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To begin chatting, users download the client, set their user handle and login to a server.A child filter is enabled on the client by default, which filters out chat servers with an Adult ranking and inappropriate language used in chat rooms.Each room in a palace is represented by a large image that serves as a backdrop for users.By clicking on certain areas in a room called doors, users can travel either to different rooms in the same palace, another palace server, or an address leading to a different service, such as websites and email.The name is a play on the word "script" in Pig Latin.One of the unique features of the Palace for its time was that the server software was given away for free and ran on consumer PCs, rather than being housed in a central location.
Many chat servers are still operating and can be found on the Palace Portal Live Directory.
Palace's popularity at this time could also be attributed to a palace which focused on the cartoon South Park, as well as the Sci Fi channel's Mothership palace.
There was even a link to the South Park palace on the Comedy Central website at the time.
One of the first comprehensive psychological studies of avatar communities, conducted by John Suler, took place at the Palace.
This collection of essays, entitled Life at the Palace, consists of an analysis of Palace history, social relationships, "addiction," and deviance.