shapeshade
 member, 192 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2022
at 20:44
How long do deleted games stick around?

How long do deleted games stick around...? Anyone know...?
Hunter
 member, 1796 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Wed 1 Jun 2022
at 21:42
How long do deleted games stick around?
Until a moderator gets around to doing a purge.    Which could take a while.
donsr
 member, 2603 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2022
at 21:48
How long do deleted games stick around?
i don't know how the   consider 'dead games"  there are a coupl on my list that i check the cast, and nobody by me is ever there?

 there is a game on my list  that...i'm pretty sure..the GM passed?..he wasn't doing  good the last time he posted  ,whcih was  years ago?..that game is still there.
bigbadron
 moderator, 16105 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Thu 2 Jun 2022
at 03:00
How long do deleted games stick around?
The FAQS:
How does a game become inactive?

The simplest answer is that a game becomes inactive when people stop posting in it!  More than that, however, RPoL will automatically flag a game as Inactive when it has not received any posts for at least sixty-one (61) days.

Are games ever deleted from the site?

Yes.  Games may be removed from the site under the following circumstances:
  • The Game Owner has violated site rules in order to create the game.

  • The game's content violates RPoL's site rules, and the GM has been unresponsive to site moderator warnings, or has previously been required to modify a game for the same problem.

  • The Game Owner has deleted the game, and the game has not been resurrected for at least two months.  (The actual time is generally longer than this, and usually depends upon how many posts the game has.)

  • The game has lapsed into inactivity, and has been inactive for a number of months equal to: 2 months (1 + (#_of_posts / 100)) (but no greater than 1 year).  At this time, it is usually moved to the "Deleted" area, where it may still be resurrected by the Game Owner.  If it's there for at least one month (but usually considerably longer) and is not resurrected, it may be deleted from the site.

        /help/?t=faqs&page=generalfaq

So, how long a deleted game sticks around depends, in part, on how active it was before it was closed.  Then, in part, on how busy the Mods are.
1492
 member, 33 posts
 I like monkeys
Thu 2 Jun 2022
at 03:14
How long do deleted games stick around?
In reply to bigbadron (msg # 4):

While we're on the topic, what about games that are on our personal watch list. I have a couple that I've tried to remove, but they just pop back up every time there's a new post.
donsr
 member, 2604 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2022
at 03:26
How long do deleted games stick around?
1492? I may be  wrong? but i think that happens until you are removed  by the GM?
bigbadron
 moderator, 16106 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Thu 2 Jun 2022
at 03:33
How long do deleted games stick around?
In reply to 1492 (msg # 5):

They pop up again automatically whenever there is a new post.

The only way to stop it is to ask the GM to remove you from the game.  If they don't respond to your request for removal within a reasonable time (at least one week), then you can contact the Mods and ask them to do it (include a link to the thread where you asked the GM).
1492
 member, 34 posts
 I like monkeys
Thu 2 Jun 2022
at 03:38
How long do deleted games stick around?
In reply to bigbadron (msg # 7):

Perfect. Thanks.