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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>