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<center><b>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).<br> This makes it a safe and clean environment for all users to chat and not be offended.</b><br></center>
 
'''Translations:''' <br>
 
*[http://util.xat.com/wiki/index.php/World_ChatFr French] ''Voir cette page en français''<br>
 
*[http://util.xat.com/wiki/index.php/ChatDE German] ''Diese Seite auf Deutsch''<br>
 
*[http://util.xat.com/wiki/index.php/World_Chat_IT Italian] ''Leggi questa pagina in italiano''<br>
 
*[http://util.xat.com/wiki/index.php/Chat_World Spanish] ''Ver esta página en español''<br>
 
*[http://util.xat.com/wiki/index.php/ChatPT Portuguese] ''Veja está página em português''<br>
 
*[http://util.xat.com/wiki/index.php/ChatRo Romanian] ''A se vedea această pagină în limba română''
 
*[http://util.xat.com/wiki/index.php/ChatTR Turkish] ''Bu sayfanın Türkçe versiyonu için''
 
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<center><u>'''ALL RULES APPLY TO YOUR MESSAGES, NAME, STATUS, HOMEPAGE, AVATAR, ETC.'''</u><br></center>
 
1. <b>All languages are allowed!</b> This is an ''international'' chat.<br>
 
2. <b>Be respectful.</b> Don't say anything that may offend someone, including "flaming" a person, group, race, religion, chat etc.<br>
 
3. <b>Be appropriate.</b> No sexual pictures, names, etc. No bad smiley combinations. No flirting. No swearing. No talk about drugs. No hack talk.<br>
 
4. <b>Don't advertise.</b> 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).<br>
 
5. <b>Don't impersonate.</b> Don't impersonate xat staff, [[volunteers]] and Chat staff.<br>
 
6. <b>Don't request a higher rank.</b> Asking for member/mod/owner is strictly forbidden. You must earn your position!<br>
 
7. <b>No personal information.</b> Do not disclose or request personal information of yours or any other person.<br>
 
8. <b>No begging.</b> Begging for xats, days, or powers will not be tolerated. You can either purchase your xats or enter contests hosted on [http://community.xat.com forums].<br>
 
9. <b>Don't spam.</b> 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).<br>
 
10. <b>Give staff respect.</b> The staff of this chat are volunteering their time to moderate and keep the chat clean. If you're saying one of the moderators are bad, 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 [http://xat.com/web_gear/chat/ownerfeedback.php?GroupName=Chat here] (ALL messages are read).<br>
 
11. <b>Don't lie.</b> If there's evidence you're faking reports on anybody on Chat, you'll be punished.<br>
 
12. <b>Selling/trading:</b> 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 [http://xat.com/trade 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.<br>
 
13. <b>No drama/disruption.</b> Any form of disruption or drama will not be tolerated. This rule is left up to mods/owners discretion.<br>
 
14. <b>Don't troll.</b> This chat is to meet people and enjoy a fun time together. So please behave.<br>
 
15. <b>Obey the [http://xat.com/terms.html xat Terms of Service].</b> 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.<br>
 
16. <b>Do not use a blank name.</b>  Users  must be using a name at all times, this can cause confusion and also disruption.<br>
 
17. <b>No caps.</b> 5 words with caps are allowed in each message as long as it is not done constantly. Owners are an exception to this rule.<br>
 
  
<font size=1>THE OWNERS / MAIN OWNERS OF CHAT RESERVE THE RIGHT TO BAN YOU FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME FOR ANY REASON WITH NO CONTACT TO YOU.</font><br><br><br>
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<b><u>STAFF INFORMATION</u></b><br>
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*Your behavior on other chats defines the chat and how it is run. Chat staff should be aware of this while present on other chats.
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In order to provide the best experience possible for all visitors, we have listed a set of guidelines below that each user must follow.</translate>
*You must be active in order to retain your rank (this rule also applies to volunteers, however some leniency is given due to them being busy). Activity is measured by Events power, so coming online and chatting won't be recorded.
 
*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.
 
*You may ban as long as your rank permits. Please do not ban for long times for measly reasons.
 
