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This topic will feature news and updates regarding the Review Game forum as a whole. Only the moderators (Fractured Illusion, simpleplan13 and Imalefty) are allowed to post here in order to bring in updates. No spamming is allowed. If you want something to be featured on the news, take it to the Suggestion topic.

It's good and well if all categories of users here on RG read the news, so you don't miss anything that may concern you. It is your fault if you miss something.

For rules and a general introduction to this forum, read "Read This First!".

6/20/2008 . Edited 1/28/2010 #1
Fractured Illusion

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» Suggestion for a new rule + discussion around severity of punishment regarding that rule

Concerning: Fight For the Freebie

Link: Here

Proper topic to discuss: Suggestions topic

Subject: This consists of two parts. The first part of the suggest is to make a new rule which gives the Freebie-giver a time-limit (1 week) to review the winner(s) of their freebie contest. When you go to Suggestion topic, say if you are Pro or Against, please.

The second part of the suggestion is for those that are pro. It is to discuss the punishment of not obeying by the one week rule. Current suggestions are: don't allow them to post anywhere on RG until they do or don't allow them to start new freebies or play in the freebie topic until they do. Please discuss this part of the suggestion as there are disagreements.

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» Suggestion for a new list: Nicknames

Concerning: A list of nicknames of the people "hanging" at the Review Game Forum. List was/is supposed to be at Trivia (in Read This First!)

Link: Here for debate

Link: Here for list

Proper topic to discuss: Suggestions topic

Subject: This has been a heated debate over at the Suggestion topic. It is meant as a fun thing (which makes some people pro) but if someone is left out, feelings will get hurt (which makes some people against). Beyond this other view-points are also made. Please come discuss this so we can put an end to the discussion.

The link that takes you to the debate is only the recent development. If you look at the page before which it will take you, there is a whole debate going on for about that page, too. But I think none of you have the patience for that much.

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» Updates:

Proper topic(s) to discuss these matters: Off Topic (if only general comments), Problems/Questions about the RG (if you have any questions or troubles), Suggestions (if you wish to suggest or discuss a suggestion)

Subject(s): In case it has gone by unnoticed I will give a small resume of the latest expanding measures. We have added a link of the Read This First! topic in all first posts of the Review Games.

We have added a new section in the Read This First! topic called Trivia. It is meant that it will be a fun and light reading in comparison to all the rules habiting that post. In the Trivia section currently lies a link that shows all the genres that have been recently active in all Story Review Games.

We have also added a list of those have been banned in the Punishment section of that thread.

Currently another list is to be launched soon: How Many Reviews The Review Game Forum Has Brought In. So to speak. Rather, RG has only acted as a vessel, but saying that as well would make it an even longer title. You are all free to suggest a snappier title for this list at the Suggestion topic.

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6/21/2008 #2
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» List: The Count of Reviews Given At The Review Game Forum

Concerning: Read This First! (Trivia), Off Topic

Link: Here

Proper topic to discuss: The Off Topic (most current one)

Subject: The collected list is here in which tells the amount of reviews the Review Game Forum has brought in with the help of the people playing. The result was surprisingly high, both as a total, and partial for the different threads. Go and check it out what you've all accomplished, and give yourselves a pat on the back!

You can also discuss this at the same topic this list is seated at.

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The two suggestions mentioned in the post above this are still being discussed. Please voice your opinion about them (unless you happen to be a brainless zombie?)

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6/22/2008 #3
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» Banning Those That "Steal" The Review Game Idea?

Concerning: The Review Game

Link: Here

Proper topic to discuss: Suggestions

Subject: After finding that the Review Game has been pretty much copy-and-pasted by a person that has played the RG a bit, I became upset. I am now turning to you, people of the Review Game, and wondering if we should punish these people or just leave it be.

You all decide. My vote on the matter doesn't matter since I am awfully subjective. This is why it is important that I get all your responses.

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» Updates:

Nickname list: Will be established! Do tell if your nickname is missing.

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6/24/2008 #4
Fractured Illusion

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» Freebie: New Rules!

Concerning: Fight for the Freebie

Link: Here

Subject: The freebie has new rules. Max time for freebie is now 3 instead of 5 (Rule 7). Hints/updates are needed to be given at least once a day (Rule 8). After the freebie is closed, the freebie giver has one week to make the review(s). If they don't do it within this time they aren't allowed to participate in the freebie at all.

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» Plagiarism: New Punishment!

Concerning: The Review Game Forum as a whole, Read This First!

