Handling Visitors

Guide for handling visitors

We want visitors to feel welcome, have fun and encourage new people to join. To do that, we are all greeters. Be prepared for all types of people: experienced, inexperienced, extroverted or shy. This is our home and we want to be good hosts. We don't want to come across as snobs or a clique.

We also need to keep problems to a minimum and make sure that visitors understand our boundaries and that they don't interfere with our private roleplay.

Most people will be understanding if you are friendly in IM (OOC) and politely tell them what they can or cannot do. Give everyone the benefit of the doubt and always be friendly in OOC.

Here are permission levels of our members if you run into a problem you cannot diffuse:

Sim Owner (full permissions):
Andrei Javik (AndreiJavik Resident)

Sim Admins (ban permissions):
Andrei Javik (AndreiJavik Resident)
drumg0 (Drumgo Resident)

m4x (Maximillian Loon)

Sim Moderators (eject permissions):
Andrei Javik (AndreiJavik Resident)
drumg0 (Drumgo Resident)
Rob (RubberRob Resident)
Endo (godot10012 Resident)
Harley (HarleyVrod Resident)
m4x (Maximillian Loon)

1. Read and understand the visitor rules: javikstation.com/rules/

Our rules are in place to avoid problems and preserve our RP setting. Most of them are standard for roleplay sims.

If you need to remind someone of our rules, always be friendly. Most visitors are not here to cause problems. They just did not read the rules before wandering in.  Be friendly and give them the benefit of the doubt.

2. Greeting Visitors:

When a visitor arrives at the Main Landing, IM:

Something like...

"Welcome to Javik Station. You can come join us on the colony."
"We are in RP now. You are free to explore on your own."
"If you have any questions about the sim or the roleplay, feel free to ask me."

Note: When you IM someone, make it clear that you are speaking OOC.

When a visitor comes to the Colony or Station:

    • Stay in character in local chat.
    • Greet them as if they are a space traveler.
    • Ask them if they are from Earth or one of the Nearby Colonies.
    • We allow them to wander around and join in casual tavern roleplay.
    • If they have questions about the sim or joining, talk to them in IM (OOC).
    • If they want more information, guide them to the information boards and website.

Awkward roleplay situations:

Sometimes people will arrive at the sim in character and start roleplaying with you. In their enthusiasm, they may get overly aggressive, force a situation, godmod, break our rules or setting, or be oblivious to good etiquette. If a problem arises:

    • Stop engaging in-character and take it to IM.
    • Make it clear you are speaking OOC.
    • Be friendly and tell them they can join in casual RP in a public area.
    • Offer them more information about the RP or joining on the information boards, the website.
    • Suggest they come to our OOC parties.
    • You are in control to turn it from an awkward situation into a greeter situation.
    • If they still don't get it or , see dealing with harassing people below.
3. Dealing with Prohibited Avatars:
Animals and Furries:

We allow furries and animal characters at our OOC dances.
If they show up during normal roleplay hours, tell them in IM (OOC) that they are welcome to look around as an observer, however, if they would like to join us for casual roleplay, please switch to a human avatar.

Sometimes furry friends of Andrei's are here to take photos or help with marketing and Expos. They will usually have an observer tag. Always be polite with everyone because you don't know if they are here for a reason.

Always tell them that they are welcome at our two monthly OOC parties. Offer an invite to the Javik Station Visitors group and give them the date of our next party.

Note: Some robots have ears, tails and other animal parts but who are mostly humanoid. They are allowed.

Children and young avatars:

We are an Adult sim. All avatars must be clearly adults.

You will see some fembois and twinks who try to look 12 years old and will argue that they are 18 years old in IM (OOC).

Use your best judgment. If you have any doubt about their appearance, tell them in IM (OOC) that young appearing avatars are not permitted and they can age up or leave. Andrei will back you up and ban them if they give you a problem.

Anime Avatars:

We do not allow anime characters and anime heads, even robots, in the private group. Visitors can have anime features, but if they look too young, see above.

Naked Avatars:

Human visitors should have their genitals covered in public areas. Politely tell them in IM (OOC) to wear pants unless they are invited for sex.

We have this rule to discourage sim hoppers cruising for sex only.

4. Griefers and Harassers:

Griefers try to crash sims by running malicious scripts, play loud music, or doing other things to make a nuisance. We have sim settings that disable common griefer scripts. If you see something that looks suspicious, tell a moderator, an admin, or Andrei.

If you encounter someone who is harassing and you cannot handle them in IM (OOC), mute them and tell a moderator, an admin, or Andrei. If needed, the person will be banned.