coded steve
 member, 10 posts
Thu 5 Mar 2020
at 12:19
Board etiquette / rules
Hi,

I thought I would ask here before I potentially broke any rules. There is a thread in the looking for GM forum where the OP is looking for CoC solo game. A user has responded that they maybe running a group CoC game sometime in the near future.

I would be interested in the group CoC game. Can I post this in the thread or I am hijacking the thread? Can I rMail the GM or is that considered an unwanted rMail?

Thank in advance :)
praguepride
 member, 1546 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Thu 5 Mar 2020
at 15:08
Board etiquette / rules
You should probably just contact the GM directly via rMail. It is impolite to hijack other people's Wanted-GM threads, especially if it isn't what they wanted.

For example if someone says "I want to play a X game" it is...okay... to drop a line saying "I also am interested" but generally, in my opinion, this is a little rude. Wait until someone expresses interest in running the game and then contact them privately to avoid cluttering up the thread with kind of useless messages.

I've seen a thread where someone says "I want to play in X" and there are a dozen other people commenting "Me too!" which isn't what that space is for. The point is for players to find GMs, not other players :D

You can also be proactive by using that player's user name and searching the games they run and just RTJing directly to the game in question following the RTJ guidelines they set up.

I've done that before when someone mentioned they were running a game I was interested in. Instead of bothering with a thread or rMail I just looked them up, found the game, and applied directly.
coded steve
 member, 11 posts
Thu 5 Mar 2020
at 16:25
Board etiquette / rules
thank you, I will give rMail a go.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15851 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Thu 5 Mar 2020
at 17:27
Re: Board etiquette / rules
praguepride:
The point is for players to find GMs, not other players :D
And sometimes a show of interest in a game idea can be just the thing to encourage a GM to step forward.
praguepride
 member, 1553 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Thu 5 Mar 2020
at 21:45
Re: Board etiquette / rules
Maybe. I just know that when I post a W-GM thread I get really excited to see when someone replies to it only for it to be another player, not a GM. Like I said I think it's fine. I don't make the rules so I don't get to decide what is on and off topic :D
facemaker329
 member, 7183 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Fri 6 Mar 2020
at 07:28
Re: Board etiquette / rules
I haven't ever posted on that particular forum...but if I was looking for a GM and a few other people said they were looking for the same kind of game, I'd be happy, because that would increase my chances of getting a GM to sign up to play...

If I was a GM perusing that forum, and I came across a thread for a game that sounded interesting AND had a handful of players ready to start, I'd be more likely to shoulder the job...
Gaffer
 member, 1601 posts
 Ocoee FL
 45 yrs of RPGs
Fri 6 Mar 2020
at 21:00
Re: Board etiquette / rules
I'm a GM and I scan that forum regularly.
coded steve
 member, 13 posts
Sat 7 Mar 2020
at 17:35
Re: Board etiquette / rules
Hi Gaffer, you are the GM I was referring too 😁