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Mini Announcements

Post by Meraki » Tue May 22, 2018 10:00 pm

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      AS is constantly changing and updating with new things to improve the overall function of the site. That being said, not all changes warrant their own huge announcement, so this is a collective thread for all smaller announcements to better inform members as well as give a singular area to check back to. Another area you can refer to for updates similar to these is the Afflatus but visiting either thread works, so it is your responsibility to keep up with these changes. If you have any further questions, please contact any number of the staff we have around!

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Literacy Announcement

Post by Snow » Tue May 22, 2018 10:30 pm

  • Hello Scribes!

    Now that summer break is approaching and we've got more time to dedicate to our writing, the staff figured it was time for a refresher of Advanced Scribes literacy requirements. A clarification of the rules was posted in the Announcements of the May issue of the Afflatus but it might've been missed in the hustle and bustle of busy schedules.

    The literacy standard on Advanced Scribes is a preferred average of 300-400+ words per character. Exceptions to the rule can be made in cases where 3 or more characters are being used in a post, as that is an adequate amount of writing at that point. Roleplay Moderators are also willing to allow some breathing room of 200-300 words per character for instances of writer's block when you're really struggling to write. However, it should be known that if posts begin to consistently fall between 200-300 words per character, you may be contacted by a Roleplay Moderator in an attempt to help you get your word count back up. The majority of your posts per page should be well within the average word count. Anything below 200 words per character is considered illiterate.

    Another important aspect of literacy on Advanced Scribes is the utilization of the thread symbols when creating a thread. The symbol system can be found in the Site Rules and must be present and accurate in order for the thread to be checked off.

    These standards will be enforced across all roleplaying boards on Advanced Scribes, including the Explicit Board, and must be followed consistently in order to receive a check mark for literacy from a Roleplay Moderator.

    As always, if you're having difficulties reaching the required post length, the staff is always willing to help! Reach out to an Attendant or Roleplay Moderator and they'll gladly offer any tips and advice.

    Thanks and happy writing,
    AS Staff

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Group Roleplay Winners

Post by Meraki » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:08 am

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    • Hey Scribes! As June approaches, as well as the 1oo Days of Summer competition, we figured it was high time to tally together the points from our group contest and announce the winners. We'd like to thank all those that participated in our beta run of the competition as the results help us to work on new and exciting events in the future. With that out of the way we'd like to present the house points"

      In first place we have Vipera with 500 points.
      In second place, Sagacitas with 450.
      In third place, Amaranthine with 400.
      And in fourth place, Halcyon with 350.

      A second round of thanks to those who participated and we hope to see members in the upcoming summer competition.

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Spring Prompt Point Total

Post by Meraki » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:47 pm

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    • Hello Scribes! Just as the Group Roleplay Competition has ended, we have totaled the points earned for the Spring Prompts as well! Thanks to all of you who participated in this event as many of you pulled in quite a lot for your houses and it was all a lot of fun. Without further ado, the point ranking goes as follows and will be updated on your house common room page soon:

      In first place we have Sagacitas with 970 points.
      In second place, Halcyon with 720.
      In third place, Vipera with 560.
      And in fourth place, Amaranthine with 250.

      A second round of thanks to those who participated in the prompts for spring and we hope to see more participation in the running summer competition.

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1oo Days of Summer

Post by Meraki » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:05 pm

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      Hello fellow Scribes! The 1oo Days of Summer subforum/competition begins today! For those wishing to compete you can find the area here. Please be sure to read the stickied topic which details rules and point distributions. The contest ends on the 8th of September with the closing of all applications on the 9th.
      Get among it team and we look forward to seeing what you produce. May the best team win!

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General Updates

Post by Meraki » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:02 am

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      Hey Scribes. After quite a few hours of unexpected downtime the staff has come together to push a few general updates so everyone is on the same page! For a few hours the site had been down due to an issue with how our current search is set up, but it is currently being resolved to make sure it doesn't happen again. That being said, we had quite a few people clueless and unsure of where to go so we encourage you all to go follow the official AS Twitter and Tumblr pages for updates that could be posted in situations such as these. It is a great way for us all to communicate whenever the site is down and shall be more active in terms of games and fun sneak peeks as well as writing inspiration. In light of all of this we have also decided to add on another day at the very end of the 100 Days of Summer competition for catch up if its ever needed to those who may have been affected by the downtime. Prompts otherwise will be continuing normally and will also be updated daily on the AS Twitter.
      Thank you all for your patience and if you have any questions please feel free to message any one of the staff!

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Search Problems

Post by Meraki » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:11 pm

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      Hello Scribes. As some of you may have noticed, we have been having issues with the search around AS and the updating of posts in a user's posting area as well as in the 'my posts' section. This update is to just let you guys know that we are aware of the issue and it has been in the process of being fixed ever since the site went down. This is an ongoing issue and though there isn't a specific time set on when it will be fixed, do know it is an issue we have been working very hard to fix, it's just not quite as simple as most bugs as it resonates within AS' source. This means our lovely staff are incapable of fixing it on our side of the site, but we do have someone who has been working with the site for a very long time looking into it. All we ask is you be patient with us while we tackle it all and get your posts updating again. Thank you!

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Staff Promotion

Post by rakuen » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:50 am

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      Hello Scribes. As many of you know we have been searching for new overseers to join our team. It was a pretty easy decision for us to make when our former Attendant Meraki came forth. He has been an ideal member to our team with a positive attitude and constantly contributing to the site above and beyond what was expected of him. Meraki has worked with overseer related tasks before but now we are making it official by promoting him to the role. Please direct any site functioning issues and queries to him and we hope you will all welcome him in his new role on the Advanced Scribes team!

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New Introduction Board

Post by caim » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:57 am

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      Hello Scribes. As of this evening, a new Introduction Board has been created in hopes of preventing spam accounts from disturbing our lovely site. The original post that guides newly registered members is located here. New members will be required to create a thread and then give a small 'introduction' on themselves in it. Like is mentioned in the post explaining how to go about giving an introduction, they'll be required to also post in another individual's thread. With all of this set in motion, we should see the disappearance of any spam on our public boards! Thank you to anyone adjusting to the change and feel free to message a staff member if you have any questions.

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