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Let's Play Rules, Claims and Archive ver. 5.0 - Read Before Posting!

Falselogic

Techno-Threadcromancer
(they/them)
Welcome to to Talking Time's Let's Play Subforum! We've been doing this for a while, and there are a few rules we've found make things easier to manage for everyone.

Claiming: To claim a game simply make a post in this thread saying you will be playing the game. Once you have made your claim, you may begin your Let's Play (LP). After you have created a thread, you must PM the Let's Play Manager, that's me! (Falselogic) with a link to your LP in the body of the PM. You may not claim a game that is currently being LPed. Once the current LP of the game you would like to do is finished, and if you feel you have something to add, you may, using the claim process described above, LP that game. Your claim does not reserve the game for you. If someone else wishes to LP that game and they post a claim and start a thread before you do, you are out of luck. Forum users are encouraged to only make claims for games which they plan on LPing immediately.

Playing: No two threads of the same game active at the same time. No brutally violent and/or pornographic games. What constitutes a brutally violent and/or pornographic game is wholly up to the discretion of the LP manager.

Updating: Update speed is at your personal discretion, however active LPs that aren't updated for two months will be moved to the On Hiatus list, and those that don't update in six month will be declared Abandoned.

Adoption: Prospective LPers are allowed to approach a LPer about taking over an On Hiatus thread, though at that point it's still the decision of the On Hiatus LPer to hold onto his claim or go ahead with switching over. Abandoned threads may be adopted at any time. It is still nice to ask, though. PM The LP Manager (Falselogic) and let them know you are taking over an Abandoned LP (provide the link). If you are not continuing the LP in the original thread you must PM a link to the new thread to the LP Moderator.

Format - LP's follow the same rules regardless of the format used, screenshot, video, hybrid, text, or other. Each game will have its own thread.

Megathreads – There are two dedicated LP megathreads. One for screenshot LPs and one for video LPs. Generally, these threads are reserved for games or parts of games, that can be completed in very few posts or for games the LPer feels do not require their own thread. The do not have a queue or sign up. If you wish to post an LP in either thread please make sure that the previous LPer is finished. If you wish to make a Megathread for a franchise you are playing through or a collection of similarly related games the process is the same for normal LPs (see Claiming above.)

NOTE: A megathread dedicated to, for example, the NES Castlevanias, does not prevent others forum users from doing their own concurrent LP of the various NES Castlevanias.

Unauthorized threads: Threads for which the Manager does not have a PM will be locked. They will be unlocked once a PM has been sent. LPers who continually fail to send a PM will not be permitted to create LPs.

Finally, exceptions can be made to the rules, depending on the situation. However exceptions will be given or denied on request only (meaning PM the LP Manager. Don't assume exceptions will be given based on past events.) No exception should be taken as a modification to the rules unless stated otherwise.

If you have any questions regarding the technical aspects of LPing (such as recording video LPs, running emulators, etc.), please direct them to the technical thread.

Have a question not answered here? Shoot the LP Manager a PM or post your question here and they will try and get back to you as soon as possible.

Please Note: The entire TT LP Archive is not available at this time.
 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
So is there still an image limit for a single post in an LP or does that rule no longer apply?
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
The sky's the limit. You may still want to have mercy on readers' browsers.
 

Falselogic

Techno-Threadcromancer
(they/them)
Yeah. I still think some limit might be a good idea? Same with picture size. I don't want to impose anything arbitrarily. What does everyone else think?
 

TyrMcDohl

The Goofiest Hrothgar
(He/him)
Honestly, I was okay working with a gentle 15 images per post. I could wiggle up or down a couple of images, because I might need the wiggle room to not break up the flow of a scene.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
It's really going to depend on the LP. Each image in FFXIV is going to be a lot more demanding than an image from Secret of the Stars.
 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
I hate hate hate the image limits. Such a frustrating limitation to work around. If we decide to impose an arbitrary limit, I'll be bummed. And yeah, as mentioned, my images aren't exactly badwidth hogs.
 

TyrMcDohl

The Goofiest Hrothgar
(He/him)
I absolutely don't mind going forward with my self-imposed restrictions, for the record. Page 2 of the FF14 thread is a nightmare.

Maybe this is an unsubtle beg for people to post in the thread so I can feel like more than 5 people are reading it
 

Falselogic

Techno-Threadcromancer
(they/them)
I'll probably keep the 25 image limit for myself just because I've found that allows for easy story breaks.
 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
See, I feel just the opposite: I love using posts as act breaks, but the image limits would sometimes make it so those would line up really awkwardly. Now I can just post images until something reaches a natural break point! The future is now!
 

