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Old Shoe

Jan-20-2009 15:08

Ladies and gentlemen! I am proud to present to you a new contest!

This contest will reward you for benefiting the role-playing stage. How is that going to happen, you may ask? Well, let me tell you! First, be active in posting. Second, post with good grammar. Finally, post an interesting storyline.

At the end of each month (first time at Feb-20-2009), a one-month gift subscription to Sleuth Noir will be rewarded to the player that has contributed the most. The winner will be decided by the votes of six judges: Brietkat, David Adams, Makensie Brewer, Violet Parr, Clift Garrett and Acemaster. (Special thanks to Violet Parr for judge suggestions in November-2008!)

Each week, each of the judges will pick the one player whom they think have benefited the stage the most that week. At the in the month, the votes will be counted, revealing a winner.

The judges will send their picks to a detective named "Gossip Center", who will also display current standings for each week. Check in to see how you are doing! ;-)

There are some limitations, though. What is a contest without rules, right? ;-)

*Neither the judges nor judges second characters can be voted for.
......(This also includes me, as I am taking care of finances.)
*If you have won, you cannot win again until three more characters have won.
*If you have not won before, you will automatically receive 3 votes as a bonus.

We can't check every detail, but we hope to have an honor system. For instance, if you have won, please tell us you second characters to make it fair for other characters. If someone is caught "cheating", a proper penalty will be placed.

This is part of the Revive the Stage program. We do hope you enjoy it, and congratulations to all the winners! ;-)

(Thanks to Acemaster for helping me with proof reading. The day is chosen in remembrance of his birthday. The contest is planned to last 1 year, unless it's so successful it will be extended.)


Joey "Bulldog" Bane
Washed Up Punter

Feb-22-2009 13:05

Thank you!

*tips hat and walks away from all this with his hands in his pockets, mumbling slowly only for himself*... "Damn, I wish I wouldn't have said I'm pulling out of this argument. I still have some sharp words on the tip of my tongue for these people treating me as some kind of a nut case. Oh well...I guess being a nut case ain't so bad on the other hand...keeps people off my back and provides me a well deserved silence."

*takes a few more steps and starts grumbling again*..."Hmmm...I also wish I could've limited myself to the simple 'thank you' that I had in mind in the beginning."

Safety Officer

Feb-22-2009 14:59

Like meatloaf through a straw so are the Days of Our Sleuth...

Joey "Bulldog" Bane
Washed Up Punter

Feb-22-2009 15:49

*Bane takes out his notebook and writes a few words under the 'Things to Fix' section: "Braindead. Need sleep. Not sure it's going to work though."*

Makensie Brewer
Makensie Brewer
Super Steeper

Feb-22-2009 17:23

In my opinion, The Stage, as Ive said numerous times, was doing just fine before this contest came along. It was dead for a very long until a few people brought it back to what, it wasnt the stories some wanted to see? There wasnt enough people roleplaying for some??? Does it really matter how many people are roleplaying? YOu either like it or you dont....for those who truly enjoyed it, were doing it...and people were joining in as they wanted to. No contest was needed for that. It happened on its own.

To tell someone not to read the boards, etc etc etc because they dont like a title, or whatever is plain ridiculous. No I did NOT like the was a slap in the face to those of us made this board alive again. It was the most active of all City Hall boards.....until some felt it wasnt what THEY liked. THEN it was dead. For awhile....until the poor taste in scouting over to Shades,to bring them here to roleplay.

Here was a great idea.....for those who didnt like the storylines that were there, a new thread could've been started for the storyline they liked. What it feels like to me is this....the stage was fine, a few people felt it wasnt to THEIR liking, shot it down, only to want to rebuild it to their liking. Who owns the boards? Not one person. Remember The Stage, as all of the message boards here belong to the COMMUNITY.

Its not that tough to think of a new title, and I dont feel any dictionary is needed to figure it out......but, now, it really doesnt matter to me...since I no longer am participating here. Revive was a poor choice of word there is no excuse for that happening. That is my opinion, and my right to express it, and feel it. It angered me very much in the beginning, and what I think is sad...the people who were having fun here once, dont even roleplay here now. It took the spirit of it OUT.


Makensie Brewer
Makensie Brewer
Super Steeper

Feb-22-2009 17:29

Now,before words are put in my mouth, or any assumptions are made, I think it is great that Huglover is doing this. Not taking anything away from that at all.

I just feel that sometimes things should just be left alone. The Stage wasnt "broke", so it didnt need fixing. I guess some felt it had to be broke down and rebuilt though. Maybe that would've been a good title. "The Stage has been remodeled, and need new, more exciting Roleplayers"

I will always read the stories here, noone will tell me not to.....I am a paying subscriber, just as everyone else is, who is subbed. Noone is any higher than the other, and unless you are on the Sleuth payroll....noone has the right to order anyone in anyway.

