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Ron Edwards
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« on: July 29, 2005, 09:04:38 AM »

Hello,

Clinton and I have discussed and agreed upon our next step for altering the Forge, but so far, it's not public beeswax yet. You'll see when it comes. But I had to go and hint about part of it, and sure enough, the wildlife starting stirring uneasily.

Over in Barriers to newcomers, I talked about how it's going to change mainly to an archive, a set of pointer links, and a smaller but much more useful "ask Ron" forum about what I'm on about. Developments of the ideas, big ol' objections and retooling, and that sort of thing will simply be sent off to the pointer places (e.g. Vincent's anyway, various other blogs, websites, etc).

Somewhat mysteriously, Droog wrote,

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Ron, you old dragon, does that mean Actual Play is going too?

The answer is No. Whatever else will change, Actual Play, Indie Design, and Publishing will stand and perhaps even become more sophisticated in terms of software and archiving.

Best,
Ron

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2005, 09:12:35 AM »

Not wishing to pry into things that aren't ready for public discussion, but just making sure I understand the antecedents of your pronouns:

....it's going to change mainly to an archive, a set of pointer links, and a smaller but much more useful "ask Ron" forum about what I'm on about......Whatever else will change, Actual Play, Indie Design, and Publishing will stand and perhaps even become more sophisticated...

In other words, the "it" that will change to archive + links + "ask Ron" is specifically the current "GNS" and "RPG Theory" sections, rather than the Forge as a whole?
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2005, 10:45:33 AM »

I missed the original Diaspora thread back whenever it happened, but stumbled over it this morning and had some concerns and musings I posted to my quiet little livejournal. Given the coincidental appearance of this thread at the same time, it seems appropriate to mention now to those who might be interested.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2005, 10:48:23 AM »

Cool!

I'm very excited for the changes.

This post serves no purpose other than to express that excitement.

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Ron Edwards
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2005, 02:14:58 PM »

Oh you guys make everything so damn complicated.

I'M ONLY TALKING ABOUT THE GNS FORUM.

Geez.

Ron
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2005, 02:56:58 PM »

I totally support this change.
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2005, 03:46:49 PM »

What's with all this approval?

Guys, it's not a democracy. If Clinton and I want to replace all your usernames with cruel versions of our own, we'll do it. If we want to change the site to a celebration of animated pink kitties, we will. If we decide that no role-playing games are any good except ours and we all have to talk about them only, then that'll be what the Forge becomes.

Screw your approval.* Go post in Actual Play.

Best,
Ron

* with the proviso that I do sorta appreciate it, so don't feel bad or anything
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2005, 04:02:42 PM »

If we decide that no role-playing games are any good except ours and we all have to talk about them only, then that'll be what the Forge becomes.

This is actually going to happen. And then TSOY eats your demons and takes your stuff. Seriously.
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2005, 04:30:22 PM »

If we want to change the site to a celebration of animated pink kitties, we will.

I'm really excited about this change.
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2005, 05:27:39 PM »

Yay kitties!

Does this mean that the Forge will become a child-friendly site, or better worse, a no bad-feelings site?

meoOow,
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2005, 06:30:11 PM »

This is me, grinning at Ron's pain...

There's a good reason why I did not post that here as a reaction: note the very important ending to my LJ: "...which amounts to my sitting here mentally wanking...general mental puking." See, there's a point to that. Not to mention, that was all written in reaction to the old Diaspora thread, not this new round of "How we're changing the Forge" information.

Does this mean that the Forge will become a child-friendly site

Come on, Julie, that should be obvious: Ron said he was still going to be posting here!
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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2005, 07:10:15 PM »

Thanks, dragon. Please continue to burn villages in any way you see fit. The flames are so pretty!
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2005, 07:37:58 PM »

Child-friendly?

I said, animated pink kitties. Which is to say, they would be doing something.

Best,
Ron
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Jason Lee
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2005, 02:42:59 AM »

What's with all this approval?

Guys, it's not a democracy. If Clinton and I want to replace all your usernames with cruel versions of our own, we'll do it. If we want to change the site to a celebration of animated pink kitties, we will. If we decide that no role-playing games are any good except ours and we all have to talk about them only, then that'll be what the Forge becomes.

Screw your approval.* Go post in Actual Play.

Best,
Ron

* with the proviso that I do sorta appreciate it, so don't feel bad or anything

Haha! *points*

I'd just enjoy it if I were you.  And by the way, I think this is a good idea too. :P
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2005, 07:36:17 PM »

What's with all this approval?

Guys, it's not a democracy. If Clinton and I want to replace all your usernames with cruel versions of our own, we'll do it.
Now THAT'S a clarification of social contract! C'mon Ron, can't you leave the truth hidden, so we think it's a democracy, while really, as always, you will do as you wish?! I want some tyranny of structurelessness! ;) Okay, just a bit of fun to say thanks for the heads up and not letting us ascribe qualties that aren't there. Seriously, I'm glad you posted that.
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