The only language allowed here is English, however you are allowed non-English names, statuses, homepages and avatars.
ALL RULES APPLY TO YOUR MESSAGES, NAME, STATUS, HOMEPAGE, AVATAR, ETC.
1. Be respectful
Don’t say anything that may offend someone or purposely harass anyone, including “flaming” a person, group, race, chat etc. 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, Ban if continued (1-12 hours depending on severity).
2. Be appropriate
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. The use of ass, hell, damn, crap are all okay unless directed at a user as flame. 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.alking about drugs.
Kick, then ban 1 – 24 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 Social 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 - 12 hours depending on persistence
4. Don't advertise
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 – 3 hours
5. Don't impersonate
Don't impersonate xat staff (admins), volunteers and Social staff.
Kick, then ban 1 – 3 hours depending on persistence.
6. 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 1 – 2 hours depending on persistence
7. No personal information
Do not disclose or request personal information of yours or any other person. This includes photos, conversations, or anything private that the user doesn’t want shared. Use common sense.
1 hour-forever ban (depending on the information).
8. No requesting free xat products
Begging for xats, days or powers will not be tolerated. You can either purchase your xats or enter contests hosted on chat Game.
Kick, then ban for 1 – 2 hours
9. Don't spam
Smiley spam is over four smilies in a message, or over six in your 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). Abusing CAPS lock is also not allowed. Also DO NOT tickle spam (constantly clicking a user). Constantly erasing doodle is also a bannable offense.
Kick, then ban for 1 – 2 hours
10. No drama / disruption
The users of the chat are here to have fun. If you’re insulting/harassing one of the users, or publicly ranting about something bad the user did, that is considered drama, and if there is flame / harassment then there will be consequences.
Use discretion to decide appropriate ban time
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 the next rule for more information on this.
Kick, then ban for 1 – 2 hours depending on persistence. Booting the user to Trade chat via bot is also an option.
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 1 – 2 hours
13. 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.
Kick, then ban for 1 hour
14. 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 0.5 – 2 hours depending on persistence
15. 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.
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 SOCIAL RESERVE THE RIGHT TO BAN YOU FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME, FOR ANY REASON. IF YOU FEEL A BAN WAS UNFAIR PLEASE CONTACT THE MAIN OWNER WITH YOUR CASE / PROOF OF THE ABUSE.
Your behavior on other chats defines Social and how it is run. Social staff should be aware of this while present on other chats.
A full reason is required for each kick and ban. Owners do not have to include reasons for mutes. The only exceptions are when you are banning raid bots.
If a raid is occurring, use the /p protect mode. If that fails, use the /pr mode.
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.
Users are allowed to test smiley combinations at a minimal level as long as it does not disrupt normal chat conversation.
Unprofessional conduct at other chats may put you at risk for getting demoted at Social. 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.
Owners may not mute people for petty things (such as smiley spam).
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.
NOTE: Staff users may alter the disciplinary action based on the extremity of the situation as well as any repetitive offenders.
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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