There was a demand for clearer rules separated between the lobby and the forums. The rule changes below are not retroactive and are for the moment subject to change as we work towards improving and consolidating the rules. A link to the banned exploit list has also been added in the lobby rule section and more specifically, in the rule that mentions not to use such exploits. Keep in mind that lobby rules in essence apply not only to #aeolus but also to your in-game behavior. If you have any suggestions or concerns please contact the IRC moderator usergroup.
You agree, through your use of this lobby, that you will not use this chat to post any material that is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, hateful, harassing, derogatory to someone’s sexual orientation, race, culture, religion, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy or other in violation of any law.
We do not guarantee the accuracy or the content of any messages on the chat. All messages on the chat express the views of the author, and not the views of any entity associated with FAF.
Action may be taken on a user account without prior warning or notice. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless FAF and its agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message.
Discussing moderator decisions in public chat is discouraged. You are free to bring up any actions taken by moderators against you or others in private messages to any moderator or all the moderators at once through the IRC Moderator usergroup here on the forums. If the past is any indication discussing these matters in public will almost always lead to trolling.
You will always respect your fellow community members. You will not harass or attack other users. You will respect the rights of other users to have their own opinions.
Objectionable content should be brought to our attention immediately. Send a private message to a moderator in chat or to the IRC Moderator usergroup on the forums and the matter will be looked at as soon as possible.
For your protection, you should not send any personal identifiable information about yourself in your messages.
You agree not to send messages containing any copyrighted material on this chat unless the copyright is owned by you or by FAF. You may not send material if it is in violation of a non-disclosure agreement that you may have signed. If you are found to possess, distribute or intentionally link to illegally obtained materials or materials that violate the rights of the copyright holder, your account will be terminated.
You will not send commercially orientated messages to promote your own commercial interests. Advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes and solicitations are not allowed in this chat. You will not send messages to advertise products that benefit you financially in any way without the permission of the community staff.
You will not discuss, solicit, or offer pirated software or links to sites that offer pirated software.
You will not post pornographic, sexually offensive material or images of a type unsuitable for a family/office environment or send links to such material or images.
You will not start or participate in any debates or discussions that discuss the distribution/growing/cutting/manufacture/usage of drugs that are used in a situation where they are not prescribed by a hospital.
You will not send messages of illegal nature or messages that detail ways to perform acts of an illegal nature.
You will not create offensive usernames as determined by the community staff.
You will not exploit any bugs or loopholes in the server or game. You can find a list of exploits here.
You will not lose on purpose to lower your rating, your rating will be reset in addition to any other sanctions that may apply.
You will not create a second account for abusive behavior. Ignoring this rule can result in a ban from one or both accounts.
You will not impersonate community staff or any other user.
The userbase for this lobby is international in nature, as such #aeolus is reserved for English chat. Using other languages outside private chat or channels is frowned upon.