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Welcome Board / the rumor does come out: I exist again?
« on: December 17, 2020, 02:57:11 PM »
Hi so I'm back but not really? It's just for a bit bc once classes start again ya girl will be swamped all over
BUT I'm vibing. I had a lil visit thread in FL and stuff. so anyway hi
if anyone wants threads or short term plots hmu

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Announcements / NEW ADMINS ANNOUNCED
« on: September 15, 2020, 11:08:08 AM »
Alright guys, gals and nonbinary pals! It's the long awaited announcement about who will be taking over as admin.

I'm not gonna beat around the bush and keep you in suspense, @truce. and @cygnus will be Bearbones' new admins!

The decision was a difficult one, but we believe that they have the dedication and vision necessary for the job. I have the utmost faith in them, and I will rest easy tonight knowing they're backed up by some truly phenomenal people that will help them steer this site to greatness.

While initially I had said that only Crows and I would see the votes for the direction of the site, we realized that doing so would go against all we've promised and set the new administration up for failure. We promise you transparency, change, and a voice, but by not revealing the votes we make this whole thing theater at best and a betrayal at worst. Who voted for who will still remain confidential - voters were promised privacy, and we still want to honor that. But the results from the votes of nine individuals preferred, in this order, A, C, and B.

Bearbones has a new administration, a new upper staff, and while there are only two admins I have no doubt that those who voted for Finny will not be disappointed by where the site goes, because there is no reason why all of the ideas cannot be implemented.

Uhhh ok personal section I guess? in the "what's going on" section of this post I outlined why I was wanting to step down, and that's really what you need to know. I'm leaving bearbones, though both myself and Crows will be available to the current team if they require ye olde farte's guidance. All staff-related concerns should be sent to Cygnus, Truce and their team. For the first time in three years my inbox is closed to staff/bb things.
Chatting or plotting on discord though? Hell yeah!

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Announcements / VOTE: What direction do you want to see the site go?
« on: September 10, 2020, 08:18:27 PM »
Okay, so by now most/all of you are probably aware that Crows and I have the intention of stepping down from Admin. At the time we made the announcement, the staff team looked quite different than it did today, and there was no clear successor. So Crows and I devised a plan: an admin application form that would help us determine whether someone would be a good fit for the role, and to get an idea of what they would bring to the site. Last weekend, we opened it up to the staff team with a Wednesday deadline to apply. If we got 1-2 applicants, that'd be it! But since we got three applicants, Crows and I think it would be invaluable to know what the community wants when we're making our decision. This isn't directly voting for admin, but knowing what you guys want will certainly play a big role.

So how is voting going to work?
This isn't a popularity contest, the applicants' names won't be specified. They'll be referred to as A, B, and C. I'm going to be re-writing what they put into the form in the ideas section as well, but I will take care to convey their thoughts and ideas as accurately as possible. Once you read through their ideas here in this thread, head on over to the Google Survey linked at the bottom of the post! You'll be asked for your email and username, to ensure no double voting. Then, select two options from A, B, C, or write in. Yep, we're including a member write-in spot, which can only be used for voting for members (or Scully, since she didn't get the chance to fill out the form). Please note that this is a rare poll that will only be viewed by Crows and I.

Ideas for the Bearbones Staff team
Candidate A: Bearbones needs a larger staff team, something that should be made known to members. A would seek new members of the team that have skills and experience. There need to be guidelines and rules for what is expected of staff members, such as activity, inclusiveness, and being the backbone of the site. The staff team needs to be more efficient, and step one to making that happen is by better delegation and time management before posting responses. More advertising for the site.

