byzantinex
 member, 4 posts
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 23:00
Status of RTJ?
I've read the beginner threads and I found a couple games I was interested in.

I filled out the request to join form and submitted them.

How do I find out the status of those RTJs?

Will someone contact me one way or the other?
bigbadron
 moderator, 15217 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 23:06
Status of RTJ?
The GM should, in theory, get back to you at some point.  Note that this might take a little while, as not all GMs can access the site every day (due to having jobs, etc... ).

If you haven't heard anything after a week or so, you can always post a polite reminder.
byzantinex
 member, 5 posts
Tue 29 Nov 2016
at 01:08
Status of RTJ?
In reply to bigbadron (msg # 2):

I turned off the email notifications because it was just sending me updates of new messages in ALL the forums.

If someone sends me an rMail or if someone replies to an RTJ, will I get an email notification? Or do I have to check the site constantly?

And, if someone does respond to an RTJ, is it in rMail or somewhere else?
Eggy
 member, 746 posts
Tue 29 Nov 2016
at 01:15
Status of RTJ?
When you have new rMail, the word rMail on your menu will turn red. When you get a reply to your RTJ or any Private Message, the post count of that game will turn blue. It will become red for new game posts and purple if you have a combination of the two. Most GMs respond will respond to your RTJ through the game. A GM could reply to your RTJ/PMs  with rMail, but it doesn't seem the handy way to go about it.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15218 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Tue 29 Nov 2016
at 05:24
Status of RTJ?
In reply to byzantinex (msg # 3):

If you have turned off email notifications, then you will not get notifications, and will need to come to the site to check if you have any new messages (as mentioned by Eggy).
icosahedron152
 member, 695 posts
Tue 29 Nov 2016
at 06:08
Status of RTJ?
This site serves two purposes, it's a forum for gamers to chat (publicly in the forums or privately via Rmail), and it's a site to host games. Most GMs will assume that you are logging into this site (and their game) on the timescale they have stipulated, and will reply to you in the game. Generally, a GM will keep everything, including all correspondence with players in the game where they can easily find it, all in one place.
GMs will also generally create an Out Of Character thread within the game for its players to communicate about the game. Everything to do with the game is therefore kept within the game. You have to visit to play.
byzantinex
 member, 6 posts
Tue 29 Nov 2016
at 20:11
Status of RTJ?
In reply to bigbadron (msg # 2):

Understood. Is there a way to see if you've submitted an RTJ for a game? Or when it's submitted is that what causes the game to appear in the "Games You Play In & Peruse" section?
Eggy
 member, 749 posts
Tue 29 Nov 2016
at 21:36
Status of RTJ?
If you go back to the game you applied for and click on Private Message, you should be able to see the RTJ and any messages between you and that GM.

A game is listed in your Play and Peruse if you've sent an RTJ/PM or if you've clicked on any thread within the game. I don't think a game gets on the list if you've clicked the cast, game info or maps.

HTH
byzantinex
 member, 8 posts
Wed 30 Nov 2016
at 19:47
Status of RTJ?
It's really frustrating how long it takes to get a response about anything.

If RPOL would send email notifications for rMail and other posts I feel like that would help a lot. Oh well. I guess I'll just wait. Patience is not my highest stat. :D

I'm chomping at the bit to get something going though! :D
bigbadron
 moderator, 15221 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Wed 30 Nov 2016
at 19:55
Status of RTJ?
Having an email would not speed up response times much, if at all.  Remember that the people you're waiting for replies from have lives away from the site, and might not have time to send an instant response.

Even if they see the message straight away, they might want to take a little time to compose their reply.  Or they might have twenty or thirty RtJs to go through, if it's a popular system, and they have recently posted an ad for their game.