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TOPIC | Lorenieth, A Lore Discussion Hub!
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[center][img]https://i.imgur.com/IdMxaXc.png[/img][/center] [size=4][u][b]What is this place?[/b][/u][/size] [i]Lorenieth[/i] is a Flight Rising discussion hub for users who enjoy lore! Whether it's official site lore, your own lore, or just coming up with fun lore-related ideas to share with each other, this place is all about discussion and camaraderie. The plan is that every [b]Sunday morning[/b] and [b]Wednesday evening[/b], a new lore topic will be put up for discussion. Because I hope for Lorenieth to become a strong on-site community, I'm totally open to hearing ideas for discussion from any members and add them to a pool of future discussion topics! [b][color=red]UPDATE (6/24):[/color][/b] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2406780/41#post_33880027]Lorenieth will post prompts only once a week (for now).[/url] [size=4][u][b]How do I join?[/b][/u][/size] [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1t5a3TZVtnz1XZf_nJEX8MKK4VxxQ0Az9d2xP2cBMQXI/edit?usp=sharing]We have a [b]self-editing pinglist![/b] Click on this paragraph to add yourself to either the general pinglist on the first sheet or to any combination of the more specific pinglists on sheets 2-5.[/url] If you're on mobile and are having trouble accessing the Google Sheet, then don't worry! Feel free to PM me or any of the thread volunteers and we'll add you to whichever pinglists you'd like as soon as possible. [size=4][u][b]What are the more specific pinglists?[/b][/u][/size] There are currently four specific pinglists for people who'd rather not be pinged for every discussion: [LIST] [*][b]The Site Lore Pinglist[/b] is for people who want to discuss official FR lore or polling for headcanons relating to it. Anything from the Lorebook section of the Encyclopedia, to the dragons in the Trading Post, to the map and even the gods themselves fall under this category. [*][b]The Gene Lore Pinglist[/b] is for people who want to discuss lore possibilities and usages for certain genes. It could be a great way for people to get ideas for lore when you love a dragon but aren't sure how to incorporate their genes into the equation! [*][b]The Breed Lore Pinglist[/b] is for people who want to discuss either official site lore for FR breeds or personal lore possibilities and usages for those breeds. This could also be a great way to share ideas! [*][b]The User Lore Pinglist[/b] is for people who want to share their lore and discuss lore made by other members. This may be anything from how to incorporate different flight representatives to specific jobs around the lair to types of stories or characters. [/LIST] [size=4][u][b]How do I suggest a new lore topic for future discussion?[/b][/u][/size] In order to avoid getting off-topic, lore topic submissions will be done through PMs! If you have a prompt suggestion, please message [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=254869]me[/url] or any one of the thread volunteers ([url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=176906]SgtCredo[/url] | [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=280772]mauvehouseplant[/url] | [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=208927]FeDog[/url]) with the following information: [LIST] [*][b]"Lorenieth Prompt Submission" or something similar in the title.[/b] It will ensure that whomever receives your submission immediately knows just what your PM is intended to be. [*][b]Your discussion prompt.[/b] [u]An example:[/u] "What are your thoughts and headcanons on the Swipp family dynamic?" [*][b]Its category, based on the specific pinglist types.[/b] For the above example, it would be Site Lore. [*][b]Whether you would like the submission to be anonymous or not.[/b] If you say nay, there will be a by-line underneath that reads "Suggested by @[InsertUNHere]" in case anyone wishes to ping you specifically with their responses to the topic. If you say yea, the ping will be replaced with "Anon." [i]If you [b]don't[/b] include this information, we will assume you wish to be anonymous.[/i] [/LIST] [b]Please don't ping me or any volunteers with suggestions.[/b] I would like whatever current discussion topic is up to remain on-topic! If you put forth your suggestion in this way, we may not consider it until it's submitted properly. Also note that certain types of submissions will [i]not[/i] be considered, including those that go against Flight Rising's Forum Code of Conduct and those that have already been discussed within the last six months. [size=4][u][b]How are lore topics picked?[/b][/u][/size] In an effort to maintain variety in the types of topics discussed, lore topics are generally picked in a pseudo-random fashion over a 2-week period. The major topic categories will typically rotate in this order: [LIST=1] [*][b]Site Lore[/b] [*][b]Gene Lore[/b] [*][b]Breed Lore[/b] [*][b]User Lore[/b] [/LIST] [i]*This may occasionally be overridden when things like new genes, breeds, or site lore comes out! It can be more fun to discuss things while they're hot![/i] Once the major topic category is selected, I or one of the thread volunteers will take a list of current suggestions for that topic and randomize it [url=https://www.random.org/lists/]here[/url]. Whichever is on top will be picked as the discussion topic for that week! It will then be removed from the list of current suggestions, and may only be added back to the pool if it is re-suggested at least six months after its last discussion period.
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What is this place?

