Welcome to our IRC Network. We have created a ruleset to help communicate with each other while maintaining a comfortable atmosphere.

These rules need to be followed by anyone in any channel of the network.

General Rules

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 it might be a good idea to either place it back or ask someone more experienced.

Channels

Keep discussions in the appropriate channel. The channel owner is to decide which conversation may take place in the channel.

#help

TODO: #help specific rules

Nicknames

Nicknames may not contain any racial slurs or bigotry. In case of nickname containing a slur - it will be removed, and multiple offenses may result in bans. Nicknames may not contain any special signs such as: !@#$%&*()=+/;:'“~ The only exclusion is an underscore '_' and the vertical bar ' | ' character used to denote extra information.

Illegality

It is not allowed to promote or advance illegal acts using the IRC Network.

Remember that local legislation might differ and we are bound to specific legislation depending on the hosting server's condition.

Attitude

We are a network devoted positivity, therefore we much appreciate having a positive attitude while using the network.

Always keep in mind that behind the other monitor there are real people with real feelings chatting with you

Suicide Threats

While TripSitters will try their best to help member cope with down feelings of depression or worse, we cannot tolerate threats of suicide. 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. 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.

We endorse Reddit's SuicideWatch community. Suicide prevention hotlines:

Poison control hotlines:

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. In a dangerous overdose situation in which we believe immediate medical attention is required, we will always attempt to contact local medical personel. These behaviors disrupt the primary objectives of our community. 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).


Report Policy

TODO: Reports?! -> #help?

Ban-Appealment Policy

TODO: Network ban appeal