Posted by Jean on 04/14
I know that you can type who and get everyone- but that list is -too-
big. Alternatively, you can type who a or who b, but then the list
can be too small. What Id like is to have is to be able to do what you
can do on tfc (mud.primenet.com, port 4000), only there, they do it with
levels- basically, being able to type who a f and getting everyone
whos first name starts with the letter in between and including a and f.
Tuesday, April 13, 07:41PM
You can type "whos" to get a listing similar to dir/w or ls.
Screenlen is also an easy way to restrict the amount of information
displayed on the screen (esp when typing who), as is backscroll if
you have it. who a f seems a nifty idea, tho.
Wednesday, April 14, 12:31PM
well, that one's interesting, but i don't like having to look across and
then down like i was a typewriter doing that "go down one line and left
all the way". and it's a heck of a lot of names.
my screenlen is fine- it's just that i have to get all those continues
that annoys me- if i could just have one screenlength and then stop it'd
scrolling back? that can take away from gameplay, as i'd have to freeze
my screen and therefore not get hear tells until i unfreeze it.
Wednesday, April 14, 04:31PM
It's a cost/benefit scheme. You can already restrict information
by typing who a, who b, who c, get the whole shebang with the titles
with who, or get a dir/w listing with whos. And since we are
human, we tend to evolve into the display and many other conditions
given in the game -- supposedly our qwerty keyboard isn't even
natural nor efficient, but there are a ton of us that type 40 wpm+.
Wednesday, April 14, 07:20PM
In the case of the keyboard, its somewhat difficult to change,
because lots of people (including me) learned how to touch type on
a qwerty keyboard and changing the keys around would mean
having to relearn where all the keys are. Nevertheless, Im
considering buying a Dvorak keyboard, a keyboard that is far more
efficient because although im sure i can type 40 wpm+, i wouldnt
mind typing 60 wpm+, he :-). However, in the case of the who a f
thing, it doesnt require any changes on anyone who doesnt want
features changed- they just dont have to use it. Meanwhile, Ill be
quite happy, he :-).