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Admins and Moderators,

I am writing to share an idea that is many years in the making.

I've been a part of this roleplaying community from year one, when I was in high school. (I'm 28 years old now.) I took a few years off at one point and had to make this account five years ago. I think my old screen name was YinYangMan. In any case, this community has influenced me so much, not only in my writing, but in life.

What I want to share with you is a business idea that was inspired by this site. I wrote the business plan nearly three years ago, when the idea first formed. Two years ago, I made it into a LLC under the name Infinity Fiction. Since then, I have been trying to bring the idea to life. I had a friend who claimed to be a top notch web designer, who failed to create the website as I imagined it. Not that it was his fault, but my final vision is a highly functional website/app, perhaps too much for any one developer. I could see where I wanted to go, but not exactly how I should get there.

At first, I was planning on getting the site up and running. Then I was going to approach you all, the staff of this site, to see if you would want to join and merge forces. I've come to the realization that this is impractical. I can't get the site made first, I don't have the resources. It would be better (and I wish I would have realized this sooner) if we worked together on this from the beginning.

To be clear, I am not asking you all to invest time and money into some outside thing, at least not any time soon. First, what I would like to do is start a new persistent world called "Infinity Fiction". Here I would test my ideas and show that they can work. One of the main ideas in this project will be that people are only allowed to write in this world during designated times when a moderator has agreed to be online. Of course, I would be the one doing this, and I would be doing this on a purely voluntary basis. I would be online to moderate, two hours a day, every day, at the same time each day. Later, if able, I could dedicate more time to moderating. Also, players could volunteer time to moderate as well. Eventually, I would want the world to have a moderator(s) online for a good portion of every day.

I won't go into more detail on the project at the moment. Instead I would like you all to get to know me a little better. I want you all to understand how serious I am about making this work and how confident I am that it WILL work.

I grew up in a middle class family from TN. Both my parents worked in a factory (and still work there to this day). I made good grades in high school and got through college on a combination of scholarships, student loans, restaurant work, and the occasional help from my parents. I got my bachelor's degree in business management. While in college, I studied abroad and was the president of the International Business Association for a few years.

After college, I stayed in the restaurant industry while I was deciding how best to use my talents. I knew I wanted to start a business, but I didn't know what kind. I also knew I loved to write, so I spent my off time writing a book and roleplaying on this site. Then it hit me, I should find a way that we (people who love to roleplay write) could make a living off of doing what we love. That's what led me to this project.

Today, I am a self-published author with a family of my own and great big idea to share. I am also practically unemployed as my restaurant has closed its dining room and bar, but they have decided not to close and keep their to-go's open. As a server/bartender and technically a part time employee, I'm screwed. They haven't laid me off, and I am technically still employed, even though I'm not getting any shifts to work. So I'm receiving no compensation as of yet and getting no hours to work. Luckily, I have enough saved to get by for the next month or two.

All this is to say, I would really appreciate the chance to show you all what I believe is possible. This is not something I've came up with over night. It is a huge undertaking, but I have the motivation to do things right. I also have the motivation to achieve big results FAST. And if you let me start a persistent world here, I know it can be done. Give me two weeks, and you will all be able to clearly see what I'm talking about.

This involves no risk or cost for anyone but myself (as I will be volunteering my time to get things done). And if it all works out as envisioned, we may all find ourselves on the ground floor of something VERY BIG.

Thanks for your time.

Please feel free to ask me more.
Hidden 7 days ago Post by Ruby
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PM me with the details of it you have, please.
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