PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Return of the Staff (plus some changes!)

  • Welcome back, Iwaku! While we are still working on the site to get it back into shape, we've come back online so you can get back to doing what you love. Check out this announcement for more details.

Kitti

Empress of Niflheim
ADMINISTRATOR
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week
Writing Levels
Adept, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
#1
It's the first of July and that means that the month-long audit of the forum has been wrapped up!

First and foremost, welcome back the return of the staff! The staff application was tweaked (as you may have seen here) and the requirements for staff are a little bit different now. In order to effectively integrate staff with the new requirements, the hiring of new staff is limited so that we can give the attention and guidance needed. Lower staff numbers and increased focus for the departments reflects the changes in work the admin are hoping to achieve.

Currently, each staff section is aiming for at least five staff members (and intending to cap at ten per section). With this month's hiring, we're looking for:

Security One to six staff members
Roleplay Four to nine staff members
Site Support Two to seven staff members
Community Four to nine staff members

If you weren't hired this round, keep your head up! The new plan is to only have five interns on staff at any given time now to offer the best guidance possible which means that the slots can sometimes be limited. You're welcome to apply again! Some applications were also sidelined for the time being due to changes in the departments and the expected duties, meaning that some hopefuls might have stressed wanting to do things that are no longer a focus in a department or might have been regeared entirely.

Give some thought to the application when you fill it out and ask yourself if you've answered all the questions thoroughly. Consider what the purpose of the question is and whether your answer is the best one you can give. Be sure to use your own words - showing that you can condense and summarise the information is much more impressive than copying and pasting. Good luck!

On the note of hiring new staff, you might notice that the staff departments have changed a little! Instead of Maintenance, Astaroth is now heading the Roleplay Staff. If you're curious about what the staff sections do, take a peek at this handy breakdown. Roleplay staff will be lending a hand in Roleplay Help and maintaining the roleplay sections, among other things. Community staff will be stepping up to maintain the non-roleplay sections of the site. When it comes to Realms, though, you're still on your own guys (sorry!).

Some of you may have noticed some things about the site that are being fussy - we have too! Keep an eye out, we have some plans coming (hopefully soon) to break everything more hopefully make things a thousand times spiffier. Thanks for all the support you gave the admin while we were frantically trying to do all the jobs and reorganise things. Your kind words and understanding were greatly appreciated.
 

The Mood is Write

Ink-Dripping Elfmom, Word Bondage Enthusiast
SITE SUPPORT
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
11PM to 2AM EST, plus or minus a few hours in either direction.
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Combination.

My strengths lie more in the direction of emotions and short-term ideas, where my ability to plan out long-term plots is weak. I do best with a partner who helps me cover that weakness.
Favorite Genres
I'm open to a wide range of genres. Obscenely wide. It's harder for me to list all I do like than all I don't like. My absolute favorite is mixed and multiverse, but I'm not limited to those.

• Mixed Genre
• Multiverse
• High Fantasy
• Hard Fantasy
• Low Fantasy
• OP Fantasy
• Science Fantasy
• Modern Fantasy
• Soft Scifi
• Science Fantasy
• Low Scifi
• OP Science Fantasy
• Modern Realistic (Strict)
• Modern Realistic (Loose)
• Urban Fantasy
• Alternate History (Fantasy Preference)
• Post-Apocalyptic Mixed
• Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy
• Post-Apocalyptic Scifi
• Post-Apocalyptic Modern
• Dystopia
• Displacement
• Military
• Dying Earth
• Supernatural
• Drama
• Mystery
• Horror
• Religious
• LBGT
• Crime/Detective
• Parody
• Comedy
• Tragedy
• Romance (Must Include Others)
• Erotic (Must Include Others)
Genre You DON'T Like
The list is short. because it's hard to find genres I don't enjoy.

• Yaoi/Yuri (Gay/Lesbian is fine!)
• Furry
• Fandom
• Historic Non-Fantasy
#2
REEEEEEEEEEEEEE

The return of RED. BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!
 

Kimberlyn

Evil Overlord
SITE SUPPORT
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
Varies
Writing Levels
Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Modern Fantasy, Horror, Light Romance, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Fandoms (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel/DC)
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi, Furry, Anthros (except in special cases), Magical Girl, Anime
#3
AHHHHHHHHHHHH LOOK AT ME WOOOO I LOVE YOU ALL THIS SITE IS AMAZING
 

Shizuochan

i think we're dying.
DONATING MEMBER
Posting Speed
One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
5-11 EST weekdays, anytime weekends.
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Adept, Advanced, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Switches have more fun
Favorite Genres
Superhero, urban fantasy, space opera, crime thriller, supernatural
#4
I once thought SkittlesAndSpike SkittlesAndSpike was too kind-hearted for blackmail and extortion. But looking at the new staff list, I now realize how wrong I was.
 

