LspaceAFPCode 1.1

The AFPCode is a reasonably compact way to say everything about your AFPness. it arose from looking at afpurity scores, and wondering exactly where the purity points were gained from for each person.

The code is not meant as a replacement for the afpurity score, possibly a supplement to them.

This will stand until suggestions have amassed which warrant an update. Note, I do file suggestions, but the code is not on the top of my list of priorities, apologies if anyone feels that their suggestion(s) have found a rather forgiving black hole.

Some of these codes may appear to be completely irrelevant, but they all have refer to topics discussed on AFP, no, I am not going to go into why.

Life is too short.

It's a strange phenomenon, but there is a reason why, for example, Muppets Tonight! is listed and not The Muppet Show!

Error reports and Suggestions please.

I am told that an afpencoder is in existance.

Note, a revision history has been included at the bottom to aid in changing codes from older versions.

Nb. Some codes are afpunique, some have been borrowed. I would like to increase the former, and decrease the latter. The AFPCode was inspired by the Geekcode and Gothcode.


To form your personal AFPCode work through this file, then follow the instructions at the end to form your complete AFP Codeblock. This codeblock can then be placed (for example) in a sigfile or on a webpage. If you do put it in your sigfile, please remember that overlong sigfiles are not considered very friendly, and will tend to annoy. Four lines are normally considered okay. David Goddard has suggested putting the code in your headers - though not everyone will be able to do this. As an example:

X-AFPCode-verison: AFP Code 0.2beta
X-AFPCode: AC$/E/U d s+:s+>- a-  U++@ R+ P- OSF(WN$)>U$+:+ ?C ?M L+
c- B Cn? PT++ 5+ X++ e+++ r++ z+

The codeline should be on one line, and the version number should be corrected appropriately (the version number is left here as David's example). Perhaps a short pointer in the sig would be appropriate?

A code may not exactly match you, choose the code which most closely matches you. You can modify codes by the use of qualifiers. Note, the code is case sensitive.

Qualifiers

AFP'ers seldom fall into easily defined categories. Qualifiers are available to allow the categories to be extended, the qualifiers are chosen to be compatible with qualifiers used in other codes. (As have some of the codes themselves)

@
where this qualifier is added the trait is not very rigid, and changes with time, date, the weather, whether you've got out of bed the wrong side, or whatever. For instance, an AFP'er who generally avoids cascades but gets involved with them from time to time might be c-@
()
Indicates a range. Whereas @ implies that that trait can sometimes take any value, () limits the variation. e.g. c-(+) would be someone who usually doesn't like cascades, but occasionally quite enjoys them.
>
This is a "striving toward" rating. Someone who currently regularly checks L-space web server, but would really like to be offered an Lspace email address one day (note, these are offered for services to fandom) might class themselves as L+>++
$
This indicates that the AFP'er achieves financial gain because of this trait. E.g. an AFP'er who works for an Internet Service Provider might class themselves as AC$
?
Unless specifically stated otherwise for a particular tag, this indicates that the AFP'er has no knowledge of a particular category. An AFP'er who claims to be L? deserves our sympathy.
!
Place this before a category to indicate refusal to take part in a category (Unless otherwise stated)

1. Personal Attributes


Type of AFP'er

AFP'ers come in many types. Choose the tag which fits you most closely, Multi talented AFP'ers should denote their talents in a list with a / between talents, e.g. a computing student (or teacher) would be AC/E
AB
AFP'er of Biological Sciences
AC
AFP'er of Computing
ACh
AFP'er of Chemistry
ACo
AFP'er of Commerce
AE
AFP'er of Education
AEc
AFP'er of Economics
AEn
AFP'er of Engineering
AGe
AFP'er of Geography
AGo
AFP'er of Government
AHi
AFP'er of History
AHu
AFP'er of Humanities
ALa
AFP'er of Law
ALi
AFP'er of Literature
ALn
AFP'er of Languages
AM
AFP'er of Maths
AMD
AFP'er of Medicine
AMi
AFP'er of the Military
AMu
AFP'er of Music
ANL
AFP'er with a non listed trade
AP
AFP'er of Physics
APA
AFP'er of the Performing Arts
AOtD
AFP'er on the dole
AU
AFP'er Undecided
AAT
AFP'er of All Trades (master of none!)

You may like to add a two letter code to give an indication of country of origin, the internet standard codes used in email addresses should be adopted, (use US for Merkia). I.e. AU-UK, AAT-NL etc.


