Re: [Circle] Re: Just an observation

From: Niese-Petersen (
Date: 07/26/96

On Fri, 26 Jul 1996, Chris Grantham wrote:

> What happens if Nerds one two and three are out of town, or not on at the
> moment? You (as head builder or admin) have no idea why your mud just
> crashed and isn't coming back up.. IF you knew C, you could prolly fix it,
> but hey.. you're jes admin.

Well.. Do you really need to know C to enter 'autorun &' ?? :) Ofcoz
up to the main coder [or whoever admin. the account the MUD is running
on] to tell those who do have account access, how to start the MUD
again, if totally crash...  Let the bugs be there to be fixed by a coder,
who know his/her stuff and got a clue about the code.

> So now your loyal followers (All 100 of them that you've got on at a time
> (Keep dreamin baby)) are mega pissed and you lose, say, 80 of them.. all
> because YOU don't know what the f*** a syntax error is!

If you tell them nicely that there is a bug problem and that the MUD can 
crash without notice, plus that you will inform the coder that there is a
crash bug, then they have to be totally stupid not to stay [If the
MUD is worth it ofcoz :) ] .. Any MUD player who know the ways MUDs are,
also know the crashes will come and go.. Its the life of MUDs...

Erik Niese-Petersen
Aka Quint The typo God
Realms of Darkness IMP [ 6666. Playertesting]

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