First: For honestly ignorant, rather than stupid, questions and thoughts on the rules of RPGuild, check these threads.
Quickstart Guide to the Guild
The original concept, as well as thought and title, behind this would-be-article was “Stupid Questions” but a better idea popped into the head of this pretend-author and it shall now be known as “Mostly Stupid Questions” as some of these are kind of valid, if not repeated over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over again. Mostly these will be On-Topic posted questions that are seen quite often, or article topics that have been slapped up more than once. So, maybe, this will stop the redundancy, if only slightly.
So Let us begin with my personal favorite and move down the list of as many as I can think of, in no particular order.
Why do RPs die, friend Dudel?
Because you and/or your fellow RPers decided to let it die. When interest drops, for whatever reason, it is a chain reaction. One person doesn't post, becomes two because the first didn't post and that person was needed or something else, until eventually everyone in the RP just puts a big "SCREW IT" sign up and removes the RP from the subscriptions list.
There are detailed reasons on why people might leave said RP but it breaks down to disinterest and lack of drive/desire/etc. Why people exactly leave isn't relevant due to it being such a giant drop down of options.
What is "High-Casual", now I ask?
"High-Casual" is an intermediate break down between "Casual" and "Advance" which usually holds Advance standards with Casual's more loose nature. This allows for a nice blend between "Advance" and "Casual" players and holds the average meeting ground for people taking their writing at least somewhat seriously.
That's what it is supposed to imply, and tends to mean a majority of the time, but a good number of members use the "High-Casual" label as an excuse to act poorly to "Normal Casual" or even "Advance" players so there is a warning in this.
What's with all the colors? Are they bad?
The colors are there so people can make their posts look pretty if they want. Don't abuse this and utilize good judgment and you'll be fine most of the time.
It should be noted, however, that some users dislike formatting and coloring in some shape or form, and they might be rather voiced about it so be weary when using much post coding.
Colors and formatting aren't bad, they just tend to be used poorly and give off a bad stink to those who use formatting in a proper manner.
Why does "everyone" like or dislike X or Y (now)?
Because they do or do not, move on and shut up.
Most things are unused or disliked due to player unfamiliarity or the assumption that fellow RPs can not be trusted with what they are given.
As for likes, people like what they like. RPGuild has fads and phases like any other part of the world, some people like them and others don't, but there isn't a need to Raise-Cain about it.
How come "nobody" plays X or Y type of RPs or does (not) add W and/or Z (anymore)?
They either do and you're being too anal about your requirements for joining an RP or you didn't see that one gem that was posted a couple/few days/minutes ago and must go hunting for it, now.
You can also try making your own RP or talking with some friends to try and make your own, because complaining about it wont help.
How come people say, or I actually do, post too long/short of posts?
Cause they are pricks and want to make you feel bad about you making them feel bad. If your posts seem too long and that's the complaint, move up a level or find more detail oriented players. If your posts seem too short and that's the complaint, either you joined an RP you are not ready for and should go down a level or someone is being anal.
If you are the one complaining, as the poster or not the poster in question, shut up.
Why was a person, perhaps even Dudel, just SOOO mean to me?
You either did something stupid/irritating/etc and the person "being mean" and/or "attacking" is breaking the rules or one of you is a troll.
Most of the time when someone is being blunt about something they are not being "mean" or "attacking" but if you feel this way you should be polite and say you felt that, perhaps, they crossed a line. Do not entice them by SHOUTING or insulting.
If you follow the rules and feel someone has crossed them, use the report post feature located in the left sidebar of posts rather than starting noise about it.
What if I think someone cheated/god-modded/etc me and/or my character?
Tell the DM/GM who is running your RP, then wait for them to handle things. If the DM/GM doesn't handle things then you're SOL and have to deal with being cheated. If you are the DM/GM and you feel someone cheated you or someone else, step in and do something about it.
Make no mention of the "cheating" after the first time it happened, you are only willing people to rule in the other guy's favor by being a douche about things.
What if someone did something that isn't against the rules and isn't listed here that I find annoying?
Shut THE FUCK up about it!
No one wants to hear you complain and striking up a thread discussing if you are right or wrong is not only arrogant but is also filled with all kinds of douche-baggery.
By the way, the answer to your vague question that fits into this question is "No" most if not all of the time. "No, you are wrong. What you think is not correct and you should stop your thread right now."
If you liked this, I'll be doing a more serious one about RP etiquette in awhile. (No I wont.)