Someone discovered a problem with Conversation Rules by Eric Eve. Here’s the thread at raif:
The example included with Conversation Rules doesn’t work any more. Specifically, the subject “Jerusalem” can never be recognized. It seems that only a person can be recognized as a subject. I tried narrowing the problem down and I came up with this:
[code]Mentioning is an action applying to one visible thing. Understand “a [any thing]” as mentioning.
[There is a Table of Null Responses in “Conversation Rules” by Eric Eve which also has “yourself” in the subject column.
The addition of this table, with “yourself” in the subject column, causes Jerusalem (i.e. a thing rather than a person) to “not listed in the Table of Mentionables.”
Changing “yourself” in this table to “a person,” or changing the column header to something different to the column header in the Table of Mentionables allows Jerusalem to be “listed” again.]
Table of Null Responses
The Great Hall is a Room. Pontius Pilate is a man in the Great Hall.
Jerusalem is a thing. Caiaphas is a man.
Table of Mentionables
Check mentioning something when the noun is not a subject listed in the Table of Mentionables:
say “Pilate doesn’t have anything to say about that.” instead;
Report mentioning something:
say “Pilate tells you about [the noun].”;
Part 3 - Testing
test me with “a caiaphas/a jerusalem” [/code]
Can anyone figure out why this is happening? Should it be reported on Mantis, or is it a desirable feature that merely needs documentation?