Due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others.
Oxford Dictionary

To consider worthy of high regard.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Respect is a way of treating or thinking about something or someone. If you respect your teacher, you admire her and treat her well. People respect others who are impressive for any reason, such as being in authority — like a teacher or cop — or being older — like a grandparent. You show respect by being polite and kind. For a lot of people, taking your hat off is a show of respect. When people are insulted or treated badly, they feel they haven’t been treated with respect. You can respect things as well as people. Saying the Pledge of Allegiance shows respect to your country.

There has been a concern growing lately, and it resolves around respect. It isn’t surprising, considering that the lack of respect extends far beyond the reaches of our city, and dwells in the hearts of many people all over the world. Chi Tau City’s rules revolve around respect. Respect the city. Respect the citizens. Respect immersion. This means that we need to put aside what we hear almost daily and show others the respect that we also feel others should show us. This means putting the needs and wishes of another person before our own desires, an act that is alien to most of us.

Respecting the citizens is what I want to talk about now, as this is where the majority of our problems come from. The citizens include the city owners, city administrators, the sorority sisters, our residents, and every single person who visits the city. Every single person here deserves to be shown and treated with respect, whether you like them or not. So what does that mean in practice? It means that you put their needs before your own. You are polite and respectful. If someone says no, or tells you that they aren’t interested, you move on to someone else. You do not verbally, emotionally, mentally abuse another person, just because you don’t get your way.

There are a number of different people that come to this city. Some will have sex with anything, anyone, for any reason. Others are more selective about who they choose. Believe it or not, there are even some who come to the city for the friendships formed and the DJ events, not for the sex at all. This is a community of diverse people with different wants, needs and desires. Yes, it is centered around sex and cum, but that is only part of who and what we are as a community. Be mindful of that, and by showing respect, you will flourish in our community. Take that same respect for others outside of the city, in every aspect of your life, and you will find that you will flourish as well.

I want to emphasize how important respect is to our community. If you don’t show respect to others, and are abusive to anyone while you are in the city, you may find yourself on the receiving end of a ban, and possibly being offered up to the Linden gods to be dealt with appropriately. No one is too important for the city, and we will always be better off without disrespectful individuals around. It really is easy to be respectful, it only requires a small amount of courtesy, and we would certainly love to have you as part of our city.

Of course, this brings us to role play. Some might think that it’s their character’s way to be disrespectful. They might even use that as an excuse. It’s true, you may have that type of character, but if you are still in control of your character’s actions. If a person isn’t interested in that type of play, and makes it clear to you, as the one in control, respect that answer and move to someone who is interested in that type of play. If you are looking for rape play or other forced sex scenes, find out as the one in control if that person is interested before you start. Better yet, cross the river into Old Town and the Red Light District and look for those who have the Victim tag displayed. That person has already given their consent, and you’re welcome to do whatever you desire with them, up until the point that they give you an out of character “no” response. At that point, it is time to stop and find another victim.

There is absolutely no excuse for disrespecting anyone. Everyone has the ability to show respect, even when you’re playing a character who is intentionally disrespectful. There are times we may disrespect unintentionally, and when that happens, apologize and move on. Please continue to keep Chi Tau City a fun place for everyone, and don’t put the administrators in a position to ban you from participating in our community.

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