[MUD-Dev] Community Relations

Jon A. Lambert jlsysinc at ix.netcom.com
Tue Jan 18 00:10:11 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000


Dundee wrote:
>
> The player was banned for being insulting to me.  
>

I understand that these are very common policies throughout the 
"mudding" universe.

"Thy shall not insult or offend any member of the administration"
and
"Thy shall not insult or offend any player"

Note that the former is usually enforced with great enthusiasm, while
enforcement of the latter is haphazard and oftentimes explicitly 
non-existent.

Any thoughts as to why this is so?  

Do such policies introduce a "class" system into a muds social
structure regardless of whether the administration is faceless or not?

Don't such obtuse policies essentially boil down to 
    "You can be banned at our whim"?

What is it about administration personnel that makes them so much
more delicate and important when it comes to being insulted or 
offended?

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