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= ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS THROUGH USE =
  
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'''Please use the ~report command (~report #CHANNEL USER REASON) if you see a tripsit user break any rule, guideline or policy listed below!'''
  
== Please join #tripsit.me if you are unclear or need further explanation about any IRC rules. #help has staff there to address network-related issues ==
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1). By using and remaining connected to this site, and any other site owned and operated by TripSit (TripSit.me), you signify your agreement to the terms, conditions and notices of this policy.
  
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2). You indemnify TripSit, and it's managers (any owner, operator, or associate of this website, including but not limited to the administrators, moderators, webmaster, technical contacts, and officers; henceforth to be referred to simply as 'managers') take no responsibility or liability for anything that happens as a result of you reading or posting any information at TripSit.
  
'''Please use the ~report command (~report #channel user reasonhere) if you see a tripsit user break any rule, guideline or policy listed below!'''
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3). You acknowledge IRC is a free, real-time, unmoderated media, and as such, TripSit Managers have little-to-no control over what users say in a chat room and cannot delete comments once they have been said.
  
=TripSit IRC Terms of Service=
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4). By continuing to enter and browse TripSit and it's systems, you are implying that you have read, understand and are in agreement with all of the terms stated in this document.
'''By connecting and remaining connected to this server you agree to the following Terms of Service:'''
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1. You indemnify tripsit.me, it's owner, administrators, and it's staff, from all liability of your use on this site.
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= DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY =
  
2. You acknowledge IRC is a free, real-time, unmoderated media.
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1). You agree to hold responsible yourself, and no other, for the consequences of your actions while here.
  
3. You agree to hold responsible yourself, and no other for the consequences of your actions while here.
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2). Neither TripSit nor its managers assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, document, link, product, or post disclosed within this website.
  
4. You agree that by remaining connected to this server, you have accepted these Terms of Service.
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3). Reference herein to any specific post, process, service or product offered by a member of this forum, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by TripSit or its managers.
  
5. If you do not agree to these terms, you must disconnect now.
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4). While the managers will attempt to remove, edit or correct any generally objectionable or false material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message.  
  
The TripSit Team will not police rooms created by users. However, if there are reports of activity going against our rules we reserve the right to intervene, including the permanent takeover or shutdown of a channel. Please abide the rules and there will be no issues.
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5). Therefore, you acknowledge that all data submitted to this website expresses the views and opinions of the author and not necessarily of TripSit or its managers.
  
=Hostmasks=
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6). Nothing on the board is to be taken as real and these may be games or fantasies people are expressing, therefore: Research on your own before taking someone's advice or following their example.  
A hostmask cloak will be granted automatically upon registration with nickserv.
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=Nicknames=
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7). We want to provide you with the best network ever, but it is ultimately your responsibility what you post in chat.  
Nicknames may not contain any racial slurs or bigotry in the nickname. In case of nickname containing a slur - it will be removed, and multiple offenses may result in bans.
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Nicknames may not contain any special signs such as: !@#$%&*()=+/;:'“~
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The only exclusion is an underscore '_'  and the vertical bar ' | ' character used to denote extra information.
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=General Tripsit Rules=
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8). Be aware that legislation differs depending on location and do not suggest illegal acts.
By connecting to any chat channel within the TripSit network (#drugs, #tripsit, #psychonaut, #tripsitVIP, #tripradio, #psychpharm, #tripsit.me, etc) you agree you will:
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1. Use common sense and don’t do questionable things. If you have any doubt over whether your topic, question, advice, or comment is acceptable, feel free to speak to any operator or staff member on the IRC channel or join #tripsit.me to grab the attention of everyone available. We are happy to give you a solid judgement on whether your topic is acceptable in private without judgement or consequence.
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== NON-TRIPSIT ROOMS ==
  
2. Keep discussions in the appropriate channel. The #drugs channel is moderated by the TripSit staff and is our most frequently used channel. It is used for general drug discussion. This includes dosage, effects, routes of administration, and just general chat. Use #tripsit for calmer chat and for counseling. We have #psychonaut for spirituality topics and #psychopharm for chemistry topics. Finally, #tripsit.me if you wish to discuss specific question or issues with moderators and administrators; this channel is devoted to discussing meta TripSit topics such as banning and rules inquriries.
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1).The TripSit Team will not police rooms created by users, however, if there are reports of activity going against our rules we reserve the right to intervene, including the permanent takeover or shutdown of a channel.  
  
