on joining and ditching: sometimes i feel like things just don’t pan out for people. i’m not saying it’s not rude or whatever, but you see a pretty site with a good premise, you get eager and over excited and a character just pours out of you, but then it all kind of just dies down and you’re left in a situation you don’t exactly want. personally i haven’t had this happen to me, but i know someone who went through this. sometimes there’s just not enough to hold the person. it just happens.
I don’t think we should look down on ditching because there could be multiple factors at play. Joining a community that already has well established relationships can be scary for some people, and it might be hard for some to immerse themselves into the site and make new friends. Sometimes people might feel that nobody wants to plot with them. I know I’ve felt that way before. And even when I plot with a bunch of people, sometimes I never get a response from them.
Roleplaying’s about what’s fun, at the core of it. If someone ditches a site, it’s because it’s not fun anymore. As an admin, I never hold it against members when they ditch. I don’t want people to feel pressured to RP on a site they’ve stopped enjoying, even if all they’ve done so far is applied—mostly because I know I wouldn’t want to feel pressured in the same way.
anon asked why do people ditch right AFTER joining, not why people ditch in general.