[MUD-Dev] Re: pet peeves

Darren Henderson darren at jasper.somtel.com
Fri Feb 12 22:55:24 CET 1999

On Fri, 12 Feb 1999 diablo at best.com wrote:

> shouting advertisements for Achaea. The solution would just be that he or
> she wouldn't be a God anymore in Achaea (All my Gods either have a
> financial interest in Achaea or are people I know personally anyhow, so
> they are unlikely to do something they know I wouldn't like) If someone

I'll comment on the annoying players in a bit but first I thought I would
address the above...

Perhaps its just me and I don't know how you mean the term "financial
interest" but this strikes me as a very bad idea. Machines and connections
are cheap. Allowing anyone else to have such a claim on a game to me
diminishes your control of it (ghods forbid that anyone accepts a monetary
contribution from a player - thats even worse). It also creates a sense of
perceived privilage even if it doesn't exist. 

I don't have a problem with the appointment of friends as long as they are
people you can trust implicitly although such appointments can lead to
problems as well it tends to be more of a risk if we are talking about
more immature individuals (such muds fade fast anyhow).

Does anyone else have a feeling for such things? Who should you consider
for your admin team, should you accept monetary contributions?

As to the thread that started all this....

I also find people who show up and say "wiz me" and are persistant and
childish about it are very annoying and immeadiately suspect. I had one
like that recently. He's now on several other muds and on the intermud
networks all the time and I marvel that someone trusted him with anything
at all.

By the same token, I once had a person show up who just started chatting
with me and with in a months time I had made her an admin. She however was
not looking for the position. Her demonstraited knowledge and willingness
to simply offer up solutions was wonderful. She was also a very fast
coder. Simply ignoring her out of hand would have been a significant loss.

Darren Henderson                              darren at jasper.somtel.com

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