I am going to add in another piece of "advice" to this thread. It is for both Gamemasters and players.
For the last few weeks, I have seen a "slight" increase in members making the following type comments in RP threads:"Where is *******? I wish he'd get here and post!"
"Would somebody please hurry up and post!"
"Let's get this RP started already!"
.........etc., etc., etc.
While I understand members would like an RP to keep flowing and continuing, you have to understand that people can't be on the forums/computer all the time 24/7/365. Real life has to come first. This includes, but is not limited to the following: school, job, college, friends, family, Computer problems, etc.
If a member and the character that person is playing isn't available for whatever reason, then all you can really do is wait
for that person to get back and/or put the RP on hold/hiatus, or the Gamemaster may continue the RP "around" the absence of the member/character provided that the Gamemaster and the absent member can reach an agreement on how the member's character can be controlled during the member's absence.
Real life comes first, folks. Please don't "rush" members into playing the RP threads.