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If it's not too much to ask, I would love to see the option to delete posts. Not that I have anything to hide, but I noticed that it's a feature we don't already have. It's a little odd since most Roleplaying forums already have it and I would love to see it implemented here.
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If it's not too much to ask, I would love to see the option to delete posts. Not that I have anything to hide, but I noticed that it's a feature we don't already have. It's a little odd since most Roleplaying forums already have it and I would love to see it implemented here.


If this is implemented, I recommend a timeout feature, so someone can't just go and nuke their post history. I imagine someone shouldn't have to delete a post after two hours.
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It's funny, we've had this feature a few times but I would turn it off after encountering a bug or abuse.

roleplayerguild.com/search?topic_id=7…

I'll do some research to see why I turned it off the last time and if it's still an issue.
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@Mahz So, there's going to be a possible function to delete our own posts?
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I remember at one point it's because it broke page redirection. If you had 19 posts on a page and one was deleted, you would post again and it would redirect you to the next page, even though there was technically another slot remaining, and this persisted every page thereafter because the internal counter was off.
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I would love the ability to delete or at least hide posts as a thread creator in the event of dropped characters and what not.
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I think everyone would at least need to be able to check a "show hidden posts" box per thread, in that case. Otherwise you could end up with an abusive thread creator hiding posts as he desires.
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If this is implemented, I recommend a timeout feature, so someone can't just go and nuke their post history. I imagine someone shouldn't have to delete a post after two hours.

I think a timeout is completely reasonable. I advocate for it in the case of an accidental "double post" opposed to anything else. Having had shoddy internet almost my entire life, I've run into this issue more times than I would like to admit.
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I think everyone would at least need to be able to check a "show hidden posts" box per thread, in that case. Otherwise you could end up with an abusive thread creator hiding posts as he desires.


That's a compromise I'd be fine with.
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@Mahz Well heck, just gonna throw some out a few more I have been wishing about for a while. A Gm can dream can't she?

Suggested Tags
  • Supernatural: Undead, Werewolves, Demons, Myths, and Legends
  • Magic: Spells, Wands, Cults, Miracles, etc.
  • Mystery: Solving crimes, conspiracies, puzzles, etc.
  • Character Death: Chance of character deaths in RP
  • Mentoring: GM is open to teaching new comers


Suggested Forum Improvements:
  • Better Clarification between Free/Casual/Advanced - since so many arguments break out over this.
  • Word Counter for post that display both while typing and when the post is posted - this will help Gms better set posting limits than vague para requirements. Not a big deal for free of course, but in casual and advanced could help with posting requirements. Characters are nice but that counts all the BB Code as well.
  • "Whoa!" or "Feels" Upvote - There are plenty of great posts out there that don't fit the like/laugh/thank you but evoke some emotion whether it be anger or love or even face planting.
  • Gm ability to hide posts - to cut down on the amount of times GM's have to get a mod to request it. (Not a big thing but would be nice)
  • Co-Gm ability to edit topic.
  • Ability to transfer Gm-ship to another Rper in case a GM needs to bail or goes AWOL for an extended amount of time - that way someone can take over, edit as needed, and keep the RP going without having the whole ~reboot~ issue and losing months if not years worth of posting.
  • A 4th Miscellaneous Tab in RP for various things or even GM ability to move out dropped/dead PC's from the character tab elsewhere. Not a big deal for some RP's but for others would be a god send!
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@Mahz Well heck, just gonna throw some out a few more I have been wishing about for a while. A Gm can dream can't she?

Suggested Tags
  • Supernatural: Undead, Werewolves, Demons, Myths, and Legends
  • Magic: Spells, Wands, Cults, Miracles, etc.
  • Mystery: Solving crimes, conspiracies, puzzles, etc.
  • Character Death: Chance of character deaths in RP
  • Mentoring: GM is open to teaching new comers


Suggested Forum Improvements:
  • Better Clarification between Free/Casual/Advanced - since so many arguments break out over this.
  • Word Counter for post that display both while typing and when the post is posted - this will help Gms better set posting limits than vague para requirements. Not a big deal for free of course, but in casual and advanced could help with posting requirements. Characters are nice but that counts all the BB Code as well.
  • "Whoa!" or "Feels" Upvote - There are plenty of great posts out there that don't fit the like/laugh/thank you but evoke some emotion whether it be anger or love or even face planting.
  • Gm ability to hide posts - to cut down on the amount of times GM's have to get a mod to request it. (Not a big thing but would be nice)
  • Co-Gm ability to edit topic.
  • Ability to transfer Gm-ship to another Rper in case a GM needs to bail or goes AWOL for an extended amount of time - that way someone can take over, edit as needed, and keep the RP going without having the whole ~reboot~ issue and losing months if not years worth of posting.
  • A 4th Miscellaneous Tab in RP for various things or even GM ability to move out dropped/dead PC's from the character tab elsewhere. Not a big deal for some RP's but for others would be a god send!


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@Mahz Well heck, just gonna throw some out a few more I have been wishing about for a while. A Gm can dream can't she?

