[RP Advice] “Seeking Role” RPers (Be Calm, Best Approach)
Admin’s Note: It’s been a while since I made one of these, and I had been pondering the best way to go about this particular segment
A while back, these people used to appear rather often. Various communities I’d RP in, had them for all kinda of fandoms. But, I want to make it clear that this is only MY experience with them, not everybody’s (please keep that in mind).
If you have ever been approached by a “Seeking Role” user, do not panic. They will ask you to play a specific character for them, but there is also a heavy down-side to it. There are both positive and negative ways to handle these kind of users. However, there are some users who will work with you.
In my own experience, on this site, I have received many of the negative users who endlessly spam your messages if you refuse. In fact, they will even warn you that if you refuse, they will spam you until you agree to play whomever they want you to play as (worst case scenario they will report you). The specifications they give, can either be a great idea, or completely inappropriate. I HAVE met SOME positive Seeking Role users who were pretty chill about my refusal to play specified characters, they often respect what you decide in the end.
Some Seeking Role users may be generally rude in communities they’re in. Even if you respond in kind, they may retaliate and resort to a form of begging and demanding. These Seeking Role users should NOT be dealt with using aggression, but instead be the better person and inform an authority figure in the community you are in and let them know this person is bothering you. If you are in a community where there is no admin, simply contact the community’s staff and provide as much information about said person as you need, in order for the situation to be taken care of.
While there are equally positive and negative Seeking Role users, they are still users regardless. Be cool with them, don’t give them a negative attitude, and if need be? simply talk to a staff and let them take care of it. I know these people can be irritating, but do consider blocking if the situation persists, it would be the more subtle choice of solution otherwise.