Lorenieth is a Flight Rising discussion hub for users who enjoy lore! Whether it's official site lore, your own lore, or just coming up with fun lore-related ideas to share with each other, this place is all about discussion and camaraderie.

The plan is that every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening, a new lore topic will be put up for discussion. Because I hope for Lorenieth to become a strong on-site community, I'm totally open to hearing ideas for discussion from any members and add them to a pool of future discussion topics!

UPDATE (6/24): Lorenieth will post prompts only once a week (for now).


How do I join?

We have a self-editing pinglist! Click on this paragraph to add yourself to either the general pinglist on the first sheet or to any combination of the more specific pinglists on sheets 2-5.

If you're on mobile and are having trouble accessing the Google Sheet, then don't worry! Feel free to PM me or any of the thread volunteers and we'll add you to whichever pinglists you'd like as soon as possible.


What are the more specific pinglists?

There are currently four specific pinglists for people who'd rather not be pinged for every discussion:

  • The Site Lore Pinglist is for people who want to discuss official FR lore or polling for headcanons relating to it. Anything from the Lorebook section of the Encyclopedia, to the dragons in the Trading Post, to the map and even the gods themselves fall under this category.

  • The Gene Lore Pinglist is for people who want to discuss lore possibilities and usages for certain genes. It could be a great way for people to get ideas for lore when you love a dragon but aren't sure how to incorporate their genes into the equation!

  • The Breed Lore Pinglist is for people who want to discuss either official site lore for FR breeds or personal lore possibilities and usages for those breeds. This could also be a great way to share ideas!

  • The User Lore Pinglist is for people who want to share their lore and discuss lore made by other members. This may be anything from how to incorporate different flight representatives to specific jobs around the lair to types of stories or characters.

How do I suggest a new lore topic for future discussion?

In order to avoid getting off-topic, lore topic submissions will be done through PMs! If you have a prompt suggestion, please message me or any one of the thread volunteers (SgtCredo | mauvehouseplant | FeDog) with the following information:

  • "Lorenieth Prompt Submission" or something similar in the title. It will ensure that whomever receives your submission immediately knows just what your PM is intended to be.

  • Your discussion prompt. An example: "What are your thoughts and headcanons on the Swipp family dynamic?"

  • Its category, based on the specific pinglist types. For the above example, it would be Site Lore.

  • Whether you would like the submission to be anonymous or not. If you say nay, there will be a by-line underneath that reads "Suggested by @[InsertUNHere]" in case anyone wishes to ping you specifically with their responses to the topic. If you say yea, the ping will be replaced with "Anon." If you don't include this information, we will assume you wish to be anonymous.

Please don't ping me or any volunteers with suggestions. I would like whatever current discussion topic is up to remain on-topic! If you put forth your suggestion in this way, we may not consider it until it's submitted properly.

Also note that certain types of submissions will not be considered, including those that go against Flight Rising's Forum Code of Conduct and those that have already been discussed within the last six months.


How are lore topics picked?

In an effort to maintain variety in the types of topics discussed, lore topics are generally picked in a pseudo-random fashion over a 2-week period.

The major topic categories will typically rotate in this order:

  1. Site Lore

  2. Gene Lore

  3. Breed Lore

  4. User Lore

*This may occasionally be overridden when things like new genes, breeds, or site lore comes out! It can be more fun to discuss things while they're hot!

Once the major topic category is selected, I or one of the thread volunteers will take a list of current suggestions for that topic and randomize it here. Whichever is on top will be picked as the discussion topic for that week! It will then be removed from the list of current suggestions, and may only be added back to the pool if it is re-suggested at least six months after its last discussion period.
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Discussion Guidelines

We hope that Lorenieth will be a place where discussion remains civilized, kind, and on-topic! As such, we would appreciate it if you read through and followed the guidelines below:

  • Please be constructive and kind if giving another member feedback on their lore. The goal of this thread is to build upon each other's ideas and discuss lore in a peaceful environment. If a user asks for any advice or ideas and you have thoughts to offer, it would be appreciated if you phrase it in such a way that encourages them to rethink or expand upon their lore, not give up and never try again.

  • If you do not like someone else's take on a prompt, please ignore their post. Everyone is encouraged to share their ideas, even if they dip well into headcanon territory, and even if they go in a direction you may not find personally tasteful or interesting. If the latter is the case, we feel it is kinder to ignore that post and redirect your energies towards sharing your own ideas or bouncing ideas off of a post you prefer. This guideline is further elaborated upon here and here.

