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The Rules of KinkstersChat


KinkstersChat.com was founded by fans of kink and alternative lifestyles who believe in the need for a freely available live chat medium. We're run BY Kinksters FOR Kinksters, and for anyone else interested in the world of kink and fetish, as well as for anyone involved or interested in the BDSM, S&M and D/s lifestyles... and even if you are vanilla, we wont hold that against you!


Please note:

At KinkstersChat we put our complete trust in our Staff. So, if a member of the KC Staff speaks to you because they feel that you are in breach of KC rules, you must comply with their request to cease and desist whatever activity they are asking you to stop. Failure to comply with such a request will eventually result in, either, a) your ability to talk and move around the server being removed for a period of time, b) a temporary ban from the channel in question or c) possibly a temporary ban from the entire server. In extreme cases, bans could even be permanent.


We DO understand that mistakes can be made, we're all human after all (apart from maybe the Furries :P). So, if you feel that a decision has been made that has been unfair to you, you do have the right and opportunity to appeal such a decision by sending an email, with any appropriate information, to the Managers and Owners of KC for review. We cannot guarantee that we will reverse such a decision but we will certainly review the case and then base a decision upon the information that was provided by you, as well as by the member of Staff involved.


Please understand and respect that if you should email us about a decision, we cannot enter into discussions with parties that, in the opinion of the Managers and Owners, are not directly involved in the reason for the complaint.


To appeal a decision, please send an email, attaching all relevant information, to:
"appeals [AT] kinksterschat [DOT] com"


1. ADULTS ONLY

This is an ADULT server! If you are not at least 18 years old, you are required to leave this server immediately. If we discover that you are underage or are causing disruptions of our rooms by acting in an immature way you will be removed from the KinkstersChat.com chat server.


Please note:

The ChatMods located in our rooms are there to help maintain the chatrooms, and also ensure that server rules are adhered to. The ChatMods are not assigned babysitting or bodyguard duty as we strongly believe in encouraging our chatters to be adult and make decisions that are appropriate for themselves.


We advise you to make use of the ignore functionality available, as well as relocating to a more suitable room, if scening, role-plays or simply topics (that do not break our rules) are found to be disturbing to you.


We celebrate diversity, but not at the expense of the majority.


At KinkstersChat we offer a wide variety of rooms, including non-sexual, general chat and specialty rooms, which can be found by typing /list in your client.


Enjoy :) <3


2. RESPECT

Please respect others so that they may, in turn, respect you. Keep it friendly and your chat experience, as well as that of your fellow chatters, will be a good one.


If a chatter is found to be harassing other chatters or rooms, or is found to be (in the opinion of KC Staff) deliberately or maliciously disrupting conversations, they will receive a warning. Continuation of the disruption will result in a one day ban from the channel in question. If, on return from a ban, the chatter resumes the behaviour of which he/she has been warned, further bans may be placed which could include a permanent ban from room(s) or the server.


3. PRIVATE MESSAGES

We do not have a rule against unexpected private messages, as such a rule cannot be reliably enforced. However, if you are receiving such messages, we invite you to make good use of the "Ignore" function, as outlined below.


Ignoring ALL private messages from EVERYONE

If you want to ignore ALL private messages from EVERYONE, you can type the following:


/mode yournickname +D


(This will disallow you from receiving any private messages, with the exception of the staff mentioned when typing the command /admin while connected to the chat.


To stop ignoring everyone, you unset the mode by typing:


/mode yournickname -D


Please note that this mode is reset on each reconnect.


Ignore for KC Webclient Users

/ignore nickname (ignores the nickname you specify (cAsEsEnSiTiVe))

/unignore nickname (takes the nickname you specify OFF your ignore list (cAsEsEnSiTiVe))


Please note that by putting a chatter on ignore on the webclient, you will no longer be able to see the chatters comments in main chat as well as receive private messages from the chatter. The ignorelist resets on each new reconnect.


For mIRC Users

/ignore -p nickname (ignore private messages from nickname)

/ignore nickname (ignore all message from nickname, both private AND main)

/ignore -r nickname (remove the nickname from your ignore list)

/ignore -r (removes ALL ignores from your ignore list)


If you are using a different IRC client, the commands for putting a user on ignore may differ, please visit our website for more information. Click here to view the helpfiles.


There are also "PM Blockers" freely available on the internet to help users manage who can and cannot Private Message them. Please make use of them if you are the type of person that would be upset by an uninvited Private Message.


4. "TABOO" SUBJECTS & ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES

(a) Many servers forbid the fantasising/roleplaying of "taboo" subjects. We at KinkstersChat.com do not maintain such a rule, however, there IS a difference between the fictional fantasising of a taboo subject and the active promotion or seeking out of a real life illegal activity.


Roleplaying a fictional incestuous relationship, fictional ageplay fantasy or fictional bestial encounter is allowed at KC, if that is what floats your boat. However, if you are seen to be actively promoting and/or actively seeking out an illegal activity in real life, you will be removed from our server, as well as in certain cases, have your information passed on to your ISP and relevant law enforcement agencies.


If you want to engage in edgy, delicious roleplaying fantasies with willing participants either in private or in the main, please always be aware to not break the law. We believe that fantasies make things interesting and in order to allow you to roleplay your favourite edgy fetish we provide a few rooms for specific fetishes.


