[MUD-Dev] paying volunteers

Matthew Mihaly the_logos at achaea.com
Thu Sep 21 19:53:59 CEST 2000

On Thu, 21 Sep 2000, Patrick Dughi wrote:

> 	I haven't spoken up about this general topic (volunteers &
> remuneration vs lawsuits & legality) mainly because I have no bias one way
> or the other.  However, as someone who's only played, volunteered (player,
> admin, and programming time) free muds, I feel that volunteering is it's
> own reward.  
> 	To offer an incentive degrades that into a new sort of race, and
> this is particularly bad when you're giving incetives so that people will
> perform creative duties.  In fact, you lower the quality of work produced
> by those people, while at the same time, driving away those who would have
> produced higher quality work - for free.  

Yeah, I agree with all this, but if the law dictates otherwise, it's not
going to matter.

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