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    Ruby Lucas

    I have just gotten into the Divergent series. It is AMAZING. I want to do an AU where the war hasn't happened or play pre-series or something. I'm getting character ideas and I need a playby.


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  Amelia Very cool! (21 September 2014 - 06:46 PM)
  Heather I'm doing the creative writing dissertation, so more fun than scary at the moment (21 September 2014 - 06:24 PM)
  Amelia That is good though, I am working on my thesis and I am terrified. (21 September 2014 - 06:10 PM)
  Heather It's my 2nd degree so I think the novelty has worn off a bit, it's less scary in some ways (21 September 2014 - 06:09 PM)
  Steph :( that sucks. i don't wanna go back to work tomorroww (21 September 2014 - 06:07 PM)
  Amelia That's amazing though! You are almost done (21 September 2014 - 06:06 PM)
  Heather classes start tomorrow for my final year of uni, hasn't quite sunk in yet (21 September 2014 - 06:06 PM)
  Heather A bit sleepy, but otherwise good. (21 September 2014 - 06:05 PM)
  Amelia How is everyone doing? (21 September 2014 - 06:00 PM)
  Heather Hi guys :) (21 September 2014 - 05:59 PM)
  Steph hellooo (21 September 2014 - 05:58 PM)
  Lady Isadora... Hiii! (21 September 2014 - 05:58 PM)
  Amelia Hello! (21 September 2014 - 05:33 PM)
  Claire BBL! (21 September 2014 - 03:30 PM)
  Claire Got so much to do today! But first, cooked meal from my sister. :D (21 September 2014 - 03:30 PM)
  Heather I'll be comparing an old film version vs the new version of Sherlock Holmes alongside the original text this term for uni (21 September 2014 - 09:15 AM)
  AlphaSHIELD -waves to whoevers in- (20 September 2014 - 04:40 PM)
  Lady Isadora... haha, yes Mobydolll! I love that about House. I'm a big Sherlock fan though (20 September 2014 - 03:21 PM)
  AlphaSHIELD Heyo (19 September 2014 - 04:28 PM)
  Heather hey (19 September 2014 - 03:14 PM)

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DF's Button Battle - Round 8

Announcements and Updates 13 Sep 2014

About Button Battles

We have a whole load of buttons, and while we love them all, we also want to add new ones. That means we need to decide which ones to keep and which ones to retire.

 

Each week we will be hosting a button battle - five buttons will be up for vote against each other and the top 2 will stay, the rest will be retired.

 

Thank you to everyone who voted in week 7! Please continue to vote for this week and the following weeks <3

 

Only you can decide.

 

Get voting!


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Guide section updates

Announcements and Updates 17 Sep 2014

Guide section updates

The staff team have recently been working on an update of the Guides section. Formerly called articles, you can find a variety of guides related to every aspect of RP by clicking 'Guides' in the main menu (between 'Reviews' and 'Resources'). We have revamped the category list and also added a forum where new guides are automatically posted to, so you can now see when one is added.

 

We are currently working on adding new guides to this section, but members are welcome to do so and we also accept requests. To read more about the guides section or how to add one please head over to this topic.


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New Staff Member: Directory Support

Announcements and Updates 13 Sep 2014

New Staff Member!

Please join us in welcoming the latest addition to our staff team @Simon who has joined us as a Directory Support!


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Staff Member Upgrade: Review Mod

Announcements and Updates 13 Sep 2014

Staff Member Change

Please join us in congratulating @Ghost in adding the responsibility of taking care of the Reviews! Please congratulate Ghost in her additional role as Review Mod!


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DF's Button Battle - Round 7

Announcements and Updates 05 Sep 2014

About Button Battles

We have a whole load of buttons, and while we love them all, we also want to add new ones. That means we need to decide which ones to keep and which ones to retire.

 

Each week we will be hosting a button battle - five buttons will be up for vote against each other and the top 2 will stay, the rest will be retired.

 

Thank you to everyone who voted in week 6! Please continue to vote for this week and the following weeks <3

 

Only you can decide.

