Guidelines for Chat Moderators (mods) are found here. All mods are required to follow these guidelines, as well as the Chat Policy.
Responsibility of Chat Moderators
As a mod, you have special duties. Please remember that, even though you have more powers as a moderator, it is not a rank, it is a responsibility. As a mod, you must:
- Be respectful to other users, including those who are violating the rules.
- Do not make demands of users just because you are a moderator, and:
- Only use your powers of kicking and banning when necessary. Abusing your powers can result in the removal of your moderator status.
- Remember which penalties are attributed to whatever violations they apply to.
List of Chat Violations/Penalties
Here is a table of the violations and the applying penalties.
|Violation||First-Time Penalty||Second-Time Penalty||
|Purposefully offending, bothering, or giving general disrespect to other users||Warning||Kick||Ban (1-day)|
|SPAM-ming (as defined in section 2)||Warning||Warning||Kick|
|Discussing religion/politics on main chat||Warning||Kick|
|Discussing/linking to content deemed inappropriate (as defined in section 4)||Kick||Ban (2-day)|
|Cursing at others||Ban (1-week)|
|"Censoring" (replacing letters of a word with stars or other symbols)||Kick||Ban (2-hour)|
|Giving out own Personal Information||Kick||Ban (3-day)|
|Giving out other's Personal Information||Ban (1-week)/Request Block|
|Not complying with common-sense demands by mods||Warning||Warning||Kick|
After a Kick, if the same rule is violated again, the penalty is always a ban. This applies in all situations. If you need assistance in any decision or situation, contact an administrator.
After a ban, if they repeat the violation, either give them a lengthier ban, or if you consider it serious enough, request a block from an admin.
If you believe that the violation is great enough that the user requires a block, contact an administrator and give an explanation for your request of a block for that user.