3. Absolutely no gore. Please mark any content 18+ with a NSFW label.
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= PROHIBITED USE=
  
=Solicitation=
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1). Rules have been established to protect TripSit and its members against abuse.  
Absolutely '''no''' sourcing.
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Sourcing is defined as "discussion of where to specifically purchase or otherwise acquire substances of any kind; this includes links to legal substance vendors."
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2). Use of TripSit for any purpose that is unlawful, or in any manner which could impair the operation of this site or any other party's use or enjoyment of this site, is strictly prohibited.
  
This includes websites such as Amazon. Caffeine, Nootropics, and nitrous are all examples of legal substances that are still not allowed to be sourced.
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Specifically, you may not:
  
Explaining that you can acquire psychedelics at music festivals is is common knowledge and allowed, while discussing a specific website or vendor is strictly forbidden.
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1). Use TripSit in any way, shape or form for unlawful purposes, including, without limitation:
  
Do '''not''' ask for money, BTC, or users to send you drugs (this includes trades for BTC -- including "legal" trades.) Keep in mind sarcasm is hard to tell on the internet.
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        a). Attempting to solicit or obtain contraband substances or substances of a quasi-legal status or information on how to do so (Please see our guidelines on sourcing below);
  
==Sourcing==
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        b). Posting or exchanging any information on ongoing or future criminal activity, any information which can be construed as discussing such activity or actively encouraging others to engage in criminal activities;
'''Overview'''
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:We define sourcing as asking for or providing a specific source for drugs. This includes, but is not limited to, asking for vendor names, asking for a dealers number/contact information, URLs, and specifics about offers or transaction details.
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'''Definitions'''
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2). Post any content that is libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, tortious or inaccurate;
  
:*Vendor: A person or group selling specific goods
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3). Post any content that is copyrighted by another, or invasive of another's privacy;
  
:*Marketplace: A trade hub on which vendors trade goods
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4). Post any content that victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or any other reason;
  
:*Linking: Posting a URL hyperlink into a channel
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5). Associate a third-party website with TripSit without authorization;
  
'''Not allowed'''
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6). Act as an official representive of TripSit;
  
:*Linking to chemical vendors. Legal, clearnet, or otherwise.
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7). Interfere with service to any user or host including, without limitation, mail-bombing, flooding, and attempting to deliberately overload the system;
  
::*This includes, but is not limited to:
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8). Attempt to gain unauthorized access to data, accounts or systems of this service, or probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system of this service; disseminate in any way, content originally posted in any staff-only area of this service.
  
:::*Legal psychoactives, such as caffeine, nootropics, or tobacco
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9). Use other Internet sites to promote libelous or slanderous messages about TripSit or incite abuse against TripSit.
  
:::*Darknet marketplaces
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== SOURCING ==
  
:::*Research Chemicals
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1). Sourcing is defined as: Discussion, requesting or posting the personaly identifying information of websites, online vendors and real-life people who sell or coordinate the purchase of: chemicals (legal, clearnet, or otherwise), paraphernalia, and currencies (bitcoin).
  
:::*"Legal Highs"
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2). This includes websites such as Amazon.
  
:::*Herbal supplements or blends
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3). Caffeine, Nootropics, research chemicals, "legal highs", herbal suppliments or blends and nitrous are all examples of legal substances that are still not allowed to be sourced.
  
:*Soliciting currencies/drugs
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4). Currencies such as bitcoin and dogecoin exist, but are not to be solicited on the network.
  
::*This includes, but is not limited to:
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5). Keep in mind sarcasm is hard to tell on the internet, it's better to err on the side of caution when considering to jokingly ask for sources.
  
:::*Asking for bitcoins or money in a public channel
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6). Please do not ask for a vendor's name, URL, PGP key or any other contact information. Other forbidden questions include:
  
:::*Asking for drugs in a public channel (Remember, sarcasm is hard to tell on the internet)
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        i). "How is reliable is {vendor}?"
  
:::*Selling bitcoins or drugs in a public channel
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        ii). "How much does {vendor} vendor sell {substance} for?"
  
:*Discussion of vendors
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        iii). "How much does {substance} cost on {website}?"
  
::*"How is reliable is {vendor}?"
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        iv). "Does {vendor} on {Marketplace} have good {substance}?"
  
::*"Hey how much does Tek's weed sell for?"
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        v). Discussion of the specifics or otherwise going in depth to the mechanics of online vending.
  
::*"How much does {Chemical} cost on Chemicals.com?"
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The following vendor-related discussion are allowed
  
::*"Does {Vendor} on {Marketplace} have good {Drug}"
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    a). Linking to the [http://wiki.tripsit.me/wiki/Clearnet_Vendor_Discussion discussion page for clearnet vendors], not the vendor themselves.
  
