@Staff: Keep in mind that (with Diana's permission and Astaroth overlooking it) I'm posting threads in GC first, leaving them there for a week, and then moving them to RP Help & Discussion after! This way, my demographics threads can have the widest breadth of community input without asking for unfair administration favouratism. Thanks. Special Thanks: @Hana & @RedWillow who are helpers on the Demographics project. Credit goes to @RedWillow for creating the banner. Demographics (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Demographics threads are, essentially, an attempt to record the community's thoughts and feelings on RP-related subject matter via a series of votes. Iwaku's tastes, habits, et cetera. If you want further information on prior demographics threads, you can find the demographics hub thread here. Demo threads are not an appropriate place for hardcore multipage debates. You can ask questions about each other's positions, but keep them professional in tone. Otherwise, the spirit of the demographics threads will be lost. They're meant to sample the community and put it into an easily digestible form of numbers that anybody can look at later when creating their own RP threads or when curious about Iwaku's general demographics. If you're really interested in discussing the subject matter, create your own discussion thread. I would be delighted if demographics threads started to spawn further topics of interest by the community itself. Previous Community Choice Poll (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) A. Pace: 1 B. Politics: 0 C. Mechanics: 2 (Winner--Coin Toss!) D. Power Levels: 0 E. RP Completion: 1 F. Romance: Pursuer vs Pursued: 1 G. Good vs Evil: 0 H. Relationship Types: 2 I. Surprise me: 1 If you want to know why there were no demographics threads for a month, simply look at the latest update post (update 16) in the Demographics Hub thread to get your answer why. Question: What is your preference concerning stats & traits in role plays? Clarity: Essentially, what is your general preference for role plays? Do you prefer role plays which contain stats & traits to fill out, or do you prefer role plays without them? If so, how strongly do you prefer one or the other? There is no neutral option to prevent indecisiveness from bludgeoning the poll's results. Additional Questions Q. Would you prefer a stats & traits system that is static (without dice) or dynamic (with dice)? Q. What do you feel is the most appropriate use of stats & traits systems in a forum-based role play? Q. Do you think certain genres fit stats & traits better than others? If so, give an example of a genre where it's better used, and a genre where it's not appropriate. Q. Do you think tabletop systems port over well to a forum? Do you prefer to create your own, or use a system custom-crafted by a GM? Notice!: The Community Choice Poll is being redone into a second version next week. Next week, I'm going to rerun demographics 09--roleplay longevity to un-fuck the poll from a mistake I made that allowed it to be trolled into uselessness. At the same time, the new CCP will be released. Assuming nothing goes terribly wrong like it did last month, expect things to come out Sunday.