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I don't think the YPPedia is a place for policies like these. I believe it's like one of the Wikipedia policies says, that you shouldn't post things you don't want people to be able to edit and copy. Official policies should go on the official site, perhaps in the forums. Additionally we can write what OMs and greeters might want us to do, but I don't think we should write about what we must and mustn't do. - Paladin

I think it's perfectly appropriate to have that list here. It doesn't say everyone must or mustn't do such and such. It's perfectly legitimate advice for people who think they'd like to become a greeter. --Guppymomma 16:18, 8 August 2005 (PDT)

confusion in how to become a greeter

Second graf of the article reades, "Players with a serious interest in volunteering should contact an OceanMaster." However, under "How New Greenies are Chosen," there's: "DON'T send a tell or petition to an OceanMaster if you are interested in becoming a greeter. Nominations are primarily made by other greeters. Comport yourself in a greeterly manner and you will eventually be noticed and nominated." Bit of a conflict there - I've only heard the "don't ask" guideline mentioned before. --Ratbasket 18:39, 24 August 2005 (PDT)

Petitioning is a perfectly acceptable way to throw your name out. I tossed out the conflicting line. Though it looks like Guppymomma threw out the other part, which is an error. --Thunderbird
I'm rolling back your edit at least temporarily. The bit about not petitioning OceanMasters about being a greeter was put in by an OceanMaster, Castor. I'll ask Eurydice to confirm/deny this though just to double check. --Guppymomma 07:07, 25 August 2005 (PDT)
Correct--do NOT use a petition to ask to be a greeter. --Eurydice 19:55, 26 August 2005 (PDT) new greenies are chosen? I think that greenies are chosen by the fact that they have not played for 15 hours yet xD --Flamer 13:26, 17 October 2006 (PDT) Hmmm... I thought this new system means that anyone meeting criteria can /duty when they liked, without being recruited. Please clarify, O.M's-- Aideng 16:15 18 October 2006 (BST)

If the question is about how greenies are chosen, greenies are players who are new to the game, yes. --Ponytailguy 08:38, 18 October 2006 (PDT)


"Greeters do not have special banning or shunning privileges. They have the same blackspot capability as officers and above in an established crew on the rest of the ocean."

Recently it emerged on the forums, as far as I can tell, that Greeters don't have magical blackspot power... if they'd have it anyway, they do, and if they wouldn't, they don't get it for being pink. If this is correct, than this might be better phrased as just "Greeters may have blackspot power if they belong to a qualifying crew", because at present it seems to indicate that it's a perk of greetership. Anyway, not being a greeter myself and everything being hearsay, here's me asking first to be sure. --Ponytailguy 16:52, 20 April 2006 (PDT)

New Players, under Yellow

New Players, under Yellow

It's come to my attention that if a new player is under a green name they can see us just fine. However, the green does not last a long period of time and as it vanishes, so does the availability of seeing a pink greeter name. With discussion of several other greeters, it has been suggested that all newer players, weither they are on an experienced account or not, should be allowed to see it. Shouldn't yellow names be able to see greeters as well incase they need aid?

For simple questions that people have been asking Ocean Masters that may be on the YPPedia or are not, yet, on the YPPEdia. Could those questions not be shunted to Greeters rather than going directly to ocean masters all the time? This would make it easier for the OMs and also allowing these individuals easier access to Greeters in order to aid them in game mechanics and behavior.

And last, what of those who "absue the system" by either harassing other greeters trying to get them to quit or those who take advantage of the greeter system to mistreat and dupe new players? What shall become of them?

Shalimar (BrighidRaven) Cobalt Ocean Crimson and Silver Crew Wailing Waters Flag

Pink names visible to all, green names longer, and/or greeters visible to players longer have all been discussed before. The wiki is not the game design forum, where these types of comments would probably be best. If you mean questions submitted in the form of petitions, there is no real feasable way (that I know of) to shunt questions in petions to greeters, and has been discussed, and nayed by Ringers before. As for greeters who abuse the system, they will be degreetered, although I suppose if they abused it bad enough, they could wind up banned as well. As for people who harras or abuse greeters, they will be dealt with according to the TOS, ie banned/shunned/suspended if they did something deserving of it. --Falkenberg 14:45, 18 October 2006 (PDT)
This page isn't really the right place to make suggestions about changing the Greeter system. Please use the Game Design forum for that. Thanks! --Barrister 03:14, 19 October 2006 (PDT)

Greeter giveaways

A senior greeter last night made a good point that I didn't see reflected here- that it's a bad idea to give the new players clothes or poe, as it sets a poor example of game etiquette (ie, begging is bad); some new pink names seemed surprised. Should this note be added here? --Pauling 15:06, 18 October 2006 (PDT)

I think it's definitely worth mentioning Mewtroid 16:17, 19 October 2006 (PDT)
I added a line to that effect but if anyone would like to reword it to make it less like dog training...--Angelbeaver (talk) 16:24, 19 October 2006 (PDT)

New category

I am musing over creating a new Greeter category to tie together all the useful reference pages for them. Or, at least, a sub category to the Help cat, (Help:Greeter). Categorised pages could include Etiquette, Greeter, Greeter/FAQ, Greeter shortkeys and so on. --Featherfin 10:22, 21 October 2006 (PDT)

Historical Notes

I think it would be very interesting if there could be a section about all those "secret methods and practices" of greetership before Release 2006-10-17.--Arminius 17:16, 16 December 2006 (PST)

"Secret greeter cave" forum aside, the greeters I've talked to seemed rather firm in insisting that the only real secret they had was related to the nomination process, and that to avoid people from seeking it for the wrong reasons. Other than that- help new players, pink name, shortkeys.... did you have something else in mind? --Pauling 11:50, 17 December 2006 (PST)