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Re: proposal: implement /em to emote in the chatterbox

by jdporter (Canon)
on Aug 09, 2007 at 12:31 UTC ( #631529=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to proposal: implement /em to emote in the chatterbox

Because /em wanders into the cb doesn't make any sense.

If you're proposing that pm correct a typo, that's a road down which we really should not start.

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Re^2: proposal: implement /em to emote in the chatterbox
by Joost (Canon) on Aug 09, 2007 at 12:38 UTC

      Yeah. /emote wanders into the cb doesn't make any sense either.

        It makes sense to those who used to spod for hours on Ewe-Too talkers, Circle, Rom, and Diku MUDs, several MOOs and MUSHes, and all of the chat systems and games inspired by them.

        If you're going to argue for grammatical correctness, it should probably be /i although that could lead to disagreement in the verbs once the 'i' is replaced by the person's name. I guess '/acountname yawns.' would make sense, but getting the code to allow for each monk's own name and getting people to type their own nickname instead of '/me' is more work than just aliasing '/em' to '/me'.

        It's not like '/msg jdporter hey, how are you?' makes sense as anything other than a command to the system, either. I'm not sure why there's such a focus on making '/me' or '/em' fit better into conversation than that.

        Not for or agianst, but i think the idea is: /em smiles


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