Appearance

Whilst it really doesn't matter what you look like, it can help for finding out when going to an afpmeet exactly which table with the chocolate covered coffee beans, glove puppets, and people trying not to talk about Iceland is the one you're after if you have some idea of what people look like.

Clothing

d++
I tend to be well turned out. Smart. Never jeans. A jacket for preference.
d+
I tend to be smart, but casual. I occasionally wear jeans, but only when everything else is at the dry cleaners.
d
I dress for comfort. As soon as work finishes I'm into comfortable clothes. If it doesn't look good that's your problem.
d-
Jeans and T Shirt. Always.
d--
The T shirt normally has a slogan.
d---
Sometimes you can even see the slogan.
d----
It had a slogan?
d-----
Shell Suit
dx
Cross Dresser
d*
Leather, PVC or something similar wherever possible
d?
I dunno what I usually wear. I just grab whatever I can
!d
No clothes.

Shape

This category comes in two parts, mix and match to suit yourself. If you don't want to participate in one or other category, just put in a ! e.g. s:+ s-:++ s++:- s+:!
s+++:+++
Why do they make doors so low? : Why are they so narrow?
s++:++
I have to duck to drive an average car : I have to struggle to get the seat belt on
s+:s+
I'm taller than average : I'm rounder than average
s:
I'm average height and weight
s-:-
I'm smaller than average : I could do with putting on some weight
s--:--
If I stand on tiptoe I can touch the top of the door : I'm quite slim indeed.
s---:---
I can teach you the words to the 'Gold' song : I COULD MURDER A CURRY

Age

a+++
I'm at retirement age
a++
I'm over 50
a+
I've hit the big four oh.
a
I'm still in my thirties
a-
I'm in that glorious time, have left school, not yet thirty.
a--
I could legally leave school
a---
I still have to go to school
a----
I'm not yet in secondary school
!a
None of your business!
For exact age use the number, e.g. a 25 year old would be a25

2. AFP Attributes


Usenet

This gives your general usenet preferences, vital considering the medium of AFP
U+++
I read many newsgroups on a regular basis. I am viewed as part of the wallpaper in most of them.
U++
I read a few newsgroups intensely.
U+
I spend a lot of time in a few newsgroups.
U
I read usenet pretty regularly
U-
I tend to drop into usenet from time to time
U--
I only look into usenet when there is nothing else on
U---
Usenet? Don't get me started on that waste of bandwidth!
The qualifier P can be used to indicate that over 50% of your usenet time is devoted to AFP and its related subgroups., e.g. UP+

AFP

This code is used to quantify your AFP experience in some detail. The code R was chosen due to its relevance. Some people don't have killfiles, and do their selection by hand. In this case choose the tag which most approximates the amount of afp skipped.
R++++
I read every message on afp (barring spam). If I'm away I read everything that was posted in the interim to get back up to speed. I archive all afp posts.
R+++
I read every message on afp (barring spam). If I'm away I read everything that was posted in the interim to get back up to speed.
R++
I read everything that reaches my server (barring spam).
R+
I have a small killfile, but read almost everything.
R
I read afp regularly, but have a healthy killfile to keep it manageable.
R-
A number of afpers/topics on autoselect, a healthy killfile, and the rest if I get time.
R--
I only get time to drop in occasionally, and scan the subject lines for interesting-looking messages.
R---
I don't have time to read any afp. Afper in spirit only.
!R
I'm not associated with afp, and don't consider myself an afper.
R?
afp? Wassat? (If you use this code, you are psychic)
R!
My server doesn't get afp, and I can't/don't use news.lspace.org.
!R
I refuse to participate in afp (dedicated abp'ers would use this).

Footnotes

AFP uses footnotes quite often, this tag categorises your footnote usage.
F++++
My footnotes suffer recursion loops.
F+++
My footnotes have numbered in the double figures.
F++
I have used more than one footnote in the same post
F+
I have used footnotes more than once.
F
I have used a footnote.
F-
I have thought about using a footnote but decided against it.
F--
I think footnotes obscure the meaning, and hence I avoid them
F---
Footnotes are the spawn of the devil and should be avoided at all costs.
F----
Footnotes are the most appalling creation in afp, they characterise fluffy thinking in the mind of the person who uses them, indicating that they can't put their thoughts in order and must resort to the electronic postit note as an afterthought. Have they never heard of editing their posts? I tend to killfile people who use footnotes too much.
F?
What's a footnote?