Dipper

Cookiemaster
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
Shake a tin of dice and tell me what numbers they give you.
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I bounce between the two depending on the roleplay.
Favorite Genres
Sci-Fi and Fantasy are my favorites. I'm always on the hunt for these.
Genre You DON'T Like
Anime, Furry, Drama, Modern Fantasy
#5
Oof.

:cookie:
 
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SkittlesAndSpike

Spekkun, Greenie's longest Roleplay Partner
COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
#6

Shizuochan

i think we're dying.
DONATING MEMBER
Posting Speed
One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
5-11 EST weekdays, anytime weekends.
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Adept, Advanced, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Switches have more fun
Favorite Genres
Superhero, urban fantasy, space opera, crime thriller, supernatural
#7

SkittlesAndSpike

Spekkun, Greenie's longest Roleplay Partner
COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
#8

Kimberlyn

Evil Overlord
SITE SUPPORT
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
Varies
Writing Levels
Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Modern Fantasy, Horror, Light Romance, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Fandoms (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel/DC)
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi, Furry, Anthros (except in special cases), Magical Girl, Anime
#9

SkittlesAndSpike

Spekkun, Greenie's longest Roleplay Partner
COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
#10

Reina

I'll always be THE queen
ROLEPLAY DEPARTMENT
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
In the mornings usually but only during the week. Weekends are devoted to the family.
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
No Preferences
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both, depends on mood. If I have a lot of ideas for a scene then I will take the aggressive role but if I don't I'll slip into passive. I'm ok with both.
Favorite Genres
Modern, Magical, Romance, Medieval
Genre You DON'T Like
Scifi, Horror, Yaoi, Furry, Slice of Life
#11
Yay! Glad to be back!
 

Click This

SPQR
SECURITY DEPARTMENT
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
I'm online most evenings on a regular basis. If you message me, I'll probably see your PM within a day tops, or you can find me on Discord under Click This#5640.
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I more or less go straight down the line between passive and aggressive. This depends by roleplay or partner, of course.
Favorite Genres
I'm a massive fan of any genre that puts my characters in a fish out of the water scenario. This can be time travel, isekai, or even an epic journey type of story. If it's anime, you've got my full and undivided attention.

I'm generally game with most fantasy genres, although my preference is skewed towards high fantasy and historical fantasy. Also, steampunk. Depending on the type of roleplay, modern and sci-fi roleplays are good with me as well. In terms of settings for historical roleplays, I love seeing stories set in the Roman republic or empire, the age of sail, the Victorian era, WWI, WWII, the Cold War, and the early information era, although I might tend to play fast and loose with some historical accuracy in favor of plots and characters.

Naturally though, if the plot's something glorious, the genre probably won't matter too much.
Genre You DON'T Like
I'm not too into stories that focus heavily on pure mecha, or yaoi based storylines.
#12
Time to get the hot pot out of mothballs.
 

Kitti

Empress of Niflheim
ADMINISTRATOR
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week
Writing Levels
Adept, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
#13

Nemopedia

Smile of a friend, heart of the enemy
SECURITY DEPARTMENT
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
GMT +1/2 | CET/CEST | Random, mostly on my phone
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
No Preferences
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both, depending how much there is going on already.
Favorite Genres
Tragedy, Psychological, Historical, Steampunk, Mystery, Thriller, Sci-fi, see tag list for more...
Genre You DON'T Like
Romance
#14
The admins survived! :scream:

I have missed the reds and the pinks. :3
 

PoetLore

HuggleMugger
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts A Day
My Usual Online Time
After lunch (noon - 2:00), and evenings after 8:30
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I can do either. I do prefer that there be a goal, but I like letting the charaters dictate what happens.
Favorite Genres
Romance, Fantasy, Tudor, Historical, Magical
Genre You DON'T Like
Gore, Vampires, Horror
#15
Congratulations to everyone who was reinstated and this looks AMAZING!! Focused training and emphasis I think will really help the staffers be more productive and keep the site in tip top tidy shape!! Great work ADMINS!! You're the best!!

I/m still battling my illness, but once I am healthy again I will be resubmitting my application. Keep up the great work everyone!! Much love...
 

Dipper

Cookiemaster
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
Shake a tin of dice and tell me what numbers they give you.
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I bounce between the two depending on the roleplay.
Favorite Genres
Sci-Fi and Fantasy are my favorites. I'm always on the hunt for these.
Genre You DON'T Like
Anime, Furry, Drama, Modern Fantasy
#16
I'm actually surprisingly excited to see how the different roles turn out. I'm also curious, if I may, to know if/when we might find out whether we're being reinstated? Or are you guys solely focusing on interns right now?

