Re: [NEWBIES][OLDIES] I can't believe I vonlunteering

From: Daniel Staudt (
Date: 02/07/00

cynical or not it is a good idea imho

>From: Chris Gilbert <chris@BUZZBEE.FREESERVE.CO.UK>
>Reply-To: Circle Discussion List <>
>Subject: Re: [CIRCLE] [NEWBIES][OLDIES] I can't believe I vonlunteering
>Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 18:51:56 +0000
>Susan Douglas wrote:
> > After hearing much about reading the FAQ and the WTFAQ, I've decided to
> > write the "Take you by the hand guide to Circle MUD".
>Sounds a good idea...
> > I would like to develop a seiries of web pages that take you step by
> > through the starting a Mud process. From finding a server to
> > patches.  Most of it I will link to the wonderful articles that have
> > written -- will just put it in a step - by - step manual.
>I know this sounds a bit cruel, but I'd rather it was some list of
>references sent to anyone joining the list.  My reasons for this are
>simple, if any tom dick or harry can pickup and use a circlemud code
>base the list will get inundated with I want to do this but it's not in
>the step by step guide.  I vaguely remember hearing that some code bases
>used to have bugs in on purpose that had to be fixed, and could be
>easily if you actually examined the code, but most ppl didn't, so could
>never run that code base.
>But then I think I'm just feeling ultra cynical, it's been one of those
>long weeks, and there seem to be more than the usual level of newbie
>questions, I'm not sure why but it seems that lots of people start to
>use circlemud having nearly no unix or c experience.
>Chris (feeling rather cynical)
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