Link: Here

Subject: After much heated discussion it was decided that the Review Game Forum will not support it when others steal the idea and distinct features of this forum and use it without permission. This will lead to banning, unless the person responsible for this deletes the forum when asked to. But if the person then re-makes the forum, again without permission, it will lead to permanent banning and a report to the FictionPress Administrators. Temporary ban is when the user at first does not respond to the request and then later deleted the forum and gives an apology to the RG Forum.

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» Updates

Nickname list has now been established! Link

We are now working on explaining the Review Love Religion at the Trivia section, for which Lefty is responsible.

6/26/2008 #5
Fractured Illusion

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» The Review Marathon: Deciding Date

Concerning: Review Marathon

Link: Here

Subject: You all vote for the weekend in July for which the Review Marathon shall be held. Majority decides. Each of you only get one vote.

And for those uncertain of what the Review Marathon is, it's pretty much to spread the review love and make many authors on this site happy (and make their day). It's not for winning reviews yourself, but it is to give. The reviews given have a certain standard to uphold, though! There is a Summary section at the bottom of the first post in that thread. Do read if interested.

So if you wish to participate, please vote.

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6/26/2008 #6
Fractured Illusion

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» The Review Marathon: Date Decided!

Concerning: Review Marathon

Link: Here

Subject: The weekend that RM July will be hosted is 19-20th of July! We will accept registrations from July 12th and forward.

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» Trivia: RG Religion

Concerning: Read This First! (trivia section)

Link: Here

Subject: Since we here at the Review Game Forum believe in the special religion of review love (and practice it relentlessly) we have included a brief description of it in the Trivia section.

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Also, we are currently working on a collected post of all polls the different Off Topic threads have had, for amusement purposes.

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As always, should there be any questions, go ahead and ask them here. If there is something of more personal matters, go ahead and PM either Fractured Illusion or Imalefty, the two mods of this forum.

7/1/2008 . Edited 7/12/2008 #7
Fractured Illusion

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» Off Topic Number 10 Needs A Name!

Concerning: Off Topic

Link: Here

Subject: Off Topic - Pluto Ditch Us! will come to an end eventually, as we all know. But fret not, for the next off topic thread will be our 10th one. As thinking up names for these are a bit tricky, I announce it well in time. Go and make a few suggestions, why don't you?

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7/3/2008 #8
Fractured Illusion

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» New Sug: New Trivia Section - Words/Phrases

Concerning: Read This First! (Trivia)

Link: Here

Subject: Because the Review Game Forum has created a few special words and phrases that we use, the suggestion is to make them official in the RTF! thread.

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» New Sug: Mandatory to Read The Previous Review?

Concerning: The Review Games

Link: Here

Subject: In hopes of avoiding the scenario in which someone gets a faulty review, it is proposed that we make it a rule so that the person that wishes to play has to check the person they are to review if they left a review that met the review requirements or not.

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» Name for 10th Off Topic

Concerning: Off Topic

Subject: It seems pretty agreed upon that it will be called something along the lines of Off Topic - Reggy's Ten Commandments!. In that thread the 10 commandments, completely focused on RG and review love, will be featured.

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(In order to link to the posts I had to "edit" them, for links to specific posts are only shown when you either submit or edit them. However, I did not alter the content. I merely clicked Edit and Submit in order to see the link

If you make a suggestion and do not wish me to do this, instead copy and paste the link to that post in that suggestion post.)

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7/8/2008 #9
Fractured Illusion

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» You can now register for the Review Marathon!

Concerning: Review Marathon

Link: Here

Subject: So now it is time. You can now start to register for the Review Marathon July. Competition date is 19-20th July. If you wish to be an examinator, please suggest yourself in the Suggestions topic.

Have fun and remember to spread the review love. Make someone's day, and win some reviews, why don't you?

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7/12/2008 #10
Fractured Illusion

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» New Sug: More Areas for Stories Depth?

Concerning: RG Stories Depth

Link: Here

Subject: There are more aspects of a story than the areas currently listed on Stories Depth's first post. Do you want more categories? Or do you feel that will water it out? There are a few new areas given in the suggestion of what could be incorporated. Please tell us your opinion!

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» RM results will come before Friday!

Concerning:Review Marathon

Link: Here

Subject: RM July is over, and now the three examinators will look at the three that seems to have produced the most reviews. Examinators will see if the reviews are legit or not. Expect results this week!

