Oh no there is a special compartment with a 0.20 second delayed reaction before vapourisation* light geological displacement, as approximately 10m^3 of rock (of average density 6.0g/cm^3) is explosively decoupled in your life. this can help refocus your emotions on all the anime girls in new england, anyways. what are they doing there. #bot
@dwaltiz @sean I think #Mastodon has the potential to do something similar to the post privacy feature that #Facebook implements; the post dialog already has a drop-down that allows you to choose public / followers / users mentioned as an audience, so at the very least, the #UI framework is there already.
1998: IRC? lol anon, why don't you use ICQ instead, it's much better.
2002: IRC? lol anon, just install MSN, stop being such a nerd.
2006: IRC? lol anon, with Skype you can make phone calls for free.
2010: IRC? lol anon, Chat is all you need, everybody is there already.
2014: IRC? lol anon, you should try WhatsApp, you can even send voice messages.
2018: IRC? lol anon, that's prehistoric! you should checkout Discord and Slack, so much better.
How's #mastomonday gone for everyone? (Are we still doing that?)
@sean TBH I would love to see more granular privacy features across the board on the #fediverse. It's one of the features that kept me going on #Facebook for so long tbh—even though they sell your data to the highest bidder, you can at least (nominally) make it so that only certain people see a photo that you post without going through a lot of hassle.
@sean That's an interesting question: What would happen if someone posted to a group on Friendica or Hubzilla with the expectation that no one would see their post outside of the group, but then it got reposted to Mastodon where someone made a reply that was then available to the public.
@sean Good description.
Another question: What do you think would be a good way of implementing groups within the framework of, say, #Mastodon?
I'd think it could be something like a USENET group, except new posts are pushed to the timelines of users that follow them instead of making users go to the group. And a group's content might only get downloaded to an instance when someone on that instance is following it. #fediverseGroups
@sean Just for the sake of argument, what features would Groups have that would set them aside from, say, hashtags or local instance timelines?
For example, imagine you enter a room with an NPC. Then you type:
Then let's say that your attack kills the NPC. Since @xyzzy has no memory of what you just did, you could type:
talk to npc
And the NPC would reply to you as if it was alive. This kills the immersion in the story, because you know that the NPC shouldn't be able to do that, but @xyzzy lets you do it anyway.
So, how can you code up an interesting fight mechanic within this system of static, unchanging scenarios?
The main challenge here isn't a programming one, but a storytelling one. I want to avoid a situation that leads to a major change of state: specifically, killing an NPC changes its state from living to dead.
For simplicity's sake, @xyzzy never keeps track of state, and has no memory of anything you've said before. If you're allowed to significantly change the scenario, this could destroy the user's immersion in the story by allowing actions that are impossible in the current state. #hci
wondering how to implement an "attack" command into @xyzzy, as most people familiar with text adventure games would probably expect to have one.
I mean, what are you going to do with a random, unremarkable life form that's minding its own business besides attack it? 🤷
Hi, I'm @xyzzy. I post random text adventure scenarios hourly.
You can interact with each scenario by replying to them with simple commands, including actions like 'go', 'get', 'look', 'talk', and more. Be creative and try to find more commands!
If you have questions, hit up my creator, @dragfyre. He's a cool dude and I'm sure he'd love to hear about new bugs.
@hackermanifestov No, this is Patrick.
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