Important Update Regarding Activity Dec 13, 2020 9:37:12 GMT
Post by Sammiie on Dec 13, 2020 9:37:12 GMT
Update Regarding Activity
As you're all probably aware, over the span of the last few months, Infidelis has slowed down significantly. With everything going on in real life, we believe that it's natural that roleplaying would take a huge hit. There's so much going on right now in the world, not to mention people’s personal lives, that can make writing seem like the last thing on your mind. We'd like to first thank those that have stayed with Infidelis even in these unprecedented times and continued to fill our beloved boards with their wonderful characters and written stories.
We'd like to stress that we are not closing Infidelis. Infidelis has been alive and kicking since 2017, and we consider it our baby. And we want, more than anything, to continue being a place where people can roleplay out their characters, and to keep on having the strong, welcoming member base that we've grown to love over the years. However, keeping a site alive and breathing isn't just strictly up to the staff - we need your help too!
During this slow period, we encourage and implore you guys to continue what you all do best - posting, threading, and plotting! Help us help you by writing open threads, reaching out to a member that you perhaps didn’t yet thread with, plotting with new people, and encouraging threads and plotting with new members. We really need them to stick around!
With the swift and sudden dip in activity, we're assuming it’s likely due to the current going-ons in the world alongside the holidays. Double whammy. Given that, we put our heads together to decide the best course of action to take for Infidelis, for both the site and its members, and the best result we came up with is a soft hiatus until February 2021. We use the word 'soft' because Infidelis will still be 'open'. New members will still be allowed, and encouraged, to join. Members are still encouraged to post, thread, and plot like normal. However, there will be a few core procedures that will pause during this period, which include:
- No activity checks
- No automatic thread archival
- No contests nor 'sitewide plot' things will be initiated
- The In-Character Month will not change
- No monthly Spotlights, Top Posters, or Topsite Voting Champs will be awarded
- No new Canine Chronicles will be released
We hope that this will give a breather to members who are struggling with IRL and help us gauge how much interest our community still has for our site.
Even though we plan on putting the site into a momentary, soft hiatus, we still greatly encourage roleplaying. We, the staff, will still, of course, be around to continue to monitor the site, perform any updates needed, accept applications, answer questions - and more importantly, socialize and connect with you all, be it on IF itself or on Discord. In fact, we'll be using this down time to plan out some more things for IF's future, such as contests, plots, the gangs themselves, etc etc. And so, with that being said, we'd like to reiterate that we are not closing Infidelis. Please continue to be the great members you are and help us keep IF afloat and active during these hard times!