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Use the bug, idea, typo, and report commands to send messages to the maintainers of the game. An editor will open (use %e to finish if it's the built-in editor) and let you write a long text. Add a short summary/title after the command:


  > bug I can't move east from here
  > idea Fish should be cookable
  > typo Hill giant description
  > report Lost my account password - help!
Please note that bug, idea, and typo messages are visible to all the Ainur.

It is recommended you use report, which is visible only to the Valar, in case confidentiality is required; e.g., reports about suspected cheating, reports about significant bugs that could be easily abused, and requests about lost passwords; or when you could not reach a V+ via pray.

See news 2361 for the original announcement.

These commands are valuable to the gods, and a few basic guidelines should be observed when using them:

  • Make your comments concise and clear. There are often pages of messages containing these reports, and to read more than a few paragraphs is simply out of the question. Simply state your point, but be thorough. If you can, include a short log, for example:
      > say open the gate
      The gatekeeper says 'does it seem I work here?'
  • There is no need to state whereabouts in Arda the room is you are posting from. That is recorded and displayed in your post automatically.
  • Use a subject. Type in the subject, in a few words, after the command. It makes it easier to read; e.g.,
      > bug orkish chieftain isn't aggressive to good races
  • Use the correct command! Any "bug" which only involves the wrong form of text being output is a typo. And if it is confidential, it is a "report". Please remember this :)
  • MUME is based on Tolkien's (British) English. Some words, like recognised, may seem strange to American English speakers, but are not typos. Check http://www.m-w.com if you are in doubt.
  • Do not repeat your report. If the bug or typo is still remaining after a few days, there's no need to rewrite it. It will be fixed.
Example for reporting:

  1. Type the command followed by the title of your report; e.g.,
      > bug Shopkeeper's prices are too high
  2. Now the line editor opens and you can explain the problem in detail, for example:

    : The prices in this shop seem to be multiplied with 1000, the red ruby
    : costs 65.000 gold pieces.
    : %e
  3. To send your report type %e on an empty line, to cancel the report %q.
Remember to put a line break (hit enter) at the end of each line (after 79 characters), the editor does not do that automatically.

Also, if it is an idea, you must check help noidea first to see whether you are wasting your time. Any idea which is ruled no-idea will be deleted on sight, so save your time.


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