<font size=1>*The owners, main owner, or xat staff may promote/demote you to any rank as necessary, for any reason, and possibly without any prior warning or notice.</font><br><br><br>
 
  
=Recommended xat Wiki Articles=
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Guidelines apply to all languages, and moderators may use discretion when enforcing these guidelines.</translate>
  
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==[[News|News]]==
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Click here to learn new updates and features that have been added to online xat chat rooms and groups.
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All languages are allowed</translate>
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This is an international chat, therefore any language is allowed as long as it is appropriate.</translate>
  
==[[FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions]]==
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Be respectful and do not harass or discriminate</translate>
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Do not say anything that may offend someone such as discriminating, harassing, flaming or disrespecting a person, group or chat.</translate>
  
New to xat? No problem! Find frequently asked questions here.
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Do not share inappropriate content</translate>
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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.</translate>
  
==[[UserGuide|User Guide]]==
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Basic functions on the xat chat box can be located here.
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Do not advertise non-creative content or websites</translate>
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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.</translate>
  
==[[OwnerGuide|Owner/Moderator Guide]]==
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Do not impersonate other users</translate>
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Do not impersonate other users, namely xat staff, [[<tvar|intlink1>volunteers</>|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.</translate>
  
What permissions do owners and moderators have? What makes a good one? This guide teaches you more about the ranking based system on all chats.
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Do not request a higher rank</translate>
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Asking to become a member or above is not allowed. Positions are decided by the main owner.</translate>
  
==[[Xats|xats Guide]]==
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Learn about the endless ways to spend your xats here.
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Do not beg or ask for free products</translate>
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Begging for xats, days, or powers will not be tolerated. Begging for any currency unrelated to xat is even more unacceptable. You can either purchase xats or enter contests hosted on the [<tvar|extlink1>http://community.xat.com</> community forum].</translate>
  
==[[SubscriberGuide|Subscriber Guide]]==
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Spamming is not allowed</translate>
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Smiley spam is over six smileys in a message or in a name. If others report lag, the user may be asked to change their name. 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. Constantly clicking someone, resulting in tickle spam, is not permitted. Constantly erasing doodles is also not allowed.</translate>
  
With subscriber days you can use powers and fancy picture effects. Learn more about what subscribers can do here.
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Flooding is not allowed</translate>
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Sending several consecutive messages with little content is considered flooding and is not permitted, this includes sending audies. The abuse of uppercase letters is also considered flooding.</translate>
  
==[[Powers|Powers Guide]]==
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The use of Size and Big is restricted</translate>
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Do not use the [[<tvar|intlink3>Size</>|Size]] power above level w7 or w77. Names with smilies can exceed this limit to a reasonable extent, but can not overlap text or names. The use of Size and [[<tvar|intlink4>Big</>|Big]] (combined) above size level w6 or w66 is not allowed. If the use of either of these powers in an avatar cause chat text to be blocked, the size must be reduced or the avatar must be changed.</translate>
  
==[[Gifts|Gifts]]==
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Make your holidays and special occasions memorable on xat by sending gifts in the form of a digital card.
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Selling or trading is not allowed, with a few exceptions</translate>
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Users may request to purchase subscriber days, but only if the user is out of subscriber days. All other trading should occur at the [<tvar|extlink2>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.</translate>
  
==[[Trading|Trading Guide]]==
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Drawing signs to the sale of xats is allowed under very restricted circumstances.</translate>
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Only trusted [[Resellers]] or users deemed trustworthy by the current main owner are allowed to draw signs to the sale of xats for off-site currency, such as cash. This can only be done in a status. No other person may draw signs to the sale of xats. Users should take notice that resellers or users deemed trustworthy are not official resellers, and are not officially endorsed by xat; they are simply trusted users with a long history of safe transactions or verified by the main owner.</translate>
  
Do you have unwanted xats, days, or powers and looking to make a bargain? This guide will help you out and teach you the basics of trading and how to use the trade engine.
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Do not cause disruption, troll, post inflammatory remarks, or facilitate drama</translate>
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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.</translate>
  
==[[Applications|Applications Guide]]==
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All visitors must use a name of reasonable length or size</translate>
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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.</translate>
  
