Channel Rules

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Special Administrator
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Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:05 am

[mod=#USA Webmasters Team]These rules have been archived. Please view the updated rules at
If you wish to view the archived rules, please click on Show Spoiler below.[/mod]

[spoil]1. #USA is an English speaking channel. You may use whatever language you want in private messages, but use only English in the main channel.

2. #USA welcomes users of all ages. Use restraint regarding "adult" subjects and assume that children may be reading what you type. Excessively sexual behavior, nicks, idents, hosts and usernames will not be tolerated.

3. Do not:
a) Troll, including provocative references to politics or religion, insulting remarks about gender, race, ethnicity, nationality or sexual orientation, or any other conduct intended to annoy or disrupt the channel and its users.
b) Flood, including join/part floods, text floods, notice floods, repeated text, etc.
c) Co-channel with sexually oriented channels, channels promoting repugnant activities, or channels known to harbor flooders and spammers.
d) Use foul or obscene language.
e) Harass or insult other users.
f) Fight with or flame other users.
g) Spam, including posting URLs, channel ads/invites or promotions/solicitations.
h) SHOUT (typing in all CAPS)
i) Use bold text, colors, underlines or other control-codes.
j) Badger users with lame requests like "asl," "msg me," "any girls," "cam to cam," etc.
k) Post automated "now playing" playlist messages or repeated away messages.
l) Park clones/drones in the channel without prior permission from the Operators.

4. If you use a script, you are responsible for knowing what your script does and how to turn off features that violate any of our rules, including automated /quit and /part messages. Problem scripts may be banned entirely.

5. Ban evasion will result in time being added to the existing ban and could lead to a permanent ban.

6. Report abuse or spam received in private message to an Operator, but be aware that Operators generally can't police private messages—use /ignore to block unwanted chats (ask an Operator for assistance with this command if needed).

7. Follow the directions of channel Operators without argument or whining. If you need clarification regarding a ban or other Operator action, ask about it in a polite and respectful private message. If you are not satisfied or believe that an Operator is abusing his or her position, please go to our forum to lodge a complaint—incoherent rants will not be taken seriously, so please stick to the facts and make sure to include what time (specify what time zone) the incident occurred so that we can research it using channel logs.

--- Appended on Sunday, October 23, 2016 @ 1:22pm EST ---

8. If you have autovoice, and are found to be voicing other users, your access and autovoice in #usa will be revoked, and you may be banned for your actions.[/spoil]
- Sarcastic and Proud

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Senior Administrator
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Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:39 pm

Note that the following revision was adopted by the Operator Team:

Rule 3(g) is revised to read:
  • g) [Do not] spam, including posting URLs, channel ads/invites or promotions/solicitations.
    • i. Operators and voiced users may post occasional URLs. Regardless of user status, excessive or inappropriate postings will not be tolerated.
    • ii. See the #USA DJ/Radio Policy for rules regarding show promotions.

Thank you,
Sr. Operator
"Damn kids, get off my lawn!"

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Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:25 pm

Please take note of the Emergency Appendage to the rules, effective immediately on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 @ 1:22pm EST