You might have noticed some users on OngoingWorlds have their avatars displayed on their posts, while others don’t.
That’s because some users are Hero Members, which means they are super special and donate monthly to the upkeep of OngoingWorlds (our hosting costs money, which is paid for by members).
Displaying an avatar on a post looks something like this:
Without Hero Members donating to the monthly hosting, there wouldn’t even be an OngoingWorlds, so we should be eternally grateful to them!
Become a Hero!
You can become a Hero by donating $2 per month – You can cancel whenever you want. You’ve got 2 different options to donate:
Click the “Subscribe” button on the Donation page. It’ll take you to a Paypal donation form with $2 pre-filled.
Patreon is a service to allow communities like ours get paid, it’s a great option because it’s an easy way to donate, plus it’s a bit more visible and lets others know about us.
To donate through Patreon, click this link. Then click “Become a Patreon”.
Recently there was a discussion on the OW Community Platform started by Nim, titled: Another Moderating Discussion: How to Manage the Load?
This reply by Largehobbit I thought was worth highlighting, so I’ve posted it here (with permission), because being overwhelmed is something we all might feel at some point. Here it is:
This article was posted by Hosea Tuinakelo in the game New Mutants. I’m sharing here with permission because this article will be useful to all OngoingWorlds members, and people wanting to know more about play by post roleplaying. Over to Hosea:
I’m going to give a quick run-through on how to participate in PbP (Post by Post) roleplaying. My observations and suggestions are based off of roleplaying in Ongoing Worlds, and are not in any way professional or derived from a professional standpoint. With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s get started!
Post by post roleplay to me is a story-builder. The cool thing about it is that there’s a chance that everyone can be a main character (depending on the story). Read More
Sometimes in our stories we need to throw in some Non Player Characters (NPCs) for our characters to talk to. These characters can vary in importance, they can either be someone who explains something very important to your character, or they can be a random security guy who gets killed in a nasty way. Read More
There’s been requests recently to be able to distinguish games with mature content from other games, to make it clear which games contain adult themes.
Today I’ve added a new “mature” category, which can be applied to a game if it’s going to contain descriptions of graphic violence, sex, or adult themes. This is a way you can be clear about the type of content your game will include.
If you think your game falls under this category, you can edit your game now and add it.