Chat Moderators are responsible for upholding the rules of chat. They are allowed to kick or ban users, should their actions violate chat rules. If you feel your kick or ban was unjustified, please bring it up with an Administrator or Bureaucrat.
All Administrators, Bureaucrats and Discussions Moderators are automatically Chat Moderators, and therefore have the same abilities. Below is a list of all users who have the status of Chat Moderator or higher:
- Main article: Dark Souls Wiki:Chat Moderators
- Main article: Dark Souls Wiki:Discussions Moderators
- Main article: Dark Souls Wiki:Administrators
Chat Mods should always be fair and give warnings before resorting to kicking or banning a user. Reasons for a kick or ban should always be given unless in special circumstances where an instant kick or ban is easily justified and warranted.
Should you feel your kick or ban was unjustified, please bring it to the attention of an Admin or Bureaucrat with screenshots or chat logs for evidence. The Admin or Bureaucrat will then review the evidence and make a decision. Possible Chat Mod power abuses are kicking/banning without reason or warning, kicking/banning for having an opposing belief, or threatening other users with kicks/bans for no warranted reason.
Chat Moderators found to be abusing their power will be subjected to revoking of their Chat Moderator priveleges.
1. Undefined Rules
Just because something is not listed here does not necessarily mean that thing is allowed. Chat Mods/Admins reserve the right to kick or ban a user who does an act that is clearly wrong or disruptive but is not specifically listed as against the rules.
Cussing in chat is not necessarily something that will result in a punishment. Cussing in a way that makes it no longer a friendly environment for everyone to chat with each other is disallowed.
3. Derogatory Language
There is to be no use of words that could be taken in a derogatory fashion. A rule of thumb to use would be if the word could offend someone in the way you use it, odds are you shouldn't say it.
Sockpuppeting, or the use of an alternate account, usually to circumvent a ban, is never allowed in chat. You have one account and should use only that one account, do not flood the chat with multiple accounts. Should a user be found to be using an alternate account, the alternate account will be banned indefinitely. If an alternate account is used to circumvent a ban, that account will be banned infinitely and the duration of your current ban will be extended.
Users should avoid bringing up any controversial topics, as these can spark negative reaction from other users. Should someone bring up a topic that is controversial, it will be stopped immediately if there is any sort of negative reaction from any other users in chat. At no point should another conversation interrupted due to the disruptive nature of another conversation.
Linking is allowed for any appropriate content. Prohibited content includes but is not limited to: Shock sites, jump scare videos (must first warn all others), pornographic content, NSFW images, piracy sites, and any other sites that in any way are linked to illegal content. It is also requested that users do not use bit.ly or other link shorteners as it hides the site the link leads to. Mugenmonkey build links should also be shortened by using the "Minify" option at the bottom of the page.
Using the /me command is allowed for comedic purposes or RP, but otherwise should not be used in a way that could be considered spam. All RP must remain appropriate and never under any circumstances become sexual or otherwise inappropriate. Sexual RP is only permitted in PM if agreed upon by both users. Should an RP become inappropriate, it must immediately stop.
Spamming links, words, symbols, or anything else will result in the user being kicked or banned after repeated offenses. Spam is annoying and very much frowned upon.
All users should behave in a civil manner. Debates are allowed in chat as long as they are done so in a civil manner. Any debates that stoop to uncivil manners will be stopped by a chat mod or admin. Users should act mature whilst in chat, as this is supposed to be a mature environment. A little immaturity now and then never hurt anyone, but constantly acting immature is disallowed.
Spoilers are considered the posting of any information about content or games of which not everyone in chat may have seen or played for themselves. Spoilers are not allowed unless explicitly permitted by those who would have the content spoiled for them. It is advised to give users a fair warning before spoiling content.
Any attempt to coerce other users into doing actions they wouldn't otherwise do, such as disclosing personal information or buying a product, is prohibited as it is considered solicitation.
This wiki has a zero tolerance policy on bullying. Bullying is considered the targeting of someone and speaking to them in a derogatory or otherwise harassment-like way due to their nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion, interests, sociological factors (spelling, grammar, intellect, etc), psychological state (mental illnesses) or physical appearance. The act of threatening another user is also a serious offense and will be considered a severe act of harassment. "Teasing" someone is fine, but should they become upset then the teasing must stop.