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I'd like some modly wisdom for a magical school RP concept that I'm developing!

Typically, RPs take place in the official RP forum or (less often) the RP Club Forum area. Well, what if there was a club devoted to an RP but that club was the RP itself. As in, there are multiple threads for the RP-- in this case, 27 and counting-- and none of the roleplaying is found within the RP Forum area. It's theoretically plausible, but it's also a big undertaking for any potential mods (mold-covered or appointed by moi) that would be overseeing this.

I mentioned that there would be 27+ threads for this in a club forum. These would be classes (10), Dorms and their OOCs (10), a General OOC, and 6 additional threads (two of which are a Q&A and character list). It's ridiculously complex, even for me, but my question here is-- is this allowed? What would the ramifications be? Would I single-handedly be responsible for murdering the notification system?

I'd like to add that having many separate threads for this is for a reason. Rather than have different people have to wait to continue their characters' interactions with one another while they were, say, in a library while others are out fishing on a lake but all of those people are offline and don't want to dig through pages of stuff, it keeps the system a little less clogged perse and theoretically promotes greater stability of RP continuance.

TL;DR: I am attempted to create a complex RP without caffeine in my system; send help immediately.
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@TheScribe You could do that; it wouldn't be against the rules. The main drawback I see from doing that is that clubs are not forums -- if you subscribe to the club, you subscribe to all of the threads in the club. So if there are 27 threads but you are only involved in 12 of them, welp, too bad, you're getting notifications for all 27 threads. That can be a lot of notifs to swim through! Not to mention that the clubs can be a little glitchy sometimes with pages, and you are unable to edit out posts. It is nice that it's a one-stop shop for all of the RPs, and just because it's separated from the rest of the forums, doesn't mean it won't be moderated; YWS rules still apply.

Instead, I recommend having a RP Lounge thread that links all of the threads across the RP Realm/Hollow/Duo/Storybooks/OOC threads, and then posting the links on the first page of the thread so that you can bounce back and forth between them. It might not be as pretty as clicking one link and seeing all the threads in one place, but it will be less notifs, an easier user experience, and less glitchy.

Good luck!
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@Carina, @Tuckster was correct to call you the secret supreme overlord of YWS because that is absolutely genius and not something I would've thought. Ahh tysm <33
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omg hahaha glad I can help @TheScribe!!
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—Anonymous Yelp Review
  








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