Did you/do you understand the "JUMP IN" prefix in the roleplay IC area?

Diana

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This is just a quick opinions and thoughts poll!

In the "In Character" forums (fantasy, modern, etc) we have a prefixed call "JUMP IN". This prefix is supposed to be for all roleplays that DON'T require any sort of bios or approval. They might not even have an OOC. They basically mean "jump in and play" roleplays.


When you first saw the "JUMP IN" prefix, did you understand what it meant compared to our other Prefixes? (Like SEE OOC and PRIVATE) Did you have to look up information about it to know what it meant? Or were still confused about it up until just now?

If "JUMP IN" -is- a confusing phrase... What would you suggest for a prefix that would make more sense and be more clear?

I'd especially like the thoughts of our newbies, who saw the prefixes for the first time!
 

Nino Notachat

Don't Blink
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Both!
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"Jump In" is pretty self explainatory, isn't it...? o.O;
 

Vay

The Empress
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Male, Female
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Mostly active but I don't mind taking a back seat.
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Mostly Fantasy and Sci-fi, though I’ll do anything if the plot is good.
Genre You DON'T Like
See above.
"Open" might be more pointed, or put a legend in the IC areas explaining what each means.
 
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Ochalla

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"Open" wouldn't be as clear to me. Is it open to new players? Is it a new game that just 'opened'. I've been on boards a long time though, but "Jump In" made sense to me.
 
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Moderate to aggressive.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Horror and Sci-fi. I'll try basically anything though. I also love strange and unusual RP genre concepts. Different is good!
Genre You DON'T Like
I'll try just about anything. I'm not overly into RPs where the prime focus is romance. I'm not too hyped on fan based anime rp either.
Yea, Jump-in sounds like the best way to say it. It has always been very clear to me what it meant.
 
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Xindaris

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Makes/Made sense to me, especially when contrasted with "See OOC" and "Private". Given those two very clear things, the only logical thing I could think of for a third one to mean would be what you have described. Even if it was something vague and mildly confusing like "You're Accepted", but "Jump in" isn't either of those.

I just haven't really used it...
 
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Charbovari

Guest
I didn't have a problem with it... makes perfect sense to me. Private, See OOC and Jump In - the three classes of RP. Short, sweet and to the point. I like them!
 
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Pirogeth

Guest
Just re-name it to "Gaian"...then I think anyone will understand it.
 
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Xindaris

Guest
Just re-name it to "Gaian"...then I think anyone will understand it.
From someone who used to RP at Gaia:
Wrong wrong wrong wrong...

(Then again, I stuck to RPing guilds which are themselves like miniature forums)
 

Hydronine

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I'm fine with doing both, but it depends on the situation and how comfortable I am with the RP, plot, or subject matter of the RP.
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Scifi, Fantasy, Modern, Magical, Horror, Noir, apocalyptic, Grimdark, yaoi, yuri, anything really.
Genre You DON'T Like
Uhhh..... That's hard.
Just re-name it to "Gaian"...then I think anyone will understand it.
That's meeeeeeeeean.

Sheesh.

The term is fine, and I think it works well!
 
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Pirogeth

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From someone who "used" to RP there. XD

Yup I know it is mean but I stick by what I said lol.
 

Sakura

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Instinctively passive unless the story needs a push. I adapt as needed.
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SciFi, Fantasy, Modern, Twist Genres.
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Mature, Horror (with rare exceptions)
Roleplaying Guilds in Gaia have a lot more structure than the usual rps running around on the boards. xD So not, discrediting Oniichan or anything, but some Gaia roleplays aren't as bad we think 8D

&& back on topic, Dananachan, I think JUMP IN is perfect. It makes perfect sense ^^
 

King Weavel

The Burger King
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I am in the middle between passive and aggressive. But I prefer to plan things out with my fellow RPers so I don't mess them up. Although I do keep plot twists under wraps. I believe planning things out helps make for better posts so I do it often.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, sci-fi, post apocalyptic, parody.
Genre You DON'T Like
No SMUT EVER. Not big on modern RPs, not a fan of Mass RPs due to past experiences. I may make exceptions though if an RP is particularly interesting. I will NEVER get involved with anything like yaoi or furry FYI, those I do not make exceptions with. Also not too keen on perverse RPs.
Jump in is fine. Don't know how it'd confuse anyone or anything.
 
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Tuxedo Mask

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Never had a doubt in my mind that "Jump In' meant exactly what it means.