  • Please do not post excessive reaction gifs or images. Having pictures in your post is totally fine, but we would rather no one overdo it. This is to help make sure contributions are easy to follow and read!

  • Please do not post more than three scries or dragons at a time if you wish to share any. Again, this is to help make sure contributions are easy to follow and read!

As an additional, non-discussion-related guideline: please do not add or remove others from the pinglist without their explicit permission. Having a self-editing pinglist is convenient for you, me, and the thread volunteers, but if this becomes a regular occurrence, we may be forced to replace it with a standard request-to-be-added-or-removed pinglist. This guideline is now explicitly stated in this post due to events discussed here.

If you see that someone is breaking these guidelines, please PM me or one of the thread volunteers about it. The thread volunteers and I would rather discuss it with the specific user over private messages (with full anonymity given to those who notify us) than disrupt the flow of interesting and pleasant discussion with reminders of the guidelines mid-prompt.

This guidelines section is subject to changes as need be. If you have any comments or concerns about any of these guidelines, feel free to give me feedback via PM.

I'd Like to Volunteer!

Volunteer applications are currently CLOSED. If you're interested in volunteering when it opens, shoot me a private message explaining why you think you'd be a good fit!


If you are chosen as a volunteer, you may be asked to help with any of the following:

  • Facilitate positive discussion.

  • Add suggestions submitted to you via PM by members of Lorenieth to the suggestion hub (accessible by volunteers only), including the submitter if not anonymous.

  • Move suggestions on the current suggestion hub to the "Used Within the Last Six Months" section with its date of discussion.

  • Delete suggestions from the "Used Within the Last Six Months" section when they are officially free to be added back to the pool.

  • Occasionally post discussion topic starter posts, including the prompt, the submitter (if not anonymous), the relevant ping lists (general and major topic specific), and possibly your personal thoughts or questions about the prompt.

If you are a thread volunteer and, for any reason, you would no longer like to be one, PM me asking to be removed and I'll do so, no questions asked!

Preferably, I would like there to be three thread volunteers at any given time.

The current thread volunteers are:

Discussion Guidelines

We hope that Lorenieth will be a place where discussion remains civilized, kind, and on-topic! As such, we would appreciate it if you read through and followed the guidelines below:

  • Please be constructive and kind if giving another member feedback on their lore. The goal of this thread is to build upon each other's ideas and discuss lore in a peaceful environment. If a user asks for any advice or ideas and you have thoughts to offer, it would be appreciated if you phrase it in such a way that encourages them to rethink or expand upon their lore, not give up and never try again.

  • If you do not like someone else's take on a prompt, please ignore their post. Everyone is encouraged to share their ideas, even if they dip well into headcanon territory, and even if they go in a direction you may not find personally tasteful or interesting. If the latter is the case, we feel it is kinder to ignore that post and redirect your energies towards sharing your own ideas or bouncing ideas off of a post you prefer. This guideline is further elaborated upon here and here.

  • Please do not post excessive reaction gifs or images. Having pictures in your post is totally fine, but we would rather no one overdo it. This is to help make sure contributions are easy to follow and read!

  • Please do not post more than three scries or dragons at a time if you wish to share any. Again, this is to help make sure contributions are easy to follow and read!

As an additional, non-discussion-related guideline: please do not add or remove others from the pinglist without their explicit permission. Having a self-editing pinglist is convenient for you, me, and the thread volunteers, but if this becomes a regular occurrence, we may be forced to replace it with a standard request-to-be-added-or-removed pinglist. This guideline is now explicitly stated in this post due to events discussed here.

If you see that someone is breaking these guidelines, please PM me or one of the thread volunteers about it. The thread volunteers and I would rather discuss it with the specific user over private messages (with full anonymity given to those who notify us) than disrupt the flow of interesting and pleasant discussion with reminders of the guidelines mid-prompt.

This guidelines section is subject to changes as need be. If you have any comments or concerns about any of these guidelines, feel free to give me feedback via PM.

I'd Like to Volunteer!

Volunteer applications are currently CLOSED. If you're interested in volunteering when it opens, shoot me a private message explaining why you think you'd be a good fit!


If you are chosen as a volunteer, you may be asked to help with any of the following:

  • Facilitate positive discussion.

  • Add suggestions submitted to you via PM by members of Lorenieth to the suggestion hub (accessible by volunteers only), including the submitter if not anonymous.

  • Move suggestions on the current suggestion hub to the "Used Within the Last Six Months" section with its date of discussion.

  • Delete suggestions from the "Used Within the Last Six Months" section when they are officially free to be added back to the pool.

  • Occasionally post discussion topic starter posts, including the prompt, the submitter (if not anonymous), the relevant ping lists (general and major topic specific), and possibly your personal thoughts or questions about the prompt.