:*Discussing the specifics or otherwise going in depth to the mechanics of online vending
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        i). https://safeorscam.com
  
:*Arguing or otherwise debating these rules in a public channel
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    b). Linking to [http://wiki.tripsit.me/wiki/Harm_Reduction_Supplies harm reduction equipment]
  
::*'''Take it to #tripsit.me!'''
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        i). Including: Scales, Test kits, Sterile needles, Sterile water, Nitrous dispensers, Water Pipes, Vaporizers.  
  
'''Allowed'''
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    c). Talking about marketplaces in a general sense.
  
:*Discussing brand name products such as Valium, or a brand name vaporizer
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        i). "Can {marketplace} be trusted?" or "Is it safe to trade on {marketplace}?"
  
:*Linking to a discussion page for clearnet vendors, not the vendor themself
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        i). I heard X marketplace got shut down, that sucks!
  
::*https://safeorscam.com
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        ii). Not allowed: X marketplace got shut down! What's an alternative?
  
::*http://www.chemsrus.com
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    d). Asking the price of a drug in a general sense.
  
:*Linking to paraphernalia/harm reduction equipment
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        i). Whats the average price of X in the Chicago area?
  
::*This includes
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        ii). Not allowed: Can someone sell me X in Chicago area?
  
:::*Scales
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    e). Talking about the price of bitcoin and its alternatives
  
:::*Test kits
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        i). Damn, dogecoin is getting expensive!
  
:::*Sterile needles
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        i). Not allowed: Can someone sell me bitcoins?
  
:::*Sterile water
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    f). Discussion of a brand name such as Valium or a specific vaporizer.
  
:::*Nitrous dispensers
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        i). My favorite vaporizer is X brand.
  
:::*Water Pipes
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        i). Not allowed: My favorite vendor is {vendor}.
  
:::*Vaporizers
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= UNDERAGE USERS =
  
:*Talking about marketplaces in a GENERAL sense
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1). While TripSit welcomes users and communities from all ends of the spectrum, our network is not designed for nor aimed at children - in accordance with the United States government and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, individuals under the age of 13 are not permitted to browse TripSit nor create user accounts.
  
::*"Can SM be trusted?"
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2). We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before logging on, and to refrain from posting any information about themselves, personal or otherwise, on the network.
  
::*"Is it safe to trade on BMR?"
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3). If you have collected information from or about a child under the age of 13, you will face a network ban.
  
:*Asking the price of a drug in a general sense.
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= ACCOUNTS =
  
::*"How much does weed cost in {given area}?"
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1). The administrators of TripSit reserve the right to delete any and all data associated with abandoned accounts including, but not limited to: profile information entered by the user; channels owned by the user or blog posts made by the user.
  
::*"How much does {substance} usually cost?"
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    a). Further, TripSit reserves the right to reissue the username & any channels associated with an abandoned account.
  
'''Be aware'''
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    b).  An account is deemed to be abandoned if the account has no activity in the last three months.
  
:We like to deal with other behaviors in a softer manner, by guiding the user and explaining to them what is and isn't allowed. In the case of repeated offences or a bad attitude we reserve the right to forgoe these protocols in favor of the community. Every case is unique and will be dealt with to the best of the ability of the staff on duty at the time. Every action is logged and audited.
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    c). A channel is deemed to be abandoned if the channel has no operator activity in the last month.
  
'''Rules are NOT to be argued in public channels. If you have a problem with the rules, take it to #tripsit.me or PM. Arguing with a staff member about the rules in a public channel is grounds for being removed from the channel.'''
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2). A hostmask cloak will be granted automatically upon registration with nickserv.
  
'''Remember: Everything you post on the internet is recorded in some way and can/will make it's way back to you. It is for your own safety and the safety of the network that these rules are in place. We want to provide you with the best network ever. It is ultimately your responsibility what you post in chat. Be aware that legislation differs depending on location and do not suggest illegal acts.'''
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= MEASURES =
  
