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Chat rules

Grounds for a ban

If you fail to behave during a chat session and prove yourself to be disruptive, you shall be removed. The reasons for being banned are the following:

1.Personal attacks, bigotry and/or racist or sexist name calling.

2.Harassment and/or sexual harassment.

3.Extreme use of profanity/cursing or directing it towards another user is not permitted.

4.Violation of personal privacy. This includes revealing personal information about users (e.g. real name, location, age, gender, etc) and violating confidentiality on particular issues (such as issues asked to be kept confidential by other users or administrators).

5.Linking to external sources, such as websites, which violate the aforementioned rules. Notably, publicly linking to websites such as Facebook or MySpace that violate personal privacy, is not permitted without prior consent from the user whose privacy might be violated.

6.Trolling or general irritation or disruption of other users. This often includes, but is not limited to; excessive usage of capital letters, punctuation marks, deliberate distortions of the English language (such as "133t speak"), and excessive usage of non-English languages.

7.Being a dick. As a guideline, don't go out of your way to irritate others. ( And especially do NOT try to test the admin's and chat moderator's patience and limits ) Vicious abuse is grounds for sanctions.

8.Whining. Users who ask for something from another chat user and are refused it should not stoop to complaining. It is acceptable to be persistent, but in a mature manner.

9.Discussing real-world politics and/or religion without unanimous consent. If someone doesn't want to talk about them, drop the subject.

10.Spamming. The meaning should be obvious. Don't say the same thing six times because no one is responding to you. Don't keep yammering on about a subject nobody cares about. Meaningless and/or random posts can also be considered spam, alongside disruptive internet memes.

Usage of caps

Excessive use of capital letters will result in a warning from a moderator or an admin. Persistence will result in you being removed from the chat.

Warnings and consequences

First, you will receive a formal warning upon breaking a rule as administered by a moderator or admin. If you persist, you will be banned from the chat. The block durations are as follows:

  • First offence: 3 days
  • Second offence: 1 week
  • Third offence: 1 month
  • At this point, further offences may result in permanent blocks.

Chat moderators