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  1. Include a "Posted Date" on RPs

    Let people see how recently an RP was posted (so they can ballpark whether it's dead/empty, or just new) and so long-term writers can better appreciate how far they've come.

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    • dual GMs!

      Allow a Gm to add another GM to their threads to edit, manip posts, etc...

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      • Go fuck yourself

        For real some of the shit you be pulling don't make any sense. You got all kinds of assholes who talk whatever shit they want and not one of you mother fuckers do a damn thing about it, but I come in and ya'll all over my ass for telling them to shut their cock holster when I don't feel like listening to them badmouth a brother? For real I get the stories now about this place, and I can see the reputation is earned.

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        • Bugfix notifications

          The notifications don't seem to increment their number (or at least I've never seen it update live) and they neither update when someone is tagged to a post after it already exists. If there's supposed retagging going on that might be important.

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          • put the chat back

            i think you should put the chat back cuz i like live chat

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            • preview for character sheet

              The current preview for character sheets is pretty crappy. It doesn't always load, and it does not accurately show what the sheet will look like.

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              • Meet my son, Orion Avery.

                My son's name is Orion Avery. He's 24 years old, about 6'2", and is very close to the description you gave for this character.

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                • End the "Storage" roleplays!

                  I've contacted Dashmiel on this subject before:
                  Storage roleplays are cluttering up the new roleplays list, making it increasingly difficult for prospective new members of RPGW to find actually joinable roleplays. Compounded and exacerbated by the increasing popularity of 1x1 (1v1, private, et cetera) roleplays, RPGW is no longer welcoming to new members. Its layout is already daunting and uninviting.

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                  • tighten expectations for staff

                    It is an unfortunate truth that those attracted to power often are unsuited for the position. In the past, Gateway has had some serious issues with cronyism, and staff members with large vendettas against members they felt slighted be.

                    I know that the new staff initiative is greatly helping matter. Perhaps one helpful solution would be the required completion of a free online management course about dealing wiht difficult people from a MOOC. http://www.latitudeu.com/onlinetrainingcourse/DealingwithDifficultWorkplaceBehaviors/detail.aspx?CourseID=45 Is one example of such a course.

                    Another solution may be requiring staff members to use an anonymous alt name to handle all staff duties. In…

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                    • Add a Friend List

                      I understand that we can see other members by going through RPs, messengers or PMs. But I think it'd be really helpful to have a Friends List. I've seen other threads about this on here as well but I think it could be super helpful.

                      There are some RPers I've met that I thoroughly enjoy RPing with, or I think certain RPs would interest them or whatever else. And if I'm not currently PMing them it sometimes can be a pain to try and find people once again.

                      This could help with building a good friend basis. Especially if there…

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                      • Mark RPs as Accepting/Not Accepting

                        Some RPs, even months into writing, still accept new characters. Some RPs are private, and outside of a predetermined group is not interested in recruiting new writers. If it was possible to mark RPs as such, and to filter searches by those tags, it would be easy to keep RPs going and for users to find active ones.

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                        • Get rid of Bartender (NPC)

                          I never really understood that and it's a tad annoying sometimes, so if you guys could please look into it, it'd be much appreciated. <3

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                          • Self-Updating/Auto-Updating Forum Pages.

                            This has been done elsewhere, RPGC to be exact, but how the forum works there is rather interesting. I can't remember if Gateway did the same thing some time back, but when a post is made it immediately appears on the page after posting. Rather than the page actually refreshing or whatnot, the post appears. But not only does it appear for the author, but also readers who may currently be on the page.

                            I'm not all that good at coding, and how things work such as that, but it's really nice. Posts in a forum setting, at that point,…

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                            • IN POST Search feature

                              Where you want to look up a specific scene In the thread without having to scroll and scroll through numerous posts. Or a specific word/character/detail or a search by date perhaps to help narrow down things. Even better, a search for every time a character is mentioned within the thread.

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                              • Offer another theme

                                It's nice, pure 18th century French, and I am sure that many subscribe to it, but is there any chance of other themes, or the possibility of creating your own?

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                                • Add a Species tab

                                  It could be used for information on playable species, plants and animals that exist in your world, etc., or not used at all, depending on the needs of the roleplay. Just like the places tab, the quest tab, and the arcs tab.

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                                  • Add Tags to Places

                                    Adding tags to places to assist players in finding the right location to begin, or continue, with their character.

                                    General genre tags (high fantasy, sci fi, multiversal, steampunk)
                                    Type of place tags (forest, city, underwater, space station)
                                    Group Affiliation tags (able to search places by groups that actively rp there: for example if you searched using a Vankoryth Detente tag, Verinotte Hollow & Castle Vankoryth would pop up. Alternatively, searching The UPL would show all of Ruula.)

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                                    • More moble friendly

                                      It's kinda hard to check the site on my phone, it would be cool if it was a little now smart phone friendly.

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                                      • Replace/update "Top Rated RPs" list

                                        I don't know how the list came into being in the first place, but "Fate/Heaven and Earth" has not only been at the top of the site for what seems like forever, but it's also been dead for what seems like even longer, and the little pop-up synopsis is super depressing.

                                        I think the existence of the list in the first place is silly, as RPs-in-progress are difficult to join and rarely worth reading. Perhaps a "Hall of fame" for completed, quality RPs is in order, but at the moment the list, I think, only serves to confuse (or, worse,…

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                                        • Start a patreon to help defray site costs

                                          I think that this could seriously help defray site costs, sot roleplaygateway can keep going.

                                          Patreon rewards could include a special badge on the profile, or user color for the patrons, no ads on the site, maybe a google hangout once a month with site staff and many other things. Heck, I'd pay a dollar or tow on a subscription basis every month, if I didn't have to remember to pay it.

                                          Higher tiers could include thank you postcards from Rem, special site related artwork from the design team, one on one intensive sessions to help an RP with a…

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                                            We’re excited to explore other funding opportunities, but we’re not sure Patreon is the right opportunity for us, especially since setting up successful Patreon campaigns involves a lot of time and energy! We’re actively investigating various options and will provide an update soon.

                                            In the meantime, any further votes or commentary on this issue will be appreciated and very helpful towards our decision moving forward!

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