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The Bukkit IRC volunteers/moderators are not the same as the Bukkit forum moderators/admins. IRC concerns/issues/appeals are handled in IRC by the IRC moderators. Forum concerns/issues/appeals are handled on the forums by the forum admins/moderators.

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IRC Channel

Bukkit currently has an open IRC channel that can be found at irc.esper.net in the #bukkit channel, in the development channel #bukkitdev, in the help channel #bukkithelp, and in the wiki collaboration channel #bukkitwiki.

You can connect to this using your preferred IRC Client (find one here), alternatively you can use Esper Webchat an online free-to-use IRC Client.

If you don't want to get banned, please read the rules

1. ALWAYS READ THE TOPIC
It's the first thing you see when you connect to or join the channel and it is usually at the top of the screen at all times. Read it when you connect, when you join, when you come back from being away. Always.


2. We are volunteers!

The people helping out in Bukkit's IRC channels are doing so voluntarily and not being compensated in any way. We do not owe you anything, nor are we obligated to respond to you. Please show common courtesy and show your appreciation for everyone giving you their time.


3. This is not designed as a support channel!

Remember, #bukkit is not designed to be a support channel - people just help out when they can.
That being said, you're likely to get help faster if you follow our Support Guidelines


4. Ignorance isn't a valid defense.


5. No excessive usage of profanity

While we have no objection to sharing your opinions and debating a topic - in fact, we encourage it - with other members of this community, we do not tolerate any excessive profanity whatsoever.
A minor or infrequent usage of profanity is permitted. If you are found to be using profanity frequently, your posts will be deemed of a flaming nature and you will be dealt with accordingly.
Since the measure of excessive usage is ultimately decided by channel staff on a case by case basis, you will receive ample warning prior to being banned due to the infringement of this clause.


6. No racism, discrimination, threats, harassment or personal attacks of any kind are permitted.

This is a friendly community and as such you are expected to be courteous and follow general chatting etiquette. There are times when you may not agree with someone, or you've had a bad day and that's fine, we all have those days. But please, for your own benefit, leave your problems off Bukkit.org and our of the channel. Doing so will ensure that the Bukkit Community is a welcoming, friendly one.


7. No vulgarity or obscenity.

8. No spamming is permitted, whatsoever.

Spam is posting any content that is not within the topic of discussion, or does not contribute anything to the channel - off topic OR on topic. The definition of spam used by this community is determined by the channel staff and is not open to discussion.
Spam also constitutes, but is not limited to, messages that are formatted incorrectly (has excessive colour, bold etc.) or is in all caps, mixed caps or any other formatting deemed intrusive or annoying by the channel staff.


9. No flaming, inciting hatred or instigating flame bait is permitted.
This is a friendly community and as such you are expected to be courteous and follow general chatting etiquette.
In general, any parties involved in a flame-fest - whether they be the instigator or the flamer, will be dealt with accordingly. The best way to stay out of trouble, with regards to flame-fests, is to not join in.


10. No selling of products or services, unless approved by a member of the channel staff.


11. Do not ask for a position on staff.

For those of you interested in being a part of the Bukkit Community staff, here's some advice: Since launching we've received requests from people to be a part of our staff - be it IRC, wiki, community, etc. but what is important to note is that the vast majority of those requests have been accompanied by a lack of initiative being shown.
Show some initiative and your work will be noticed, along with your attitude and your passion for the community and the chances of us picking you up to help out will be higher. This should really have gone without saying.
EvilSeph's policy generally is: if you ask for a position or privileges, you reduce the chances of your getting it. You shouldn't have to ask; you demonstrate that you fit the bill and things should fall into line.


12. No advertising.

Advertising of any form is completely prohibited unless otherwise stated by channel staff.


13. Disrespect and intolerance towards other people is NOT acceptable.


14. BE PATIENT and no excessive repeating


15. Pastebin logs, code snippets, anything longer than 3 lines!

Do NOT use Mibpaste, it's an eye-sore. Please use http://pastie.org, http://pastebin.com, http://slexy.org or http://gist.github.com instead.


16. This is an English only channel

Please try and speak English only in our channel as our staff do not understand any other languages, making it difficult to moderate the channel effectively. Please also refrain from bastardising the English language through the use of "txt speak" as it is very annoying and has no place on IRC.

17. Unauthorized IRC bots are not allowed in Bukkit Channels under any circumstances.

18. Discussions about unsupported features or server modifications do not belong in any Bukkit IRC channel.

Note:

While we try to guarantee that every member is given three chances, we reserve the right to make any decision we believe is necessary to address the situation at hand up to and including, but not limited to, banning someone without warning. Please be warned that if you are banned from one Bukkit channel, you will be banned from ALL of the Bukkit channels.

The above stated are not absolute. They are guidelines for those wanting to ensure that their stay here is a pleasant one.

Disclaimer:

The views, opinions, or anything thereof discussed on this site, forums and chat are by no means the views, opinions, or anything thereof supported by the Bukkit Community Staff or the Bukkit Team. While we will try our best to moderate the channel, we may not be held responsible for any content that is posted. The Bukkit Community Staff reserves the right to modify these and any other guidelines found throughout the site and forums at any time and without notification and an Administrator and channel staff's word is final.