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PostSubject: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:08 pm

Hello There!,

We have a question for you,

What would you like to see from us here at JP Mainframe?

We know that a lot of you are remnant members of JPL and do not want to see that community die, so please help!

Both Staff and Member's activity has dropped greatly over the last little while ( It has been a while since I've been around) so I personally want to find a way to reinvigorate everyone's passion once more including the staff!

I know we have a feedback thread but this is a little more dire and needs a thread of it's own.

Good suggestions/Feedback to give might look like :

What are we doing right?
What are we doing wrong?
What do you want to see us doing?
What do you expect of staff?
etc


Please either sound off below or Private Message myself with whatever you can think of.

Help us, help you for the good of the community!


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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:42 pm

Well I received an email with this message. Figured I'd log back in and post why I've been gone. Back in June I ran into an unresolved issue with my laptop. I had been planning an update to my JPOG JW pack and was updating stuff before that occurred. I went a while without my laptop just doing other things like playing my DS to tide me over. When I finally got a new laptop as a gift I've kind of lost the interest in JP and JPOG. Other non-JP dinosaur related things have been holding my interest such as keeping track on the Beasts of the Mesozoic line (definitely this one) and Saurian.

If I had to give a single suggestion it would be themes. I miss the green one I used back on JPL and would like something like that here, but that's not stopping me from using the site. Again the lack of activity and lack of interest in JP currently has been for me. Maybe when more stuff on the second JW film pops up it may revive that interest for me.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:52 pm

I just want people to post in my FanFiction thread, but I guess that's not up to staff. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:39 pm

I thank you both for your replies, I appreciate it.

The look of the forum is definitely something I have looked into, I am thinking more so of the physical content within the boards also.

Should we have a mother site separate for the forum?


Also, LK, this is true Razz I hope more people post in it also.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:43 pm

I'd like to see some more news posts on the front page (even if there isn't any actual news) - just something to start conversation, even if it's silly.

Also (think I've mentioned this elsewhere, but still): some interactive things like a caption contest. Those are always fun!
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:47 pm

smaugtheterrible wrote:
I'd like to see some more news posts on the front page (even if there isn't any actual news) - just something to start conversation, even if it's silly.
That itself brings me back to the above post, Does everyone like the Portal or would they rather a separate website?


Also (think I've mentioned this elsewhere, but still): some interactive things like a caption contest. Those are always fun!

Good idea!

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:01 am

I second the news idea. There were 20k people talking about Jurassic World 2 on facebook. There is info to be shared and talked about.

Obviously I'd like to see a real RPG that runs and keeps going. There is interest but a lack of activity due to infrequent updates and such.

No, you don't need a website. No offense, though I'm sure it will, but the forum is barely being kept up with so how is adding more going to help? Just a rhetorical question.

My honest, adult opinionis that you need to rethink this staff thing. No offense but we've been through this alrwady. Empty promises of " behind the scenes stuff coming," haven't been kept. Time to truly evaluate who is here doing more than just holding a position and not doing anything. Sorry, it's my opinion that their is too much of a clique involved with JPL and now JMF. If you don't like it that's fine.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:26 am

Glad you seconded the news thread and I agree with your point on added a website. To get a medium in that I've changed what sections shows up on the portal side of things to the News Forum. Which is where we can post news.

On the RPG front, it's something I definitely want to grow personally. As to how we go about that is another story.

I understand what you are saying about staff. Myself I know I am not the greasiest and I'll admit to that. I'll take your words and list them in my notes and move from there. Thank you Speigel.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:09 pm

This might not help but here are a few reasons I haven't been on in a while.

JP Legacy closing has still been somewhat traumatic to the community for me. I still get depressed and like to try and forget about it, which obviously leads to the problem of me not being here. Some users will never come back and that stings. Which leads into my next point.

Lack of activity in general from other users. I feel that that this fanbase is somewhat bored of JP at the moment. I'm a bit burnt out too. There isn't much to talk about and get hyped over so I think some people don't feel the need to come back yet.

This is even more disheartening when you post a topic about the older movies or something else in the fandom. Like LK said it makes you not want to make the effort if nobody reads what you have to say.

So it's a vicious cycle at the moment. I don't know if there's anything you can do about it.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:53 pm

I can definitely empathise with you on the first point. It still doesn't feel right. The only thing we can do is try to pick ourselves up and move on.

