Welcome to xat test. This is a chat for users to test powers on and to get the latest update on xat.
1. English is the only language allowed
The only language that is acceptable here is English. Users who do not speak English should be assisted properly. Staff members should: Direct the user to the appropriate chat or help them in main chat and / or in private chat. Greetings in another language is acceptable.
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.
3. Do not troll, post inflammatory remarks, or facilitate drama
xat test is a chat room designed for users to test powers and get the latest update, so that means there's little room for trolling, throwing shady remarks or posting inflammatory remarks. We understand that users may have light-hearted fun with being sarcastic. This is not considered trolling. However, there are some cases to look out for. If this type of behavior becomes excessive or drawn out, or if the user is being overly-obnoxious by annoying others and disrupting the chat, they may be asked to stop. Posting things for obvious shock-value (something that may be seen as highly disgusting or angering) is considered overly-obnoxious and will not be allowed and can be considered trolling. Facilitating drama is also not allowed. This should primarily discourage negative discussion about occurrences or operations at other groups, unless a user is requesting assistance for dealing with such situations.
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.
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.
6. Do not impersonate other users
Do not impersonate other users, namely xat staff, volunteers, or xat test 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.
7. Do not request a higher rank
Asking to become a member or above is not allowed. Positions at xat test are strictly earned. You can visit ranks for more information.
8. Do not beg or ask for free products
Do not beg for xats, days, or powers. You can either purchase xats or enter contests hosted on the forum.
9. False information and fake reports may result in a ban
Providing false help to a user seeking assistance is not permitted. 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.
10. Be respectful when asking a volunteer for help with a ticket
Asking a volunteer for help with a ticket is fine, especially if the issue is extremely urgent and as long as the volunteer is not visibly busy. However, continually asking for help with a ticket is not allowed, as it is considered bad etiquette. There are usually many others waiting in the queue for a response at the same time.
11. Spamming is not allowed under some circumstances
xat test is a testing chat and there's going to some users testing smilies multiple times and that's normal. It should not be considered as smiley spamming. In some cases, some individuals would smiley spam which is not acceptable. That user should be asked to stop spamming as a warning. If others report lag due to smilies in a name or message, the user may be asked to remove smilies from their name or to limit their usage of smilies in messages. Adding a lot of 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.
12. 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 13 for more information on this.
13. 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.
14. Do not abuse the bot
The bot on xat test is meant for testing smileys only. Abusing such as creating inappropriate smileys or abusing any of the custom commands will be banned. Using the bot for smiley glitches is not allowed and will result in a ban. If you would like to be gamebanned, visit the Game chatroom. Staff members are allowed to boot the user to the Game chatroom if the user request. This may involve moderator discretion.
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.
17. Do not discuss hacking or related activities
The discussion of hacking is strictly prohibited. A user requesting help on being hacked or compromised is acceptable.
18. 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.
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 or banning users who keep unbanning themselves.
You must be active in order to retain your rank. Activity is measured by how often / helpful you are when in the chat, so coming online and chatting will be helpful to determine activity over time. Moderators / Owners should be actively moderating the chat and ensuring the chat is a safe enjoyable environment for everyone to enjoy.
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.
If a raid is occurring, use the /pr protect mode.
If a user breaks a rule, then a staff member has the right to give them a chance or not. Depending on the situation that's occured.
A ban should not be issued if a user leaves the chat but would normally get kicked for the committed offense.
Consult a user of equal or higher rank when deciding to demote someone. In cases of clear abuse, you can demote immediately.
If a staff member is breaking rules please take it at your own discretion whether to demote them. If you are unsure please contact an owner.
Bans issued by the bot should be verified. If the user needs help, consider unbanning them.
Do not kick banned users unless they are rapidly clicking you.
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 you are an owner and would like for someone to be a member, suggest that person to the main owner and make a case for why that person should become a member.
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.
Unprofessional conduct at other chats may put you at risk for getting demoted at xat test. This is handled on a case-by-case basis.
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