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It's been one year since Tripsit was founded and we've done some restructuring of the network. If you are seeing this memo you are considered staff by the definition of "having a flag in one of our public rooms." For a lot of you that mean's you're tripsitters and were never considered fully staff until recently. We wrote an orientation guide that will help keep everyone on the same page. Please add #teamtripsit to your auto-join list and join #tripsit.me if you'd like to keep in contact with the admin team. While you're in #teamtripsit you can say !flags and get a list of all current staff. If you don't see them in #teamtripsit then make sure they saw this memo and the orientation guide which is:http://pad.tripsit.me:9001/p/orientation
 
 
Hello!
 
  
 
Welcome to your first step into the TripSit network!  
 
Welcome to your first step into the TripSit network!  
  
You have been chosen for a staff position based on your good performance, your willingness for helping out and good attitude to the the people here. Here's some vital information about the network and staffing to help you perform well in your new position!
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Based on your good performance, your willingness for helping out, and good attitude to the the people here, you have been accepted as staff in the TripSit network. Here's some vital information about the network and staffing to help you perform well in your new position!
  
 
History
 
History
  
The TripSit network was founded by Techno_shaman (Teknos) on June 1st, 2012, as he was a lonely psychonaut looking to talk with other people online. It progressed into an IRC channel in Sept of '12 and changed its focus to be geared around harm reduction and providing a safe community for the world's Psychonauts. It has since grown to a website, webradio, social network, and has been featured by MAPS. We've had news articles written about us and have helped countless people in many different ways. We're currently expanding our social network and working on developing a real-life presence at festivals and concerts, and you're invited to be a part in the next step in growing our network.
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The TripSit network was founded by Techno_shaman (Teknos) in reddit.com/r/tripsit on June 1st, 2012. It progressed into an IRC channel in Sept of 2 and increased its focus around harm reduction and providing a safe community for the world's Psychonauts. It has since grown to a website, webradio, social network and have helped countless people in many different ways. We have been featured by MAPS and we've had news articles written about us. We're currently expanding our social network and working on developing a real-life presence at festivals and concerts, and you're invited to be a part in the next step in growing our network.
  
Final wordsWe want all of our staff members to be role models and regular contributors, dedicated to the ideals of TripSit. We expect them to be able to devote a reasonable amount of time to TripSit in order to improve our network and help it grow.  Staff members are positive, nice, respectful and professional in their dealings with members whether regular or staff; they represent the entire network! Below is a list of staff roles, their powers and specific responsibilities.
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Definitions
  
Network Wide Duties and Job Functions
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Voice: The +v flag gives a user a spiffy icon and thus 'status' as someone to be trusted. Voiced users can also say !flags to get a list of staff in that room.
  
Represent the TripSit community with a positive, supportive attitude at all times and be a responsible face of the TripSit network as an approachable and positive role model.
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Operator: An admin on the network.
  
Be an active member of the community, and promote a positive environment by guiding conversation to an acceptable level of quality.
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Staff: Having a flag in one of our public rooms excluding #drugsvip.
  
Enforce our  and snoonet's rules - http://tripsit.me/ircrules
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Tripsitter: User with +v(oice) in #tripsit. Can not kick/ban, but can invite and view !flags.
  
No sourcing rule.  
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Poweruser: User that guides discussion in a positive manner. Cannot kick or ban. Can use ~quiet to silence problem users.  
  
Keep in mind: General SR talk is okay so long as they dont mention specifics or vendors. telling people to buy off SR, Amazon, or an RC vendor is OK, but giving links, names, phone numbers, or otherwise is not OK. Be vague, yet helpful.
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Moderator: Having the ability to kick and ban users from channels.
  
whoami: Does this refer only to illegal drugs, or also paraphernalia? (e.g. pipes, scales, blotter paper, etc.)
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Admin: Responsible for the general administration of the network.  
  
this includes parahernalia, mainly pipes though. Scales should be allowed seeing as they help reduce harm as well as all other mediums concerning dosages.
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Report: To ~report #channel User Reason sends a PM to all staff in that room. Avalible to anyone in channel.
  
Scales are usually included with pipes in vendor sites btw
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Notify: ~notify #channel NOTICE is a way to send a PM to all staff in that channel. Avalible to anyone in channel.
  
I guess I was thinking more like... linking to a scale on Amazon, tbh.
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Tripbot: A multi-use omnibot that is quickly approaching sentience.  
  
Underage policy
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Bot: An RSS and utility bot.
  
http://nexus.tripsit.me/forum/thread/143/policy-clarification-on-underage-users/
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Warning: To ~warn USER REASON sets a note on that user. Available to PowerUsers and higher
  
Ask an admin if not sure about a rule.
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~ (tilde) : The prefix for tripbot commands
  
Provide warning and reports when necessary
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@ : Prefix for tagging users when reporting to tripbot. (Eg. if you and another user helped somebody in #tripsit, you would '~notify #tripsit user hostmask summary' and tag the user that helped with @user in the summary)
  
Report good events as well as bad!
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! (exclamation): The prefix for Bot commands
  
~report will send a notice to everyone voiced in the channel you reported to.  
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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 and paraphernalia. This rule does not necessarily apply to scales or other dosing related items, as they aid in harm reduction."
  
For example: "~report #drugs Teknos debouchery" will report Teknos to everyone with the +v flag in #drugs for the reason of debouchery.
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Tripbot
  
If you were to report somone in #drugsVIP it would send a report to everyone in that chanel.
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Introduction
  
Be aware of the !votekick and !voteban commands.  
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Tripbot is a multi-use omnibot that includes many features we rely on to do an effecient job of moderating the network.  
  