Regardless, A+ parenting right here. Look at all these baby interns.
 

The Mood is Write

Ink-Dripping Elfmom, Word Bondage Enthusiast
SITE SUPPORT
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
11PM to 2AM EST, plus or minus a few hours in either direction.
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Combination.

My strengths lie more in the direction of emotions and short-term ideas, where my ability to plan out long-term plots is weak. I do best with a partner who helps me cover that weakness.
Favorite Genres
I'm open to a wide range of genres. Obscenely wide. It's harder for me to list all I do like than all I don't like. My absolute favorite is mixed and multiverse, but I'm not limited to those.

• Mixed Genre
• Multiverse
• High Fantasy
• Hard Fantasy
• Low Fantasy
• OP Fantasy
• Science Fantasy
• Modern Fantasy
• Soft Scifi
• Science Fantasy
• Low Scifi
• OP Science Fantasy
• Modern Realistic (Strict)
• Modern Realistic (Loose)
• Urban Fantasy
• Alternate History (Fantasy Preference)
• Post-Apocalyptic Mixed
• Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy
• Post-Apocalyptic Scifi
• Post-Apocalyptic Modern
• Dystopia
• Displacement
• Military
• Dying Earth
• Supernatural
• Drama
• Mystery
• Horror
• Religious
• LBGT
• Crime/Detective
• Parody
• Comedy
• Tragedy
• Romance (Must Include Others)
• Erotic (Must Include Others)
Genre You DON'T Like
The list is short. because it's hard to find genres I don't enjoy.

• Yaoi/Yuri (Gay/Lesbian is fine!)
• Furry
• Fandom
• Historic Non-Fantasy
#17
I'm a babbu again!
 

Shiri

Artist in Writer's Clothing
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Intermediate
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Either is fine.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Scifi, Modern, Historical, Horror, Romance, Magical, Yaoi, Supernatural, Adventure
Genre You DON'T Like
Sports, PWP, Realistic War, Western
#18
Good luck applicants! ^^
 

Astaroth

Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.
ADMINISTRATOR
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
It varies a lot depending on my schedule, unfortunately.
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I play what's needed, but I do like to take the lead. In my one-on-ones, I often like being the "Game Master" in the sense of creating the setting, controlling NPCs, and steering the plot. But I still like input and collaboration from my partners. In group games, I prefer to be the GM or to play a leading or mentor role.
Favorite Genres
I love a little bit of everything. My top choices would be Horror, Modern Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism, Noir, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Historical, Mystery, old-school High Fantasy, and Sci-Fi (especially Spacesagas). I'd love to do some occasional Clockpunk or Weird West or Wuxia or Dieselpunk, too.
Genre You DON'T Like
I guess the only thing I don't particularly care for is high school drama, and even that can be fun with a good hook.
#19
I'm actually surprisingly excited to see how the different roles turn out. I'm also curious, if I may, to know if/when we might find out whether we're being reinstated? Or are you guys solely focusing on interns right now?

Regardless, A+ parenting right here. Look at all these baby interns.
We're definitely taking a different approach to teams in general because the number one feedback we had was people feeling like fish out of water. This is especially important now with the changes we've made to the departments. The people who are full staff are ones who already received at least some training in the areas their department now requires and we thought could be dropped in with only a very brief training period (or none), whereas anyone else (or anyone whose application made us think hey, maybe they could use a little more time to get confident with the changes) is being retrained as an Intern. We also planned for limited numbers for full staff so we didn't end up training people who are in totally new departments all in one big bunch, much like we now have the five-person cap for Interns; we'd rather take more time and make sure everyone is comfortable in their jobs before hiring new people.

The Intern cap is the biggest reason some people are not back on Staff now, though. We do expect there to be a lot more turnover of Interns in the future, as we bump them up to full Staff or decide to give someone else a shot (another issue we had was people stuck as Interns for 6 months or more; we're now intending to not keep Interns for more than 3 months, which should be much more achievable with the training changes). Other reasons for people not being hired back/hired new include things like their app indicating an interest in things we no longer are focusing on, applications that didn't give a strong impression (as mentioned before the audit, we treated all applications like new hires), or previous issues. A lot of former Staff also just didn't reapply, which we expected to happen.

Because of everything depending on training periods and apps being evaluated on a case-by-case basis, it's difficult to give any kind of time-frame. If you have specific questions or concerns about your application, I recommend messaging your previous department head and talking to them about it!

Tl;dr: We put a lot of thought into this, and if you weren't hired this round, it's (probably!) not because we hate you.
 

Jays

Monument of Vice
BITE Fall Community Pick
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week
Writing Levels
Prestige
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Primarily Prefer Male
#20
"restrained" lmao

EDIT: I misread feelsdisappointedman