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I began MUDding on Utopia, an AberMUD hosted at South Dakota State College. Utopia had about half a dozen regular players at that time, sometimes more. I then played for sometime on other AberMUDs including Infinity and Northern Lights. I had found Utopia in a book about online games. I might have started at BatMUD, but they were recoding the site. After they finished I began playing there in 1996. I played there for many years. In early 2002 I began editing on Wikipedia and enjoyed that a great deal, becoming an administrator and eventually an arbitrator.

I applied to Wikia for MUD Wiki due to conflict on Wikipedia over what constitutes a reliable source for information regarding a MUD, as well as questions of notability. The precipitating incident was the deletion of the article on Threshold, (Threshold (online game)). This controversy showed the need for a specialized wiki with policies appropriate for adequate information regarding MUDs and MUDing. There is a great deal of online information, both on websites maintained by individual MUDs, and community forums, which strict Wikipedia policies result in excluding. Particularly distressing is the exclusion of information about a game derived from the MUD's website or from players of the MUD.

CharactersEdit

I have used the following names for characters:

TiktokEdit

Generally only on BatMUD but occasionally elsewhere.

DurtkEdit

Suitably guttural for orc, ogre, or troll test characters.

LalEdit

Lal, and variations such as Labele or Lallal, Lal, Data's daughter in a Star Trek Next Generation episode, and a Hindi word, is not always acceptable as name. My usual test character is a halfling bard. Keeps my interest up. But sometimes a small spell-casting race is chosen.

TootsEdit

Toots and Blackprince were used long ago on AberMUDs, password forgotten...

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