I'd caution against overly modeling the RP boards on fanfiction. RPs are not fanfiction, and we have to do things differently. Why are we all so quick to abandon something that's worked and remodel it on something that isn't even ideal for us? The resource board at Fanfiction deals with establishing ideas and discussing existing things, such as characters. Such things wouldn't occur on the RPF, the focus here is inventiveness and playing a character: not just describing it. There are need for non-IC threads in the RP boards. Rules threads, for instance. Possibly Awards threads. And most certainly Hoopers, and other RPF staples.