So we've all had times when we're like "....seriously?" after an incident, or we're left scratching our heads and staring at the screen. You may share them in this thread. Please note that this thread isn't about things that make you angry, per se, but things that leave you thinking, "wtf?" Not that they're mutually exclusive concepts, mind you, but I don't want this to be a rant thread. ... About a year ago, I was on a site and I was posting with someone I had just met. If you know me or have seen me post, you know that I'm particular on how I post. One thing I don't like / can't wrap my head around is multiple streams of dialogue written concurrently in a single thread. That is, let's say I have a post. And in that post, my character asks about the weather, tells the other character that his cat was hit by a car, and then proceeds to explain why cheez its are God's gift to humankind. The other person has his character respond to each of those things in turn, and then when it comes back to me, I continue. Thus, there are three different streams of dialogue running simultaneously in the same conversation. Now, the site: I was writing with someone who had about seven to ten streams of dialogue at the same time. My mind was boggled. I had seen people with two or three, but never that many. I didn't want to be rude and PM the person to say, "Hey, you're doing it wrong" when clearly he thought that this was the right way to roleplay. So I therefore decided to approach it like his character was literally talking about all those things in the same breath. After the third post in which I only replied to the last thing the character said and I had my character comment about how much the other person's character talked, I found myself the proud recipient of a PM. I checked my inbox. It was my RP buddy acknowledging that I was a beginning roleplayer and offering to take me under his wing. Yes. I became a beginning roleplayer because I didn't do the multiple streams of dialogue thing. Not, "Hey, our writing styles don't match," but the automatic conclusion that I was a beginner. That definitely left me sitting there scratching my head. I'd give you a sample of my RP post to show that I was certainly not a beginning roleplayer, but I fear that the other person might be a member of RPG-D. Ah, well.