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Postby Ghorroj » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:52 am

I was wondering about that.

I do have some ideas on how to potentially get a new site to pay for itself, if youse all are interested. It's not feasible to keep it going on the goodwill of its members, no matter how brilliant and generous they are[/suckup].

The downside is you'd all have to run it as a business rather than a hobby. :/
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Postby Shewolf13 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:53 am

Or asking for your rent back from your landlord when you leave... it won't happen.
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Postby Gideon » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:23 am

Ghorroj, I don't know if I speak for all of the staff here, but I don't believe a site like this should be run as a business. It should be a place for people to come and have fun, write and enjoy themselves. Just a hobby.
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Postby Ghorroj » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:04 am

So that means the admin team on the new site are willing to pay for everything themselves?

In that case, I'll ony suggest setting up something like a Cafepress online shop for players to get t-shirts with pictures of their favourite characters, or memorable quotes from their roleplays printed on them. Something to maybe help defray the hosting fees and stuff while giving donaters something physical.

I for one would love an RPGFO mug.

Thinking of... have you settled on a name?
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Postby Gideon » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:17 pm

That would be correct.

At this point we are still waiting on a response from the Admins before new forum stuff is solidified.
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Postby Aya » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:50 pm

Ghorroj wrote:I for one would love an RPGFO mug.


Sadly, you'll have to make one yourself as we will not be allowed to sell anything with the RPGFO name on it. We do not own the name.
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Postby BlackFox42 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:32 pm

Ghorroj, you old mutt, damned good to see you. :)

As to shirts and things, while you may not own the rpgfo name, you would own the name of any new site you create. I know I'd be willing to help support a new site (if it comes to that) by buying a t-shirt.

And if things go the other way and the admins breakdown and give in (like they should) it might be an idea to float at them for making some revenue for the site.

While I agree with Gideon that something like this should not be run as a business (and this specifically even less), that doesn't mean it can't try to support itself with merchandise, or something else.
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Postby Aya » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:31 pm

Ihave no issue with merchandise, iwas just telling Ghorroj that an rpgfo anything would not be possible since that was what he specifically mentioned.

This is something that we'll be discussing, but it probably won't be something we set up until after the site is established and everyone is settled into the new home (assuming it goes that way).
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Postby Skummy75 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:07 pm

Also you darn dog I was speaking as a euphemism towards making the admins regret their choices (should they continue to choose poorly), I have no intention of fighting you even if you are a werewolf and I'm a demon cat!

If nothing else this whole experience brings formerly unknown contributors together; for instance I have never met half the moderator team before and I've been here for most of the lifespan of this site (I had a former account and lost it) nya so at least some good things come out of this meow
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Postby Ghorroj » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:56 pm

Aya wrote:Ihave no issue with merchandise, iwas just telling Ghorroj that an rpgfo anything would not be possible since that was what he specifically mentioned.


Blackfox has beaten me to the punch, as usual, despite the almost ten-year gap. When I said I'd like an RPGFO mug, I meant just that. I wasn't suggesting you sell them, but I couldn't very well insert the name of the new site instead, because it hasn't been decided on yet.

Skummy75 wrote:Also you darn dog I was speaking as a euphemism towards making the admins regret their choices (should they continue to choose poorly)


That's cool. I'm just a little confused as to how.
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Likewise. It's been too long, and my lack of internets hasn't helped. :)
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Postby Mottahko » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:35 am

Unfortunately I just joined and from the tone of a grenting post it sounded like something was up. I'm new here. Like hours new. I hope all goes well. If you do start a new site I hope there is a email so I can follow
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Postby Mottahko » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:36 am

Unfortunately I just joined and from the tone of a grenting post it sounded like something was up. I'm new here. Like hours new. I hope all goes well. If you do start a new site I hope there is a email so I can follow
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Postby Gideon » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:33 am

Hi Mottahko,

We definitely are glad to have you, regardless of what is currently going on with the site. We, of course, would love to take our entire member base with us, if it comes to that. At this point, we are carrying on as normal, until we hear back from the Admins, or our deadline arrives. Whichever comes first.
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Postby Kotorchix » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:37 am

I'm definitely keeping tabs on this, looking forward to seeing how this plays out.
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Postby Mottahko » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:39 am

Sounds good. I'll roll with it for nown (Har Har rpg puns) and maybe look at games. Out of curiosity when is the deadline?
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Postby Gideon » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:47 am

Feel free to PM us if you have any questions. But we are going to keep you guys posted as we go.
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Postby Sammy » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:02 pm

Quick update from the staff!

