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|header=In order to provide the best experience possible for all visitors, we have listed a set of guidelines below that each user must follow.
xat Chat is a place for users to meet people from around the world. In this chat, you must abide by these rules (the general idea of the rule is put in bold).
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This makes it a safe and clean environment for all users to chat and not be offended.
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|header2=Guidelines apply to all languages, and moderators may use discretion when enforcing these guidelines.
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|rule1=All languages are allowed
#'''All languages are allowed!''' - This is an international chat.
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|rule1d=This is an international chat, therefore any language is allowed as long as it is appropriate.
#'''Be respectful''' - Don't say anything that may offend someone, including "flaming" a person, group, race, religion, chat etc. Give staff respect. If you have anything negative to say, or publicly ranting about something bad the mod did, that is a bannable offense. If you have a genuine report for the main owner, you may submit one here (ALL messages are read).
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#'''Be appropriate''' - No sexual pictures, names, etc. No bad smiley combinations. No flirting. No swearing. No talk about drugs. No hack talk.
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|rule2=Be respectful and do not harass or discriminate
#'''Don't advertise''' - Whether it be a site or chat that belongs to you, a friend, or anything else not "mainstream." Linking to YouTube or an image is fine (as long as the video/image is appropriate).
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|rule2d=Do not say anything that may offend someone such as discriminating, harassing, flaming or disrespecting a person, group or chat.
#'''Don't impersonate''' - Don't impersonate xat staff, volunteers and Chat staff.
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#'''Don't request a higher rank''' - Asking for member/mod/owner is strictly forbidden. You must earn your position!
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|rule3=Do not share inappropriate content
#'''No personal information''' - Do not disclose or request personal information of yours or any other person.
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|rule3d=Linking material of an inappropriate nature is not allowed. This includes sexual images, smiley combinations, or stick figures. Censoring a swear word by typing the swear word with a few omitted characters or asterisks is not allowed. Discussion of highly dangerous or unlawful drugs (according to US/UK law) is not allowed. This involves moderator discretion.
#'''No begging''' - Begging for xats, days, or powers will not be tolerated. You can either purchase your xats or enter contests hosted on forums.
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#'''Don't spam''' - Smiley spam is over three smilies in a message, or over six in name. Four messages in a row, or saying one sentence in several messages is considered flooding. You may add extra characters to a word as long as it doesn't take up space (abusing this is a bannable offense). Watch caps, 5 words with caps are allowed in each message as long as it is not done constantly. Owners are an exception to this rule.
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|rule4=Do not advertise non-creative content or websites
#'''Don't lie''' - If there's evidence you're faking reports on anybody on Chat, you'll be punished.
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|rule4d=Generally, posting images, videos, or other creative content is allowed, as long as the content comes from mainstream websites like YouTube or Imgur. Linking to things from the xat forum or any xat fan site is also acceptable. Other advertising is not allowed, except for in a user's homepage. Drawing signs to a homepage is not allowed unless the content in the homepage is also content that can be posted in the main chat.
#'''Selling/trading''' - Selling in your status/homepage is allowed (xats/days/powers only), but advertising it in main chat isn't. You may trade in Private Chat only however it is preferred you go to xat trade. Selling IDs in names, statuses or avatars is not allowed. You may sell IDs on your xatspace, however you cannot use any signs to draw attention to your xatspace. (e.g in your name, status or avatar) If you have xat IDs in your name/status, it will automatically assumed that you are selling them, unless it's the ID you're currently using. Selling content from other websites is strictly prohibited.
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#'''No drama/disruption''' - Any form of disruption or drama will not be tolerated. Don't troll. This chat is to meet people and enjoy a fun time together. So please behave. This rule is left up to mods/owners discretion.
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|rule5=Do not impersonate other users
#'''Do not use a blank name''' - Users must be using a name at all times, this can cause confusion and also disruption.
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|rule5d=Do not impersonate other users, namely xat staff, [[volunteers]], or Chat staff. Posing as another user to get them kicked or banned is also not permitted. Impersonation is not necessarily using the same name and avatar as another user. An example of impersonation is when a user says they are a different user and tries to act like them, which can include using that other person’s name and avatar.
#'''Obey the xat Terms of Service''' - Failure to do so will result in a ban. The major ones here are exposing personal information, abusing/teaching glitches, or phishing/scamming. Also do not discuss, link to, or otherwise mention private servers.
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|rule6=Do not request a higher rank
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|rule6d=Asking to become a member or above is not allowed. Positions are decided by the main owner. Staff are most likely to be part of the [http://util.xat.com/wiki/index.php?title=Wiki_Editors wiki team]
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|rule7=Do not beg or ask for free products
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|rule7d=Begging for xats, days, or powers will not be tolerated. You can either purchase xats or enter contests hosted on the [http://community.xat.com community forum].
