Main article: /greeter
Please be aware that an on-duty Ocean Master can see everything written in greeter chat, the following rules are in place to try to keep extra chatter to a minimum. Although Oceanmasters do lightly monitor the chat when they can, they will not always see or be available to intervene if someone is using chat inappropriately.
- In cases where a player is abusing the greeter chat channel, please submit a /complain indicating they are abusing greeter chat and how. Complaints will be dealt with based on the included chat as time permits.
- If you feel someone may be misusing greeter chat without realizing it, send them a /tell explaining the rules to them.
- A blackspot should never be used to remove greeter status.
- Finding answers to non-opinion questions that you can't answer on your own. (We recommend that you use a petition for more advanced questions.)
- Finding someone who speaks a language you don't know in order to assist a new player
- Making other greeters aware of new player oriented events or pillages about to take place
Greeter chat is not a place to do things like:
- Answer questions that you're not sure the answer to. (If you don't know, let someone else answer who does)
- Advertise your business, non-greeter voyages or monster locations .
- Chat with other greeters about non greeter topics.
- Ask a specific person a question; this is what /tell is for.
- Find another specific greeter; this is what /who and /gwho are for.
- Editorialize about greeter mechanics.
Some general greeter channel etiquette:
- Ask yer question, preferably on one line. There is no need to ask permission to ask a question, just ask it.
- Give detailed replies, "go look at the YPPedia" isn't helpful - include search terms or full links if the answer is best found on a webpage.
- If you are a slower typist, or unsure of the answer, see if it gets answered by a faster typist or more knowledgeable person before hitting send.
- If a conversation gets more involved, take it to /tells.
- Be polite in all situations.
- Take requests to stop spamming to /tells, unless it is a group that is doing it.
- Don't feel the need to always have the last word. If any spam has stopped, then there is no more need to discuss spamming.
- Do not berate anyone over the channel. Use /complain as appropriate or send them a polite /tell.