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What are some red flags that say, to you, an RPer isn't going to work out. Or a site will be closed before too long?

 

What signs or symptoms make you go "Yeah, you aren't cut out for this board..." Or make you assume a board is going to be a hot mess? Or just make you realize that, maybe, you shouldn't RP with this particular person.

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When an admin is quick to blame anyone they don't like. Or is overly rude. Yeah no.

 

If it's fandom and they don't allow canon names or names from other canons but they can't tell there are lesser canon names or less common fandoms running around.

 

When folks point blank refuse to rp with other folks. Like...uh...okaaaayyyy.....

 

If i have to jump through hoops to keep my characters because some people never post but someone pitches a fit if i decide to replot. 

 

I could go on and on.

 

Oh. Last one. If the board owner never actually works or posts. Yeah. You're just not gonna last. Sorrryyyyyyyy not sorryyyyyyyy

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A board just opened and literally every member is staff? All six of them? What could they all possibly do? 

 

If all you do is complain about how you need to do posts, we probably aren't going to mesh RP wise and I'll probably avoid writing with you. I'm fine with people being slow, I really don't care. But talking about how badly you need to do posts over and over and over again gets old fast.

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29 minutes ago, Death Kitten said:

The people who think that being technically and obsessively accurate is more important than the connection between characters and players, and how if affects the story.

 

*Especially* when your source material is full of contradictions and holes.

But, DK. Treknobabble is SCIENTIFICALLY ACCURATE!

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Oh my GOD yes when the rules don't apply to staff. I give not one flying fuck how slow you post. If you can't handle one post a month with your fifty bagillion characters when every single person on your damn board knows you are not doing any work, don't tell me that the "staff are too busy to meet ac requirements." if you posted long ass posts i might buy that.but it's short posts that are literally exchangeable for one character to the other.

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"Vague" announcements about a specific thing a member did. Sometimes members may be owed an explanation of what's going on but sometimes this isn't necessary.

 

Staff modifying rules or procedures and not informing members of it or at least, leaving a note somewhere.

 

When someone joins your site but decides 'what the hay, there's a ton of established information and character history played out here but I'm still going to ignore it all and do this my way!'

 

When a site repeatedly dies and returns from the dead more often than half the Marvel or DC pantheon.

 

When the other writer is so passive that threading with their character and trying to drive the action forward is as joyful as getting broken bones set.

 

When someone starts a cult in honour of a celebrity they use in the chat. You can't get a word in edgewise unless you are part of the Fassbender allegiance. Also applies to character cults.

 

In applications: 'Curves in the right places'. I'm now tempted to use this line for a male character.

 

The Dolores Umbridge Syndrome: staff who treat members like children and put an eerie show of never-ending "positivity" and cheer. It's okay to be tired or annoyed, even as staff! This behaviour makes me expect a psycho behind the unfaltering smile.

 

The opposite of the Dolores Umbridge. Constantly raining on everyone's parades. (Do you even go here?)

 

I write in Star Wars, so: when a writer dominates the conversation to be about how much they didn't like x film or this and that, how they've read and memorised the EU backwards and forwards. Their vision of SW is the most canon vision.

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2 hours ago, Kullervo said:

In applications: 'Curves in the right places'. I'm now tempted to use this line for a male character.

 

Please make this. Or a character with curves in all the wrong places.

 

For people I'm considering RP'ing with, my red flags are:

- Overcorrecting other people's grammatical mistakes.

- General lack of tact.

- Not laughing at any of my jokes.

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