MrKinister
 member, 5 posts
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 18:37
Resurrecting a game
Hello RPoL people:

I have a question. I have deleted a game, but later decided to resurrect it. I have set it up to "request players", but the game does not show up in the "Wanting Players" listing.

Anyone seen this before? Is this a bug? Do I need to contact the admins for help? Is there an update schedule that needs to happen?

Any help would be appreciated.
Nintaku
 member, 581 posts
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 18:40
Resurrecting a game
That's odd. Does it have Game Info filled in? A game tends to want that before letting you advertise it. Also, maybe it just needs a minute for the newly resurrected settings to fall into place and pop up as good to go.
MrKinister
 member, 6 posts
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 18:41
Resurrecting a game
Yes, it does have game info. It has a RTJ, intro, and three threads in the game itself.

I would find that odd as well. Hence, my question. =)
facemaker329
 member, 6994 posts
 Gaming for over 30
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Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 18:52
Resurrecting a game
Had you listed it in Wanted: Players before?  The old ad may still be buried a few pages down on the list and just needs to be bumped.  I'm not sure, but I think the site doesn't create a new ad if one already exists...and probably doesn't automatically bump an ad if you un-delete the game as that could create a loophole for the one-week bump limit.  How long did you have the game deleted before deciding to revive it?  (If it was only a few days, the ad may be tied up with the once-a-week bump limit...)
bigbadron
 moderator, 15513 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 19:35
Resurrecting a game
quote:
I'm not sure, but I think the site doesn't create a new ad if one already exists...and probably doesn't automatically bump an ad if you un-delete the game as that could create a loophole for the one-week bump limit.

The site does not create the ad, whether a previous ad exists or not.  And no, it doesn't bump an existing ad automatically.

Both of those require the GM to post in Wanted - Players.

So, since I can't find any posts by MrKinister in W-P, that's the next question - are you sure that you posted an ad?

If so, roughly how long ago?
MrKinister
 member, 7 posts
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 20:14
Resurrecting a game
Interesting mechanics.

The whole "delete then resurrect" was less than 24 hours.

When I first created the game, when I set up the RTJ and game description, and then I set the game board's "Requesting New Players" to "ON". I was able to find it in the "Wanted - Players" listing only doing that. Then I deleted it, and the next day restored it. After restoring it, the "Requesting New Players" setting was turned off. I thought that made sense. So, I turned it back on again. However, this time, the game is not listed under the "Wanted - Players" listing. Since this was automated, I thought it odd.

Might this be a bug?
donsr
 member, 1257 posts
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 20:30
Resurrecting a game
with out being   as familiar with the mechanics...maybe it was because it was deleted  and restored... did you search for you own game?

 I just did a search, just using 'MrKinister'..i found a  game that had players wanted..and MP  by the title.

 There also might be the 'whole 7 day thing"..because it was  up and then deleted  and broughtback...it might not show up until 7 days since last you  posted  in WP  thread?
MrKinister
 member, 8 posts
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 21:32
Resurrecting a game
Interesting. So it appears that the ad is removed, but not recreated when a game is deleted and restored.

Indeed, I found my game after doing a standard game search. But I didn't find it in the ads forum.

Learned something new today.

Thanks everyone.
donsr
 member, 1258 posts
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 21:59
Resurrecting a game
Just as  an Update..it appeared on the wanted list at 16:37 ..something like that ( my time) on the wanted list..so you should be good now.
MrKinister
 member, 11 posts
Thu 1 Mar 2018
at 19:58
Resurrecting a game
In reply to donsr (msg # 9):

Yes. I had to recreate the "ad" for the game. It is all working now and I have a full complement of players.

Thanks. =)