Posted: Jul 6, 2018, 7:00pm
In the games that I co-modded, I pushed for the implementation of a system in which members post a location-date-time description at the beginning of their posts, with the intention being to make it easier for readers to follow where and when the action in a post is taking place. Examples of this can be found here and here. I believe this system has made the narratives in those stories significantly easier to follow.
One of the things I've found myself lamenting in games that have multiple ongoing narratives is how much of a pain in the arse it is to read a single narrative, as doing so either requires extensive pressing of the next button to skip over posts of other narratives, or just going to and from the posts list to navigate to the posts you want to read.
I think I've come up with something that could fix that issue without too much effort from the moderating team. My thought is that the moderators enforce a rule in which they have players list the location-date-time as mentioned above, and then they have the players make that section a link to the most recent post in the narrative that they are continuing. This will probably require teaching a lot of people how to use the linking feature on the OW posting interface.
With this system in place, all someone would have to do to read a desired narrative is navigate to the most recent post in said narrative, then press/click the first paragraph of each post until they get to where they want to start from, then hit the back button to proceed through through the posts.