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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

New Communities / Chat Rooms | What is the difference between a PR, SPR , FPR and a public room?

A PR (Unsupported Private Room) can be put up by anyone by going to private rooms and typing in a name for the room without filling out an application. We only require that you stay within IMC rules and TOS when playing/chatting in a PR. Here is a list of what PR's are generally used for:

  • Small private campaigns.
  • Rooms that do not wish to set up the sort of detail our supported and public rooms have.
  • "Test" role-playing, to see if a setting or room idea will work.
A SPR (Supported Private Room) is the next step for rooms who want to eventually get on the road to becoming more broadly supported by the site. You are required to submit an application for SPRs. Your room is required to be on IMC for at least 30 days, or be an active chat room from another site wishing to relocate.

FPR (Fully supported Private Room) can either be the next step towards going public or for those who do not wish to go fully public but have been an active room for some time. We require at least 3 months of being an SPR (in total) before this move. However, if you feel your room is ready sooner, you are free to email us and we will check into it.

Public Rooms are completely supported rooms. We require at least 3 months as either a SPR with a high number count, or an FPR whose numbers have merit.

Once a room goes public, as long as it maintains a consistant level of activity, it will remain a public room. If it sits completely vacant for a long time (say, more than six months) then steps will be taken to reduce its status to a supported or featured PR unless activity picks back up. (We've had "zombie rooms" before that lost traffic as public rooms, and then returned to public status when their traffic picked back up again).

Hosts can be advised that if their room suffers a small hiccup, we're not going to abruptly kill it. We understand that there are slow times of the year such as weekends, certain holidays, back-to-school, and finals weeks. This will not impact your overall assessment.

There is some give and take when going public however, so keep this in mind.

Here's a breakdown of the IMC features available to each type of room:

Supported PR Featured PR Public Room

Gummis / Control

Hosts are gummied

Y Y Y

Co-hosts are gummied

N Y Y

Staff are gummied

N N Y

Delegatable permissions

N N Y

User banning

Y Y Y

RP Utilities

Retrieve logs

Y Y Y

Character sheets

N N Y

XP Voting

N N Y

Admin Panel Functions

See room stats

Y Y Y

Request/manage
Source Handles

Y Y Y

Schedule room events

N N Y

Misc.

Room-wide host messages

Y Y Y

Hallway link

Y Y Y

Ad banner seen
in other rooms

Y Y Y

Hosts are on
IMC Hosts List

Y Y Y

Sidebar in room
w/contextual links

N Y Y

Advanced BBS controls
(admin topics, etc.)

Y Y Y

Schedule room events

N N Y

Room color themes

N N Y

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