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xx Re: Improving RP Quality...
« Reply #60 on: Mar 3rd, 2014, 6:11pm »

on Mar 3rd, 2014, 6:02pm, Emiko wrote:
As far as turning my should haves into must haves... If by June/July, things are running smoothly and people are responding positively to these regulations, I will consider implementing a time period for those recommendations to becoming actual rules. I just want to see how difficult this is going to be to maintain and how well people will respond to this new system before I put any further regulations in place.


My concern with this is that it will be difficult, if not impossible, to differentiate between someone who is genuinely struggling and someone who simply cannot be bothered. If the complaints are coming from the latter, then isn't that actually evidence that the system is working as opposed to not?
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« Reply #61 on: Mar 3rd, 2014, 6:28pm »

I don't quite know how this system is going to affect things quite yet which is why I'm setting low standards at the moment. I'm also very concerned about how difficult it is going to be to maintain... Until I know how this is going to affect things, I don't want to do too much right away.

My main goal with this right now is to stop people from posting one liners, and that's it. Once we accomplish that goal, my aim is to steadily move up from there. While this won't necessarily distinguish the lazy from those that are slower to progress, that is why I want to re-evaluate where things are three to four months from now. For the time being, I want people to move up from one sentence to two. If people can't do that or display a decent amount of literacy, then that needs to be addressed before anything else.
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« Reply #62 on: Mar 3rd, 2014, 9:01pm »

Fair enough. I hold no grudges with that. I'll be checking in from time to time to see how things are progressing.

Also, one quick suggestion: 'grandfather' any existing RPs. The new rules should only affect RPs that were started after they were instated. My concern here is that you're suddenly asking for a lot more out of some of these RPers, and we don't want to overwhelm them by suddenly having to do much more over the sometimes vast amount of RPs they may have going at any given time.
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« Reply #63 on: Mar 9th, 2014, 08:36am »

Emiko, I love your idea of using two sentences. We all know of the RPers here that will post a six-word reply and think they're okay with what they're doing. However, this system will make them do more than just forty characters, and yet it would allow them to ease into a system that they would be able to work with.

Another good thing about this is that it may discourage the writers for using this site for physical needs, which I believe is always a good thing. If you use it for the physical aspect, then you don't need to be writing.

As for Crimson's idea, I believe that people should need to request to have their RPs grandfathered. Make them do some actual work to reap the reward, rather than just assuming that they're safe. I think that makes sense.
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« Reply #64 on: Mar 17th, 2014, 10:32pm »

I am butting in again just to share one little nugget of... wisdom? Opinion? And opinionated shiny nugget? Let's go with that last one.

I feel like enforcing any kind of requirement on roleplayers, no matter how experienced or inexperienced they are, takes away from the point of roleplaying. I don't know about the rest of you, but I roleplay to have fun. For me, it's a kind of stress relief. I don't want to have to worry about whether or not my spelling and grammar are 100% correct (though I do that anyway), or whether or not I used exactly 8 sentences in a paragraph, or whether or not I had 2 paragraphs in each and every post I write. All roleplays are different, and not all posts call for the same amount of writing. What if, for example, you're at some sort of high ranking where you're supposed to be writing 8 sentences or x amount of paragraphs, but the current situation calls for your character to give a short response? There have been times in other roleplays where in one post, I've written well over 25-some paragraphs detailing some big giant something-or-other, and then two posts later I wrote two simple sentences, simply because that's all the situation called for. Also, it's possible that new members might be turned off by a ranking system that dictated that, by a certain rank you MUST post x amount of sentences/paragraphs. I know that your requirements are low and are aimed at eliminating one-liners and such, but I'm just trying to get my point across as best I can.

As for my original idea, I didn't intend to imply that people segregate themselves by saying they're this type or this type of roleplaying. I wasn't implying that at all. I was just sharing a method that I have seen work very well on other websites without any of the problems you think might exist with it. However, it seems that most of you think my idea would never work and would only lead to the Star Bellied Sneeches hanging out with the other Star Bellied Sneeches. All I can say is that I can promise you from my own personal experiences that it doesn't end up that way.

As for the whole posting from a phone/tablet/whatever - some of my good friends frequently post from their phones and I've not noticed any problems with it affecting their normal quality of roleplaying - length, grammar, style, etc. I wouldn't worry too much about that in general.

The bottom line is that, in my own humble opinion, I think that roleplaying should just be a fun thing. Trying to tack too many rules and regulations on it just makes it... not as much fun.
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« Reply #65 on: Mar 19th, 2014, 1:40pm »

I think a lot of the problems we're having with this discussion is that the RPer's who already hold themselves to some standard of writing don't want to have those standards being enforced, as then even though they already meet or exceed any rules they'd feel forced. Meanwhile there are some people who probably really need to get a bit of a kick in the rear to improve.

As Mini was saying also, there's several situation were a long post would be just as bad as a one liner would be in another. Personally I'm a very efficient person and I try to keep my communication streamlined so it doesn't get unnecessarily confusing and bogged down with extra details. I normally write 2 paragraphs or so per post, but I often fall below that. We just need to make sure that any rule system we bring about based on post length takes the context of the response into account, not just the length.
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« Reply #66 on: Mar 19th, 2014, 3:44pm »

on Mar 19th, 2014, 1:40pm, Ragnarok2 wrote:
I think a lot of the problems we're having with this discussion is that the RPer's who already hold themselves to some standard of writing don't want to have those standards being enforced, as then even though they already meet or exceed any rules they'd feel forced. Meanwhile there are some people who probably really need to get a bit of a kick in the rear to improve.

As Mini was saying also, there's several situation were a long post would be just as bad as a one liner would be in another. Personally I'm a very efficient person and I try to keep my communication streamlined so it doesn't get unnecessarily confusing and bogged down with extra details. I normally write 2 paragraphs or so per post, but I often fall below that. We just need to make sure that any rule system we bring about based on post length takes the context of the response into account, not just the length.


This is the entire point behind the 90% clause.
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« Reply #67 on: Aug 6th, 2015, 6:24pm »

I can only promise on my word as a future writer that I'll do my utmost.
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« Reply #68 on: Aug 6th, 2015, 8:48pm »

on Aug 6th, 2015, 6:24pm, Craran wrote:
I can only promise on my word as a future writer that I'll do my utmost.

Same here.
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« Reply #69 on: Aug 6th, 2015, 10:00pm »

Maybe have a section for practicing RPs, with admins and others being able to criticise and give feedback and advice?
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« Reply #70 on: Jan 9th, 2018, 07:10am »

I’ve given this thread a bit of reading and something I find quite appealing is the small nudges. Perhaps combining this with the earlier mentioned “2 paragraph minimum” idea. Admittedly, the larger paragraph minimum would be a quite harsh. Perhaps instead, a watered down version With a required minimum amount of sentences or characters. I could see how this could be a mandate of sorts, but instead of denying a rper the ability to post, after multiple consecutive posts below this level would require them to communicate with one of the more experienced rpers, at which point they would be communicating and learning. If the short post rper didn’t show progress, then they would have to go through another session with another poster, with a 3 strike system, at the end of which would require the minimum amount of sentences or characters in order to post. This system would give rpers the chance to learn to improve.
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