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It's hard to reply to every point made in this thread. Just know that I regularly mine ideas from this thread when I have some spare time, especially to remember what I was last working on. It also cuts into my Guild work time to clarify my thoughts on every suggestion and serves as a channel for procrastination.

I want to resume work this weekend.

@Lady Amalthea Good ideas. I definitely like higher level tags like "Magic" and "Character Death". Especially the latter since it's a fundamental game mechanic distinction.

@Kuro Yeah, that's a good point -- isolating mature RPs from the rest so that you're not having to sift through one when you're only looking for the other. Even the roleplayerguild.com/roleplays view doesn't give you the option to blacklist tags, unfortunately.

@Calle I think I wrote a post within the last 5 pages that responded to the sidebar chat concern, but I have two ideas that should declutter the sidebar: only your first status message per X minutes appears in the sidebar, and a "Reply" button that lets you reply to a status without writing your own status -- as if it were a tiny forum topic.

@LegendBegins @Shienvien Good points. The PW is already doomed by its intrinsic lack of mass appeal since it's essentially a single roleplay. It's at the top as a trade-off that was supposed to be temporary. And by the time I got around to work on the Guild again since PW was created, the PW system was reset with a new theme which I thought would've been an unfair time to move it. I will move it soon.

It's a good point that it also may make the forum look like a Star Wars fanfic forum to new visitors.
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You gave a pretty comprehensive answer at that time. I wonder how much the development of an alternative text editor has progressed? @Mahz
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I heard I might have come across strongly with regard to PW in my last post or people might have been reacting to it.

To clarify, the PW concept has been part of the Guild since Day One.

Here it's seen in archive.org's first ever snapshot of the Guild from April 2007: web.archive.org/web/20070421113235/ht…



It will always be "doomed" to a relatively small group of people by its very nature, the same reason a roleplay rarely scales beyond a few people. It's just fun and part of Guild tradition.

But I'd rather talk about other things in this thread than PW's placement on the homepage.

@Vec Building my own editor quickly proved to be a horrific amount of work, so I did drop that ball.

Lately I've been looking into getting something like CKEditor working on the Guild. There there are plenty of challenges there as well.

Working on the Guild quickly made me aware how much full time engineering muscle platforms like vBulletin/Xenforo put into their editor.
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