bhyeti
 member, 2 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 13:07
r/rpol
Similar to boardgamegeek.com's google group, that's where they go when it goes down.

It could serve the same purpose and help you with the posting withdrawals.

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 22:28, Fri 26 Apr.

Mad Mick
 member, 949 posts
 GURPS beyond measure,
 outlander
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 15:23
r/rpol
There’s also a thread on rpg.net: https://forum.rpg.net/index.ph...ol-net.261990/page-6
bhyeti
 member, 3 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 15:58
r/rpol
Good...plenty of coverage!
evileeyore
 member, 166 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 20:58
r/rpol
Is there a site that isn't a horrid basket of deplorables?
geryone
 member, 10 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 21:04
r/rpol
Wow E2.  Just wow.  :D
DarkLightHitomi
 member, 1541 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 22:04
r/rpol
In reply to evileeyore (msg # 4):

Yep. Paizo is a great site with a good community. I even rp there.
bhyeti
 member, 4 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 22:14
r/rpol
In reply to evileeyore (msg # 4):

Oh, you want something a little less crass...

Actually Paizo, the Piazza, RPG.net all seem like good coices.
evileeyore
 member, 169 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 00:23
Re: r/rpol
geryone:
Wow E2.  Just wow.  :D

I'm on was on rpg.net.  It's a hellsite.  reddit has its moments where a thread is lifted out of the sewer... but it's so rare I literally only go there to check on specific fansite that go down because they maintain a presence there.  For reasons I cannot fathom.

Granted it's not as bad as maintaining a presence on a chanboard...




DarkLightHitomi:
Yep. Paizo is a great site with a good community. I even rp there.

I have heard good things about Piazo's forums.  Unfortunately it's D&D... and I loathe it preciousess, it burns ssssss.....
JohnB
 member, 2091 posts
 Demigod of the Stunties
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 06:18
Re: r/rpol
Reading all these conversations, and what some of you accept from in social media platforms and discussion fora - is  completely different to what I would find at all acceptable...

I suppose that comes from being old, working with computers for years and understanding that I can live my whole day without any apps on my phone.

What that highlights is the great range of people who use RPoL (most of whom will never come to this forum, let alone one set up elsewhere) - And highlights the immaturity of social media as a technology.

I was almost tempted to set up a discussion board or even a chat forum on one of my  before anything like this happened again.   But then I remembered that RPoL has its own chat engine (Top Right of the main screen) that could already do that job ...  But we had all forgotten about it ...

*Old man goes off to reminisce*  Ah, back in the good old days when we had a community here and people used to use the chat engine to talk to each other .....
Nerwen
 member, 1905 posts
 seek to understand before
 you seek to be understood
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 07:30
Re: r/rpol
It's not RPoL's chat. It's just a portal to ircstorm.net, which is an IRC server with many other channels. In my opinion (granted I last looked ten years ago) the people who run it are not the most customer-friendly. I put forth a suggestion a long while back that we move the chat to goodchatting.com instead, but that probably got lost in the sands of time...
JohnB
 member, 2092 posts
 Demigod of the Stunties
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 08:01
Re: r/rpol
Indeed. As far as a chat medium is concerned - it is extremely mediocre :)  But it is an off-site medium that allows communication between RPoL members when the main site is down -  which is what people appear to be asking for.
evileeyore
 member, 172 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 11:12
Re: r/rpol
JohnB:
Indeed. As far as a chat medium is concerned - it is extremely mediocre :)  But it is an off-site medium that allows communication between RPoL members when the main site is down -  which is what people appear to be asking for.

It may be offsite, but it was 404ing as well.

[EDIT]
Because of course, it's not offsite.  The site being rpol.net/chat.cgi.
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This message was last edited by the user at 11:14, Sat 27 Apr.

JohnB
 member, 2093 posts
 Demigod of the Stunties
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 11:31
Re: r/rpol
Although not, I suspect, when you have the chat client already installed  :)

irc://irc.ircstorm.net:6667, channel '#RolePlay'