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5:51 AM
Hi everyone, I just got here by chance. Is that the discussion for writers on stack?
 
@LadyFickle Hi! This is the main chat room associated with the Writers Stack Exchange site, yes.
 
Thanks a lot. I don't see any people to mingle with:) Is there a peak hour?
 
6:06 AM
It's pretty erratic. You can see general trends by day and by week as graphs in the info tab, and there's a weekly writing exercise; you can find exactly when that is in your time zone by scrolling down a little here.
For the exercise, someone provides a prompt and everyone writes into it for ten minutes, then shares what we've got.
 
that's wonderful
 
You can see last week's exercise and some of the responses pinned to the chat's star bar on the right.
 
what if I am looking for writing buddies?
 
I know some folks here do that together, too.
 
but you can not contact directly with a person?
 
6:10 AM
Well, the Stack Exchange itself doesn't support private messaging, but if you find someone you'd like to talk with off-site you can always ask to share contact info with them.
 
how? also do I have the right to place my contact in my profile?
 
You can put your contact info in your profile, sure.
 
Thanks:)You are very kind!
 
There's no formal mechanic for contact exchange; if you put yours in your profile, it'd make sense to ask the other person to use it to get in touch with you.
Happy to be of use.
 
One more question
Is it addictive?
Stackexchange?
 
6:13 AM
Is what addictive?
Ah.
 
I am already addicted to role-playing a little
 
It can be; the system is "gamified" to reward desired actions. Depends a lot on whether you find a particular Stack that's focused on something you like thinking and writing about, and how that Stack's community behaves.
I'm most active on RPG.SE, myself.
 
I am addicted to role-playing
but not games
just the writing part
I mean no Dragons and.. Dungeons and stuff
 
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "the writing part" of role-playing.
 
well... when two people collaborate to create a story - each of them acting out a character of their own choice
 
6:18 AM
Like, free-form play-by-post?
 
yes:)
 
I see.
 
cool. thanks for your assistance!:)
 
There's not so much difference, really. The "rules" in free-form games are shared assumptions rather than codified mechanics, but it's all different flavours of collaborative improvisational storytelling.
No problem!
 
yes, true... I discovered role-playing a month ago
 
6:23 AM
You might find Storium interesting.
 
I had a week of ardent enthusiasm
what is
Storium
 
It's a browser-based asynchronous play-by-text role-playing interface/service with a lightweight but ignorable story mechanic.
 
I see:) well I just registered, I will check it out
 
Very versatile, but provides structure for play and a good way to find folks with similar interests.
 
i am on elliquiy
it's an adult, role-playing social site
 

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