[MUD-Dev] [Meta] chest puffing (fwd)

Ola Fosheim Grøstad <o.f.grostad@notam.uio Ola Fosheim Grøstad <o.f.grostad@notam.uio
Mon May 15 19:43:46 CEST 2000

J C Lawrence wrote:
> ------- Forwarded Message
> From: Matthew Mihaly <the_logos at achaea.com>

> A quote from a letter from a user who suicided himself.
> referring to Achaea: "This game has been a tool of hell, it angers me more
> than I have ever been angry to think of how hell has used Achaea in such
> subtle ways. It is a medium through which the spirits of false religion
> and witchcraft can gain a foothold in our lives."
> Just about the best damn compliment I've ever had! (the user suicided all
> his characters immediately after that)
> - --matt
> ------- End of Forwarded Message

While deleting information and characters from a system can be a ritual
act by the person realizing that he is addicted in a disadvantageous
fashion (see Suler and Clodius?), it can also be a sign of a person who
is on the wedge of committing physical suicide.  See Rheingold, "The
virtual community", pages 34-37.

I assume that the admins that read MUD-Dev are mature enough to handle
those users gently... (then again...)

Ola  -  http://www.notam.uio.no/~olagr/

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