Grouped Messages As Dialogue

version 1 by Ron Newcomb

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  • Example: * "Silent Acknowledgement" - There's a whole category of human conversation that carries no information. Let's re-create it.

        "Silent Acknowledgement"

        Include Grouped Messages As Dialogue by Ron Newcomb.

        Right here is room.

        Table of library messages (continued)
      Message Id  
      LibMsg <hi>  
      LibMsg <please>  
      LibMsg <thanks>  
      LibMsg <handshake>  
        
        Understand "hi" or "hello" as a mistake ("[run paragraph on][observe LibMsg <hi>]").
        Understand "please" as a mistake ("[run paragraph on][observe LibMsg <please>]").
        Understand "thanks" or "thank you" as a mistake ("[run paragraph on][observe LibMsg <thanks>]").
        Understand "handshake" or "shake hands" as a mistake ("[run paragraph on][observe LibMsg <handshake>]").
        
        A library-message can be ritualistic.
        
        First categorizing errors rule (this is the reset new categories rule):
            now game error is not ritualistic.
        
        A categorizing errors rule for when message of game error is LibMsg <hi>: now game error is conversational; now game error is civilized; now game error is ritualistic.
        A categorizing errors rule for when message of game error is LibMsg <please>: now game error is conversational; now game error is civilized; now game error is ritualistic.
        A categorizing errors rule for when message of game error is LibMsg <thanks>: now game error is conversational; now game error is civilized; now game error is ritualistic.
        A categorizing errors rule for when message of game error is LibMsg <handshake>: now game error is civilized; now game error is ritualistic.
            
        A default errors rule when the game error is ritualistic conversational: say "(Unfortunately, being a mime, he never stood much on the ritualistic bits of conversation.)".
        
        Rule for default errors when the message of the game error is LibMsg <hi>: say "'Hello.'".
        Rule for default errors when the message of the game error is LibMsg <please>: say "'But of course.'".
        Rule for default errors when the message of the game error is LibMsg <thanks>: say "'Your welcome.'".
        Rule for default errors when the message of the game error is LibMsg <handshake>: say "You shake hands.".
        
        Test me with " please / hi / thanks / shake hands".