Please visit #Ageplayers (ageplay fantasies) or #FamilyAffairs (incest fantasies)and PLEASE remember, fantasies are healthy and fun to talk about as well as roleplay, but they need to stay just that, fantasies. Don't Cross The Line!!


(b) Whilst KinkstersChat.com completely disallows any and all discussions that deal with the promotion or seeking out of recreational drugs, we DO, however, allow intellectual discussions about drugs. Please note that if you are asked by Staff to stop talking about drugs you must comply immediately as non-compliance with such a request could lead to a ban from the room in question or, in certain cases, the server.


It is at our Staffs discretion as to whether a discussion is purely intellectual or if it crosses the line to where we feel it could be interpreted as the promotion and/or seeking out of recreational drugs.


5. WEBCAMS

When using our webcam services, all our existing rules still apply, with the addition of the following:


a) Minors are NOT allowed to view any broadcasts

b) Minors are NEVER to be broadcast over KinkstersChat's webcam services

c) No illegal activity is to be broadcast or promoted over KinkstersChat's webcam services


In the event that there is a complaint received about your KinkyKam stream, the KinkstersChat Administration Team reserves the right to view your stream for verification purposes. For more details of this policy, please check out the following page.


6. COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS (WAREZ)

If you do not own the copyright for a piece of data (music file, data file, image file etc.) you are not permitted to send it to another person using the KinkstersChat.com servers. Any user found attempting to do so will be removed from the server. Promoting copyright theft, or educating others in techniques to facilitate copyright theft, will not be tolerated either and will also result in the offenders being removed from KinkstersChat.com.


7. BOTS

Personal, non-abusive bots, ARE permitted at KinkstersChat.com. If you wish to have your bot on our server in your private room, please approach an IRCop who will approve your bot, if it complies with the rules we set for personal bots on KC. The rules can be found in the entry-message for the #BotRoom.


In addition, please note that ALL authorised bots must be parked in the #BotRoom.


8. SPAM, FLOODING & OTHER INTERFERENCES

Don't spam. Random posts of unrelated links intended to draw users away from KinkstersChat.com, intended to interfere with the smooth running of our server, or intended to interfere with our chatters computer as well as their enjoyment of the server, will not be tolerated.


9. USERS IN CRISIS

Here, at KinkstersChat, we are committed to doing our best for our chatters. With that in mind, we are not trained therapists and are not qualified to deal with chatters who are feeling suicidal or in an excessively depressed state.


We will consider all threats of suicide a serious issue and will deal with said threats according to the rules of the server. Similarly, we will consider any excessive displays of depression in main channel as an indication that a break is needed.


If you are in a fragile state of mind or considering suicide, we require you to disconnect from KinkstersChat (if necessary we will enforce a disconnection) and suggest that you make contact with one of the many resources on the web where there are qualified counsellors and peers to help you through such a vulnerable time.


If you need a place to start, we would suggest visiting

http://www.mentalhealthforum.net/


or you can locate a suitable service near you by visiting

http://www.befrienders.org/


10. TRIGGER TOPICS IN OFFICIAL ROOMS

We have noticed, that recently, the subject of "Triggers" has come up at KC rather more frequently than it ever has. When we first started KC, we never imagined that this would be a subject that we would have to cater for and so our view has never been explicitly expressed.


KinkstersChat is not a pre-moderated forum where public posts are pre-vetted by a moderator before being "approved" for public viewing. KC is a "live" chat and is a very social environment where people of all walks of life, ages, backgrounds, upbringings, lifestyles etc congregate to make new friends, chat with existing friends and be in a place where almost everyone has kink/fetish as a common interest.


Sometimes in chat, as in life, we hear (see) conversations that we may not necessarily have an interest in, or that isn't our "kink" and sometimes we hear (see) a conversation that may remind us of a bad time in our life that may also "trigger" us.


If a subject triggers you, please just step away from the conversation for a while, or close the window until later on. Please don't make a fuss in main about it as it can create a room disruption that is unpleasant for all to be exposed to.


For those that feel that they shouldn't have to "not watch a conversation" that "triggers" them, please consider this following analogy:


You walk into a bar, with a friend, get a drink each and go and sit down at a table. At the table next to you, there is a couple talking and one is in tears telling their friend about a terrible situation that happened to them. The subject that is being discussed reminds you of a similar bad experience that happened to you and it "triggers" you. What do you do? Do you ...


a) Walk over to the couple and demand that they stop the conversation immediately, as it is

triggering you and you are now upset.

b) Attract the attention of a staff member and request that they go over to the couple and

instruct them to cease their conversation.

c) Pick up your drink, move table and get on with your evening


We would hope that you'd act in an adult manner (as required in our /rules) and choose option C and this is how we require you to act if a subject arises in one of our channels that "triggers" you.


Please refrain from calling "trigger" to attempt to have a discussion or debate, that you dislike, closed down.


From now on, people making a fuss about triggers (other than the intellectual discussion of triggers) will be moderated to remind them not to create a disruption. Anyone jumping to "defend" someone else who is "triggered" because of a conversation that is happening in one of our official rooms will also be moderated to remind them not to create a room disruption.


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