=Impersonating LEO=
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Use of this service, and any other site owned and operated by TripSit implies your understanding and consent of the following clauses:
Impersonating an officer of the law, such as having a nickname that implies you are a LEO, will first result in a warning.  If the nick is not changed the user will be kicked. Repeated attempts to join with the same name will result in a  temporary or permanent ban.
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=Attitude=
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1). TripSit reserves the right to take action to restrict or terminate your access to TripSit at any time for any reason.
We are a network devoted to harm reduction and positivity.
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Keep It Positive People (KIPP).
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No rude, mean, or judgmental language or discussion.
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This includes racial slurs, homophobia, and all other prejudice against any person or group of people.
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Do not insult other users; take heated arguments to private chat.
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Posting personal information about channel members, or doxing, is grounds for a permanent network ban. Trying to collect personal info of users is dealt with in the same manner.
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=#tripsit=
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2). In case TripSit receives a court order with a properly authorized request, any stored information may be provided to law enforcement officials.
This channel is for people currently under the influence of drugs and those there to sit them.  
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This channel should always be ready to help fellow members.
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Please take any drug discussion, arguments or otherwise distracting chatter to #drugs instead.
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Only light-hearted and positive conversation here: We all know how easily a trip can turn bad just by a simple thought.
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Anyone caught being facetious will be warned and then banned if need be.
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Rules are STRICTLY enforced in this channel.
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=Harm Reduction=
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3). We like to deal with other behaviors in a softer manner, by guiding the user and explaining to them what is and isn't allowed.  
Occasionally we have users join our community expecting that, due to the subject matter of the community, we will support them in their dangerous behavior, use, and/or attitudes towards drug use.  
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This is not our purpose; the TripSit community is devoted to harm reduction, support, and positvitiy, and we will never recommend or tolerate dangerous or reckless drug use.
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Users identified as continually engaging in reckless drug-use behavior are seen as a bad influence on the community as a whole, actively working against our mission statement to be a a harm-reduction community devoted to positive support.
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It is against the rules to endorse or encourage dangerous behavior regarding drug consumption, just as it is completely unacceptable to expect our community to endorse or encourage your dangerous behavior.
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It is, in fact, seen as the responsibility of the community's members to actively discourage dangerous behavior.
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All users who choose to do so are expected to discourage drug dosages, drug combinations, and/or any drug experimentation which could be reliably considered unsafe. 
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Note that if a situation is identified as life-threatening, or one in which the community's users believe immediate medical attention is required, we will always attempt to contact local medical personel to help you.
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As such, these behaviors are considered against the rules and violators may be subjected to temporary or permanent bans (situation depending).
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Please accept and consider the advice given to you seriously and note that ignorance of advice pertaining to potentially life threatening situations will not be tolerated by our community.  
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=Protocol for youngins=
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4). In the case of repeated offences or a bad attitude we reserve the right to forgoe these protocols in favor of the community.  
1. Do not give out advice about anything you are not 100% positive about.  If you have no knowledge of the drug, do some research online before providing any advice.<br />
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2. Figure out why they want to take X substance<br />
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3. If they are using drugs as a coping mechanism<br />
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4. Encourage alternate forms of dealing with their problem. More often than not people take drugs because it satisfies something that they are not getting elsewhere.<br />
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5. If the reason they are using drugs is out of curiosity or purely recreational:<br />
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<div style="margin-left:5px">&bull;Inform them, without exaggerating, the potential physiological, psychological and sociological risks, and make sure they comprehend them.<br />
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&bull;Exacerbation of latent mental disorders, or presentation of acute symptoms such as paranoia etc.<br />
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&bull;Interactions with current medications or health problems.<br />
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&bull;Legal consequences if they get caught or do something stupid that puts others at harm. Basically, how their use could potentially affect others.<br /></div>
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6. Suggest a milder alternative to their intended route.
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IE: Half a tab instead of a full one; Mushrooms instead of DMT;  Amphetamine instead of Methamphetamine.<br />
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7. Provide advice that is as accurate as possible that could help mitigate any of the dangers related to taking a mind altering substance<br />
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<div style="margin-left:5px">&bull;Communicate that you do not condone the action but will provide information to best reduce harm.<br />
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&bull;Make sure that they are ready to accept all consequences for their actions such as imprisonment or death.<br />
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<span style="margin-left:10px"><i>Why give advice instead of telling them to come back when they’re older?</i><br /></span>
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&bull;We do NOT condone the use of drugs before the age of 16, preferably 18.<br />
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&bull;As soon as a minor is already dead-set on doing drugs, you should switch to education mode, not continue to prohibit the use.<br />
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&bull;Repeatedly saying not to do it is neither helpful to them, nor effective at reducing harm.<br /></div>
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<b>Prohibiting action is the best way to encourage said action, especially in children.</b><br />
