THE TELL COMMAND - Achaea Online Help

3.3 THE TELL COMMAND

(See also: CONFIG NAMETELLS and CONFIG ALLOWTELLS)

Tells are a way to communicate with adventurers who are not in the room with
you or to communicate relatively privately with adventurers who are. To speak
to someone in this manner, the syntax is:

TELL <adventurer> <whatever>

For instance:

tell gawain Why don't Dwarven women shave more often? They really could use it.

TELL <adventurer> *<language> <message> 
   - This will send a single tell in the specified language as long as you are 
     able to speak it.

REPLY <message>
   - This will send a tell to the last person that sent you a tell.

RETELL/RT <message>
   - This will send a tell to the last person you sent a tell to.


Abbreviations OK
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You may abbreviate tells by simply typing all or part of the adventurer's name,
followed by what you wish to tell them, assuming you have used CONFIG NAMETELLS
ON. For instance:

  gawa Why don't dwarven women shave more often? They really could use it.

Or, if you don't have CONFIG NAMETELLS ON, then you can abbreviate this way:

  tell gawa Why don't dwarven men bathe more often? They really could use it.


Abbreviations Could Mean Trouble
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What if you tried TELL CAIN Hello, but CAINE got the tell? Whoops! This can
happen, since abbreviations are possible, as noted above. There is a solution!
See the next section.


Forcing an exact match
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As a final option, if you use TELL <name> <message>, you may specify that the
name must match exactly, and that you are absolutely not abbreviating.
To do so - TELL <name>. <message>

For example:

  tell maya. This will go to Maya, but not Mayapple, no matter what!

Get it? Good!

Don't wish to receive tells at all? Type TELLSOFF. TELLSON to turn them back
on.


Tell History
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You can check the history of tells that you have sent and received using the
TELLS
command.  This will list a brief list of the last fifty tells. You should use
SHOWTELL (#) to see the full message of a specific tell.

You can also reverse the list by using TELLS R[EVERSE].

(See also: CONFIG NAMETELLS and CONFIG ALLOWTELLS)