katisara
 member, 4590 posts
 There is no albedo
 without nigredo
Sun 11 Jul 2010
at 21:46
Re: most recent posts first?
Quick question - I notice that server costs are $100/mo, and you're sitting on about $1500 right now. So what are donations being used for? Buying jase pizza? (Not that that's a bad thing!) Just curious if the donations are actually... helpful.

(Related, is there a reason these funds are sitting in paypal instead of an interest-bearing account??)
bigbadron
 moderator, 11502 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Mon 12 Jul 2010
at 06:27
Re: most recent posts first?
Donations are used only to pay legitimate server costs.  Not pizza (we had enough trouble persuading jase to accept money for the server).

Yes, donations are helpful.  Having a surplus in the account gives RPoL a buffer, in case costs increase (as they have, several times since this board was set up), or in case donations slow to a trickle.

As it currently stands, if all donations stopped today, RPoL would have a little over a year to find an alternative method of meeting its costs, rather than having to tell people, "Hey, if we can't raise a hundred bucks by tomorrow, we're closing down." (then having to repeat that next month, and the month after that, etc... ) which is the way some sites appear to operate.

Also note that, if the site is forced to move to a new server host, there is typically a set-up fee involved which is equal to several months worth of server costs.

For example:
quote:
231)04/19/08         Payment to
                     Tranxact -
                     Server contract/
                     buydown       -771.00      -771.00       630.67


So having a buffer is a good thing.
Ia!!Ia!!Cthulhu!!
 member, 1 post
Sat 23 Oct 2010
at 19:11
Re: Suggestion
For future upgrades RPOL must include some new features for editing messages. As an example an option to justify the text and manage paragraphs. Some players will like to obey the good rules of writing and we must agree that read an well written text is much more pleasant.

Nonethless this will add much more immersion since we can give to our adventures an appearance of a tale's book.

Thanks in advance.

p.s.: sorry for bad english, since it was not my native language.

This message was last edited by the user at 19:14, Sat 23 Oct 2010.

bigbadron
 moderator, 11789 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Sat 23 Oct 2010
at 19:18
Re: Suggestion
Please post your suggestion in the RPoL Development forum: link to another game

This forum deals only with the financial upkeep of the site, and is not the correct place to post suggestions for possible future development.
Lucas Wraith
 member, 64 posts
Wed 8 Dec 2010
at 04:11
Re: Suggestion

This message was deleted by the user at 04:12, Wed 08 Dec 2010.

Snowy
 member, 46 posts
Sun 30 Oct 2011
at 11:32
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.

This message was deleted by the user at 12:03, Sun 30 Oct 2011.

gothenem
 member, 63 posts
 Yep, it's me.
Sun 30 Oct 2011
at 11:41
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
I am getting the same errors in my game link to a message in another game
bigbadron
 moderator, 12472 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Sun 30 Oct 2011
at 11:52
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
Please rMail the admin, or post in the thread in General for reporting problems since the site update: link to a message in another game
adrasteia1
 member, 607 posts
Sun 30 Oct 2011
at 11:53
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.

This message was deleted by the user at 12:09, Sun 30 Oct 2011.

rogar308
 member, 1 post
Thu 29 Dec 2011
at 01:40
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
An enhancement suggestion: Re-sizable edit character window

When editing a character sheet the current window that is displayed is on the small side. It would be nice if one could re-size the window within the contents of the browser. Alternatively, I'd be happy even if there were some select options to make the window height larger so more of the character sheet could be viewed at once.
Shannara
 moderator, 2873 posts
Thu 29 Dec 2011
at 01:49
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
You'd probably have better luck to post suggestions in the RPoL Development forum. :)
rogar308
 member, 3 posts
Thu 29 Dec 2011
at 02:15
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
I'm blaming this one on my age. Thanks. I opened up a post in the dev forum.
patamon3
 member, 14 posts
 RPG Rocks!!!!!
 Bombardment
Fri 8 Jun 2012
at 22:16
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
Where are the character sheets for fourth edition?
bigbadron
 moderator, 12924 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 8 Jun 2012
at 22:33
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
Character sheets are stored in the Heaven forum: link to another game .  If we have a 4e character sheet, that's where you'll find it.
GamerHandle
 member, 256 posts
 Umm.. yep.
 So, there's this door...
Sun 15 Jul 2012
at 01:42
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
How often are the FoRPoL Account updates made?
Shannara
 moderator, 3057 posts
Sun 15 Jul 2012
at 17:53
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
They're made, basically, whenever I get around to it.  Sorry that there's not a better answer but it's the truest one.  I try to do it around once a quartr, so we're probably due another one.  *sigh*

And updated.  Thanks for the reminder.

