[MUD-Dev] Re: Introduction System

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Thu Jul 13 14:32:02 New Zealand Standard Time 2000

On Thu, 13 Jul 2000 09:25:18 -0400 (EDT) 
Nathan Clemons <nathan at thelinuxcommunity.org> wrote:

> Newbie would see:

>    A flowing redheaded woman introduces herself to you and tells
> you her name is Kirstie.

> At that point, if Newbie looks in the room, he would see:

>   (P) A short, stocky man is picking his teeth while he is
>   standing here.  
>   (P) An unimposing man is studying a spellbook > while he is
>   sitting here.  
>   (P) (Kirstie) A flowing redheaded woman > is looking at you
>   while she is resting here.

Why does the other character get to define what name you will know
them by?  Isn't that rightly the owner of the namespace's choice?
Kirstie, redhead, babe, NextVictim, whatever -- the use and
appearance of the name is private to them after all.

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