1.Personal attacks, bigotry and/or racist or sexist name calling.
2.Harassment and/or sexual harassment.
3.Extreme use of profanity/cursing or directing it towards another user is not permitted.
4.Violation of personal privacy. This includes revealing personal information about users (e.g. real name, location, age, gender, etc) and violating confidentiality on particular issues (such as issues asked to be kept confidential by other users or administrators).
5.General irritation or disruption of other users. This often includes, but is not limited to; excessive usage of capital letters, punctuation marks, deliberate distortions of the English language (such as "133t speak")
6.As a guideline, don't go out of your way to irritate others. ( And especially do NOT try to test the admin's and chat moderator's patience and limits ) Vicious abuse is grounds for sanctions.
7.Don't be a smartass
8.Spamming. The meaning should be obvious. Don't say the same thing six times because no one is responding to you. Don't keep yammering on about a subject nobody cares about.
9.Discussing real-world politics and/or religion without unanimous consent. If someone doesn't want to talk about them, drop the subject.
10.Whining. Users who ask for something from another chat user and are refused it should not stoop to complaining. It is acceptable to be persistent, but in a mature manner.
Moderators have a wide discretion relating to the issuing of warnings and bans which infringe on this rule.
The content of messages will greatly impact on the severity of the punishment. In certain particular cases, exceptions may be permitted, although these are infrequent.
Typically, the following hierarchy will apply to infringements on the above regulations (with the exception of specifically implied consequences).
* First offense: Warning * Second offense: Kick
Following this, the block duration is usually:
* Three days for the first offense * One week for the second offense * One month for the third offense * Any additional offenses may result in a permanent ban.
These are just guidelines for usual cases. Blocks and their duration are generally up to the discretion of Fallout Wiki's administrators and chat moderators.
Further offenses will result in an extended ban, at the discretion of the administrator or chat moderator administering the ban.
Administrator and chat moderators use their discretion when applying these rules, and understanding of the rules depends on the moderator's perception of the rules. Particular exceptions may be granted by specific administrator or chat moderator approval. These rules and regulations, however, should be followed strictly by users at all other times.
When you enter the chat, you are expected to have prior knowledge of all these rules. Ignorance of these rules is not an excuse as they cover common courtesy to others.