I'm sure everyone's seen Interest Checks that, to put it bluntly, just aren't that interesting. Many int chks do very little to pique the curiosity of other RPers and to get them excited for the (possible) OOC/IC.
I see countless interest checks that are something along the line of:
I want to do a Fantasy RP with dragons and swords lol but I have no idea for a story. Also there's a bad villain with a katana. Anyone interested?
I'm sure that most of us agree that the bare-bones essentials (who/what/where/how/etc.) should be the minimum prerequisite for an interest check.
Why not reward those who are willing to put a bit more effort into their interest checks by picking 1 interest check a day
to be "Interest Check of the Day/Week."
Forum mods/admins who have the power to Sticky topics would be in charge of this. This would make the featured IntChk more prominent within the interest checks forum, thus leading to more attention from other RPers.
The criteria for having your int chk topic Stickied are to provide detailed information as to what your potential RP is about. This includes information such as:
What the roleplayers would be doing.
What type of characters the GM is looking for.
What the story is (this shouldn't even have to be a requirement, but I've seen Interest Checks without any story/plot.)
What kind of setting and mood the story has.
Time period/Genre, etc. Pros:
-Encourage friendly competition between writers. When competition goes up, the quality of writing goes up as well.
-I speculate that this will encourage people to post more interest checks and by extension, RP more on Elliquiy.
-It would provide a better venue for writers willing to go that extra step.
-It would weed out the "meh" int chks from the more fleshed out int chks.
-It would encourage clarity in interest checks and reduce the need to go back and forth between questions.
-Allow RPers a better idea of whether or not they truly want to join an RP. Cons:
-Lengthier Int chks in some cases (provided the GM WANTS
to get his Interest Check featured.)
-Harder to enforce for casual RPs that may not put as much emphasis on writing quality.
-Competition between writers.
-A negligible amount of more work for the Mods/Admins?