[MUD-Dev] Containing automation?

Katrina McClelan kitkat at marcus.pants.nu
Tue Jul 20 23:52:01 New Zealand Standard Time 1999


On Tue, 20 Jul 1999, Charles Hughes wrote:

> You can't spam someone with trigger text if the trigger is linked to beginning
> of lines UNLESS you are allowing users to mimic game output. This is a much
> more
> serious problem than bots will ever be. If you do allow users to mimic game 
> output, then how can a user ever know that something he sees is real?
> 

Somewhat off topic, but an amusing note...

*laughing mischeviously*  I recall posting to the message boards and mud
mailing "time bombs" to get around this when I was playing muds.  Was real
fun when people had triggers set up to check and read mail they got as
well  :P  I tended to have fun with people who overused triggers  ;)

-Katrina



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