Technical FAQ on RPoL

The questions below are answered directly by jase, our beloved Dictator and President for Life here at RPoL.


Traditional BBSs aren't designed for role-play and when I was looking for an RP site I couldn't find any that had all features I thought necessary.

What bulletin board system does RPoL use?

Roleplay Unlimited Bulletin Board (RuBB): my very own custom-written system.  It's a silly name -- I did it for the acronym.  And as a dig.

What is RuBB written in?

100% hand coded Perl and PHP.

Did you do it all?


Who runs the site?

I maintain and administer RPoL.  cruinne, elSpike, IronSite, Jhael, Skald, Shannara, and bigbadron are system moderators.  Worth mention are bigbadron, lou, JohnB, and Shannara who are a great help with FoRPoL.  Plus then there's... okay okay, I should stop now.

What does the site run on?

A dedicated web server -- an Intel Quad Core 2.4 GHz with 2GB RAM and mirrored 250GB SATA drives.

Who came up with the site design?

Well you all drew the short straw on that one: I did, and I'm not artistic.  I just put down a format that seemed to present the links and information needed in the best way possible.

What did you make the design in?

A notepad-like equivalent.  No fancy editor for me, at all.  Trial and error, lots of.

Why doesn't the page validate as (X)HTML?

Buggy and weird browsers, simple as that.  If I take out the invalid stuff then RPoL won't look very good in some browsers.

But if it's the browsers problem...

I know, but I've made it mine.  I think it's more important the site looks as uniform as possible across as many browsers as possible.

But validation is important!

Just let it be, the users are more important.

Can I have the source code?

Nope.  There are several reasons: it's a complete mess, the back-end is hardware intensive, and I'm not quite ready to let go of my baby yet.

Can I have a list of the e-mail addresses that have been registered?

Sure, when Satan sleighs to work you can.

Do you have popup adverts or spyware?

Of course.  Say, that's a nice top you're wearing. (Read all that as "No, you idiot!")

Last updated: 18:27, Sun 02 Oct 2011.
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