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Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to provide a link back to RPGfix?

Yes you do. We love you for your reciprocal linking. You do however have several choices when linking to RPGfix.
  • You may link to our root domain (www.rpgfix.com)
  • Directly to your site's listing, or
  • Use your voting link
Feel free to peruse our linking buttons. A plain text link is also acceptable.

Sites that do not provide an adequate link back will be removed from the directory.

What are the community rules?


My site has many fandoms, what do I list it under?

Please choose whatever category you feel fits your site the best, and for fandom please select "Panfandom."

How often are votes reset?

Votes are reset on the first day of each month.

How do I change my username?


Why isn't my post count going up?

In order to further prevent spam, when you first join RPGfix, all of your posts will go into the moderation queue. Once your first post has been approved by a staff member, you will no longer be subject to the queue.

Please note that it may take up to an hour after your first post has been approved for your account to receive the proper permission promotion.

How do I remove my site?

There is no way to permanently remove your site from the directory. We like to keep all listings around so that games of Christmas past have a place of remembrance when their domains and hosting providers expire.

However, you can mark your listing as "Defunct" which will remove it from the main view.

May I submit adult-oriented sites to the directory?

Yes. Sites that feature adult content are allowed to be listed in the directory. They should be properly rated, and/or marked with a disclaimer.

My fandom isn't listed!

If you cannot find your fandom, please make a reply to the Fandom Suggestions thread in order to get it added. We welcome all fandoms, no matter how obscure.

How is the GoTM winner determined?

On the first day of every month, the previous month's vote score (which is based on a weighted number of total votes) is calculated and a winner is automatically announced.

If two (or more) sites happen to have the same vote score, it'll choose whichever has the most votes. If by some weird happenstance, two sites have the identical amount of votes and vote score, the winner is decided based on how many clicks out that site has gotten.

Why aren't images or links allowed in the synopses for sites?

RPGfix is a niche directory for showcasing role-playing sites. It is not a simple drive-by advertising board or plugboard.

While many images that people make for their sites look beautiful (you're talented folks!), our emphasis is on text-based advertisements. By accurately describing your site in words instead of pictures, you paint a picture not only for potential players, but also for search engines.

We disallow links in the body of advertisements in order to maintain better metrics for those sites within our directory. We're able to tell how many times an ad has been viewed, and how many times an ad has been clicked.

May I submit more than one site to RPGfix?

You may submit as many sites as you desire.

Is my game still considered "Fandom" if it's in a completely alternate universe?

Yes. If your game is based upon, or derives from (however loosely) a fandom, then please select that fandom. Not only does it help people find your game, it gives credit to your fandom's original creators.

For example, a Pokémon site that has an entirely new cast of characters/monsters/move sets/etc., and is set in an alternate universe, should still list "Pokémon" for their fandom.

If your site derives from multiple fandoms please list your fandom as "Panfandom."

How often may I vote for a site?

You may vote once every twelve (12) hours.

Why are link backs to RPGfix not allowed to have rel="nofollow" in them?

Nofollow is an HTML attribute value used to instruct some search engines that a hyperlink should not influence the link target’s ranking in the search engine’s index. It is intended to reduce the effectiveness of certain types of search engine spam, thereby improving the quality of search engine results and preventing spamdexing from occurring.

RPGfix does not use the nofollow attribute on our directory. All of our directory links are pure hyperlinks. This means that people get good "link juice" by listing with us, and as a result, a higher Page Rank. Since all of our links also have to be manually approved, we also ensure that all links submitted are relevant to RPGs.

The basic fundamental behind hyperlinks is to "spread the word," but by sticking in a nofollow tag you are indirectly breaking this bond. When search engines stumble upon a hyperlink with the nofollow attribute, many of them simply ignore the link, rendering that link unfindable on the internet.

As RPGfix is a reciprocal linking directory, we expect other sites that link to us to value our URL just as must as well value theirs.

Where should I put my link back to RPGfix?

Your link should exist somewhere on your site's index page. It does not have to be in a prominent position, and may be in a scrolling div (although we do not recommend doing that). Your link to RPGfix must exist on your site before you make your submission.

How long does it take a newly submitted site to be processed?

Your site will generally be processed within two to three business days. Have patience. ;)

May I vote for more than one site?

You sure can. Help your friends out by giving their sites a vote every so often.

Does my site have to have a Universal RPG Rating?

No, the Universal RPG Rating is completely opt-in. We simply chose to integrate it with our directory because it is such a great idea. We highly recommend adding a rating for your site.

Learn more about the Universal RPG Rating and why it's awesome.

How are votes weighted and calculated?

Whenever a person votes for a site, their vote is "weighted" based upon how active and involved they are in the RPGfix community.
  • Unregistered guests have the lowest vote weight and are subject to the heaviest anti-spam filters.
  • Registered members of RPGfix have a slightly higher vote weight.
  • If the person voting is an active, participating member on RPGfix (not just 10 posts, but being active in the overall community), then their vote is weighted slightly higher than both.
These weights are then combined into a total vote score.
FAQ Manager ©2017 Iversia from RPGfix.
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