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This document is in very early stages... WIP.

This includes buildings that are intended to an accessible gathering places for a significant portion of the Muck's population. Such building needs to support the Mission of the Muck, and the mission and theme of the area that it is built within (Layleaux or Chehon).


Public versus Semi-Public

Public building is directly advertised through LC and other means to the users of the Muck. As such there are additional restrictions for public building, as well as additional capabilities.


  1. The area must be accessible to to all users of the Muck.
  2. The area may have a public LC listing and Teleport Pattern.
  3. Rule changes must be approved by the wizards.
  4. Succession of the area's management is at the discretion of the wizards.

Be Accessible to All Users

All Public building must be usefully accessible to all users of the Muck. While you may cater to specific roleplays and kinks, you may not restrict people from accessing your areas with out having to making modifications to their characters.

Wizard Approval of Rules

Rules for a Public area must be approved by the wizards, as must any changes to these rules. This is to verify compliance with this document and the Mission of the Muck. Initial approval will come with a request for public status, desired changes must be discussed via the request system.


  1. The area may be restricted by character types, clothing, and other factors to enforce role-playing.
  2. The area may have a public LC listing and Teleport Pattern
  3. Rules may be reviewed by the wizards.
  4. Succession rules may include destroy.

Restricted Characters

Restrictions should be things like a dress code, code of IC conduct, and the like. They should not include any form of discrimination. If you are in doubt contact the wizards.

Requirements for All Public Building

Since building has to be restricted, what new building is allowed is for the good of the public and the mission of the Muck. It must meet these requirements:

  1. A The area must fit within the Mission of the Muck.
  2. A The area must follow good building practices.
  3. A The area must have a clearly defined mission and theme.

This section details some of the high level requirements for Public areas.

Fit Within the Mission of the Muck

Public areas must fit within the stated Mission of the Muck. This can be found on the front page of this Wiki.

Be Accessible to All Users

All Public building must be usefully accessible to all users of the Muck. While you may cater to specific roleplays and kinks, you may not restrict people from accessing your areas with out having to making modifications to their characters.

Clearly Defined Mission and Theme

Your Public area should have a clearly established Mission Statement and/or Theme that is conspicuously posted, especially at the entrance to your area. This should give a good idea what the area caters to, both in Role-play, kinks, and socialization. (This is commonly included with the rules.)

Public Area Rules

This section documents what sort of rules a Public area may have. All public areas however must have clearly posted rules, even if they are simply "follow the rules of the muck/region."


Public areas should have their rules and theme posted. These rules should be as clear and concise as reasonably possible. They should detail what behaviors are not allowed within the area, and any special behaviors that are expected. It should especially spell out any differences between what is permitted in relation to the Role-playing policy.

The rules must be available through a "rules" command anywhere within your area. You may either use the global rules command, or write your own.

Limitations on Public Area Rules

The most basic limitation is, with only a few exceptions, you may not restrict or allow behavior outside of what the Muck policies allow. Some specific points are covered below.

  • You may restrict certain kinks and sexual acts within your area. However, these restrictions must allow for basic sexual and D/s play at a minimum in all areas.
  • You may allow kinks that are otherwise not allowed in Policy Roleplaying and TinySex. If you do so you must make it very clear that this is the case. If it is global to your building it should be in the rules. If it is specific to a room or set of rooms, it should be clearly posted in those rooms and mentioned in the rules.
  • You may establish rules of conduct for people choosing to take a IC role or position. However, taking one of these roles must not be required to make use of the area.
  • You may not restrict characters from entering your area based on gender, species, sexuality, IC age, or other attributes that are legal in the rest of the Muck.
  • You may not require a dress code, though you may suggest one to help fit in with the roleplay of the area.
  • You may not restrict rooms to a subset of the Muck's population with these exceptions:
    • Small Administrative areas for Admins only.
    • Private residences connected to your area.
    • Lockable side rooms that people may go sequester themselves in for private roleplaying.
  • You may restrict OOC behaviors and discussion. You may NOT restrict OOC discussions that are part of negotiating a scene or role-play.
  • You may not have rooms that are OOC only.

