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Character Profile Visibility Options: Draft, Logged in, Age group

Posted by Kim on January 12, 2022, 9:00am

A fairly huge change was introduced to character profiles this past week! You can now adjust the visibility settings of a character, setting it to draft mode, only visible to logged in users, or only visible to logged in users in your same age group (under or over 18 years old.)

I can hear someone typing the question, 'Will you be adding 'friends only' as an option for profile visibility?' and the answer is... probably.
There's a lot of scenarios that present some challenges for such an option. For example, if your character is anonymous, how would it even make friends if no one can see it in the first place? You could potentially have your anon character send the initial friend request to another character, but they couldn't ever look at your profile before choosing to accept/reciprocate or not. Maybe if your anon friends only character sends the friend request the recipient of the request could look at your profile briefly to make a decision about if they wanted to accept, much like top secret groups provide a short viewing period when an invite has been sent to someone to join it. But then, what of the situation of two anon friends only characters? Not ideal. More pondering necessary.


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Some more deets:
  • All newly created characters now begin in draft mode until published.
  • Draft mode characters are only visible to you until you decide they're ready for prime time.
  • You can also send an existing character back into draft mode if you need to overhaul it, but beware...
  • You cannot create forum posts or send inbox messages as a character in draft mode. This may disrupt in-progress RPs if you choose to make a character unavailable in this way.
  • Yes, mods can override if necessary to follow up on a report.

Post tags: Feature Explanations

Comments

Kim

January 19, 2022
12:38pm

Yes, all characters count toward your total character slot usage, whether returned to draft or not. :)

Masquerade

January 17, 2022
7:22pm

Question about draft. if we are only allowed 10 characters slots does the drafted characters count to the number?

Aardbei

January 16, 2022
11:17pm

I anonymized all my characters while I figure out what to do with them... This feature is actually exactly what I needed right now, haha.

Demilicious

January 13, 2022
3:49pm

This is freaking fantastic! Thank you! ❤

Hadeslicious

January 12, 2022
10:11pm

Yeessss

Tired

January 12, 2022
7:50pm

@Lunalla-Starlight it makes it so that only the creator can view that character profile, no one else. So you could make a new character named John Smith, and until you took him out of draft mode, only you would be able to see John Smith's profile. Nobody else would.

CreativeImagining

January 12, 2022
7:04pm

This is wonderful. Thank you, Kim!

It will be nice to take certain characters off anonymous and dump them into draft mode.
The over/under 18 aspect is nice too.

Thank you!

Gaeilge_Banrion

January 12, 2022
4:42pm

This is awesome! Thank you!

Winters_Fury

January 12, 2022
3:38pm

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Avelithe

January 12, 2022
3:16pm

Thank you so much for implementing this!

Masquerade

January 12, 2022
2:00pm

Draft Mode lets you work on your profile and keep it invisible to the masses. It nice for those who like to get everything on it done before showing it to the world!

thax for the awesome idea!

xedite

January 12, 2022
1:58pm

This is great!
Thank you, Kim, I was hoping for some way of hiding my characters from users under 18. :D
Draft mode I can also definitely see myself making use of, especially right now, throwing 99% of them under it when I get the chance, haha.

DarkCrow

January 12, 2022
12:40pm

This is wonderful Kim thank you!!!


*runs to throw 98% of my characters into draft mode oh no*

Juls

January 12, 2022
10:00am

<3

Lunalla-Starlight

January 12, 2022
9:54am

Oh ok, i mustve accidentally missed that bit. Thanks kim!

Kim

January 12, 2022
9:52am

"Draft mode characters are only visible to you until you decide they're ready for prime time."

Lunalla-Starlight

January 12, 2022
9:39am

It might just be me but what does draft mode do exactly? Im finding it a bit difficult to understand it's purpose...😅

Falyn

January 12, 2022
9:05am

Thank-you! :)

Min-ya

January 12, 2022
9:05am

Yes yes yes! Super!