So this was something I briefly brought up on the UUC clan but I wanted to get a wider opinion and maybe some actual discussion.
Heres the issue as I see it: Furniture styles and terms tend to suffer from being too ooc to really use in game. I admit its not a problem exclusive to furnishing since you can find it on the other crafting trades too, and people get around them by describing and by using more general terms.
But furniture has way less of these base non-ooc terms that can be used as shorthand for very peculiar or complex styles that would otherwise take a great deal of precision (and lines) to describe. Unable to effectively use any shorthands, I am afraid we'd be left with very bulky descriptions-moreso thatn they need to be, in any case.
With that in mind, I was wondering if other crafters, and the admins, would be interesting in allocating certain popular styles/terms with acceptable IC equivalents, a bit like the food ingredient initiative where certain are at least generally agreed to come from certain places.
Any thoughts and opinions would be very wrlcome.
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