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[center][img]http://i.imgur.com/JRm0TG2.png[/img][/center] [color=purple]You guys are amazing! We're nearing 300 pen pals signed up![/color] [color=red]We're undergoing a massive update! There were a lot of problems with the initial PPD format, mostly the reliance on volunteers willing to sift through hundreds of entries to find perfect matches. Hopefully, I've come up with a way to both correct that reliance *and* make matches easier to find. I hope.[/color] Welcome, ladies and gentledergs! Are you dissatisfied with the state of your inbox? Are your only new letters from [s]Dragon Amazon[/s] the courier? Well, wallow in loneliness no more! Here at the Pen Pal Directory, you can sign yourself up to receive a brand spankin' new Pen Pal in one of two exciting varieties: [color= #009999]Interest[/color] and [color=#800080]Roleplay[/color]! [size=5]How to Sign Up as a Pen Pal[/size] ----- [columns]Signing up as a pen pal is pretty straightforward. First, decide what kind of pen pal you want to sign up as. [color= #009999]Interest[/color] pen pals communicate out of character, and might chat about their lives, dragons, and interests. [color=#800080]Roleplay[/color] pen pals largely remain in character and might go on adventures, delve into clan lore, etc. Depending on which one you'd like to be, you'll need to fill out one of the forms below: [size=4][url=https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MKj6yqRGBmM13fg5-EDOvSP2uafbumiPW5cSf9LS3eA/viewform?usp=send_form]Interest Pen Pal Form[/url][/size] [size=4][url=https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IWuAH2_83KDtoW7_ewy4LIgwRQiEYdpMQeWwtBWfe_w/viewform?usp=send_form]Roleplay Pen Pal Form[/url][/size] You can definitely be both. Just fill out each form! And when you're done, please bump the thread--it helps us get more pen pals for you to chat with! :)[nextcol][img]http://i.imgur.com/lyFyKcD.png[/img][/columns] [size=5]How to Get a Pen Pal[/size] ----- [columns][img]http://i.imgur.com/OjoZtiX.png[/img][nextcol]You can get a pen pal in one of two ways. One, sign up as detailed above and select "yes" when asked if you'd like to be matched. [color=darkred]Unfortunately, between the size of the directory and all the RL stuff on my plate, auto-matching is going very slowly...I highly recommend option two![/color] So for option two, check out the directory listings! [center][size=4][url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hZ3oKUaX4BPqVSwnHvN7C7n6M7jcHFh8NFwNF-YN8AY/edit?usp=sharing]Pen Pal Directory[/url][/size][/center] Please keep in mind that there are two sheets in the directory. Switch between them using the tabs on the bottom. If you find someone you'd like to write to, [b]send them a message telling them a little about yourself[/b]. Even if the directory doesn't yet hold that special someone, I highly recommend filling out the pen pal form.[/columns] [size=5]What Happens if you're Matched By Directory Staff.[/size] ----- First off, congratulations! Myself or a helper will send a message to person A with person B's info (the assignment of A and B is random). It will then be person A's responsibility to tell person B that they've been matched, if they think the match is suitable. If not, person A can respond to myself/the helper saying as much. Person B is also allowed to turn down the match, of course! Please be courteous and understand that we are not perfect matchmakers, and it is nothing personal if it doesn't work out. If it does, though, you two can then begin chatting away! [size=5]How to Be Removed from the Directory[/size] ----- Got enough pen pals for now? Changed your mind about the program? No worries! Ping me or a helper and we'll remove you. Also, I guess this is as good a place as any to remind y'all that, as per the mods, TOS still applies in messages (briefly: keep it PG-13). [size=5]I want to help![/size] ----- Awesome! The only way a project like this can succeed is if folks pitch in, and we're glad to get all the help we can! You can become an "official" helper if you like (means you have editing rights on the Directory spreadsheet), or just help "unofficially." Either is immensely appreciated! Info on both can be found [url=https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pL__Lmf1EBN4y9vbikJExHxj1OVnM_8yKv14zmQ_wsw/edit?usp=sharing]here[/url]. Sorry for the wall-o'-text, this thing is the masterlist of all Directory maintenance and support tasks, so it's a bit...hefty. Good luck, and thank you so, so much for your interest in helping out! [size=5]One last, important note.[/size] ----- Messaging can be intimidating to some folks. It's a very direct form of communication--what if they say no? What if it doesn't work out? I just wanted to take a second to reassure you of something. This is a site about breeding dragons and dressing them in sweaters and making silly memes about them. [i]We are all dorks to some extent[/i]. The people in this directory enter their information because they [i]want[/i] to hear from you. This entire thing exists solely because we want more friendships, more relationships, more this and that and the other wizzing through the dark. So don't let it intimidate you. There's no one to impress. There's no grade to receive. There's just you, and me, and a host of other little dorks all across the world forcing mythical beasts to wear poofy clothes. So don't be intimidated. Be excited! We'd love to hear from you :)
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You guys are amazing! We're nearing 300 pen pals signed up!

