Martin Keegan martin at cam.sri.com
Sat Jun 7 04:14:55 New Zealand Standard Time 1997

On Fri, 6 Jun 1997, Caliban Tiresias Darklock wrote:

> Unfortunately, people seem to be quite easily incensed at any treatment
> of the areas in which most MUDs are lacking. I'm not sure what this
> means; while I can stand up and say that Tiny has some problems and
> lacks a lot of functionality that MUDs do very well, attempting to state
> the converse seems to be tantamount to heresy. 

This whole argument could have been avoided by the adoption of the
compromise used on Usenet whereby the word "mud" is used to mean
"persistent computerised realtime virtual world", thus encompassing Dikus,
Tinys, LPs, Abers and the rest. This gets around labelling, politics,
insane acronyms like "MU*", and deliberately confusing nonsense like

The use of the term "MUD", expandable to Multi User Dungeon is outdated
now and causes too much argument - let's try to keep the signal up and the
meta noise down.


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