Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

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Posted 22 December 2006

I've finally joined the Lock!!! group on Facebook, which I'm well pleased with. It's only 15 members strong right now, but with my brother and his friends jumping on board, I expect that it will increase steadily for a little bit.

Stephan joined and then left a message stating that he should become an officer, since it was he and David who reintroduced me to the game and refined my playing skills. He even suggested that he could be named "Seven of Hearts", since he gained the name by playing that card eight times in succession on a choir tour two years ago. Moments after publishing the comment, however, he noticed that Aaron had the nickname "Seven of Hearts".

Stephan : "What th...how did this Aaron guy get the nickname "Seven of Hearts"?!"
Kurt : "I don't think he did, I think he just gave himself the title."
Stephan : "Whoa. WHOA."

Stephan immediately navigated to another group he's joined: "Man Laws". On that page he highlighted a single rule:

"No man may give himself a nickname. It must be earned, and given to him by others."

He raises a good point...