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|rule8=Spamming is not allowed
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|rule8d=Smiley spam is over four smileys in a message, or over six in a name. However, each user is allowed to use as many num or count smileys in their name as they want, but only for letters and counting. If others report lag, the user may be asked to change their name. Sending several consecutive messages with little content is considered flooding and is not permitted. Adding extra characters to a word is fine, to a reasonable extent. A moderator will warn you if they deem your messages to resemble messages of spam. Do not use the [http://util.xat.com/wiki/index.php?title=Size Size] power above level w7 or w77. Constantly clicking someone, resulting in tickle spam, is not permitted. Constantly erasing doodles is also not allowed.
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|rule9=Selling or trading is not allowed, with a few exceptions
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|rule9d=Users may request to purchase subscriber days, but only if the user is out of subscriber days. All other trading should occur at the [http://xat.com/Trade Trade chat]. Buying or selling xats, days, powers, identification numbers, or graphics is allowed only in status messages. Drawing signs to a status with the intent of bringing attention to the sale of an item that is typically prohibited on the main chat is also not allowed. Buying or selling any other product or service is prohibited. Buying or selling xat products for off-site currency is prohibited.
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|rule10=Do not cause disruption, troll, post inflammatory remarks, or facilitate drama
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|rule10d=Behaving in a manner that disrupts the chat may result in a ban. Having debates about topics, even politics, is acceptable as long as the discussions are civil. A disagreement in opinion, or even constructive criticism, should not be considered disruption, but sending hateful or abusive comments will not be tolerated. Trolling will not be tolerated a long with flaming and fueling or creating drama.
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|rule11=All visitors must use a name of reasonable length or size
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|rule11d=Visitors are required to use a name of reasonable length or size. Using a visible smiley as a name is acceptable. Moderators have the ability to use their own discretion when determining if a name is appropriate. Generally, using even a letter is fine. Using just a period, for example, is an example of an unreasonable name.
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|rule12=Do not discuss hacking or related activities
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|rule12d=The discussion of hacking is strictly prohibited.
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|rule13=Making fun of users for purchasing xat products, or attempting to earn rank, is not allowed
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|rule13d=Visitors do not come to be berated for their purchases, so do not make fun of users for purchasing xat products. Do not make fun of users who appear to be attempting to become a member at Chat. Their efforts are appreciated.
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|rule14=Moderators and owners have the final say in classifying offensive or inappropriate material
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|rule14d=Due to having similar words in every language with different meanings, it makes it harder to ban/kick. If a word is inappropriate in one language but appropriate in another the word is only allowed if the context of where the word was used is also appropriate.
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|rule15=Obey the [http://xat.com/terms.html xat Terms of Service]
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|rule15d=Failure to comply with the Terms of Service agreement may result in a ban. The following topics are major areas to be aware of: Exposing personal information, abusing or teaching glitches, and phishing or scamming. Linking to, discussing, or even mentioning private servers of any kind is not permitted, especially ones that involve xat.
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*Your behavior on other chats defines xat Chat and how it is ran. Chat staff should be aware of this while present on other chats.
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*A full reason is required for each kick. Moderators always need to include a reason when banning. The only exception is when you are banning raid bots.
*You must be active in order to retain your rank (this rule does not apply to volunteers). Activity is measured by Events power, so coming online and chatting won't be recorded.
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*If a raid is occurring, use the /p protect mode. If that fails, use the /pr mode. Do not use protect if a user is unbanning themselves.
*If a staff member is breaking rules please take it under your own discretion whether to demote them. If you are unsure please contact an owner.
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*Include rule violation information in kick reasons so that users can correct their behavior. Do not just give a directive and hope they understand their wrongdoing.
*You may ban as long as your rank permits. Please do not ban for long times for measly reasons.
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*A ban should not be issued if a user leaves the chat but would normally get kicked for the committed offense.
======The main owners, xat staff, or volunteers may promote/demote/ban you as necessary, for any reason, and possibly without any prior warning or notice.======
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*Users are allowed to test smiley combinations at a minimal level as long as it does not disrupt the chat.
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*Unprofessional conduct at other chats may put you at risk for getting demoted at Chat. This is handled on a case-by-case basis.
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*You must be active in order to maintain your position. Activity is measured by being online frequently a long with events.
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*Consult a user of equal or higher rank when deciding to demote someone. In cases of clear abuse, you can demote immediately.
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*Do not ban for long periods of time for measly reasons. A day-long ban may not necessarily be fair for all rule violations. Think carefully about what is fair and appropriate.
