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Minimum paragraphs/lines per topic reply

litleocub 1 year ago updated by not me 1 year ago 2

Some topic replies are only about 1 or 2 sentences long, and we should update the guidelines or rules so replying to an RP topic would require them to be a minimum of 1 paragraph or at least 3 sentences long. Too short replies make the RP topic:

a) boring, since nothing is happening in those 1 or 2 sentences. Most of the time, it's just dialogue. EX: "Sure," she shrugged.

b) unable to progress. Social interactions between those replying is necessary for progression. Progression being the start of a new friendship between two characters, or a problem arises for them, or even something as plain as someone tripping. Progression is what makes the topic interesting, and this also supports point (a).

Giving a minimum for replying would also help other people practice their writing, so they can get used to writing more events with better grammar, punctuation, or even their choice of words.

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Perhaps that can be one of the things you set in creating the topic, along with language! Like, set the language, and then set the minimum words! If you want a far more complicated topic, you can set it higher- 200, 300, even 400 words. If you want a simpler topic, just hanging out somewhere, the minimum can be lower. I really, really like this idea and hope it gets implemented!

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I like that idea better, because some users like to participate in topics that dont like writing long replies.