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milliways_mods ([personal profile] milliways_mods) wrote in [community profile] ways_back_room2015-08-05 01:55 pm
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The Great Milli-Census 2015

Phase One of the Census is now complete!
Thank you so much for your participation and patience.

We're now moving onto Phase Two, in which we'll tackle actually building the Cast List as well as straightening up the overall Community Member List. 

 I filled out the Census! Why can't I see my entry on the Cast List?

First off, thank you so much for participation in the Census! 
Secondly, there's a really good reason why your information doesn't yet appear on the Cast List: because we haven't put it there yet. All entries on the Cast List are hand-keyed directly into the html table itself, and transcription takes time. 

At the moment the current plan is to have the Cast List populated with all the collected information by September 1st.

I didn't fill out the Census, and now for some reason I've lost the ability to post to the Comm. What gives?

The only characters allowed to play in Milliways are characters who are on our Cast List...which at the moment consists of the Cast List and the Census data collected during July. So I've gone through and removed posting access for anyone who isn't on either list.

Reinstatement is easy, respond to this post with your Character Name (journal name), and I'll add them back. You will then have until September 1st, 2015 to fill out the newly Re-opened Census form.

Failure to fill out the form will result in your character being dropped from the game entirely, meaning you'll have to re-apply to the game to play, and will have to wait until the next open App Cycle to do so. 

Extenuating Circumstances will be taken into consideration.

I did fill out the Census, and now for some reason I've lost the ability to post to the Comm. What's up with that?! totally a keying error on our part, and we'll fix it in a jiff. Just add your Character Name (journal name) to the thread down below...and um...sorry about that.

I requested a Retirement for a character of mine during the Census, and just got this weird email asking that I confirm that selection. What's up with that?

It was brought to our attention that keying errors were made during submission, so we're just doing some pre-transcription QA. Just respond to the email as instructed before September 1st, 2015 and you'll be good.

I requested a Retirement for a character of mine, but...wait, what's this about a weird email? I didn't get one of those.

That would be a keying error on MY part. Shoot an email to the milliways.apps [at] gmail address confirming your selection, and we'll go from there.

If you're unsure whether you should be choosing Retirement or Deletion for a character you no longer wish to play, choose Deletion.
The only difference between the two is Retirement means no one else can play that character, where as Deletion means that only your Milli-Canon/Milli-History version of that character is out of the playable character pool. 

I have some other question regarding what's going on!

Leave that question in the comments, and we'll do our very level best to answer it!

skygiants: Princess Tutu, facing darkness with a green light in the distance (Default)

Re: Character Posting Reinstatements Go Here!

[personal profile] skygiants 2015-08-05 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)

Characters I would like to have reinstated:

Grantaire, [personal profile] the_obverse
Jamie Hamilton, [personal profile] walksthebounds
Duck, [personal profile] reallyaduck
Mary Lennox, [personal profile] mistressmaryquitecontrary
Dave Martyniuk, [personal profile] oftheaxe

bbq_platypus: (Garyn)

[personal profile] bbq_platypus 2015-08-06 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
I, too, am a sailor on the runny brown seas of fail.

Cassie and Raiden are already on the cast list, so please reinstate these guys:

Garyn Balvadares, the Nerevarine ([personal profile] moonandstar)
Sheogorath ([personal profile] sithis_shaped)

There are also some older characters that I may or may not be dropping. Can I include them later if I change my mind?
Edited 2015-08-06 05:50 (UTC)
thunderbasedgod: (Default)

[personal profile] thunderbasedgod 2015-08-08 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
Raiden doesn't have posting access, even though I apped him last month and he's on the cast list. I'm guessing this is a mistake?
rowanberries: (Havelock is a creepy bastard)

Re: Character Posting Reinstatements Go Here!

[personal profile] rowanberries 2015-08-10 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)
... Havelock Vetinari, [personal profile] oneman_onevote OH GOD HARTH, JACK, SHELLEY, EVERYBODY, I'm so sorry, but there has to be a line. Ahem.
Edited 2015-08-10 22:04 (UTC)
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Re: Character Posting Reinstatements Go Here!

[personal profile] rowanberries 2015-08-11 06:47 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, sorry, that was unclear - I'm only hanging onto Havelock, not the rest.
vance_prime: (Default)

[personal profile] vance_prime 2015-08-05 06:41 pm (UTC)(link)
The Cast List and Contact List links on the comm sidebar are both sending me to the same page.
vance_prime: (Default)

[personal profile] vance_prime 2015-08-05 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
The Back Room. The ones in the bar and the mod journal work fine.
dejah_thoris: (brooklyn)

[personal profile] dejah_thoris 2015-08-05 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I think the problem I'm seeing is that the page 'Contact' also has a list that appears to be by Character. The Contact page appears to be sorted on Contact, and the Character page by Character name. Two different pages, slightly different versions of the same information.

ETA: AHA! The subsection heading in Character is by Canon, and the subsection heading in Contact is by Player Name. Maybe make the font size different for the subsection heading?

Also, if you need help hand coding in names, let me know. You can send me data and code, and I can send it back to you. Or g'docs, whichever works.
Edited 2015-08-05 19:06 (UTC)
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[personal profile] harryhotspur 2015-08-05 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
(you're all still champions <3)
harryhotspur: (Default)

[personal profile] harryhotspur 2015-08-05 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooops and actually! I just noticed that Arabella is mistakenly assigned to Lee rather than to me on the contact list!
harryhotspur: (Default)

[personal profile] harryhotspur 2015-08-06 10:04 am (UTC)(link)
Woo! Thanks. :D
yakalskovich: (Mun and pups)

[personal profile] yakalskovich 2015-08-05 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Does that mean everybody on here.

is still in?
yakalskovich: (Vikings break my heart)

[personal profile] yakalskovich 2015-08-05 09:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you!
have_no_mercy: (Default)

[personal profile] have_no_mercy 2015-08-05 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
In the Contact list my e-mail should be [at] hotmail

Thank you!
have_no_mercy: (Default)

[personal profile] have_no_mercy 2015-08-06 11:32 am (UTC)(link)
*salutes* o7
bjornwilde: (Default)

[personal profile] bjornwilde 2015-08-06 01:34 am (UTC)(link)
Is now the time to mention edits to entries? Nothing major for me and they can wait. Just inconsistencies with mun name and missing email, which is likely all my fault. = ]
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[personal profile] bjornwilde 2015-08-06 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I get to be a test case!
veryvorkosigan: (Default)

[personal profile] veryvorkosigan 2015-08-06 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
I have the nagging feeling there's a character of mine I forgot to put in! Is there any way I can check to see whether I've done it already?
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[personal profile] andinfluencepeople 2015-08-11 06:13 am (UTC)(link)
Hi! I didn't get any retirement e-mails. On one side, I don't think any of the retirements were new, but I definitely listed some up! Should I be concerned?

(This is TL)