As I come from a different RP forum, and I know that not every RP forum is the same, I know I should be cautious when making certain suggestions. A forum that has regulars from years back, obviously started small, and therefore I will state that I realize that most of my suggestions are probably things that people have suggested before.
I suggest a few changes within the forums. The place seems like it’s been around for a while, but I see that the RPing forum is quite… Not to sound rude… Messy. All the RPs are in the same place, which can lead towards a bit of trouble when looking for a finished RP you want to read over. I suggest making seperate forums for each particular RP (one for fantasy-based RPs, one for modern and futuristic, one for fan-fics, and one for battle threads). That way, people can go to one particular forum to find one particular thread. Rather than going into one giant forum to find a mess of different kinds of threads. This would keep from confusion.
My second suggestion, is to make the rules guide a bit more in-depth on an IC level. When RPing, there’s obviously boundaries. I’ve been to more than one RP forum in my life, and I’ve seen a lot of different styles of RPing. Some write paragraph style (which I’ve seen a lot here so far), asterisk action style (which I’ve also seen a bit here), and there’s also script style, which I haven’t seen just yet. I know that some are comfortable with one certain style, myself included. I learned how to RP with asterisk, but I found paragraph and dropped asterisk for the other. I would put in the rules “This forum runs mainly on (style) of RPing. Of course, you can RP in a different style, such as (style), but our main style is (style).”
Third, put warnings on language use. In todays world where a 10 year old can type faster than most adults, there are bound to be more children on public internet sites. Including this one. I know that a lot of people don’t care if children read swear words, and if they start using them it’s their problem, but the parents of the children do care. I’d know, I’ve been there. If someone overuses it IC or OOC wise, tell them to knock it off? Maybe? Please? I don’t want to lose my privleges just as much as the next person. And one of the things that could cause that is too much language on the sites I go to.
Fourth, make a type of guide for battling and role playing in general. In battles, it’s easy to godmod with any character. Doesn’t matter what it’s abilities are or not, you can godmod with it. Putting up guidelines on how many attacks a person can make in one post, and how powerful one attack would be. Unless the style of orthodox fighting would be “as long as you’re not more powerful than Omega Shenron, you’re fine.” then I shouldn’t be talking. But I doubt that’s the case. This would also help beginners know how to keep from being flamed by over zealous role players.
Of course, these are just mere suggestions, and you are not obligated to do such. I just wish to make this site just as successful as the next one. And if you have any questions to the above, don’t hesitate to ask.
Antaeus, titan of the earth.
P.S. If someone could, please list, or point me to a list, of who the moderators and admins are, so I know who to speak with incase of emergencies? Thanks.
-edited to not be painful to read