Organizational Help Files - Midkemia Online Online Help
6.17 Organizational Help Files
Each organization of Midkemia has at their fingertips special, player made additions to the collective knowledge provided through the HELP system. These scrolls can be accessed collectively through special organization-specific commands and include anything from the laws of a City to the introduction of an Order. When you see *HELP below, substitute the proper term depending on the organization in question. To wit: Cities: CITYHELP or CHELP Societies: SOCIETYHELP or SHELP Guilds/Clans: GUILDHELP or GHELP Orders: ORDERHELP or OHELP In addition to creating help scrolls, player organizations can create and organize help folders to better sort the plethora of information they wish to create. Interacting with these folders is fairly intuitive, requiring only that you replace the scroll title for the folder you wish to view, and then when viewing scrolls inside that folder, include both the folder name and scroll title in your command. If a folder is made empty by the deletion of its last containing scroll, it too will be removed. Commands For Any Org Member --------------------------- *HELP <scroll> - Shows you a particular help scroll. *HELP [INDEX] - Shows an index/list of help scrolls. Commands for Privileged Org Members ----------------------------------- *HELP DELETE [<folder>] <scroll> - Deletes the help scroll with that name. *HELP EDIT [<folder>] <scroll> - Creates or changes a help scroll(*). *HELP PERM <folder> - EDIT <rank or position**> - Who can edit a help scroll and its contents. - VISIBLE <rank or position**> - Who can see a help folder and its contents. - LIST - See a list of permissions for a help folder. - NONE - Remove all permissions set for a folder. Examples -------- GHELP EDIT directions GHELP directions GHELP DELETE directions CHELP EDIT law murder CHELP PERM law EDIT <permission> CHELP law murder CHELP DELETE law murder (*) Who can edit/delete? ------------------------ Each organization holds unique rules as to who can alter their help scrolls. Commonly, the following people can alter any 'loose' help scroll without a containing folder: Cities: Ruling council and most Ministers can edit/delete. Societies: Society head and those he or she allows can edit/delete. Guilds: Guildmasters and those with guild authority to edit/delete. Orders: Those granted the power to edit/delete. Once a help folder has been assigned a permission to be edited, only players explicitly granted permission are capable of altering that folder and its contents. The same applies for visibility and viewing. It is impossible to assign the permissions so as to exclude yourself, but you may include positions to which you do not belong. (**) How do I set permissions? ----------------------------- Quite simple! The following options are available for permissions: *HELP PERM <folder> EDIT/VISIBLE - RANK <#> - includes players ONLY of this rank - RANK <x> TO <y> - includes players from rank x to rank y - POSITION OF <office> - includes player in a specific city position - AIDE OF <office> - includes aides to a specific city position - COUNCIL - includes the ruling council of a city - LEADER - includes the organization's leader - NONE - clear all perms on a specific folder In order to make things a little more user-friendly, permissions for help scrolls trims down any excess commands and wraps it all up into a single sentence. Each portion of the phrase is treated as an OR while NOT has been removed entirely. For example, the permission to the above example might be: RANK 18 TO 20, LEADER, COUNCIL, CHANCELLOR and AIDE TO CHANCELLOR It all looks a bit long-winded, but if we break it down, this command allows a variety of people access to alter the laws of Krondor.