Got a PM I want to share with you:
You created this post after a gross violation of the rules. It was a terrible thing, but then anything remotely similar needs to be eradicated. But for those of us that follow the rules, that are legitimate RPers, have reason to worry. I certainly am worried.
Because right now as the situation stands, if one post violates the rules and then is reported the RP forums will be erased. Years of work erased in the blink of an eye because possibly some troll made the post on purpose and then on a separate account reported that post directly to you rather than to an RP mod.
I've talked to Daltar, to my understanding the situation isn't like this. But that is what it looks like, and it will continue to feel like this as long as nothing more is said by you publicly in the same location you made the threat. Because it feels so badly, its good reason to move away from TV Tropes altogether. For those of us that have long running R Ps, we certainly don't want to risk ending the RP abruptly through no fault of our own. We have to consider the risks. Is it worth risking the entire RP being destroyed by moving offsite? Or is it worth having the entire RP being destroyed before we can do anything about it?
Please, clarify the situation in http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13338390280A20380100&page=1#3
so that we affected by it can decide on what to do. We don't want to take the risk of leaving this community which could destroy even the larger RPs.
Here is me reply:
Aye, if you think your RP might be mistaken for being pedo-friendly, you will want to move it off TV Tropes straightaway.
You do understand that hosting RPs was never the purpose of this wiki, don't you? We only carried them at all because it seemed like a thing conducive to thinking in terms of tropes.
Carrying RPs is an expense. Not a source of wiki support. An inability to control your RP to the minimal extent needed to not make it pedo-friendly is a clear sign your RP is not ready for civil publication and it will not be missed. Move it immediately.
Now, if you are saying that there are too few RP mods available to act on your reports quickly enough, that is another thing. We can enable more RP mods. I'm not in much of a mood to hear complaints about Daltar. I do agree that there may be more to do than one volunteer should be expected to do.
edited 9th Dec '13 2:25:26 AM by FastEddie