Grid, Player, IM, Games, Doodle, Groups, Smilies, and Translate are applications found on tabs on the left of chat group pages. This guide will help teach you how to use them!
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Do not discuss hacking or related activities</translate>
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The discussion of hacking is strictly prohibited. </translate>
  
==[[xatspace|xatspace Guide]]==
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Making fun of users for purchasing xat products, or attempting to earn rank, is not allowed</translate>
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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.</translate>
  
A page solely dedicated to you! What might you fill it with? This guide shows you how you can make the most out of your xatspace!
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Moderators and owners have the final say in classifying offensive or inappropriate material</translate>
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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.</translate>
  
==[[Live|xat Live Guide]]==
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Obey the [<tvar|extlink3>http://xat.com/terms.html</> xat Terms of Service]</translate>
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|rule18d=<translate><!--T:32-->
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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.</translate>
  
Online events can be handled easier with this feature.
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'''STAFF INFORMATION'''
  
==[[Phishing|Phishing]]==
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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.
  
Unfortunately, there are users on xat who will try to deceive you into giving them important information related to your xat account so they can steal your xats/days/powers. This guide will teach you how to prevent being phished.
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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.
  
==[[AccountProtection|Account Protection]]==
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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.
  
This feature of the login page prevents unauthorized users from gaining access to your xat account.
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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.
  
==[[XatsReserve|xats Reserve]]==
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*Users are allowed to test smiley combinations at a minimal level as long as it does not disrupt the chat.
  
The xat Reserve system sets limits on your account which may affect transferring or trading. This can also protect your xats, days and powers from other people who might try to scam them from you.
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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 along 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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Latest revision as of 16:48, 19 August 2018

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.
Other languages:
Deutsch • ‎English • ‎Tagalog • ‎Türkçe • ‎dansk • ‎eesti • ‎español • ‎français • ‎italiano • ‎magyar • ‎português do Brasil • ‎română • ‎srpski (latinica)‎ • ‎svenska • ‎العربية • ‎ไทย
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.
7. Do not beg or ask for free products 
Begging for xats, days, or powers will not be tolerated. Begging for any currency unrelated to xat is even more unacceptable. You can either purchase xats or enter contests hosted on the community forum.
8. Spamming is not allowed 
Smiley spam is over six smileys in a message or in a name. If others report lag, the user may be asked to change their name. 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. Constantly clicking someone, resulting in tickle spam, is not permitted. Constantly erasing doodles is also not allowed.
9. Flooding is not allowed 
Sending several consecutive messages with little content is considered flooding and is not permitted, this includes sending audies. The abuse of uppercase letters is also considered flooding.
10. The use of Size and Big is restricted 
Do not use the Size power above level w7 or w77. Names with smilies can exceed this limit to a reasonable extent, but can not overlap text or names. The use of Size and Big (combined) above size level w6 or w66 is not allowed. If the use of either of these powers in an avatar cause chat text to be blocked, the size must be reduced or the avatar must be changed.
11. 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.
12. Drawing signs to the sale of xats is allowed under very restricted circumstances. 
Only trusted Resellers or users deemed trustworthy by the current main owner are allowed to draw signs to the sale of xats for off-site currency, such as cash. This can only be done in a status. No other person may draw signs to the sale of xats. Users should take notice that resellers or users deemed trustworthy are not official resellers, and are not officially endorsed by xat; they are simply trusted users with a long history of safe transactions or verified by the main owner.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Do not discuss hacking or related activities 
The discussion of hacking is strictly prohibited.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.

STAFF INFORMATION

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A ban should not be issued if a user leaves the chat but would normally get kicked for the committed offense.
  • Users are allowed to test smiley combinations at a minimal level as long as it does not disrupt the chat.
  • Unprofessional conduct at other chats may put you at risk for getting demoted at Chat. This is handled on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be active in order to maintain your position. Activity is measured by being online frequently along with events.
  • Consult a user of equal or higher rank when deciding to demote someone. In cases of clear abuse, you can demote immediately.
  • 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.
  • Do not kick banned users unless they are rapidly clicking you.
  • Moderators are required to give proof for violations that occur in the moderator’s private chat.
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