One of the nice things about owing a world is that you make the rules. You can pick and choose who you allow in and who has to leave. A world owner can eject whomever they want and not worry about justification. It should be noted that arbitrary ejection seldom engenders friendly relations with the one ejected. However in most cases if a world owner ejects someone friendship is seldom high on their list of concerns.
Ejecting a User
Here is how to do it. First locate the “Badguy” and click on the avatar. A window opens with the name of the avatar, location, the mute option, a whisper option and finally the eject option. It is common courtesy to warn someone they are about to be ejected, so that whisper option should be the first choice. Once the eject option gets selected you get an eject dialog box. Here you can pick how long entry will be denied. Five minutes is often the best choice allowing the ejected person to reflect on what they did that resulted in an ejection. In five minutes they can return. You can choose longer as it is your world after all.
If you find that ejecting people from your own world is stressful you can request Peacekeeper coverage. PKs will be on call and able to maintain the peace in your world when you are not there. To get PK coverage you must send an email at www.peacekeeper.net/contact.php. There are some requirements. You must allow the 911 account bold, eject and bot rights in your world options. This allows the PKs to do the job. If you have difficulties any PK can assist you with the set up. If at any time you decide you no longer want PK coverage simply send an email letting us know then change your options removing 911 account from your world options. There is never any charge for PK coverage because we are a volunteer organization.
You can also block a citizen from entering your world under any conditions. Doing this requires you to add the account to be blocked to your contacts list then clicking on *BLOCKED* entry at the bottom of your contacts list. When you do this a dialog box opens and all you do is add the name of the contact you wish to block. While this is effective with citizens it is not so effective with tourists. If you don’t want tourists open your world options and add a “0” in your world options. This locks all tourists out. You can also add specific account numbers you want to keep out as well.
If you do not own a world contact AWI and get one. You can start out cheap and small and grow it. If you are an experienced user it is really the next step. AWI does not erase worlds that expire. If you allow your world to expire it only takes money and a phone call to AWI to reopen your old world. AWI is working on making access controls tighter. Look for them as new updates to version 5.2 come out.