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Solve A Lot2
Solve A Lot2
Assistant Librarian

Sep-15-2006 22:46

Thanks to Admin for posting resumes. It is a better idea than listing all detective names (for those that wanted privacy).

Bad News:
There seems to be a bug with the resumes. I know of at least 2 detectives, that show them listed in agencies they never joined.
I believe it is tied to "gift subscriptions". When a person buys someone a gift subscription, it automatically links the accounts. So, now the gifter and giftee have the same resume.

I am sure Sleuth Admin is working on correcting this, but I wanted to let everyone know, before we go around accusing people of "infiltrating our agencies" :D

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Sleuth Admin
Sleuth Admin
Tale Spinner

Sep-17-2006 12:44

Ok, ok. So there are a couple more limitations to the resume that have to do with data that simply isn't available in the database, because it hasn't been stored.

1) The game does not store who founds an agency, so if you were one of an ageny's founders, it does not appear on your resume.
2) No agency join records were stored before Jan 17th, 2005. So, earlier records are not visible in the resume
3) De-funct agencies do not appear in the resume.

The Resume page has been modified to spell out these limitations.

I still think this is a useful tool for directors, but it does suck that those records aren't available.


Greyling
Greyling

Sep-17-2006 12:50

Hmm, just to play the "advocate" here, but with "1) The game does not store who founds an agency, so if you were one of an ageny's founders, it does not appear on your resume" it will be possible for someone who's ripped off an agency in order to start their own, to do this and afterwards do the same again without anyone being able to see that they did in fact start their own. And wasn't this one of the main reasons why these resumes were added?

R Anstett
R Anstett

Sep-17-2006 16:11

I think that one of the driving factors to adding resumes was to be able to check on thieves.

It appears that with the restrictions it will not be as useful for that purpose, primarily becuase it does not show the agencies you create.

However as an additional resource to see more information about other detectives and their history in Sleuth I think it works well.

We all knew there is no technilogical trick to stop bad things from happening to agencies. It will always fall back to our own skills as detectives and directors.

LilRach
LilRach
Well-Connected

Sep-17-2006 19:52

I know that many of you know I am not a keen to change. I fully admit that, and I am really working on this (anyone else remember when the sidebar disappeared? I was distraught) While admitting this, I am still very against this policy. The only reason I am against this policy is that I feel it gives away too much information. I am a very private person, and do not like my "personal" information given out. I know many will say this is not personal, but my detective is part of me, it is a piece of my history, and I hope, will stay a strong part of my life.

I REALLY wish we could turn this feature on or off. If not allowing everyone to do this, at least for detectives who are older than, such and such days. This would still help keep track of those constantly creating new detectives to steal, while allowing the older detectives their privacy. I can understand why this is needed, but I do not believe it is necessary for everyone.

Or, another suggestion I have is to only have your resume show when you have recently quit an agency (say less than 90 days). This would allow Directors to see your previous history, and protect others privacy.




R Anstett
R Anstett

Sep-17-2006 20:09

I am sorry Rach, but I do not understand what the privacy issue is.

Under what you describe here (less than 90 days) it shows that you left Fat Kitten twice in that time period. Either you went to another agency that has sence closed down, or your subscription lapsed and you renewed.

Why do you think this is private information that someone should not know?

I am serious, I just do not see why having the resume link is an invasion of anyone's privacy.

LilRach
LilRach
Well-Connected

Sep-17-2006 20:17

I me, my detective's resume is similar to a resume I would submit in real life. In real life, someone can not distribute your resume without your permission, it is illegal. And although I am a "good" abidding citizen of sleuth, I feel this should still be my right to include or disinclude my resume.

The only time I have ever "left" Fat Kitten is due to my subscription lapsing. In which case, I quickly resubbed.

If an agency no longer exists, it does not show up. So, if a detective steals equipment, creates an agency, realizes they have made a mistake and then retires, this agency will dissolve. So this would mean it wouldn't show up on their resume (am I understanding this part correct?). So, they can still steal and protect their "name."

All that I am asking is for a choice. I would like a choice to turn it off until I would decide to resign (which I never plan on doing, I love Fat Kitten). So like myself in real life, I would like the right to say no, I am not searching, therefore, do not show my resume.

I am not sure I am explaining this clearly, though. I do not mind new detectives having this feature, who are actively searching. What I personally mind is having it show for someone who is NOT searching, showing dates of my subscriptions and "rejoining" of Fat Kitten

LilRach
LilRach
Well-Connected

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Remington Steel
Remington Steel
Con Artist

Sep-17-2006 21:20

I see proponents of this change acknowledging that it doesn't solve the problem it set out to solve, Ran, and following up that browsing the histories just an amusing way to pass time.

If you don't respect the idea that people are concerned about their privacy without some deliniated power point presentation, why should we expect you to show any respect while you're rummaging through our histories?

I don't need privacy to commit crimes. I just need it. And I regret committing any money at all to a game where the squeaky wheel can grab so much grease.

R Anstett
R Anstett

Sep-17-2006 21:21

Rach, perhaps I am misunderstanding what you are saying.

You want the resume part to be able to be turned off after you have been in sleuth for 'x' amount of days if the player chooses to?

If so then how many days makes a player "safe"? or gives them the same privacy you want for your self but want to deny them because they are not old enough.

Just trying to lay out all sides of the debate here.

I think we all agree that not having disolved agencies or agencies that the detective starts makes the resume section much less useful but what we have is better then not having it at all.

Remington Steel
Remington Steel
Con Artist

Sep-17-2006 21:39

All the details are just distractions. The entire premise is flawed.

And a solution that doesn't solve a problem needs a new name.

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