If you think the operators have all the magic tricks, think again. There's several little bits o' magic available to everyone, and they can sometimes be very useful. If you're being bugged by You-Know-Who (and I won't mention any names here, but we know who), consider the following commands.
'hide -- removes your name from the user list. Nobody, except the all-seeing (but no-telling) operators, will see it.
'unhide -- puts you back on the list.
'hidefrom name -- allows you to hide from a specific user. Others will still find you on the list.
'unhidefrom name -- puts you back on that person's user list.
'mute name -- Especially handy when a sound-flooder shows up. You won't have to hear the incessant noise.
'unmute name -- Someone worth muting is probably not worth unmuting, but there it is, anyway.
'rejectprivate on|off -- When you get tired of BigStud's whispering, say 'rejectprivate on ('rejectprivate off restores whispers).
'rejectesp on|off -- Similar to above, but this turns on and off esp messages sent to you.
Some of these require you to insert the name of the person to whom you want to the command to apply. For instance, to mute SoundMonster, say 'mute SoundMonster. To reject esp messages, say 'rejectesp on. Then, to restore esp messages, say 'rejectesp off. The default, each time you log on to a palace, is that you are unhidden, nobody is muted and you will receive all esp and private messages. And no, you can't mute operators or reject their messages. But they're not *that* unruly, so who would even want to?