In those rare cases where you need to communicate an OOC message to an entire room you should place parentheses ( ) around your words so that people know they are not being expressed by your character.
There is a specific OOC room that is set up for these interactions.
When you post, everyone present sees it immediately, and has the ability to respond as quickly as they can type.
That means that the action can get pretty quick, and sometimes the rapidity of reading and responding to people in a crowded room can be difficult.
When you enter into an event being held by a DM, you forfeit control over your character, and give them the right to alter or kill that persona if it is necessary for the story.
Before a permanent change is enacted a DM will be required to message the person in question to give them a chance to avoid the situation.
This is called staying In Character (IC) and it is vital for maintaining the integrity of the stories being told.
If you absolutely have to say something Out Of Character (OOC) then you should try to do so in private messages to the specific person.
Our chat system currently has the ability for users to log in as guests.
This allows you to enter and get a feel for the action and conversation, while you wait for your official profile to be approved by the Administrative staff.
The important thing to remember is that when you enter a room, you are the character.
Any actions that you take, and any words that you type, should be done as if you were actually the person you are roleplaying as.
There is dialogue, where you can have them say or communicate something to someone else, and then there are actions where you actually cause them to physically do something.