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  • verb/0 To break deliberately, from the player's end, the communications link between their home computer and the MUD host. This is normally effected by slamming the phone down on the receiver, hence the name (which was imported from CompuServe in general via BL). Pslamming is done in the vain hope that somehow it will extricate a persona from a situation with which the player cannot otherwise cope, most notably fights; this tactic fails with admirable reliability, leading to predictable moans about carrier loss. Sometimes, if a persona escapes a fight using means beyond the simple ken of their opponent, and then immediately quits, the player will be accused of having pslammed (which is illegal) and more moans will ensue. See drop carrier, link dead.

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