Obscenities and threatening remarks are not acceptable and will
not be tolerated.
Blatant cursing and use of foul language.
Sexual, racial, ethnic or political insults.
These rules apply to both speech and the name you use on screen.
Props and Avatars
The same guidelines for conversation and language
apply to the name you use and the props and avatars you wear.
The following are not allowed:
Nude, lewd, or obscene avatars.
Avatars portraying private body parts or sexual acts.
Avatars that portray threatening guns or other weapons.
Topics of Conversation
Studio Dust is intended for mature visitors. This not mean
adults only, nor does it mean sexually mature.
People of all ages visit Studio Dust so please be mindful
that you are in mixed company.
Sexually explicit conversations are not allowed on the porch.
Bigoted, abusive and hateful speech and rudeness will not be
tolerated, especially when it targets an individual.
Slanderous talk or other complaining about individuals should
be avoided, as should bickering or fighting with other visitors.
Don't assume that everyone is interested or willing to hear
details about personal problems or complaints about other people.
- If you have a personal problem to discuss with someone
please have the courtesy to take it inside away form the porch.
There is to be no arguing or bickering on the porch.
Visual behavior and "body language" is also important in a
graphic chat environment.
Please do not crowd or sit on top of others.
Do not bounce around the screen at the porch or make excessive use
of the arrow keys for moving about (known as sliding).
If the porch is crowded, consider wearing a small, 1-piece avatar
to leave more room and consider moving inside to one of the
many great rooms at Studio Dust.
The wizards and operators at Studio Dust are there
to be friendly and helpful.
When necessary, they will deal with people who misbehave.
The judgment of what is obscene or abusive belongs to the wizards
If someone is misbehaving or bothering you and a wizard is
not present at the room you are in you may try to page one.
Do this by typing 'page followed by a brief message.
'page Please come help.
That message will be sent to all available wizards and one
will come as soon as possible.
If there are no wizards available and you have a serious problem,
you should record a log of what is being said
(use the "Open Log File" command in the File menu of the Palace
program). Send this and a description of the situation
- including the date and time -
in an email message addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.