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RPGPundit:

--- Quote from: Sojourner Judas ---White Wolf's very much "for the masses." Second largest RPG publisher, sold in Waldenbooks... :p
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Since they themselves make claims not to be, I am more than happy to kick them to the curb, even though they don't actually have anything "innovative" about their design that makes them in any way different from traditional rpgs (other than the fact that railroading and bad GMing are built into the presumptions of how to run the game, and bizzarely seen as not just a good thing, but as producing "art").

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Gabriel:

--- Quote from: RPGPundit ---We won't be having versions of the "RPG.net Darling" or the flavour of the month over here.

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Oh, I think that's inescapable.  The only way to avoid it is to narrow the site's focus to be something like Dragonsfoot.  No matter what, people are going to be psyched about some new game or other, and a mob mentality will develop.

My hope is that if a group of posters creates a situation where one game dominates the entire forum (like what happened on RPGnet with Exalted), that something will be done to merge the threads and restore a semblance of balance.

RPGPundit:

--- Quote from: Gabriel ---Oh, I think that's inescapable.  The only way to avoid it is to narrow the site's focus to be something like Dragonsfoot.  No matter what, people are going to be psyched about some new game or other, and a mob mentality will develop.

My hope is that if a group of posters creates a situation where one game dominates the entire forum (like what happened on RPGnet with Exalted), that something will be done to merge the threads and restore a semblance of balance.
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Gabriel,

That's what I really meant. Obviously, people will get psyched about what's new and cool in the moment. But its one thing if people are excited about a game and quite another if a certain clique of posters run around declaring "game x is cool" and then swamping the boards with talk of nothing but that game to dominate the entire conversation.

And quite another thing above that if this sort of mentality is specifically ENCOURAGED by the moderation.

We won't be doing any of that here.

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jrients:
I would encourage anyone that sees too many threads about a single game to start at least one thread about another system before they ask for admin help (such as requesting merging threads).  If duplicative threads exist I have no problem with merging them, but I'd much rather see new stuff than hide old content.

RPGPundit:

--- Quote from: jrients ---I would encourage anyone that sees too many threads about a single game to start at least one thread about another system before they ask for admin help (such as requesting merging threads).  If duplicative threads exist I have no problem with merging them, but I'd much rather see new stuff than hide old content.
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Very good point, Jrients.  We'd really only "Merge threads" if it seemed like the number of threads on a given game were part of some concerted effort to over-run the board or something, anyways. I think otherwise a statement of principles and the fact that we the admins aren't going to be playing favourites is more than enough to ensure a balance.

Anyways, I'm also considering a few other options as far as this sort of thing is concerned... more on that later.

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