I think now that some stuff has started to surface again it is a good time to bolster a minimum of activity. Even during the dead period, JPL still was rather active.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:25 pm

I got the email and honestly I've just been too busy adulting to talk JP :/
I haven't really been on here too much, at least since registering after JPLegacy went offline.
There's a JP thing I need to craft up for Halloween, and there's still so much JP stuff I'm curious on or that'd be cool to ask about. Where's the time though.
Really if I had time I'd love to sit down and watch JW again. or any of the movies really. Maybe after this semester we can do an IRC group watch or something fun.

So keep the lights on don't let the auxiliary generator run out. I got a million lines of code to read still.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:18 pm

Would asking for a promotion blitz for this site count? I know this is slightly off topic but I think that if staff members and people who were in JPL for a long time were to do this, we'd get more members and this place would be more active.

Not only that, but can we crack down on deliberate flaming here and have a ban on "Who's the real torchholder of JPL's legacy" (pardon the pun)? When it was discovered that JPL was basically being revived, it led to a verbal civil war here between former JPL'ers that set us back quite a bit. If anything else, it temporarily revived the bad old days that JPL was known for. Back in late-2014 when I was a lurker there was flaming, complaining, and all sorts of other chaos that it caused Tyrannosaur to seriously consider shutting down JPL before JW even came out. I also remember how you (TRK) was locking threads left and right. Needless to say, nobody wants to remember those days. JPL 2.0 is coming like it or not, and we don't need the fanbase to be damaged even further then it already is.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:54 pm

Yeah, another reason I was hesitant to return was because I heard rumors that people here hated me and were talking behind my back.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:59 pm

LK,

I am sorry you feel that way and wouldn't wish that on anyone. I personally never saw any of this and there a no hard feelings for anything from me. I hope we can change the way you feel to be more positive about this place. You are most welcome here I can assure you of that. I will find a way for the RPs to be revived and responded to!




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I'm not quite sure what you are asking for? A promotion blitz?

I'm not quite sure where your getting the information about me locking threads ? But if I was either there was a very good reason for it, which I've always explained why or It was because fights were getting out of control. If I've locked threads in the past that people wanted to be opened and that's caused anger I do apologise. From day one though I've always been for the community here and I'm trying my best to help it.

I'm not quite sure what "JPL 2" has to do with this. This is a separate site and while yes there are a lot of ex JPL staff here as staff members, 99% of us do not wish for this place to get the way JPL did back then. The civil war you speak of honestly died a while ago and that thread has been dead for months and nothing more came from it. I haven't actually seen the flaming you speak of for a while now. Everyone's moved on from the negativity and if I'm not mistaken people just want to have a place where they can enjoy taking about the franchise.

While my response may seem defensive, I will take your points under consideration. No idea is a bad idea. What tou asking for if I understand it correctly is in progress and there will be updates soon. Thank you.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:43 pm

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I am sorry you feel that way and wouldn't wish that on anyone.  I personally never saw any of this and there a no hard feelings for anything from me. I hope we can change the way you feel to be more positive about this place. You are most welcome here I can assure you of that. I will find a way for the RPs to be revived and responded to!




Rhedo,

I'm not quite sure what you are asking for? A promotion blitz?

I'm not quite sure where your getting the information about me locking threads ? But if I was either there was a very good reason for it, which I've always explained why or It was because fights were getting out of control. If I've locked threads in the past that people wanted to be opened and that's caused anger I do apologise. From day one though I've always been for the community here and I'm trying my best to help it.

I'm not quite sure what "JPL 2" has to do with this. This is a separate site and while yes there are a lot of ex JPL staff here as staff members, 99% of us do not wish for this place to get the way JPL did back then. The civil war you speak of honestly died a while ago and that thread has been dead for months and nothing more came from it. I haven't actually seen the flaming you speak of for a while now. Everyone's moved on from the negativity and if I'm not mistaken people just want to have a place where they can enjoy taking about the franchise.

While my response may seem defensive, I will take your points under consideration. No idea is a bad idea. What tou asking for if I understand it correctly is in progress and there will be updates soon. Thank you.

It back in late 2014 when I was a lurker when the interest among JW was at a fever pitch with the members of JPL at the time and the members where inadvertently kind of out of control with their passion. I hope that clears things up.

