[MUD-Dev] Re: META: Review of FAQ's Bio Section

Chris Gray cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
Mon Oct 12 10:13:24 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998


[Ling:]

 >With the list not being as compact as during the invite-only days, I feel
 >the Member's Bio section of the FAQ needs an overhaul. The original reason
 >for that section's existance was to cull the number of questions
 >pertaining each other's projects.
 >
 >So...
 >
 >How do people feel about that section?  Do you find it useful to refer to? 
 >Does it help when you read a post that includes the immortal line "Well,
 >my mud does blah blah blah"?  Would it be better to drop the bios and make
 >it into a 'Current Project' section?  Would you prefer this section to
 >reside as a webpage?

The problem with a web page is that it becomes searchable, and is quite
likely to get indexed all over the place. Perhaps if it were one where
the members email addresses are munged like in the archives, and was
only "officially" available at kanga.nu?

I think the material itself is valuable - it provides a background for
what people are saying, which can make it easier to understand "where
they are coming from". The main difficulty, I expect, is that of keeping
it up-to-date. People just have to let you know about updates. (Mine
definitely needs updating, but I need to accomplish something more on
my MUD first!). Of course, asking this question on MUD-Dev may well
trigger a flurry of updates...

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Chris Gray     cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA




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