How to Use a Generic Recorder
With this simple device you can record and play back conversations in
enCore. These conversations will be saved, and can then be viewed over
the Web or e-mailed to the participants.
set Recorder to anything
play anything on Recorder
setdelay Recorder to anything
p*ut/in*sert/d*rop anything in Recorder
re*move/ta*ke/g*et anything from Recorder
@lock_for_open Recorder with anything
@opacity Recorder is anything
gi*ve/ha*nd Recorder to v*iew Recorder dis*play Recorder
connect Recorder to @webpref*erences Recorder
Instructions and Information on
Specific Verbs (Commands)
Using the Encore Object Editor
You can create a recorder by using the Xpress
Object Editor and selecting Generic Recorder and Player from the list
of objects available. Once you have created the recorder, you can use
the commands detailed below to operate it.
Using Specific Verb Commands
This command starts the recorder and creates a log of any conversation
in the room. You will be prompted to give this log a name; just type in
a name for your log (such as Library Workshop 8/21/01, or mylog) and the
recorder will start. A message will be printed letting everyone in the
room know that the recorder has started.
This command stops the recorder. It also prompts you to email the
log to yourself.
When you stop the recorder, you will be asked if you want the log for
the session emailed to you. You will see:
Would you like me to send the log 'Library Workshop 8/21/01' to your
registered email address? [Enter `yes' or `no']
Type yes and the log will be emailed to you.
Messages will be printed that inform you that the e-mail has been sent,
giving you the URL for the conversation log, and letting you know that
the recorder has been turned off. Now the Recorder is no longer making
a log of the room's conversation.
play log# on recorder
Using this command, you can play any log in your recorder. The recorder
will "replay" a previous conversation by printing the contents
in the talk area. LOOK at the recorder to see is contents. If,
for example, you wish to play note number two, you would type: play
2 on recorder
setdelay recorder to #seconds
If you want to change how fast enCore plays back a log when you use
the play command, you can set the playback speed by using the setdelay
command. Example: setdelay recorder to 3
set recorder to private/public
This command controls the use of the recording device. When you create
a new recorder, it is set for public use, which means that anyone can
operate it. Set recorder to private authorizes only you (the owner)
to operate the recorder. Set recorder to public returns the recorder
to public use so anyone could operate it.
Viewing, Sharing, and Recycling Transcripts
Once you stop the recorder, it saves the discussion that was recorded
onto a note. Various ways exist for viewing the note and letting others
know how to view this discussion.
Viewing the Transcript (three ways)
- Within enCore: Click on the Recorder icon, and the different logs
saved inside that Recorder will show up as clickable links. Click on
the link for the note you wish to view, and it will open the transcript
in the viewing area.
- Via the World Wide Web: You can open the transcript as a separate
page on the World Wide Web. When you stop the recorder, it will print
the URL for the transcript, which you can then bookmark. Or, you can
look up the object number for the transcript and use that to view the
transcript over the web. To find the object number of the log, simply
type @examine logname or look logname . You should see
the number of the transcript object in the text window. To then view
this log via the web, add this object number to the URL of the MOO.
For example, if your log were object #563, then you would type in this
web address: http://linnell.english.purdue.edu:7000/563
- Via Email: If you had the transcript emailed to you, you should be
able to look for this email message and open it.
Sharing the Transcript with Others
If you leave the log as a note inside your recorder, others can access
the log in the ways described above. However, these logs take up a lot
of quota (your alotted memory in enCore). The character who creates the
transcript (the person who starts and stops the recorder) is the owner
of the transcript. Since each MOO user has a limited quota of space in
enCore, it is generally a good idea to copy the log and archive it in
another way for sharing with others (such as copying the log into a text
file or sending it to yourself by email). Then, it is recommended that
you destroy (or recycle) that log note to conserve your quota. Once you
recycle the log, though, it is no longer available inside enCore.
Recycling the Transcript
To recycle or delete your log:
Find out the object number for the log you want to recycle by typing
@examine logname or look logname
Then type @recycle object#
If the log were object number #467, then you would type
You could also use the Xpress Object Editor (click the Objects button
or the My Stuff button), look at the list of your objects, and
recycle the object from there. Either way works well.