As stated in the abstract, this report is not meant to be an ``article'' but rather a collection of thoughts, observations that can be reused in the future. Note that screen dumps from various MOO may have changed and postings to various MOO mailing lists may have disappeared. They are here to illustrate principles.
We took the liberty to quote in length descriptions, postings and so forth found in various public MOOs. We feel that those quotes illustrate the richness of text-based virtual realities and they constitute an an important source for discussing or building up ``serious'' MOOs. Readers, please note that some of those quotes do not come from ``polished'' articles and they have to be interpreted as contributions to on-going discussions.
Quotations allow to find the original. Excerpts from mailing lists use the following syntax: <MOO mailing list>@<name of the MOO> (article number, date).