This is a new thing we're trying in an attempt to help new players (or even old players with hard to place characters or ideas they haven't been able to use!) get into threads quicker. Some discussion is allowed in this thread, but once you've got an idea you want to roll with including other people be sure to create a plot topic as normal, and a moderator will wipe out the discussion. This may be subject to change.
Words of wisdom from Frug, taken from the other thread:
This thread will be periodically tidied to ensure information remains relevant.
I never recommend that any new player begins by creating a new post alone in the hopes that a random person will choose to join. The chances of someone reading your thread and dropping in without being specifically invited are very slim for a number of reasons. Most active writers are already involved in stories, and many people don't feel comfortable stepping in without knowing who you are. They may not even notice your thread.
Introduce yourself to us in the player communication forum. Let us know who you are, join us in our random discussions to let us know you're active and part of the community. Silly random discussions are not pointless, they help us get to know each other.
Use the shoutbox or join us in the chat room if you see someone in there. This is the best way to make friends right away, and the fastest way to discuss a potential plot.
PM someone who looks active and who you think you might want to write with. It's flattering to receive a PM like that, and there's a very good chance it will be well received. You can PM me or another staff member if you like, and ask for guidance and help.
Be patient. Keep looking, keep trying. If you give up after a few days or even a week, there's nothing we can do. Why might it take so long to find a place? Sometimes everyone is in a plot and you'll have to wait a while for them to free up, or maybe it's hard to think of a way to incorporate the kind of character you've created. Don't worry about it. It's part of the game.