If people don't respond...
So I have a story about BsM to report for your education. One of our players has been completely inactive for about a month, and there were two other players just waiting on him silently all that time.
I just had a PM conversation with this member, it went like this:
All this time, everyone was waiting, but no one PMed anyone else or even made any comment that something was up. Let me make it clear: if someone is gone for an unusual amount of time, like a week, and there's no explanation, it's perfectly reasonable to:
1) Ask in the OOC
2) PM the player
3) Skip their character for a round without leaving them behind.
Waiting on them without saying anything is probably not going to get anything done, as they'll basically have to come back and suddenly realize that their being waited on, and that could take a long time. In the mean time, BsM and other neighborhoods have seemed near dead because of players doing this sort of thing.
This has been a public service announcement, provided by your very own Raccoon. Now get back to your roleplaying addictions. >:|