They can be good warnings for people who are borderline breaking rules.
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Powahs
  
Professionally communicate with your branch leader about changes to the network via memos, email, nexus forum, or carrier pidgeon
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Webinterface
  
Recognize misinformation and request citations when needed. Warn or kick obvious misinfo trolls. Remember: No info > bad info.
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Login URL
  
Move conversations to appropriate channels: IE: #psychonaut for spiritual talk and the Nexus blogs for trip reports.
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Your username is myuser@snoonet, and you can set a password by issuing the '~setwebpass mypassword' command. Contact reality if you have any issues.
  
Try to get involved with the various other TripSit projects, you can show up to our weekly meetings to find out more about these
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Entry Alert
  
Also see our meeting minutes/agena at http://pad.tripsit.me:9001/p/notes if you miss the meeting
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~gettripsitentries to receive them, ~notripsitentries to stop receiving them.
  
Contribute Contribute Contribute! We want you on the team! We want your input!
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This will alert you when a previously unrecognised host enters #tripsit who may potentially need help.
  
Points of contact:
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Report System
  
If you feel somebody needs to be kicked or banned, or is a cause of concern for the network then you can use the ~report command or contact an administrator or moderator directly.
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Avalible to all users.
  
Contact a moderator
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~report <user> <room> <hostmask> <message>
  
ProButcher, US based
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Sends a report of that user to the voiced users in that room.
  
Darktwist, US based
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Used for problem users
  
Borax, UK based
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Quickly followed by a ~warning in most situations.
  
Admins may also be available
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Encourage regular users to employ use of this command!
  
reality and bod are on on EU time
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Warning System
  
Teknos and trainwreck are on US time
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Avalible to Power Users and higher.
  
If no one is available to help, and you need immediate attention find a snoonet staff member in #tripsit.me or #help. (Rdv, sleazy_martinez, elderthedog).
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~warn <user> <hostmask> <message>
  
PowerUser Specific
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Warnings are counted and permenantly stored online for staff to view past events.
  
Summing up the responsibilities of a Power User would be the word "guidance." They represent our network and make sure that things are going smoothly. They don't have the responsiblity of kick/baning people and their primary goal is to be helpful and positive. Here is a list of responsibilities and expected behavior:
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Warnings should only be given for repeat behavior or serious offenses (IE: Sourcing. Sourcing happens fairly often, not direct links, but simple "Where can I get X", "Does anyone know a good vendor for X" kind of stuff. Verbal warnings suffice most of the time.
  
Multitask by moderating entire TripSit network and channels
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Notify system
  
Make heavy use of the ~report command for notification of our team
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Avalible to all users
  
PowerUsers cannot kick or ban, so please warn the offender, ~report them and if an admin is not online initiate a !voteban.
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~notify <room> <message>
  
Promote our other channels
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Sends a notification to the staff in that room of some event.
  
#DrugsVIP
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Excellent communication tool. Use this as much as you'd like.
  
Get people to register and cloak
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Quiet command
  
This channel is much slower than #drugs
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Avalible to PowerUsers and higher.
  
#psychonaut
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~quiet (minutes) (#channel) <user> reason (Minutes and channel are optional)
  
For spiritual talk
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This prevents the user from speaking in that channel, as well as changing their nickname and also sends a notify to staff in that channel.
  
#psychopharm
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Excellent for trolls and rowdy users.
  
Advanced/technical drug talk
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Network Ban
  
#tripradio
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Avalible to Mods and higher.
  
For radio assistance, music discussion
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~nban <user> <reason>
  
Current PU's
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Bans a user from all of our public channels.
  
DrGonzo
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Infinitaly easier than playing whack-a-user when they pop into different channels.
  
Ocore
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Other Commands
  
trees
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See ~tripbotcommands. These commands are constantly updating.  New commands will be shared via Tripbot notifications
  
Adorkable
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Staff Duties and Job Functions
  
Sundown
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We want all of our staff members to be role models and regular contributors, dedicated to the ideals of TripSit. We expect them to be able to devote a reasonable amount of time to TripSit in order to improve our network and help it grow.  Staff members are positive, nice, respectful and professional in their dealings with members whether regular or staff; they represent the entire network! Below is a list of staff roles, their powers and specific responsibilities.
  
TheTopWalrus
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Meetings
  
Sherlockian_Holmes
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Nexus forum topics are used for discussion
  
whoami
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We document changes to the network in convenient pads. Please check the month and go to the corresponding pad.
  
Physical
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Please keep up to date with the Administrator section on the Nexus forums.  This is where we will have the majority of our meetings, discussion about policy changes, etc.  We NEED your input! Please respond if you have something to say.  There are no bad or stupid ideas, just stupid people ;)
  
Tripsitter Specific
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Click LIKE to notify that you have read a thread or a reply
  
Be an active trip sitter in the #tripsit channel, answering the !tripsit notification when you're around to help people out
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If you cannot get access to the Administrator forums, please contact a Nexus admin (Teknos, reality, trees, trainwreck)
  
Be a responsible person, don't troll, be friendly yet serious, try to limit sarcasm
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We also use monthly Titanpad's for discussion
  
Provide the utmost postive environment possible.
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Network Wide Duties and Job Functions
  
Harm reduction, positivitiy, helpfulness
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You represent the TripSit community and should be considered a responsible, approachable and a decent role model. We ask that you be an active member of the community, and promote a positive environment by guiding conversation to an acceptable level of quality by being positive and supportive at all times. You will enforce Ours and Snoonet's rules, found here: http://tripsit.me/ircrules .
  
