I am trying to screw up the courage to post a “players wanted for PBVideochat game” here, on this very message board. Ought I to just dump it in the Role-playing Games category? Or would it be better to create a sub-category for “player seeking” and other recruitment threads for games not played on this forum?
It seems fine for threads seeking to organise games to be played in the PBP categories to remain in those categories: that’s convenient and clear. But “Wanted” ads in the general RPG and Boardgames will quickly drop off the bottom of the page, and it might not be obvious to the users who (in my fond imaginings) a passively on the look-out for such things how (and that it might be worthwhile) to search for them.
Yes, we do. All of us!
I heartily endorse this product or event
I don’t know or care
I don’t want it, but I’m not against others having it
The problem with such comprehensive arrays of survey questions in that they short-circuit debate and discussion, and thus condemn the thread to sink into obscurity, plunging down the page like a hammock well weighted with shot carrying its corpse to the deeps.
Well, that does seem like a bother. They’re something I would never ordinarily look at. With this setup I would either have them steadily pile up till I couldn’t see anything else, or be compelled to look at them, will I nill I. That would take them out of “I don’t mind them being there for other people” to their being an unwelcome nuisance, like popup ads, I think.
How many people are interested in play-by-post RPGs (and thus have not muted the entire category, as I did with Cool Ghosts on the SU&SD forums), but at the same time don’t want to see invitations to new games?
Why make it a sub-category? A full RPG PBF Recruitment category would keep these separate from the current RPG thread, preventing it from becoming cluttered, and would be easy to ignore for those not interested.
Ah, it’s going into play by post. I don’t think I have a significant objection to that. I was thinking of it as going into the general RPG category, where I would run into it often enough to find it a nuisance. Sorry about that!