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- Rags 36s
- zxq 48s
- adrognik 4s
- SacredWest 1h
- Strummer 2h
a Mench 17h Doing a bit of everything.
And 18 more hiding and/or disguised

Telling if GMs Are Busy
How to tell? Here are some commands...

There are a few basic ways you can tell if admin are busy.

@who This will tell you what admin are online and if any GMs have been recently active.

xhelp WITH NO ARGUMENTS. This will also tell you what admin are listening to xhelp currently. It can be less spammy than @who. Just remember that Johnny and Fengshui and some others may not be GMs.

Talk to NPCs You can always talk to an NPC and see if you get a response. Give it a few minutes. If you don't get a response, check back later. You could also ask for an NPC by alias over the SIC.

Anything I missed?

-- S

*@who will tell you what admin are online who want to be seen.
Maybe I'm being cynical, but if we want to see if a GM is busy, it's usually because we want an NPC animated.

While @who is great, the issue is we don't know if someone else is being puppetted, and if the other person's puppet might take a long time. Same goes to xhelp really..

Yep. Check out the puppet queue thread for more info on how we are going to work on this!
Bumping this because I didn't know typing only XHELP would list available GMs.

Is this still a thing?

I mean... there is one easy way to find out :)
Ahhh it worked!

(I was so scared.) 😅

This thread is (occasionally) linked from the 3rd line from the bottom on @who, abov e the CP SLANG line.

Since it isn't accurate anymore, maybe it could be removed and this thread updated.

You can't see GMs on @who or xhelp without arguments anymore. I think I got told a while back that a policy about GMs not being @invis changed.

Slither also stated at one point that xhelps get broadcasted to their slack server, so ultimately I think everyone is always listening, unless they choose not to.
@Beandip -- Not sure what you mean. This thread seems accurate to me.

From my alt:

xhelp ->
Staff Listening: Staff Member Johnny
Try: XHELP to ask the staff something. [please read @rule 4.E. Misuse of XHelp ]

@who ->
Johnny 16m jo- New Code Written Nightly. Not a GM.
One or more GMs are active recently. Some might be @invis.

Am I missing something?

(Edited by Slither at 7:55 am on 9/29/2020)


You used to see which GMs were online under @who. GMs used to not be @invis.

Now all you see is Johnny, and "one or more GMs" but not how many or who they are.

Same when you run xhelp - you never see GMs anymore. They're all @invis.

I mentioned this in xooc once and you told me it's different from how it used to be. It used to be that the admin guidelines said GMs had to not be @invis. So that's what made me think that the policy has changed and the content of this thread is definitely not accurate anymore. I don't care about the policy, I was just pointing out that you can't use xhelp for this purpose at all anymore, and @who does tell you "one or more GMs" but not how many.