WARNING: The following material may contain COMMON SENSE! Read at your own discretion.
Why do we have rules?
Simply put, these rules are to ensure that SystemNet remains baka-free and remains an overall pleasant experience for all members.
These are the basic rules and acknowlegements in which all network members are required to abide by.
Network members must not:
Failure to comply with these rules may result in disconnection from SystemNet for an undefined period of time.
Overall, we have 3 primary rules. Spam, Abuse of network resources, and harassment.
Within these simple areas, there are examples of what will be classed under these areas.
- Send unwanted advertisements to a channel or client.
- Notice, message or ctcp clients to join a channel against their wishes.
- Send channel invites to clients without their permission.
- Flood channels with the sole intent of disrupting channel activity.
- Abuse network resources
- Perform botnet/DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks.
- Establish excessive connections (>5 connections, excessive cloning).
- Expose any part of the network, including clients, to exploits.
- Cause slowdown of network operation.
- Steal passwords or personal information.
- Trick clients into giving over access passwords.
- Abuse of services bots to use profanity/pornographic/unacceptible terms
- Impersonate channel operators, server operators or network services for any reason.
- Harass any individual or channel
- Threatening the network or server operators.
- Use obscene or profanic topics and channel names, except +s channels
- Use nicknames which may be offensive to other members
- Threaten to flood, exploit or otherwise disable.
With this said, exercise some common sence and everything should be fine.
Remember that the server operators are the final interpreters of these rules and will execute appropriate action as they see fit for the protection of the network and it's resources.