If you are a thread volunteer and, for any reason, you would no longer like to be one, PM me asking to be removed and I'll do so, no questions asked!

Preferably, I would like there to be three thread volunteers at any given time.

The current thread volunteers are:

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[u][/u][center][size=6]Signatures and Graphics[/size][/center] If you make a graphic or signature you'd like to share, [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=254869]PM me[/url] with it! Once it's sent, the following will happen: [LIST] [*]It will be included in the next discussion post after it's submitted as an announcement! [*]It will be added to this post anyone who comes by later and wishes to use it! [/LIST] Everything, of course, will come with credit! Thanks to everyone who submits! ----- [size=4][b][u]Banners:[/u][/b][/size] [img]https://i.imgur.com/IdMxaXc.png[/img] By [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=13256]Shian[/url] [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2406780][img]https://i.imgur.com/IdMxaXc.png[/img][/url][/code] ----- [size=4][b][u]Signature-Sized Buttons and Icons:[/u][/b][/size] [img]https://i.imgur.com/lQ2v9tt.png[/img] By [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=39515]Bongo[/url] [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2406780][img]https://i.imgur.com/lQ2v9tt.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/I1fQyoS.png[/img] By [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=13256]Shian[/url] [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2406780][img]https://i.imgur.com/I1fQyoS.png[/img][/url][/code]
Signatures and Graphics

If you make a graphic or signature you'd like to share, PM me with it! Once it's sent, the following will happen:

  • It will be included in the next discussion post after it's submitted as an announcement!

  • It will be added to this post anyone who comes by later and wishes to use it!

Everything, of course, will come with credit! Thanks to everyone who submits!



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Discussion Archive

This post will contain links to the starting posts of past and present discussions starting from April 2018. If you're interested in reading up on any discussions that are no longer active, you've come to the right place!


April 2018:


May 2018:
Discussion Archive

This post will contain links to the starting posts of past and present discussions starting from April 2018. If you're interested in reading up on any discussions that are no longer active, you've come to the right place!


April 2018:


May 2018:
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[center][size=6]Affiliates[/size][/center] If you enjoy Lorenieth, I highly encourage you to check out our affiliates! [center][size=5][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/1440982]The IC Correspondence Association[/url][/size] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2407354/][img]https://i.imgur.com/OZw9Ez3.png[/img][/url]
Affiliates

If you enjoy Lorenieth, I highly encourage you to check out our affiliates!

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Aaaaaand, everyone's free to post. :D For now I'd like to use this thread to take public feedback, especially regarding the guidelines and prompt submissions, before Lorenieth's first official discussion prompt goes live on April 1st, 2018 -- and yes, that date is no joke!

Additionally, prompt submissions are now officially OPEN! I decided to put a small sample of prompt ideas in each major category as a buffer, but it'll take the community to add new and interesting suggestions to the submission pool as the thread goes on!

For everyone who's stopped by -- thank you so much for reading and have a fantastic day!
Aaaaaand, everyone's free to post. :D For now I'd like to use this thread to take public feedback, especially regarding the guidelines and prompt submissions, before Lorenieth's first official discussion prompt goes live on April 1st, 2018 -- and yes, that date is no joke!

Additionally, prompt submissions are now officially OPEN! I decided to put a small sample of prompt ideas in each major category as a buffer, but it'll take the community to add new and interesting suggestions to the submission pool as the thread goes on!

For everyone who's stopped by -- thank you so much for reading and have a fantastic day!
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Oh my god! I never knew how much I needed this until now! I just added myself to the User and Gene lore pinglists. I can't wait til this gets popular!
Oh my god! I never knew how much I needed this until now! I just added myself to the User and Gene lore pinglists. I can't wait til this gets popular!
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I'm so excited! This is everything I wanted for a lore discussion group. Thank you! I've only recently really gotten into the lore, so I'm looking forward to getting caught up on everything and maybe finally writing my dragons' lore down : D
I'm so excited! This is everything I wanted for a lore discussion group. Thank you! I've only recently really gotten into the lore, so I'm looking forward to getting caught up on everything and maybe finally writing my dragons' lore down : D
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@Dreamnorn

I signed up for user pings. I am excited for this.
@Dreamnorn

I signed up for user pings. I am excited for this.
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I absolutely love this idea! Especially being able to choose which topics you'd like to be pinged for and discuss. I've added myself to the pinglists, and look forward to reading the first lore discussion! ^_^
I absolutely love this idea! Especially being able to choose which topics you'd like to be pinged for and discuss. I've added myself to the pinglists, and look forward to reading the first lore discussion! ^_^
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