(4 replies, posted in Graphics Department)

Yup, done.


(4 replies, posted in Graphics Department)

480px wide is definitely preferable. The majority of banners will display that way.


(0 replies, posted in General Chat)

Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful time filled with good cheer, more food than you can shake a stick at, and the very best of people to share the season with.


(51 replies, posted in Tech Support)

Yepper - done!


(14 replies, posted in Elections and Voting)

The vote began on the 22nd. However, Silent has tendered his resignation as EVC, so I believe Misty is taking up the mantle of running the vote.


(11 replies, posted in Elections and Voting)

We can put a whole bunch of stuff on one ballot, which would mean not sending multiple out and having people need to vote multiple different times.


(14 replies, posted in Elections and Voting)

Sounds like a few of us are game - one for the same ballot as those in the other thread?


(11 replies, posted in Elections and Voting)

The Treasurer is a vacant position requiring an election to fill, not sure it really needs a second. But I second regardless. Second on TC to TO, last time the discussion came up there was general favour for it and it ultimately makes more sense that only the GC is elected.


(14 replies, posted in Elections and Voting)

I second this motion. Phoenix needs an injection of something to get back on its feet, and the time it'll take to go through our usual democratic process for anything we consider combined with the voter fatigue that would follow from such a process seems likely to be more than we can collectively bear.


(26 replies, posted in Management)

So we need GMs and we need players, and all of it in the service of activity. That sounds like something everyone agrees on; how do we find these folks? How do we create that activity for them to sustain?


(26 replies, posted in Management)

Then how do we get there? Chicken and egg - if people look to join only active sites, the pool eternally shrinks. But we know new sites start and people post. So how do we generate activity so that people are interested in joining to sustain it?


(26 replies, posted in Management)

I think gfictional really has the thrust of it. Politics intruding on gameplay was the reason Phoenix was founded in the first place, with strong democracy being our choice to ensure if that happened again the players were empowered to remove the problem. So let's look at what's getting in the way of gameplay now and get rid of it. We "rose from the ashes" when we started, nothing stopping us from doing so again if we're prepared to really turn 180 on things.


(26 replies, posted in Management)

Really? A bare three weeks after an election where the core drive was "how do we get more members and reinvigorate things" there's a call to throw in the towel? Let's at least try and do things first. Not to mention the part where the Prinz on PARS is pretty healthy in its activity as well.


(1,371 replies, posted in General Chat)

So while I'm back from my trip... gonna have to take another LOA until the end of August. Might be back a week earlier than that, and certainly if things break I'll be around, but turns out the final run up to launching a game and the chunk of time right after it goes live are super busy. Who knew?

Congratulations Misty, you're stuck with herding us cats for another year wink

Increasing turnout would be nice, yes hmm


(1,371 replies, posted in General Chat)

Forgot to post my own LOA - I'm away in Maine with family until the 29th.


(4 replies, posted in Management)

I've likewise killed a number of spam accounts - hopefully verification makes a dent in it.

Silent Hunter wrote:

A personal one from me: do you believe that Phoenix is in decline?

I agree with Misty. Yes. We have fewer GMs and fewer players, and whilst our roleplaying quality is as good as ever we have less and less activity. We need to fix this, and that means being willing to make drastic changes. So we should.

For the established players, I think finding and addressing the biggest "pain points" is the way to go. What takes up most of people's non-RP time on the site, and how can we cut back on that so people can focus on games?
For new players, advertising. It doesn't matter how well we do at getting people to sign up vs not if nobody comes looking - we need to seriously advertise ourselves so we're getting the foot traffic needed to gain members.
For current opportunities, depends what you mean by opportunities! If you mean dipping our toes into newer forms of online RP, by providing whatever sort of hub we can to facilitate it. If you mean getting involved at a community level, I think that's probably more of a question for Misty to answer as the GC candidate than me, but ultimately "by reaching out to them" and doing what we can to make it easy to partner up, share links, and so on.

Hope that answers your questions Kevin, but if there's more detail you'd like please ask smile

I accept my nomination.


(5 replies, posted in Sim Proposals)

gfictional wrote:

The beauty of online rpgs with emails/forums is the game sits there and you get to it when you have the time.

That's my steer as well. Though the idea of using a chat client to organise something along the lines of a weekly game sounds like an interesting idea.

I nominate Misty Diamond for General Coordinator.

For those inclined to browse: http://pars.phoenix-rp.com/ridetheedge/ … shipid=830


(23 replies, posted in Elections and Voting)

I'm not opposed to changing it to run off last login or some such to try and improve but, but if I remember rightly that caused issues with anyone who used the "keep me logged in" option. Definitely something on my list to try and make better though!


(23 replies, posted in Elections and Voting)

The default sending-of-ballots only go out to people who've posted in the two weeks prior - checking your posts, your last before today was back in March, so that'd be why you didn't get emailed. If I remember rightly, two weeks was decided way back when as being a fair compromise between encouraging people to vote and not spamming inactive people unnecessarily, though additional ballots can of course be sent on top of that.