Suggested Tags
  • Supernatural: Undead, Werewolves, Demons, Myths, and Legends
  • Magic: Spells, Wands, Cults, Miracles, etc.
  • Mystery: Solving crimes, conspiracies, puzzles, etc.
  • Character Death: Chance of character deaths in RP
  • Mentoring: GM is open to teaching new comers


Suggested Forum Improvements:
  • Better Clarification between Free/Casual/Advanced - since so many arguments break out over this.
  • Word Counter for post that display both while typing and when the post is posted - this will help Gms better set posting limits than vague para requirements. Not a big deal for free of course, but in casual and advanced could help with posting requirements. Characters are nice but that counts all the BB Code as well.
  • "Whoa!" or "Feels" Upvote - There are plenty of great posts out there that don't fit the like/laugh/thank you but evoke some emotion whether it be anger or love or even face planting.
  • Gm ability to hide posts - to cut down on the amount of times GM's have to get a mod to request it. (Not a big thing but would be nice)
  • Co-Gm ability to edit topic.
  • Ability to transfer Gm-ship to another Rper in case a GM needs to bail or goes AWOL for an extended amount of time - that way someone can take over, edit as needed, and keep the RP going without having the whole ~reboot~ issue and losing months if not years worth of posting.
  • A 4th Miscellaneous Tab in RP for various things or even GM ability to move out dropped/dead PC's from the character tab elsewhere. Not a big deal for some RP's but for others would be a god send!


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Co-Gm ability to edit topic.


can we get an option to PERMANENTLY hide a post i.e. a shitposter posted in my thread saying 'first' and now i have an ugly ass 'hidden post' thing there that i'd like to just get rid of, it's just not relevant to me to 'hide' and only the mods should be able to see it. i'd rather have 19 posts per page and no ugly box, than 20 posts of which one is an ugly 'post hidden' box.
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can we get an option to PERMANENTLY hide a post i.e. a shitposter posted in my thread saying 'first' and now i have an ugly ass 'hidden post' thing there that i'd like to just get rid of, it's just not relevant to me to 'hide' and only the mods should be able to see it. i'd rather have 19 posts per page and no ugly box, than 20 posts of which one is an ugly 'post hidden' box.


Maybe posts that are hidden within 30-60 minutes are deleted, after that they can only be hidden? I don't think that should cause any issues.

By the way @Mahz, while we're on the subject of smaller improvements, accepting my PR would be cool
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There was some downtime within the last hour. Not sure why. Looking into it.
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@Mahz Since a few others were suggesting a few things:

I'm sure we don't need a ton of categories, but could the more "mature" 1x1 checks be separated from the regular 1x1 checks? I have nothing against those that want to RP that, but a large portion of the 1x1 checks are "wanna erp ;)" checks and are a pain to search through. When I was talking to Nutts and a few others about it, Nutts suggested a "smut tag", which I figure could work if separating the section altogether is too much. Something like that could help others that don't want to get their freaky on, since the 18+ tag commonly used in 1x1 checks can also mean drugs, alcohol, violence and so on and so forth. That way someone won't find themselves interested in an idea only to find out that the potential partner wants ERP in the plot.
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@Mahz

I'm not a fan of the statusupdatesd being used as chat, sometimes it's just people commenting to each other for a while. Maybe there could be an option to reply/comment directly to a status, instead of people having to make their own status to reply to something. The comments could be expanded if people want to read them, but be hidden by default in the recent status bar.
The should be able to be deleted by a mod or creator of the original status that is being replied to, showing 'deleted comment', so any hateful comments on the status update won't remain visible.
Also, maybe you could add a bar under the facebook group for the discord chat, people might notice it better there and start using that more for chats. Plus, it keeps all the social media together.

I've seen other suggest re-arranging the forums and I'm for moving the Persistent World under the Roleplaying section or as a subcategory of the Roleplaying section.
Under the Roleplays could be the category for the things that are still related to roleplays and creativity in general, like the general roleplay discussion, character sheets, articles and guides, but also the gallery and the writing contests.
And under that the off-topic section for off-topic discussion, the spam forum, etc.

Edit: I also saw the suggestion for a 'smut' tag for the mature roleplay forum. That's not a bad idea.

Maybe a seperate 18+ section could be added too, one that would only be hidden for people who aren't 18 or who aren't logged into the site. There would have to be a date of birth added to the registration form for that.
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This is probably stupid, but it popped into my mind while scrolling through 1x1: Tags for the different shippings that Roleplayers look for (MxM, FxF, MxF). Again, it's not a huge deal, but a lot of people only Roleplay one or two in my experience. It may be easier to just be able to search the tags for one of the three instead of constantly writing "Male looking for females" or "Female looking for males" in titles, but that may just be me.
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@Mahz

I'm not a fan of the statusupdatesd being used as chat, sometimes it's just people commenting to each other for a while. Maybe there could be an option to reply/comment directly to a status, instead of people having to make their own status to reply to something. The comments could be expanded if people want to read them, but be hidden by default in the recent status bar.
The should be able to be deleted by a mod or creator of the original status that is being replied to, showing 'deleted comment', so any hateful comments on the status update won't remain visible.

