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%3 N_20210103225237a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 22:52:37a -------------------------------- Random thoughts about GatherTown from the points of view of users, administrators, and creators.        (select only this node)     N_20210127141800a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/27 @ 14:18:00a -------------------------------- If you're logged in, click "select only this node" to get a comment box where you can type a question.        (select only this node)     N_20210103225237a_ColinWright->N_20210127141800a_ColinWright N_20210103225715a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 22:57:15a -------------------------------- In Gather.Town a "Space" consists of one or more "Rooms"        (select only this node)     N_20210103225237a_ColinWright->N_20210103225715a_ColinWright N_20210103225715b_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 22:57:15b -------------------------------- Rooms can be connected by "doors"        (select only this node)     N_20210103225715a_ColinWright->N_20210103225715b_ColinWright N_20210103231624a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:16:24a -------------------------------- A "Room" consists of a graphic, an underlying grid of "tiles", and an overlay or "objects"        (select only this node)     N_20210103225715a_ColinWright->N_20210103231624a_ColinWright N_20210103225715c_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 22:57:15c -------------------------------- (Although this is a lie)        (select only this node)     N_20210103225715b_ColinWright->N_20210103225715c_ColinWright N_20210103225715d_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 22:57:15d -------------------------------- Users have avatars which are in a room, and which can be moved around.        (select only this node)     N_20210103225715b_ColinWright->N_20210103225715d_ColinWright N_20210103231317a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:13:17a -------------------------------- "Doors" are actually implemented by cross-connected portal tiles. So as you enter the door graphic, you stand on a portal tile, which takes you to the corresponding door graphic in the destination room.        (select only this node)     N_20210103225715c_ColinWright->N_20210103231317a_ColinWright N_20210103225715f_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 22:57:15f -------------------------------- When you get close to another person, a video call is established.        (select only this node)     N_20210103225715d_ColinWright->N_20210103225715f_ColinWright N_20210103225715e_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 22:57:15e -------------------------------- (I'll use "you" when I mean "your avatar", etc.)        (select only this node)     N_20210103225715d_ColinWright->N_20210103225715e_ColinWright N_20210103225921a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 22:59:21a -------------------------------- When you move away the video call is broken.        (select only this node)     N_20210103225715f_ColinWright->N_20210103225921a_ColinWright N_20210103225921b_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 22:59:21b -------------------------------- There can be "Spotlight" squares - standing on a "Spotlight" square means everyone in the room can see and hear you.        (select only this node)     N_20210103225921a_ColinWright->N_20210103225921b_ColinWright N_20210103231039e_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:10:39e -------------------------------- Being "spotlit" over-rides private spaces.        (select only this node)     N_20210103225921b_ColinWright->N_20210103231039e_ColinWright N_20210103225921c_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 22:59:21c -------------------------------- A moderator can choose to "Spotlight" a person - it's like giving them a roving mike.        (select only this node)     N_20210103225921b_ColinWright->N_20210103225921c_ColinWright N_20210103230126a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:01:26a -------------------------------- Each rooms has an underlying grid.        (select only this node)     N_20210103230126b_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:01:26b -------------------------------- Each cell of the grid has underlying "tiles"        (select only this node)     N_20210103230126a_ColinWright->N_20210103230126b_ColinWright N_20210103230126c_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:01:26c -------------------------------- There are five types of tile        (select only this node)     N_20210103230126b_ColinWright->N_20210103230126c_ColinWright N_20210103230126d_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:01:26d -------------------------------- Impassible        (select only this node)     N_20210103230126c_ColinWright->N_20210103230126d_ColinWright N_20210103230126h_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:01:26h -------------------------------- Private Space        (select only this node)     N_20210103230126c_ColinWright->N_20210103230126h_ColinWright N_20210103230126e_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:01:26e -------------------------------- Spotlight        (select only this node)     N_20210103230126c_ColinWright->N_20210103230126e_ColinWright N_20210103230126g_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:01:26g -------------------------------- Portal        (select only this node)     N_20210103230126c_ColinWright->N_20210103230126g_ColinWright N_20210103230126f_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:01:26f -------------------------------- Spawn        (select only this node)     N_20210103230126c_ColinWright->N_20210103230126f_ColinWright N_20210103230729a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:07:29a -------------------------------- These are used to create walls, boundaries, and to make items "Solid", so you can't walk through tables, trees, etc. They are used to give structure to a room.        (select only this node)     N_20210103230126d_ColinWright->N_20210103230729a_ColinWright N_20210103230126e_ColinWright->N_20210103225921b_ColinWright N_20210103230544a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:05:44a -------------------------------- This is where you materialise if (a) it's your first visit to the space, and (b) this is the default room.        (select only this node)     N_20210103230126f_ColinWright->N_20210103230544a_ColinWright N_20210103230438a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:04:38a -------------------------------- This tile will teleport you to a cell chosen by the creator.        (select only this node)     N_20210103230126g_ColinWright->N_20210103230438a_ColinWright N_20210103231039a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:10:39a -------------------------------- Private space tiles have an "ID" - tiles with the same ID create a sub-space in which all participants are mutually connected.        (select only this node)     N_20210103230126h_ColinWright->N_20210103231039a_ColinWright N_20210103230438b_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:04:38b -------------------------------- This can be in the same room, or a different room in the same space, or a different space.        (select only this node)     N_20210103230438a_ColinWright->N_20210103230438b_ColinWright N_20210103230438b_ColinWright->N_20210103231317a_ColinWright N_20210103230438c_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:04:38c -------------------------------- If it goes to a different space you have to confirm by pressing "Enter".        (select only this node)     N_20210103230438b_ColinWright->N_20210103230438c_ColinWright N_20210103230438d_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:04:38d -------------------------------- When you materialise in the other space, *where* you materialise depends on whether you've visited before.        (select only this node)     N_20210103230438c_ColinWright->N_20210103230438d_ColinWright N_20210103230438f_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:04:38f -------------------------------- If you *have* visited before, you re-materialise in your last known location.        (select only this node)     N_20210103230438d_ColinWright->N_20210103230438f_ColinWright N_20210103230438e_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:04:38e -------------------------------- If you *haven't* visited that space before, you materialise in the default room, on one of the "Spawn" tiles.        (select only this node)     N_20210103230438d_ColinWright->N_20210103230438e_ColinWright N_20210103231039b_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:10:39b -------------------------------- So people standing on a private space tile only get connected with others standing on a tile with the same ID.        (select only this node)     N_20210103231039a_ColinWright->N_20210103231039b_ColinWright N_20210103231039c_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:10:39c -------------------------------- Private spaces need not be contiguous, but must be within a single room.        (select only this node)     N_20210103231039b_ColinWright->N_20210103231039c_ColinWright N_20210103231039d_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:10:39d -------------------------------- Being in a private space over-rides connection by proximity.        (select only this node)     N_20210103231039b_ColinWright->N_20210103231039d_ColinWright N_20210103231039b_ColinWright->N_20210103231039e_ColinWright N_20210103232104a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:21:04a -------------------------------- So you can have two tiles, one in each of opposite corners in a room, which have the same ID and thus form a single Private Space. So two people can stand in opposite corners and get connected.        (select only this node)     N_20210103231039c_ColinWright->N_20210103232104a_ColinWright N_20210103231927a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:19:27a -------------------------------- If an admin "Spotlights" you, it's like being given a roving mike so you can make announcements, etc.        (select only this node)     N_20210103231039e_ColinWright->N_20210103231927a_ColinWright N_20210103231317b_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:13:17b -------------------------------- This means that your space need not be laid out in a manner consistent with the real world.        (select only this node)     N_20210103231317a_ColinWright->N_20210103231317b_ColinWright N_20210103231624a_ColinWright->N_20210103230126a_ColinWright N_20210103231743b_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:17:43b -------------------------------- Objects can be active, linked to URLs to perform actions.        (select only this node)     N_20210103231624a_ColinWright->N_20210103231743b_ColinWright N_20210103231743a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:17:43a -------------------------------- The graphic is what gets shown when you select "MiniMap" from the tool bar.        (select only this node)     N_20210103231624a_ColinWright->N_20210103231743a_ColinWright N_20210103232232a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:22:32a -------------------------------- Existing objects include:        (select only this node)     N_20210103231743b_ColinWright->N_20210103232232a_ColinWright N_20210103232437a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:24:37a -------------------------------- Text        (select only this node)     N_20210103232232a_ColinWright->N_20210103232437a_ColinWright N_20210103232232c_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:22:32c -------------------------------- Games of Set        (select only this node)     N_20210103232232a_ColinWright->N_20210103232232c_ColinWright N_20210103232232d_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:22:32d -------------------------------- Games of Tetris        (select only this node)     N_20210103232232a_ColinWright->N_20210103232232d_ColinWright N_20210103232232b_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:22:32b -------------------------------- Whiteboards        (select only this node)     N_20210103232232a_ColinWright->N_20210103232232b_ColinWright N_20210103232422a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:24:22a -------------------------------- Chairs, tables, plants, ...        (select only this node)     N_20210103232232a_ColinWright->N_20210103232422a_ColinWright N_20210103232510a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/03 @ 23:25:10a -------------------------------- There are many more ...        (select only this node)     N_20210103232232b_ColinWright->N_20210103232510a_ColinWright N_20210103232232c_ColinWright->N_20210103232510a_ColinWright N_20210103232232d_ColinWright->N_20210103232510a_ColinWright N_20210103232422a_ColinWright->N_20210103232510a_ColinWright N_20210103232437a_ColinWright->N_20210103232510a_ColinWright N_20210127140335a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/27 @ 14:03:35a -------------------------------- Are you new to DiscDAG?        (select only this node)     N_20210127140335c_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/27 @ 14:03:35c -------------------------------- No        (select only this node)     N_20210127140335a_ColinWright->N_20210127140335c_ColinWright N_20210127140335b_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/27 @ 14:03:35b -------------------------------- Yes        (select only this node)     N_20210127140335a_ColinWright->N_20210127140335b_ColinWright N_20210127140335d_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/27 @ 14:03:35d -------------------------------- Click on a node to add it to or remove it from the selection.        (select only this node)     N_20210127140335b_ColinWright->N_20210127140335d_ColinWright N_20210127140916a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/27 @ 14:09:16a -------------------------------- You can read more here:        (select only this node)     N_20210127140335b_ColinWright->N_20210127140916a_ColinWright N_20210127140335c_ColinWright->N_20210103225237a_ColinWright N_20210127140335e_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/27 @ 14:03:35e -------------------------------- If you're logged in, when you have some nodes selected you can reply to them.        (select only this node)     N_20210127140335d_ColinWright->N_20210127140335e_ColinWright N_20210127140335f_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2021/01/27 @ 14:03:35f -------------------------------- Click on "(select only this node)" to reply to a specific node, or ask about it        (select only this node)     N_20210127140335e_ColinWright->N_20210127140335f_ColinWright N_20210127140916a_ColinWright->N_20210103225237a_ColinWright