Rule 1: No spamming

When you come into the room, just say “Hi.” Do not do this:

PamisHOT: Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PamisHOT: I love the office!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PamisHOT: Why is NO one talking to me?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rule 2: No personal attacks or harassment

No attacks against someone’s race, religion, politics, sex, sexual orientation, etc. No acts of harassment of a violent or sexual nature.

Rule 3: Type in normal English

Don’t type “hu is ur fave ofc chrctr” if you meant to say “Who is your favorite Office character?” Some abbreviating is okay (brb, lol, for example) but the average person shouldn’t have to be a CIA code specialist to understand you. And NO SHOUTING.

Rule 4: Don’t monopolize the conversation

Please, try to engage in conversation with other people. The chat room is for everybody, it’s not just about you.

Rule 5: No solicitation

Don’t pimp your latest blog, fansite, chat room, drawing, fanfiction, CafePress tshirts, or whatever. That’s rude.

Rule 6: No dissing other websites

Don’t diss other websites or chat rooms here, and don’t go to other chat rooms and diss them there. It will get back to us. And you will be banned here.

Rule 7: Don’t use the chat room for your personal business

Every chat you have, either in The Lounge or the other rooms like the Beet Farm, are saved in nightly transcripts. Which are reviewed on a regular basis. Don’t use the rooms for your personal business.

Rule 8: Don’t use multiple usernames

Please just use one username. Don’t post under multiple identities; they will be deleted.

Rule 9: Everything else

Anything not mentioned in one of the rules above, but that is still considered bad behavior, is not allowed. The Mod Squad is a pretty tolerant bunch, so if something pisses them off, you know you’re in trouble. Violation of any of the rules may be grounds for suspension from the OTCR.

Follow the rules and everyone can enjoy a happy chat room experience. Thanks!

— tanster and the OT Mod Squad