As for my 'promotion blitz' I'm talking about how every member here promotes this site on dinosaur/JP related Facebook and Twitter pages and stuff like that. Sorry that I didn't make it more specific in my last post.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:02 pm

I understand now thank you.

A promotion Blitz would be amazing. I think first steps though is bolster some things to advertise about first.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:23 pm

Well, you shouldn't implement a "promotion blitz" before you have something more to offer. Having a ton of people show up to what is currently "nothing" or "nearly dead" is some regards gets us nowhere.

I did see you've added some things TRK, which is an awesome start.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:29 pm

Thanks spiegel,

Social Media is back online also.


Jurassic Mainframe Group on FB and @jurassicparkmainfrm on Twitter!

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:40 pm

I guess most of my friends (Well some of them) staff here, and so forth. I guess...I'm the odd man on the site. I couldn't care less about RP's and Fanfiction, I kind of moved on from that life...as I've gotten older.

It's just the things I want to talk about, and so forth. Marvel Comics, JP, Star Wars etc...all have a topic on this site. But when I want to talk about something like the novel universe. It's one post every three months. Everyone's saying how they want more RP fans, I want more outside the RP and Fanfiction knowledge.

It's extremely not fun when everyone A. posts about the new movie. B. about RP's and fanfics and that's ALL we talk about. There's huge span of fandom, from the novels, to the comics, and more that just aren't getting as much love.


If we could promote better, send people to recruit others. Get the word out, advertise, make posts on other JP related media, have engaging posts like news reports, or conversation starters, just all around making it a cool hip place to be.

I feel it would work. The facebook page, and twitter page is there. But the reason IT DOESN'T grow is you're not going to Jurassic Park pages and letting people know about your product, you gotta get your name out there...you've got loyal fanbases.

You've just got to promote, and gain a following.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:42 pm

Maybe we could have a rewards program like Chuck E Cheese.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:53 pm

Can you Expand on that? Not familiar with Chuck E Cheese?

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:11 pm

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I guess most of my friends (Well some of them) staff here, and so forth. I guess...I'm the odd man on the site. I couldn't care less about RP's and Fanfiction, I kind of moved on from that life...as I've gotten older.

It's just the things I want to talk about, and so forth. Marvel Comics, JP, Star Wars etc...all have a topic on this site. But when I want to talk about something like the novel universe. It's one post every three months. Everyone's saying how they want more RP fans, I want more outside the RP and Fanfiction knowledge.

It's extremely not fun when everyone A. posts about the new movie. B. about RP's and fanfics and that's ALL we talk about. There's huge span of fandom, from the novels, to the comics, and more that just aren't getting as much love.


If we could promote better, send people to recruit others. Get the word out, advertise, make posts on other JP related media, have engaging posts like news reports, or conversation starters, just all around making it a cool hip place to be.

I feel it would work. The facebook page, and twitter page is there. But the reason IT DOESN'T grow is you're not going to Jurassic Park pages and letting people know about your product, you gotta get your name out there...you've got loyal fanbases.

You've just got to promote, and gain a following.

I'm not sure I follow. The only person to mention the RPG was me and the only person to say anything about fanfictions was lordK. That's what we are interested in though.

Also, it's really not all we talk about. In fact the only active topics here seem to be completely unrelated to JP or JW.

I'm just not following what your saying. You think the problem is that some of us are too focused on one thing? I'm just asking for clarity.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:54 pm

I think what he is saying is that there is not enough chat across all sections of the board.

This can be rectified. I had one idea. Basically hold weekly Chat topics in every section. If people participate we could set up some sort of prestige system that rewards people for participating ?
Just a brain storm at least anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:01 pm

TRK wrote:
Can you Expand on that? Not familiar with Chuck E Cheese?
https://www.chuckecheese.com/deals-offers/rewards-calendars
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:20 pm

Interesting, this kind of system does Align with an idea I had. Thanks LK

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:33 am

I know on my failed RPG forum I easily implemented a reward system with points that could be automatically awarded and/or given/taken at will.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:47 am

If you look at my wiki thread, you'll see a similar idea.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:25 pm

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Yeah, another reason I was hesitant to return was because I heard rumors that people here hated me and were talking behind my back.
I remember on JPL you were discussing this on the "Blow off some steam" thread. Honestly, I will never understand why people dislike you. Sure you have wacky ways, but you're exactly the goofy personality that this forum needs!