Hedgehogs

		 \\\\\
		\\\\\\\__o
	    ____\\\\\\\'/____      Need I say more?
h+++
I am Jimmy Brokaw
h++
I am a member of the church of the hedgehog.
h+
I was there when AFP was going through its 'hedgehog' period.
h
I know the words of the hedgehog song.
h-
I have heard of the hedgehog song.
h--
There is a hedgehog song?
h?
Why is there a hedgehog in this code?
!h
I refuse to participate with hedgehogs. :)

Psions

A Psion is a fact of life for many AFP'ers, more so than other palmtop computers, hence there is no winCE tag, Newton tag or anything else. This is Psion only!
P++++
I work for the Psion company
P+++
I love my Psion. I worship my Psion. My Psion goes Bingely Bingely Beep. Windows CE machines are Devil Spawn. All my appointments are kept on my Psion. My Psion is internet capable. Without my psion my life would disintegrate. I have taken my Psion to an afpmeet.
P++
My Psion is a useful tool for organising my life. Life would be awkward without it.
P+
My Psion is a useful replacement for my diary
P
My Psion replaces my diary
P-
I do not own a Psion (but want one)
P--
I do not own a Psion through indifference.
P---
Psions are an invention for disorganised people which rely on organisational skills to use. Give me a notepad and pen any time.
P----
Psions are a con perpetrated by the computer industry to take away money from people who can't afford a real laptop computer.
P-----
I own a Windows CE palmtop and was not threatened with a cabbage to take ownership!
P?
What's a Psion?
!P
I absolutely refuse to discuss Psions.
P=
My Psion is an expensive calculator
P!
I use ANOTHER palmtop computer, not Psion.
The following qualifier tags may be used to indicate your most used psion: 2, 3, 3a, 3c, 5 i.e. P5++ indicates that the Psion is a useful tool for organising life and that life would be awkward without it. A series 5 is the Psion used.

OS Wars

AFP has had its share of OS wars in the past. This category enables OS types to spot one another. This is a dual parted tag, mix and match as appropriate, e.g. OS+++:+++ OS!:- OS:+ and so on
OS+++:+++
OS wars are excellent : My OS is the bees knees. It sings, it dances. I will defend it to my last breath.
OS++:++
OS wars are fun : My OS is pretty good. It's certainly better than some others I could mention.
OS+:+
OS wars are fine from time to time : My OS has its faults, but it's the best on offer.
OS:
I can take or leave OS wars : I am aware of the limitations of my OS, but have no desire to change.
OS-:-
OS wars are to be avoided : My OS has some problems, I'd be willing to change it if something better came along
OS--:--
OS wars are not good, they sour the atmosphere of the group : My OS is pretty appalling, I want to change it.
OS---:---
OS wars earn their perpetrators immediate killfiling : My OS just reformatted the hard drive.
An additional qualifying tag *may* be used to identify your OS, the qualifying tag may not be felt appropriate, especially if you are OS-:? or below. The most loved/defended/used (delete as appropriate) tag should be used. Thus if you have a Unix box with a Dos partition choose your favourite (least hated) OS.
U
Unix (and all sub varients)
D
MsDos (This includes Windows)
M
MacOS
O
OS/2
NS
Non Specified
This section could have gone in two directions, it could have gone very complex, or very simple. I opted for the latter to avoid continually updating for the forgotten flavours of Unix or other cherished OS.

This gives things like OSU+:+


Chocolate covered Coffee Beans

It is common for AFP'ers to take chocolate covered items to meets. The Coffee beans started it all.
C++++
Chocolate covered coffee beans are the best hangover cure there is, if taken with alcohol. I love cccb. Ottery is a genius.
C+++
I am cool with chocolate covered coffee beans. I can eat them by the handful and still have a good nights sleep.
C++
Chocolate covered coffee beans are okay, but I tend to have trouble sleeping afterwards.
C+
I can only sleep after eating the beans by use of copious amounts of alcohol.
C
I can't sleep after eating the beans.
C-
I get a little jittery, they keep me active.
C--
I get hyperactive after eating the beans.
C---
A caffeine overload means I am lucky if I sleep that night.
C----
I am lucky if I sleep that week.
C?
What are Chocolate covered coffee beans?
?C
What is all the fuss about?
!C
I refuse to have anything whatsoever to do with these OtterySpawn.

