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Louis Valois et al
Adding my thoughts
Wed Mar 29, 2017 03:07 (XFF:,

I've just been reading through the comments, and everyone seems to have some really great points. Let me add my thoughts in a hopefully coherent fashion:

1)Yearbooks: incorporating these into the site sounds like a great idea, if that would be possible, and I'd be happy to wait for it. I also really like the idea of adding rewards for frequent posters, people who do long threads, those who advertise a lot (great suggestion there), etc.

2) I would like us to take the opportunity to change the yearbook rules a bit. I think posting requirements as a basic idea are good, as it helps ensure characters aren't neglected, but we could definitely make these easier (such as two posts/one long thread per midterm). I agree with DH Skies's positivity point. Another rule I would like to see change is the supplying of photos. I know some authors have a certain idea of how their character looks that goes beyond the face claim (hairstyle, hair colour etc), and so long as the photos look realistically like the age they are meant to be, I think we should be able to submit our own photos if we want to. It would surely make things easier for whoever would have to find photos, too!

3) As for reusing faceclaims, I don't see why long-gone authors should have the right to reserve their faceclaims if someone else wants them. That being said, I agree that active authors should have the right to reserve their faceclaims for as long as they want. Also I do like the idea of periph faceclaims (I have a lot of unofficial ones!) but in reality I think that would get too complex, and restrict those looking for Sonora student faceclaims.

  • Yearbook, faceclaims etcChairs, Tue Mar 28 19:59
    Amelle has left Sonora. The yearbook was a voluntary project run by her, and so this means there will be some changes, unless anyone wishes to pick it up as a project (this may involve doing so from... more
    • Adding my thoughts — Louis Valois et al, Wed Mar 29 03:07
      • Agreed...Brockerts, Wed Mar 29 03:30
        about the posting requirements. I feel like last year when we had to do so many, I neglected replies. However, with regards to the long gone authors, sometimes people come back though.
        • Returning authorJen White , Sun Apr 2 10:41
          As one of the returning authors mentioned - it has been over 10 IC terms since my last character graduated - I thought I might as well add my opinions. This is sort of rambling, so keep with me if... more
          • Not one but..Brockerts, Tue Apr 4 10:56
            I fully agree about yearbook surveys being exhausting.
          • Any more returners?Selina, Mon Apr 3 19:52
            Thanks for the input, Jen. It's good to know that as a returning author you wouldn't have found that upsetting or off-putting. If there are any other returning authors who would like to voice their... more
    • OpinionsNathan, et al, Tue Mar 28 20:52
      1) Yearbook: If nobody else claims it, and everyone doesn't mind waiting a term or two until I get other site stuff working on the new server, as well as getting profiles going, I can incorporate a... more
      • Mine tooNewells, etc., Tue Mar 28 22:20
        I agree with everything Nathan said. I am especially interested in emphasizing part of his 3rd point: authors should be allowed to choose to release theirs or not. It could be easily noted on a list... more
        • CompromiseBrockerts, Tue Mar 28 22:36
          How about reusing the ones from the actor/model already taken list/ ones that didn't finish (except younger versions of people who did cuz I had like multiple pics of a couple of mine) but not the... more
    • My thoughtsBrockerts, Tue Mar 28 20:19
      I suggest getting rid of the one about how many posts you have to do to claim a face but NOT allowing people to reuse old face claims. I'd rather not have people take away ones I've been using since... more
      • Re: My thoughtsNathan, Tue Mar 28 21:00
        I'm not against claiming faces for periphs, however, that's going to put dibs on a lot more people if it is used heavily, so if we do allow periph claims, I think we'd have to allow multiple... more
        • Well then...Brockerts, Tue Mar 28 21:05
          I change my mind on the periphs thing because I DO NOT WANT multiple people having the same claim AT ALL (other than identical twins) Thanks. And yeah, that was it. Except we'd do them at the... more
    • OpinionDH Skies, Tue Mar 28 20:12
      With faceclaims, I think it would be weird to have two people in school at the same time with the same face but I would be open to: Re-using any claims of characters who donít finish Re-using ones... more
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