Posted by Marcel on 02/23
Okay... I've had some trouble with being able to do anything
but get spammed off my link lately, pretty much ruining my game
experience. So here's my suggestion of what to do about that.
A command which effectively is a GAG ALL - with the exception
that rather than the response 'he/she is ignoring you', there
would be a response the style of 'He/she does not wish to use
the TELL ability, and cannot see your message.'
Point being, the gag all command would not be indicative of
the person in question feeling harassed - but simply having too
weak a link to deal with tellspam, being tired with requests for
equipment, or whatever else is the reason for gagging all.
The gag all command cannot be substituted with an afk message -
because even if your afk message is 'Go away', people will expect
you to reply and pester you further when you don't.
I'd like to hear some other opinions on this, of course. For my
more known characters, the need for a gag all command is reaching the
point where I honestly don't feel like playing the game with them
at all anymore.
Sunday, February 22, 10:29AM
An additional feature of the AFK command is in your config options. You
can have the system suppress tell messages to you when you are AFK.
People would tell to you, get your afk message, and you'd never even
know it. I sometimes use this when I'm in SL, or even when I'm feeling
like being 'alone.'
Sunday, February 22, 11:25AM
Yes, I know. I seem to have failed to make clear what I meant when
I wrote, an afk message cannot stand in for a gag all.
Y'see, when one puts up an afk saying something down the road of
'lagged, spammed, dead, oow, go away' or whatever else is deemed necessary
and even config afk so that one does not see the tells either -
at least I get asked a lot afterwards what was wrong,
what was I doing, who was I with, what did I get from it,
who am I angry at... etc. etc. etc. etc. ad nauseum.
The point is, when one needs to gag all - an afk is not the
same thing. Afk means, roughly, be back later - gag all really
does mean, I haven't a clue you're talking to me so don't
expect me to respond.
Monday, February 23, 10:21PM
Actually, I thought that already was something you could do,
but it seems I was mistaken. For some reason I thought there was
a 'notell' command, with which you disabled tell...Marcel has a
point, I've been using it a lot on another mud I've played when I
don't feel like talking to anyone but the person in the same room
as me...-shrug- However, I guess AFK works just as well if you
put a message on it that you're not afk, just blissfully ignoring
everyone and enjoying the silence. "Don't call me, I won't call you"