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While it still may be harmful, TripSit staff can provide advice on how to reduce the dangers and risk of drug use and promote harm reduction - the closest you could get to "Harm Reduction Through  Education".
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=Medical Advice=
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5). Every case is unique and will be dealt with to the best of the ability of the [http://wiki.tripsit.me/wiki/List_of_people staff] on duty at the time.  
Please avoid spreading misinformation about drug use.  
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Misinformation is harmful to our community.
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No information is always better than wrong information.
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It is still better to inform the person there may be no current information rather than staying silent and having them wonder if anyone noticed it.
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In most instances, people on the internet are not qualified to provide medical advice. 
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Members of the TripSit community are extremely knowledgeable, wise, and often have ample life experience in a range of situations pertaining to drug use; however they are no substitute for a personal doctor.  
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If you are not 100% positive about the advice you are thinking about giving, don't say it.
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If you don't have sources to validate your advice, do not say anything related to medical advice.
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=Suicide Threats=
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6). Every action by TripSit Managers is logged and audited.
While TripSitters will try their best to help member cope with down feelings of depression or worse, we cannot tolerate threats of suicide.  
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Suicide, depression and mental illness are not the focus of our network and our staff are not adequately trained to deal with suidical situations, nor is it fair to our network's member's to have the onus of guilt placed upon them for potential outcomes of such situations.
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If a member is experiencing suicidal thoughts or tendencies, we kindly ask them to consider either professional theraputic assistance, calling the Suicide Hotline, 911, or directing themselves to a community better equipped to deal with their kind of situation.  
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We endorse Reddit's SuicideWatch community.
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7). Arguing with a staff member about the rules in a public channel is grounds for being removed from the channel.
Suicide prevention hotlines:
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*USA, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 
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*International: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines
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Poison control hotlines:
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    a). If you have a problem with the rules, take it to #tripsit.me or send an email to admin@tripsit.me.  
*USA: 888 888 8822
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*UK: 111
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*WHO Posion Control: http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/training_poisons/guidelines_poison_control/en/
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In a situation in which we fear for a users life, we will remind them of the guidelines stated above and do everything in our power to assist the member find qualified help.
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= THIRD PARTY SITES =
In a dangerous overdose situation in which we believe immediate medical attention is required, we will always attempt to contact local medical personel.
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These behaviors disrupt the primary objectives of our community.
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Therefore, suicide threats and attempts are considered against the rules, and while we will try our best to help in the immediate timescale, such threats and attempts may result in either a temporary or permanent ban from the community (under discretion from the administrators).
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=Mental illness=
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The TripSit staff maintains an offsite presence (to some extent) on the following sites:
While we are very accepting of members who may have mental illnesses and/or disorders, we do not condone or encourage the use or abuse of drugs that could interact, worsen, or otherwise negatively affect your health.
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The TripSit community will not serve as enabler for the destruction of your own mental or physical health.
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Please seek medical assistance if you have a question regarding mental illnesses or disorders and their interactions with drugs.
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We are not qualified to provide professional medical advice on drug interactions with mental ilnesses.
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We are here to help!
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If you want to discuss the topic, feel free to bring it up in our IRC channels or pm the TripSit team.
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We are happy to discuss any topic at length with you, warn you of any potential drug interactions as well as give you advice, love, respect and positive energy to the best of our ability.
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The TripSit community is always here to help and support you, no matter what. We love you and want to keep you with us!
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=Report Policy=
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Facebook: facebook.com/tripsitme
Please help us keep our IRC channels remain a positive and enjoyable place to be. free from trolling and rule violators, by reporting users who are breaking the rules!
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If someone is breaking rules in a channel, you can use ‘~report [#channel] [user] [reason]‘ to report them to the TripSit staff.
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You can use this command in the channel or in a private message to tripbot.
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This command will alert TripSit staff members about the infringement or feedback and will investigate the incident as soon as possible.
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You can also report good behavior, such as good tripsitting or providing good advice! Be sure to give good people credit when it's due!
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Rule Breaking Procedure
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==As a member==
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~report the user.
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==As a Power User==
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Follow the above procedure and respond to ~reports. Tell the TripSit team in #tripsit.me that you are addressing the report and will talk to the person in PM.  Warnings/discussions will be sent via PM on most occasions as to avoid drama in the main channels. Occasionally public warnings will be issued to make a statement or clarify rules for all.
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==As a moderator or administrator:==
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Reddit: reddit.com/r/tripsit
Follow the above procedure and respond to ~reports, kicks, and other violations.
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Kick immediately if behavior continues.
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GoFundMe: gofundme.com/tripsit
  
