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[Discussion] The Workshop

21 January 2018 - 05:51 PM

The Workshop is brand new, so while we're still getting it off the ground, I figure I'l leave this topic here for comments and suggestions pertaining to improving it. I went with a pretty open, casual model for us, but improvements are welcome.


Happy Workshopping!



Workshop Rules

21 January 2018 - 05:09 PM


Welcome to the Workshop



Welcome to the next big thing in the land of YCM RPs: the Workshop!
What's the Workshop, I hear you asking? The Workshop is a place for the community to help one another improve their ideas, be they RP concepts, characters, worlds, or anything else that might not fall under the above. Unlike the OOC section, the Workshop is more of a place for discussion, and as such we'll be keeping things a bit more casual and informal in here than we do in OOC. Here's how it works.

Workshop Rules



0. BE HELPFUL! All replies in the Workshop are meant to be constructive. We're here to help one another, not necessarily critique. This is rule 0 because is super important.
1. All YCM and OOC section rules apply in the Workshop.
2. All Opening Posts (but not replies) must adhere (loosely) to the RP Section Advanced Clause. What this means is that, if you're going to post something in the Workshop, it must be no less than 100 words in length or 4 lines long. Since the Workshop is a more casual forum, this will not be enforced as strictly as it is in the RP section, but that doesn't mean you should post single-sentence topics and expect your topic to stay unlocked.

3. All Topics in the Workshop must be tagged with one of the following descriptors:

  • [Discussion]- We used to put these kinds of threads in OOC, but now they go here. They're for dialogue about running RPs, making characters, etc. they are NOT help topics.
  • [RP]- These threads are for working on Roleplays themselves. Think of these as pre-OOC threads where you iron all of the kinks out of your concept.
  • [Character]- For Character creation help, either with an idea you have, or just asking for input from other members about what kind of character you should make for a given RP. Also applies to hosts who want to make NPCs and villains.
  • [Setting]- Similar to RP, but specifically for stuff pertaining to worlds. Usually what you'll post if you need help adding to your database thread, or if you're trying to come up with a cool setpiece for an RP..
  • [Mechanics]- For gameplay related things. For instance: How magic will function in a fantasy rp. Hosts may also post threads with this tag if they want help spotting rules violations (like godmodding).
  • [Misc.]- If you don't think your help topic falls into any of the above categories, tag it with Misc. The RP Moderator will re-tag it if necessary.


Roleplay Moderator: Zai

Post explosions

16 January 2018 - 09:04 PM


You heard me. Do it.

[Discussion] Interest Check... kind of

13 January 2018 - 02:27 PM

So, to start the new year off right, I’d like to attempt to run (or get one started, If people would rather me not host) a more casual, new-person friendly rp that doesn’t have a big, involved OOC thread.

The problem is... well... I have no idea what that might be, or who’s free enough to join in. So, I figured I’d case the section for thoughts and opinions (and interest, obv).

New Staff Member Election

13 January 2018 - 09:01 AM

I wasn’t quite sure if C&S was where this should go, but screw it.

So, we've been talking this over in the mod forum for the past couple of days, and we've decided to promote a new moderator. Wait, did I say promote? I meant Elect. No BS this time, we want to hold an election for a new moderator.

Now a couple of things that I'm sure you're all wondering:

What kind of position will this new staff member fill?

None! Ok, not quite, but the spot isn't going to be for a specific section. We need more voices on the team; more opinions, and more manpower to properly keep things running smoothly. No specific expertise necessary, just a good, level head and the work ethic to get shit done.

So who are the candidates? You tell us! We want the community to nominate users for this spot, after which the team will vet the list and put candidates up for a site-wide vote in which everyone (including us) will participate. We haven't worked out the specific schedule yet, but expect everything to be over and done with in a couple of weeks at most.

This probably won’t be the only change the team makes this year, either, but consider this a first step toward us cleaning ourselves up.

EDIT: We newsbois nao

Edit 2 (FD): Nomination standing as of post 125
Edit 3 (FD): Nominations updated for post 201
Nomination Standings