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Please split up Roll Call in two.

Postby Stormknight » Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:01 am

I have a suggestion to somehow split the Roll Call in two parts, one for posting original characters developed by the poster, and one for the endless amounts of writing up Marvel/DC toons.

I like to read both, but the way it is now, it's almost impossible to find any threads of the first type, as they get drowned in the second type.
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Postby Vorokoth » Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:08 am

I think this is a good idea.
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Postby The Trapster » Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:32 am

Good basic idea. But in execution and recon of all the characters already posted... :(

Hard to find originals But the Marvel/DC/other PRO characters is just SEARCHing for a name. 8)
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Postby Pól Rua » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:04 am

I can dig that it's a pain in the bum, but I'd really appreciate this.
I'm kind of intrigued with original characters and seeing what others are doing, and I just feel the Roll Call forum's being swamped in 'Let me list all the anime/cartoon/comic book/tv/movie characters I know, oh and here are some stats I made up' posts.
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Postby Ezram » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:44 pm

This is actually a pretty good idea.
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Postby Khantalas » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:06 am

Sadly, there are several threads that have both conversions and originals (J-Mart being one), so this is incredibly difficult to implement.
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Postby daniel_ream » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:01 am

Well, I think the mods could easily create a new Roll Call forum, probably called (Conversions), rename the original (Original Designs), and at that point leave it up to the regular posters to create new index threads in each one that point to the correct writeups. It's not feasible to expect the mods to groom the forums and sort the posts, but they could provide the structure that allows the members to do it themselves.
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Re: Please split up Roll Call in two.

Postby roguescribner » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:09 am

Whatever happened to this idea? I like it.
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Re: Please split up Roll Call in two.

Postby Wasabi » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:22 pm

GOOD idea (overlooked) not like you really want to know what we prefer you will do what you want anyway ~Shame on you GREEN RONIN~
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Re: Please split up Roll Call in two.

Postby roguescribner » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:59 pm

I know no one probably wants to do the work to split the threads up, especially those with high page counts. How feasible would it be to create the two forums and give the thread creators 90 days to make the split themselves? A new Originals thread could be created and a new DC/Marvel (etc.) thread could be created and all of the other threads are closed. Everyone has 90 days to port their stuff over to the new threads before the old threads get archived/deleted.

If the original poster isn't around I'm sure someone else will step in to help out. So there would be a transition period to be sure but the end result would be a nicely organized and easily indexed area everyone can search with ease. All the mods would have to do is split the forum and close some threads. The rest of it would be on us.

Of course, feedback from the users that this would most impact would be prudent before any such measures are taken.
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Re: Please split up Roll Call in two.

Postby Dirigible » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:30 pm

Whatever happened to this idea? I like it.

How on earth would it be enforced/maintained? And where do you draw the line between 'official' and 'original'?
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Re: Please split up Roll Call in two.

Postby roguescribner » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:19 pm

Read my post right above yours. I offered my idea about to make the split and maintain it.

And it's obvious where the line is drawn: if the character is based upon other source material (books, movies, TV, comics, etc.) then it's not an original creation.
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Re: Please split up Roll Call in two.

Postby Dirigible » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:23 pm

Uh, yeah, that's what I was responding to.

Asking people with 400 pages of builds to divide them into indistinct categories to satisfy your tastes doesn't seem workable to me.
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Re: Please split up Roll Call in two.

Postby daniel_ream » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:03 pm

Oh, it's perfectly workable. Split the forum in two, inform everyone they have 90 days to comply, lock their threads and threaten to delete them if they don't categorize them in time. Perfectly workable.

It's just that the most likely consequence is that the entire community rises up as one and tars and feathers the fool who suggested it for being a presumptuous ass, is all.

(Okay, okay, more likely everyone just says "screw you" and goes somewhere else, thus killing the Roll Call forum permanently.)
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Re: Please split up Roll Call in two.

Postby Dirigible » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:14 pm

That would be my concern, yah.

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