I'm wondering what the mass populous thinks of this?
You can view Zero's profile, which he has updated to include the same character profiled in the proposed new style, located here.
In my opinion, I'm happy with the way the profiles are at the moment. I feel that while more experienced role players might desire a more detailed character profiling system, the relatively inexperienced role players we may attract might be intimidated and put off by the though of such a drawn out application process.
Previously, Zero and I have had talks about perhaps changing some of the system so it would be more professional. However, in the end we agreed that it should stay as simple as possible, so it would be easy to follow.
Secondly, I feel that it would be unfair to have people rewrite their own Bio's, to suit the new standards. I also feel expecting people who have joined the Role Play after the standard change, would feel disgruntled to have to write a super detailed profile while Member Bloggs who wrote his a few days ago got away with half the work. However, if members are for the idea of more detailed profiles, and will alter their profiles to support it, I have no problem unlocking the profiles so that they might.
I also feel that while giving a more specific start point for a character may seem more orderly, it also, to me, seems to stifle one's creativity. For instance, say you added a friendship and a rivalry with a pair of characters for your appilcation, then later on decided that maybe your character would be more suited to such a relationship with other characters, you would have lost some freedom in creating that.
I think a character is something that grows with your own RP, so though it may start out quite simple in the beginning, as you walk along the path, small pieces can be added and by the end of it, your character will be whole.
My opinion is that the current system of application we use is the minimum standard our members should adhere to. If members feel they can write something more detailed, then I have no problem with them doing that, but I don't think that all members should be forced to be completely distinguishing in their profiles.
Well, that went a bit ranty, sorry.
What are everyone elses thoughts?