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7/21/2008 #11
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» RM: Hoarding Reviews Not Allowed

Concerning: Review Marathon

Link: Here

Subject: It has been a general consensus that participants of RM should not be allowed to sneak around with how many reviews they have given. Thus we have this suggestion: make it mandatory that RM participants need to update their point count after every X amount of reviews. Vote for the number you feel is the best. This is to keep it a fair game and to let all participants know where everyone else is at (so they know what to beat)

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7/23/2008 #12
Fractured Illusion

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» Change Name From Plagiarism To Copyright Infringement

Concerning: Punishment section in RTF!

Link for suggestion: Here

Link for prototype rule: Here

Subject: Plagiarism is an incorrect term of what we wish to punish. It is only plagiarism if they do not credit us as the source. What the RG Forum means, however, is that you will still be punished unless you ask for permission. Thus it should be called Copyright Infringement, since RG Forum needs to give permission first. A prototype of a CI rule also exists.

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» Hoarding at the Review Marathon

Concerning: Review Marathon

Link: Here

Subject: We now have a prototype for the rules. Please read it and say if anything is unclear or should be changed.

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» Words Created by The Review Game Community

Concerning: Trivia in RTF!

Link: Here

Subject: It was previously accepted but was put on ice for more important matters. Now there is a prototype post made. Please comment on it and state if it has been wrongly written or if anything is missing.

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» Legendary Quotes

Concerning: Trivia in RTF!

Link: Here

Subject: A suggestion to have a post reserved for "legendary quotes". Everyone at RG is allowed to go to Suggestions topic and state what quote (or minor conversation) they would like to go to that post. Discuss if you want this implemented or not.

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» Depth: New Categories!

Concerning: Stories Depth, Multi-Chap Depth

Subject: Depth for stories have now eleven categories, not just seven. The additions are Pace, Relationships, Techniques, Opening/Ending, and also we now have Grammar alongside with Spelling. Other than that, it is decided that Descriptions is not a category of its own. It belongs with Writing. Summary and Title are not categories, and shouldn't count as such.

Even though we have more categories, you still only need to do four. We added more categories since we felt there are more things to say about a story than what was available before.

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7/27/2008 #13
Fractured Illusion

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» New Sug: Get Your Characters Drawn

Concerning: A new topic

Link: Here

Subject: It has been suggested that RG should have a thread wherein visual artists can gather, and authors of FP can request their characters to be drawn. Discuss if you wish for RG to have this thread or not. Also, there is also a discussion that the artists that draw the characters will get a payment in form of reviews, should we implement this topic.

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7/28/2008 #14
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» Poll For RM August Is Here

Concerning: Review Marathon

Link: Here

Subject: Decide on a date where the next Review Marathon should be held! The matter is entirely up in your hands, dear voters. Remember, you can't change your votes, so be careful in choosing. You are allowed 2 choices.

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» Legendary Quotes

Concerning: Trivia in RTF!

Link: Here

Subject: Oh so many wise things have been spoken in this forum. Let's share it with everyone else, yes? If you ever stumble upon a great/funny quote or great/funny conversation, be sure to post it in the Suggestion topic, so it can thus be added into the list. No objections to the topic has been made. All that is left to do is find some quotes! If you do object to the topic, state so immediately.

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» Decided: Copyright Infringement

Concerning: Punishment section in RTF!

Link: Here

Subject: There has been a name change from plagiarism to copyright infringement. The content is still the same with a few modifications.

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» Hoarding: New RM Rules

Concerning: Review Marathon

Link: Here

Subject: Rule 9, 10 and 11 are the new additions that concern the concept of "hoarding" reviews (in other words, keeping your true point count secret). To a certain degree it is forbidden. We have also implemented a "warning" one can do if one wish to hoard more than 20 points.

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» Words Invented by the RG Community

Concerning: Trivia in RTF!

Link: Here

Subject: A so far small list of invented words that we hope will grow larger.

7/29/2008 #15
Fractured Illusion

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» Artist - Author Trade: We Need 3 Volunteer Artists!

Concerning: A New Topic

Links:

Here for prototype rules

Here for prototype first and second post

Subject: The suggestion spoken of before (New Sug: Get Your Characters Drawn) has been well recived, and basically is just waiting to happen. However, we won't start the topic without at least 3 willing artists that wish to sign up on the "Artists For Hire" list. If you are an artist that would like to trade reviews (or any other such payment), please sign up. If you know of an artist who might be interested, please direct them here. The requirements is stated in those post I have linked to. Until we get those 3 volunteers, the topic is on hold. Further, the moderators thank you all who have voices your opinions and helped it progress so quickly.