Proposing Marriage

AFP'ers have been known to propose to each other. This is a long standing tradition.
M++
I propose to most people when they first join the group.
M+
I propose to most people in the end.
M
I propose from time to time
M-
I rarely propose
M--
I never propose
M---
I think this proposing lark is stupid. It's probably immoral and should be stopped. Besides, nobody has ever proposed to ME.
MPK
(Work out the acronym yourself!) These proposals were quite fun several years ago, but they're getting a bit tedious. <old fogey number one>
MAB
(Once again, work it out) I didn't find it terribly amusing the first time I encountered it. <old fogey number two>

Being Proposed to

Some people attract more marriage proposals than others... this category applies to proposals by afp'ers.
pp+++
I've married an afp'er
pp++
I'm engaged to an afp'er
pp+
I've been proposed to by more that one afp'er
pp
I've been proposed to.
pp-
I have an 'understanding' with certain individual(s), though nothing has ever been said.
pp--
I've fished for a proposal.
pp---
I've never been proposed to.
pp----
I've never been proposed to, despite fishing.
pp!
I'd rather not be proposed to. (E.g. My SO might get jealous)
pp?
What's a proposal?
!pp
I refuse to tell you about my proposals

L-Space

This category is specific to the L-space domain.
L+++++
I am a member of the Lspace Cabal
L++++
I maintain a mirror of www.lspace.org
L+++
I have contributed to the lspace webpages in some way
L++
I have been offered an Lspace.org email address
L+
I regularly use the lspace servers
L
The Lspace servers are okay
L-
The Lspace servers could be put to better use
L--
I don't like the Lspace servers on principle
L---
www.lspace.org tends to sycophancy.
L?
What is L-space?
L*
http://www.lspace.org/ is my web-browser's default page (this may be used in conjunction with the above, e.g. L*+++

Cascades

c+++
I select threads with the [c] tag.
c++
I thoroughly enjoy cascades, and make use of the [c] tag.
c+
I take part in cascades, and make use of the [c] tag.
c
Cascades are harmless fun.
c-
I tend to avoid cascades
c--
Cascades are a waste of bandwidth and should not happen.
c---
Anyone in a cascade spends some time in my killfile.

Books

This category has to do with the book obtaining habits of afp'ers. This applies to libraries and bookshops. This tag uses UK publishing dates. If, for example, you are not in the UK and get copies as soon as they hit the shelves in the UK then use B+. If you wait until they hit the shelves in your own country then use the modifying tag B*+. Choose the tag which best fits your usual habits, if your buying habits depend upon the book then remember the @ and () modifiers. (Nb. B*@+ implies that * varies, B*+@ implies that the number of + or - signs vary).
B++++
I am Terry Pratchett
B+++
I tend to get to proof read copies of books before they go for printing.
B++
I tend to get copies of books before they hit the shelves.
B+
I tend to get the first copies off the shelves
B
I wait for the paperback, and get it as soon as I can.
B-
I get the books when I can. No rush.
B--
I read a little bit, and get the book if I like the look of it.
B---
I steal books from relatives/the library when nobody is looking.
B----
I am solely responsible for making Terry the most shoplifted author.
!B
I refuse to read a Pratchett book.
B?
What's a book?

DW Conventions

This category is especially so that conventioneers can say "I was there". As it stands this category applies to DWCon 96. The use of a colon enables it to apply to DWCon 98. this Cn:+ means "I would have liked to attend DwCon96, I will attend DWCon98" Note that anything AFTER the colon, as it is in the future, must be taken as conditional.
Cn++++
I took the custard bath ("I am Paul Rood")
Cn+++
I helped dunk someone into the custard
Cn++
I helped fill the custard bath
Cn+
I attended the DW Convention
Cn
I would have liked to attend the DW Convention
Cn-
I didn't know about the DW Convention until too late.
Cn--
I avoided the DW Convention.
Cn?
What's a DW Convention?

Pterry

This code is designed to specify the interaction that an AFP'er has had with PTerry
PT+++++
I see him daily (Terry would use this code!)
PT++++
I've been out socially with him
PT+++
I have had a *conversation* of reasonable length with PTerry (electronic or otherwise)
PT++
I have been subjected to irony
PT+
I have had more than one book signed
PT
I have had a book signed
PT-
I have stood in a book signing queue
PT--
I saw the book signing queue and thought "sodthatforagameofsoldiers"
PT---
To my knowledge I have never been within ten miles of the man.
PT?
Terry Who?
!PT
I refuse to divulge any information on this matter, So there.

