Chat rules (no ontology)

From Mazeworld

This page will detail the rules and guidelines on our IRC and Discord chatrooms, to ensure a proper and enjoyable experience of all users, be they simple spectators or active players. We assume that you are already familiar with the basics of using IRC.

General rules

  • #0: The staff reserves itself the right to moderate the channel as they see fit to enforce the rules on this page. By entering our IRC channels and/or our Discord server, you are agreeing to abide by those rules by default.
  • #1: Don't be a dick.
  • #2: You are considered to have a right to free speech and free opinion and that you are free to express it while on our channels, no matter the topic, though we wish to remind that sensitive topics (including but not limited to, religion, theology, politics, news events, laws and regulations, etc.) may be a source of heated disagreements, unpleasant conversations, drama, flaming, or worse. The only rule and requirement is to remain civil. No exceptions, no ifs, no buts, no matter the stance or the opinion. If the staff believes that the current topic of discussion is too unsuitable, the staff may issue a general warning to change the topic before any further punishment; this is not advice, this is an order that must be immediately followed.
  • #3: Respect the other users regardless of position or importance. Joking and shitposting is fine as long as you make it clear it's a joke or a shitpost, as per Poe's Law. DO NOT be caught doing any of the following (including, but not limited to): Trolling, bashing/flaming, insults and/or personal attacks, or anything the staff may construe as disrespectful in general.
    • 3a: No airing dirty laundry: While we understand that everyone's personal lives may not be peachy and peaceful all the time, and that it is sometimes healthy to vent them, we ask of our users that they do not rant at excessive length or detail about personal or private issues, and that they keep information that may be considered private into the realm of privacy. In other words: Don't bring up your drama and don't be a weirdo. We are not therapists; we trust our users that they take serious personal discussion to private messages and that they seek professional help if necessary.
  • #4: It is absolutely forbidden to abuse our services for unsolicited behavior. Please respect the StormBit Terms of Service and the Discord Terms of Service. We also have a zero-tolerance policy on ban evasion, reputation slandering, commercial or religious solicitation, and other similar behavior. We are not free advertisement space.
  • #5: Each of our channels have a specific purpose; please keep relevant activity on their respective channels:
    • #MazeWorld (IRC) is bridged to #the_mazes (Discord). To be exclusively used for playing MazeWorld, and nothing more, including when no sessions are ongoing. No OOC conversations are allowed on #MazeWorld.
    • #MzWBeta (IRC) is bridged to #chat (Discord). General-purpose, out-of-character chat channel. Anything goes here, as long as the rules are respected.
    • #MzWBotspam (IRC) is bridged to #botspam (Discord). The purpose of this channel is to allow people to make heavy use of bot commands without disturbing or cutting into discussion in other channels.
    • #MzWTech (IRC) is bridged to #workshop (Discord). The purpose of this channel is to discuss the development and maintenance of Maze Tech: tools, assets and utilities to make MazeWorld easier and faster to run.
    • #MzWGamma (IRC) is bridged to #nsfw-club380 (Discord). NSFW chatroom, which exists to keep NSFW out of the main channels. #club380 is restricted from view on Discord to anyone without NSFW. Unauthorized users connecting to #MzWGamma on IRC will be kicked. If you wish to access the NSFW channel, you must request permission from staff, who reserves itself the right to ask for a proof of your age.
    • #shrine is a Discord-only channel and is not bridged to IRC. This is a chatroom reserved for heavy topic discussion (politics, religion, venting, serious stuff in general). As it is unbridged, the bots cannot be used there.
  • #6: Please do not post NSFW content except in the designated channels. Please use #MzWGamma (IRC) or #club380 (Discord) if you wish to post NSFW links. If you do not have access to #club380 (Discord), see above.
    • 6a: Any content that may be considered extreme (extreme kinks, gore, etc.) should have automatic preview disabled when posted on Discord. Please surround links to extreme content with < > symbols, in order to disable automatic previewing. Example here. If you are not certain whether something enters that definition, exercise caution and courtesy and assume that it does.
  • #7: Please keep bot usage reasonable and do not abuse MazeBot commands. If you wish to spam MazeBot commands, please use #MzWBotspam (IRC) or #botspam (Discord).


In increasing order of gravity, staff may see fit to do any of the following to inform an infringing user that they are breaking the rules:

  • Warning
  • Muting (Discord)
  • Kicking
  • Temporary banning
  • Permanent banning

See also