It isn't up to you to set punishments for idling - and stripping someone
of all their belongings isn't justice - especially when meted out by an
enemey. Don't ever try and pretend you're acting on behalf of Avalon when
you do this - you or anyone else.
Recenetly Thakria was ransacked to a degree by a player robbing shops using
an 'idling' player. I had to force restitution had to be made. Is it correct
to punish a city for one of its citizens idling?
As it turned out, the player had been idling in the Bulletin Board. Yes, this
is idling, though many people continue to do it. As it happened the above
Thakrian had been ditched off the Bb and Avalon by a deity (probably me though
many of us routinely go through this chore) but had auto-login on and popped
back into Avalon un-noticed.
If you have a complaint about a player idling it should be made to me. Reported
players are watched to see if they are gaining an advantage 'illegally' and if
they are appropriate warnings and/or punishments follow. Even if they are not
gaining an advantage, it isn't usually appropriate for a character to be logged
into Avalon and non-responsive to enquiries, especially those who might be
expected to be approached by novices regarding guild membership or citizenship.
HELP TIMEOUT should be read by anyone who is ignorant of this command. Auto
login (when connection is lost) should be disabled on all terminal software
that provides the facility - this includes continual 'bouncing off' Avalon
without a valid password. Such actions are liable to result in the banning of
the player's site.
Written by my hand on the 17th of Cloudburst, in the year 1157.