Bio help thread

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#1 Posted by Nordok (2343 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a thread for anyone who is struggling with their bio, as well as a place for helpful RPers to respond and offer advice and assistance. Whether you need help with broad concepts, fine-tuning specifics, or even just formatting, this is place to ask for help. Conversely, if anyone has tips and tactics for bio-making that they'd like to share, feel free to post them here; you don't have to wait for someone to ask.

The only real rule is please stay on task; there's plenty of other threads to mess around and chat in.

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#2 Posted by LamarTheSlayer (5321 posts) - - Show Bio

@nordok: This is so genius Nordok...

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#3 Posted by ParagonxXx (5570 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome job Nordok! ^_^

Speaking for myself, I never put my character profiles in my personal profile that you access through settings. Why? See those green words that say "Show Bio" to the far right of a posters name that is right by the time they last posted? We all know it shows the character profile. Unfortunately, everything looks like it's in bold text. And IMO, that looks like some terrible formatting because everything looks like it blends in!

So, I always use a blog post for my character profiles with a link to that profile where people normally put their character profiles. For me, it's cleaner, everything doesn't seem to blend in and it just looks nicer all around.

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#4 Posted by Xzenix-Everdeen (3803 posts) - - Show Bio

Surprised it wasn't made already.

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#5 Posted by Mister_Surreal (12074 posts) - - Show Bio

@nordok: This should have been around a long time ago. Thanks.

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#6 Posted by Feral Nova (58957 posts) - - Show Bio

Good job on this Nord. I'm going to go ahead and pin it up just for a bit.

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#7 Posted by Nordok (2343 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank you, all. Hope this proves helpful.

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#8 Edited by Thief (724 posts) - - Show Bio

@paragonxxx: Never noticed that for some reason. Definitely stealing that tip.

pun kind of intended

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#9 Posted by ParagonxXx (5570 posts) - - Show Bio

@thief: Hehe, hope it helps. ~_^

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#10 Posted by NuCraian_Empire (2 posts) - - Show Bio

I think this thread is genius.

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#11 Posted by Oraculi (7315 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone have any -show bio templates that they would like to share with us?

:3

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#12 Posted by Red_Jay (2610 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry for not saying this Sooner but great thread! It'll prove useful I hope

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#13 Posted by Orb-Weaver (981 posts) - - Show Bio

Tip:

If you want a condensed, concise look for your bio and don't care about putting too many images, use the About Me. If you want more space to work with, especially when it comes to putting pictures in your bio, put it in the blog format instead. Just thought I should mention this.

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#16 Posted by Encriptor (480 posts) - - Show Bio

When I create a new character, I try to imagine the personality I'm writing in at the time. Then I create a back story associated with my trope idea.

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#17 Posted by Orb-Weaver (981 posts) - - Show Bio

Lorem Ipsum

Experimenting with something bio-related.