Yeah, so I was trying to think of a good discussion thread to post, but I couldn't, so I'll put up this thread for now and get back to it. No really, that's it. Okay, yes, I'm just kidding. You have surely encountered one RP or the other that had a person that submitted a character sheet that was as of then unfinished. Maybe it was just the template, with nothing at all yet added. Maybe they put a name down, and submitted it just like that. Maybe it had a few details written down, but not all of them. The point is that they just threw an unfinished CS into the thread for some reason or the other. My question is simply why? Why do people feel the need to post WIP character sheets? I suppose in the situation where there was a specific part of the CS that would be scrutinized more than the rest, I could understand it. If your sheet will be dismissed based on something you included, then it might feel like a waste to launch into the backstory before you have approval for the crux of the entire sheet. If your character has some iffy superpower that is otherwise integral to your concept, you might want to be sure you can have it at all before writing your several paragraph long bio. Although I would wonder why you can't just ask if something was okay rather than posting a CS, but I suppose it doesn't really matter much. Then again, that would be to assume all WIP CS' are just there to okay a piece of the sheet before making the whole thing. I have seen more than a few CS' that have nothing more than a name, or nothing at all, or a name and a picture or whatever other combination of trivial information. These baffle me, because I really can't see the point in doing that. Maybe if they had never considered the possibility of storing their sheets in a word document or wherever else, it could be understandable. I can't imagine anyone would need to occupy a specific place in a thread with their CS either, because that doesn't really make a lick of difference to whether you'll be accepted or not (unless the GM is some kind of nut????). I would also think that having it waiting somewhere where it might be buried in a day or two of posting would only make it harder for it to be noticed in the long run. So in a nutshell, can anyone shed some light on why WIPs seem to be worthwhile to some people?