Ok, I know I'm not a CCRP member, but need to interfere here
Don't be so harsh on Nev, he's trying to adjust here. While some people can adjust in two shakes of a lamb's tail, it takes a longer time for some others. And this is to you Nev: It'd be advisable if you do not write stuff like:"Posted by someone who doesn't care". It just makes you seem attention-hungry and umm... childish perhaps? We all care for each other here so don't get that idea.
Anyways, I should leave you guys to your RPing. Have a nice RP month.
Thank you for your concern, Scnicker.
Thankfully, Nev seems to be taking our posts of admonition well (Nathan, Kohran, I don't think two posts of backup were REALLY needed). An excellent trait, if I may say so.
Now, to address the issue at hand:
The use of other people's characters in your posts is an important part of the Roleplay. This is how Roleplayers interact with each other and how they write joint stories.
It has always been the intention of the Roleplayers to maintain continuity. The number of times when Nathan's shown me a new post on MSN, and I've had to correct him for continuity problems are many. It's a normal thing, and nothing to worry about. As I read it, this was E of Alshire's main concern at the beginning of this: one of his characters was referenced and he was said to not have been there. A continuity error, he brought it to Nev's attention, and all should be well.
There has always been an issue on the Roleplay regarding consistency of character. Each of us, no doubt, has an image in our minds of each of our characters, and how they talk and act. I'm no different. Therefore, it is an issue to us when other people Roleplay our characters and do it in such a way that we would not. This is the issue that Nev had with E of Alshire, and Nathan and E have referenced with regards to the characterization of Ajaxx.
When a Roleplayer's character is used in a way that the author of that character finds inappropriate for that character for some reason or another, it falls upon them, first and foremost, to determine if this breach of the character's true nature is severe enough to warrant bringing up with the offending Roleplayer. After all, we as humans do not always act in perfectly consistent ways. An occasional bit of random/unexpectedness from someone else's Roleplaying may be a good thing.
Sometimes, however, the change of character is too much, it's impossible for the author of that character to believe. In these cases, they are quite right in wanting a change. The best way of going about it is probably to PM. This keeps it from becoming a big, blown-up issue. However, posting to the Planning Thread is perfectly acceptable. After all, if everyone can see what the author of a character thinks, then they can all know what to do if they are ever in that situation.
Care must be taken, however, not to offend the Roleplayer who, inadvertantly, made the mistake. That, if anywhere, is where we seem to have an issue at the moment.
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