I will say it again...The Stage belongs to the COMMUNITY. ...not to one or two particular people. (people in general)

This isnt meant to cause hard feelings but as long as everyone is being blunt, I thought I would be too, with how I feel about it.

Opinions are like a....well, nevermind :)

Happy Roleplaying!

Joey "Bulldog" Bane
Washed Up Punter

Feb-22-2009 18:22

Eurika! My brain works again! I'm telling you: it-is-a-live!...hehehehe

Safety Officer

Feb-22-2009 18:24

"Big Breaths", said the Doctor to his young patient.

"Yeth", she lisped back, "And I'm only thixteen..."


It's great to see a bit of passion still alive in Sleuth. Passion for the same thing - even better.

Keep that in mind.

You're all pro-RP.

Go with that.

Ms Helen
Ms Helen
Con Artist

Feb-22-2009 20:43

Ok it's really not like me to get, for want of a better word 'involved' in an RP thread but here goes.

Those of you who know anything about me know I am not an RPer and probably will never be so this is coming from an 'outsider' so to speak. The whole point of this contest was to bring more people in. Even those who don't agree with the contest, I'm sure, would like to have new people take part, the more the merrier. I'm assuming there's no argument there?

So why when you're all so passionate about something, the same thing, are you putting people off? There's so much animosity being thrown around at the moment any new player who might like to try their hand at roleplaying, maybe for the first time, is going to be thinking 'hmm if I say or do or write something will people think I'm taking sides, or will I get shouted at or told I'm wrong.' If I was new to the game and wanted to try my hand at something new I sure as hell wouldn't want to try it here because I would be thinking too much about whether I would be criticised for it.

Everyone has said what they need to say whether it be polite or not so polite, but now that everyone's had their say and made their opinions clear, why not try and work together to get people involved. Whether it be so an unsubbed can get a free sub or to get someone to try their hand at something new or even to get fresh characters involved and new storylines made. None of them are bad reasons and everyone can benefit from them.

Yes, there was it sounds several misunderstandings from various different angles but they've been brought out into the open now and discussed. Really what else can be achieved by going over the same thing over and over....and over again? :)

Now I've said my bit you may all feel free to gang up on me and tell me to mind my own bloody buisness and bugger off :)

Makensie Brewer
Makensie Brewer
Super Steeper

Feb-22-2009 21:11

Totally agree with u Ms Helen....even though I have expressed my feelings a bit here and there, that was the first I FULLY expressed it, and have no intentions of 'beating a dead horse', so to speak.

Although I stand behind my opinions, and feelings 110%, I do want The Stage to do all do here, and I think we all agree there. Thats all that matters :)

Its great to see some new ones here, and its great to see the old.

No need to gang up on you or tell u to mind your own have just as much right as anyone else to state your opinions , and I agree with you :)


Feb-22-2009 23:02

Okay, Mak, if it makes you feel better, I'm sorry I thought up this title. I do wonder, though, why the H-E-double hockeysticks does it matter so much??? You PM'd me about it, you fought over it here, you fought over it in Shades, you did everything you possibly could to tell the world that the name was misplaced and, just like Ms. Helen said, it turned others away.

As for putting words in your mouth, it sure looks like you wanted it to fail. So sorry if I misinterpreted your "good intentions" or something... maybe that's what you did with the title?

I also never said the stage was dead, nor have I shown any indication that I don't know what the word "revive" means. Both misconceptions were created by you, Makensie, so I'm not the only one putting words in other peoples mouths.

The stage had five active posters. Did it have any before I came along? Yes, three. THREE. Bane joined in after I did. So, it had THREE. I'd hardly call that an economic boom. So, while the stage was not completely dead, it was close. And much closer than it had been last November.

So, maybe a better title would've been "rejuvinating the stage"? Or "rebuilding the stage"? Or maybe even "helping the stage". So, so sorry that I picked a word almost exactly like them.

re·vive (r-vv)
v. re·vived, re·viv·ing, re·vives
1. To bring back to life or consciousness; resuscitate.
2. To impart new health, vigor, or spirit to.
3. To restore to use, currency, activity, or notice.
4. To restore the validity or effectiveness of.
5. To renew in the mind; recall.
6. To present (an old play, for example) again.

The word "revive" is used to indicate definition numbers 2, 4, and 5. So, the word "revive" was a very good pick, and did not insinuate that the stage was dead unless you look at def. number 1.

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