Practicing MUD etiquette (Mudiquette) will maximize your
and other's enjoyment of the mudding experience.
Each MUD is a different place with it's own particular membership
that has a shared history, and will have developed a particular
etiquette and community spirit. The following general guidelines
are useful advice for any MUD:
- Help. The first thing you
should do after signing on is to type "help" to get access
to help documentation.
- News. The second thing you should do is
type "news" to
get recent information.
- Practice. Practice using the commands described
so that you will be able to move around once you enter the
- Courtesy. A MUD often has dozens or hundreds of
participants. Obey the rules of each particular MUD, and
be polite in social interactions -- the golden rule applies
in the virtual world as much as it does off-line.
- Flooding. Flooding happens when someone
sends a long list of several lines of text on your screen
of a short message, causing the screen to scroll up several
lines and making it hard to keep track of the conversation.
Both newbies and malicious blowhards flood -- it's sometimes
hard to tell them apart. In general, don't flood others,
and ask flooders to stop.
Resources. The section on Internet
Netiquette has additional information about Internet etiquette in general. The following sites provide additional
information about Mudiquette.