JohnB
 GM, 30 posts
Sat 28 Sep 2002
at 23:10
Re: Volunteers
I think a conversion Faq  would be a good thing -  detailing the  differences  between the sites and  how  to  do  all the things here that they are familiar  with.  Especially if  we  can get  a  'this is  how  you  did it at  PBW'  along side a 'This is  how  you need to  do it now'.  :)

However - I  haven't  spoken to  Woof  abouit it  recently -  and  whether it  goes up on the board will be up to him.
despyzer
 member, 4 posts
Sun 29 Sep 2002
at 02:15
Re: Volunteers
Are we expecting another influx of PBWers? After all this time I would imagine that most of the PBWers that planned on moving their games have done so by now.
Mace_Windex
 member, 4 posts
Sun 29 Sep 2002
at 05:50
Re: Volunteers
Hmmmm.....secretary.  (Looks in dictionary....WooHoo!  Spelled it right!)

Uhhh...what would I have to do specifically?  If I choose to be it.
dollsteak
 member, 8 posts
Sun 29 Sep 2002
at 06:09
Re: Volunteers
Well... first,  you would need to convince at least two of the existing board members into thinking you were good enough for the job.
woof
 GM, 7 posts
Sun 29 Sep 2002
at 09:34
Re: Volunteers
Do the guide KtD!  Just remember to put a lot of "this may seem harder at first, but..."
Kabin The Dwarf
 member, 6 posts
 Long Live the Thane!
Sun 29 Sep 2002
at 10:59
Re: Volunteers
Alrighty then, here's the outline of how I'll address things.

Section 1-  The Main Page.
 -All those nifty little links at the top
 -Wha?  We get to pick the colors? Sweet!
 -The difference between a general board and a game board
Section 2-  Joining a Game.
 -Where in the blazes is my character list?
 -Ahh..  so that's how it's done!
 -The sticky list of games!
 -Those nifty links at the top of the game.
Section 3-  Creating your own Game.
 -The Admin Game Menu
 -Will I get an e-mail?
 -Adding new Players
 -The groups List
Section 4-  I like Dwarves because...
JohnB
 GM, 32 posts
Sun 29 Sep 2002
at 11:00
PBW  FAQ
While I  am trying to help the guys  from PBW  set up a group to take over from Jim, before he closes the site down in June next year -  I  don't  actually  have a lot of  confidence that we can put something together that Jim will hand control of PBW over too.  Even if  he  does, there is  no assurance that PBW  will be a saveable concern by that point.

The membership list at PBW is  closed, -  new people can't  join.  Nor is there anywhere to advertise for new players -  so new games can't start and old games can't find  replacement players.

Last time I  looked, something like a third of the games were marked as inactive.  That  means no  posts for a few weeks and seems to indicate that the game will close in a little while.

PBW  as it  stands is a dying community and I  think that there will be people  leaving it and looking for a new home to play.

So yes - I think there will be more people moving from PBW to here over the next year, and  maybe many more looking for a new home after June 2003.  I  would like  to  be able  to make them feel at home  here as  quickly and as easily as we can.

Having said that -  I  don't  see why  we  shouldn't  have conversion FAQs  for  people from other gamesites as well.  I know there are people  who play at other sites as well as at RPoL  and it  would be  nice to  make  new member  for those sites at home as well.
bigbadron
 GM, 19 posts
 He's big, he's bad, but
 most of all, he's Ron...
Sun 29 Sep 2002
at 11:03
Re: Volunteers
Not to mention a lot of "and most of this will change because Woof likes to improve stuff all the time"...
JohnB
 GM, 34 posts
Sun 29 Sep 2002
at 11:22
Re: Volunteers
Kabin -  looks  great -  just  remeber its a  conversion -  so  you  might  like to  think a long the  lines

At  PBW  you  had a character pool  ..

Here at RPoL things work a little differently -  you  creat  a character  as you  join a game, and the character stays  as part of that  game.


