[MUD-Dev] mud vs. mush membership

Adam Wiggins adam at angel.com
Wed Jul 28 19:11:44 New Zealand Standard Time 1999


On Tue, 27 Jul 1999, Jay Carlson wrote:
> Adam Wiggins writes:
> > Here's my informal poll from the mud connector.  (BTW if your favorite
> > mud isn't listed on the mud connector, or is out of date, bug the admin -
> > especially if YOU are the admin. :) This thing has been a great
> > resource to
> > the mud community for a long time.)
> 
> No.  My favorite mud isn't publicized, and the users and the administrators
> are pretty happy about that.

Well, okay - I should have said, "if you interested in your mud growing
at all..."

I completely understand wanting to be discriminating about who is involved
in your community.  But I don't think that low publicity is necessarily
the way to do it - mud-dev has managed to keep a very cultivated crowd
despite relatively high publicity (public website, searchable archives,
et al).  It stays "elite" due to the efforts of the administrator.
If your admin is willing to put in the same effort on your mud,
you can get the same effect - filter out all the chaffe and being
left with an influx of fresh faces that have a lot to contribute.

Adam





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