Moderating OOC chat channels is tough. Currently it is a job for the Staff, and community members take part in trying to moderate but have no real ability to do anything if someone just ignores their friendly messages about something being unacceptable.
Over the holidays I will be updating our channel code to support moderators. A moderator will be someone with the following abilities:
1. 'Moderator' will show up before their chat alias, the same as 'Staff' shows up before staff.
2. They will have the ability to temporarily (1 hour max) block someone from using OOC Chat and Game Help for violating the rules, or being an a-hole. In using this block command they will need to provide their reasoning, and a log of the conversation so that the admin can review.
3. They will moderate the chat such that toxic behavior and shit posting other people does not continue.
Since the chat is primarily made up of community members, with some staff partaking in the channel on occasion, I'd like to open it up for people to nominate (via Google Form), who they think would make a good moderator. I will then discuss the nominations with the rest of the staff, and reach out to individuals who we think are level headed, and even keeled enough to take this on.
Being a moderator will not be a permanent position and someone abusing it in any way will have it removed. It will also be removed if the person does not seem to be living up expectations or doing any moderating.
Fill out the form here: OOC/Game Help Moderator Submissions