Candidate B: Questions about rules should be answered within 24-48 hours, and questions about plots should be answered within 24-72. There should be at least 6-8 members on the team, and if time runs out and there are still opinions needed before reaching a majority of the team chimes in, then the majority of those who have spoken will be used. The staff team would be encouraged to share their schedules with other staffers. All staffers will be highly encouraged to have a presence onsite, be it in ooc boards like the welcoming hub, tnw or the other roleplay section, and no member will be promoted without a presence onsite. Repercussions for staff members will be taken much more seriously, and while things will be handled case-by-case, but staff are to be professional. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action, and more severe rulebreaks would incur more severe response. If members are uncomfortable around a certain staff member, that staffer should not be the one to engage with said member in any staff-related matter.

Candidate C: More transparency with members and letting them in on some of our discussions, giving them a voice and insight. Team building exercises, stuff to help staff get to know each other, to lead to better understanding when there are discussions.

Ideas for the OOC community
Candidate A: A would like to work on making the site more welcoming to new members, without removing the closeness of BB's current community. Staff especially should work on engaging with members more, leading by example, making each of them feel welcomed and wanted. More plotting and discussion should be done onsite, with members taking more of a lead in discussions and decisions and being more vocal. Staff should ensure all member opinions are heard and acknowledged, and show support, appreciation and encouragement to everyone. There should be activity requirements for staff to engage with members.

Candidate B: There should be total transparency between members and staff. The ooc community should be flourishing, a place people can have fun in and want to be in. B would like to run contests with bones or ic rewards as prizes, the contests being in things such as writing, art and coding.

Candidate C: Building on C's ideas for staff, there should be more a more open and welcoming community between staff and members alike. C supports more ooc activities like game and movie nights (which they credit those that brought it up for), rather than keeping interaction as just chatting and plotting.

Ideas for TNW
Candidate A: A new change to the game, new development, perhaps steam engines. Whatever it may be, members should be leading and influencing that discussion. They are the ones that play there, so it should be up to them. A will supervise and help set things in stone. Staff should run a monthly event with optional participation that could inspire some muse.

Candidate B: B did not have many ideas for TNW when they responded.

Candidate C: C Adding more locations in the loner lands such as markets, bars, shelters, an auction house, a hospital, etc. Creating some NPC groups. Having more storms and/or natural disaster plots.

Ideas for the Other Roleplay section
Candidate A: There is little to be done here with the level of interest, other than encourage people to use it for their non-TNW roleplaying.

Candidate B: It should be revamped and become active again, with unique plot threads posted to each board for members and staffers to plot together onsite.

Candidate C: C Having events that are aus of TNW's characters, such as modern aus and theme weeks to generate more activity.



https://forms.gle/6dFR8jjbwZ1SJkBC9

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General OOC / VapeVap
« on: August 29, 2020, 04:19:53 PM »
VapeVap is a spam bot that tried to join the site.
It got deleted.
It joined again, so we kept it as a pet...
Until I accidentally deleted it again.
But guess what,
i t ' s b a c k

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Announcements / Staff Discussion Updates & Member Input
« on: July 27, 2020, 01:33:28 AM »
What's up guys gals and nonbinary pals, welcome to our new staff discussion update thread! We wanted to peel back the curtain a little bit and give you guys an idea of what's going on behind the curtain, and also get feedback from you guys about potential changes. Be it new plots we're coming up with, events, rule or game changes, questions you guys asked us, etc! Not every single thing will go here (like rule enforcement, for example), nor will details of our discussions, but the big stuff y'all should know about? Yes. If y'all feel strongly about liking or disliking something we're discussing, please voice it in this thread (or, if you'd like a bit more privacy, my dms are always open, as are the other staffers). We want to hear from you and make changes that excite you.

Speaking of changes, staff have been discussing two major things that would alter TNW in big ways!

-- Firstly, allowing steam power in the game. Right now we're leaning towards allowing it, and are discussing how to implement it in a way that keeps things somewhat restricted, while still allowing them to be in the game. This discussion came up after a question asked by Truce regarding if it would be possible.

-- Secondly, a new group with a new biome and plot with a new creature.

We have other ongoing discussions atm that we'll touch on later, but those are the ones we're most interested in getting feedback on.

