To better differentiate between "I'm offering myself" and "I'm offering a particular plot (and myself)" I've added two new databases. Offering: A Writing Partner! and Offering: Plots. These are filterable by genre and have the added bonus of automatically displaying your limits, average word count and average response time. Offering Plots has an additional clarification: wanted ads for worlds are more than welcome to be posted there. I took the liberty of posting a couple of @Sionyx wanteds for their world:
There's plenty more where they came from...
In addition, these entries are now visible on the index with the contents on display. This will hopefully increase the visibility of what plots and partners are out there for guests and users. All old requests can be found here. People are more than welcome to post them again in the appropriate database.
Another small addition: you can now tell everyone what pronouns to use when referring to you in your profile. Just edit your profile and the field will pop up.
Well, it's a removal, but change is more positive than removal. I've gotten rid of the point system!
Why? Because it wasn't benefiting anyone and I only added it to prevent people from creating worlds willy nilly and thus clogging up the world index. But now that they're visible from the front page (and automatically disappear from the front page after three months) there's no need to try and restrict people. After all, my aim is to make this place the most chill and non-stress environment that ever did exist. Points went against that ethos.
On the topic of going against ethos, I've also opened up the number of areas that members can post without being considered a Builder. Not only do I want this place to be chill, I also want to specifically target mates who just want to chill out with each other without being judged for enjoying roleplaying with each other. As such, doing away with the necessity of introducing yourself to the community helps to further that goal.
Now, show me your cute pets by replying to this blog. I demand cuteness!