Posted by Christopher on 07/27
Why do we need an X when we have WHOCHAN
That's like [sidhefriendship]
or [competed all +stat quests]
Sunday, July 22 2001, 03:40PM
Wow, can we get a boardgag command too?
but anyway, thank you for demonstrating just -why- we don't
use channels much nowadays
everyone has to have their say, even if they don't have anything
constructive to say, they -have- to say it
say something on a channel, and suddenly people like you
will drag you down roads you never would have walked yourself
but what I hate the most is the attitude people put up when you out
of courtesey indicate you are this or that, have to be yelled at for doing
so, but then again, you could answer any questions with :
"why don't you find out yourself?"
round of applause, you definitely got the point yepyep
Sunday, July 22 2001, 04:22PM
Don't have anything constructive to say? He actually has a valid point.
If you want to know who's listening to chat, "whochan chat" works just
fine. We don't need those silly little X's to advertise it. Never mind
that an "X" usually means "adults only"...
Sunday, July 22 2001, 05:28PM
Why is it that a "valid point is only a valid point"
if you agree with it? If people want an X in their
title, that's their choice and they shouldnt be judged for it.
Its a courtesy by putting it in their title so people know
they arent ignoring them if they are spoken to on chat.
Plain and simple. If you like being on the public channels
then use them... If you don't then don't... Why all the
criticism? There is nothing elitist about this and nothing
snobby... And it's not an attack at individuals although
that seems to be contrary to some beliefs..
Everyone is allowed an opinion... This is not a dictatorship.
Sunday, July 22 2001, 10:15PM
You'd be right Lacey, if it were only that. But the announcement wasn't
simply that "if there is an X in one's title, one is probably not
listening to channels." It was accompanied by an editorial on the
content of channels, and I think that's what people take issue with.
Ganymede et al.
perhaps those same persons who are ranting about it
are the ones who provide that same content on the channels
someone has a sore conscience -pshrug-
Monday, July 23 2001, 09:41AM
Don't assume that Marcel's "editorial" reflects the reasons of anyone
else who chooses to minimize channel use and uses the [X] flag to
advertise that choice.
For instance, I've got channels and tells turned off because I find it
to be a novel and challenging way to play the game. Not only am I not
distracted by conversations on channels, I'm also unaware of other
things like auctions -- which means that I have to obtain my equipment
by myself, either by defeating the mobs that have what I want, or
making do with what I can scavenge.
It also makes it easier for me to slip into character for my own
amusement. I can imagine myself as my character, because I'm not
tempted to discuss ooc topics or treat the game as a game. It feels
So you see, each of us plays the game our own way for our own reasons.
I don't feel that my use of the [X] flag signifies anything that is
elitist or snobby. I'm only trying to get a more immersive game
experience. I'm having a great time.
Monday, July 23 2001, 06:06PM
Not me. I hate drugs. Is it so hard to believe that people just don't
like the idea on principle?
Monday, July 23 2001, 08:17PM
It is people's right to not like something on principle, just as it
is other people's right to like the same thing. I don't like getting
drunk, but for some people, it's the best thing in the world. I'm not
about to go about denying them their right to an opinion or their
right to making a choice.
Were the [X] deal not posted and just started appearing in people's
titles, you, Benjamin, likely wouldn't have noticed much otherwise for
all these people "ignoring" you. I, for one, have been "ignoring"
people for 5 years... but it was never a problem before. So why is it
now? I put [X] in my title to make it widely known that I do not listen
to most (or all) channels - so I don't get angry tells from people that
say hi to me on chat that I don't respond to and so they know I won't
respond and don't take it as a personal slight.
As for adult-related content... that would be the [Adult] tag here...
X more signifies nothing in this instance... unless you display [XXX],
which would very obviously be adult related.
Whether we have [X] in our title or not isn't going to change our minds
regarding the use or disuse of channels. And you can insult us all you
want - it won't get you anywhere but lower in my mind.
Wednesday, July 25 2001, 06:31AM
Well. I guess the [X] is here because most people assume that
everyone has chat on and never bother to check wether or not the
person they get mad at for not answering them on chat has it turned on.
Friday, July 27 2001, 11:56PM
While I was a bit.. uh..
what's the word for it..
Loud and Obnoxious..
I personally don't care either way
whether or not people ignore
channels quietly, or wish to
proclaim it for all to see.
Personally, I like the social aspect of the mud.
But then.. no one talks to me and no one
find me even the slightest bit amusing when I
start getting silly on chat, or singing on
Infact I have just now realized that I am
appending with the wrong character.
Y'all take this damn place too seriously.