No info is always better than wrong info. Never be afraid to defer a question to another member of the team, or even to use the '!tripsit' command yourself to let people know you need help in helping somebody out.
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Warnings, reports, and notifications
  
Teknos is main point of contact for #tripsit, US based.
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Report good events as well as bad! ~report will send a notice to everyone voiced in the channel you reported to. For example: "~report #drugs Teknos debauchery" will report Teknos to everyone with the +v flag in #drugs for the reason of debouchery.  
  
Reality is the alternative contact, UK based.
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When responding to a report by talking with the user, send a ~notify to #teamtripsit to acknowledge that staff has followed through on a report
  
Current Tripsitters
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See below for when to issue warnings
  
adorkable
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Send ~notify #tripsit for every enounter on #tripsit. Send notifications to #teamtripsit for all other notifications.  Be sure to include the user's info, a short summary of the encounter, and anyone who assisted (tag them with @. e.g. ~notify #tripsit Trainwreck came into #tripsit and was really high on marijuana and lost the remote. @Teknos and I helped him find it
  
bob_johnson
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Communication
  
BoBeR
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Professionally communicate with your branch leader about changes to the network via memos, email, nexus forum, or carrier pidgeon. Communicate pretty much everything network related in #tripsit.me or a notify.
  
buffalooney
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Misinformation
  
DrGonzo
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Recognize misinformation and request citations when needed. Warn, quiet, or kick obvious misinformation. Remember: No info > bad info.
  
DrSource
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Populate other channels
  
EgoAnnihilation
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Move conversations to appropriate channels: IE: #psychonaut for spiritual talk, #psychopharm for chemistry discussion, #tripsitvip for slower, denser chat and the Nexus blogs for trip reports.
  
Hosie
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Be Involved
  
JellyMcNelly
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Try to get involved with the various other TripSit projects. Get a Nexus account, learn to DJ, contribute to the Wiki. Contribute Contribute Contribute! We want you on the team! We want your input!
  
lenny
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Quota
  
mollydreams
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There is currently a staff quota of 7 'events' a week. Such events are made up of:
  
Ocore
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Instances of tripsitting, either measured through ~notify #tripsit or being tagged in a ~notify #tripsit
  
orb
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Reporting users
  
Physical
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Quieting users
  
Sherlckian_Holmes
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Warning users
  
Sleep
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Banning users
  
Sundown
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Notifying staff channels with relevant operational information
  
The_Influence
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Contributions to other tripsit projects, such as the Wiki
  
TheTopWalrus
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If a staff member is not hitting their quota (it's not much, really), we will discuss with them how they can work to meet their quota on a regular basis.
  
toasterlizard
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Tripsitter Duties
  
tryptamine
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Continue to be an active, responsible trip sitter in the #tripsit channel. You will recieve !tripsit and ~tripsit notifications and are expected to respond to them whenever possible. No tolerance for trolling/sarcasm in #tripsit while still providing a positive environment. Remember that no info is always better than false info. Never be afraid to defer a question to another member of the team, or even to use the '~tripsit user' command yourself to let people know a user needs further help. ~tripsit user will send out a tripsit request for the user specified, rather than for yourself.
  
twocb
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~notify #tripsit for EACH and EVERY encounter. See above for an example.
  
virgil
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Use @User tags in notifications to ensure
  
WalkAndSkank
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Respond to anyone joining #tripsit with a "how are you doing" or something to that effect.  If the user does not need help and just wants general chat, direct them there. If the user needs help, use ~tripsit
  
Moderator Responsiblities
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PowerUser Duties
  
Moderators have leadership skills and can enforce rules while maintaining a positive and compassionate attitude.  
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Summing up the responsibilities of a Power User would be the word "guidance." They represent our network and make sure that things are going smoothly. They don't have the responsiblity of kick/baning people and their primary goal is to be helpful and positive. They multitask by guiding all tripsit channels into a positive light. They make heavy use of the ~report command for notification of our team. PowerUsers cannot kick or ban, so please ~warn the offender, ~report them, and ~quiet if necessary, and if an admin is not online initiate a !voteban
  
Moderators assume all the roles and responsibilities of being a power user, but with additional powers and expectations as detailed below.
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Moderator Responsiblities
 
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!op to ~nban people
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Please !deop following your administrative action (and make sure you are making the right decision! Consult an admin and the rules if you aren't sure)
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Required to further the advancement of a branch.
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ProButcher, Darktwist, trees, toasterlizard, and borax are moderators.
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Moderators have leadership skills and can enforce rules while maintaining a positive and compassionate attitude. They assume all the roles and responsibilities of being a power user, but with additional powers and expectations for rule breakers, as discussed in the Rule Breaking Procedure. trees, toasterlizard, sundown and borax are moderators.
  
 
Admin Responsiblities
 
Admin Responsiblities
  
Current Admins: Bod, teknos, reality, trainwreck
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Oversee entire TripSit Network and make sure the network doesnt burn down. Follow through on reports, log bans/warnings. Work on and delegate numerous projects relating to Nexus, Merch, Wiki, IRC, and other content. Work on IRL applications to our TripSit network, including merch, marketing, improving network
 
