The OOC-Chat channel is available (most of the time) for players and admin alike to communicate anonymously with each other for chit-chat and discussion of game mechanics (in a general form).
WHAT THIS CHANNEL IS NOT FOR
If you are looking for game mechanics help, you should check out 'help game-help' to join the game-help channel.
If you are looking to have political or otherwise triggering discussions, please use 'free chat' instead (more info in help channels).
Failure to abide by the following rules will result in you being banned from OOC chat channels, and possible additional penalties such as temporary or permanent ban from the game.
NO IC INFO You must refrain from discussing IC matters, past, present and future with other players over this channel or any other medium outside of the game. 'help FOIG' has more details.
NO PERSONAL ATTACKS Personal attacks are not permitted on our chat channels. Do not be rude. Do not be toxic. Do not use hate speech. Joking around can be OK sometimes, but remember, this is text, and tone is hard to discern. Err on the side of caution and if someone expresses that they are not into the joking, cut it out.
NO FILTER OR TRIGGERING This is the internet. There are plenty of sites and message boards and chatrooms you can find where people have no filter. This is not one of those places. Disgusting, grotesque, or triggering images or text are not allowed on this channel, even if you are relaying personal experiences. Use Free-Chat for that. Ignoring this will result in strict punishment.
MOVE THE CHAT If multiple individuals have expressed that what you are posting is NSFW, gross, or triggering, please move to Free Chat. If multiple people have expressed that a conversation be moved to Free-Chat, please move it. Examples of this could be: An argument between a few people that is disrupting the channel or making a number of people uncomfortable.
NO DISCUSSIONS IN GAME HELP Do not have discussions in Game-Help. If you want to continue a discussion from Game-Help, then please use OOC-Chat.
OTHER GAMES This is not the place for disparaging or promoting other games. Everyone has their opinion on this game, and other games. Please utilize MUD listing/review sites if you would like to share your opinion.
OFFENSIVE ALIAS Offensive/slanderous/NSFW/hate speech aliases are not permitted. If a moderator or administrator has deemed your alias to potentially fall into one of these groups and requests that you change it, please do so or you will be removed from the channel.
STAFF SHUTDOWNS If a Staff member (someone with Staff prefixed in front of their name) says a discussion needs to cease, anyone failing to comply with this will suffer penalties.
MODERATION Moderation of OOC chat channels is done by a combination of administrators and moderators. Moderators are selected on a routine basis from the player base after exhibiting a track record of exemplary behavior on our OOC chat channels.
MODERATOR ANONYMITY Moderators may remain anonymous should they wish. Staff (administrators) will always have a 'Staff' prefixed ahead of their name. Impersonating a moderator or administrator is against the rules.
MODERATOR ABILITIES Moderators have two abilities.
1. The ability to issue 'warnings'. These warnings send a canned warning to an alias. These warnings show up as OOC messages. They point to a specific rule that the moderator believes is being broken. 2. The ability to temporarily block someone from OOC Chat channels. They can do a 5 or 15 minute block. Administrators can block for any length they wish.
The duties of a moderator are to make sure that the rules (both the spirit and the intent) prescribed here in this help file are obeyed. Each warning or block requires the moderator or administrator to provide chat log evidence as well as an explanation of the reasoning behind the warning or block. Staff members will review these logs to make sure our rules are being fairly enforced. If a moderator fails to provide sufficient grounds for their warning or blocking, they themselves will be warned and continued failures to exercise their duties properly will result in losing their status as a moderator.
SYSTEM BLOCKING Each warning that is issued by an administrator or moderator is tracked by the system. If the system detects someone has exceeded a certain number of warnings, and they receive a new warning, they will be automatically and indefinitely blocked. The only way to be unblocked will be at the behest of an administrator.
JOINING OOC CHAT
How to join it: @xcon ooc
How to silence it: @xsilence ooc
How to set your alias: @xalias
How to chat there: xm xmo
See Also: help channels help game-help help moderator *Last Updated: 11/17/20 by Fengshui*