Updates to rules & info pages Jul 3, 2019 18:22:38 GMT -6
Post by Densetsu Karu on Jul 3, 2019 18:22:38 GMT -6
Hello one and all.
I've made a few updates to the site today.Rules
- The site rules have been reworked. Most of the content is the same, but reworded to be more concise.
- One change we did make is the removal of the hard character limit. We will still consider your previous characters' activity whenever you make a new character, but there is no longer a hard limit of 3. If you can manage four or more characters while still staying active, there's no reason for us to stop you!
- The rules have been split into two sections: Code of Conduct, which defines how you are expected to behave on the site, and Character Guidelines, which note the rules required to adhere to our setting. Due to the splitting there will seem like a new set of rules in the recent posts list, but there are no actual new rules, just better categorization of them.Information pages
- In addition to the site rules, all of the other pages in the Rules and Information board have been combed through with a fine-toothed comb. Rewording and better explanations all around.
- The "Getting Started" guide has shifted to focus primarily on the setting of our site. As such, it has been renamed to Our Setting. The character creation advice that was previously on that page has been moved to the character application templates.
- I've gone ahead and added application profile links to the characters in the Active Member & Character List. This adds a new easy way to seek out a specific character's profile.Character categories
- The distinction between different types of characters has been adjusted. "Canon characters" are simply referred to as "Clannad characters" on info pages from this point on. What we've been calling "original characters" are just referred to as characters, and can include both characters made by the player directly or adapted from another artistic work to fit Dango Daikazoku's setting. These changes are reflected in the character application templates, as seen here.
- The Character Archives subboards have been modified to reflect the above change. They are now grouped by inactive characters, inactive legacy characters, and scraps (unfinished applications).
- These changes were made to help broaden the site's appeal -- shifting the focus away from "canon characters" will put the spotlight on our diverse cast of non-Clannad characters, which far outnumber the Clannad cast. You may have noticed a similar change has been made to the site's title, "Dango Daikazoku - a slice of life roleplay". We're not abandoning the Clannad-based setting, but we do want to make it clear to potentially new players that the site by no means requires you to be familiar with Clannad to enjoy it.
Aside from these things, there has been a lot of work done to the site behind the scenes. I'm writing a new site skin that should be a bit more modernized than what we've had for the last several years. I should be releasing the new skin relatively soon. More info to come.
You can discuss the updates I've detailed here in this thread. Have suggestions or feedback for the site? Please leave your suggestions in the Site Discussion Board, or PM me.