[MUD-Dev] in-game vs web-based boards (was: Geometric content generation)

Vincent Archer archer at frmug.org
Thu Oct 4 09:51:28 New Zealand Daylight Time 2001

According to Robin Lee Powell:
> On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 09:59:55AM +0200, Vincent Archer wrote:

>> Since that patch, the group setting, by default, is set to
>> display ONLY text that is in group chat. Not even a directed
>> /send is shown.

> Oh _GAH_.  You say 'by default'; can that default be turned off?

Yes. For each of the 5 default modes, you have a dozen of so
"channels" ranging from local talk to emotes, and so on. Each of
these can be turned on or off for that panel; the default is what
the panels start preconfigured in when you start your character.

The problem being, of course, that 90% of the people don't even
notice that they're no longer receiving sends. Yesterday evening, I
was trying to meet somebody in Camelot, and it was extremely

  /send Hello?
  /send Do you hear me?
  /send Hello?
  Soandso sends you "hello?"
  /send Ahhh, ok, so where do we meet?
  Soandso sends you "hello? you there?"
  /send Goddamit, switch chat panels!!!!
  Soandso sends you "hello?"

At that point, I picked up the phone :)

	Vincent Archer			Email:	archer at frmug.org

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