The answer was, ask around ICly.
Preface: I am on board with this as an answer and realize that you've had a successful game and community running for a long time. So really my opinion on Meta knowledge isn't important in the matter other than perhaps trying to get some advice on how to better RP my character. Nor am I upset over this or expect policies to change. Want to state that up front since people have been so kind in explaining the why meta game info is not given or listed on a website.
Now moving on :)
So the conversation was about having to ask about things that people should know as common sense. My thought is that it makes my character appear to be both ignorant, unobservant and in some cases dumb. I get that people playing the game will realize that when I'm complaining about the doors not working it's OOC code to say help me, I can't figure out this in game concept. However, I also know that I get called a dumb immy and have to put up with a fair amount of expected abuse because of it. Asking about do clothes dry and other META 'how does this work' questions usually give me a very predictable response along with someone giving a usually helpful answer.
So regardless of what stat choices I've made, my lack of understanding on how a MOO works, and specifically how this moo works means that I will have to play my character as ignorant and unobservant to some of the basic facts of life. Like I know people get hungry in real life, I have seen food in game. I don't know if my character will get hungry or not as they haven't yet. I know in real life if I don't have three meals a day I am pretty famished. In game I'm managing on an item every other day. That could mean there is no hunger system, or it could mean that I've just managed it without worrying about it. However, I don't know that. I don't know if I need to save 100 Chyen for food or not, while if I was my character I'd know what I need to eat and could plan accordingly.
So the question would be, "how often do I need to eat?" As a player I want to ask it because what I've observed doesn't match what I expect in real life.
There's not a good way to ask that ICly and not appear kind of dumb :)
Compare that to someone who has played MOOs and specifically this MOO before. They are permed, or take the booth to start over. Because the player has Metagame knowledge they're automatically smarter, more observant, and will be reacted too far different in game than I will even if I have higher stats in things like Perception or Brains. If they try to limit using their in game knowledge, they're likely still not going to ask how a door works in game, they're not going to ask if clothes dry on their own in game. Because it's assumed that people know that stuff.
So... my question is: How do I RP a character to appear far less ignorant and dumb than the player is at the moment? Or should I just accept the trope and play to it?
My secondary question is, after reading the @nakeds thread. Do you play your characters, when you've boothed or were permed, as completely ignorant or not?
I don't see many people asking the kind of general questions that I do so I'm guessing that most people here have played before or played other MOOs enough not to be so confused.