If I ask myself the question, If BSE was a mini series what would it look like? SE sites are somewhat a pyramid scheme, would we set it ancient Egypt, who would play Duarte?
IMHO one of the best tv series is HBO's Deadwood, initially written to be in ancient Rome, it found its way to the "Wild West" since HBO had recently screened "Rome". It has marshals and sheriffs, deputies, gunslingers, whores, .. I'm leaning towards some steampunkish western setting.
The Gods of our show, who without there would be no BSE.
In no particular order, a little chicken and egg
SE The site is part of the Stack Exchange Universe, participants often share their time in Stackoverflow, Seasoned Advice, Are there really Aliens?
The devs Those gods who work tirelessly to create Blender. Like all gods their choices are questioned, why Z up, why isn't cube 1 x 1 x 1, why not use degrees for angle
Gods from both often "walk among us". Keep in mind for any church or religious characters in the show.
The site is split into a number of territories. As a noob to our first SE Universe we are given one sheckle and the opportunity to stake our claim with a new question in up to 5 territories or answer any unprotected question.
The monetary system here is very simple. As soon as you have 15 sheckles you can hand out sheckles (upvote) without limit. If a claim (question) is a mine, think of a sheckle like any of the dirt you dig out. The "better" the mine, the more gets thrown in. Even so, high sheckle mines are soon deep below the surface. Many believe the SE gods have made perhaps one of the worst search engines ever to keep us on the surface. The HNQ Circus tours the surface, for claims to rain down sheckles upon.
The first Noobs to set foot on BSE and stake their claims. Like all pioneers most are now long gone.
The Noob Hordes
As the site "matures" the Noob Hordes become larger and larger. This is where a lot of the show plays out. Due to a number of Noob rights violations the SE Gods drew up some protections [CoC]
Voted in, for life, to control in particular the Noob Horde.
Sheriffs and their Deputies
If you have a gold badge in a territory you can DupeHammer or by other means necessary try and keep the Noobs to the "rules". For those that don't know me, I have a gold badge in the dual territory of Python-Scripting. Our rules are a bit different from those in Maudlin (aka Modelling) Territory.
Deputies help the Marshals and Sheriffs keep to the SE rules. Deputies often become Sheriffs.
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Like the Chinese in ancient times, or more recently the US, do we build a wall at the border of our territory. Can it resist the horde? Remember the Alamo?
Things you see and hear at the border.
- Bleary eyed sleep deprived gunslingers
- Calls of "So, I wanna", "Show us your blend!" echoing
- The same Shot down low quality Noob claim reincarnate
- Sheckles flying every where when the HNQ Circus is in town.
- An unwanted intruder, selling spam, de-sheckled faster than a rocket full of monkeys
Your take on what role you would play, the other characters (by type please not by name) , possible scenarios... or maybe you would set the show completely differently.