I am curious and also somewhat concerned about this response. Are there a lot of people who feel this way? To me, this sounds like judging a book by its cover, or a product by its advertising campaign...For me specifically, a few things.
5. No coding, plain font. Again, this is mostly personal for me. It comes off to me as a lack of effort, I realize that it might not be, but I like BBCode. It makes the thread look nice, and if for some reason I can't read it, I have no issue highlighting or quoting the thread to read it, especially if I think we might make a good match.
That would be a pain. Thankfully I am 18+ so I don't have this problem, but I can understand how frustrating it would be. I never make the distinction that I only want 18+ RP partners, because as long as we can write a fun story together and my RP partner is mature and doesn't act like a spoiled 12-year-old, I don't at all care what age they are.Yeah, probably not. It just shows up so much it was my first thought upon entering this thread.
This bothers me so much. I get that everyone has different tastes, and that's fine, but there's something deeply awkward and even kinda creepy to me about writing about real people. Idk why, I loathe it. Maybe this is terrible of me, but if someone wants a real person RP, even if they have some other good non-real person RP plots in their interest check, I'll still nope it on outta there. It's just something I can't deal with for some reason.Search Threads that ask for real fandom stuff like they want you to play as their favorite K-pop star, their favorite celebrity, band, and whatnot.
An explanation for that might be that they want to assert themselves and they want to be taken seriously, which I respect, but to be frank to me it just seems condescending and pushes me away.-That attitude! It's really common apparently (based on the replies on this thread), of someone just being so nasty in their search thread. Why would anyone want to RP with that?
Yeah that always bothers me. I avoid the off-site ads section like the plague for a reason. I'm interested in RPing here, not anywhere else, and it's annoying when people post their interest checks in the wrong section. I get that some people maybe do it because they don't know any better, so someone just needs to politely tell them to move their thread, and that's fine..."This will be taking place on Discord."
Well come on man that's why they made the Off-Site Ads section.
Excuse me while I nope
This is why you should report those threads if you come across them, so that the mods can move them to Off-site section, since they can't realistically check every single thread if it's in correct section. It's not so that the users will be punished, more just to place the threads where they should be.Yeah that always bothers me. I avoid the off-site ads section like the plague for a reason. I'm interested in RPing here, not anywhere else, and it's annoying when people post their interest checks in the wrong section. I get that some people maybe do it because they don't know any better, so someone just needs to politely tell them to move their thread, and that's fine...
But what really bugs me is when people say in their thread, "I'd reaaaallyyyy prefer to do this over Discord. I guess I can RP here, but I'd rather not." and it's like. Look. There's an off-site ads section for a reason. Just post there. It's disheartening to read an interest check that I'm actually into, only to discover the person would rather RP offsite.
A solution for this might be trading writing excerpts beforehand. You can see what you’re dealing with before spending hours planning and writing.Usually I'll take the L when the user responds back with a one-liner. This is a common issue and I tend to dip without another word, which isn't good on my part because I should be more confrontational about it. But I've surely had others comeback with something snarky when I've asked to simply lengthen the reply a bit. It just sucks when you sit at your screen for an hour or two, maybe more, putting a ton of effort into your half only to get hit with the infamous one line reply. This also makes it difficult to be able to give them something back that's decent.