Or

To  Join a game at  PBW  you needed a character already prepared- 

Here  you  just  need to  send in an RTJ  and then  you  build the character  with the Admins help ...
Kabin The Dwarf
 member, 7 posts
 Long Live the Thane!
Sun 29 Sep 2002
at 11:27
Re: Volunteers
I've got it all nice and organized how it should be.  A short introductory to the main page, the links therein at the top, and what they do.  I'll explain the difference between general forums and games, then delve right into the differences with 'Wheres my character list!?'
JohnB
 GM, 35 posts
Sun 29 Sep 2002
at 11:33
Re: Volunteers
Cool -  was just  offering ideas  :)
Kabin The Dwarf
 member, 8 posts
 Long Live the Thane!
Sun 29 Sep 2002
at 11:35
Re: Volunteers
Hmm.  You know..  I could ALSO include pictures of things..  which might be cool too..  If woof allows it, that is.
JohnB
 GM, 36 posts
Sun 29 Sep 2002
at 11:45
Re: Volunteers
You  might  want to  check out the format of the FAQs trhat  Woof  has  been using before -  they  look  very much like normal threads  -  and  remember  we  pay  for the band width  :)  And images could wack that up.

It  might  be  good  to  stick to the original  format, but  write them in a way  we can add images later -  if  we  can find a way to run the bandwidth?  But that  needs talking through with Woof first.
Mace_Windex
 member, 6 posts
Sun 29 Sep 2002
at 22:10
Re: Volunteers
HMmmm

*Section 4-  I like Dwarves because...*

I like dwarves because they are tasty.  Does that count, Kabin?

*ducks/dodges/rolls out of the way/jumps over/runs away*  (Choose yer action!)
JohnB
 GM, 39 posts
Sun 29 Sep 2002
at 22:20
Re: Volunteers
Dwarves tasty?  No they  aren't,  they are tough and stringy -  OK in an emergency I  suppose ...
Kabin The Dwarf
 member, 9 posts
 Long Live the Thane!
Mon 30 Sep 2002
at 00:54
Re: Volunteers
Mace..

*sits/stares/quirks an eyebrow/quirks the other eyebrow/rubs eyes*
(a perfect complement to each and every one of your escapes)
bigbadron
 GM, 21 posts
 He's big, he's bad, but
 most of all, he's Ron...
Mon 30 Sep 2002
at 03:23
Re: Volunteers
Dwarves tough?  If you beat them soundly with a tenderiser they soon soften up...
Brandon
 member, 2 posts
Mon 30 Sep 2002
at 20:16
Re: Volunteers
I'm here, need anything done?
bigbadron
 GM, 22 posts
 He's big, he's bad, but
 most of all, he's Ron...
Mon 30 Sep 2002
at 20:38
Re: Volunteers
Welcome aboard.

At the moment we seem to have more volunteers than there are jobs to hand out, but rest assured we will find something for you eventually.

Meanwhile... the grass on my lawn is getting a tad long... *hopeful expression* ;o)
Brandon
 member, 3 posts
Mon 30 Sep 2002
at 22:04
Re: Grass
Er.. sorry, that's building maintence, I'm an electrician. Need a service change, no problem. If you're not in my service area, I'll make an exception for RPOL'ers. Just bring the house to me, and I'll get it fixed right up. ;-)

Is Dollsteak still editing pictures? All of that stuff, is it separate from Friends, or part of it? I know it was debated a bit, but I'm not sure of the conclusion. I don't mind volunteering on one side or the other, or both, as long as it's ok. I don't see ay problems with that, and as long as I'm not handling money or something I can't imagine anyone else having problems, either. (Still don't think there's a problem with the way money is handled, either, but then I'm prejudice already.) OK?
woof
 GM, 10 posts
Tue 1 Oct 2002
at 03:40
FAQ layout
To make my job easier lay the FAQ out like thus:

Q)  < u>Section 1 - The Main Page< /u>

Q)  All those nifty links at the top.
A)  The links at the top are for...
A)  As the GM you can...


The info script does the table stuff and the light and dark headings for you/me, we just need to provide it with the .txt file.  Very little HTML needed, tho it can easily be included.  Pictures can be included, but I'd rather not!  (c:
bigbadron
 GM, 23 posts
 He's big, he's bad, but
 most of all, he's Ron...
Tue 1 Oct 2002
at 03:57
Portraits
Yes, the last I heard, Dollsteak is still dealing with the portraits.
Kabin The Dwarf
 member, 12 posts
 Long Live the Thane!
Sat 5 Oct 2002
at 19:20
Re: Portraits
Hey woof! I finished!
woof
 GM, 11 posts
Mon 7 Oct 2002
at 00:39
Re: Portraits
Excellent, care to email it to me?
Namshaske
 member, 1 post
Tue 15 Oct 2002
at 20:21
Re: Portraits
*Waggles a paw*

If anyone needs a graphic artist for anything, you've got one.