What's up with this site lately, and how can we fix it??

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Re: What's up with this site lately, and how can we fix it??

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I think it should be taken a step further. As in not allowing people to advertise 1x1's with a whole tab forum or using the tab system for anything other than a full rp, isn't there another thread to store testing forums and the like? It's the journals right?

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Re: What's up with this site lately, and how can we fix it??

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I remember some time ago there was a thread or forum specifically for Character Journals. I don't remember a general journals forum. If I remember correctly, Character Journals was about players writing stories for their original characters outside of roleplay, which actually could still be covered under the writing forum in the creative realm.

One thing I will say about 1x1, not all of them are intentional. I participate in a roleplay that started with four players and six characters. One player made a character sheet and then never participated in the actual story. Another player started in the story and then disappeared, so now we have been reduced to a 1x1 with four characters.

For a player who intends from the start to only have one other player, I'd rather suggest they write out their intent in the roleplayers wanted or interest check forums and then keep their 1x1 in PM. We totally do need to advertise those forums more. Hiding tags is also a good solution.

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Re: What's up with this site lately, and how can we fix it??

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I just want to know what happened with the option to instant chat people on this site. I thought it was my computer that's been having troubles, or my other acc, but no. The site completely did away with it. Why? I'm tired of sending people pm's..

Bring instant chat back. That was the best.

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Re: What's up with this site lately, and how can we fix it??

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Now that we have ourselves a good supply of moderators, perhaps in the future a potential poster could look to this link and see if their idea is already there. Maybe even add their own issue in this location.

https://feedback.roleplaygateway.com/
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I know it's been brought up many a time throughout this thread now, but seriously, something needs to be done about how many RPs are exclusive 1x1s and storage. The RP I've created in need of players doesn't even appear under the RP tab, meanwhile there's a big list of RPs I can't join.
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Re: What's up with this site lately, and how can we fix it??

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby ChaoticMarin on Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:27 am

It would be very helpful if there was simply an "RP is full" flag or tag that GMs could tick so that they could be filtered out. Regardless of whether it's 1x1s or huge 12 person RPs, advertising full RPs is very unhelpful.

æsthetic wrote:I just want to know what happened with the option to instant chat people on this site. I thought it was my computer that's been having troubles, or my other acc, but no. The site completely did away with it. Why? I'm tired of sending people pm's..

Bring instant chat back. That was the best.


Believe it or not, the software behind that was used by hackers to rough up our website. There were also other issues, like the fact that it was almost never moderated and was therefore in constant violation of the site rules, but the hacking incident is the main reason it's gone for now.
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Re: What's up with this site lately, and how can we fix it??

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby SpiritDancer on Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:02 pm

Really my main complaint about the website is that it needs to be updated visually, and the BBcode also needs a good update as well. The site just looks really outdated, and it's also hard to navigate for new people and it should be easier to find out where everything actually is.

I also have to agree that having the little chat bar thing at the bottom of the website would be amazing again. It gave me updates on when someone submitted a character to my roleplay or when my character was mentioned in a post. Now it's very easy to forget exactly which roleplays I'm involved in without having to delete characters from dead roleplays.

Another problem I have is that, while I do know that updates are coming, they really, really need to be more transparent. We got the announcement for the updates during the beginning of this year, and since then there has been no news at all about what changes were actually coming to the site or when those changes were actually coming. There needs to be more communication about that because at this point no one can be sure whether or not those changes are truly going to be happening.

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Re: What's up with this site lately, and how can we fix it??

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SpiritDancer wrote:
Really my main complaint about the website is that it needs to be updated visually, and the BBcode also needs a good update as well. The site just looks really outdated, and it's also hard to navigate for new people and it should be easier to find out where everything actually is.

I also have to agree that having the little chat bar thing at the bottom of the website would be amazing again. It gave me updates on when someone submitted a character to my roleplay or when my character was mentioned in a post. Now it's very easy to forget exactly which roleplays I'm involved in without having to delete characters from dead roleplays.

Another problem I have is that, while I do know that updates are coming, they really, really need to be more transparent. We got the announcement for the updates during the beginning of this year, and since then there has been no news at all about what changes were actually coming to the site or when those changes were actually coming. There needs to be more communication about that because at this point no one can be sure whether or not those changes are truly going to be happening.


RPG is not so much getting updated as re-built from the ground up on a new platform called Maki, which is currently under construction and could use all the capable helpers it can get. You can follow the updates and maybe get involved yourself through the Maki Dev Slack, the link to which is available through this blog entry.

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