To open a public room you must show the organization, players, and
determination to make the room an enjoyable chat or RP environment.
This includes the following items:
- A homepage covering all aspects of your room. For general chat
rooms, this means a homepage that clearly defines rules for topics,
arguements, and use of pictures.
- Role-play or gaming rooms must have a homepage clearly defining
the setting and rules for characters, combat, and behavior. There
should be some organization regarding RP ideas, plotlines, and
activities players can become involved in.
- The homepage for both general and gaming chats should also list
owners, moderators, and contacts.
- Publically list at least 3 moderators (in addition to the owner)
on either the splash page or home page in case either World Broadcasting
Admin or room users need aid with questions and conflict resolution.
- A regular player base of people. This means they will come to
your room everyday. (Or almost everyday.)
- Consistently meet at least half of the min post requirements.
- You must have had a private room for AT LEAST A WEEK to verify
your players will move to the World Broadcasting System and remain
here. This ensures that you and your mods are familiar with the
system and able to help newbies. It also helps build a good relationship
with staff admin.
- * Qualifying for public room status follows this order of events.
You would begin by talking with our Rooms Admin and open a private
room for regular play. After about a month of using this private
room the room will be promoted to hybrid. (That's when you would
add the customizations to images and comm panel.) After a month
as a hybrid room, your room would be promoted to public room status.
- The splash page and graphics for public rooms should be inserted
as quickly as possible, preferably within a day or two. If you
do not know HTML and some css, ask a knowledgeable friend, another
room owner or site Adminto help (most are more than willing to
play mentor to a newcomer). Public rooms not configured within
5 days will be removed until proper preparations are complete.
- Owners and mods must be in the room regularly. If the owner
and mods consistently fail to appear and the room seems to be empty,
it will be removed at the end of the month. Please do not request
a public room If you cannot make a commitment to it.
- Trial Period and Posting Quotas. Every public room has one month
to meet the minimum 200 posts in 24 hours requirement. This usually
averages out to about 6-10 people playing hard for about 3-4 hours.
If you cannot meet this standard within one month, the room will
be demoted to hybrid. If the room has been exceptionally empty,
it may be removed entirely. Room Owners will be informed of their
room status if there is a high risk of the room not making it in
a month. If the owner and mods are showing true effort or there
are unusual circumstances, the trial period may be extended by
one month. Tip: Going public will not necessarily help create a
regular player/chatter base. People tend to visit and stay in rooms
that already have either a population or popular themes. Be sure
you have enough people at the start to keep your room busy and
attract more (especially since it's both disappointing and embarrassing
to have a room demoted). If a room consistently fails to reach
200 posts/24 hours, it will be demoted to either private or hybrid
status depending on how far it fell short. If this occurs, the
room will remain at that status until it is doing well enough to
move to public status. New rooms are added and others removed or
changed at the beginning of the month. It is best to apply for
public status near the end of the month so that a review may be
done and applied the first of the following month. World Broadcasting
System reserves the right to invite any room deemed eligible to
public status. Invited rooms may refuse invitation or delay acceptance.
Invited rooms are given a two month trial rather than one month.
Note: The private room requirement may be dropped for rooms that
are already public on another system and have an established user
base. The 200 rule still applies. This shouldn't be a problem for
an established room moving to a new site.