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Brainstorming/Planning Forum?

Discussion in 'Ask the Staff' started by Ophiucha, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Ophiucha

    Ophiucha Auror

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    Maybe we could have a sub/forum for brainstorming and worldbuilding/story planning. It would both be a nice way to organize our own thoughts, and to have other people look them over and critique anything - ask for clarification where things are unclear and see if we've got certain elements down. It could be used for posting worldbuilding notes, character profiles, etc. Maybe a subforum for the Showcase?

    Just a thought. :)
     
  2. The Realm Wanderer

    The Realm Wanderer Troubadour

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    I agree with Ophiucha. A brainstorming forum would be quite entertaining to both browse through and throw some of your plans into the fray. :)
     
  3. Kelise

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    I like this idea :D I'd use it. I often get half ideas then get too fiddly with the next parts.
     
  4. Fnord

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    Writing stuff out to share works as an interactive "sketchbook". I find just typing something out to describe to others helps me formulate the idea. And it's always fun to read the stuff other people are coming up with.

    I'm in!
     
  5. Black Dragon

    Black Dragon Staff Administrator

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    Not a bad idea at all. I think that it would work best as a subforum under Showcase.

    If we are going to continue to increase the number of forums, though, we will have to consider adding more moderators. This site is growing at a very nice pace, but it may soon become too unwieldy for only three of us to moderate it.
     
  6. DianthasProphecy

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    I really do like that idea! Good Thinking!

    Goodness, I didn't realize there were only three of you moderating! You deserve a hand for that. I ran my own Play by Post RPG forum for a long time, and can't imagine doing the workload with only three people.
     
  7. The Realm Wanderer

    The Realm Wanderer Troubadour

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    Just three moderators for nearly 150 members. Still, there isn't really any problems between members, indecent threads/posts, or even spam here to deal with. Nevertheless, you probably should increase your team yes, as the member count is only going to increase over time.
     
  8. Ophiucha

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    A new moderator or two would help.
    Who are the other two, out of curiosity? I have seen you around plenty, and I think I've seen one other admin in one (Behelit?), but I can't say I recall the third.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2011
  9. Amanita

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    I like the idea as well. ;)
    And I'm really happy with the discussions in the forums at the moment. There are different opinions ;) but hardly any personal attacks or unfair posts. When I compare this to some other places...
     
  10. Black Dragon

    Black Dragon Staff Administrator

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    We've got a wonderful group of writers here, and we've managed to stay drama free. The spammers have been noticing us, though. Each day 30 or more spambots attempt to register, and an occasional spammer even gets through. Thankfully we've got a really good filter in place which stops most of it cold. The rest of it is cleaned up pretty quickly by one of us.
     
  11. Black Dragon

    Black Dragon Staff Administrator

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    A new subforum has been created. :)

    Also, we are bringing in two experienced forum administrators/moderators to help us manage this site. They will help us to maintain our high standards of quality.
     
  12. Mythos

    Mythos Troubadour

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    Could the Character interviews go in this subforum as well?
     
  13. Ophiucha

    Ophiucha Auror

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    I second this motion. Seems like a good place for it.
     
  14. Black Dragon

    Black Dragon Staff Administrator

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    Sure. That seems logical enough.
     

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