Seeking help with study on MUSHes and players

Submitted by javelin on Tue, 2008-06-17 17:04

Dear MUSH players and game admins,

I am conducting a research study on the connections between
MUSHes and MUSH players, and I invite you (and the players
of your MUSH(s)) to participate. The survey is at and here is more information:

Alan Schwartz, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at
Chicago (and known around MUSHes as Javelin, former PennMUSH developer),
is seeking players to participate in an 5-minute anonymous survey
as part of a study of the interconnections between MUSHes and MUSH
players. This project has been determined to be exempt from review by
the UIC Institutional Review Board.

The survey will ask you to indicate which of a list of MUSHes you
currently play or staff on, as well as a few optional demographic
questions. You will not be asked to provide your name. Responses to
the survey will be used to better understand how MUSH are connected by
players in common and how players are connected by MUSHes in common.

To participate in this project, visit:

For further questions, you may contact Alan via email at

Thanks for your help!