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Character Adoptions / Badlands and Los Santos Leader Tryouts
« on: July 03, 2020, 07:26:12 PM »
The Badlands and Los Santos both are in need of leaders, as @wisteria. and I are unable to continue leading at the present time. Since this is happening at the same time and both of our groups are incredibly slow, double tryouts! To apply, just fill out the form below and start making threads in whichever group you're hoping to lead, there might not be anyone there now but once it starts getting active again, that'll change very quickly. Plus, we want to see that any applicants are really committed to the group.

Code: [Select]
[b]TRYING OUT FOR BADLANDS/LOS SANTOS[/b] (delete the one you're not trying out for and these parenthesis)
[b]Username:[/b]
[b]Activity/Muse:[/b]
[b]Character Name:[/b]
[b]Short Character Blurb:[/b]
[b]Ideas/Plans You Have:[/b]

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General OOC / memes
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:27:35 PM »
guys let's throw memes at each other
gimme whatcha got gimme whatcha got

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OOC Discussion / Notice
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:16:30 PM »
Okay y'all probably could have guessed that this was coming, since I went on leave for a few days and it turned into two weeks. I've been trying to get the muse and motivation to get back into it since the weekend of the 20th, and it's just not happened. After giving it a lot of thought, I've decided to step down. There's a lot of stuff going on for me irl that I need to focus on, both good and bad, and I know that even before I went on leave I wasn't at my best. Los Santos deserves better than that, so I've decided to step down. @timothy is going to keep temp leading for the time being, and leader tryouts will be up at some point soon.

I had a great time leading, and wish LS all the best.

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General OOC / tnw slang
« on: May 18, 2020, 10:49:30 PM »
I love language right, and thinking about language, and talking about slang with my international friends... and I been thinking about tnw... so naturally, tnw slang
so like !! tnw-wide stuff, but also group specific stuff? ig a pre-existing term would be blackout, but ye!
I have. no braincells but I wanted to throw this thread down

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Announcements / new ca search!
« on: April 25, 2020, 01:16:02 AM »
hey y'all guess what, it's that time again! We're looking to grow the staff team, so anyone that's interested in joining head on over to the staff application board! if you already have an application, feel free to bump it, or make a new updated one. We'll only be looking at apps that are bumped/posted since this announcement. We don't have a date set in stone for when we decide, so get your apps in quick!

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OOC Discussion / survey discussion
« on: April 23, 2020, 09:10:22 PM »
ok lads so... survey ran longer than I wanted to let it, but I got two wildly conflicting replies so. of course I was hoping for a bit more feedback

one reply was from someone here that is very happy with the way it is, and said the thing that needed improvement was activity

the other reply was from someone that used to be here. that person wasn't really a fan of anything. chief problems were that the threads tended to revolve around Bub and Sel with little room for other ppl to reply, it seems like a Badlands copycat and the territory needs more details

I don't want to come across as defensive or even get that way at all, but I'll throw down a lil explanation as to why the threads seemed to revolve around Bub and Sel so people at least understand why
Spoiler: show
activity here is pretty bad. we all know it. I don't get muse from that, I don't get ideas, I don't get plots. all I got is stuff related to Sel's family so... I tend to focus a lot on that since that's the only area where she's developing most of the time. Is that what I want to be the case? No, of course not, but I'm working with what I got

as soon as I got that reply, though, I tried to make some threads that didn't have anything to do w Sel's family/development. Darky, Bub's roleplayer, has decided to leave the site so this shouldn't really be an issue anymore

as far as potentially changing the theme/territory, I'm not opposed to the idea. But I can't do it unless I actually have a clear picture on what people would be interested in seeing. this is one of those things where saying "this is what's wrong" doesn't really point me to what's right, but I'd love to hear suggestions, I really would

I've been trying to come up w stuff to make the group more dynamic, and rn I was thinking trying to do more w the dogs? it's a small step but it's smth. I got that thread w the puppies up, but I wanna do more with them too

