Re: "Black Press"

Patrick McLaughlin (
Thu, 13 Oct 1994 11:51:01 -700 (PDT)

That would work. You might have PRESS start with FROM: and end with END,
which press starts with START and ends with END. Let people be
responsible for what gets published and get off that hook, Rich <G>!

On Thu, 13 Oct 1994, Rich Skrenta wrote:

> So here's a plan: I make two new commands: RUMOR and PRESS.
> They work like MESSAGE/POST, except their text appears in the Times.
> Press entries are signed, rumors are not. Either one is good for the
> 25 gold credit. The commands take an argument specifying who gets the
> gold for the entry.
> Automating generation of the Times also has a benefit for me, in that
> I don't have to manually cut off headers and signatures any more.
> I've screwed up a posting or two by being too liberal with the
> knife. It's always my fear that I'll accidentally leave someone's
> From: in their anonymous post...
> I'll also extend message/post/rumor/press syntax to let you say "0" for
> lines, and terminate the text with an END.
> I think I suggested this before, but for some reason (never got around
> to it? Someone didn't like it?) it never got implemented.
> --
> Rich Skrenta <>

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