Falselogic

Techno-Threadcromancer
(they/them)
See, I feel just the opposite: I love using posts as act breaks, but the image limits would sometimes make it so those would line up really awkwardly. Now I can just post images until something reaches a natural break point! The future is now!
I guess I'll have to do an LP without the limits to see how that goes!
 

MCBanjoMike

Infamous third lava dolphin
(He/him)
Personally, I'm tempted to keep the current limit of "no limit", even though it makes the LP subforum a disaster for anyone using cell data. Most of my XCOM 2 posts were around 50 images and it would have been super annoying to have to split one into two posts because that day I needed 56 instead of 48.
 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
...The old limit was 50? When did that happen? Fuuuck.

I need to go lie down.
 

Ixo

"This is not my beautiful forum!" - David Byrne
(Hi Guy)
I did this all backwards, but my LP of Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Heads or Tails of It is running again. So...claim'd?

After a couple of years and several manual re-reads, I finally figured out the Infocom text parser!
 

gogglebob

The Goggles Do Nothing
(he/him)
I am begging you (someone?) not to add an image limit to the LPs/forums. Having to divvy up the old LPs into continual "continued next post" segments literally made me not want to do a Let's Play ever again, and I was distinctly waiting for the new forums to see if there was a change in this policy. A significant reason I stalled for months on the WA2 LP was because I was done with the "next post", I had written a rough draft of the next one, and I just couldn't bring myself to find the energy to properly divide it.

.... I know it sounds hyperbolic, but that's at least my place on it. I will give people super big warnings about "this LP is bad for bandwidth" if that is a thing for people. I'll even give the warning in bold. I promise!
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
I'm pretty sure at this point that we won't have an image limit -- in fact, I don't think we've even investigated whether the new software supports one -- although I'd still recommend keeping it below 100 images in a single post.
 

McClain

Bad at lurking
(He/Him/His)
If I wanted to make a new thread for Let's Racing Time, would the LP subforum still be the appropriate place? That's where it was before.
 

MCBanjoMike

Infamous third lava dolphin
(He/him)
Oh man, I think I managed to get the final completed LP on the old forum and the first completed LP on the new forum!
 

Falselogic

Techno-Threadcromancer
(they/them)
If I wanted to make a new thread for Let's Racing Time, would the LP subforum still be the appropriate place? That's where it was before.
I think so? Though I also don't think it would hurt to be in just the games subforum either.
 

MetManMas

DNM-123
(He, him)
I think that if people do want to post a mountain of images in one post, using the spoiler (pop) tags to minimize scrolling for those that want to get to the next part of the LP would be common courtesy.

It's basically what I did when I wanted to share a huge Animal Crossing photo dump on the old boards. And with the Spider-Man stuff.
 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
I think that if people do want to post a mountain of images in one post, using the spoiler (pop) tags to minimize scrolling for those that want to get to the next part of the LP would be common courtesy.
That... sounds miserable. I wouldn't want to format my LPs that way, or read LPs that are formatted that way. Besides which, I think the images get loaded under the hood anyway, so it doesn't even reduce the volume of data being loaded, which I think is the concern?
 

MetManMas

DNM-123
(He, him)
That... sounds miserable. I wouldn't want to format my LPs that way, or read LPs that are formatted that way. Besides which, I think the images get loaded under the hood anyway, so it doesn't even reduce the volume of data being loaded, which I think is the concern?
I realize that the volume of data is another can of worms, but I still think that using spoiler tags to reduce the amount of scrolling in a screenshot LP would be worthwhile thing to consider for anyone that wants to do it.

Like, I tried seeing the new posts in the XCOM 2 thread on our new forum but it's an absolute nightmare to scroll through. It's one big insurmountable vertical wall.
 

BEAT

LOUDSKULL
(DUDE/BRO)
I'm gonna do some MEGA INDULGENT Shit with the text from my old Star Fox Command LP. IDGAF.
 

Vidfamne

BB (10) > 3^^^3
I realize that the volume of data is another can of worms, but I still think that using spoiler tags to reduce the amount of scrolling in a screenshot LP would be worthwhile thing to consider for anyone that wants to do it.

Like, I tried seeing the new posts in the XCOM 2 thread on our new forum but it's an absolute nightmare to scroll through. It's one big insurmountable vertical wall.
I agree with JBear, this sounds like a cure far worse than the illness and I would never read an LP where I had to click on every single image for whatever reason.

The right thing to do is to keep an index with links to every update in the OP, or title every update as "Update" (or some other word you wouldn't use otherwise; uppercase already helps a lot) such that ctrl+f gets you there with no scrolling.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
I don't think JBear is suggesting a spoilerpop per image. I think he's suggesting a spoilerpop per update.
 
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