 

Get voting!


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New Staff Member: Coding Mod!

Announcements and Updates 12 Sep 2014

New Staff Member!

Please join us in welcoming the latest addition to our staff team @dystopia who has joined us as a Coding Mod!


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Spoiler Tag Reminder

Announcements and Updates 11 Sep 2014

Spoilers Reminder

Recently we've seen an increase in spoilers especially in requests for RPGs or discussion of ideas for RPGs. Please remember that our policy for spoilers covers the entire forum, not just the Entertainment forums.

 

We have a spoiler code in place which can be found under the 'Special BBCode' button (the green and white button on the top level of the rich text editor just before 'font'). You can also type in the specific tag: [*spoiler] [*/spoiler] (without the *) into the rich text editor and it will add the spoiler code as follows:

 

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Even if you're not sure if something is a spoiler please give a warning in your topic or use the spoiler tag - and remember that even things that have been out for years can still be a spoiler to some members. So if in doubt; use a spoiler tag!

 


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New Staff Member: Graphics Mod

Announcements and Updates 11 Sep 2014

New staff member

Please join us in welcoming the latest addition to our staff team @Caraphernelia who has joined us as a Graphics Mod! :)

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How Social Media can help YOU as an admin/player

Announcements and Updates 07 Sep 2014

Boost your signal

"We Are Not On Social Media" – What are you waiting for? Your friends, clients and competitors are there.

 

 

  • Invite others to plug their profiles in something like "Follow Friday" or as DF does it - "Triple Tweet Week"
  • Embed FB posts.
  • Include your url wherever you can.
  • Utilise accounts that are there to specifically advertise RP sites - so tumblr blogs, twitter accounts, FB pages - if you post regularly to DF's social media accounts your url is boosted significantly. It is not all about advertising and getting direct traffic to your site from SN's, it's about magnifying your signal and creating awareness of your site.

 

 

Increase your google ranking

 Do you want to increase your search rankings? Did you know your Google+ page and profile could help?
 

 

 

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  • Publish blog content over social media. You can do this by having your wordpress blog (for instance) publish to your twitter and tumblr and FB as well.
  • Acquire more links - so for example if you tweet to DF Adverts our RT propagates your url which in turn increases your searchability and the awareness of your site.
  • Post comments - leave your FB/twitter/tumblr etc page url though rather than a direct link to your site otherwise it's considered spamming. Use SN's to drive people to your content and thus your writing site. By doing things this way, Google recognizes your social media influence and then can raise your page rank accordingly. So when Google sees others discussing you over social media platforms, it all adds up an will translate into a better overall page rank!
  • Become more shareable - for this, your set tweets should be below 120 characters so that it is easy for others to re-tweet. Also, try writing a great hook over the Facebook link, share along with adding up your own commentary.
  • Get others to feature you and post links to your site.

 

 

Reach out to your fandom!

Social media can either be an alternative or an augmentation to your advertising. Social media is NEVER going to be a replacement for advertising. Advertising is about creating awareness and ultimately relationships. Social media is about nurturing relationships and occasionally advertising.

 

 

  • Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter all have massive fandom presences, so reach out to them!!!
  • There are people there who have never RPed and want to, so offer them a geekout! Look for writers and befriend them. Social networking is just that - networking and finding followers/friends. Some of these people may be writers and RPers and some may be lurkers/readers, the more who like you the more the fandom will see you.  :D

 

 

Don't have an account?

Not everyone can or wants to be on social media sites for various reasons. So, at DF we offer you the chance to engage in social media on your behalf - you create the social media content and we post it in our accounts for you!

 

Go here for help in doing this.


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Hotseat Open To All

Announcements and Updates 07 Sep 2014

Open to All

Hey everyone! We had a few people ask if they could also create topics in the Hotseat as well so as such we have opened it to the floor and moved it to the Haven:

http://board.distant...4-the-hot-seat/

 

Feel free to post your topics and have other RPers get to know you better!


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