This topic was recently broached on the news board, with the proposed
solution to abandon channels, using a symbol to declare so. I don't
feel that this solution is best for me, nor for those of us who wish to
keep in contact with the majority of our fellow players.
I propose that we pay greater attention to the use of each channel. This
is how I see each channel's various uses:
Auction: for the buying and selling of eq, tokens, etc.
Chat: for discussing various topics out of character
Gossip: for discussing various topics in character
Info: the cheering and mourning of levels and deaths, gathering of
groups, requests for help, etc.
I mean to keep all channels open (although I may turn off chat for brief
periods when the topic is distasteful). I will also be adhering to this
separation of channels, and I hope that others will agree with me and also
Elisa and alts, should they exist
Thursday, July 19 2001, 06:25PM
Personally, I use chat for both ic and ooc. I don't use gossip at all,
unless someone calls my attention to it. I'll most likely always be
that way. Call me old fashioned if you must, chat has always been
a mixture of both, and for me, it'll continue to be so.
Thursday, July 19 2001, 09:09PM
Is see your point Elisa. Too much said on the boards nowadays
has been pretty distasteful. As everyone knows, I've used the
gossip channel, and base most of my "chaotic" role-play on
there, for the people who aren't in the same room as me, or for
those who don't even know me, so they can get to know who my
character is. Chat is pretty much ic and ooc, even though
those people who are ic on chat are rapidly disappearing due
to the ooc conversations. I'm not saying don't be ic or ooc all the
time on the channels, but at least have some common sense in
the words you post. So many people have been into arguments over
ooc stuff. OOC! my goodness! If I wanted to get into a fight,
I'd call my mom and tell her i was moving to Abu Dahbi or something.
This whole [X] thing is pretty clever and i may use it when
conversation on channels gets too yucky for my taste.
Friday, July 20 2001, 12:45AM
Friday, July 20 2001, 04:52PM
I've played here long enough to agree with Sandra, I dont use Gossip
never will, Chat is Chat, its there to Chat on wether we're discussing
the olympics, which has been done, watching two clans argue about
who was right and who was wrong, which doesnt happen anymore, but
thats a whole other post, and its there to watch to char's fall in
love, and its there to scream HELP BARNEY IS KILLING ME, its there to
gather SL groups. What I dont understand is, maybe I just have some
type of uncanny ability, but can't you not pay attention when you don't
wanna hear about whatever people are talking about, and if something
interesting goes by, then you pay attention? I've doneit since I've
been here, and hey it works, try it sometimes.
Friday, July 20 2001, 09:55PM
LegendMUD provides a atmosphere of
interaction between players and the
player's pc's. Communication is an
important tool for many of the above
Chat provides a global tool to talk
accross the distances and the question
for those who roleplay is what medium
can I use to show my IC. Too many times
I think we focus on the crap, stop and
look at the crap, then call others to look
at the crap. We probably should have
not stopped and kept going on the orignal
path. I personnaly just locally gag
people on the channels so all I see
is those I want to see, hear, listen to
interact with. When the roleplayers
use the channels the fellow roleplayers
will recognize this and who is really
your audience. The idiot, the jerk or
your fellow roleplayer? Focus on those
who play at your level of the game
and ignore the rest. Maybe one day
the rest will try to reach the next
level of play and join you. They'll
only get that by being excluded by you
and by watching you.
Friday, July 20 2001, 10:38PM
I agree with Yui. I vehemently disagree with this recent business of
preaching to the mud by refusing to listen to anybody on channels
because of a few immature people who can't stop talking about drugs
and whatnot. It's elitist and divisive, and for that reason it's
just as disturbing for who is participating as for the idea itself.
Just gag those who are immature and annoying on channels. Turning them
off is cutting off one's nose to spite their face.
Ganymede et al.
Saturday, July 21 2001, 10:10AM
The way I see it, [X] isn't elitist, divisive or snobby. It's
courtesy. All it means is that I choose not to listen to channels
all the time, so don't get upset if I'm not aware of the traffic
I'll admit, different people may have differing reasons to turn
off channels, but in my case, I'm just sending a signal as a
courtesy. I'd appreciate it if people didn't assume any other
Saturday, July 21 2001, 10:12PM
Personally I see the "X" manuver as pointless, because
I doubt there is a great need for everyone to know
who's on what channel.
Hey.. isn't there a WHOCHAN command?
Oh yeah.. silly me.
Personally.. if I want a large audience, I go on INFO
If I just want to be plain stupid and sing or tell
raunchy jokes, I use gossip.
I only 'chat' on auction if there happens to be a small
discussion stemming off from an auction.
And chat is for whatever.
Do I need to make a seperate post about WhoChan?
Sunday, July 22 2001, 12:20AM
Nope, you don't.
Whoops, too late.
Sunday, July 22 2001, 05:07AM
What Reynard writes goes for me as well.
--Marcel et alts.
Monday, July 23 2001, 12:33PM
i keep chat auction and info on at all times, i keep gossip off
at all times. if people talk about stupid crap that is annoying
i check to see if they are accept all, then check to see where they
are at... if i cannot get to them i just ignore them and/or make fun
of them. call me crazy...
Tuesday, July 24 2001, 01:39AM
Just a note on gossip - this channel was originally put in place
to test the new dynamic channel code. It also happens to be a common
channel on many muds, so we sorta left it. For those coming from
other muds, it was one more piece of familiarity we could provide.