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Game Rules

xat Game is a chat for users to play games. You can compete to be the fastest in the race games or evade bans with the ban games. In this chat, you must abide by these rules (the general idea of the rule is put in bold).
ALL RULES APPLY TO YOUR MESSAGES, NAME, STATUS, HOMEPAGE, AVATAR, ETC.
1. All languages are allowed to a certain degree 
All languages are allowed off promo. On promo, English is the only language allowed. See this post for more information here. This is subject to change in the future if necessary.
  • On promo, kick, then ban for 30 minutes to 1 hour if users do not speak English without translator.
2. Be respectful and do not harass or discriminate 
Harassing, discriminatory remarks, or derogatory slang terms is not acceptable. Do not say anything that may offend someone, including, but not limited to, flaming a person, group, or chat. For non-severe offenses, such as saying "you suck" or "shut up," a warning will be given, whereas saying highly offensive words or committing more severe offenses would get you immediately banned. This may involve moderator discretion.
  • Kick, then ban 1 to 12 hours depending on severity.
  • 3. Making fun of users for purchasing xat products, or attempting to earn rank, is not allowed 
    Visitors do not come to Game to get 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. Their efforts are appreciated.
  • Ban 1 to 12 hours depending on persistence
  • 4. Do not transmit inappropriate content 
    Transmitting material of an inappropriate nature is not allowed. This includes sexualized images, smiley combinations, or stick figures. Swearing or excessive flirting is not allowed. Censoring a swear word by typing the swear word with a few omitted characters or asterisks is not allowed. Discussion of drugs in classes A to C (according to UK law) is not allowed. Click here for more information. This may involve moderator discretion.
  • Kick, then ban 1 to 24 hours depending on severity.
  • 5. 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.
  • Ban 1 to 3 hours depending on persistence.
  • 6. Do not impersonate other users 
    Do not impersonate other users, namely xat staff, volunteers, and/or Game staffs. 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.
  • Kick, then ban to 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • 7. Don't request a higher rank 
    Asking for member/mod/owner is strictly forbidden. You must earn your position, you can find out how to do so here.
  • Kick, then ban to 30 minutes to 1 hour. Depending on persistence.
  • 8. Do not beg or ask for free products 
    Begging for xats, days, or powers will not be tolerated. You can either purchase your xats, or enter contests hosted on forums.
  • Kick, then ban for 1 to 2 hours.
  • 9. Spamming is not allowed under some circumstances 
    Smiley spam is over four smilies in a message, or over six in name. Flooding in normal conversation is allowed, however flooding with the intent of disrupting or spamming the chat in any form is not. You may add extra characters to a word as long as it doesn't take up space (abusing this is a bannable offense). Also DO NOT tickle spam (constantly clicking a user). Constantly erasing doodle is also a bannable offense.
  • Kick, then ban for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Depending on persistence
  • 10. Handle bans maturely 
    The staff of Game are volunteering their time to help out and keep the chat clean. If you have a genuine report for the main owner, you may submit one here. ALL messages that are sent are read.
    11. Selling or trading is generally 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 item(s) typically prohibited on the main chat is also not allowed, unless noted otherwise. Buying or selling any other product or service is prohibited. Buying or selling xat products for off-site currency is prohibited for most users for safety reasons. Please see rule 12 for more information on this.
  • Kick, then ban for 1 to 2 hours. Depending on persistence.
  • 12. Drawing signs to the sale of xats is allowed under very restricted circumstances 
    Only Resellers 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 or group may draw signs to the sale of xats except for volunteers. Users should take notice that resellers listed on the Resellers page are not official resellers, and are not officially endorsed by xat; they are simply trusted resellers with long history of safe transactions.
  • Kick, then ban for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • 13. No drama/disruption 
    Any form of disruption or drama will not be tolerated. Any form of disruption that includes abusing the bot will NOT be tolerated. This rule is left up to the staffs discretion.
  • Kick, then ban for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • 14. Don't troll 
    If you are found to be posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages here with the primary intent of provoking users into an emotional response or otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion, you will be banned.
  • Kick, then ban for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • 15. 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.
    16. The use of Size and Big is restricted. Use of the Censor smiley 
    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. Using the censor smiley in a "flaming" matter of way is not considered flaming or inappropriate. However, abusing the smiley constantly will result in a warning. This may involve moderator discretion.
  • Kick, then ban for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Depending on persistence.
  • 17. Win 1, skip 1 
    In order to share the funds, when there are xats or days in the prizefund, you must sit out one game immediately following each game that you win.
  • Kick, then ban for 30 minutes. Gamebanning is also an option.
  • 18. Be patient 
    When prizefunds are available, we will rotate through all of the games, and when we do, we often take polls. Please do not constantly ask for the staff to change the game, because it disrupts and floods the chat.
    19. Play fairly 
    Using "undefined" mode on Spacewar, ranking friends or other ID's high on Doodlerace, or any other form of cheating is strictly forbidden. When a scroll message alerting users that "Doodlerules" are being enforced is present, you must follow these rules; they can be found in full here.
  • Kick, then ban for 30 minutes.
  • 20. False information and fake reports may result in a ban 
    If it appears that a user is providing false help with ill-intent or in an obviously jokingly way, that user may be banned immediately. Simple mistakes, mostly due to outdated information, may result in a warning or correction. Additionally, if a user reports another user with non-genuine proof, the reporting user may be banned forever.
  • Use discretion to decide ban time.
  • 21. Moderators and owners have the final say in classifying offensive material 
    Due to the nature of the English language, it is not possible to list every offensive term or phrase. For minor instances of inappropriate behavior, the user will be told to stop or will be kicked, based on the judgement of the moderators or owners who are witnessing the behavior. If you disagree with the way a moderator or owner deals with a situation, wait until a person of higher rank is available to resolve your complaint or request.
    22. Obey the xat Terms of Service and do not share confidential information 
    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. Lastly, do not discuss private information, such as protected blog posts, with users who are not authorized to see or discuss the information in question.
  • Ban 1 hour – forever depending on information
  • THE OWNERS / MAIN OWNERS OF GAME RESERVE THE RIGHT TO BAN YOU FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME FOR ANY REASON WITH NO CONTACT TO YOU.

    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.
    • Your behavior on other chats defines Game and how it is run. Game staff should be aware of this while present on other chats.
    • You must be active in order to retain your position (this rule does not apply to volunteers). Activity is measured by being online frequently along with events.
    • 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.
    • Unprofessional conduct at other chats may put you at risk for getting demoted at Game. This is handled on a case-by-case basis.
    • 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.
    • If you are away or busy, please move to the staff pool. This will allow for the bot to make temporary moderators more accurately based on need.
    • If an unregistered user reports something that happened in a private chat or message, do not take action. Tell the user to use the ignore feature.
    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.
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