Re: Mailing List Rules

From: Edge (
Date: 06/27/96

	I don't think he was saying the only questions that should be
allowed are coding questions, he's saying that questions that DO pertain
to the code shouldn't be just simple C questions. I agree with this rule,
and saying if you want to run a mud you should learn C first is actually
not a very childish statement. Without C knowledge, which there are a few
muds like this, your MUD is going to be pretty much straight out of the
tar boring old circlemud with the only mods being the ones you dloaded and
asked how to install on a group. Now if you personally don't know C, which
I do not, there are still plenty of things to do as an admin, but you
definately need to look into hiring or getting a friend who knows c to
help you out, because coding is what REALLY seperates your MUD from the
rest, and makes it interesting :).

	If you have any flames etc, please don't send them to the group,
just send them to =8^)

On Thu, 27 Jun 1996, Eduardo Gutierrez de Oliveira wrote:

> On Wed, 26 Jun 1996, Jack Wilson wrote:
> > A FAQ (or list of guidelines for the list) could be included in the
> > introductory material sent out to new subscribers.
> Agreed
> > Definitely.  I suspect a lot of the irritation that has come from imps
> > is the result of people asking questions that clearly indicate they
> > don't understand C.
> This is ridiculous (not flaming here, just commenting), this list is here 
> for mud administrator (if I am wrong let me know), not just coders, that 
> means that someone without any kind of C knowledge at all could post a 
> question regarding obj, wld, shp, mob or zon files and would be 
> completely ON-TOPIC (just as the earlier question about Elven Woods), I 
> think trying to limit the list to C coders only because you know C 
> already is kinda discriminating, a lot of people start their muds not 
> knowing a thing about C and either learning on the way (the way I did) or 
> trying to find a coder to help them out modify the source.
> I agreee that coding is the best way to modify a Mud, but it should be 
> noted that it is not the only way, and if this is a C-on-circlemud list 
> only I'd like to know it.
> BTW, this is not a flame, I've learnt a lot with this list and the only 
> thing that annoys me is the people who have given themselves the task of 
> finding off-topic messages in every message (they will probably call this 
> off-topic).
> I just want you to remember that the only reason you don't have 'NEWBIE 
> CODE:' questions is either because you knew C before setting up your Mud 
> or because you had noone to help you out with them when you did have 
> them. Don't slam the newbies with the "if you want to run circle go learn 
> C first" because thats childish.
> > >- References:
> > >Beginning C questions can be answered in any number of books,
> > >including 'The C Programming Language' by Kernigham and Ritchie.
> I did like the reference and probably will get the book tho'..:)
> Greetings and salutations
> Mythago
> MythagoMud
> 4000 (soon to reborn)
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