Post by The Housewife on Nov 13, 2015 16:02:49 GMT -5
Us admins hope you all are well and trying to relax some during this busy school and holiday season!
As we have transitioned from the reboot we are extremely proud of you all for carrying along with it and embracing this big change; we love all of your new characters! We are extremely happy to have the members that we do so we first of all have to thank you guys for being so great.
Second of all, and on less of a high note, we've noticed a few issues here and there and are proposing a solution to these problems.
We've noticed a lull in activity once again on Dreamland. But, unlike before, it is a peaceful lull. We know this has nothing to do with lack of interest in the site as a whole, as it was before the reboot, so we're incredibly happy for that. As well, though, a few of you have noted a lack of muse or ability to get into plots and writing here. We do believe this partially has to do with the time of year as everyone is busy with school and work before the holidays. However, we do believe that a good majority of lack of muse/activity stems from a lack of things/plots to get involved in; and we believe this ultimately has to do with a simple lack of members. Back 4/5 years ago when we first began this site with a new plot and minimal members (as we have now) the site grew in activity and interest simply because we gained more members. Yet, as time has moved on Proboards has moved away from being the primary (and even secondary) choice in rping forums; this is why we believe there is a lack of members.
In the interest of keeping Dreamland going and giving you guys an exciting environment to play out all of your plots and characters we are debating transferring Dreamland over to Jcink.
It would very literally be the same site: same boards, plots, and characters. Just on a different forum. This would all be in the interest of appealing to a larger potential member base.
We wouldn't be doing this quickly, of course, if you guys don't want to. We will let you guys dictate when you'd be ready to jump over to the Jcink forum. In order to make this transition between forums as easy as possible, we won't move over until the Jcink board is all ready to go; we will create the accounts for each of your characters using the e-mail with which you registered them and will use a generic password that we will give you. That way all you have to do is sign on and change your password and it will be like nothing changed. Of course, if you would wish to create your account yourself you are welcome to do that too, we just want to make it as easy on you guys as possible. As well, you guys could let us know which threads you want to continue on the forum and we will transfer those over too; either pasting them as simple posts or discussing with you personally the dohtml template(s) you would like to use. We know this is a lot, but we just want you to get the picture that you all won't have to lift a finger but to just sign on and continue roleplaying.
We absolutely love Proboards. We've admined many rp forums on Proboards and somehow still manage to prefer the interface of Proboards over Jcink, but unfortunately the tide has turned away from Proboards and we feel there is a bit of a need to adapt.
If the majority of you do not want to go over to Jcink we will hold off on this step. However, if Dreamland continues to sit in this lull we will eventually switch over to Jcink as that will be the last breath of life we can think to breathe into Dreamland to see that it continues to live on. But, for now we want to know how you guys feel about this. Send one or all of us a PM with your thoughts, even if it's just a "Let's do this!" or a "Let's wait!"
We look forward to hearing from you and moving forward alongside all of you!
-Bonnie and the Admin team