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Chat Rules
« on: 18 December, 2015, 06:25:08 PM »
Rules for IrishFurries chat

Bot usage
The group bot allows reporting, warning and bans.

Commands for everyone:
/staff - Shows a list of mods.
/report - Reports the replied-to message to admins.
!rules - Shows the link to the rules.

If you wish to report something use the report command as a reply to the post you're reporting. If reporting something generally, use /report <description>. If you're concerned about reporting publicly, the /staff list shows the mods and you can contact one directly.

Behaviour
  • Try to be a good person!
  • Don't deliberately make things uncomfortable for others in the chat.
  • Respect each other
  • No trolling


Posting Content Rules
  • No posting or discussion of NSFW / adult themed (18+) material
  • No offensive jokes (jokes in bad taste), excessive swearing or otherwise edgy behaviour
  • Racism, sexism, homophobia or otherwise overtly offensive behaviour is not acceptable
  • Threats of physical violence towards other members, even via PMs, will result in bans
  • Spam (constant repetition of words, stickers, gifs or images) is not allowed
  • Discussions about sensitive topics that might make other users uncomfortable may be stopped at the moderators discretion


Posting Etiquette

The chats are 16+ and SFW meaning you must be at least 16 years old to join.
Sexual chat or roleplay is not allowed. We want to be as inclusive as possible, so please be considerate and mindful of content being suitable for young adults of 16+ years, some of which may have very strict parents. The chat age aligns with our meet age restrictions of 16+ or 18+ where held in a licensed venue.
We allow pictures to be posted in the chats. Please be aware of the content of these photos, and where people may be viewing them from such as work or school, many users use phones and mobile internet.


General Comments

Please keep in mind that the IrishFurries moderation team is not responsible for people's age verification. You must make sure that who you privately speak to is of appropriate age and that you conduct yourself accordingly. We cannot investigate or deal with rumour or hearsay. If you have any credible evidence of misconduct, we will act in whatever way we can but we must emphasise that law enforcement is the correct way to deal with serious infractions of real life laws.

The chat is moderated reactively and not proactively, it is not a job and we don't get paid, we are all volunteers. While the moderation team tries to solve issues as quickly and smoothly as possible we will often discuss issues before taking actions. This means we may take a few moments before we are able to react.
By reporting issues you help us immensely and it means we don't have to watch the chat 24/7 (it can get quite busy).


Content Caveats & Clarifications:
  • Posting and discussing sexual health issues is okay (condoms, lube, pills... etc.). We believe educating our members on issues that affect young people today in relation to sexual health is important that unfortunately the school system does not cover extensively.
  • All your profile pictures, including past ones, should be appropriate for the channel's age restrictions as they cannot be hidden selectively. The moderators hands may be forced to remove you from the chat if your profile pictures show NSFW material.
  • Debating about politics in relation to racism, sexism, homophobia or offensive behaviour is okay but please be careful not to sound offensive, when in doubt take it to PM.
  • Display of any sign, symbol or media that is commonly associated with any organisation, party, religious or political ideology likely to offend others is not permitted.
  • While the fandom is mostly sex and body positive, fetish gear content is not permitted. This includes items associated with inflation, age-play, pet-play, bondage or sadomasochism. Exceptions include tasteful fashion accessories or accessories used in an innocent context in relation to furry fandom (collars, wristbands and fursuit harnesses).
  • Posting content involving underwear, or characters wearing underwear, with or without fur/skin showing is considered nudity, as underwear should be underneath a layer of clothing. Diapers are also classed as a form of underwear.
  • Baby or toddler characters are considered inappropriate.
  • The chat is for finding, meeting and chatting with local furs and discussions related to the furry fandom. If you want to discuss other topics in-depth not related to the furry fandom consider taking the discussions to PM.
  • If the rules seem very strict, there is also a 18+ group chat that is invite-only for more lenient discussions, please ask a mod/admin for an invite and be able to verify your age.


Banning and Kicking

The last word for what happens and how these rules are interpreted is solely up to the mod/admin.
Breaking the rules will result in actions that are at the discretion of the moderators.
The moderation team will be able to give out warnings, temporary mutes as well as temporary or even permanent bans.

  • 1st offence – warning in chat (if not a major incident)
  • 2nd offense - 1 day limitation (may involve revoking ability to send gifs, stickers and/or text)
  • 3rd offense - 1 week removal from chat (no posting at all)
  • 4th offense - 1 week removal from chat
  • 5th offense - One month removal from chat
  • 6th+ offense – One year removal from chat
If the issue is considered major (severely inappropriate posting, such as pornography, gore, violence, threats, etc) then the offense may be upgraded. This is at the discretion of the moderators.


Questions?

If you have any questions, clarifications, suggestions or thoughts, please feel free to contact us through Telegram.
The rules are generally to make sure everyone has a good time. So I hope you all have a good time and be excellent to each other!


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Re: Chat Rules
« Reply #1 on: 08 April, 2018, 07:23:28 PM »
Last updated - 08/04/18

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Re: Chat Rules
« Reply #2 on: 04 April, 2020, 04:31:07 PM »
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