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Oversee entire TripSit Network and make sure the network doesnt burn down
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Help answer questions from branch leaders
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Follow through on reports, log bans/warnings
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Work on and delegate numerous projects relating to Nexus, Merch, Wiki, IRC, and other content
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Work on IRL applications to our TripSit network
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Merch, marketing, improving network
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Network Rules
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TripSit IRC Terms of Service
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By connecting and remaining connected to this server you agree to the following Terms of Serivce:
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You indemnify tripsit.me, it's owner and it's staff, from all liability of your use on this site.
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You acknowlege IRC is a free, real-time, unmoderated media.
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You agree to hold responsible yourself, and no other for the consequences of your actions while here.
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You agree that by remaining connected to this server, you have accepted these Terms of Service
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If you do not agree to these terms, you must disconnect now.
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All Snoonet network rules are in effect. For a full list of rules please visit http://www.snoonet.org/user-rules
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Hostmasks
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A user's I.P. address is obfuscated by default upon connection to Snoonet network, but a hostmask cloak may be requested to spoof the entire hostmask, this is a measure of greater security and makes channel operations much easier. To receive a cloak, join #help and type ” ~cloakme “.
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The only "custom" cloak allowed is for an extension of your bot. "@user/NICK/bot/BOTNICK" Having a bot in the channel, however, is completely up to the channel owners. Seehttp://www.snoonet.org/user-rules for more information
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Nicknames
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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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Nicknames must not impersonate a reddit user.
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General Tripsit Rules
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By connecting to any chat channel within the TripSit network (#drugs, #tripsit, #psychonaut, #drugsVIP, #tripradio, #psychpharm, #tripsit.me, etc) you agree you will:
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Use common sense and don’t do questionable things.
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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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Keep discussions in the appropriate channel.
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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.
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Use #tripsit for calmer chat and for counseling.
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We have #psychonaut for spirituality topics and #psychopharm for chemistry topics.
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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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Impersonating LEO
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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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Solicitation Policy
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Absolutely no sourcing
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Sourcings is defined as "discussion of where to specifically purchase or otherwise acquire substances of any kind; this includes links to legalsubstance vendors."
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This does include 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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Explaining that you can acquire psychedelics at music festivalsis is common knowledge and allowed, while discussing a specific website or vendor is strictly forbidden.
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Do not ask for money, BTC, or users to send you drugs. Keep in mind sarcasm is hard to tell on the internet.
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SilkRoad Policy
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Any discussion regarding vendors, prices, specifics about products or transaction details is stritcly prohibited and treated the same as sourcing (Insta-kick as a first and only warning, Ban on repeat offense)
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Attitude Policy
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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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Network Policies and Procedures.
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Please read and become familiar with the following procedures
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#tripsit information
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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 Policy
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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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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.
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Inform them, without exaggerating, the potential physiological, psychological and sociological risks, and make sure they comprehend them.
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Toxicology
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Provide advice that is as accurate as possible that could help mitigate any of the dangers in step 2
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Communicate that you do not condone the action but will provide information to best reduce harm.
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Make sure that they are ready to accept all consequences for their actions such as imprisonment or death
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Why give advice instead of telling them to come back when they’re older
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We do NOT condone the use of drugs before the age of 16, preferably 18 (state and international laws vary).
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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 Policy
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No information is always better than wrong information.
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In most instances, people on the internet are not qualified to provide medical advice. 
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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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Guidelines Regarding Suicide Threats
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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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Suicide prevention hotlines:
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USA: 1-800-273-8255 : National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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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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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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+
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:
+
 
+
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.
+
 
+
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.
+
 
+
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.
+
 
+
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
+
 
+
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!
+
 
+
If someone is breaking rules in a channel, you can use ‘~report [#channel] [user] [reason]‘ to report them to the TripSit staff.
+
 
+
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.
+
 
+
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!
+
  
 
Rule Breaking Procedure
 
Rule Breaking Procedure
Line 495: Line 219:
 
If no action is taken, initiate a !votekick <user> yes/no or a !voteban
 
If no action is taken, initiate a !votekick <user> yes/no or a !voteban
  
As a Power User
+
As a tripsitter
  
Follow the above procedure and respond to ~reports
+
~quiet <user> and send a report about him in to tripbot.
  
Tell the TripSit team in #tripsit.me that you the report and will talk to the person in PM.
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As a Power User
  
Warning will be sent via PM on most occasions as to avoid drama in the main channels. Occasionally public warnings will be issued.
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Follow the above procedure and respond to ~reports by telling the TripSit team via ~notify #channel that you recieved the report and will talk to the person in PM. Warning will be sent via PM on most occasions as to avoid drama in the main channels and a note will be added to their file on Titanpad. Occasionally public warnings will be issued. If action continues then you may issue an official ~warning to them. If they persist without a moderator stepping in, you may ~quiet them.  
  
As a moderator or adminstrator:
+
'~report #channel user reason' every time you have to verbally warn a user. Instances of ~quiet etc are automatically documented (and you can provide a reason along with them).
  
Follow the above procedure and respond to ~reports, kicks, and other violations
+
As a moderator:
  
Kick immediately if behavior continues
+
You have the power to kick/ban people from the network. We ask that you use the corresponding Tripbot commands for this. Your involvement starts when the powerusers' end. After a ~report and/or ~warning has been issued, you may ~kick the user as a final warning. Always provide a reason for the kick. Finally, if they continue their behavior, you may ~nban them from the network. Remember that banned users dont give good reviews or come back to help so do this as a last resort. Admins/mods will investigate every ban so make sure that you feel the ban is necessary. Remember to keep logs and documentation on Titanpad.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. 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. We love you all, but some of you need a break sometimes!"
 
