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 An Elementary Guide to Posting.

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Remus
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PostSubject: An Elementary Guide to Posting.   Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:03 pm

It is commonly understood that posting is a complex art; the combination of syntax, description, and the images you paint all come together into a beautiful written work meant to artistically describe what your beloved character does. In these posts, you must keep a few aspects in mind; what do i want to accomplish with this post? What will my character do in this post? Will the person i’m Rp’ing with be able to adequately build upon this post? All this and more will be discussed in this wonderful topic that was written to ensure that role playing will remain organized and fun!

The first and perhaps the most important aspect of role playing is the posting order; without organization, the rp can accelerate ahead and leave some members behind. In this case, those who were met with a wall of posts feel less inclined to reply, and eventually, the thread will either fall apart or be reduced to two members in a lightning fast rp. The simple solution is to develop a posting order, giving each member a chance to keep up with the thread. for example:
Member 1 Posts.
Member 2 Posts.
Member 3 Posts.
Member 1 Posts.
Member 2 posts and so on.
This ensures that no member is left behind and that the Rp can continue on as intended with all its members happy.

The second part in common posting etiquette is the word count of your posts. While small posts are fast and easy, it is often much harder for your RP’ing partner to build on that short post. This, once again, can cause the other members of your thread to lose interest. Posts are supposed to be beautiful and descriptive, something that can’t merely be accomplished through those short and snappy posts. When you construct a post full of detail, not only does it easily convey all that your character does in a beautiful manner, it gives a perfect base for your fellow members to build off of!

Another major part of role-playing is being realistic. While most sites allow certain degrees of freedom in the physical aspects of your characters, it is important to follow the rules. The worst thing you can encounter in an role play is an overpowered character; people simply don’t want to have their beloved character controlled by another member. It just isn’t fair, is it? So it is common etiquette to make your character unique and interesting without making it overpowered and so much better than all the other characters.

The most basic aspect of role playing is grammar; writing role plays are the most common type on the internet, so it only makes sense that the members know how to adequately and correctly type out their posts. However, this simple and important aspect of role playing is often severely overlooked. Most sites are pre-equipped with a spellcheck that will underline the word in red; a simple right click will give recommendations for the correct spelling of the word. Another easy trick to help make sure your post is clear and precise is to reread your work, making sure everything comes together smoothly. While double checking may seem like some communist law imposed by teachers, it's actually a safe method to ensure your post is readable.

In conclusion, a well thought out post proves to benefit the site as a whole, keeping member interest at a maximum while making the role play continue smoothly. While it may take slightly more time to write such posts, it proves to be far more effective in the long run.



Original was made for my site at http://ashlands.forumotion.com/ and was reposted for the benefit of both WWM and Corazon members.
-Remus
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