how_to_make_blatheworld
DannyH From the people that brought you blathermaze_entrance. Something a little more democratic and a lot more ambitiousÖ

The blathermap of the world uses the same methodology as the maze but is intended to be open ended, communal and constantly growing. (Assuming anyone else can be bothered)

Hereís how:

1. Find a blathe you want to link to. This must be plausibly connected to your new blathe. That is to say if youíre linking from a place in Spain to somewhere in Russia, you have to create an entry, or series of entries inbetween for how you got there. Eg an entry for a flight from Moscow airport to Barcelona airport . If you can be bothered it would also be good to put in entries for the airports. Transport nodes are good places for other people to jump off from or link to.

Of course it need not be a plane, it could be a teleport pad, a passing spaceship or a magic carpet. It doesnít matter what it is as long as the narrative of a journey is maintained.

2. Create your new entry WITH NO LINKS. Just describe where you are. Use a code of your own devising for the title of the blathe (I advise your initials and a four figure number) anything sufficiently random so that you donít crash in on other peopleís entries.

3. Go to the blathe you want to link from and add a link to your new blathe.

4. If it would be possible to travel back the other way, put a link in your new blathe back to the old one.

In the example above of the flight from Russia to Spain, however, you should not link back as the plane is only going one way. You should make a new blathe instead for the flight from Barcelona to Moscow.

General Tips:

1. Remember that the initial blathe under each code is a description of a place, not an action. Start entries with ďYou are inÖĒ rather than ďYou go toÖĒ Movement goes in the links underneath.
2. Never put the words ďback toĒ in a link. People reading it may be coming from the other direction! Even if the blathe as you wrote it is a dead end, someone else may come along and put a link in to somewhere else.
3. The bigger this thing gets the better chance there is of duplication. It probably doesnít matter whether there is more than one entry for the same place but you should try and find links to existing blathes wherever you can.
4. Be careful. On Blather there is no going back. If you fuck up a link its there for ever. The easiest mistake to make (as you will see if youíve been all through the blathermaze) is to blathe your new entry under the old code.
5. Donít link to blathes that donít exist yet. Write the new blathe, then go back and make the link.

To see what Iím on about go to dh0001
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phil just, don't do this
I don't know why, I didn't even read it, but trust me
it's some sort of scam
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daxle maybe you SHOULD have read it first, phil (sigh) 020515
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tourist This sort of thing is really an impressive bit of conceptual engineering.
I am impressed,though I doubt I have the time to actually create part of this, I enjoy the concept. I really do.
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TK maybe it's just bc I recently bleached my hair but this confused me 020516
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Photophobe cool!
I'm so there next time I'm bored!
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User24 trust me, this idea is as good if not better than blather. (if more people join in, that is) 020611
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Photophobe hmm.
I'm still not bored.
I might make some tommorrow.
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gwyllynnes ghost DannyH, you are being thought of in fond ways because of this and blathermaze

thank you
thank you
thank you
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User24 blatheworld_directory

Kind of like a travel agent for the blatheworld
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minnesota_chris choose your own adventure! I loved those books. I made one of these myself on a BBS once, of Caernarvon Castle. It was so fun.

Hee hee you could go anywhere on one of these. Go on a drunken bender.

I think Heathrow is going to be flying direct to Minneapolis St. Paul airport very soon!
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blatherite have you ever played on or written for a MUD. if not, after reading this i would think you would injoy it. 030304
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A Viking In Peru I'm in the process of adding to blatheworld... I'm doing something to go from LA to Vermont, and in Vermont to my area. But it's going to be a while before I get the stuff in word ready to put on blather. 030726
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DannyH Much love to the creators of blatheworld. Don't let your beautiful contributions become isolated nodes. Blatheworld_directory is not enough. Find a way from there to here.
"Only connect." The man said.
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nomme aye aye captain 030806
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User24 indeed.. link your world to his world, and her world to my world!

optionally, via the cunning use of the alien spacecraft at 24_0033
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DannyH Well, whaddyaknow? You wait fifteen months and then suddenly its an overnight craze.

More more more.

::big smile inside::
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User24 yeah, it's cool. 030808
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iNsEcUrE_GoTh_GiRl ok this sounds really cool and i'd love to do some stuff but im an ickle bit confuzzled, so i don't think i'll be adding to it any time soon. 040103
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dosquatch I've gotta do this... 040615
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Photophobe Why did this die out. I'm so making some more of there! 070429
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