+
Kicks will be issued after a warning on most cases
+
 
+
Kicks may be used without providing a warning if a user is clearly trolling or if the discussion must be stopped immediately
+
 
+
Kicks are mostly to send a message to the user and to other users that this behavior is not tolerated
+
 
+
Kick is more severe than a warning but does not do permenant damage.  
+
 
+
Kicks aren't that big a deal; you can rejoin the channel immediately if you choose to do so.  
+
 
+
Provide a reason and a link to the rules in the kick.
+
 
+
Remain courteous: Most users are not 'bad' people.
+
 
+
If they rejoin and continue, ~nban
+
 
+
Repeat offenders will be considered for a temporary or permanent ban. Power users also can instute a vote ban using !voteban user yes/no
+
 
+
Each situation is different and may be subjective, so temporary and permanent bans will be handled case by case basis.
+
 
+
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. 
+
 
+
If a issue requires an immediate ban, please make sure you make notifcation of the ban using ~nban user reason
+
 
+
tripbot will have information regarding all bans. Enter ~ban_user to see notes regarding the ban.
+
 
+
Add a note to the ~banlist
+
 
+
LAST RESORT: BANNED USERS DO NOT COME BACK NOR DO THEY TELL THEIR FRIENDS ABOUT OUR NETWORK
+
 
+
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.
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+
Please do not take any of this personally as we are running a professional harm reduction network.  
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+
We love you all, but some of you need a break sometimes!
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+
If they continue, involve RDV or snoonet staff to get a kline to remove them from the Snoonet network
+
  
 
Ban-Appealment Policy
 
Ban-Appealment Policy
  
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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It is network policy not to discuss a ban in PM. If a user wishes to contest a ban ask them to join #tripsit.me to appeal.
  
Default Nicknames
+
Network Rules and Policies
  
Sometimes a user will come in with a default nickname. Different nicknames indicate where they came from.
+
You will be expected to know the network policies and procedures as listed at http://wiki.tripsit.me/wiki/IRC_rules
  
Druggitor = Someone from /r/drugs
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Staff Channels
  
Tripdude = r/tripsit
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Required: All staff members should be on at least these channels.
 
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Sapling = r/saplings
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Sharing Personal Messages
+
 
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Do not share PMs from staff unless both parties are aware and consent. This is a breach of trust. Also, please refrain from viewing PM's sent to you. This rule does not apply to certain situations where a user has broken the rules. This is mostly just a curtesy for the rest of the staff to be able to speak and not wonder who else is listening.
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Topic
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+
Please dont change topics willy nilly. If you do need to change the topic, make sure that what you add doesnt cut out the previous info as there's a limited number of character in a topic.
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Entrymsg
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+
Do NOT fuck with the entrymsg. This will be reviewed by admins when the time is right.
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TAC Jar
+
 
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Take-a-coin Jar. A private fund for when a STAFF member needs a fraction of a bitcoin. Message an admin to withdraw.
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Emails
+
 
+
If you would like a @tripsit.me email please let an admin know.
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+
Staff IRC Channels
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+
(All staff members should be on at least these channels)
+
  
 
#tripsit
 
#tripsit
  
Our flagship channel for immediate assistance. Please idle here and if you see someone ping you with the !tripsit command do your best to respond. Remember: KIPP! (Keep it positive people!)
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Our flagship channel for immediate assistance. Please idle here and if you see someone ping you with the !tripsit or ~tripsit command do your best to respond. Remember: KIPP! (Keep it positive people!)
 
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Teknos is the #tripsit branch leader.
+
  
 
#drugs:  
 
#drugs:  
  
Tripsit handles moderation of this general talk channel.
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Tripsit handles moderation of this general talk channel
  
PUs can report, Moderators/Admins can kick/ban
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#tripsitvip
 
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Reality is the #drugs branch leader.
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#drugsVIP
+
  
 
VIP section for regular #drugs users.
 
VIP section for regular #drugs users.
  
Users only need to be registered with snoonet to join.
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Users need to be registered with snoonet to join, must be voiced to talk
 
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  #tripsit.me
 
  #tripsit.me
 +
 +
Accessable to Mods and Admins only. Power Users, Tripsitters, and any user may join to discuss channel issues directly with mods but cannot idle.
  
 
Admin talk for issues with tripsit.  
 
Admin talk for issues with tripsit.  
  
NO SOCIAL TALK PLEASE (take it to #teamtripsit), it makes reading the log a PITA when there's pages of irrelevant info.
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NO SOCIAL TALK PLEASE (take it to #teamtripsit or #tripsitvip), it makes reading the log a PITA when there's pages of irrelevant info.
 
+
 
+
  
 
#teamtripsit
 
#teamtripsit
  
This is a channel for all staff. People who regular this room will recieve general tripsit memos regarding the network
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This is a channel for all staff. People who regular this room will recieve general tripsit memos regarding the network. Used for general and social chat, as well as teambuilding and brainstorming on how to improve the network
  
Used for general and social chat, as well as teambuilding and brainstorming on how to improve the network
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Optional: These rooms are affiliated with tripsit but are not the main rooms.  
 
