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NEW CHAT RULES
12-02-2012, 03:16 AM
Post: #1
NEW CHAT RULES
The NEW and UPDATED version of the CHAT RULES is now posted online on the wiki at http://wiki.fire911.net/wiki/Chat_Rules please read over them, as it details a lot of stuff that was not in the previous rules.
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12-26-2012, 09:35 AM (This post was last modified: 04-05-2013 08:46 AM by sam1454.)
Post: #2
RE: NEW CHAT RULES
Fire911 Chat Rules
1. Spam
The Following types of postings are considered spam and are prohibited:
a) Repeated posting with the same content
b) Postings without content or meaning;
c) Postings containing excessive amounts of smilies.
d) Posting containing links to third party websites

2. Insults
a) An insult is any statement, remark, comment, or threat that offends anyone
b) A derogatory or degrading statement, remark, comment, or threat of any kind
c) A racist statement, remark, comment, or threat of any kind
d) A sexist statement, remark, comment, or threat of any kind
e) Any statement, remark, comment, or threat deemed an insult by a Moderator or Admin
f) Any type of threat

3. Yelling
a) USING ALL CAPS IS CONSIDERED YELLING, please do not yell. Certain abbreviations are approved as acceptable, those are: EMS, FD, PD, THW, MICU, as well as state abbreviations i.e. KS, MO, NY, PA, CA, etc.

4. Chat Partners
a) Not everyone might want to chat with your or receive private messages (PM’s) from you. Please respect this, an unwanted chatting or pming is considered harassment

5. Harassment
a) the act or an instance of harassing, or disturbing, pestering, or troubling repeatedly. Harassment of ANY kind is not, and will not be tolerated.
b) Any type of harassment is an automatic 30 day ban.
c) Harassment of any kind to a moderator is an automatic 30 Day ban.

6. Links
a) Third party links are any links to other games, websites, or forums that do not have to do with Fire911.net, are not allowed in public chat. You can send links to other games, and other non-adult oriented websites, through pm’s as long as the person receiving the pm permits it.
b) First party links are those links directly linking the parts of the game, i.e. to the forum, the game itself, or the wiki page
c) Any link containing links to adult oriented sites whether it be in a pm, association chat, or public chat, is a violation and is an automatic 30 day ban

7. Advertising
a) Advertising in the chat room is not allowed. This includes links to other games, as well as advertising for associations, or umbrella associations

8. Bans
a) Bans can only be implemented by Moderators or Admin only (Names in Red in public chat)
b) Certain bans you will be given warnings before the ban, other bans are immediate bans, any sexual, harassing, or threatening comment to a player or moderator is an automatic 30 Day Ban
c) A list of reasons for bans, and their lengths will be posted on the wiki page (I’m thinking of removing this as it will give players to much power)

9. Log Files
a) The posting of log files, documents, PM’s and similar things without the expressed consent of all involved parties is not allowed.
b) Log files can be used to see if/how many chat bans you may have, and how long they are for. It is also so the Moderators can see the same thing
c) Click on your profile name in the game, on the pop up scroll down until you see “cam lock – logbook” another pop up will come up and it will show if you have any, or have had any bans, and what they were for.

10. Dispatching
a) Dispatching is prohibited in public chat, there are members who have created dispatch chat rooms, just for this type of thing.
b) If you are on a “REAL LIFE” call we do not need a play by play, that tells us you really aren’t there
c) Use of 10 code's are not permitted and are seen as a form of dispatching.
d) Code 10/4 is allowed as that is widely recognized, all other ten codes are not permitted as most players do not know what they mean especially players outside of the US

11. Requesting and Responding to Mutual Aid
a) Here is how you need to requesting mutual aid in the public chat window; “Requesting Mutual Aid to an Apartment Fire in my district”
b) If you are just requesting specific units request it like this; “Requesting 1 Ladder Truck to an Apartment Fire in So and So’s district”
c) To respond to mutual aid do it like this; “Responding or Enroute to the Apartment Fire in So and So’s district with RFD Ladder 6024.”
d) Please be respectful of the other players and only send what they ask for.
e) If a person has opened there calls, and you see another player has already started enroute, do not jump the call, ask the player enroute if it is alright if you respond in as well. Most players will say this is okay.

12. Posing
a) Posing as a Public Safety Official of any kind, i.e. Firefighter, Police or Sheriff’s Officer, EMT or Paramedic, Doctor, things of this nature, is considered false information, as well as is illegal, and the person will be banned, and if needed reported to the proper authorities.

13. Other Prohibited Contents
a) Content in appropriate for minors
b) Sexual or pornographic content, including links to pages with such content
c) Posts advocating violence
d) Posts advocating the use of illegal drugs
e) Copyrighted content
f) Contents degrading any religion or the belief or non-beliefs of others
g) Post(s) constituting a felony or misdemeanor or regulatory offense (according to German Law)

14. “Deputy Mods”
a) Although we are always glad if users keep an eye on things and report violations of the rules, warnings, bans and other measures will only be implemented by the Moderators or the Administrator of the game.
b) No moderator should ever ask you to be or dub you a “Deputy Mod.”

