|Other forms||proxy (n.), proxying (v.)|
|Applies to||system functions|
Proxying generally is where one entity is relaying a message from another. There are two more specific meanings in common use in the plural community.
Meaning 1[edit | edit source]
This makes it clearer who is speaking, and also helps headmates make their distinct identities known by others in the chat.
When this isn't possible, members might sign their name or use emojis to distinguish who's speaking. In an in-person conversation, fronting bracelets, rings, or other similar indicators might be used.
Meaning 2[edit | edit source]
Proxying is where a headmate's messages are being relayed through another member of the system. This can happen for multiple reasons, but is often because they aren't or can't front but are still co-conscious.
Related Terms[edit | edit source]
A system tag is text that identifies which system a member belongs to, which are often used for proxied messages.