AFPurity

This tag allows the AFPurity to be incorporated into your AFPCode. If you have an AFPurity of 65% then this tag should read Pu65.

Qualifiers may, as always, be used...

Pu65+
65 and increasing
Pu65-
65 and decreasing
Pu65@
65, but subject to variation
!Pu
I refuse to take the purity test
Pu?
What is the Purity test?
Pu*
I have yet to take the purity test.

3. Likes and Dislikes


Babylon 5

Many AFP'ers like B5. This code is just for you.
5++++
I am J. Michael Straczynski
5+++
I think Babylon 5 is a truly innovative piece of programming with a well thought out ongoing storyline. I have my plans to break into the offices of Babylonian Productions and take photocopies of the B5 Bible. JMS is the second coming.
5++
A wonderful production which has been well thought. This is Science Fiction at its best. A TV show where people are nasty to each other, go to the toilet, and are generally *real* (even if they are sometimes non human). None of this prime directive rubbish. I watch it religiously. I haven't missed an episode since it first came out.
5+
Babylon 5 is certainly very watchable. I wouldn't like to miss an episode. It takes a few episodes to get into.
5
I've seen it, and despite what people say I can take it or leave it.
5-
This is SciFi? Where'd they get that hair? Could be worse.
5--
This is a putrid load of rubbish. Amazing how it got its second series renewal, never mind the fifth!
5!
Whatever my feelings on babylon 5, its place is not on afp!
!5
I refuse to have anything to do with babylon 5

X Files

In honour of the Goatie One, and a certain other, we must have an X Files category.
X++++
I am Chris Carter (no, not the Mulder and Scully one)
X+++
I am a Goatie One.
X++
I have followed up to a Chris Carter post
X+
I have been in the same thread as Chris Carter
X
I have read a Chris Carter post
X-
I've skip over a Chris Carter posts
X--
I don't recall a Chris Carter post reaching my server
X---
I killfile Chris Carter posts.
X----
I have said, in afp, "Are you the *real* Chris Carter?"
X?
Who is Chris Carter? (Standard use of ?)
!X
I refuse to participate with this tag (this is the standard use of !, but it does not hurt to remind you)

Muppets Tonight!

This tag is to reflect the opinions on the venerable show.
MT++++
I have the majority of the episodes archived
MT+++
I want to buy Muppet Puppets.
MT++
I tried not to miss an episode of Muppets Tonight! when it was on. I wish they'd show the second series (which has been filmed)
MT+
Muppets Tonight was extremely watchable.
MT
It was okay, I suppose.
MT-
I don't particularly like the muppets
MT--
Muppets Tonight! was a lot of puerile rubbish, I'm glad they only showed one season.
MT---
They should never have made that one season.
MT?
What's Muppets Tonight?/Never seen it.
?MT
Muppets Tonight? Muppets Tonight? ... THIS JOB'S TOO HARD!!!

4. Lifestyle


Education

e+++++
Nobel Prizewinner
e++++
PhD
e+++
Masters
e++
Bachelor of Summat or other
e+
A Levels (or equivalent 18 year old qualification)
e
GCSE's (or equivalent 16 year old qualification)
e-
Left School without exams.
e--
Still in secondary.
e---
Not got to secondary yet.
e!
I refuse to have anything to do with education (I dropped out)
!e
I refuse to discuss my educational status
eV
Vocational qualifications, e.g. HND, BTec etc.
A levels and vocational qualifications would be eV+, the modifying V is next to the e.

If you have, say a BSc, and are striving toward a PhD, then you'd use e++>++++


Relationships

(Note, this is different to proposals)
r++++
I am married to someone.
r+++
I am living with someone (in a relationship).
r++
I have an ongoing relationship with someone.
r+
I go out on dates regularly.
r
I have got dates in the past.
r-
I had at least one date.
r--
Is it my toothpaste?
r%
I was going out with someone, but got dumped. B'strd.
For the above tags, if they mainly apply to relationship(s) with an afp'er(s) you may want to use the modifier p.

I.e. rp++++

Someone who is living with someone but has an ongoing relationship with someone else (why would you tell the world?) would be r+++/++

If that someone else is an afp'er, you'd be r+++/p++

In addition we have:

r!
Never had a relationship
!r
None of your business!
r?
What's a relationship?
r*
Confirmed bachelor (or spinster). I like it that way.

