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Using the forums

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  • Starting a new topic

    Navigate to the forum in which you'd like to start a topic. For example, the smalltalk forum.

    Click the button "Add Topic" at the top or bottom of the page.

  • How do I roll dice when making a forum post?

    To roll some dice on the forums, look below the text area when writing your post. You'll see a button labeled "Include a dice roll with this post." Click it!

    A panel will slide open beneath your post, enabling you to select the type of die, and how many you need to roll.

    When you publish your post, the dice will be rolled.

    To prevent cheating, you can only add a dice roll on a new post. Not while editing an old one! No going back and adding one or changing your roll later!

  • Live chat

    You can turn any forum topic on the RPR into a live chat! Just navigate to the topic, and click the "Launch chat" button at the top or bottom of it. This works on both the public forums and on any group forum.

  • How do I delete a forum post or forum topic?

    If you need help removing a forum post or topic from the public forums, please contact a moderator for assistance in removing a post or topic that you believe should not continue existing on our forums. Include a link to the post or topic, along with an explanation of why you need it removed. Accidental double posts are the most common reason for removal.

    If the post or forum topic is in a group, you may need to speak with a moderator/founder of that group instead.

    Although we're usually able to help, keep in mind that barring rudeness or rule breaking, our policy leans toward information preservation, so we're unlikely to take down a post that has a lot of excellent replies or discussion.

    Why is this power moderator only? We've had some problems with over-zealous deletions. For a mild example, someone would ask a question on the help forum, get the perfect answer, then want to delete the entire topic to get rid of "clutter" -- meaning anyone else who had the same question could not later benefit from the wonderful answer already provided. For a more extreme example, one person deciding they are done with a RP removes the topic, removing the entire record for everyone else who participated.

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