The White Stag Inn is a great resource for our roleplaying and event communities. It is a place for our character stories and biographies. It is a place to discuss Ultima Lore. It is a place for you to feature and recruit for your roleplaying guild or alliance. And it is a place to share character and guild ideas with people on other servers. But the White Stag is going unused. And it fails to do the above when there are no visitors or storytellers to keep it active and alive. So as your moderator it is my job to see what I can do to bring life back to our own small corner of Stratics. And while I'm at it see if we can't use this as a resource that benefits roleplayers and roleplaying communities on all shards. I have a few suggestions that I will soon be forwarding upstairs and would like your opinion on them. 1. Tagging System. I'm going to suggest that a set of RP specific tags be added to help organize threads and posts. Some examples would be: [Story], [Shard Fiction], [Global Fiction], [EM Fiction], [Lore], [Open RP], [Closed RP], [OOC], etc. 2. Reporters. Roleplaying is a major part of Ultima Online. And there is alot that happens related to the lore that spans all shards. I'd like to see a couple new reporters hired to cover roleplaying across all shards OR have a roleplaying reporter liasion from each shard who communicates here on the White Stag about roleplaying news and events. This might mean creating a Cross Shard RP News Index. 3. Moderators. If traffic increases I will see about increasing the number of moderators so that each shard (Europa, Catskills, Baja, etc.) feels a level of ownership over this. 4. Events Forum. All the shards have one. I might suggest adding one here so that roleplaying guilds can advertise their events across shards. 5. Roleplaying Events. Baja and Chesapeake currently have a Cross Shard Tavern Night where roleplayers from each community come together one night a week to roleplay amongst each other. It alternates back and fourth between the Golden Brew Tavern on Baja and the Iron Bandit Inn on Chesapeake. We also have tours where we invite communities from other shards to tour our establishments and towns (and then go to that shard the next week to tour theirs). The White Stag on Stratics might be a resource to hold such events on a grander scale and include more shards in events like Cross Shard Tavern Nights and Cross Shard Tours. Any more suggestions?