Starchaser
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Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 10:43
Does RPOL have a twitter presense?
I was just wondering. Is there an official RPOL twitter account?
facemaker329
 member, 7084 posts
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Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 15:31
Does RPOL have a twitter presense?
Since I'm not on Twitter, I don't know...but seeing as they never set up an official MySpace or Facebook account (or, if they did, they never really publicized it, which kind of defeats the purpose), I doubt it.
LonePaladin
 member, 818 posts
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Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 15:57
Does RPOL have a twitter presense?
I don't think RPoL has any links to other social media. Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Discord, none of it.

In a way, I'm glad for that. Keeps it focused. None of the extraneous trappings those sites carry -- and none of the commercializing. Ahem, monetizing, excuse me.
NowhereMan
 member, 306 posts
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 16:29
Does RPOL have a twitter presense?
It would be an odd choice if they did. Other than maybe getting a little more traffic from people seeing references to the site on social media, there's no real reason to have a social media presence for a forum. Anyone who would be affected by any announcement the site administrators would make are far more likely to see those announcements here than on Twitter, Facebook, or whatever.

The only real benefit I could see is maybe messages regarding site outages, but those are so rare as to not be worth the effort of registering an account, much less maintaining one.
Studynot
 member, 146 posts
Thu 25 Apr 2019
at 16:32
Does RPOL have a twitter presense?
It would be nice to have one to report on site outages if nothing else. Like yesterday's.

I was on twitter looking for an official account and started a thread with #rpol #rpoldown that some people chimed in on, but an official voice in social media would be nice.

Jase - I'll run it if you wanted to do that!
facemaker329
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Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 06:16
Does RPOL have a twitter presense?
Well, the thing is, to announce a site outage, you have to confirm it...and most of the time, if you can confirm it, you can do something about it. Jase said this last outage was due to an overabundance of old log files eating up all the disk space...once he found out about it, he fixed it.

If they know about the outages in advance, they announce them (but a lot of people don't read the forums in which they make those announcements.)  But telling us about an outage after the fact is kind of redundant...we know, the site is down.  We can't connect to it.  So sending us to another website to find out if it's down or not seems a little pointless, to me.
Starchaser
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Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 06:33
Does RPOL have a twitter presense?
I would say the only point for such an announcement would be to give an ETA on when the site is back up, but in this case that could have been done just by adding a message to the front page.

I was asking about twitter because I noticed some other roleplaying sites use it. I'm one of those odd fellows that likes to socialise with the players behind the characters so I'm always on the lookout for new (real) people to connect to online.
facemaker329
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Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 06:46
Does RPOL have a twitter presense?
Set up a Facebook group or something similar for the players in your game(s)...someone in one of the games I play set one up several years ago...it had lapsed into little more than a vague memory, until a few weeks ago.  One of the old players, who'd had to drop out, checked in there to see if the game was still active...and during the outage yesterday, we kept each other updated on just how long it was lasting...("Well, 4:05 my time, and it's still down...", stuff like that...)
bhyeti
 member, 1 post
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 13:04
Does RPOL have a twitter presense?


Been there about three years,

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