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  1. Arceus

    Arceus

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    Bolgron

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    Atypicalzero

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    jadbaz

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Showing content with the highest reputation since 12/15/2020 in all areas

  1. I swing wildly between I hate everyone and everything and being relatively cheery. I blame 2020.
    5 points
  2. I can't believe something I wrote hit #27 on an Amazon kindle reading list. I know it is free for Christmas right now; but.... wtf... it was 1,182 when I went to bed.
    4 points
  3. Still in shock that I got 91% on my Musical Theatre Exam. What. I was sure I'd failed 😅
    3 points
  4. Wow. So like yesterday I finished Gaia's beta and suddenly it's 12-20-2020. (What????) I've been making a lot of noise about the Salerno release for the last nearly two years and have yet to deliver a Salerno release. Mostly 2020 kicked my behind like it did everyone else's, and I've had more pressing things to deal with than getting Salerno out. I haven't quit on Vesta. I'm just busy, and scatterbrained, and this is tedious, boring work tbh. Going into 2021, I'd like to get Salerno released. This will be Vesta 2, and will bring the renovated theme system, and a huge sw
    2 points
  5. Confession of the day: whenever I write a fight scene I hum the Mortal Kombat theme song. Even if it’s the most mundane fight ever: like who ate the last slice of pizza.
    2 points
  6. A simple top menu box thing with space for pop up modals, staff, events, announcements and links. As ever, use it however you like, edit however you like, and it sure would be nice if you provided a link back to RPG-I so that other people can use the code if they want 🙂
    1 point
  7. As I have always told people, build the site YOU want and you'll get players who want the same thing. If you're happy on proboards, don't move if you think it's what others want. You'll be unhappy in the end.
    1 point
  8. I have a love-hate sort of relationship with them. It's difficult for me to write them, and I've found a lot of people don't write opens in a very inviting way. They inadvertently tend to put the onus on the responder to get the two interacting and to decide how they meet and all of that. Even worse is when you also have a writer that's a very internal type of writer. What I mean by that is that they focus on internal monologue, feelings, and reflection, which isn't in itself a bad thing but can be very difficult to respond to; worse when the thread's an open. I will jump into them
    1 point
  9. If anyone would be interested in a series of PHP classes over Discord, starting from basic concepts and then building a functional web app, sound off in the comments and let me know good times for you! I'd be willing to run it! 恭喜发财! Happy New Year! (Or more literally, hope you get rich!)
    1 point
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  11. I just flat out won't join a site with a word count of any kind. It's not for me. I often write long posts, but I've knocked out a heck of a one liner, too. I feel like a word count is a level of trust you aren't granting to your community to write with respect and thoughtfulness toward one another. A long post does not equal a good post.
    1 point
  12. Before we get started, this is what we're going to create: You can add as many articles as you like without needing to alter the script. Create Your Articles Go to webpage maker (under skins & templates) Click create new webpage Give it a page title, doesn't matter what, we're not going to see it. Give it a key, something memorable for you because you'll need it later. Set allow key to use board wrappers to No. Your contents need to include valid HTML, so wrap your paragraphs into paragraph
    1 point
  13. Hi there, You can find the affiliate button and other information here: https://rpginitiative.com/directory/ Click on the requirements of being listed image in the sidebar of that page.
    1 point
  14. My first, best, and longest online friend, who was much older than me when I first met him - to most in my circle he's like a beloved, drunken uncle who pops in to make the family gatherings that much more exciting - but to me he's more like a much older brother. If it weren't for him and the work that he did way back when in the late 2000s, I'd never have gotten as far into writing as I have. His posts were always so intricate and immersed me in worlds of his imagination so deeply I couldn't help but be enraptured. He's gone through some hard times, and he's just now started to co
    1 point
  15. Ok, I'll try that. Thank you guys for all your responses. I really appreciate it.
    1 point
  16. I really doubt that's the type of situation the OP is talking about. I mean, there used to be a player on my one of my sites who would literally ignore the post before them when it literally addressed their character. That's the type of situation that is likely being discussed here, not a bunch of stuff that doesn't apply.
    1 point
  17. I don't join ongoing threads for this reason. I cannot read dozens of posts before I even post in, because when I have the time to write, that's when I have time to read. Now, once I've joined the thread, it's rare that posts are so quick that they interfere with my ability to keep up with them. Also, from a realism standpoint: if you're just walking into an event, you don't know who all is there/what's going on/etc, and to assume that a character would and would react so is borderline metagaming, in my opinion. To have them basically repeat everything posted before their post is equally unnec
    1 point
  18. We will consider it. I make no promises as we haven't even stemmed into Pages yet.
    1 point
  19. Kyle is being “attacked” by zombies stuck in mascot costumes and is in hysterics over it.
    1 point
  20. When the people who screwed you over and made you quit RP ask you to edit their theme for them. No?
    1 point
  21. I had a character who was nearly 200 years old and had been raised in a community where certain problematic views were the norm. As, you know, most views were problematic 200 years ago. Got a message saying that it didn't matter if the character in question's views had changed, that his existence made the site "unsafe". I kind of went off about how it doesn't do anyone any good to pretend that these views and issues never existed, and that admins should trust their players to be able to have characters that address sensitive topics with nuance (especially if, like I said, it's been
