Shout for Help


  • Coder

    I decided to start this topic for a central area where people can reach out for help on their mush.

    This should be centered around those who are having their mushes attacked, find bugs (hardcode or softcode) or just have general questions about the games they're starting and/or supporting that they can't figure out.

    We have a massive power-base of knowledge here. Let's use it.

    Don't be afraid to ask questions. We have some old timers here, myself having mudded since 1989. Some here may be even before my time.

    So, all honest questions welcome!


  • Coder

    @ashen-shugar This is an awesome idea. I've been around since 1992 myself, and have some experience with coding the TinyMU*'s as well as system and world design, getting wiki's up and running etc. Will help as I can.


  • Admin

    Stickied.


  • Coder

    @Ashen-Shugar I hate to quibble over your obvious generosity, but... why a thread? We already have an entire category for "MU Questions & Requests". And aren't threads like "Help my MUSH is being attacked!" or "Need help installing RHost" more useful to posterity (and more obvious to people who could potentially answer) than a giant sprawling thread of "this one guy who needed help one time"?


  • Coder

    @faraday said in Shout for Help:

    @Ashen-Shugar I hate to quibble over your obvious generosity, but... why a thread? We already have an entire category for "MU Questions & Requests". And aren't threads like "Help my MUSH is being attacked!" or "Need help installing RHost" more useful to posterity (and more obvious to people who could potentially answer) than a giant sprawling thread of "this one guy who needed help one time"?

    Because this way if other people run into similar issues of other people, they won't have to dig through literally hundreds of threads for a random post with a questionable topic.

    This way it's all in one post and people will be able to check back-history. All nice and condensed.


  • Coder

    @ashen-shugar said in Shout for Help:

    Because this way if other people run into similar issues of other people, they won't have to dig through literally hundreds of threads for a random post with a questionable topic.

    I can do a search for "Mush attack" and the first hit is the specific thread What to do if your mush is attacked where I can find everything I need to know about that topic. I search for FS3.3 and the first hit is the specific thread FS3 3rd Edition with the same effect.

    IMHO that is waaaay more useful than trying to sift through dozens of pages in a single thread hoping that somebody at some point has answered my question.

    But it's your thread. I'll shut up now.


  • Admin

    @faraday said in Shout for Help:

    I can do a search for "Mush attack" and

    .. you discover how shitty nodebb's search functionality is. :)

    But yeah, sometimes perfect is the enemy of good enough. I think this is a useful thread to have.


  • Pitcrew

    @arkandel said in Shout for Help:

    @faraday said in Shout for Help:

    I can do a search for "Mush attack" and

    .. you discover how shitty nodebb's search functionality is. :)

    But yeah, sometimes perfect is the enemy of good enough. I think this is a useful thread to have.

    Yeah, nodebb's search is absolutely terrible. I'm good at web searches and I cannot beat it into submission. There's no refining it. It's not 'smart' by any means. :\


  • Coder

    So you hit up Google and end it with site:musoapbox.net

    I agree with Faraday that pushing one thread for all help is messy.



  • @thenomain said in Shout for Help:

    So you hit up Google and end it with site:musoapbox.net

    You know, I've been kind of tempted to write a 'How to Google Like a Champ' thing for awhile now. Maybe this will get me the motivation to finally do that.