We're undergoing a massive update! There were a lot of problems with the initial PPD format, mostly the reliance on volunteers willing to sift through hundreds of entries to find perfect matches. Hopefully, I've come up with a way to both correct that reliance *and* make matches easier to find. I hope.

Welcome, ladies and gentledergs! Are you dissatisfied with the state of your inbox? Are your only new letters from Dragon Amazon the courier? Well, wallow in loneliness no more! Here at the Pen Pal Directory, you can sign yourself up to receive a brand spankin' new Pen Pal in one of two exciting varieties: Interest and Roleplay!


How to Sign Up as a Pen Pal
Signing up as a pen pal is pretty straightforward. First, decide what kind of pen pal you want to sign up as. Interest pen pals communicate out of character, and might chat about their lives, dragons, and interests. Roleplay pen pals largely remain in character and might go on adventures, delve into clan lore, etc. Depending on which one you'd like to be, you'll need to fill out one of the forms below:


Interest Pen Pal Form

Roleplay Pen Pal Form


You can definitely be both. Just fill out each form! And when you're done, please bump the thread--it helps us get more pen pals for you to chat with! :)
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How to Get a Pen Pal
OjoZtiX.png You can get a pen pal in one of two ways. One, sign up as detailed above and select "yes" when asked if you'd like to be matched. Unfortunately, between the size of the directory and all the RL stuff on my plate, auto-matching is going very slowly...I highly recommend option two! So for option two, check out the directory listings!

Please keep in mind that there are two sheets in the directory. Switch between them using the tabs on the bottom.

If you find someone you'd like to write to, send them a message telling them a little about yourself. Even if the directory doesn't yet hold that special someone, I highly recommend filling out the pen pal form.


What Happens if you're Matched By Directory Staff.
First off, congratulations! Myself or a helper will send a message to person A with person B's info (the assignment of A and B is random). It will then be person A's responsibility to tell person B that they've been matched, if they think the match is suitable. If not, person A can respond to myself/the helper saying as much. Person B is also allowed to turn down the match, of course! Please be courteous and understand that we are not perfect matchmakers, and it is nothing personal if it doesn't work out. If it does, though, you two can then begin chatting away!

How to Be Removed from the Directory
Got enough pen pals for now? Changed your mind about the program? No worries! Ping me or a helper and we'll remove you. Also, I guess this is as good a place as any to remind y'all that, as per the mods, TOS still applies in messages (briefly: keep it PG-13).


I want to help!
Awesome! The only way a project like this can succeed is if folks pitch in, and we're glad to get all the help we can! You can become an "official" helper if you like (means you have editing rights on the Directory spreadsheet), or just help "unofficially." Either is immensely appreciated! Info on both can be found here. Sorry for the wall-o'-text, this thing is the masterlist of all Directory maintenance and support tasks, so it's a bit...hefty. Good luck, and thank you so, so much for your interest in helping out!


One last, important note.
Messaging can be intimidating to some folks. It's a very direct form of communication--what if they say no? What if it doesn't work out? I just wanted to take a second to reassure you of something. This is a site about breeding dragons and dressing them in sweaters and making silly memes about them. We are all dorks to some extent. The people in this directory enter their information because they want to hear from you. This entire thing exists solely because we want more friendships, more relationships, more this and that and the other wizzing through the dark. So don't let it intimidate you. There's no one to impress. There's no grade to receive. There's just you, and me, and a host of other little dorks all across the world forcing mythical beasts to wear poofy clothes. So don't be intimidated. Be excited! We'd love to hear from you :)
rwCgLiE.gif ← gardens, free for you, free forever
Pinglist
NEW! Feel free to sign up if you want to receive updates on directory progress and contests. Not sure how I forgot this for nearly a week, my apologies >.>

