So, quite often, someone will have to dip out from RP due to RL stuff (Cat being sick, horse kicking over the TV, stuff like that) and there's no way to let the the person IG know because they ran off to the depot, or to kill a dragon, or whatever.
So i have a couple of propositions
1. An ingame bulletin board
This will let people hold a note on it, maybe one note per person, with a max timer (Maybe an RL week?) which can be overwritten.
This should let people put notes up without the need to make a forum account, and let people put notes up quickly for things that they don't think they really need a forum post for.
2. Longer rot time on written parchments
So this one is a little more straightforward, increasing the rot time on parchments would let a character scribble down "Heading over to Lor Angur for 15 to pick up the golems" to let the other character know that they haven't been abandoned, especially if they're lacking in any OOC means of communication