The Multiple Code
The Multiple Code
Created by members of The Consortium system, March 2001.
Edits and updates by members of Astraea system, January 2004.
Most recent update: Thursday, July 6, 2006.

Outness Factor (OF*)

Many people are closetted about the fact they're a system and present a facade of "oneness" to the world. How many people know you're a multiple system? This tag is divided by the distribution tag (r for "real life" and o for "online").

OF+++Everyone knows... docs, friends, family, hairstylists, strangers.... We make it a point for people to know we're not a singleton.
OF++We're open about it, friends and family know, and we don't try to hide it.
OF+Friends know. We don't try to dodge the subject, but don't bring it up, either.
OFOne or two close, trustworthy people know.
OF-If the subject came up, we might come out to a close friend we trust.
OF--Letting people know would make us very uncomfortable. We would deny it if it came up.
OF---No one knows. No one will ever even see this code.

For example:

OF(r- o++) -- A system who might tell a close friend IRL, but online is pretty open about their multiplicity.

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