As the official clan for the Zybez fansite, Zybeznet is linked with our official Friends Chat, Zchat. It is important to note that they all follow the same basic rules, so here's clarification on what those are. Remember, the rules are there to promote a positive atmosphere within the channel. Whilst we don't want to crush conversation - we don't want people to feel uneasy either. They include but are not limited to the following:
1. Do not spam in the channel.
Those who do, for whatever reason, can be automatically kicked depending on the nature of that content. This rule covers everything from Quick Chat messages, profanities, website advertising, account selling, and so on. We do not want you to make an eyesore out of the chat.
2. Racism, discrimination, and/or excessive flaming can earn you a kick without warning.
This is completely unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated in any way, shape, or form. Please note that it is left to the moderator's discretion regarding what exactly constitutes such activities - so even if you are joking bear in mind that not everyone will find it funny.
3. Other more minor offences, for example the discussion of drugs and other illegal substances, will generally result in verbal warnings only.
However, showing repeated disregard for those will result in a kick. Again, it is the moderator's discretion in regards to what is considered warn-able or not.
4. Treat other users with the same courtesy you would expect of them.
If someone asks a question, for example, either provide a clear and concise answer to the best of your abilities or refrain from saying anything at all. Do not by any means, however, shut them down for being a "noob", "idiot", and so on. Users who persistently bully, harass, or 'troll' other users without heeding a moderator's request to stop will be kicked. If you think someone is deliberately being obtuse, please do contact an Admin+ and let them deal with the situation. It is not your place to take it into your own hands.
5. Players who circumvent their kick will be banned from the Clan Chat for a minimum of one week.
If you are in such a situation and want to rejoin, then you must lodge an appeal with the moderating team. Let them discuss your case before deciding either way. Players who do not respect the rules may be subject to extended bans, or even permanent blacklisting.
6. The language of the chat is English.
Whilst we appreciate that RuneScape contains a global community, this rule is for the sake of everyone's convenience. Discussion in anything but English will earn a warning. You are encouraged to PM those people you wish to carry on the conversation with instead.
7. Do not impersonate other users with similar names.
We take this very seriously. Individuals who do so to insult or defame those people will be kicked without warning. If the target is a chat moderator, you will be permanently banned from the channel.
8. Do not criticize a moderator's decision in public.
If you feel one has warned or kicked someone/yourself unfairly, the issue should be addressed and resolved in private via PM. Trying to whip up a mob-frenzy about them in the chat will not be tolerated. Our moderators volunteer to do their jobs so please give them the basic respect that they deserve. Incidents which you believe are particularly serious (for example, a moderator consistently abusing his/her powers) should be reported to the clan representatives Ramu
either in-game or by sending them a message on the Zybez forums.
9. Follow the rules of the game.
Abide by the Rules of Runescape
and Runescape Forums Code of Conduct
. Breaking them is an act of defiance against Jagex, Zybez, and Curse. This includes, but is not limited to: account trading, account sharing, claiming to be able to give free membership or Player Moderator status, promoting or using any type of macro program or third-party software, scamming or refusing to pay debts owed to clanmates, flaming posters or posting inappropriate content, and the advertising of private servers. Players found to be participating in any such activity will be permanently banned from the channel with no option to appeal. All Zybez accounts will also be suspended or banned indefinitely.
All kicks result in a ban. Owing to the fact that kicks remove people from the clan entirely, moderators in the vast majority of cases will only resort to them when verbal warnings have clearly failed to leave an impression on the troublemaker in question. None of us want to go down this road, but be clear on the fact that we will not hesitate to if necessary for the good of the clan as a whole.