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Mar
19th
2014

Site Post » Role Playing · 2:13am Mar 19th, 2014

In light of various performance issues with the site, I've been looking at the sort of thing that's been causing it and by looking through slow queries I've discovered that the vast majority of the issues are caused by maybe 10 users, all of which is role playing.

Consequently, I am banning role playing from the site in all locations. User pages, blog posts, groups, consider it banned everywhere now. It does not contribute to the site in any way other that destroying the servers. To give you an idea just how ridiculous this has gotten, this is something I found on my hunt.

Yeah.

Roleplaying groups have a day before we start moving around to delete these groups. If you want to roleplay, please take it to your own chat instead.

Thank you.

edit: I'm not going to delete the groups anymore, just clean up problematic threads.

Staff note: Not deleting the groups does not mean that RP groups are acceptable. Previous groups were allowed to remain for archival purposes, but for all intents and purposes, roleplaying is not allowed on Fimfiction. Please try to conduct any attempts at RP on sites that are better suited for handling it.

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Meeester
Moderator
Meeester #1 · Mar 19th, 2014 · · 6 ·

The day RP broke the site.

Aw, what?

Well, I guess if it's for the betterment of Fimfic...
fiiiiiine...

Thank god, forum-type RP is annoying and often stupid anyways.

Thaums #4 · Mar 19th, 2014 · · 12 ·

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAH

If you need to roleplay, please, take it to a chat system or a forum (one not hosted on Fimfiction).

holy hell, that number is huge....

ReFro #7 · Mar 19th, 2014 · · 5 ·

But Knightly-chaaaannnn~~~

1936607
hahahahahah yes hahaha yes

LOVE YOU MEEESTER!

Holy shit... Ten users? Is that all?

God in heaven, no wonder I thought it was 'bad'. It was. For the site.:rainbowwild:

How badly does that actually affect the site? Just wondering.

Holy mother of Celestia, ten users did that?!

*whistles softly* Almost 70 thousand comments/posts. That is nutty. I never knew there was roleplaying on the forums, but I guess I should have known. Good that it has been brought to light as a data hogging unnecessary problem.

THIS IS LIKE THE LIBERATION OF FRANCE, BUT INSTEAD OF NAZIS GETTING KICKED OUT IT'S RETARDS!

TACO Edit: Now 100% more politically incorrect!

Normal #14 · Mar 19th, 2014 · · 5 ·

I'll be sad to see those somewhat stories leave us, even if they may be a hinderance.

1936607
What's next? King of the Hill?
With my luck...yes.

Eh. I'll try to live without Role-Playing...

All of the issues was 'cause of stupid ass roleplaying?!

Meh. There are WAY better sites to RP on than FIMfic. The user interface is meant for comments and brief conversation, not full-on roleplay. I can't understand how they put up with it. Though, I've yet to find a decently populated pony-only RP site that I like. Anyone have any suggestions?

F4D3 #18 · Mar 19th, 2014 · · 33 ·

Whelp, time to start packing my bags and moving somewhere else

That would explain why 502fiction.net's made a comeback. My jim jams are unaffected by this admin decision.

Time to follow the Shitstorm Evacuation Route away from the coast before the storm makes landfall, breaches the levees, and Poultron fails to competently run the Fimfiction Emergency Management Agency in the aftermath while thousands die.

593322 #20 · Mar 19th, 2014 · · 4 ·

While I personally dislike RPing, It can't possibly be so bad tha-

67,135

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Yeah, goodbye Rp. Stop hogging the data and slowing the system!

That's an unhealthy amount of roleplaying time.:rainbowderp:

Meeester
Moderator

I found a RP thread with 100,196 comments.
i.gyazo.com/de357d5255731ef06887b864d5f781b8.png

I like RPs but I don't do them here, it's not the site for that! :applejackunsure:

Well... that's a shame, but entirely understandable. I support forum roleplaying, had a lot of fun with it in the past, but this... well, it isn't a forum. So, no complaints-- they can make a forum if they really want to RP. It's not terribly difficult to set one up these days, and I think it can be done for free oftentimes.

Warwolf #26 · Mar 19th, 2014 · · 26 ·

1936622

This post is inappropriate on multiple levels and I request you delete it out of respect for good taste if not common courtesy.

As far as the roleplay thing itself goes....I honestly didn't even know there were any roleplay groups here. But I somehow have a very difficult time believing a mere ten users caused this. Though in any case, it doesn't have any direct impact on me, so I guess I really have little to nothing to complain about. *shrug* I do feel bad for these guys though.

1936644 I'd rather not.

Welp maybe they can get a fucking chat room.

1936644
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

I like RPing, but yeahhhh, this isn't exactly the place for it. I agree with taking it to a site meant for it or a chat service.

This is me every time I can not get on this web site

knighty
Site Owner

1936619 One of the users involved had 1% of the total notifications on the site, and their database queries would repeatedly lock up the whole site.

jk jus bein' silly, I'm actually totally okay with this decision if it improves site performance

EDIT: Yes, that is in fact Terry Crews there, and yes, it makes this scene even more awesome

If you want to roleplay, please take it to your own chat instead.

Does this include FIMfic PMs? I know you said "everywhere" but I just wanted to make sure you meant "EVERYWHERE."

Yikes. :twilightoops:

Wow, bronies persecuting each other. Never though I'd see the day.

Holy crap that is ridiculous. Nice job breaking the site, RPers. :ajbemused:

1936638 So, would I be able to have a group that advertises a roleplay being run on another website if it had no actual roleplay going on inside it?

...And nothing of value was lost.

1936668
Oh man, less than 50 comments in and we got our first "persecution" comment! Woohoo!

1936668
You've been on this site for 110 weeks, how have you NOT seen it?

1936628

TO FORUMMOTION

WE MAKE OUR OWN SITE

WITH BLACKJACK AND HOOKA

I can't help but express my most sincere disapproval of this. :rainbowkiss:

Here, I shall leave all of my angry purple horses as a demonstration.

:twilightangry2::twilightangry2::twilightangry2::twilightangry2::twilightangry2::twilightangry2::twilightangry2:

This is why most RP groups on the site usually use chatrooms off-site. Or a forum made for the purpose. Or just use the group forums as a kind of meeting grounds to arrange games and stuff.

Comment posted by TwilightPoopSparkle deleted Mar 19th, 2014
Warwolf #47 · Mar 19th, 2014 · · 34 ·

1936648

And I'd rather you not make references to people as 'retards' as this is in exceedingly bad taste and is offensive in general to anyone who is or who knows people with mental handicaps. I happen to know people who do have mental disabilities and would prefer NOT to have to see that word on my screen in reference to people just because you don't like them, regardless of how you feel about whether or not the term fits. It is offensive. Please delete it or change it to something else.

1936679 Yeah, I think being compared to Nazis and called retards counts as persecution somewhere. Isn't that what we have moderators for? Half of these comments are about the actual issues, but the other half is non-RPers making fun of RPers.
1936680 I've seen it, but given how much RP goes on, never on this scale.

Don't they know Gdocs is the better choice? Hell, I bet those casuals don't even have a D20 dice roller. :ajbemused:

1936656

I have no idea what I'm even looking at there, dude. :rainbowhuh:

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