Kicks will be issued after a warning on most cases.
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Bitcoin: 1EDqf32gw73tc1WtgdT2FymfmDN4RyC9RN
  
Kicks may be used without providing a warning if a user is clearly trolling or if the discussion must be stopped immediately.
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Any links to Facebook groups, chat rooms, or other online communities other than those listed here are not affiliated with TripSit in any way. The administration of TripSit can not enforce our policies off site.
  
Kicks are mostly to send a message to the user and to other users that this behavior is not tolerated.
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= PRIVACY =
  
Kick is more severe than a warning but does not do permenant damage.  
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1). Everything you post on the internet is recorded in some way and can/will make it's way back to you: It is for your own safety and the safety of the network that these rules are in place.  
  
Kicks aren't that big a deal; you can rejoin the channel immediately if you choose to do so.  
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2). Any communication that you transmit to TripSit should be considered non-confidential, and you agree that TripSit will not be liable or responsible if information that belongs to you is intercepted or used by an unintended recipient.
  
Provide a reason and a link to the rules in the kick.
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3). TripSit does not monitor private communications, however it should never be assumed that someone else is not logging what they see in public chat or a private message.
  
Remain courteous: Most users are not 'bad' people.
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4). As a user you agree to any information you have entered in a public chat or forum being stored in a database.
  
If they rejoin and continue, ~nban.
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5). In addition, this website uses cookies to store information on your local computer.  
  
Repeat offenders will be considered for a temporary or permanent ban.
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    a). These cookies do not contain any of the registration information you have entered; they serve only to improve your viewing experience.
  
Each situation is different and may be subjective, so temporary and permanent bans will be handled case by case basis.  
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6). TripSit provides a Tor hidden service to protect the identity of users, and you are welcome to use this hidden service at your own discretion.
TripSit staff will consult with any violators at length before any decision is made. Several moderators, administrators, and TripSit Staff will handle all instances where a member may have to be banned.
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Temporary bans may also be issued.
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7). While personal information (including but not limited to your name, email, and IP) will not be disclosed to any third party without your prior consent, the managers cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.
  
If a issue requires an immediate ban, please make sure you make notifcation of the ban using ~nban user reason
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8.) TripSit will not share member information with any party, unless the member has violated the TripSit User Agreement, in which case TripSit may take all necessary measures to ensure its security, including publishing the information or sharing it with private investigators.
tripbot will have information regarding all bans.  Enter ~ban_user to see notes regarding the ban.
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Add a note to the ~banlist.
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9.) To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, TripSit has put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information it collects online
  
LAST RESORT: BANNED USERS DO NOT COME BACK NOR DO THEY TELL THEIR FRIENDS ABOUT OUR NETWORK.
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10.) Any unauthorized access to this system is prohibited and is subject to criminal and civil penalties under Federal Laws including but not limited to Public Laws 83-703 and 99-474.  
If they protest or are unclear as to why they are banned, do not argue in PM, invite them to #tripsit.me to keep it public and explain why they were banned.  
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Keep it professional; do not make it personal, seek vengance or retaliation. Please do not take any of this personally as we are running a professional harm reduction network.  
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11). IP addresses may be recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions.  
  
We love you all, but some of you need a break sometimes!
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12). You agree that TripSit and its managers have the right to remove, edit, move or close any submitted data at anytime should they choose to.
  
If they continue, involve network staff to possibly get them a k-line and permanent removal.
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13). TripSit is an informational and community resource which does not advocate breaking any laws.
  
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= CONTACT ADDRESS =
Do not evade a ban issued to you. If you wish to discuss your ban, please PM a TripSit Moderator, Administrator, or staff member - or join #tripsit.me.
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Rules are enforced by the TripSit staff. If you see a thread violating the rules, please use the "Report" button under the poster's name to notify the moderators. If you see a post in a chat room against our rules, please use the command "/msg TripBot ~report #teamtripsit REASON OF REPORT, INCLUDING CHANNEL NAME. Try to be as clear and detailed as possible when explaining the nature of the problem. You may also talk to the TripSit Managers at any time in IRC by saying "/join #tripsit.me" or using this link: chat.tripsit.me/?nick=Problem?#tripsit.me. Please join #tripsit.me if you are unclear or need further explanation about any IRC rules. The #help room has staff there to address network-related issues, such as problems connecting.

Revision as of 00:12, 3 February 2014

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS THROUGH USE

Please use the ~report command (~report #CHANNEL USER REASON) if you see a tripsit user break any rule, guideline or policy listed below!

1). By using and remaining connected to this site, and any other site owned and operated by TripSit (TripSit.me), you signify your agreement to the terms, conditions and notices of this policy.

2). You indemnify TripSit, and it's managers (any owner, operator, or associate of this website, including but not limited to the administrators, moderators, webmaster, technical contacts, and officers; henceforth to be referred to simply as 'managers') take no responsibility or liability for anything that happens as a result of you reading or posting any information at TripSit.

