IC: In Character (Virtual mode -the character being played)
OOC: Out of Character (Real Life mode -the player behind
RL: Real Life (Life outside the domain of the MUCK)
One of the cornerstones of BDSM and good MUCKing is the
idea of consensuality. Consensuality in short means that
all parties engaged in an activity or scening are in agreement
regarding the activity in question. This means that everyone
when scening with someone else needs to have consent from
the other party(ies).
without consent is a violation of the Acceptable
Use Policy and is classified as assault and harassment
and will definitely not be tolerated. Get permission
by negotiating beforehand with anyone involved or, if it's
a scene on the fly, ask via page or whisper for OOC consent.
Just because the character might like the activity in theory
or according to their wixxx, OOC consent is of ultimate
importance. Even during play, MUCK safewords should be used.
play must also be consensual. For some, this can be confusing.
It means that some players and/or characters enjoy nonconsensual
play, and that is fine, but you still need to have OOC consent
for IC nonconsent to be legal. Some zones may be indicated
as nonconsensual areas. By entering a nonconsent area (and
they WILL be clearly marked as such) you imply OOC consent
to nonconsensual play. Don't be surprised if very nearly
anything happens to you in a nonconsent area. Just about
addition to this policy file, read the Safewords
you feel you have been involved in a scene where your OOC
consent was not given, the following steps must be taken
before talking to wiz:
or Page the person OOCly that you require the activity
to cease immediately and/or use a safeword.
the activity continues, make a log file and send it to
a wiz, leave the situation immediately.
if the previous steps have been taken can a wiz intervene
on your behalf.
those players who have committed an act without OOC consent
and the matter is brought before a wiz, the following steps
may be taken. If the offense is severe enough, the first
steps may be skipped altogether and proceed directly to
warning from a wiz
the character for not less than 30 days and not longer
than 6 months