    1 point
  22. That's a hard pass then. If they're just looking for someone to do their work, then you're just help. That's not worth saving.
    1 point
  23. OP here: Something that was brought to my attention is that if I make any move to close it for a revamp, the admins who are stepping down will throw a fit (a few players might, too tbh). Is there a way to navigate that gracefully and not get branded the RP Antichrist? Anonymous poster hash: 99d37...f91
    1 point
  24. you don't XD lol jk (i mean i do >.> but...) for me I know i'm in a groove when i literally forgot to eat or drink food that is sitting right next to me and by the time i realize it my coffee is stone cold XD
    1 point
  25. A member who is attentive to the role-play's setting and theme, who asks questions and makes an honest effort when interacting with others is always top in my books. 😁
    1 point
  26. I got used to it after a point. If you've got activity requirements in place, whether that be for general activity or for having wanteds/positions/etc, then both you and the players understand what is expected, and what action to take and when. If someone's gone for longer than the allotted timeframe in the rules, they get archived, I set wanteds/positions/etc back out on the floor, and everyone moves on. If they come back, I don't delete anything, so no problem just picking back up. I get it's frustrating but to me being overly frustrated about this kind of thing speaks more about
    1 point
  27. I....hate this. I got to the point i'd go "i didnt agree to this, change it to what i asked for or...cut out my wanted plot elements and make it an OC of your own creation so i can free the spot for someone who makes what i asked for. " < not in those words but the general reply mood
    1 point
  28. Word count on any site is usually a turn off for me. It's not that I can't manage the 250-300 word replies that are usually required. Ballpark, my posts generally hit around 500 words at the lowest (exclusing comm threads, etc). Personally, I find word counts to come off as overtly expectant and micromanage-y. Not to mention exclusionary. I have a friend and a frequent partner who cannot always hit that word count. This isn't to say he's a bad writer. He isn't. He just doesn't take a lot of time on minute detail. It's a stylistic thing, or even an inspiration thing sometimes that I think sites
    1 point
  29. I don't mind word counts on sites, generally. I think I started avoiding sites that required 1000+ word count, because I had to go and find stuff for my character to wax on about, either out loud or internally. All this for one post. Not worth it. That said, I don't need word counts, and prefer sites without them. If someone's a boring writer, or doesn't know what to do in-thread, requiring a minimum word count won't make their post more impactful or interesting.
    1 point
  30. I've spent the last few nights binging The Good Place (still working on season 4) and honestly it's so freaking amazing, and I would LOVE to see something based on it. I don't know how it would work, but. Gah. Just. Give. It. To. Me. Kthnxbai.
    1 point
  31. I also ( probably why my writing partners are long term buddies ) have FC that are not always known- age wise I am probably pretty close to you. And I dont believe in the threads where they meet shake hands and begin carnal knolwedge. I want substance But now that you mentioned it- Some of us who are (cough) older do tend to have sometimes unmateable characters do to that very ideal FC we choose because we like the facial character and it fits.
    1 point
  32. Extremely friendly staff. My idea didn't work out, and they did everything they could to help me find an idea that worked. They did, but I was hyperfocused on finding somewhere to roleplay a dragon specifically. The members are generally all decent people, both on this site and any others that might be on. The staff have good memories, too, and won't forget about you.
    1 point
  33. It can sometimes feel discouraging to run across characters that are similar or even more so, realize that your character leans heavily into a certain trope. Honestly with cannons characters from various fandoms I run into my favorite character played in a variety of ways, so I sort of focus on how I bring flare to my character that might be different from others. I use this same thing when it comes to OCs as well. While people might copy aspects of a character or play characters that are similar, I try to focus on the fact that you are going to have different play styles etc.
    1 point
  34. Oh, definitely! I can never find a forum that deals with a zombie apocalypse. I'd love to have one thats a mix of resident evil or twd style zombies paired with supernaturals. Theres so many possibilities with that! I used to run a site back in the day that had zombies, but that was chat-based rp and its been like 6 years since then. its like the genre died. I can't even find a forum thats still going that has zombies like what I want to do.
    1 point
  35. This is why any site I've run/staffed on has always ended up having what I call the Roleplay Roulette. Post the characters you want to enter, and then every two weeks or so, staff come along and pair up characters randomly or based on some staff-determined criteria, providing a location to start in and a situation, premise, or even just a prompt to get the ball rolling. Offer some sort of encouragement/reward for signing up and getting things going, and just make sure the people you pair up don't typically RP together. We've also run roulettes with the option for canon or AU/crack RPs with som
    1 point
  36. This is a super simple kind of template. Everything is self-explanatory!
    1 point
  37. Never again will I ever forestall removing someone who is toxic from a site for fear of hurting their feelings.
    1 point
  38. Never again will I give in to something I don't want to do on my site to attract potential members or appease a current member who is complaining. The site was like this when you joined, should have gone elsewhere if it didn't appeal to you.
    1 point


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