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General OOC / ask me (almost) anything
« on: April 18, 2020, 08:33:29 PM »
hi I'm bored so ask me (almost) anything
aside from personal questions

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OOC Discussion / LOS SANTOS CHOICE AWARDS FEB '20
« on: February 22, 2020, 06:44:44 PM »
howdy there y'all, welcome to the Los Santos choice awards that yes is highkey ripped from the one I put up in BL! I'd love to wrap it up by the end of the month, so the sooner y'all get your votes in the better! However, if we need an extra week that's fine.

Rules:
1. No more than 3 votes for one character per category (pick two, most likely to, etc). There's a lot of subcategories and the number of characters fluctuates, so this seems like the best way to handle it without leaving vast swathes of blank subcategories
2. Only 2 (three if the third is in a pick two category with another person) votes for yourself or your character are allowed (even if you have more than two characters).
3. Follow all BB rules
4. Try and include as many people as possible
5. Have fun!

Code: [Select]
[spoiler][b][size=14pt]Pick Two*...[/size][/b]
[b]Cutest Couple:[/b]
[b]Most likely to get married:[/b]
[b]Most likely to be secret lovers:[/b]
[b]Resident JD and Veronica:[/b]
[b]Most iconic friendship:[/b]
[b]Most intense rivalry:[/b]
[b]Best Crackship:[/b]
[b]Least likely team up:[/b]

[b][size=14pt]Most Likely To...[/size][/b]
[b]Take over the Los Santos:[/b]
[b]Take over accidentally:[/b]
[b]Win the Hunger Games:[/b]
[b]Marry for love:[/b]
[b]Marry for money:[/b]
[b]Become a Starving Artist:[/b]
[b]Drive someone insane:[/b]
[b]Go insane:[/b]
[b]Bitch-slap someone:[/b]
[b]Be bitch-slapped:[/b]
[b]Get slapped by a fish:[/b]
[b]Adopt the entire group:[/b]
[b]Get thrown out by Sel:[/b]
[b]Die young:[/b]
[b]Die old:[/b]
[b]Battle a raccoon with nothing but a stick and wits:[/b]
[b]Drop everything and become a Hermit:[/b]
[b]Fight God and Win:[/b]
[b]Set the territory on fire on purpose:[/b]
[b]Set the territory on fire on accident:[/b]
[b]Win in a fight against Godzilla:[/b]
[b]Scream after being kissed in any way:[/b]
[b]Die in the most mundane way:[/b]
[b]Rob Sel (without realizing it):[/b]
[b]Rob Sel (on purpose):[/b]

[b][size=14pt]Official...[/size][/b]
[b]Mom:[/b]
[b]Dad:[/b]
[b]Parental Unit™:[/b]
[b]Weird Cousin:[/b]
[b]Child in Need of Protecting:[/b]
[b]Rebellious Teen:[/b]
[b]Cinnamonroll:[/b]
[b]Sinnamonroll:[/b]
[b]Sweetheart:[/b]
[b]Asshole:[/b]
[b]Hero:[/b]
[b]Villain:[/b]
[b]Nicest Smile:[/b]
[b]Biggest Dumbass:[/b]
[b]Smollest Bean:[/b]
[b]Cryptid:[/b]

[b][size=14pt]OOC...[/size][/b]
[b]Most likely to make you cry:[/b]
[b]Most likely to need a tissue:[/b]
[b]Most likely to be kind to their character:[/b]
[b]Least likely to be kind to their character:[/b]
[b]Official evil genius:[/b]
[b]Official weirdest:[/b]
[b]Official funniest:[/b]
[b]Official friendliest:[/b]
[b]Official parent:[/b][/spoiler]

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OOC Discussion / BADLANDS CHOICE AWARDS FEB '20
« on: February 22, 2020, 06:41:40 PM »
howdy there y'all, welcome to the Badlands choice awards! I'd love to wrap it up by the end of the month, so the sooner y'all get your votes in the better! However, if we need an extra week that's fine.

