There are over a thousand Palaces open to the public at any given time and they are visited by a diverse population from around the world. When you enter a Palace, you become a member of this fascinating community.
Please be aware that many Palace operators have a specific set of guidelines or rules that should be followed when visiting their Palace. We'll tell you where to find these, but if you keep the following tips in mind, you should have no problems when visiting any Palace.
It's important to keep in mind that visitors come from all over the world and from many different cultures. They are all ages, and they speak many different languages. What is perfectly acceptable to you may not be at all acceptable to someone else.
With this in mind please show respect for the people you meet at Palace regardless of their age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs. You certainly needn't change your beliefs, but please respect the ways and beliefs of others.
Below you'll find information that is a bit more specific, but in general, if you act as people would expect you to act in a public place and remember that there are real people behind those avatars, your Palace experience should be fun and rewarding.
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When you enter a Palace, watch the upper right hand corner of your screen. The Palace operators often show
messages there to greet you and perhaps give information about rules pertaining to their Palace. Look around the room for links to a "Rules" , Policies, or "Guidelines" room or a link
to a web site with more information about the Palace.
If there are no written rules available and you have questions about what is permissible in the Palace,
speak privately with a staff member to get the information you need.
You'll find that across the board, most Palaces have policies against harassing other users.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to, verbally attacking another user, following someone around when they've asked you not to, whispering to someone that has asked you not to and talking to someone about anything that they've asked you to stop talking about.
In general, if someone asks you to leave them alone, leave them alone. Otherwise you are harassing them.
In most cases you will be disconnected from the Palace for this type of behavior. In some
family oriented Palaces, you may be banned permanently from returning.
Many Palaces also have
"Obscenity" policies. Obscenity generally includes, but is not limited to, using
offensive language, hate speech directed at others, and wearing offensive avatars.
If the Palace you are visiting has a "no obscene speech" policy, please abide by it. Different people have different tolerance levels for foul language and your best bet is to refrain from any swearing when you are new to a Palace. Find and follow any posted rules and be kind enough to stop swearing immediately if someone asks you to.
speech" policies can also apply to hate speech directed at other users. Again, in
some cases you will be disconnected from the Palace for this type of behavior and you may
be banned permanently from returning.
Everyone has their
own ideas of what is obscene when it comes to avatars. Check the rules of the particular
Palace before wearing any softcore or hardcore avatars. It is not allowed at all at some
Palaces, and only allowed in nonpublic rooms at others. Please do not wear adult avatars
as you enter a new Palace as it is very uncommon for this to be allowed in entry or gate
rooms. It's a good rule of thumb not to wear an avatar in an entry room at Palace that you
wouldn't wear on a T-shirt in your day to day life.
If someone is
uncomfortable with your av, no matter what the Palace rules, please be kind enough to
change it or move to a room with like minded guests. It will make your Palace experience
much more enjoyable if you consider the feelings of others.
You'll find that
many Palaces have policies against visitors using obscene names. You take the chance of
being disconnected immediately, with no warning, if you choose to use a name that others
would find obscene. If you question whether the name you are considering might be
offensive, chances are good that it will be. You can always change your name later if you
find that it is acceptable.
Don't "sit" on other users. Don't stand too close if you're not welcome.
On the other side of this coin, don't get upset right away if someone doesn't move when you ask them too.
They may be "lagged" due to isp problems, slow modems, or because there are many visitors at the Palace.
Be patient and wait a bit. They may already be trying to move. You'll soon know if they are behaving that way
intentionally and then you can decide how to proceed.
Your best bet is usually to simply quietly move to another spot in the room. If you argue with the
person, of course, it may only encourage them.
If they continue to annoy you, page a moderator, hide or leave the Palace for a few minutes before coming back.
Try not to get too personal with other users right away. Get to know them first. You'll enjoy your visit a
lot more if people aren't annoyed by your asking "age, sex, location" questions,
or worse, right at the start.
Palace staff members are identified by the * in front of their names. One * means the person is a staff
member, two means the person is the Palace owner. They can help you with any questions or
problems that come up.
Staff members are referred to in different ways depending upon the Palace you are visiting. You may hear them referred to
as Wizards, moderators or hosts. Palace owners are sometimes referred to as "Gods". I think you'll find that the "Gods" and "Wizards" at Palace are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.
Learn to use Palace commands so that you will be able to handle problems with others, when they come up, quickly and
If you find that you need help in a room where a wizard is not present at the moment, you
can contact a wizard by typing 'page before your message.
For example, type this in your input box: 'page I need help
. . .
and a wizard will respond to you. Don't forget to include the ' symbol before the word
There are other special "Commands" available while you're visiting Palace. These commands are typed on
your keyboard and do not appear on the screen. You will, however, see them in your log.
Remember that commands always start with the ' character. If you don't include it, the
command will not work.
Below is a listing of commands that you may find helpful along with an explanation of each one. Keep
in mind that these commands are configurable by the Palace owner. Availability of each one
is dependent upon what the owner has chosen to include.