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This folder is for general information and any questions that may arise for this section of MysteryNet.

If you have an idea for a mystery Party and would like to host please email me the rough outline and/or any information you have. I will contact any and all who send ideas.

Please no chit chat!!

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Chrebet - 07:01pm Nov 9, 2004 PST(#66 of 279)
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. - Charles Schultz

Thanks for reminding me Sassi I wanted to post about the "rules"

Although I haven't played as long as a lot of people I remember when I started if people crossed lines like the "mp superpowers" of over hearing, seeing everything or always being in the right place at the right time or posting about a character that wasn't around was normally addressed. Either the host, fellow player or Scarlet would comment to the player and everything was fine. I know I was spoken to and I learned not to do it again.

It seems those rules aren't consistently enforced now. When I host I know I talk to players when rules are broken.

I really think the rules need to be enforced on a consistent basis. I think it will only help the MPs.

rubyj - 07:32pm Nov 9, 2004 PST(#67 of 279)
I confess...started using wrinkle cream and dyed my my face is darker and my hair is wrinkled...whassup with that?

Wow...lot of posting in here, and some good suggestions/comments. The time zone thing can be a problem, and I can remember at times being one of the "Lone Posters" which can be quite frustrating. Also would sometimes be a motivational poster...trying to reel lurkers into the MP.

Assisting with hosting is good, a way of mentoring and encouraging others to share their talents. But it is totally frustrating to watch an MP crawl to nearly a stop. Personally, I started writing an MP years ago...but the doggone clue writing stopped me. I've assisted with developing bios, locations and scenes...and that was indeed fun. And I am available to help others with this.

One more thing, it is exasperating to get really involved and then not be able to participate in the finale...yes, it happens. I'm mainly a night poster and cannot post during work hours. So that's why I usually go for the minor roles.

We tried to have "mini" MP's, shorter ones...because the longer ones can be exhausting. These are more guided by the hosts, with less clues.

And just one more thing...(((((Scarlet)))))

Jinx - 07:41pm Nov 9, 2004 PST(#68 of 279)
All you need is a chip and a chair. Shuffle up and deal!

fran, i think it is possible to get this area off the ground again. the teasers section, post-and-vote and post-and-solves have their guidelines and "helpers" to keep the games going or jump in when things get slow.

why not the same for the mps? scarlet does a great job in this area but it is a lot of work as you have stated earlier. also why not have our own "helper" apart from scarlet? once in a while a potential host or two will post in this area asking help from others to bounce an mp idea or to help write out bios, clues, settings etc. i don't know if lately anyone who has asked for help have been offered the help but with helpers anyone would be guaranteed a write back of some sort for knowing that they have been heard. i know when i feel i have the time i will email the person...sometimes i get asked to help and other times i'm ignored. apart from scarlet we could have a couple of other volunteers to help with this process but in the end it would be up to that host to determine if they would like that helper to be a co-host as well or to at least ask in case that helper doesn't have the time or the inclination to host. some people just like to write clues, others like to write bios and others don't mind filling in for the day to do hostly duties until the "real" host comes in to take over.

rubyj - 07:44pm Nov 9, 2004 PST(#69 of 279)
I confess...started using wrinkle cream and dyed my my face is darker and my hair is wrinkled...whassup with that?

The last I can remember who asked for help was Audrey...and Kirsten and I did offer help. I think r/l caught up with her...

Jeandiata - 08:44pm Nov 9, 2004 PST(#70 of 279)
It's time to try defying gravity

It seems that I almost always wind up playing alone - I think I made it all the through the Olympics without finding my family...LOL But I always had a great time doing it - it really stretched my creativity. I think posting alone has almost as many benefits as actually posting with people.

My pet peeve is having to spend up to 4 hours reading posts that are nothing but icky smoochy or boring. That leaves very little time to actually participate.

There was one I played in where a dead body was found and yet no one seemed to care about the murder. They just kept on flirting and trying to hook up - rather than look for the killer. I guess what I'm trying to say is that sometimes the mp's, like my post, lack focus. It just becomes a free for all RPG....and then a flurry of activity on the last day to get "secret" info out and then the finale happens.

I'm more interested in solving the mystery & the clues than in the role playing. I want to be my character and interact with others, but only as they pertain to the storyline and solving the mystery. The ones that I've most enjoyed - didn't have the most number of posts but had the most focus and the most well thought out and creative subplots.

I'm also working on an MP but keep getting stuck...*sigh*

Just my 2 cents

*polishing up my Whammies and showing them off* to give me some credibility to my post....:oř

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