I’m using 6F95. It looks like “asking it about” doesn’t work, but “asking something about” does work. I’m a little surprised: I didn’t think I’d get away with putting “looking” and “asking something about” in the same rule preamble, since they have different arities. But at least in 6F95, using “other than,” that’s okay.
[code]Test is a room.
Instead of doing something other than looking, asking something about, or telling:
say “That action is not needed.”
test me with “l/ask me for a cookie/ask me about cookies/tell me about cookies/smell”[/code]
Also, it’s worth noting that parser errors will fire before the Instead rule fires, so “smell cookies” prompts the response “You can’t see any such thing.”