What to do on the National Space Society Meeting Server

Meet People, Converse, and Explore

While on on the National Space Society Meeting Server, you should explore a few locations in the world, and meet and converse with some of its inhabitants. This is a social virtual environment after all, so get out there and mingle!

Exploring is the best and only way to really get a feel for the place. Be aware of the fact that this is our community, and that you have to be aware of, and observant of the norms and ethical standards of that community. Observe others, and be well-mannered.

Use the Help Feature

The first thing to do if you are new to MOO's in general is to type 'help' for an introduction to the avaiable commands. The help system will give you a quick introduction to the most common commands. In general, when in doubt about a command, refer to the help system, either by typing just 'help', or 'help <command>'.

The National Space Society MOO has an extensive help system. If you add capabilities to your reportoire, the help system knows what additional commands to tell you about, so keep using it if you become a builder or a programmer.

Patience Pays Off

Several of the MOO regulars often sign on to the MOO and stay signed on for most of the the day while they are using their machines for other things. Folks might not respond immediately to your attempt at conversation. That doesn't mean they are ignoring you; it just means they haven't noticed that you are there. Be patient; anything you say will be seen by everyone at your current location, so folks usually will eventually respond.


Here are some of the most common and useful commands for starting out. If you want to get a more in-depth explanation or a listing of available commands, refer to the help system by typing help in the MOO.

look or l or l [username]

Navigating around the MOO
@who or @who <username> or @who <#user-number> say <your-message> "<your-message>
emote <third-person-description> :<third-person-description>
page <username> <your-message>
@knock <username>
@join <username>