Suggesting a Subforum Dedicated to World Building

Should we have a section dedicated to World Building?

  • Yes

    Votes: 10 83.3%
  • No

    Votes: 2 16.7%

  • Total voters
    12

ZetaInfection

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Once upon a time I had a reference thread where I kept characters and facts and notes for specific RP's that I was in. Unfortunately there was no outlet for it, so I had it in the character section and it was merged with my character thread.

This subsection would allow threads for RP-Specific information for say me and my partner. Say I made a complex RP that was growing out of hand in information, so instead of searching through the RP for call-back references and characters, I could have a thread dedicated to world building on that particular RP. This would allow me and my partner to hash out ideas and list them in an orderly fashion that would be easy to check back on.

This simply removes the middleman so to speak. My character thread is a convoluted mess, and I have set several posts within dedicated to various RP's.

Some people absolutely love world building, creating a whole living breathing world full of legends and lore, and I feel it would be a nice addition to have a section dedicated to this aspect of RPing and planning.

This section would of course not be subject to the "One Thread Per Person" rule. Anyone could make multiple threads. I could make a thread for one RP I'm building in, and a separate one for a different RP. This would make organizing a world much easier and less of a hassle. Hell, we could even have separate threads for our own universes that might go together with an RP plot idea.

I can see this section being quite useful for a large majority of the user base. Anyway, this is just a suggestion. Thank you for your time, as always.
 

ZombieDogz

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Strap in because I have a heap of suggestions. Also, to preface, I am 100% fine with counters to my suggestions or being told that something isn't possible. I've never worked as an admin for a site and I don't know much when it comes to running a forum so this is just the opinion of a long-time forum user.

I agree that having a completely separate place for world-building sounds like a great idea. As writers and people who often build something amazing we often find ourselves with needing a place to put all these things that we come up with. Speaking as one of those people who have tons of snippets for building whole worlds meant for roleplays, I would love to have a place to compile everything. As it currently stands I have to wade through pages upon pages of conversations in order to find relevant information for any roleplay I'm engaged in and it becomes a little bit tedious. If I could create a library of sorts where I can make one massive thread dedicated to world-building it would be extremely convenient. Now, unlike Zeta above, I'm fine with it being something you have in one thread but with separate areas for each individual world but I still support the idea of a sub-forum for the creation of worlds.

Who knows? A world I created may be just what someone else needs to be inspired. We can make an index and provide ourselves with maps, laws, rules, races, and everything under the sun if we wanted to. It would be multi-use. It could even be a sub-forum in the journal section of the site so we can keep everything consistent. Or put it in the creative writing area, because nothing is more creative the world-building.

Honestly, I'm excited to hear from everyone else and I would love an admin take on this idea.
 

humon

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I could see the value in this. Normally I do all my world-building within group RPs, and I just store the information there, but sometimes I've done it with 1-on-1 RPs and it has become a bit difficult to go back and find details I mentioned somewhere at the beginning. Plus, I may want to link people to some information I've already written in the past (especially if it's TL;DR), and that's not possible if it's buried in some PM conversation. So having a single place to put my brain droppings might help.

I would prefer if multiple threads were allowed: one per world. That way things won't get cluttered up, and it'll be easy to link people to just the information regarding a specific world, without unrelated posts confusing what they see.
 

MaddamRedder

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I think this is a great idea! It would be a lot easier having one area to put everything instead of having to navigate through different sections of someone's thread's. Plus it would let everyone see each other's worlds which might make someone want to strike up a conversation with someone they wouldn't normal think of talking to. :)
 

Sky Reed

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Okay you guys have to help me out here. I am still a little new with this tech side, so which section you want this? And what titles you want in there?
 

humon

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I believe it would be parallel to the Character Library sections (in both SFW and NSFW folders). Not sure about the rest.
 

Sky Reed

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Alright what sections you want in there? So am going to make two new sections on both SFW and NSFW right?

Just write World Building?
 

humon

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We should get a consensus among everyone in this thread first, but yeah, something like that sounds about right. I don't think there needs to be any sub-sections, but others may disagree.
 

ZetaInfection

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I feel no subsections are necessary within. It will get messy but there is no real way to organize that sorta thing. I agree with Humon, one in SFW and one in NSFW. (SFW doesn't get used much but just for consistency and equal opportunity)

Groups won't need this as they can make threads within their own group or even ask for a subsection within their group for it.

Just call it "World Building" as that's really self explanitory. I don't think we'll need any rules for it unless something happens, but I don't think anything will.
 

ZetaInfection

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As an afterthought...

I can't say any specific rules should be in place aside from the obvious fact that this place is for threads that don't have a place elsewhere. I'm overthinking it maybe, but I feel there should be some clarification in a pinned thread that there is no thread limit. As long as no one is posting garbage in it they can make as many threads as they want. I know I'd want to be able to have separate threads for the reference material of specific RPs I am in, as well as threads for each of my worlds that I've been building upon. I have all this crammed in my character thread at the moment and it's hard to organize reasonably in a single thread.

With this, we can see how things unfold and if people start doing ridiculous things in there we can think of additional rules. I don't think there will be a problem, however.

Unless of course others feel differently about this?
 

ZetaInfection

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Since it isn't exactly obvious, these sections are a subsection within the Character sections. Just for those who might be wondering.
 

Tazreale

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I personally believe topics should be multiple-able in World Building thread and not limited to a single topic by a writer if they are of additional worlds as oppose to the standard character thread. I can easily cram one world in a single thread with various sublinks within the section. However putting multiple worlds in a single thread can get messy; especially for those writers that put a lot of material in said world.
 

Sky Reed

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There are no sections, you guys are in control here, but just I said forum rules still apply, go wild just stay within boundaries of the rules.

It would be the same creating your own thread, just bookmark it so you know where to find it. We cannot do that for you, at least that is your own responsibility now since it is your thread, keep track of them.
 

Tazreale

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I wasn't sure if you were applying the same ruleset with Character threads where a player can only make one character thread in each section.
 

ZetaInfection

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I think I'll maybe add threads every 10 minutes. I don't want to flood the front page with my threads. I can finally purge my Character Thread of all this stuff. XD
 

Sky Reed

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No character thread is different from the subforum or World Building. I just meant if it is SFW don't post rated material in it. Stay within the boundaries of that section.
 

ZetaInfection

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Actually...There isn't any statement SAYING you can only have 1 character thread...

Seeking Co-Author(s) MAXIMUM OF ONE THREAD PER SUBFORUM!

So this is only written on the SEEKING sections. Kinda gives a mixed message, since the Character Libraries are in the section of normal RP's where this restriction isn't listed. Unless I'm mistaken or missed something, haha.
 
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