[MUD-Dev] List rituals

Travis Nixon tnixon at avalanchesoftware.com
Thu Jul 5 12:55:20 New Zealand Standard Time 2001


From: "J C Lawrence" <claw at 2wire.com>
> Travis Casey <efindel at earthlink.net> wrote:

>> Also, creating a post requires a bit of courage, or possibly of
>> pride -- the belief that you actually have something interesting
>> enough that other people will want to read it or respond to it.
>> When responding to a post, you know that you're probably going to
>> have an audience of at least one who's interested; the original
>> poster.

> Yup this is consistent with and explains why most threads are not
> started fresh, but are forks off already running threads.  Its
> easier to drop a fork in an already expressed interest than it is
> to stick your neck out in the cold and possibly unfriendly light
> of day where everyone may see.

And then of course you have people like me that like to start posts
and invariably have them sputter out in 2 or 3 responses.

Not sure if that's a sign of a bit of megalomania, being in the
wrong place at the wrong time, or just a sign of not really being
all that interesting. :)

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