[MUD-Dev] Re: pet peeves

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Sat Feb 13 01:50:53 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999

On Sat, 13 Feb 1999, Steve Houchard wrote:

> First, let me explain my situation a little.  I'm currently part of an
> admin team numbering something like a dozen or so with the great majority
> too busy to contribute much--no problem there.  There are currently two of
> us (myself and one of our three imps) who do any appreciable amount of
> work at all and a few more who are around constantly but who don't
> contribute much if anything useful.  The problem as I see it is that the
> persons in question are RL friends of one of the other imps.  

I'm curious what it is many of you want from your admins. We don't really
have "imps" or "immortals" or whatnot. We have Gods (Sarapis, the Logos,
and Daedalus, God of Balance, and Phaestus, the Smith, and Aurora, Goddess
of Light, and Eris, Goddess of Chaos, etc), and they are mostly there to
make the game more interesting for the players. Do most of them do
anything even resembling coding? No. That doesn't, however, mean they
aren't doing anything useful. I don't mean to be disrespectful to coders,
but coding is just coding. It's an interchangeable function for the most
part. You can always find new coders. Finding someone who has a
charismatic personality and who makes mortals want to be on your game is a
much rarer find though, and a contribution like that should not be
underestimated. If you have Gods (or immortals or whatever you call them)
who make the world a more interesting and intense place for your mortals,
then they are very worthy of being in that position!

> Now don't get me wrong--I've nothing against these people personally
> except that for whatever godawful reason the persons in question feel the
> need to try to impress me with their knowledge of computers (fat chance
> there).  On the other hand, I don't feel that either of the persons in
> question (friends of the imp) are qualified or bringing any
> resources/qualifications to the job.  With that in mind I assert the
> following:  

Most of our Gods know nothing about computers. It's not really relevent to
being a God, I think. Being a God is all about leading and motivating, not
about being able to code or whatever.


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