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We do not wish to impose a multitude of rules and conditions as to what is acceptable in our chat rooms. We believe to do so would hamper communication and expression, often at times when it is crucial to convey feelings clearly and precisely. In order for us to maintain this stance we ask that you are conscious of others feelings at all times, and show appropriate respect. To summarise, we ask you to treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.

In order to avoid any confusion as to what is acceptable in our rooms we have compiled the following simple chat room etiquette guide.

Chat Room Etiquette:

  • To show consideration, understanding and respect to others at all times.

  • To comply with all instructions and/or suggestions by the host team. A host � or room moderator (Op) � can be identified by an "@" symbol next to their nickname. Any decision by a host is not to be challenged or argued with.

  • As a member of these rooms it is expected that you will use a single nickname whenever you sign in. Choosing a single nickname helps to promote trust with fellow chatters and hosts.

  • These chat rooms are intended to help support those with depression and other related health issues. The glorification of suicidal thoughts or tendencies, and/or the glorification of self injury (either by written text or the entry of links to other websites) will not be tolerated, and will result in your being removed from these rooms.

  • You are welcome to stay logged into these rooms twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. We ask that when you are away from a chat rooms that you mark yourself as absent by using the "/nick" command. By marking yourself away in this manner clearly shows anyone new joining a channel that you are not ignoring them if they should try and strike up a conversation with you.

  • We do not tolerate the repeated use of strong profanities, or conversation of a sexually explicit nature. Such content can often be disturbing to others and you will be immediately asked to change your behaviour.

  • Common courtesy dictates that you ask someone publicly before sending a private message to a person you do not know.

  • Advertising, or the promotion of any other similar chat rooms or forums is prohibited. Any such activity will result in an immediate ban.

  • These chat rooms are not to be linked to any external resource without prior written consent from us.

We would like it to be noted that the hosts/Ops are volunteering their time and are to be treated with the utmost respect. If you have any questions or problems concerning the chat rooms please contact a host by double clicking their nickname so you can talk in private with him/her.

If you encounter any problems, or a situation in which you feel uncomfortable when a host is not available please
Contact Us.

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