Topic: Roster/Who's who threads

Can I encourage SLs to post (or delegate to your ASLs or GMs to post) closed stickied threads listing briefly the player characters in each sim?

This is different to character bio threads or application threads in that it should provide at a glance a summary of main characters and who plays them.

I've called it variously a Reference Roster, Glossary of Characters, Who's Who, etc.

Optionally, it could include key NPCs as well as PCs.

Some examples:

Firefly
Star Wars
Middle Earth
Stargate

Ash

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Great suggestion, I'll have to work on this.

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Likewise, and in it you could hyperlink the character names to their bios, if available. Good suggestion Ash!



-Mischa

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Will do.  smile

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Would this make more sense to have in each sim category? Or in addition (or links to the sim threads)?

Also, a brief reasoning/explanation on how you use this info/find it useful?

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Wonderful idea!

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Jason Andersen wrote:

Would this make more sense to have in each sim category? Or in addition (or links to the sim threads)?

Also, a brief reasoning/explanation on how you use this info/find it useful?

Might be best for each sim category.

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That's a really good idea. Nothing stopping SLs/GMs having their own smaller ones for sims, but yeah, group ones for sim areas would be amazing.

Ash

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Does anyone want to help with this?

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Draft January numbers are here

Still working on the 2013 averages, but the most active Firefly sim was, unsurprisingly, Greenleaf Skyplex.

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Still looking to do this? And if so, still looking for help?

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Bumping this!

In reading back on here, I see the suggestion for having a Who's Who sim listing or a Category wide Who's Who.... I would say it wouldn't hurt to have both. But I really agress this a a good idea for us to do.

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My suggestion: Put it on the wiki, then anyone can update it with their own info.

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Why not all three? SLs can list, Areas can list, and the wiki can list? I think some people prefer to use the wiki some prefer to use the site. If we allow for posting them in both places, maybe the people who are more active on the wiki can copy things from the site, and vice versa?

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P.S. I would very much like to see this happen, I think, in any form.

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I feel like the info should be available onsite, but I'm up for all three - if doable. Personally, I don't use the wikia very much and I find it confusing and cluttered.

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I'm all for information being wherever it needs to be. The only issue with having it on the forums is that only those with admin/mod access + the original poster can modify the information, whereas on the wiki anyone can update it.

The other issue with having info in multiple places is keeping them in sync (and up to date - 2x as much work).

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Agree with Jason. 2 x work = bad.

I really think keeping one thing up to date is enough. Don't mind where it is but if it COULD be onsite and up datable by all that would seem the simplest option...

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If there is one big one, I think that would be perfect for the wiki. If we are doing sim-wide it would be able to be updated by the SL, GM, and possibly the ASL. An Area Wide one would be best in the OOC section of the area... meaning it could be updated by the moderator of that area. All of these though are also able to be update by any that have the access to do so. I would like SL's would like being able to update their own roster.

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I'd recommend putting it on the wiki. I believe we already have a page that lists characters with the actor images they are associated with: http://phoenixrp.wikidot.com/actors-index

We also have the start of some character pages:
http://phoenixrp.wikidot.com/characters
http://phoenixrp.wikidot.com/firefly-np … background
http://phoenixrp.wikidot.com/stargate-n … background

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For the life of me, I can't figure out how to update the wiki and I find it is cluttered and completely unorganized.

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As opposed to other wikis? Or is this a problem with just wikis in general?

What do you mean by cluttered and unorganized? Can you give an example?

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Misty Wilson wrote:

For the life of me, I can't figure out how to update the wiki and I find it is cluttered and completely unorganized.

I agree, I've wanted to butch it all up and redo it but didn't feel right about it. smile

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I'd personally like to put the thing on Wikia, much easier to edit.