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7/29/2008 #16
Fractured Illusion

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» Artist - Author Trade: Now Open!

Concerning: Artist - Author Trade

Link: Here

Subject: The topic has now started! We kick off with 3 talented artists for hire, and wish the list will grow. Now go and make requests, authors, before someone else get the chance to.

Once again I want to thank everyone for their dedication and brainstorming when making this topic. I hope it will be a well liked place by both artists and author.

As always, if there are any problems or questions (which it most likely will be since this is a new topic and new territory) feel free to ask in Problems/Questions topic.

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7/31/2008 #17
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» New Sug: Beta Network

Concerning: A new topic

Link: Here

Subject: The vision is to have a topic in which authors and betas can gather, meet and hopefully partner up. Discuss if you would like this addition or not.

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7/31/2008 #18
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» Beta Network: A New Topic

Concerning: A new topic

Link: Here

Subject: So the topic was well received and due to some very dedicated individuals, we got this thread started on the same day the suggestion came! We thank everyone for the dedication. And we'd appreciate it if the RGers that have beta reader profiles keep a look out in that topic and wait and see if there are any authors that need beta help.

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7/31/2008 #19
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» RM Poll Has Decided A Date

Concerning: Review Marathon

Link: Here

Subject: You have decided! Next RM will be 16-17th of August. Registrations will be accepted from 9th of August and forward. Thank you all for voting!

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8/2/2008 #20
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» Beta Network: New Rule

Concerning: Beta Network

Link: Here

Subject: In order to quicken the pace in BN, we have created Rule 7, which basically says if the author requesting a beta has already decided which he will choose, then he naturally must ask the beta if they agree to this partnership. However, should he not get a reply from the desired beta within 10-15 minutes, then the author must close the request and PM the beta about his choice.

The rule is of course located with the other rules in "Read This First!".

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8/2/2008 #21
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» New Sug: Trade for Creating Web Pages?

Concerning: A new topic

Link: Here

Subject: The suggestion is to have it like Artist - Author Trade, but instead of drawing, the services offered is to create a web page, banners or avatars. Discuss if you want this idea to happen or not.

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8/5/2008 #22
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» RM August: Registrations Open!

Concerning: Review Marathon

Link: Here

Subject: Those who wish to participate in RM August, 16-17th, can now sign up!

Also, since I won't be able to be an examinator this time around, I would appreciate it if we got a volunteer or two. For this, sign up in the Suggestion topic.

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8/9/2008 #23
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» Speeding up Beta Network

Concerning: Beta Network

Link: Here

Subject: A new sug is presented in the hopes of finding a way to make Beta Network more efficient. Please tell us your thoughts on the matter.

8/19/2008 #24
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» Another way to make Beta Network better

Concerning: Beta Network

Link: Here

Subject: As the previous BetaNetwork sug was shot down, another has been made, suggesting we have a queue of who is next to ask for a beta. Please share your thoughts on the subject.

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8/19/2008 #25
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» New Sug: RG Book club?

Concerning: A new topic

Link: Here

Subject: Decide if we on RG should have a book club or not.

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8/19/2008 #26
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» Book Club!

Concerning: A new topic

Link: Here

Subject: We have now officially opened the RG Book Club! We are now in process of nominating which book to first read.

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8/25/2008 #27
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» We Got A New Mod!

Person: simpleplan13

Subject: Due to the Review Game's Forum massive growth, I and Imalefty felt the job was a tad too much and decided to get another moderator. This new mod is simpleplan13 (you may know her as Legend, or mini martini).

Listen and respect her when she is modding. Her words are the law, such as mine and Lefty's are. Respect her otherwise too, of course, but that is a given.

Welcome, Mini Legend! Official thanks for teaming up with us.

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8/27/2008 #28
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» I Am A New Mod (Yay)

Subject: I am the new mod so I wanted to say hello to everyone from the Review Game and thank Frac and Lefty for thinking I am qualified for the job, it is an honor. I shall do my best to be as good of a mods as the already excellent ones we have.

PS. I am very grateful for the mod power of looking at the html at Frac's posts because I am hopeless when it comes to html.. lol.

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8/27/2008 #29
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» NEW SUG: RG reviews - stating same thing twice should not count

Concerning: A new Review Game rule

Link: Here

Subject: As title says: stating the same thing twice (without any noticeable change) should not count. This particularly effects Depth categories which requires two sentences of a subject.

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