Rules:
1. No more than 3 votes for one character per category (pick two, most likely to, etc). There's a lot of subcategories and the number of characters fluctuates, so this seems like the best way to handle it without leaving vast swathes of blank subcategories
2. Only 2 (three if the third is in a pick two category with another person) votes for yourself or your character are allowed (even if you have more than two characters).
3. Follow all BB rules
4. Try and include as many people as possible
5. Have fun!

Code: [Select]
[spoiler][b][size=14pt]Pick Two*...[/size][/b]
[b]Cutest Couple:[/b]
[b]Most likely to get married:[/b]
[b]Most likely to be secret lovers:[/b]
[b]Resident JD and Veronica:[/b]
[b]Most iconic friendship:[/b]
[b]Most intense rivalry:[/b]
[b]Best Crackship:[/b]
[b]Least likely team up:[/b]

[b][size=14pt]Most Likely To...[/size][/b]
[b]Take over the Badlands:[/b]
[b]Take over accidentally:[/b]
[b]Win the Hunger Games:[/b]
[b]Marry for love:[/b]
[b]Marry for money:[/b]
[b]Become a Starving Artist:[/b]
[b]Drive someone insane:[/b]
[b]Go insane:[/b]
[b]Bitch-slap someone:[/b]
[b]Be bitch-slapped:[/b]
[b]Get slapped by a fish:[/b]
[b]Adopt the entire group:[/b]
[b]Get thrown out by Cat:[/b]
[b]Die young:[/b]
[b]Die old:[/b]
[b]Battle a raccoon with nothing but a stick and wits:[/b]
[b]Drop everything and become a Hermit:[/b]
[b]Fight God and Win:[/b]
[b]Set the territory on fire on purpose:[/b]
[b]Set the territory on fire on accident:[/b]
[b]Win in a fight against Godzilla:[/b]
[b]Scream after being kissed in any way:[/b]
[b]Die in the most mundane way:[/b]
[b]Rob Cat (without realizing it):[/b]
[b]Rob Cat (on purpose):[/b]

[b][size=14pt]Official...[/size][/b]
[b]Mom:[/b]
[b]Dad:[/b]
[b]Parental Unit™:[/b]
[b]Weird Cousin:[/b]
[b]Child in Need of Protecting:[/b]
[b]Rebellious Teen:[/b]
[b]Cinnamonroll:[/b]
[b]Sinnamonroll:[/b]
[b]Sweetheart:[/b]
[b]Asshole:[/b]
[b]Hero:[/b]
[b]Villain:[/b]
[b]Nicest Smile:[/b]
[b]Biggest Dumbass:[/b]
[b]Smollest Bean:[/b]
[b]Cryptid:[/b]

[b][size=14pt]OOC...[/size][/b]
[b]Most likely to make you cry:[/b]
[b]Most likely to need a tissue:[/b]
[b]Most likely to be kind to their character:[/b]
[b]Least likely to be kind to their character:[/b]
[b]Official evil genius:[/b]
[b]Official weirdest:[/b]
[b]Official funniest:[/b]
[b]Official friendliest:[/b]
[b]Official parent:[/b][/spoiler]

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OOC Discussion / s/hp interest thread
« on: February 16, 2020, 11:12:05 PM »
ok so LS is pretty slow, we all know this we roll with it that might even be something we like. cool, I can work with that. but with chill activity I end up wondering who to promote, esp when ik part of the appeal can be that it's a chill place w v little pressure to post. but for those of you who want more responsibility and recognition, I made this bad boy so I know who actually wants it and don't end up. promoting someone who'd Rather Not

Code: [Select]
[b]Username:[/b]
[b]Character:[/b]
[b]Muse:[/b]
[b]Desired Position:[/b]
[b]Backup Position:[/b]

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