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11th Jun, 2019 11:54:25 AM

Is that a roleplay? It sounds like it's going to be a roleplay... (checks) yep. Of course it is.

Fighteer MOD
11th Jun, 2019 11:59:17 AM

  1. Are they troping the players as opposed to the characters? If so, any of that material should be removed.
  2. Is the roleplay public or private? If nobody but the participants can see it, it may not have an article.

Those are the main criteria here.

11th Jun, 2019 12:44:23 PM

1. It seems to be troping stuff that happens during the roleplay, but a lot of it seems to be added by the game's players themselves (judging by how the TV Tropes username of certain editors on the pages are the same as those of some of the game's players). Since a participant in the game isn't part of the audience, they shouldn't be allowed to add Audience Reactions, especially not about their own accomplishments.

2. The roleplay is indeed public, so that's not a problem.

Edited by Zuxtron
Fighteer MOD
11th Jun, 2019 12:56:21 PM

  1. I don't know that we've ever made a formal ruling on this. As the participants in a roleplay are inherently also its audience, it's hard to draw a clear distinction. Does anyone else even care besides them? By this, I mean are they doing it for an audience or for publication as a finished work, or are they just playing a game and documenting it on TV Tropes?

Edited by Fighteer
11th Jun, 2019 11:40:51 PM

Well, there is no law of nature that says that someone can be either player or audience but not both. So the formal ruling would be that in this case we can treat the players as both characters and audience, perhaps with a persona/player distinction if there is one and when it is pertinent.

12th Jun, 2019 04:45:27 AM

Players are Creators, Creators are not the Audience, Players in a game should not be allowed to edit YMMV for their public play. We wouldn't let an actor add YMMV about their TV series, we wouldn't let screenwriter add YMMV about their film, and we wouldn't allow the propmaster to add YMMV for their play. Players of a public role-play should be held to the same standards of Creators for their role-play (if it's a system/setting they didn't write, they'd be allowed to add YMMV about the system/setting).

12th Jun, 2019 06:45:02 AM

No, there isn't a reason to draw such a distinction there. Bending accepted dictionary definitions so that you don't need to think about how the policy should work is not on.


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