My chat rules are not so much a list of rules as they are a quick pep talk:
I am an easy-going guy. I hate conflict and my preference is always to collaborate with friends rather than to have to hash out some drama. I hate having to pull rank and I hate having to police people. We are all adults here and I think it’s not unfair of me to expect some level of maturity in the chatroom. It is also important to me that The Inner Sanctum’s chat community is a place where people can relax, enjoy themselves, and hang out with me and with each other in an inclusive community without feeling attacked or alienated.
That said, please be respectful of other members in chat, recognizing that everyone has a right to discuss what is important to them. Feel free to converse, engage in spirited debate, make fun of me (it tends to happen most when I do something stupid in game) and enjoy messing around with the chat bot commands -but please don’t be contentious or rude. There is never any need for things to get personal. Please avoid lashing out, name-calling, griefing and trolling -and let’s make an effort to steer clear of potentially-contentious topics like religion, politics, race relations, sexual preference/orientation and other problematic topics that get people wound up.
My moderators are good friends of mine and I trust them. They have what authority to ensure discussion stays cordial, so please respect them if they ask you to rein it in. Links are also generally disabled to all but a handful of my most regular watchers too, so if you’d like to post a link, please ask a moderator.
Thanks for hanging out with me in The Inner Sanctum. I’m happy to meet anyone who drops by, so say hello in chat.