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Forum:Ways to Keep Active

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Seeing as more people are returning, I think we should brainstorm more ways to keep everyone active. Aside from the "Featured Quote" and the "Collaborations," I think we coulf add a debate aspect. Many good topics arose from the forums, such as "Tom Bombadil: Man or Maia?" We should formalize a place and rules, etc. for this.

Secondly, over at LotrFanatics, they use simply forums and pages like we use, to create a whole Wiki-wide role-play with houses, races, etc.

Thoughts?Unsigned comment by Breragor (talk • contribs).

Wow, very interesting idea. Prehaps you can begin a Role Playing Forum!!!--Galdor of the Havens 21:15, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
At LotrFanatics they have detailed forums and pages for races and the in-wiki leaders, and i think it'd be great here. What does everyone else have to say on these ideas?Unsigned comment by Breragor (talk • contribs).
Very good ideas. For a while I was inactive, but I'm slowly becoming more active. LotRfan01 18:15, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
So should someone just create a new topic and then we can sort of create a character to Role Play in?--Galdor of the Havens 21:26, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
I've been hesitant to add my opinion, because in principle that I don't want to do something doesn't mean that it shouldn't be done by those who want to - in a suitable corner. But I think this really going too far away from TG's core business, which is to provide a Tolkien encyclopedia and certain things related to that. This forum is also there to work towards that purpose. So I don't think it is a good idea. There are enough other places to do this. -- Mithrennaith 01:50, 18 December 2009 (UTC)


Doesn't it make sense though, to keep those peopl contributing to this encyclopedia active, so that it can be added to? If this is a good way, why not? I'm sure ides would get passed around faster, as those involved with Elves in the RP would contribute more to pages relating to Elves, thos involved with Men to pages on Men, etc. --Breragor (TalkContribsEdits) 01:58, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Now that I think of it, it might not work out so well, but as long as we don't get ahead of ourselves, we could try this. Under one condition should this be made- Only two to three topics can be devoted to this. Even though we are stretching the boundries of TG's focus, I believe that TG has almost completely completed its core objective to provide a reliable and expansive database that is constantly renewing itself. If we keep a strict ruleset, I believe we can keep TGs focus in mind while having a little fun ourselves.--Galdor of the Havens 02:30, 18 December 2009 (UTC)