Latest topics
» WAR OF CHANGE
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:18 pm by Guest

» ONE-THOUSAND ARMS (A Naruto Roleplay)
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:54 pm by Guest

» 14th June: Building bridges of humanity
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:09 pm by Estefania Lopes d.Almeida

» 7th October: Charming play
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:36 pm by Estefania Lopes d.Almeida

» Recondite Reverie
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:22 pm by Guest

» Into the Wild
Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:23 am by Guest

» Dragons' Cove
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:21 pm by Guest

» Break the Darkness - Black Jewels Trilogy RPG (SMF, BJT RPG)
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:52 pm by Guest

» Board closing date
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:38 am by Sharpiefan

» All Together Now
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:35 am by Guest

Calendar
If there is a thread not linked from the Calendar, please let me know so I can add it. ~ Sharpie

May 1809
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31

June 1809
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 262728 29 30


July 1809
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1
2 345 6 7 8
91011 12 13 14 15
161718 19 20 21 22
232425 262728 29
3031
Staff

Admin: Sharpie
Mod: Allhands

Affiliates
Affiliate with us!
(See here for details)

Show the Colours



RPG-Directory ~

The London Life ~ Aeterna Roma

~ Steamhawke

Rise of an Empire ~

Edolon:A Tournament of Shadows ~

~ Rise of the Immortals


~ ~ ~
BTM affiliates ~ the HAUTE Ton
Credits
Total Drama Website's Jade Rook Award ~ 3 Years & Counting
Header banner, ad banner, Chattery banner and StC button were made by Keiju

Forum icons were made by Sharpiefan, Keiju and sans nom, using base pics from Sharpe, Hornblower and Master & Commander and photos provided by Kinsella

Canon characters belong to their respective authors; original characters belong to their players.

We make no profit from this site.

Protected by Copyscape Unique Content Checker

numbering threads?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

numbering threads?

Post  sans nom on Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:54 pm

Question from a newbie not used to these games and their ways - would it be useful to number new threads as they pop up in a story, almost like numbering chapters, in case a person wanted to read them chronologically? (For instance, I haven't read ANYTHING in the "By Sea" section yet, so I guess I'll just start with the oldest. But threads don't always end up in exact chronological order - or do they? And maybe some of the threads will be unrelated to the rest of the story(ies) going on, and wouldn't be numbered?

Like making up some titles - 1 Leaving Port, 2 Sailing, 2a Meanwhile on the French Ship, 3 The French attack! etc., where threads 2 and 2a might be taking place at the same time, and then they join up in thread 3.

But like I said, I'm quite a newbie, so this is probably a common element in RPG that everyone's already used to dealing with.

Meanwhile, I'll just start reading the oldest threads and work my way up. Since this forum is still rather new, it shouldn't take me too long. Wink

And by the way, thank you all for being so welcoming and fun!
avatar
sans nom
Captain

Species : sans pareil
Number of posts : 3766
Location : sans lieu
Member since : 2008-07-13

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: numbering threads?

Post  Guest on Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:30 am

I've seriously never thought of numbering threads!! But it would be a good idea I think, as things get more expansive/complicated...

As for the 'By Sea' threads... nothing funky chronologically there. ^^ That I'm aware of.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: numbering threads?

Post  Richard Sharpe on Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:37 am

What about dating them? Deciding this thread takes place - or starts, if it turns into a longer one - on a particular date? Then it should be easy to figure out which order they go in, especially if the date is in the topic title.

_________________
Character played by Sharpiefan. Icon by drbillbongo on LJ


O'er the hills and o'er the main
Through Flanders, Portugal and Spain
avatar
Richard Sharpe
Captain

Species : 95th Rifles; Lieutenant
Number of posts : 2686
Location : First on the field and the last off it!
Member since : 2008-05-14

View user profile http://showthecolours.forumakers.com/characters-f4/lieutenant-ri

Back to top Go down

Re: numbering threads?

Post  Saint-Laurent on Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:00 am

Hmm, that's an idea... I wish there was something in the game like a clock of its own, or... one of those clock faces with the sun and moon rotating. Very Happy I THINK it's dawn on the road to Lisbon, but maybe it's still the middle of the night. *looks at the sky* Yeah, I'd say we've been fighting and napping for about... 4 hours. Or maybe 5. Or 1. Hard to say with all these clouds.

But then, of course someone would have to choose a date. Or call it "Day 1"? (11 Thermidor?) Some stuff doesn't necessarily need a date - like Stephen's meeting with Wellington, it doesn't really matter exactly when it happened, just that it happened before the other stuff.

But I dunno, I feel like my head hurts, reading about all these characters in pain. Why are we all in so much PAIN? It might get brain-hurty to think of dates... not that I'll be starting any new threads for a while, anyway. I'll leave that to other people.

_________________
quelquefois sans nom
avatar
Saint-Laurent
Ship's Cook

Species : Retired Account
Number of posts : 144
Member since : 2008-07-16

View user profile http://showthecolours.forumakers.com/characters-f4/lucien-saint-

Back to top Go down

Re: numbering threads?

Post  Richard Sharpe on Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:03 am

We're soldiers. It's war time. And soldiers fight, which means sometimes they get hurt.

Maybe the next thread we should start putting dates in. Dunno about times, though...

_________________
Character played by Sharpiefan. Icon by drbillbongo on LJ


O'er the hills and o'er the main
Through Flanders, Portugal and Spain
avatar
Richard Sharpe
Captain

Species : 95th Rifles; Lieutenant
Number of posts : 2686
Location : First on the field and the last off it!
Member since : 2008-05-14

View user profile http://showthecolours.forumakers.com/characters-f4/lieutenant-ri

Back to top Go down

Re: numbering threads?

Post  Guest on Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:05 am

It's daylight. Stephen took the ball out of Corbeille's back, and he wouldn't do that in the dark. That was why I could see Calderon. He should take off those dark glasses.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: numbering threads?

Post  Saint-Laurent on Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:06 am

*rubs eyes*

*is perhaps suffering malade de sevigny*

_________________
quelquefois sans nom
avatar
Saint-Laurent
Ship's Cook

Species : Retired Account
Number of posts : 144
Member since : 2008-07-16

View user profile http://showthecolours.forumakers.com/characters-f4/lucien-saint-

Back to top Go down

Re: numbering threads?

Post  Saint-Laurent on Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:08 am

Richard Sharpe wrote:We're soldiers. It's war time. And soldiers fight, which means sometimes they get hurt.

Nobody told ME that! Crying or Very sad

Meh, times aren't such a big deal. That is, unless the doctor wants to stab my eyes out with a spork spoon and needs to wait for daylight.

_________________
quelquefois sans nom
avatar
Saint-Laurent
Ship's Cook

Species : Retired Account
Number of posts : 144
Member since : 2008-07-16

View user profile http://showthecolours.forumakers.com/characters-f4/lucien-saint-

Back to top Go down

Re: numbering threads?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum