This is a list of official policies on Chat
C.Syde's Wiki has a dedicated on-wiki Chat feature as part of the MediaWiki software which also allows real-time communication between users of the wiki. By using Chat, you agree to be bound by these policies and acknowledge that violation of policies can result in being kicked or banned from Chat.
The following rules govern use of Chat
There is no official topic and any kind of discussion is allowed whether it be related to the wiki, or anything off-topic. However discussions must be suitable for a general audience.
Spamming/flooding Chat will not be tolerated and may be given a kick and/or a ban from Chat and in severe enough cases, an on-wiki sanction may also be applied.
Harassment of other users, flaming or trolling is unacceptable and may be addressed by an administrator via a warning, kick or a ban from the Chat and if severe enough, may result in an on-wiki sanction.
Swearing is permitted in chat, as long as the swear words aren't used to insult other users. Evading a ban using sockpuppets will result in a ban on-wiki too as part of our policies which forbid sockpuppetry.
Flatulence or anything else that is similar, just as discussing topics about bodily fluids etc. is not permitted in chat, and you will receive a warning if you do this. Failing to heed the warning will most likely result in a kick, or if the case is severe enough, a ban from the Chat.
Discussing topics related to suspected sockpuppetry is not permitted in chat, although a private discussion is tolerable. If a user needs to discuss topics related to sockpuppetry with an administrator, they will need to do so in Chat via private message. If there are no administrators in the Chat, a user will need to ask an administrator to join them in the Chat first.
Chat Moderators are marked with a badge next to their name when viewed in Chat. Administrators and Discussion Moderators are chat moderators by default. They are able to kick or ban users who do not follow the policies set above.
A kick is a temporary removal from the Chat and serves as a warning. A ban can have a limited duration or be indefinite, depending on the severity of the case and any past action taken against the user.
The duration of a ban will correspond roughly to the existing policies on blocking users from the Wiki. Bans from Chat can be viewed here.
Banning and Unbanning Restrictions
Before June 2017, Administrators were not able to kick other Administrators from chat, but they could ban other Administrators from chat, as well as kick and ban Chat Moderators from chat. They could also unban themselves, if they ever got banned by another Administrator. Chat Moderators couldn't kick or ban other Chat Moderators or Administrators, and couldn't unban themselves if they were banned.
Any Chat Moderator that is found to have kicked an Administrator or another Chat Moderator from chat, is found to have banned another Chat Moderator, or is found to have unbanned themselves will be likely to have their Chat Moderator status revoked. Discussion Moderators are bound to the same guidelines as Chat Moderators.
Administrators may ban other Administrators from chat since they were always able to do this from the beginning. However they must not do this unless the other Administrator has for some reason gone corrupt, in which the corrupt Administrator will sooner or later be demoted anyway. It is not against the guidelines for an Administrator to try to deal with a corrupt Administrator, but they need to be absolutely certain that the other Administrator's behaviour is malicious and intended in bad faith.
Administrators kicking other Administrators from chat is not prohibited, despite it being something that Administrators were previously unable to do, though they should not kick other Administrators for any reason other than the same reasons that they would have for banning them.