Sex

Males use y, females x, if your gender is not for public knowledge use z.

e.g. x+ is a female who has had sex

z++++
You want proof? Count the kids.
z+++
I'm married. In theory this means that 'it' is available.
z++
I've been referred to as easy.
z+
Yup. I've done it.
z
Yup. I've done it. Though I couldn't persuade anyone else to take part too.
z-
Abstaining
z--
Abstaining, unfortunately.
z---
I'm a nun or priest
z*
Perverted
z**
Perverts look like Angels next to me.
!z
Sex? What's that?
z?
None of your business what my sex life is like! (choose the letter to denote gender only)
!z+
No experience. Willing to learn.

Forming the Code

Taking the above into consideration, my code would be
AE/P d s+:+ a- UP+ R+ F++ h+ P->++ OSW3+: C+++ MAB pp! L+++ c- B+
Cn+:++ PT+++(++) Pu* 5++ X++ MT++++(+++) e++ r+++ y?
The next task is to form a Codeblock. This is in the same style as a PGP signature, including an OPTIONAL comment line.
----- Begin AFPCodeblock -----------
AFP Code 1.1a 
------ End AFPCodeblock ------------
or
----- Begin AFPCodeblock -----------
Comment:
AFP Code 1.1a 
------ End AFPCodeblock ------------
This gives
----- Begin AFPCodeblock -----------
Comment: Please look in alt.fan.pratchett.announce for the FAQs!
AFP Code 1.1a AE/P-UK d s+:+ a- UP+ R+ F++ h+ P->++ OSW3+: C+++ 
MAB pp! L+++ c- B+ Cn+:++ PT+++(++) Pu* 5++ X++  MT++++(+++) e++ r+++ y?
------ End AFPCodeblock ------------
It may be felt that this is too long for including in a sig. The bare code may also be used "naked", with the inclusion of the word "end" as a terminator.
AFP Code 1.1a AE/P-UK d s+:+ a- UP+ R+ F++ h+ P->++ OSW3+: C+++ MAB pp!
L+++ c- B+ Cn+:++ PT+++(++) Pu* 5++ X++ MT++++(+++) e++ r+++ y? end
Another option is to put the code into your message headers, see the top of this document for details.

Compiled : MurkyB

Suggestions, pedantism and assistance from : John Fouhy, Mike Knell, Alex Kamilewicz, Gid Holyoake, David Goddard, Julia Harris, Bj�rn Fri�geir Bj�rnsson, John S. Ewing, Alan Bellingham, Leo Breebaart, Marina Strinkovsky, Colette Reap, Ben Chalmers, Richard Kettlewell, David Goddard, Nat, Annika Larsson, Darrell Ottery, Mark Lowes, jrms, Michelena Riosa, Warren Jones, ponder, Gabriel Krabbe.

(Apologies if I've missed out someone whose thoughts/corrections have been incorporated)

Revision History

1.1a
Minor maintenance release. A few links added to the web version. Country of origin suggestion adopted.
1.1
Revision 1. Military pursuits added to occupation. Dress tag updated, Lspace tag updated, B tag updated, e tag updated, 5 tag updated, HTML version created.
1.0
Final Release, R tag updated to reflect the fact that many people have reliable newsfeeds without using news.lspace.org. Muppets Tonight! tag updated. Relationship tag clarified. Psion tag updated. TOTAL revamp of the X tag. M tag updated, at the request of Leo S Mike Knell, pp tag clarified.
0.4beta
Note about putting the code in headers added. Education tag updated. B tag extended. Footnote and hedgehog tag added. Psion tag extended. Muppets Tonight! tag added.
0.3beta
Typos corrected, P tag extended, L tag corrected for pedantism, pp tag added, Pu tag added, d tag amended, OS tag simplified, Vocational qualifications added to the e tag.
0.2beta
Various OS's added, PT tag extended, xyz tag corrected, P tag added, C tag extended, Type of AFP'er extended
0.1beta
First Draft

Plans for the future

I'd like someone to write an AFPCode decoder. This would read in a piece of text and produce the plaintext AFPDecode. (In windows it would read the text from the clipboard for example). The decoder should be able to handle correctly formatted qualifiers, and it should be easily extendable as tags are changed.

I would like to HTMLify this some more. I would like a link to anything at all related, e.g. Geekcode, Gothcode, Purity Tests, Bookshops (preferably one which has a page for Pterry), Babylon 5, Psions, Muppets, X Files, Duels and so on... i.e. links (whether obvious or obscure) for each section - and in some cases each tag, e.g. the A tag (AFP'er type) could have quite an eccentric and varied set of links. Links can be mailed now.

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