Also, do we have a steam group? By the time I saw JPlegacy had one, the group was completely dead.
If not, I could start it.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:22 pm

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Lord Kristine wrote:
Yeah, another reason I was hesitant to return was because I heard rumors that people here hated me and were talking behind my back.
I remember on JPL you were discussing this on the "Blow off some steam" thread. Honestly, I will never understand why people dislike you. Sure you have wacky ways, but you're exactly the goofy personality that this forum needs!

Also, do we have a steam group? By the time I saw JPlegacy had one, the group was completely dead.
If not, I could start it.

Not to derail this topic but I've always liked you too LK!

In fact there aren't many people who I've actually disliked come to think of it. Which is great.

In fact I'd love to see more strange and quirky threads in general
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:31 pm

If that is what you guys want then make it happen. Get posting and make it fun!

At the end of the day we are going to need a newer generation of staff eventually so ignite the change now and aspire to be those next few people!

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:39 pm

I'm so happy to hear these kind words.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:29 am

I still have the "Build The Legend" idea and rules saved for an RPG.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:24 pm

We need more pizza parties.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:44 pm

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We need more pizza parties.
Someone on JPL had a sig "Isla Cray-cray" with a bunch of raptors in a JP Jeep with pizza on the hood. We need that, always made me laugh.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:10 pm

How about we start scheduling chat parties? Say 12 pm-ish PST on Sundays?

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:38 pm

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Dead2009 wrote:
We need more pizza parties.
Someone on JPL had a sig "Isla Cray-cray" with a bunch of raptors in a JP Jeep with pizza on the hood. We need that, always made me laugh.
I made that sig for him. Good times.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:49 pm

Was the Encyclopedia backed up? It'd be dope if it could be on the site.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:55 pm

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Was the Encyclopedia backed up? It'd be dope if it could be on the site.
Last I checked, only a few people have copies of it. It won't be made public for a while. But A lot of other things were preserved, even the header images!

Side note: Maybe We should change the background to something less gloomy? I feel like it's subconsciously keeping me away from this site. Maybe something more Jungle-y.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:43 pm

RaptorLover0823 wrote:

Last I checked, only a few people have copies of it. It won't be made public for a while. But A lot of other things were preserved, even the header images!

Side note: Maybe We should change the background to something less gloomy? I feel like it's subconsciously keeping me away from this site. Maybe something more Jungle-y.

I agree! The background needs to be changed. Green. We need green.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:08 am

Watch this space, green is on my mind Razz

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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:27 am

Although I am a huge fan of chevron black, green stuff would be nice.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:02 pm

I know this is an old post but I think it's going to make a big difference when we start getting more and more info on JW2. I've been visiting the site everyday the past week because I'm starting to get hyped up again. I felt burnt out after JW released because I had spent 2 years discussing it everyday.

So Mods, I think you can expect way more activity as more news comes out. And when the trailer hits I'll be here every day until release. Very Happy

So I think we are just in a dead period because we are stuck in the middle of two events. The discussion of JW has just ended and the discussion of JW2 is about to launch full blast! I have a feeling that we will see a big increase in activity.

Or atleast you will from me Wink
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:34 pm

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Dead2009 wrote:
We need more pizza parties.
Someone on JPL had a sig "Isla Cray-cray" with a bunch of raptors in a JP Jeep with pizza on the hood. We need that, always made me laugh.
LOL, that was my brother's FanFiction. Razz He has an account for this site but rarely uses it. I'll let him know that people remember his FanFiction and may be interested in seeing more of it. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: What do you want to see in the mainframe?   Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:14 pm

i keep forgetting, is there a section of the board for RPGs and other play-by-post games? i know there's a dedicated one for The Forgotten World, but what about smaller ones that would only have a one or two threads? (namely, the main game thread and an OOC thread, hopefully to reduce clutter in each)

'cuz i've been thinking of trying to start up one or two RPGs (JP-centric ones at first, since with current membership i doubt there's enough interest in non-JP ones both in terms of the subject and because of our actual active numbers) but i'm not sure where they'd go. it'd probably be good to have just one other section for those kind of games
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