There is nothing worse in the world of Roleplay.....

Real_RP

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Aug 8, 2019
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.... than investing time and effort working with someone on a story only to have them abandon it after a few exchanges.

Ghosting should be reportable and people here should have 'Ghost Scores' (admins could easily confirm that they abandoned).

Even when someone commits to telling you if they want to stop, they seldom do.

If you are someone who abandons roleplays, please have some respect for the other player(s) and have the decency to say it.
 
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Jan 12, 2019
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It's annoying but I feel like that feature would have potential for abuse. The problematic part would be how long of an absence constitutes "ghosting". There would probably be people who would slam the "GHOST" button if they just get annoyed the other person doesn't reply as quick as they'd like, then others that are less bothered by ghosting and not motivated to ding them for it. You can get a sense of someone's longevity of their RPs by looking at their post history.

The burden, in that case, would be always be upon the person leaving the RP without consideration that the person they "ghosted" didn't make an inappropriate post. It's definitely courteous to let someone know and/or give them a chance to revise the problematic post, but personally I'd rather have a more casual atmosphere and put up with some annoyance, rather than have something that's supposed to be fun turn into a source of anxiety or anger.
 
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Feb 4, 2019
I agree with GeneralKathy758 on this point. While it's a touch annoying to be ghosted, I personally think there's too much gray area to monitor it. How long is long enough to say you've been ghosted? A month? A week? I have had some partners who freak out if I don't post for two days or start breathing down my neck if they see I'm online and haven't posted in the last hour.

The way I see it, if you're rping, then you're taking the chance to be ghosted. It can always happen, there's never a guarantee that it won't. And I personally don't think it's the worst thing that can happen in an rp; I'm much more annoyed by partners who start an rp with good juicy posts of like 7+ paragraphs and then suddenly drop to giving me a measly three sentences (like honestly, what am I supposed to do with that?) Or people who say their characters are switches, but who absolutely refuse to top at all.

Partners aren't perfect, but you can always take your idea and look for someone else to try it with you, no matter how many times you've been ghosted on it :3
 
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