@inklizard @Lizardheart @Kirby54 @Natedog @TheLaughingStar @SkyDancingAngel @kingofeli @mnkinnell @Maevepanda @Manika @Kimizi @epicumbre @freckledbooks @Piratewolfie @Stormblooded @Crystalfrost @supernovas @Cobalt @Dreamhowl @Nogivox @subatomic @bobkitty1123 @TwistedScrews @Ckadreinth @Highlander66 @kirrochan @HiddenMica @ghostpatches @Remillia @Endernil @Weasel @GallantGoat @Recalcitrance @Eteindre @Dynacicle @HaloOfTheSun @Angelicpretty @BrightShine @Clairvoyant @Tsuriruto @Musmusculus @Frailty @QueenofFrogs

Helpers
Oranitha
HestDoc
Dragakure
Kalideoscope

Announcement History and Timeline
5/31/2015: Directory goes live
6/1/2015: Initial goal of 20 pen pals reached (in 1 day!). Raffle goal of 25 pen_______pals reached (same day!) First raffle drawing.
6/2/2015: Dragakure and Hestdoc join as helpers. First raffle completed._______Matching begins.
6/3/2015: Kalideoscope joins as helper. Second round of_______matches begins. Announcement History
begun. Pinglist begun. Supporting art shop begun.

Pinglist
NEW! Feel free to sign up if you want to receive updates on directory progress and contests. Not sure how I forgot this for nearly a week, my apologies >.>

@inklizard @Lizardheart @Kirby54 @Natedog @TheLaughingStar @SkyDancingAngel @kingofeli @mnkinnell @Maevepanda @Manika @Kimizi @epicumbre @freckledbooks @Piratewolfie @Stormblooded @Crystalfrost @supernovas @Cobalt @Dreamhowl @Nogivox @subatomic @bobkitty1123 @TwistedScrews @Ckadreinth @Highlander66 @kirrochan @HiddenMica @ghostpatches @Remillia @Endernil @Weasel @GallantGoat @Recalcitrance @Eteindre @Dynacicle @HaloOfTheSun @Angelicpretty @BrightShine @Clairvoyant @Tsuriruto @Musmusculus @Frailty @QueenofFrogs

Helpers
Oranitha
HestDoc
Dragakure
Kalideoscope

Announcement History and Timeline
5/31/2015: Directory goes live
6/1/2015: Initial goal of 20 pen pals reached (in 1 day!). Raffle goal of 25 pen_______pals reached (same day!) First raffle drawing.
6/2/2015: Dragakure and Hestdoc join as helpers. First raffle completed._______Matching begins.
6/3/2015: Kalideoscope joins as helper. Second round of_______matches begins. Announcement History
begun. Pinglist begun. Supporting art shop begun.

rwCgLiE.gif ← gardens, free for you, free forever
Micro raffle micro r**fle micro raffle PARTY!

The raffle is currently CLOSED! First we need to get some banners!
Micro raffle micro r**fle micro raffle PARTY!

The raffle is currently CLOSED! First we need to get some banners!
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Comments? Testimonials? An especially touching message that your pen pal's alright with you sharing? Let me know, I'll post it here~
Comments? Testimonials? An especially touching message that your pen pal's alright with you sharing? Let me know, I'll post it here~
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This is an amazing idea, I signed up c:
This is an amazing idea, I signed up c:
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•+8 hours server time
i signed up! :D
i signed up! :D
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@Oranthia
Sounds cool! I think I'll have to pass at the moment (though I am RP friendly, I just don't want to subscirbe to anything yet) but can I get one of Capensia hugs?
@Oranthia
Sounds cool! I think I'll have to pass at the moment (though I am RP friendly, I just don't want to subscirbe to anything yet) but can I get one of Capensia hugs?
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Bumping this very cute idea ^^
Bumping this very cute idea ^^
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Wow, thank you all for the amazing response! I hope you all find some wonderful pen pals <3

@IronPen A shadow falls over you. You look up just in time to see a tundra dragon hurtling down on you. At the last moment its wings snap open and it embraces you, shouting HUUUUUUG TAAAAACKLE! After a pause to collect itself, it dusts you off and ambles away.
Wow, thank you all for the amazing response! I hope you all find some wonderful pen pals <3

@IronPen A shadow falls over you. You look up just in time to see a tundra dragon hurtling down on you. At the last moment its wings snap open and it embraces you, shouting HUUUUUUG TAAAAACKLE! After a pause to collect itself, it dusts you off and ambles away.
rwCgLiE.gif ← gardens, free for you, free forever
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