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Say !flags to get a message of all current staff on tripsit
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Organizational structure and Point of Contacts
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We organize ourselves based on a tree.
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Trunk
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Base of the team, responsible for making sure everything is running okay
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Reality, bod, teknos, trainwreck
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Branches
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"Projects" or "teams" that work on their own objectives
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Branch leaders report to admins on status of projects and direct their team (leaves) on how to procede
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Branch leaders depend on different projects. Suggested branch and branch leaders bellow, not final list.
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Leaves
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Staff who work on projects with their branch leaders
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Flowers
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Tripsitters
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Useful but not involved in the management of the network
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Branches and their Point of Contacts
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Tripbot Branch
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Enhancing tripbot's code
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Branch Leader: reality
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Current Status: About to release 0.4!
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http://nourishedcloud.com/project
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Some other commands here http://u.tripsit.me/bots
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tripbot documentation can be found here: https://github.com/reality/depressionbot/tree/master/modules
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Radio Branch
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Enhances the radio broadcasting and gains awareness to the radio
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Branch Leader: trainwreck
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Current status: Getting more DJ's and diagrams on how to connect
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http://wiki.tripsit.me/wiki/How_to_DJ
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Upload Music
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FTP INFO: ask trainwreck, bod
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Street Team branch
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Stickers, logos, advertisements, shirts, other merch
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Branch leader: Trees
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Current Status: Getting merch printed and shipped! Keep promoting for donations!
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www.gofundme.com/tripsit
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Nexus branch
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Moderate the nexus and promote online
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Branch leader: N8wacht
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Current Status: Promote the nexus! Use it!
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www.nexus.tripsit.me
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Book Branch
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Promote the book club and the exchange
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Branch Leader: Ocore
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#bookclub
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Steam Branch
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Steam Game Group
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Branch Leader: Teknos
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http://steamcommunity.com/groups/tripsit
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Minecraft
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Minecraft server hosting and mantenance
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Branch Leader: Darktwist
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mc.tripsit.me
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FAQ Guide Branch
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Final editing of the FAQ and continuing its evolvement, spreading online
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Branch leader: Teknos
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Current Status: Editing
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http://www.reddit.com/r/Drugs/comments/1afllu/meta_help_contribute_to_the_tripsit_newbie_faq/
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Psychonaut branch
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Getting attention to our network from the /r/psychonaut crowd
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Branch leader: Teknos
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#psychonaut
 
#psychonaut
 
Psychopharm branch
 
 
Provide factual assistance and promote the channel
 
 
Branch Leader: Borax
 
  
 
#psychopharm
 
#psychopharm
  
Drugs VIP branch
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#bitcoin
  
Promote the VIP room and bring regulars there
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#tripradio
  
Branch Leader: darktwist
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Default Nicknames
  
#drugsvip
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Sometimes a user will come in with a default nickname. Different nicknames indicate where they came from.
  
Mediation Branch
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Social = #drugs
  
Someone who spends an obsessive amount of time in chat, knows the people, knows their conflicts, and helps resolve them
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Tripdude = #tripsit (Non immediate assistance)
  
Branch leader: reality
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Tripsitme = #tripsit (Immediate assistance link)
  
#teamtripsit
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Should be greeted upon entry, this isn't always possible, considering the volume of people that join #tripsit. Do your best to be welcoming though!
  
Drugs Branch
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Psychonaut = #psychonaut
  
Promotion and moderation of the #drugs branch
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Pharmer = #psychopharm
  
Branch Leader: Reality
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These two are linked in /r/saplings
  
#drugs
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Sapling = #tripsit
  
Tripsit Branch
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Toker = #drugs
  
Promotion and moderation of the #tripsit branch
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Emails
 
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Branch Leader: Teknos
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#tripsit and /r/tripsit
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New staff added by necessity to a certain team.
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We do not need a certain number of staff, but it would be foolish to turn down someone who wants to help.
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If you or someone you know wants to work on a project let the POC of that branch know.
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If you would like a @tripsit.me email please let an admin know
  
http://pad.tripsit.me:9001/p/staffapplication
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Applications and new staff
  
Tripbot Commands can be found here: https://tripsit.titanpad.com/29
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We do not need a certain number of staff, but it would be foolish to turn down someone who wants to help. If you or someone you know wants to work on a project let the POC of that branch know and fill out an application: http://nexus.tripsit.me/forum/thread/192/staff-application/
  
Personality assesment
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Titanpad
  
I request all staff take the Keirsey temperment test, found here: keirsey.com/sorter/register.aspx
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Only staff members have access to the Titanpad by default.  
  
Youve probably seen teknos talk about it in #psychonaut, but knowing someone's type can really help communication between staff, especially online communities where body language isnt accessable.
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When using the Titanpad, PLEASE ENTER YOUR NAME TO THE RIGHT SO WE KNOW WHO'S EDITING!
  
If you have read this then make a new post on the Nexus to let us know
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When making a new pad, please be sure to include a title and classification (user, info, misc., etc)
  
http://nexus.tripsit.me/forum/thread/186/orientation/
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Only make a pad password protected if you have consulted with one of the admins about the contents of the pad. Admins have access to password protected pads.

Revision as of 01:22, 22 August 2013


Welcome to your first step into the TripSit network!

Based on your good performance, your willingness for helping out, and good attitude to the the people here, you have been accepted as staff in the TripSit network. Here's some vital information about the network and staffing to help you perform well in your new position!

History

The TripSit network was founded by Techno_shaman (Teknos) in reddit.com/r/tripsit on June 1st, 2012. It progressed into an IRC channel in Sept of 2 and increased its focus around harm reduction and providing a safe community for the world's Psychonauts. It has since grown to a website, webradio, social network and have helped countless people in many different ways. We have been featured by MAPS and we've had news articles written about us. We're currently expanding our social network and working on developing a real-life presence at festivals and concerts, and you're invited to be a part in the next step in growing our network.

Definitions

Voice: The +v flag gives a user a spiffy icon and thus 'status' as someone to be trusted. Voiced users can also say !flags to get a list of staff in that room.

Operator: An admin on the network.

Staff: Having a flag in one of our public rooms excluding #drugsvip.

Tripsitter: User with +v(oice) in #tripsit. Can not kick/ban, but can invite and view !flags.

Poweruser: User that guides discussion in a positive manner. Cannot kick or ban. Can use ~quiet to silence problem users.

Moderator: Having the ability to kick and ban users from channels.

Admin: Responsible for the general administration of the network.

Report: To ~report #channel User Reason sends a PM to all staff in that room. Avalible to anyone in channel.

Notify: ~notify #channel NOTICE is a way to send a PM to all staff in that channel. Avalible to anyone in channel.

Tripbot: A multi-use omnibot that is quickly approaching sentience.

