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Thu 14/02/02 13:29 UTC
Thu 14/02/02 13:29 UTC
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Gypsy Offline OP

Gypsy  Offline OP

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GMs - please note

All GMs of closed games should be aware that games are only retained for six months. Unless there are special circumstances, the likelihood of games recommencing that have not been posted to for six months is very small.

Please take note of your last post dates above and make every effort to restart your games well before your time runs out. smile We hate to see games die.. but if it is really the end of the road, then we need to make room for the new ones.

Thanks! smile

Here is the current list of retained closed games and their status. This will be updated as information is received from GM's. Thanks!

Role-playing Games
Game    GM                Review Date          Last Post   Max closure
250     Ken               mid Jan 20           20 Aug 19   mid Feb 20
ARS     Leon              mid Sep 19           12 May 19   mid Nov 19
CCC     Art               mid Jan 20           23 Sep 19   mid Mar 20
G&C     Phoenix Prime     mid Oct 19            7 Apr 19   mid Oct 19
KOB     Amadan            mid Sep 19           19 Apr 19   mid Oct 19
PCT 2   Angrboða/J-J      mid Jan 20           05 Sep 19   mid Mar 20
SGM     Phoenix Prime     mid Oct 19           10 Apr 19   mid Oct 19 

GMs & Players - What happens when a game closes..?

Well for up to six months we keep the forum intact just closed from public view, revisiting the status with the GM partly to encourage a restart if that is possible. Once the final decision is made to close permanently, the forum is archived and copies are available to anyone who asks for the file. However, that file cannot be returned to a forum format. All the information is still there though so that a GM could recreate it in a new forum. smile

The reason we have a six month rule is because we cannot keep games indefinitely and experience has shown that games this old, even when they have run a long time prior to closure, do not succeed but fold again very soon. I believe this is because players lose touch with their characters and mentally move on. Something GMs should note. smile Also final closure - sad as it may be - does release players to take up new characters and new games. It always cheers me to see a restart smile but this should really happen within 3 months if the game is to have a good chance of surviving.

We haven't done the archivining since the beginning of DL but I think we can go back to around 2005, maybe earlier smile

Last edited by Gypsy; Thu 07/11/19 17:38 UTC.
Fri 18/10/19 21:33 UTC
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Gypsy Offline OP

Gypsy  Offline OP

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CCC, 250 and PCT have closed temporarily

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