Heath
 member, 2944 posts
 If my opinion changes,
 The answer is still 42.
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 05:55
Separate site for notices when down
Occasionally, RPoL goes down for whatever reason, and players are left completely in the dark as to updates, causes, or any other details.

It might be helpful to have a separately maintained site (like rpolinfo.net or something) that people can go to when this site is down to see what might be going on. Then if RPoL goes down, that site will still be up and running for updated status. It could just be notices and not interactive, if desired. But in any case, it would be great to be able to check somewhere instead of waiting to see if/when the site comes back online. That is when I tend to lose players.

If for some reason this feature/site already exists, it would be great to circulate more widely.
Sir Swindle
 member, 225 posts
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 11:23
Separate site for notices when down
There are like a dozen independent sites that tell you if a given site is down plus a discord, facebook group, and reddit. If you aren't already on one of the existing platforms I doubt you will remember the URL for a specific random other site.

Beside who is going to pay to maintain a site that is literally only used maybe once in a blue moon.

In short no.
evileeyore
 member, 380 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 11:37
Separate site for notices when down
Facebook, RPoL Fangroup: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2478037965758317

Literally what you're talking about, though it isn't run by, nor has (TTBOMK) anyone official on it.  But I'm here repeatedly throughout the day, so if RpoL goes down, I'll post about it.

You want officialish?  The Discord has everybody who is anybody on it and is run by Shannara.  I'm sure she, or bbr, or someone will be by in a moment with the link (which I am too lazy to bother getting and copypastaing in).
bigbadron
 moderator, 15922 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 12:52
Separate site for notices when down
In reply to evileeyore (msg # 3):

https://discord.com/channels/5...0/571716587724472322
ladysharlyne
 subscriber, 2770 posts
 You get out of a game the
 effort you put in it !!
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 13:36
Separate site for notices when down
In this last outtage I was glad I have both the Facebook which I got notification from that the site was up and the Discord which I have in my game rules the links to both and my Discord number to I can let my players know what I have found out.  Both links have been given to you above. ;)
evileeyore
 member, 381 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 15:07
Re: Separate site for notices when down
bigbadron:
In reply to evileeyore (msg # 3):

https://discord.com/channels/5...0/571716587724472322

And there he is an hour and fifteen minutes later.  Now that's some speedy service!