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  • Chat Rules

    1: Language

    1.1: Language: The official written language of TWG is English. Therefore all posts in Chat should be made in English. If you have poor English skills, it is recommended that you use a translator (such as Google Babelfish) to get your point across. This is for ease of communication, since the official language of TWG is English.

    1.2: Swearing: Any words that are considered swear words in the English language will not be tolerated. What is swearing? Anything that would not be allowed on a TV14 rated Television show in the US is considered swearing. Swearing in other languages already violates Rule 1.1: Written Language of The Wrestling Game (TWG).

    + 1.2.1: Masked Swearing: Attempting to bypass the internal filter, or using acronyms that would contain swear words when written out is also considered swearing, and will be enforced in the same fashion.


    2: Flaming Others and Instigating

    2.1: Flaming other users: Intentionally insulting other members of chat for any reason whatsoever is prohibited, even if they insulted you first. If you are role playing, please keep it family friendly and directed at the wrestler itself. No personal attacks to the player of the wrestler.

    2.2: Instigation: Trying to bait other users into breaking the chat rules in any form is instigation, be it trying to cause someone to flame you or post a link or any other rules violations. Please refrain from this behavior, and PM a moderator if you notice this going on.

    2.3: Flaming and Instigating Staff Members: The staff volunteer their time to help make TWG run smoothly as a whole. Therefore it is counterproductive to the flow of the entire chat to insult them or try to cause them to break any rules. This offense can result in an instant ban at the moderator's discretion.


    3: Spam and Flood

    Any post made that is considered pointless is spam. Posting match results will also be considered Spam. Posting too many links to match results can also result in spam, at the Moderator's discretion.

    Posting excessive amounts of letters or symbols in an otherwise legitimate post is also considered spam. If the letter/symbol use is excessive moderators have the right to call it off.


    4: Inappropriate Material, Links and Begging for In-Game Benefits

    4.1: Inappropriate Material: There are subjects that should simply NOT be discussed in TWG Chat. Sexual, religious, political, and illegal drug use topics are subjects that should not be broached. These are not the only inappropriate categories, though and a moderator may deem that any subject that has the potential to turn chat hostile is inappropriate (See rule 2.2: Instigation). Any subject that may make others feel uncomfortable could also be considered inappropriate. Discussion of illegal activities or other online games is always inappropriate.

    4.2: Links: Links to TWG site material such as match reports, finisher FAQ, TWG FAQ, TWG forums ... etc. are allowed. Match reports should be posted in moderation. Links to any third-party material will result in a warning.
    Recruiting links (links posted with the sole intention of getting players to join a site or group) or any links to other online games will result in an instant ban; pornography links will earn you an instant permanent ban from chat.

    + 4.2.1: Links to illegal material: It is strictly prohibited to supply or ask for in any way links or instructions to obtain illegal material, including but not limited to Torrents, ROMs, Warez, and streams of Pay Per View Events. Doing so will result in an instant ban, second offenses will be considered for permanent ban.
    4.3: Begging for In-Game benefits: It is not permitted to beg, ask or passive-aggressively hint that you want another member to purchase Tournament Points or Supporter Status for you or another wrestler in chat. If you feel the need to ask for these gifts, please use the PM system.
    + 4.3.1: Offering In-Game Benefits: By the same token that it is prohibited to ask for supporter or Tournament Points in chat, it is also prohibited to offer up supporter or Tournament points to members in public chat. If you wish to offer, do so in PMs.


    5: Recruiting and Federation Contracts

    5.1: Recruiting in Chat: It is allowed to recruit for a tag team or stable in chat, though you should not recruit so excessively as to be seen as spam (See rule 3.1: Spam). There is to be absolutely no recruiting for federations in chat by GMs or other members of a federation.

    5.2: Federation Contracts: Federation contracts are not to be discussed in chat. This includes being free from a contract or receiving a contract, or having contracts available as a GM. Asking and answering questions about contracts in general will be allowed, but specific details about any user's contract or availability is prohibited. Please use PMs if you need to discuss the specifics of a contract.


    6: Rules Questions, Non-Moderator Moderating, Arguing, and Ban Evasion

    6.1: Rules Questions: If you have any questions about any of the rules, as to what is allowed or what isn't, please don't post in chat. PM a moderator the question as posting it in chat could result in a rules violation, and ultimately get you warned. "If in doubt, PM a Mod."

    6.1.1: Discussing chat records: There will be no discussion of bans, banned members, or personal chat records in chat. If you have a question about your chat record, PM a moderator, and they will relate the information on your record to you. Under no circumstances will a moderator discuss another member's chat record with you at all, so please don't ask.

    6.2: Non-Moderator Moderating: We get it. You're a normal user. But inside there's a purple version of you dying to get out and unleash the fury on the lawless rule breakers. Except, that's also against the rules. If you haven't been appointed by the Head Moderator, then all you're doing is instigating other members by correcting them. Please PM a mod if you see someone violating the rules. This includes telling moderators how to do their jobs. They were given ample training when they were appointed.

    6.3: Arguing with a Moderator: If a moderator makes a call you don't agree with, please do not argue with them in chat, rather PM the moderator and politely request an explanation of their decision, and explain your side of the story with tact. In some cases you may even succeed in changing the moderator's mind about your warning, if you approach them correctly.

    6.4: Ban Evasion: If you happen to be banned for any reason, and you use a second account, or create a second account to log into chat during your ban, the second account will be banned. This includes legal multiple supporter accounts owned by the same person. If you persist once more, all accounts will be permanently banned. You were removed from chat because you caused a problem, and we will not tolerate the moderators being undermined. If you have a question about your ban, see rule: 6.3: Arguing with a Moderator, or Rule 6.1.1: Discussing Chat Records

    6.5: Other Users and Bans: One of your friends tells you that they've been banned and asks you to help out, so you loudly declare in chat that the person doesn't deserve to be banned. This is considered to be against the rules as per discussion of chat records and instigating Moderators. Any bans are considered to have been given as a result of the user's actions and must be appealed by the user only. The first time you lobby a Moderator to remove a warning or ban you will be cautioned, the second time warned and each subsequent time, banned.

    Moderators exist to keep chat enjoyable for everyone. Moderators are not trying to ban anyone, but rather keep as many people in chat as possible. They should not give out warnings for petty offenses; they should exercise restraint and caution, with warnings and bans only coming as a last resort to those who do not want to follow the rules. If a user receives 3 warnings, they will be banned until the server resets.
    If ever you feel that you've been treated unfairly by a moderator, or you think a moderator is abusing their power please do not hesitate to contact Abdel via PM in-game with a screenshot of the incident, and as much detail as you can remember. Please don't exaggerate or use hyperbole in your explanation, but rather offer a fair account of the events.
    Note: There are exceptions that can be made to chat rules. Such exceptions are temporary and are only to be implemented by a Supervisor or a Manager or higher.

  • #2
    Thanks for the refresher Abdel.

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    • #3
      Should we update the chat rules to have excessive caps to be a thing? The last chat box prevented capitalizing any word fully, meanwhile this one doesn't have that archaic restriction. Will this just be left to moderator judgement?
      It only takes 8 hits until you're beaten by a girl.

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