You may be aware of the petition to get Episode to bring back the RP section with people from here, voting and I just want to have a talk about this.
The forums are struggling
We’re losing traffic, we no longer have Google Ads in order to help us sustain the forums, we used to make a profit off that but no more. I just really want to know what Episode has to offer you, we’ve made our rules much laxer our staff are people you know and can trust and if you can’t you have Shannii and Deluge who are more than happy to hear you out. We were the most active subcategory of Episode, now you are the most active category of ShanniiWrites Forums. You’ve found a home that will never give you 2 weeks or less to archive everything before they forever delete it. Because they’re never going to do that to you guys.
RPing is very active, we chat all the time we talk much more than we RP sometimes (me ) and we come together to write stories that last for months, even years if we’re determined. However we’re still losing quite a lot of traffic, it’s mainly from people going back to RP on Episode who has made it clear they don’t want you. They’ll suspend you if you talk about any forums but their own and will ban you in a blink of an eye because they have thousands of other users still hanging on their every post. So which is why I really want you guys to rethink about joining Episode or signing that petition. Let’s be honest, they’re never going to give you an explanation or treat you as you’re worth.
We’re here for you guys, we want this section to be active and flourish and grow. We want to know what you guys want and need from the RP section. We want this place to be active this community to thrive because it’s such a beautiful community with a bunch of kind people from all over the world on all 7 continents.
How can you help?
For one, Episode is in the past. We can’t stop you but we do ask that you spend time on here instead, when you divide your time we lost traffic and every hit is a big one. We try to provide interesting content here to keep you around, but if you have your own feel free to start discussions and talk!
Two, discord is pretty much more active than here, once again, when you divide your time we lost your time and time = money and we do need money to support this place and the server.
Three, Big and Small RPs because every bit counts, put your chats on a public thread!! We need that activity we need to see people are apart of this. We don’t benefit from PMs and a newcomer will only see a dead sign-ups.
Four, Blog posts!! We’re working on a writing platform, we’re gaining beta testers and looking for holes!! This is awesome, but blog posts are very useful and can be read for writing. When you read them, and like them and make accounts and share them we all benefit!
Five, Share! It might be weird but quarantine is boring, text your friends about the site, about what we’re doing here. Let 'em know, if they’re not into roleplaying that’s chill, we have reading contests, art, writing ones too and a good community filled with people who are pretty chatty.
RPers we can’t lose this place, all the stories we have here and now that we’ve finally settled in here. Please, don’t ditch this place where they accepted all of us with open arms and kindness and if you can please help us to support this place.