Status updates were never meant to be designed for a Reddit style conversation, but more like a running feed for updates you wanna post. The conversations that are had are really just a by product from people keeping watch. Originally the main aim of the status bar when it was designed was to show activity on the forum so visitors can see that it is quite active.

We as the mods can already delete status updates. It's just difficult to keep up with what's happening so we may only address the really bad ones that we see.

Also, maybe you could add a bar under the facebook group for the discord chat, people might notice it better there and start using that more for chats. Plus, it keeps all the social media together.

With the Discord button, it probably would make it less known if it was moved down to where the rules are as that section is only visible on the main site front. Currently it's visible on every page and thread, however I'll be blunt and point out that if you can't see it on the top bar then you really aren't looking for it in the first place.

I've seen other suggest re-arranging the forums and I'm for moving the Persistent World under the Roleplaying section or as a subcategory of the Roleplaying section.
Under the Roleplays could be the category for the things that are still related to roleplays and creativity in general, like the general roleplay discussion, character sheets, articles and guides, but also the gallery and the writing contests.
And under that the off-topic section for off-topic discussion, the spam forum, etc.

With Persistent RPs, Mahz has stated that he has a reason for keeping them higher up and that is due to visibility. Moving it down bellow means that less people are likely to see it and thus you will have less activity. This also got raised with the competition guys when they questioned why competitions were so far down, should perhaps be up near the News, and how they struggled to get people, but apparently Mahz forgot to mention they had access to the sidebar competition advert.

The issue is that no matter what the layout, something will suffer. The best thing to do is let common and regular things that 80% of people come here for, like off topic and roleplays, slide down to make way for important other sections or sections that need a boost.

@Mahz Since a few others were suggesting a few things:

I'm sure we don't need a ton of categories, but could the more "mature" 1x1 checks be separated from the regular 1x1 checks? I have nothing against those that want to RP that, but a large portion of the 1x1 checks are "wanna erp ;)" checks and are a pain to search through. When I was talking to Nutts and a few others about it, Nutts suggested a "smut tag", which I figure could work if separating the section altogether is too much. Something like that could help others that don't want to get their freaky on, since the 18+ tag commonly used in 1x1 checks can also mean drugs, alcohol, violence and so on and so forth. That way someone won't find themselves interested in an idea only to find out that the potential partner wants ERP in the plot.

Maybe a seperate 18+ section could be added too, one that would only be hidden for people who aren't 18 or who aren't logged into the site. There would have to be a date of birth added to the registration form for that.

This is probably stupid, but it popped into my mind while scrolling through 1x1: Tags for the different shippings that Roleplayers look for (MxM, FxF, MxF). Again, it's not a huge deal, but a lot of people only Roleplay one or two in my experience. It may be easier to just be able to search the tags for one of the three instead of constantly writing "Male looking for females" or "Female looking for males" in titles, but that may just be me.


Few things here...

Smut tag would be nice to see. Currently 18+ is for anyone who wants to have any sort of adult content (drugs, alcohol, violence, etc) or only wants 18+ aged players. The issue is that it's used everywhere and not just in the 1x1s section. Additionally when you do go into a 1x1 that does have it, it is rather funny to see how the thread is advertised as '18+' but then contains "fade to black only". In general... it just needs a little more clarity for people looking for, or not looking for, smut.

With placing in your date of birth... there is a clear reason why porn sites dropped that over 10 years ago. It does not work. On the internet, everyone is 18 if you select the right year. I do however think a private section may be a good idea, but on the same token we have the PM system.

With the mxm, fxf, mxf tags idea I'm not too sure if they'll be used properly or cover all the interest people want. There's a few people who identify as not male or female, both, furries, or even some other mix. I think the oddest one I've seen and had mentioned to me was a player who advertised as female "with extra", but the poster was adamant that Futa/Shemale is still female.
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"With Persistent RPs, Mahz has stated that he has a reason for keeping them higher up and that is due to visibility. Moving it down bellow means that less people are likely to see it and thus you will have less activity."

In fairness, what does Persistent World offer than warrants it being given (the most) premium real estate? Merely being on the front page is an incredible boost to visibility, and beyond that, I would hope that something intended to be of unique or greater quality/experience than other RPs would stand on its own merits.


Re: Tags
It seems that the conversation has again reached the "not everyone will have the tags they want" point of discussion. Personally, a set of categorical tags and then a custom "create your own" appears to be sufficient.
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In fairness, what does Persistent World offer than warrants it being given (the most) premium real estate? Merely being on the front page is an incredible boost to visibility, and beyond that, I would hope that something intended to be of unique or greater quality/experience than other RPs would stand on its own merits.
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I sometimes also feel that it might turn people not interested in Star Wars - or whatever the persistent world currently is - off from the site itself. Think of your average person who will do a Google search and then pass over things in the first thirty seconds on the first round of filtering. "This is 18+ only, this is closed for newcomers, this is a Star Wars one, oh, this one looks promising!"
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