So, I've been reflecting a lot recently on my past ventures in server owning, and have been thinking about the characters I played/created, as well as those I've seen used by owners of other servers that I've played on, both HL2RP themed and others. It's made me wonder recently, about taboos and the like that might unknowingly be applied to the characters of owners. Obviously the overpowered, overgeared characters are big no-no's for owner characters, but what about personality traits? Sexual preference, gender, etc. could all have a lot of unspoken prejudices attached to them by the players of a server. I'm curious if anybody else has thought about this and/or has any insights into what might be some bad ones. I'll start with some of my observations. 1. Female characters belonging to owners, regardless of how they are played, seem to be negatives in my experience, at the very least in the long run. 2. ERPing owners, and characters they ERP on, obviously have the associated stigmas, but seemingly amplified, presumably because of the suspicion that they are abusing Owner powers to get their ERP and/or creating an "inner circle" of ERPers. 3. Mentally Ill or "humorous" characters seem to trigger negative responses. For example, I had a character named Bofa Brown, he's a black guy who acts like a stereotypical black gangster guy in an attempt to avoid suspicion (hoping people will look down upon him) to stay more or less under people's radar by "hiding in plain sight." This seemed to generate negative responses with people leaving the server while I was talking to them on this character. Any other ideas?