This message was last edited by the user at 18:04, Sun 15 July 2012.

Mad Mick
 member, 391 posts
 I'm so happy
 that the carbonite's gone
Tue 18 Dec 2012
at 08:43
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
Shannara, is it possible to donate in honor of someone?  Like donating $5 in honor of so-and-so GM(s)?  Or is that strictly prohibited?
Shannara
 moderator, 3161 posts
Tue 18 Dec 2012
at 11:16
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
You can do so, of course, but at best I will list your name or Anonymous (GM user name) in the donations list without other details.  I won't use donations to try to get around the site's prohibition on a public kudos list - and the only reason I will go the above route is that is what we did when some users donated to Unicef through RPoL to thank the lovely person who rescued our data when the host company mixed up servers during a move.

Hope that helps.
Mad Mick
 member, 392 posts
 I'm so happy
 that the carbonite's gone
Tue 18 Dec 2012
at 12:45
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
Somehow I thought you would say that, Shannara.  =)

Edit - but I think that's what I wanted to do anyway, if I'm not mistaken, right?  My name wouldn't show up - it would just say Anonymous - but if I wanted to donate in honor of, say, cruinne, it would say "Anonymous (cruinne)"?

This message was last edited by the user at 13:24, Tue 18 Dec 2012.

Shannara
 moderator, 3162 posts
Tue 18 Dec 2012
at 14:08
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
I try to be predictable. :)   Yep, that is what I mean, but if you decide to do so, make sure you put in the donation info that you want to be listed as anonymous.  Otherwise, I try to put some sort of identifying info on the list just so the donor will know that the donation was received.
quickj
 member, 8 posts
Sun 28 Sep 2014
at 14:39
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
I have been a member of RPOL for some time now and I'm always logged in. Recently I wanted to change my password but can NOT remember what my old one is. Is there an admin who might be able to reset for me or at least find out what my current password is?? Please RMAIL me with any answers. Thanks you!
leetbeef
 member, 27 posts
Sat 11 Oct 2014
at 00:45
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
I have a suggestion, I wonder what everyone else thinks.

What about a feature for the GM where he's able to set up what a players next roll will be (sorta a  advanced Fudge feature)?
gowkaiser96
 member, 4 posts
 Penetrate Section Z
 Destroy L Brain
Sat 11 Oct 2014
at 01:01
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
leetbeef:
I have a suggestion, I wonder what everyone else thinks.

What about a feature for the GM where he's able to set up what a players next roll will be (sorta a  advanced Fudge feature)?

You might as well tell your players not to bother rolling in the first place then, if you need to rig their rolls ahead of time.  Unless your goal is to make your desired fudging of player results more believable by removing the chance the might roll too well/too poorly for your liking.

That and if such a feature existed, how often would players trust their dice rolls anymore?  It's a big difference between saying "Oh, your roll of 18 totally missed/Roll of 3 totally Hit, we swear", and reaching across the virtual table, taking the dice out of their hands, and saying "Nope, mine."

EDIT: vvv

While you are correct, the opening post makes no mention of the Fundraising aspect at all.  I think some of the confusion is this thread can pop up on it's own on the sticky list (at least, it did for me it seems), which does not indicate the fact it's on the fundraiser board unless you already know FoRPOl means that.  Just a suggestions thread.  I know I had to double check that myself after the fact.

This message was last edited by the user at 03:23, Sat 11 Oct 2014.

cruinne
 moderator, 6555 posts
 what DO you do with
 a drunken sailor?
Sat 11 Oct 2014
at 02:54
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
Meanwhile ... if you want to make suggestions for RPoL, it's likely best to use the RPoL Development forum.  This forum is just about fundraising (and its run by people who don't code the site).

RPoL Dev: link to another game
Geese
 member, 2 posts
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 13:16
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was the wrong forum, at 13:39, Fri 15 Sept.