Hallo Amorians! Amor has been officially open for just over 5 months now! :D We have about 300 active members, and 150 people who visit the site daily. That's really good for a brand new site! Because this is the first time we're running an 18+ adult themed website, we've been learning a lot of stuff and encountering all kinds of fun things we never expected. There's still a ways to go before we hit that sweet spot where we actually know wtf we're doing. Now that we're a few months old, we wanted to check in with members to see if we're still on the right track for our community goal and where we need to work on things! So if you can take a few minutes to respond, that would be SUPER AWESOME! You experiences and opinions do matter, even if we decide to go in different directions. To create a fabulous community, we need you guys to throw down that sweet input. <3 LETS START FIRST WITH REMINDING EVERYONE WHY AMOR EXISTS, JUST IN CASE YOUR SKIPPED THE WHOLE LETTER THING WHEN YOU SIGNED UP! Amor's mission statement is to be a community where adults can write sexual content in an environment that is relaxed, comfortable, and doesn't make you feel like you're in a sex dungeon where all anyone every does is flirt, hit on each other, talk about sex, and constantly try to get sum fuk. For example, I really love writing sex scenes, romance, erotica, having discussions about kinks and how sex can play a huge role in developing a plot or characters. Sometimes I also love to write gratuitous porn because I just really feel like having some characters bone. It's FUN! What I DON'T like is hanging out in a chat room or forum thread where people are constantly passing sexual compliments, making sexual innuendos, groping and touching each other, or being a few steps away from cybering. I don't like having my roleplay partners blur the line between us and what our characters are doing; to hit on me or to treat me like a sex partner. I don't want to feel like the people I am talking to, writing with, and hanging around are on the other side of the computer masturbating to all the hot stuff we're writing. The occasional jokes between friends is cool, getting your jollies from our content is cool, but I don't want to be SATURATED in sex. There's tons of great erotica communities out there, but they don't cater to this demographic. This was why Amor was started, for people like me who LOVE writing sex but don't want to hang out in an over-sexualized community. With that in mind, answer some of these questions if they apply to you! In your time on Amor so far, do you think we're accomplishing this goal? Like, does it feel like you can run around writing about throbbing 12 inch snake dongs or banging your hot gay teacher without fear and shame, but you can also just chill in a non roleplay area and talk about knitting without someone making one too many comments about how they'd like you to grab THEIR fuzzy yarnballs? Are most of the people you're meeting chill and friendly? How often do you encounter someone who pushes the flirt boundaries or seems way too invested in getting sum fuk? We know that everyone has different limits on what they find rude or creepy, but this gives us a general idea of what the majority population is like and if our staff needs to step up it's game. Also, just as a reminder you have full control here over who you interact with and the power to help REMOVE creeps from the site. If someone crosses a line that makes you uncomfortable tell them. Explain to them it was too far for you. I promise you, anyone who respects people will 100% understand even if you were just freaking out. People can't be psychic and know what the boundaries are with you unless you tell them. After that though: If they tell you you're just being over sensitive, or they keep pushing it, or keep doing it - report them. We can investigate to see if this person is just being careless or if they are genuinely being a creep and are bad for the site. Because so much happens over private messages, we don't always know when someone is being a total wanker. We rely on your reports to help us catch those people! Have you had good encounters with our staff and liaisons? Do you see them around, are they friendly and cool? Having a good staff team is vital in keeping a community safe and happy. They're being helpful when you need them, etc, etc? I mean, there's so few of them you're bound to notice if they suck. Stare at them, I'm sure they'll like it. Have you setup as a Verified Adult? How was that process for you? Has it helped you feel a little better/safer about the people you're roleplaying with? We have 160 verified adults so far, so that's really cool. 8D We want adults to feel safe, and not have to worry about asshole inconsiderate teenagers. Our Resources section is where we have BOTH guides/policies AND a place to store roleplay content like character sheets, plot ideas, etc. How has this been working out? Is it better for ONLY guides/policies, or ONLY roleplay content storage, or is it just kinda sucky in general? There is no right or wrong answer here, we just wanna know how people have been using it, what works, and what doesn't. :D One that note, many sites have sticky threads in their announcements/new arrivals section with their complete site policies and info. Do you think that is a better idea than the way we have the rules setup now? I dunno, just an idea. O_O What do YOU think? OTHER COMMENTS? WISHES? DESIRES? IDEAS? We're not gonna be able to do everything that everyone suggests and wants. Some things just aren't possible or maybe I just don't wanna do it. I'll tell you which! But ALL comments are welcome and maybe you'll have some insight or cool things that hasn't been considerate yet! And we all know a community can't exist without it's members, so let us hear your woooords.