[MUD-Dev] players who "take away from the game"

J C Lawrence claw at cp.net
Tue Nov 9 19:08:57 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999


NOt writing as list owner:

On Mon, 8 Nov 1999 11:44:54 -0800 (PST) 
Matthew Mihaly <diablo at best.com> wrote:

> Too right. Someone mentioned earlier that we should just work on
> trying to accomodate them, but I disagree. I've found that THE
> most effective way to discourage these players is to establish, as
> admins/Gods, an atmosphere where maturity is respected by the
> player base and immaturity is not respected and is, in fact,
> completely scorned. 

While I'm not the right person to comment on this, it has oft been
observed here that MUD-Dev itself (Hi Jon) models characteristics of
MUDs.  Certainly there has been some success in creating and
maintaining a professional atmosphere for the list.  And no, it is
not due to my moderation.  Moderation is a very new thing for this
list.  The posting controls for vast majority of this list's life
have the fact that it was either membership by invitation only, or
posting by application only.

Its probably worth going back into the archives and digging up the
various meta problems we had (and still have) with the evolution of
a MUD-Dev peerage.  In truth it is largely this fact alone that
finally persuaded me to stay silent on the list for an extended
period and to see what happened.

A reasonable start to the discussion:

  http://www.kanga.nu/archives/MUD-Dev-L/1999Q1/msg00185.html

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J C Lawrence                              Internet: claw at kanga.nu
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