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This thread is to discuss anything about games hosted on RPGPost.com

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New ones get posted as they come up. You might be able to find a game to join if you talk to the GMs for the games here. I'm not taking new players at the moment but I would wager that some of the other games may have an empty slot if you asked.

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I was recently asked this, so hopefully I can clarify one of the guidelines for your game. Games hosted here do not have to be open to all participants. The ST is able to select who they would like in their game.

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Chosen, is it possible to remove the initial moderator from a board?

This is in specific reference to the situation in 200X, but also something good to know in general.

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Sure it is possible for a moderator to be removed from a forum. There aren't a set of guidelines for it, but it is possible. Certain actions, like threatening another player, would require me to remove and ban a mod.

I am not saying that I am going to remove Nova from 200X because I admit that it could be a possibility. I will step in and try to help resolve the issue though.

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Originally Posted By: Shae
Chosen, is it possible to remove the initial moderator from a board?

This is in specific reference to the situation in 200X, but also something good to know in general.


Why do so? what is going on that requires new moderation? ARen't things going okay?

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No. There is a problem over how responsible to the site a moderator must be. How long are they gone before they can be replaced and if they do come back after a long abscence, are they still a mod.

This is a problem people have devoted a good deal of posting to in the 200X forum.

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The rules for a new game have been modified slightly. The players now have to have characters before a game can get its own forum. The characters do not have to be publicly posted.

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Hey Chosen, I was curious of something. When we get a new Forum set up for a game, according to the rules:

The Rules.

We get new sub forums based off the amount of effort we, as writers put into them; which I'm totally cool with.

What I was curious about though was it seems like we seemed to have almost developed a 'standard package' of sub forums that are required. For instance:

Character Profiles

Fictions

My questions is, can we discuss maybe getting these two sub forums as part of opening a new section and add the others per the standard guidelines?

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The main reason that I created the rules for the new forums is to stop new games from having the forums. The reason is that it takes me time to set up the forums. And we have had a series of games that people expressed a lot of interest in but then never really participated in. So I created the rules so that my effort must be matched by the players of the game.

I completely understand why you are asking for this, but I want to make sure that the new forums go to games that are being played. To be fair I reduces the number of posts required to get new forums so that people can expand the games quickly.

I am trying to do is convince the developer of the forum software to integrate options so that I can allow forum moderators to create sub forums based off of rules that I can set. I don't know if or when that will happen though.

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I have updated the rules for the games here. The short of it is that games now need to be staged in the games subforum. The advantage is that now games can be started at any point without needing to wait for me to set up a subforum.

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I will not be adding additional forums for existing games until after the site update. New games in the staging area can still receive their own forum.

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I am thinking about ditching the "game" forum app and going back to the old way of doing things where I create forums for people. New games have been pretty sparse since I switched things over and I'm not sure if it is worth the hassle(cost) to keep it if it isn't being utilized. Anyone have an objection?

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The App costs you extra money? In that case switch back to the old way. Maybe it's time for another donation... now where was my Creditcard again...?

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Some "features" on here cost money. Some are a 1 time fee and others require me to pay something every 6 months, or rather my ability to get updates expires every 6 months. I often let things slide when I can and don't pay the updates. But there are certain features or admin functions that come with new versions of the software that I think will improve things here that I will want to pay to get.

One example is the editor that you use to type in new content. It gets updated and bugs get fixed with each version. If I upgrade to the latest version in order to try to fix a bug with the editor I then have to upgrade everything else on the site.

Thanks, but I don't really need any money for the site. I can afford to pay for the stuff right now. But ultimately it is a never ending cycle and if something doesn't actually provide any value to the site I'm just not sure if it is worth the hassle.

If people see value in it then I'll keep using it.

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I like the games set-up, personally, but it's no huge deal one way or another. If most people don't care or don't feel particularly strongly about it, I'd say go with whichever is easier on you. :)

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I'll be honest.

When the new games setup got initiated here, it had become a issue in display (as in the menu that appears on theright of some game forums will break the layout of a post) Also mobile devices really don't get to enjoy this addition if you have to use the mobile skin. I think getting back to basics in the long run for you would be easier and cheaper. At least that is the way it sounds like from what you posted.

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I am not sure if I'll change the games or not. For now I'll be leaving it as is to see how the process works with games being archived.

I am contemplating expanding the staging area and making multiple top level forums for the different types of games. This will give people less clutter for their game posts and allow me to more easily figure out what game system each game belongs to. Does this sound like a good idea?

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I have modified this forum a bit. This forum is now solely for discussion elements of the games. There is a new forum to post the details of your new game and to recruit players.

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To start a new game you HAVE to create a post in the recruitment forum. Once you have enough players for your game you can create the forum for your game at any time. Your game will initially be displayed as a subforum of this forum. If players are still posting regularly after a period of time I will move it to the main forum listing.

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I am intentionally being vague on the time and amount of posts required until a forum will be moved to the main forum listing. The time period will have to be adjusted based on my availability. It isn't my goal to keep a game back, but it is my goal to make sure that games are active and appear like they will be active for the near future before they get moved up.

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