This is following a similar thread I made, Rules For Start, which y’know I think got a decent enough reception before a collection of shitposters arrived. . .
But the idea is simple. I propose a rule against advertising ERP in your TRP profile while in main phase.
In this way, the server would be more appealing and inviting to new players upon arrival. At the same time, I’m sure Dr3ad and Goudy wouldn’t want to ban players who ERP because they very well could be donating and helping the server - but, during my filming for To Catch a Predator, I noticed that the majority of ERPers didn’t actually _build _a phase. They don’t need it! And I believe the opportunity has arisen where we can attract new and better RPerss who before were discouraged by the blatant ERPers in start.
Now what exactly would this rule be against? Anything in the front page of your TRP ( i.e. when you mouse over them ) that says “Whisper for ERP” or of that nature would warrant some sort of punishment - maybe donators lose donator perms or non-donators get a 12 hour ban. It wouldn’t be big, just something minor to discourage the practice for the benefits I have listed.
I like to think 20 likes is a decent amount of support. Combine this with the fact most of the people against the rule acknowledged the fact they do not like the ERPers doing this, but instead they just ignore it and we should all do the same. But on the other hand, if so many people don’t like it, should we not ban it?
I say yes.
If Dr3ad or Goudy reads this, please bless us with a bountiful harvest this year I sacrificed a goat to you the other day