Bot: An RSS and utility bot.

Warning: To ~warn USER REASON sets a note on that user. Available to PowerUsers and higher

~ (tilde) : The prefix for tripbot commands

@ : Prefix for tagging users when reporting to tripbot. (Eg. if you and another user helped somebody in #tripsit, you would '~notify #tripsit user hostmask summary' and tag the user that helped with @user in the summary)

! (exclamation): The prefix for Bot commands

Sourcing is defined as "discussion of where to specifically purchase or otherwise acquire substances of any kind; this includes links to legal substance vendors and paraphernalia. This rule does not necessarily apply to scales or other dosing related items, as they aid in harm reduction."

Tripbot

Introduction

Tripbot is a multi-use omnibot that includes many features we rely on to do an effecient job of moderating the network.

Powahs

Webinterface

Login URL

Your username is myuser@snoonet, and you can set a password by issuing the '~setwebpass mypassword' command. Contact reality if you have any issues.

Entry Alert

~gettripsitentries to receive them, ~notripsitentries to stop receiving them.

This will alert you when a previously unrecognised host enters #tripsit who may potentially need help.

Report System

Avalible to all users.

~report <user> <room> <hostmask> <message>

Sends a report of that user to the voiced users in that room.

Used for problem users

Quickly followed by a ~warning in most situations.

Encourage regular users to employ use of this command!

Warning System

Avalible to Power Users and higher.

~warn <user> <hostmask> <message>

Warnings are counted and permenantly stored online for staff to view past events.

Warnings should only be given for repeat behavior or serious offenses (IE: Sourcing. Sourcing happens fairly often, not direct links, but simple "Where can I get X", "Does anyone know a good vendor for X" kind of stuff. Verbal warnings suffice most of the time.

Notify system

Avalible to all users

~notify <room> <message>

Sends a notification to the staff in that room of some event.

Excellent communication tool. Use this as much as you'd like.

Quiet command

Avalible to PowerUsers and higher.

~quiet (minutes) (#channel) <user> reason (Minutes and channel are optional)

This prevents the user from speaking in that channel, as well as changing their nickname and also sends a notify to staff in that channel.

Excellent for trolls and rowdy users.

Network Ban

Avalible to Mods and higher.

~nban <user> <reason>

Bans a user from all of our public channels.

Infinitaly easier than playing whack-a-user when they pop into different channels.

Other Commands

See ~tripbotcommands. These commands are constantly updating. New commands will be shared via Tripbot notifications

Staff Duties and Job Functions

We want all of our staff members to be role models and regular contributors, dedicated to the ideals of TripSit. We expect them to be able to devote a reasonable amount of time to TripSit in order to improve our network and help it grow. Staff members are positive, nice, respectful and professional in their dealings with members whether regular or staff; they represent the entire network! Below is a list of staff roles, their powers and specific responsibilities.

Meetings

Nexus forum topics are used for discussion

We document changes to the network in convenient pads. Please check the month and go to the corresponding pad.

Please keep up to date with the Administrator section on the Nexus forums. This is where we will have the majority of our meetings, discussion about policy changes, etc. We NEED your input! Please respond if you have something to say. There are no bad or stupid ideas, just stupid people ;)

Click LIKE to notify that you have read a thread or a reply

If you cannot get access to the Administrator forums, please contact a Nexus admin (Teknos, reality, trees, trainwreck)

We also use monthly Titanpad's for discussion

Network Wide Duties and Job Functions

You represent the TripSit community and should be considered a responsible, approachable and a decent role model. We ask that you be an active member of the community, and promote a positive environment by guiding conversation to an acceptable level of quality by being positive and supportive at all times. You will enforce Ours and Snoonet's rules, found here: http://tripsit.me/ircrules .

Warnings, reports, and notifications

Report good events as well as bad! ~report will send a notice to everyone voiced in the channel you reported to. For example: "~report #drugs Teknos debauchery" will report Teknos to everyone with the +v flag in #drugs for the reason of debouchery.

When responding to a report by talking with the user, send a ~notify to #teamtripsit to acknowledge that staff has followed through on a report

See below for when to issue warnings

Send ~notify #tripsit for every enounter on #tripsit. Send notifications to #teamtripsit for all other notifications. Be sure to include the user's info, a short summary of the encounter, and anyone who assisted (tag them with @. e.g. ~notify #tripsit Trainwreck came into #tripsit and was really high on marijuana and lost the remote. @Teknos and I helped him find it

Communication

Professionally communicate with your branch leader about changes to the network via memos, email, nexus forum, or carrier pidgeon. Communicate pretty much everything network related in #tripsit.me or a notify.

Misinformation

Recognize misinformation and request citations when needed. Warn, quiet, or kick obvious misinformation. Remember: No info > bad info.

Populate other channels

Move conversations to appropriate channels: IE: #psychonaut for spiritual talk, #psychopharm for chemistry discussion, #tripsitvip for slower, denser chat and the Nexus blogs for trip reports.

Be Involved

Try to get involved with the various other TripSit projects. Get a Nexus account, learn to DJ, contribute to the Wiki. Contribute Contribute Contribute! We want you on the team! We want your input!

Quota

There is currently a staff quota of 7 'events' a week. Such events are made up of:

Instances of tripsitting, either measured through ~notify #tripsit or being tagged in a ~notify #tripsit

Reporting users

Quieting users

Warning users

Banning users

Notifying staff channels with relevant operational information

Contributions to other tripsit projects, such as the Wiki

If a staff member is not hitting their quota (it's not much, really), we will discuss with them how they can work to meet their quota on a regular basis.