Staff and Enforcement

Public areas that develop regular traffic will require a staff to maintain order in the area. It also will, at times, need to take action against disruptive individuals.

Maintaining a Staff

Maintaining a staff involves more than just recruiting them. You must also pay attention to how they handle their position, correct them if they step out of line, and even fire them if they can't handle the responsibility. This can be especially difficult if you chose your friends as staff.

You are, however, responsible for your staff. While the wizards will not hold you accountable for their every action, you are expected to step in if your staff abuses their position and violates your rules, or the rules of the Muck.

Permitted Enforcement

It is permitted to use the Zone Administration system to eject or ban people from your area for violation of your rules.

It is NOT permitted to use this system to discriminate against people based off gender, sexuality, kinks, religion, and other things protected by Muck policy.

Zone Admin System

The Zone Administration system is setup to help you manage groups of staff and what permissions they have. Please see @zoneadmin #help and @zoneban #help.


See the Public Building Suggested Enforcement Practices for some recommendations on how to handle this.

Other Responsibilities of the Owner

The Owner (also referred to as the Administrator) of the Public area has a responsibility to maintain a good atmosphere within their facility. If this begins sounding more like a chore than something fun to do, you may wish to reevaluate the desire to build a public place on Tapestries MUCK. It is a lot of work, and has limited rewards, which mostly come as personal satisfaction from doing something for other people.

Property Transfer

Public Building may be transfered to another character. This transfer must be approved by the wizards. Wizard approval includes a background check on the new zone owner to see if the are considered able to run a public area.

There are two methods of actually accomplishing the transfer:

  • Manual @chown - Once the transfer is approved, the two people can work out manually @chowning the property from one to the other.
  • @toad Transfer - Optionally, the source user may opt to be @toaded and have all their property moved by this way to the other user.

Hopefully we will come up with a more gracefully way to accomplish this in the future.

Preference of Succession

Public (not-semi public) building must be granted as property to the Muck. If the Wizards deem you unable to continue running your establishment, they will take action. You must inform the wizards of your desires for the area in case this happens. Your options are:

  • List: Provide a ranked list of candidates you would like to take over.
    • Anyone on the list that has a problem history will be skipped over.
    • If everyone on the list is unavailable, uninterested, or deemed not capable, this falls through to Wizard's choice.
  • Wizard's Discresion: Allow the Wizards to pick a new owner or remove the area.
  • Destroy: Request the area be destroyed. This is only allowed for areas approved before May 16th, 2012.

Areas approved before May 16th, 2012 must designate one of these options through the request system. If such designation is not given before November 30th, 2012, it will be assumed to be "Allow the Wizards to pick a new owner."

In all cases the wizards may choose for one reason or other simply to terminate the area if the original owner is no longer deemed able to operate the area.

It is recommended that semi-public areas that do not wish to be destroyed on the loss of their owner also have a preference of succession.


These lots these areas are built on may be reclaimed/reassigned by the Wizards if the area is considered abandon by it's owner and staff, typically if the lot is requested or during general cleanups of the town.

Public Services and Access

This covers public services you may request for properly constructed public building through the request system. Building should be constructed first, and then the request filed when it is ready for inspection. Inspection may take some time as there is limited wizard resources.

Public Teleport Patterns

One per area is allowed. Submit a request with:

  • The name of the pattern, it must not exist or the request will be rejected.
  • The dbref of the landing room. This should be the front door of your establishment or a teleport booth very close to it.

Listing in LC (Location Count)

Public building may have a line in the LC command. It should be requested with:

  • The name of the establishment
  • Directions (typically a tport pattern which you may request at the same time)
  • The dbref of the public parent room of your establishment.

Wizards May Refuse...

Public building is particularly subject to the wizards exercising the right to say no if they believe it is in the best interests of the Muck.

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