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      Julia Willson commented  · 

      Hmm, I'm not suuuure if I'm being unclear or I'm just not seeing how to translate the idea into aliases.

      Here's an example with arbitrary softcode:

      Input Box:
      "+bb/post #/#=Some subject/I've got this great thing I'd love to tell other people
      and maybe

      It takes multiple lines to do.

      And I really want to see it like this as I compose it, so that I've got a kind of reverse,
      natural preview going on.

      Then, in said other client (not that mudrammer /needs/ to work this way), when I hit a shortcut

      It does this to the string..."

      "+bb/post #/#=Some subject/I've got this great thing I'd love to tell other people%rand maybe%r%rIt takes multiple lines to do.%r%rAnd I really want to see it like this as I compose it, so that I've got a kind of reverse,%rnatural preview going on.%r%rThen, in said other client (not that mudrammer /needs/ to work this way), when I hit a shortcut%r%rIt does this to the string..."

      Making it ready to send straight to the MU* as one command (although I didn't know you can do multiples with the newline...siiiick. That solves my current semi-colon limitation for the time being :D).

      Now for the example with the existing Alias feature:
      I map the '%r' to '~' for this example because it's the only thing shorter. :D
      As I understand it (haven't tested multiple lines in the standard input box yet), currently, I would need to write the command above like this...

      "+bb/post #/#=Some subject/I've got this great thing I'd love to tell other people~and maybe~~It takes multiple lines to do..." and so on till the cows come home.

      This doesn't really give me the same thing. Functionally, it all, gets to the MU* the same way, but for the user who wants to use this in commands that aren't boilerplate (such as a mail template), it's not as useful as the ability to use composition substituting. We lose the "free" display preview and also, for this use case, it feels rather silly substituting for a substitution, unless you were encapsulating this type of metacode to be used across multiple MU* codebases. I.E. in MU*1 it's %e and MU*2 it is $1, but I want to be able to port my "Bobby has a ~trigger~he'd like to not~have to change~across multiple worlds~just because of MU* compatibility."

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        Julia Willson commented  · 

        For a clearer example of the file format: world-character-###.txt

        With date: world-character-##.##.##-###.txt
        -keeping a date's digits consistent will reinforce the sorting through smaller month and day values. You'd do the same thing with the log number, just pad it with zeros till hit hits the digit target.

        -this would require a new paradigm of a "character," however it's easy to accommodate this without much change by just adding a new "character" field to a world file.

        Then, for nice-ity's sake, you could programmatically concatenate the "character" name to the "world name" for the world record's display name in the world menu.
        EX: [world_name] - [character_name]

        Thoughts Down the Road: For those of us who have alts, this would pave the way for a 1-to-1 auto-login feature to complement the current auto-connect feature.

        This isn't really crucial right now (and comes with its own implications that may be less than ideal) because it's easy and kind of great to create multiple aliases for connecting to different MU* accts within the same world record (e.g. cGod, cWiz, cLucy, etc).

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