3). You acknowledge IRC is a free, real-time, unmoderated media, and as such, TripSit Managers have little-to-no control over what users say in a chat room and cannot delete comments once they have been said.

4). By continuing to enter and browse TripSit and it's systems, you are implying that you have read, understand and are in agreement with all of the terms stated in this document.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

1). You agree to hold responsible yourself, and no other, for the consequences of your actions while here.

2). Neither TripSit nor its managers assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, document, link, product, or post disclosed within this website.

3). Reference herein to any specific post, process, service or product offered by a member of this forum, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by TripSit or its managers.

4). While the managers will attempt to remove, edit or correct any generally objectionable or false material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message.

5). Therefore, you acknowledge that all data submitted to this website expresses the views and opinions of the author and not necessarily of TripSit or its managers.

6). Nothing on the board is to be taken as real and these may be games or fantasies people are expressing, therefore: Research on your own before taking someone's advice or following their example.

7). We want to provide you with the best network ever, but it is ultimately your responsibility what you post in chat.

8). Be aware that legislation differs depending on location and do not suggest illegal acts.

NON-TRIPSIT ROOMS

1).The TripSit Team will not police rooms created by users, however, if there are reports of activity going against our rules we reserve the right to intervene, including the permanent takeover or shutdown of a channel.

PROHIBITED USE

1). Rules have been established to protect TripSit and its members against abuse.

2). Use of TripSit for any purpose that is unlawful, or in any manner which could impair the operation of this site or any other party's use or enjoyment of this site, is strictly prohibited.

Specifically, you may not:

1). Use TripSit in any way, shape or form for unlawful purposes, including, without limitation:

       a). Attempting to solicit or obtain contraband substances or substances of a quasi-legal status or information on how to do so (Please see our guidelines on sourcing below);
       b). Posting or exchanging any information on ongoing or future criminal activity, any information which can be construed as discussing such activity or actively encouraging others to engage in criminal activities;

2). Post any content that is libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, tortious or inaccurate;

3). Post any content that is copyrighted by another, or invasive of another's privacy;

4). Post any content that victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or any other reason;

5). Associate a third-party website with TripSit without authorization;

6). Act as an official representive of TripSit;

7). Interfere with service to any user or host including, without limitation, mail-bombing, flooding, and attempting to deliberately overload the system;

8). Attempt to gain unauthorized access to data, accounts or systems of this service, or probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system of this service; disseminate in any way, content originally posted in any staff-only area of this service.

9). Use other Internet sites to promote libelous or slanderous messages about TripSit or incite abuse against TripSit.

SOURCING

1). Sourcing is defined as: Discussion, requesting or posting the personaly identifying information of websites, online vendors and real-life people who sell or coordinate the purchase of: chemicals (legal, clearnet, or otherwise), paraphernalia, and currencies (bitcoin).

2). This includes websites such as Amazon.

3). Caffeine, Nootropics, research chemicals, "legal highs", herbal suppliments or blends and nitrous are all examples of legal substances that are still not allowed to be sourced.

4). Currencies such as bitcoin and dogecoin exist, but are not to be solicited on the network.

5). Keep in mind sarcasm is hard to tell on the internet, it's better to err on the side of caution when considering to jokingly ask for sources.

6). Please do not ask for a vendor's name, URL, PGP key or any other contact information. Other forbidden questions include:

       i). "How is reliable is {vendor}?"
       ii). "How much does {vendor} vendor sell {substance} for?"
       iii). "How much does {substance} cost on {website}?"
       iv). "Does {vendor} on {Marketplace} have good {substance}?"
       v). Discussion of the specifics or otherwise going in depth to the mechanics of online vending.

The following vendor-related discussion are allowed

   a). Linking to the discussion page for clearnet vendors, not the vendor themselves. 
       i). https://safeorscam.com
   b). Linking to harm reduction equipment
       i). Including: Scales, Test kits, Sterile needles, Sterile water, Nitrous dispensers, Water Pipes, Vaporizers. 
   c). Talking about marketplaces in a general sense.
       i). "Can {marketplace} be trusted?" or "Is it safe to trade on {marketplace}?"
       i). I heard X marketplace got shut down, that sucks!
       ii). Not allowed: X marketplace got shut down! What's an alternative?
   d). Asking the price of a drug in a general sense.
       i). Whats the average price of X in the Chicago area?
       ii). Not allowed: Can someone sell me X in Chicago area?
   e). Talking about the price of bitcoin and its alternatives
       i). Damn, dogecoin is getting expensive!
       i). Not allowed: Can someone sell me bitcoins?
   f). Discussion of a brand name such as Valium or a specific vaporizer.
       i). My favorite vaporizer is X brand.
       i). Not allowed: My favorite vendor is {vendor}.

