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 for mudhead
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  mudhead
   n.
  
      Commonly used to refer to a MUD player who eats, sleeps, and breathes
      MUD. Mudheads have been known to fail their degrees, drop out, etc., with
      the consolation, however, that they made wizard level. When encountered in
      person, on a MUD, or in a chat system, all a mudhead will talk about is
      three topics: the tactic, character, or wizard that is supposedly always
      unfairly stopping him/her from becoming a wizard or beating a favorite MUD;
      why the specific game he/she has experience with is so much better than any
      other; and the MUD he or she is writing or going to write because his/her
      design ideas are so much better than in any existing MUD. See also {
      wannabee.
  
      To the anthropologically literate, this term may recall the Zuni/Hopi
      legend of the mudheads or koyemshi, mythical half-formed children of an
      unnatural union. Figures representing them act as clowns in Zuni sacred
      ceremonies. Others may recall the ?High School Madness? sequence from the
      Firesign Theatre album Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers, in which
      there is a character named ?Mudhead?.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  mudhead
  
      A MUD player who eats, sleeps, and breathes MUD.
     Mudheads have been known to fail their degrees, drop out,
     etc. with the consolation, however, that they made wizard
     level.  When encountered in person, on a MUD or in a chat
     system, all a mudhead will talk about is three topics: the
     tactic, character, or wizard that is supposedly always
     unfairly stopping him/her from becoming a wizard or beating a
     favourite MUD; why the specific game he/she has experience
     with is so much better than any other; and the MUD he or she
     is writing or going to write because his/her design ideas are
     so much better than in any existing MUD.  See also wannabee.
  
     To the anthropologically literate, this term may recall the
     Zuni/Hopi legend of the mudheads or "koyemshi", mythical
     half-formed children of an unnatural union.  Figures
     representing them act as clowns in Zuni sacred ceremonies.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1994-11-29)
  

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