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The shoutbox is a tool for furthering communication on the website. It allows for quick and informal messages that everyone can see. In the interest of everyone using the website, and the shoutbox, the following rules have been instated.
English: Any comments in other languages than English will be deleted. Repeat offenders will have their shoutbox access removed.
Shoutbox fuckery: Don't fuck up the shoutbox or any shoutbox users. If you post a malicious link in the shoutbox, your shoutbox access will be removed.
Flamewars: Excessive personal attacks are not allowed. Shoutbox users are expected to keep shouts civil at all times, within reasonable limits. Calling someone who disagrees with you a retard may be acceptable depending on the circumstances, but this is entirely up to the judgement of the moderators. You have been warned.
I hate speech: Offensive terms such as "faggot" or "nigger" may or may not be bannable based on context of the sentence. If they were meant as humor with absolutely no offensive intentions, the user may or may not be punished. This rule is completely, 100% subjective and up to the moderator reading your shout. Use at your own peril.
Back seat modding: Please don't. The shoutbox moderators are perfectly capable of reading the shoutbox themselves. Notify us on IRC if you see something that needs moderator attention.
Work safe: Try to keep all shouts safe for reading at work. Do not post any illegal (child porn, bestiality) images or else you will be banned from the entire ENSL network.
Warez: No warez, no cracks, no CD codes, no illegal programs that are used to either crack software or perform any malicious activity. Don't post links, ask for links to download, or otherwise discuss illegal copies of copyrighted works, including movies, books, software, etc. 45-second "sampler" mp3 files are acceptable, within context. ROMs are only allowed if they are out-of-print and unavailable for purchase.
Moderator discretion: These rules are general guidelines and are very flexible. If you try to circumvent them or generally act like a douche bag, your shoutbox access will be removed.
Consequences for breaking the rules
Consequences may range from temporary to permanent shoutbox bans, depending on what rule was broken and how it was broken.
Repeat offenders that show no interest in learning the rules, or are clearly breaking the rules on purpose, will be awarded with permanent shoutbox bans.
Do not try to circumvent a ban by registering a new account. This will lead to permanent bans on both your old and new accounts.
I don't agree with a moderator decision!
If you would like to inquire about a particular shoutbox moderator decision, we welcome any questions in the feedback forum. Please be civil, explain your point, and detail your opinion on it. You may question any shoutbox moderator you like as long as you are not rude about it. Abuse of this privilege will result in liberal applications of the ban hammer.
Any problem with the Shoutbox ? Create a forum post here.
Do not contact jiriki about the shoutbox. He is not interested. If you have suggestions or complaints, post them in the feedback forum.