very uninviting to read.
- They didn't seem to find anything on what PoK/PoC roleplay is.
- They seemed to have trouble 'finding' roleplay.


I think it would be a nice idea to update post 4 on page 1 and perhaps the posts after that with some of the most basic content of how W42 functions atm.

Maybe make a few mentions on how to find roleplay through the forums and how people sometimes use a CC, sometimes a FC and sometimes only a Discord Server?

Explain what PoK/PoC roleplay, Plot driven roleplay and Standalone roleplay groups are and how they interact with eachother?

Perhaps shorten/scrap the whole rules thing now that every group has their own rules and make a more generic and compact statement on the things we do and do not (always) do?


Think these can surely be concidered to create a more compact guide for these summer newbies we are attracting.


Great idea Lozz, it's only the core values and infrastructure of our entire roleplay community, let's ditch it. It's not like certain clans are already poisoning new rpers minds with the idea that lorebreak is okay in the public sphere, and that people are being let loose with zero guidance. Just a month ago I struck a new rper through the shoulder with a javelin, he claimed he'd be fine because his demon character was "raised by wolves" so he could "lick his wounds to heal them". Let's just ditch the rules entirely, surely it can't get worse than that. Right.

26-Jun-2017 20:47:45 - Last edited on 26-Jun-2017 20:55:39 by Jakejag33

MaeáFractali

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You know...

Since scenes hardly ever interact with each other anymore, it makes me wonder if any sort of guide has a purpose now. This one or the other one. These guides are in place to, more or less, maintain cohesion and mutual understanding between groups.

But if they don't really cross paths anymore, are guides needed?

I wouldn't have asked this in the past because in the past, people at least tried to intersect, and did a...horrible job of it. They did try, though! So a framework for just such a thing was needed. But from what I see now, everything is very self contained. Not only is it all self contained and exclusive from one another, people seem reasonably content and there's been little drama lately. People are happy and having fun. Crazy, huh.

And no matter what form that fun takes, if it exists, it should be taken care of. So what I'm thinking here, is that this thread kind of gives an illusion that the community is something that it isn't. This whole sorta big cohesive place. But it's not anymore. (hasn't been like so since I made my own guide tbh) This could be, in fact, misleading to new people.

Perhaps any sections that imply how one should do their thing here could be removed? Like, don't even list out the rules anymore, maybe. People are having lots of fun with their groups and not paying attention to those rules. I mean, my namesake character is a bonafide deity that could literally kill someone by a clench of a fist intertwining telekinesis and blood magic in order to close a carotid artery. But me and my pals have fun anyways. I could say why people might find such a character fun to interact with, but that's not really the point, is it? Fun is fun and it's turning out that people are having fun despite breaking the "rules". So why have them at all?
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27-Jun-2017 07:30:43 - Last edited on 27-Jun-2017 10:20:58 by MaeáFractali

CrocoNuts
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MaeáFractali said:

So what I'm thinking here, is that
this thread kind of gives an illusion that the community is something that it isn't. This whole sorta big cohesive place. But it's not anymore. This could be, in fact misleading to new people. <--- This


Perhaps any sections that imply how one should do their thing here could be removed? Like, don't even list out the rules anymore, maybe. Every group has different rules by now. Make it into a strictly informative guide? I dunno.


I think especially the part I highlighted is true to a good degree and think the follow up tips should be concidered. More information, less trying to look like a community would be a huge upgrade to this thread.

Also, good question if we even still need a guide like this and not just
a thread that simply points new people to active roleplays.
Didn't we used to have something like this? You know, make a PoK post with Kandarin, Asgarnia, Relleka etc, make a plot post where ungoing plots are shown. I think it's high maintenaince compared to what we have now but it might at least function better (see my comment and Faey's on why we think this doesn't work anymore).

Could just update it monthly and keep it in the hands of someone who's active on W42?
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27-Jun-2017 08:40:30

MaeáFractali

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Right. Like, live and let live or something. No more pretenses or notions of even trying to arbitrate how people do their thing, because at long last it seems that everyone has figured out how to go about this and by gods we better not fuck it up now.

How? By minding their own dang business, I guess. Everything else seems to fall in line. Especially problems and their solutions. It's a lot easier to work through problems when there's only people you know and understand involved. It's a lot more difficult when everybody and their mum is throwing in their two cents and making demands. It's hard to get along with people you don't know. That was exactly the problem when we were all at our height of bitchery and foolery - it was a free for all. Everybody was coming at everyone else from angles the other person didn't even see. Even the civil and mature were wrapped up because they cared but couldn't properly process it all.

And that's why today's exclusive groups came to exist, and I think that's A-Okay. They all maintain a format that ensures knowing and understanding of those involved because it's intrinsic to the core of the concept.

In days past I'd have decried these...cliques!

But then I became an adult and started working and began to comprehend Humanity. ^_^

And if you understand all this, then you know that it's pretty easy to make friends and you know how to make them. So "cliques" are hardly a problem if you know how to...be a person.



SOOOOO. What I'm saying is - everyone is now doing what they're gonna do and keep doing. One such thing is not caring for any sort of oversight on how this whole activity is supposed to go. And nobody can stop it.

Ergo...guides are basically useless and not needed now. Maybe there will come a time where people start bumping elbows again for some reason or another, and maybe then guides could be needed again. But that might be then, and this is now.
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27-Jun-2017 10:08:04 - Last edited on 27-Jun-2017 10:21:32 by MaeáFractali

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