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Joo Dee This page documents an official Avatar Wiki policy.
It is a widely accepted standard that should normally be followed by all editors.

The main way for users on the Avatar Wiki to converse with one another about virtually anything is our Discord server. It is the place to be in case you need help with a wiki-related issue or if you just want to chat with other Avatar Wikians from our diverse community.

Guidelines[]

Although we try to keep the Avatar Wiki as open and accessible as possible to everyone, with no restrictions to acceptable conversational topics, there are a few rules to consider:

  • No personal attacks, insults or other forms of harassment. Any form of behavior that others on the server find offensive or hurtful is discouraged. Common sense is emphasized regarding certain topics and how one goes about discussing them with others. Read the room, speak to them as you would want to be spoken to yourself, and if you say or do something that someone takes offense to, please respect their opinion and avoid a continuation of said behavior with them. Real people use these sites, so treat them as you would someone in person.
  • Be mindful of other users. Not everyone is comfortable talking about certain topics. If another user brings up an issue, be respectful and consider changing the topic or moving it to direct message. At the same time, curate your own experience. If other users are discussing a topic that falls within the boundaries of the server in the designated channel but you wish to avoid it, it may be best to focus your attention to one of the many other channels on the server rather than expect them to avoid the topic.
  • Sexual comments must not be targeted toward any user. There is a time and a place for everything, and while we encourage freedom in communication, targeting users with sexually explicit material or comments will not be tolerated.
  • Don't flood or disrupt the chatroom. Doing so makes communication difficult. This includes (but is not limited to) typing random letters, typing each word of a sentence on a different line, creating ASCII art, or lines in ALL CAPS.
  • Assume good faith. Users of all skill levels and opinions are welcome to participate, and the chat is open for everyone. There may be users who are unfamiliar with what being in a joint chatroom is like - assume that these users want to be a part of the discussion and that any mistake they make is just that: a mistake. Be kind and patient in your correction and offer education or help. In addition to assuming good faith, encourage others to do the same through your own actions.

If a user bothers you, feel free to block their direct messages (DMs). If you are blocked from DMing someone, it means they do not want to talk to you there. Please respect their wishes. Administrators and moderators cannot monitor DMs, and we do not accept screenshots (because they can be faked). So while it is okay to report a DM problem, simply blocking DMs is best. If many people on the server are having the same issue, then please report that to a member of the moderation team.

Other than common sense, there are no other restrictions, including on topics of discussion. Users may talk about any subject in any way they wish if no user participating on the channel at the time indicates, with justifiable reasoning, that they are uncomfortable with the subject or the language being utilized. However, sometimes the moderators may ask you to move on from a topic. This might be because it is likely to cause an argument (such as religious of political discussions) or make the server an uncomfortable environment for others (such as using the chatroom as a dating site or canoodling nook). Please listen to the moderators and participants of the chat and drop a topic if you are asked to.

If a user is found to consistently disregard chat rules, the user will be warned on the server, and continued unacceptable behavior will result in the user being temporarily kicked or banned from the chat. So at all times, please comply with requests from administrators or moderators.

If you feel that a moderator or administrator has been unfair, then you should bring this up with that moderator via DM and be sure to clearly explain why you feel that way. If that does not help, you can contact an administrator via the admin noticeboard. Administrators will address issues or concerns in an impartial manner, even though the reported user may be one of their friends or a well-known contributor to the Avatar Wiki.

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