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The following guidelines serve as a reference document for both moderators and general users of the MyAnimeList IRC channel, located at #firstname.lastname@example.org. They are a supplement to the Site & Forum Guidelines and take precedence in the event of a conflict. The IRC moderators (ops/@s/full stars), forum moderators (admins/&s/keys) and administrators (owners/~s/houses) reserve the right to make exceptions to these rules whenever they believe it is necessary to do so to maintain proper channel decorum.
If you have any questions regarding any of the rules listed below, feel free to message an IRC moderator or KentaTC.
General IRC Rules
II. Links & Link Content
III. Technical Restrictions
Failure to abide by these rules will result in various consequences, ranging from verbal warnings to channel bans.
Modified by Kineta, Oct 19, 2017 7:36 PM
Violation and Ban Policy
Bans from the channel increase in length for each consecutive infraction and are of the following durations:
Ban #2: 1 day
Ban #3: 3 days
Ban #4: 1 week
Ban #5: permanent
E.g. If a user who is banned for 1 week (Ban #4) does not violate any rules for one month, a new ban from the channel will again be 1 week.
Attempting to evade a ban can result in the user being given the next level of ban and/or in the user being reported to Rizon for ban-evasion.
Special Cases of Violation
In the event that a user of the channel acts in a borderline uncivil manner for extended periods of time despite warnings from the IRC modding team, that user will be issued a special warning.
If the user continues to act in a manner which is deigned hurtful or abusive by the moderating staff despite being within the nominal rules of the channel as listed above, the user will be treated as a special case and will be issued the next stage of banishment.
MAL website: Please join the IRC channel and contact a forum moderator (denoted by a key symbol or & sign).
IRC channel: Please contact one of the IRC mods listed above, either via PM on MAL or via IRC by joining the Rizon server and messaging one (e.g. /msg KentaTC help).