|And 10 more hiding and/or disguised|
I think its stupid for people to hug, smell and lick each incessantly in a Cyber Punk game, but you can't really control what other people do.
However, you can control how you react. If this is annoying the hell out of people, then that mean this could fuel IC conflict and generate RP (hopefully, unless you are a hoarder pad vampire).
True, there are some emote commands that are a bit power-gamey, like slap.
But automating your response with code, isn't going to stop them from spamming, it just going to make an automated resistance.
emote kills John. John is dead. He can not response. He is D.E.A.D dead. Bye John. Oh no, John just went light. He is gone forever. Ignore John. He is now OOC and dead and permed and is already in chargen.
I don't want to add new code to prevent this, because it's almost entirely happening because the people doing it have a poor understanding of what power/meta gaming is. Adding additional checks will mess with people who are using these commands appropriately.
The solution here is for everyone in the community to feel empowered to educate folks who make the mistake of using socials/emotes/poses that act on behalf of, or presuppose the actions of, another character.
If you don't feel comfortable doing so in local OOC chat, you can xhelp and ask an admin to handle the conversation.
It's a separate discussion, but I've always thought of socials as 1) a stepping stone into posing for new players to use as an RP crutch, and 2) something to use when posing is unnecessary, e.g. for just very frequent and common interactions.
In the same what it's powergamey and just shitty RP to say do something IC'ly that would have obvious IC repercussions because of NPCs that are nearby (fucking about topside with ambient judges present) but running off before a GM can step in, if you engage with a PC this way then yeah, I think it's more than fair to allow them time to engage you back. If you're here to RP, let people RP back with you.
I think if anyone is remotely abusing socials even just because they think it's kinda funny, xhelp about it and let Cerb take their heads, that's some silly shit.