Author Topic: on proper use of the rumorboards  (Read 252 times)

650Booger

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on proper use of the rumorboards
« on: November 29, 2017, 02:22:47 AM »
what is the protocol for using the rumor boards located in the various taverns?  I ask because whenever I make a rumor, they seem to quickly disappear.  I assume they are being removed because I did it wrong.  so what is the correct way to use them?
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Synthesis

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Re: on proper use of the rumorboards
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 02:34:50 AM »
Quote from: help bulletin boards
To write a message of your own, type "write <board> <message title>".
You will then enter the game's text editor, enter the text of your message,
and use the tilde (~) character to end your message. You will need to type
"write <board>", once you have exited the text editor, for the message to
be saved. If you don't save the message by using "write <board>", then your
message will be lost at the next reboot.

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James de Monet

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Re: on proper use of the rumorboards
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 04:25:25 AM »
If you stick to vagueish details, and things that would conceivably be talked about in a tavern, while also being careful not to power emote how much vNPCs love/fear/hate any PCs or groups, you’ll probably be fine.

Also, what synth said.
You know I think if James simply retitled his thread "Cheese" and apologized for his first post being off-topic, all problems would be solved.

Molten Heart

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Re: on proper use of the rumorboards
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 07:04:22 AM »
Also, for those wanting a nicely formated board post, practice using the editor commands.

I find the .f and .i commands are the most useful.
 
Quote
Editor                                                             (Gameplay)

   The online text editor is a relatively simple device that is used to
store long input from users.  Commands are only recognized when entered on
a new / blank line.  The following commands are available:

   .c
     Clear the current text.

   .d#
     Delete # number of lines back from the cursor. There must be at
     least # lines already in the buffer.

   .f
     Format the current text into a paragraph whose lines are 80 chars wide.

   .h
     Displays a help listing of options while inside the editor.

   .i
     Format the current text to 80 chars wide, indenting three spaces
     at the beginning of paragraphs.

   .p
     Proof / spell check the text. (not perfect)

   .q
     End the editor and save the text. (Only on a new line)

   ~
     End the editor and save the text. (Anywhere on a line)

   .r
     Display a 75-character ruler.

   .s
     Show the text so far.

   .x <command>
     Execute the following <command>.


Example:
   -> .d3
-> .f
-> .q
-> .x time

nauta

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Re: on proper use of the rumorboards
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 08:55:57 AM »
Most likely it is forgetting to save (write board) when finished.  However, there is a help file for board etiquette which explains the criteria for removal:

http://www.armageddon.org/help/view/Board%20Etiquette
as IF you didn't just have them unconscious, naked, and helpless in the street 4 minutes ago

Narf

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Re: on proper use of the rumorboards
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 09:53:11 AM »
I had this same problem a while back and I emailed staff about it. They said that they sent out emails when they removed inappropriate rumors from the board. Assuming they still do that, you can probably assume you're just forgetting to "write board" at the end.

Melanogaster

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Re: on proper use of the rumorboards
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 10:57:20 AM »
As others have said, a -lot- of those posts get removed simply because people forget to save the board.

650Booger

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Re: on proper use of the rumorboards
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 11:11:59 PM »
I was unaware of the required save command.  Thx all!
"Historical analogy is the last refuge of people who can't grasp the current situation."
-Kim Stanley Robinson