I just wanted to post an Attaboy to go out to the SMAUG portion of the MUD community. I joined the MUD I'm on as a builder but have been pursuing knowledge on coder side since I am starting a degree in programming this year, as well as the fact our mud joined the glorious ranks of the IMPless.
Well, since I started the fantastic voyage into snippet adding and learning C this year, I've come full circle on any past misconceptions about SMAUG. I did develop a big concern though, while touring snippet, code, and tutorial sites hour after hour this past 90 days. Alot of people who share their code have comments in the docs that come with them that seem to indicate that they feel they are ....well.....wasting their time for lack of a better way to explain it.
So, I just wanted to say, it's been very fun touring the different sites and in many cases getting to see two different code approaches to creating nearly the same feature. The sites have of course helped me to improve a MUD, but they also have helped me to learn my way around with where things are in the code, too. Not to mention figuring out what to do if the snips aren't compiling (usually due to my own error
). Point is there are MANY of us out here that really appreciate the sharing of the code and make every effort to fully adhere to their licenses. So. THANKS.
Oh and a last word. If you are somewhat newbish like me to the MUD code stuff, use your head if you are trying to impress someone that YOU fixed something, or YOU made a new feature. First off, it's just matter of time before the person you're trying to impress comes across the snippet or the identical feature elsewhere (duh), secondly, credit and/or knowing that they helped someone is the only thing that people gain from sharing their code with you. Least you can do IMHO is acknowledge the fact.
mmmm......sorry for the wordy note, it's a bad habit I have from building d:p