[MUD-Dev] Community Relations
Jon A. Lambert
jlsysinc at ix.netcom.com
Thu Jan 20 23:55:23 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000
Matthew Mihaly wrote:
> Like the way people generally tend to act? Given that I have yet to meet
> someone who does not bend morality to fit circumstances, it's hardly a
> surprise that admins do it. Christians are against murder, unless it's
> done on a really large scale it seems.
There there Matt. You need to find another bogeyman to beat. At least dare
I suggest, "publicly". We Christians haven't been let on a really good rampage
in such a long time. The last two centuries have been quite the party for
the "enlightened atheist". Yeah I know, atheists are against murder, but they
seem to do it on an incredibly really large scale. They do put the E in
efficiency. Now I'll stop here and apology in advance for my bigotry and
Anyhow isn't this the anti-thesis of the topic "Community Relations". Presumably
WE want better relations not worse. The collective WE, meaning mud-dev is
frankly interested in better relations. Ooops, that's a mistake, eh? I mean what
right do I have to even begin to speak for such a diverse group. Anti-patterns of
mud administration are good fodder I think, and appropriate in the realm of what
not to do. Defending a bad example in the context of the rights of an administrator
to do it, doesn't really turn bad around to good, nor does it prevent a sort of
community judgment or consensus forming that "doing X is a bad thing".
Nor is community consensus always a bad thing. I acknowledge there can be a
lot of corner cases here, where the beneficial qualities of some administrative
actions aren't immediately obvious.
The bottom line is 90% of players don't enjoy being f**ked around with by
some sadistic psychotic administrator. And 90% of us don't plan to run
our muds like the Marquis de Sade. So is arguing about the legal rights and
morality of the 10% relevant? Do WE think they are entitled to some sort of
social justice or community respect?
> I have no problem at all with
> infanticide, or just leaving a baby outside to die of the elements, for
> instance, providing it is your baby.
We all have these odd beliefs and opinions. I happen to think that the 37 million
babies that have been murdered in the last 25 years in the US is sickening.
It's a peculiar notion I hold, that is frankly beyond debate.
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