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[UPDATED] #Kametsu IRC channel rules

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I figured it was time to update the IRC channel rules for the present-day. I sourced this from Koby's original IRC rules topic, and made some revisions to make it more up-to-date with our current standards/rules.


Rules marked in bold-red are especially important - such rules also apply to the IRC network in general as well, so violating them can result in network-level punishment in ADDITION to channel-level punishment. Be sure to read those carefully! You can pull up the IRC network's rules at any time by connecting to the network and typing "/rules" in your chosen IRC client.


Last revision: 2/27/2018


General Rules

  1. Nobody likes a bully - don't threaten, harass, or insult another user. Doing so in private can also constitute a violation of the network's anti-harassment policies.
  2. No spamming of any sort. This especially includes advertising.
  3. No flooding. This means pasting huge amounts of text at once into a channel or private message to somebody.
  4. DO NOT publicly announce (either directly or implied) that you've ignored somebody (including bots). This is very disrespectful and hurtful. We understand that there are going to be times where two people just can't stand eachother, but if you must put someone on ignore don't actually mention it out loud, it'll cause more trouble than you'll want to deal with, and we won't help you with people who attempt to evade your ignore list - we'll just tell you to look at rule #4 here. Keep it to yourself!
  5. We don't allow "Guest" nicknames - that is, any IRC nickname beginning with the word "Guest". These are automatically kicked out - please use a proper nickname, and get it registered with NickServ. The IRC network has published documentation on how to register and manage your nickname.
  6. If you're banned from the channel, DO NOT attempt to evade it. It will only result in an extension of your ban, and possibly being banned on the forum as well. If you have some sort of question as to why you were banned, please contact IkarosBD, and explain your case in a civil manner - I am more than willing to listen to reason.  Please take note that repetitive ban evasion will likely result in SEVERE network-level action taken against you - DO NOT DO IT!
  7. All staff in the channel are identified with a mode prefix character - '@' for channel operator, '&' for channel admin, and '~' for channel founders, or in HexChat the green, yellow-green, and orange orbs respectively. You should follow any and all instructions these people give you, and always respect their decisions. These people are volunteering their valuable time to run this channel for you.
  8. If you are NOT staff in the IRC channel, then DO NOT bring your bots into it. We don't care how good you think you are at scripting or coding, we can't be sure it won't massively break and possibly disrupt the channel, spam the heck out of users, things like that. Such bots will be kicked out, along with the user who brought it in. NOTE: This does NOT include XDCC bots - *ANY* user willing to contribute an XDCC bot to the channel is more than welcome to do so, see the bottom of this post for details!


These rules are subject to change at any time. It is the responsibility of the user to read and understand these rules before participating in the channel.


*NOTE: For your convenience, our XDCC bots in the channel are marked with a % symbol (turquoise orb in HexChat) which means half-operator, or simply halfop.


Common Triggers

  • !list - lists all xdcc bots.
  • !blist - causes all active XDCC bots in the channel to transmit their packlist text files to you. Note that not all XDCC bots have this command enabled.
  • @find - allows you to search XDCC bots for files matching the given search term. The best way to use this is with the CRC32 hash of the file. It is possible that not all bots will support this command so bear that in mind.
  • !tuts - gives you a link to the IRC tutorials we've made.
  • !rules - links you to this thread (not quiiite yet, we'll be working on that)
  • !sw, !loli, !pantsu, !cookies - these are just fun 'toy' commands with no real significance. Each one can only be used once every 24 hours.


Adding your own XDCC Bot

Want to help us host files? Have your own anime releases to share? Excellent! We always encourage users who are willing to share, have a beefy upload, and lots of storage, to set up their own XDCC bot in our channel. The more, the merrier! If you choose to do so, please be sure to let me know the bot's details here (nickname, location, etc) on the forums via private message - this is so I can grant your bot half-operator status to mark it as official. As an added perk, you will also receive voice status (+v) in the IRC channel for your contribution to sharing.


The only real condition we have for doing this is that you set your bot to not plist the channel constantly. It tends to create a lot of spam in the channel which in turn can kill active discussions. The IRC network does also have a dedicated channel specifically for hosting XDCC bots. More details can be given about this upon request.


We also have a web-based XDCC packlist parser available. If you would like us to add your XDCC bot to it, you will need to message IkarosBD OR SakuraChan here on the forum for assistance with this.


REMINDER: These rules are subject to change at any time. It is the responsibility of the user to read and understand these rules before participating in the channel.

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