Tripsitter Duties

Continue to be an active, responsible trip sitter in the #tripsit channel. You will recieve !tripsit and ~tripsit notifications and are expected to respond to them whenever possible. No tolerance for trolling/sarcasm in #tripsit while still providing a positive environment. Remember that no info is always better than false info. Never be afraid to defer a question to another member of the team, or even to use the '~tripsit user' command yourself to let people know a user needs further help. ~tripsit user will send out a tripsit request for the user specified, rather than for yourself.

~notify #tripsit for EACH and EVERY encounter. See above for an example.

Use @User tags in notifications to ensure

Respond to anyone joining #tripsit with a "how are you doing" or something to that effect. If the user does not need help and just wants general chat, direct them there. If the user needs help, use ~tripsit

PowerUser Duties

Summing up the responsibilities of a Power User would be the word "guidance." They represent our network and make sure that things are going smoothly. They don't have the responsiblity of kick/baning people and their primary goal is to be helpful and positive. They multitask by guiding all tripsit channels into a positive light. They make heavy use of the ~report command for notification of our team. PowerUsers cannot kick or ban, so please ~warn the offender, ~report them, and ~quiet if necessary, and if an admin is not online initiate a !voteban

Moderator Responsiblities

Moderators have leadership skills and can enforce rules while maintaining a positive and compassionate attitude. They assume all the roles and responsibilities of being a power user, but with additional powers and expectations for rule breakers, as discussed in the Rule Breaking Procedure. trees, toasterlizard, sundown and borax are moderators.

Admin Responsiblities

Oversee entire TripSit Network and make sure the network doesnt burn down. Follow through on reports, log bans/warnings. Work on and delegate numerous projects relating to Nexus, Merch, Wiki, IRC, and other content. Work on IRL applications to our TripSit network, including merch, marketing, improving network

Rule Breaking Procedure

As a member

~report the user

If no action is taken, initiate a !votekick <user> yes/no or a !voteban

As a tripsitter

~quiet <user> and send a report about him in to tripbot.

As a Power User

Follow the above procedure and respond to ~reports by telling the TripSit team via ~notify #channel that you recieved the report and will talk to the person in PM. Warning will be sent via PM on most occasions as to avoid drama in the main channels and a note will be added to their file on Titanpad. Occasionally public warnings will be issued. If action continues then you may issue an official ~warning to them. If they persist without a moderator stepping in, you may ~quiet them.

'~report #channel user reason' every time you have to verbally warn a user. Instances of ~quiet etc are automatically documented (and you can provide a reason along with them).

As a moderator:

You have the power to kick/ban people from the network. We ask that you use the corresponding Tripbot commands for this. Your involvement starts when the powerusers' end. After a ~report and/or ~warning has been issued, you may ~kick the user as a final warning. Always provide a reason for the kick. Finally, if they continue their behavior, you may ~nban them from the network. Remember that banned users dont give good reviews or come back to help so do this as a last resort. Admins/mods will investigate every ban so make sure that you feel the ban is necessary. Remember to keep logs and documentation on Titanpad.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. 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. We love you all, but some of you need a break sometimes!"

Ban-Appealment Policy

It is network policy not to discuss a ban in PM. If a user wishes to contest a ban ask them to join #tripsit.me to appeal.

Network Rules and Policies

You will be expected to know the network policies and procedures as listed at http://wiki.tripsit.me/wiki/IRC_rules

Staff Channels

Required: All staff members should be on at least these channels.

  1. tripsit

Our flagship channel for immediate assistance. Please idle here and if you see someone ping you with the !tripsit or ~tripsit command do your best to respond. Remember: KIPP! (Keep it positive people!)

  1. drugs:

Tripsit handles moderation of this general talk channel

  1. tripsitvip

VIP section for regular #drugs users.

Users need to be registered with snoonet to join, must be voiced to talk

#tripsit.me

Accessable to Mods and Admins only. Power Users, Tripsitters, and any user may join to discuss channel issues directly with mods but cannot idle.

Admin talk for issues with tripsit.

NO SOCIAL TALK PLEASE (take it to #teamtripsit or #tripsitvip), it makes reading the log a PITA when there's pages of irrelevant info.

  1. teamtripsit

This is a channel for all staff. People who regular this room will recieve general tripsit memos regarding the network. Used for general and social chat, as well as teambuilding and brainstorming on how to improve the network

Optional: These rooms are affiliated with tripsit but are not the main rooms.

  1. psychonaut
  1. psychopharm
  1. bitcoin
  1. tripradio

Default Nicknames

Sometimes a user will come in with a default nickname. Different nicknames indicate where they came from.

Social = #drugs

Tripdude = #tripsit (Non immediate assistance)

Tripsitme = #tripsit (Immediate assistance link)

Should be greeted upon entry, this isn't always possible, considering the volume of people that join #tripsit. Do your best to be welcoming though!

Psychonaut = #psychonaut

Pharmer = #psychopharm

These two are linked in /r/saplings

Sapling = #tripsit

Toker = #drugs

Emails

If you would like a @tripsit.me email please let an admin know

Applications and new staff

We do not need a certain number of staff, but it would be foolish to turn down someone who wants to help. If you or someone you know wants to work on a project let the POC of that branch know and fill out an application: http://nexus.tripsit.me/forum/thread/192/staff-application/

Titanpad

Only staff members have access to the Titanpad by default.

When using the Titanpad, PLEASE ENTER YOUR NAME TO THE RIGHT SO WE KNOW WHO'S EDITING!

When making a new pad, please be sure to include a title and classification (user, info, misc., etc)

Only make a pad password protected if you have consulted with one of the admins about the contents of the pad. Admins have access to password protected pads.

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