UNDERAGE USERS

1). While TripSit welcomes users and communities from all ends of the spectrum, our network is not designed for nor aimed at children - in accordance with the United States government and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, individuals under the age of 13 are not permitted to browse TripSit nor create user accounts.

2). We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before logging on, and to refrain from posting any information about themselves, personal or otherwise, on the network.

3). If you have collected information from or about a child under the age of 13, you will face a network ban.

ACCOUNTS

1). The administrators of TripSit reserve the right to delete any and all data associated with abandoned accounts including, but not limited to: profile information entered by the user; channels owned by the user or blog posts made by the user.

   a). Further, TripSit reserves the right to reissue the username & any channels associated with an abandoned account.
   b).  An account is deemed to be abandoned if the account has no activity in the last three months.
   c). A channel is deemed to be abandoned if the channel has no operator activity in the last month.

2). A hostmask cloak will be granted automatically upon registration with nickserv.

MEASURES

Use of this service, and any other site owned and operated by TripSit implies your understanding and consent of the following clauses:

1). TripSit reserves the right to take action to restrict or terminate your access to TripSit at any time for any reason.

2). In case TripSit receives a court order with a properly authorized request, any stored information may be provided to law enforcement officials.

3). We like to deal with other behaviors in a softer manner, by guiding the user and explaining to them what is and isn't allowed.

4). In the case of repeated offences or a bad attitude we reserve the right to forgoe these protocols in favor of the community.

5). Every case is unique and will be dealt with to the best of the ability of the staff on duty at the time.

6). Every action by TripSit Managers is logged and audited.

7). Arguing with a staff member about the rules in a public channel is grounds for being removed from the channel.

   a). If you have a problem with the rules, take it to #tripsit.me or send an email to admin@tripsit.me. 

THIRD PARTY SITES

The TripSit staff maintains an offsite presence (to some extent) on the following sites:

Facebook: facebook.com/tripsitme

Reddit: reddit.com/r/tripsit

GoFundMe: gofundme.com/tripsit

Bitcoin: 1EDqf32gw73tc1WtgdT2FymfmDN4RyC9RN

Any links to Facebook groups, chat rooms, or other online communities other than those listed here are not affiliated with TripSit in any way. The administration of TripSit can not enforce our policies off site.

PRIVACY

1). Everything you post on the internet is recorded in some way and can/will make it's way back to you: It is for your own safety and the safety of the network that these rules are in place.

2). Any communication that you transmit to TripSit should be considered non-confidential, and you agree that TripSit will not be liable or responsible if information that belongs to you is intercepted or used by an unintended recipient.

3). TripSit does not monitor private communications, however it should never be assumed that someone else is not logging what they see in public chat or a private message.

4). As a user you agree to any information you have entered in a public chat or forum being stored in a database.

5). In addition, this website uses cookies to store information on your local computer.

   a). These cookies do not contain any of the registration information you have entered; they serve only to improve your viewing experience.

6). TripSit provides a Tor hidden service to protect the identity of users, and you are welcome to use this hidden service at your own discretion.

7). While personal information (including but not limited to your name, email, and IP) will not be disclosed to any third party without your prior consent, the managers cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

8.) TripSit will not share member information with any party, unless the member has violated the TripSit User Agreement, in which case TripSit may take all necessary measures to ensure its security, including publishing the information or sharing it with private investigators.

9.) To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, TripSit has put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information it collects online

10.) Any unauthorized access to this system is prohibited and is subject to criminal and civil penalties under Federal Laws including but not limited to Public Laws 83-703 and 99-474.

11). IP addresses may be recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions.

12). You agree that TripSit and its managers have the right to remove, edit, move or close any submitted data at anytime should they choose to.

13). TripSit is an informational and community resource which does not advocate breaking any laws.

CONTACT ADDRESS

Rules are enforced by the TripSit staff. If you see a thread violating the rules, please use the "Report" button under the poster's name to notify the moderators. If you see a post in a chat room against our rules, please use the command "/msg TripBot ~report #teamtripsit REASON OF REPORT, INCLUDING CHANNEL NAME. Try to be as clear and detailed as possible when explaining the nature of the problem. You may also talk to the TripSit Managers at any time in IRC by saying "/join #tripsit.me" or using this link: chat.tripsit.me/?nick=Problem?#tripsit.me. Please join #tripsit.me if you are unclear or need further explanation about any IRC rules. The #help room has staff there to address network-related issues, such as problems connecting.

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