We will be looking at what to purge and in what order, and we don't expect to do any purging without some warning.
But yes, if there's an old thread you want a copy of — one that hasn't been posted in since the end of 2011, it's a good idea to save it now
, rather than waiting for the last minute.
: No, there's no deadline minute we can give you.
Game Guru GG
: To address your point: how much space can be opened up in each section is part of what we're looking at in deciding what will be purged, but only part of it.
Most dead RPs aren't huge threads, true, but each individual game has two or three threads, (the sign-up, the discussion/OOC thread and the game itself.)
We're also considering how likely it is that a thread can be necro'd after a year and a half successfully. The RP's are well down on that list — once an RP has gone moribund, it's extremely unlikely to come back to life.
A third thing is what the section contributes to the community and to the wiki. And that's where the RPs really don't shine. Every time that Eddie has pulled up the "Most active posters in the forums" list and we've looked at where those posters do most of their posting, it's been striking that many of the most-prolific posters post in RPs and only
in RPs, and have few edits to the wiki. In other words, they're not a part of the greater TV Tropes community, and they aren't helping the wiki. To a degree, we're supporting a completely unrelated community in the RP section..
edited 29th Apr '13 4:42:41 AM by Madrugada
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