[MUD-Dev] Community Relations

Greg Miller gmiller at classic-games.com
Mon Jan 17 12:00:20 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000

Christopher Allen wrote:
> Here is the surprising statement -- they said that people who have been
> banned multiple times (i.e. many warnings, a ban, many warning again,
> another ban, etc.) are almost always redeemable. They say in almost all
> cases the person if the person doesn't quit due to the temporary ban, they
> will eventually shape up, and can become a responible gamer.


> I find that this is opposite of the way most free MUDs work -- when someone
> is banned, they are banned forever. If someone is known for not following
> whatever the rules are in a mud (player killing, cursing, or whatever) they
> are expected that they will never follow the rules.

There is some expectation of this on AA. Mild infractions often get you
an "archkill" which prevents you from logging on anywhere from 1 to 30
days. Stronger infractions may get all your characters banished, but
these bans are sometimes removed, and if you were to come back in a
month or two with a different free email address, Law will typically
look the other way as long as you behave. Official policy and unofficial
policy may differ, if the unofficial policy works.

And, no, I don't have any explanation for Opie.
History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.
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