As of yet we have had no word from the admins and it appears that our e-mails haven't even been read.

As such, the staff are in the process of setting up a new home for us!

What we need from you guys is an all important new forum name. We are really, really keen to get some suggestions from you guys. If we get quite a few we will start up a poll enabling you all to vote for your favourite so please get posting your suggestions!

We're also very much open for suggestions for any amendments or additions you have in mind for the new forum. It's very much in the early stages of development so the world is our oyster.

Thanks again for the continued support.
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Postby Skummy75 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:26 pm

Meow should we be posting to here or elsewhere nya? Either way I've got some excellent names; and you can even pronounce them easily! lol *plays with ball of yarn*
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Postby Crosshade » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:54 pm

Hey, just start thinking over ideas for right now. A thread should be popping up later today to accommodate any ideas that people might have.

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Postby Azani Necro » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:40 pm

Oh wow, it really sucks to see this after deciding to make a return...

As Darkblade stated earlier, it's the community that certainly made the site. That being said, I'm sure we could band together and produce our own place for the population of this site to migrate to, should it dissolve.
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Postby Ghorroj » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:12 pm

Well, in that case, I have a few suggestions.

First, if you haven't done so, ask Ozental if he can help with website design. I saw his Hope fansite forum and his Hobbit site, back before they sank, and the layout was both smoother than here and familiar at the same time. I'm sure he'd be happy for the work.

Second, start up a donation shop, 'cos I want to buy something to help the new site, dammit. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Wordpress is relatively easy to use and shop compatible, for the most part.

Thirdly, I'd be happy to write something for the site, should you need it. Just as long as long as it isn't needed before the 28th of this month; that's when my internet arrives. My current method of stealing signal whenever and wherever I can results in a service that is sporadic at best.

Lastly, keep us posted! Don't forget to mention that stuff is happening in the Shoutbox too.
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Postby Sammy » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:20 pm

We currently have a site in the making so any suggestions for features you would like to see or any changes you would like to be made are more than welcome.

Name suggestions would be wonderful as well!
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Postby Naynay7 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:46 pm

Just seen all this after a looong hiatus! It's really sad that it's come to this, I've been a member (on and off) since around 2007, although I forgot my original username and password (oops). I agree with everyone else in saying that there's something that always keeps me coming back here, even if I don't do much, and my life has settled down a bit now that I was considering getting back into RP more actively. This, or wherever this community is based will always be my first port of call, I've never found anything else that even comes close to the feel I find here, so I will most definitely be following wherever you all go.

Regarding suggestions for the new site, no sure how possible this will be as I'm no good with technical or codey stuff, but I would like to see an option to subscribe to alerts for certain threads. I'm so scatterbrained that half the reason I keep leaving is because I forget to check if I've had replies to things. An e-mail prodding me to go check would really keep me going, but I do think it should be more of an 'opt-in' thing than an 'opt-out', because I'm sure no-one wants millions of e-mails telling them someone has replied in the word association game thread!!

Hope everything gets sorted smoothly, I have every confidence in our moderation team!
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Postby Gideon » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:01 pm

Our New Home <- New announcement for discussion relating to features/names/suggestions for the new site.

Azani, it's been ages! Hiya :)

Ghorroj, we are fortunate enough within our current staff that we have the skills to do this ourselves, though Oz does know of the predicament and I'm sure would help us out if we ran into a roadblock. In terms of donations, we aren't worrying about that now until we set up the site and we get members moving over. Your support is much appreciated though. We will be adding a Donation feature at some point and we are considering Merchandise, but we want to get the site established first.

Again, thank you for all your help, love and support guys.
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Postby ThreadWeaver » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:32 pm

Hi. You may want to remind people that, right above the quick reply box, there's an option on this site to download entire topics. That might help stop people from losing a lot of their stuff.
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