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*Do not kick banned users unless they are rapidly clicking you.
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*Moderators are required to give proof for violations that occur in the moderator’s private chat.
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Revision as of 20:24, 12 August 2015

Chat Rules

In order to provide the best experience possible for all visitors, we have listed a set of guidelines below that each user must follow.
Guidelines apply to all languages, and moderators may use discretion when enforcing these guidelines.
1. All languages are allowed 
This is an international chat, therefore any language is allowed as long as it is appropriate.
2. Be respectful and do not harass or discriminate 
Do not say anything that may offend someone such as discriminating, harassing, flaming or disrespecting a person, group or chat.
3. Do not share inappropriate content 
Linking material of an inappropriate nature is not allowed. This includes sexual images, smiley combinations, or stick figures. Censoring a swear word by typing the swear word with a few omitted characters or asterisks is not allowed. Discussion of highly dangerous or unlawful drugs (according to US/UK law) is not allowed. This involves moderator discretion.
4. Do not advertise non-creative content or websites 
Generally, posting images, videos, or other creative content is allowed, as long as the content comes from mainstream websites like YouTube or Imgur. Linking to things from the xat forum or any xat fan site is also acceptable. Other advertising is not allowed, except for in a user's homepage. Drawing signs to a homepage is not allowed unless the content in the homepage is also content that can be posted in the main chat.
5. Do not impersonate other users 
Do not impersonate other users, namely xat staff, volunteers, or Chat staff. Posing as another user to get them kicked or banned is also not permitted. Impersonation is not necessarily using the same name and avatar as another user. An example of impersonation is when a user says they are a different user and tries to act like them, which can include using that other person’s name and avatar.
6. Do not request a higher rank 
Asking to become a member or above is not allowed. Positions are decided by the main owner. Staff are most likely to be part of the wiki team
7. Do not beg or ask for free products 
Begging for xats, days, or powers will not be tolerated. You can either purchase xats or enter contests hosted on the community forum.
8. Spamming is not allowed 
Smiley spam is over four smileys in a message, or over six in a name. However, each user is allowed to use as many num or count smileys in their name as they want, but only for letters and counting. If others report lag, the user may be asked to change their name. Sending several consecutive messages with little content is considered flooding and is not permitted. Adding extra characters to a word is fine, to a reasonable extent. A moderator will warn you if they deem your messages to resemble messages of spam. Do not use the Size power above level w7 or w77. Constantly clicking someone, resulting in tickle spam, is not permitted. Constantly erasing doodles is also not allowed.
9. Selling or trading is not allowed, with a few exceptions 
Users may request to purchase subscriber days, but only if the user is out of subscriber days. All other trading should occur at the Trade chat. Buying or selling xats, days, powers, identification numbers, or graphics is allowed only in status messages. Drawing signs to a status with the intent of bringing attention to the sale of an item that is typically prohibited on the main chat is also not allowed. Buying or selling any other product or service is prohibited. Buying or selling xat products for off-site currency is prohibited.
10. Do not cause disruption, troll, post inflammatory remarks, or facilitate drama 
Behaving in a manner that disrupts the chat may result in a ban. Having debates about topics, even politics, is acceptable as long as the discussions are civil. A disagreement in opinion, or even constructive criticism, should not be considered disruption, but sending hateful or abusive comments will not be tolerated. Trolling will not be tolerated a long with flaming and fueling or creating drama.
11. All visitors must use a name of reasonable length or size 
Visitors are required to use a name of reasonable length or size. Using a visible smiley as a name is acceptable. Moderators have the ability to use their own discretion when determining if a name is appropriate. Generally, using even a letter is fine. Using just a period, for example, is an example of an unreasonable name.
12. Do not discuss hacking or related activities 
The discussion of hacking is strictly prohibited.
13. Making fun of users for purchasing xat products, or attempting to earn rank, is not allowed 
Visitors do not come to be berated for their purchases, so do not make fun of users for purchasing xat products. Do not make fun of users who appear to be attempting to become a member at Chat. Their efforts are appreciated.
14. Moderators and owners have the final say in classifying offensive or inappropriate material 
Due to having similar words in every language with different meanings, it makes it harder to ban/kick. If a word is inappropriate in one language but appropriate in another the word is only allowed if the context of where the word was used is also appropriate.
15. Obey the xat Terms of Service 
Failure to comply with the Terms of Service agreement may result in a ban. The following topics are major areas to be aware of: Exposing personal information, abusing or teaching glitches, and phishing or scamming. Linking to, discussing, or even mentioning private servers of any kind is not permitted, especially ones that involve xat.
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