Once a Major Faction has posted a completed Diplomacy thread to the Map Update thread, an Admin will assign an RPJ to judge whether the thread meets the following criteria. The RPJ will sign the ‘Approval’ field in the Map Update template, or will contact the submitter if further work is needed.
- STORY - Does the Diplomacy thread have a story (or group of stories) that makes sense and that comes to a reasonable conclusion?
- REPRESENTATION - How well are both Factions represented in the Diplomacy thread? For example, if two members post the bulk of the thread back-to-back, the Diplomacy is unlikely to be approved without more work from other Faction members.
- EFFORT - How much effort has the Faction put into the thread? As a general guideline, 50 average posts is an acceptable effort. A lower number of posts may be acceptable if clear effort has resulted in solid stories that reach a natural conclusion. Spammed posts with minimal effort will count against the Faction.