15. Violations in the Absence of Moderators
a) If you observe a/any violation(s) during the absence of all moderators, or if you receive inappropriate PM’s you can report them via PM only to a/any Moderator. By copying and pasting it into a PM to a/any Moderator

16. Reporting Violations in the Absence of a Moderator
a) If you are reporting a violation in the absence of a moderator, please only report it to one moderator. Try to find an online moderator if none available, then PM it to a moderator
b) All reporting of any kind to a moderator needs to be done via PM, not in the public chat.
17. Language
a) The language in this chat is English (all standard national version or standard international English). Any other language spoken in public chat can/will result in a ban

18. Private Messages
a) To private message a player, you click on their name, and then click on send.
b) If the person you want to PM is not in the chat window, association, or umbrella window, and not in your friends list, open the friends list, and tape some or part of their name in the friends search tab. Once you see their name, click on it and a screen will pop up, then click send.
c) If you feel you are being harassed via PM, let a/any moderator know, if no moderator is available, ask the person to stop, and report it via PM, to a moderator
d) Sending of links, images, sexual content, or adult content is a violation of the game rules, if you receive any PM of this kind, report it to a/any moderator immediately

19. Association Rules
a) Each association is allowed to make their own rules for what type of talk is allowed in the association chat window, except for content of sexual nature, racism, religious beliefs or non-beliefs, and threats. Any violation needs to be reported to a moderator immediately.
b) Associations are not allowed to recruit in public chat, recruiting is only allowed via PM.
c) It is a violation to recruit from other associations, a player can choose to seek out another association and leave the one they are in, this also needs to be done via PM

20. Umbrella Associations
a) It is a violation of the chat rules to advertise your Umbrella Association in public chat
b) You can discuss Umbrella business in the Umbrella Chat Window

21. Personal Information

Important: No Moderator or Administrator will EVER ask you for your password. If you ever should receive a message requesting your password or any personal information, it is a fake; you should not answer it and report it to Admin or a Moderator immediately.

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04-03-2013, 07:51 PM
Post: #3
RE: NEW CHAT RULES
What about the use of 10 codes?

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04-03-2013, 10:47 PM
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RE: NEW CHAT RULES
The use of 10 codes is considered the same as dispatching, which is prohibited. We do have a lot of emergency personnel that play the game that do understand the codes, but we also have a lot of non-emergency players as well, that would be clueless as to what they mean. They are best left out of the gen chat, with the exception of the common 10-4, which everyone for the most part understands.

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04-03-2013, 11:10 PM
Post: #5
RE: NEW CHAT RULES
Can we add the code rule into wiki page so its clearly outlined?
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04-03-2013, 11:16 PM
Post: #6
RE: NEW CHAT RULES
Not to mention 10 codes vary a lot by the district...

10-4 could mean the usual "Copy", "Affirmative", or "Acknowledged" as most take it... And to someone else is could be a local code for a cat stuck in a tree... (which is unusual, but you never know - There are no officially set list of 10 codes).

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04-04-2013, 11:09 PM
Post: #7
RE: NEW CHAT RULES
Scania73: yes, it could be added. However, it is next to impossible to outline every little aspect of each individual rule. It is the moderators , & only the moderators, whom know & explain certain elements of each rule when necessary. That is why warnings are given first, as players may not be aware of the finer definitions of certain rules, but after a explanation from one of our many moderators, it usually gets cleared up quickly. Another example of this would be the rule on cursing, to some players certain words wouldnt be considered to them to be cursing, as they use worse language on a daily basis, but to others almost anything out of the normal realm of our vocabulary would be. We can not go into the rule book & post each individual word that would be considered to be cursing. If players are responsible & conduct themselves in a descent manner, I really cant see how this could be a problem.


1291ga: Thanks for elaborating those points. I am not a emergency worker of any type & was unaware that the 10 codes are not a universal tool for all depts. I really appreciate the info, as it taught me something as well. It also just reinforces the reasons why we do not, & should not, allow there use in the gen chat.

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04-05-2013, 04:05 AM
Post: #8
RE: NEW CHAT RULES
Thank you it just becames very confuseing the use of the codesin general chat i for one dont know the meaning of the codes and as others play from all around the world codes might mean different things


(04-04-2013 11:09 PM)Executioner Wrote:  Scania73: yes, it could be added. However, it is next to impossible to outline every little aspect of each individual rule. It is the moderators , & only the moderators, whom know & explain certain elements of each rule when necessary. That is why warnings are given first, as players may not be aware of the finer definitions of certain rules, but after a explanation from one of our many moderators, it usually gets cleared up quickly. Another example of this would be the rule on cursing, to some players certain words wouldnt be considered to them to be cursing, as they use worse language on a daily basis, but to others almost anything out of the normal realm of our vocabulary would be. We can not go into the rule book & post each individual word that would be considered to be cursing. If players are responsible & conduct themselves in a descent manner, I really cant see how this could be a problem.


1291ga: Thanks for elaborating those points. I am not a emergency worker of any type & was unaware that the 10 codes are not a universal tool for all depts. I really appreciate the info, as it taught me something as well. It also just reinforces the reasons why we do not, & should not, allow there use in the gen chat.
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04-05-2013, 04:39 AM
Post: #9
RE: NEW CHAT RULES
Ill add it to the rules today

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04-05-2013, 08:47 AM
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RE: NEW CHAT RULES
*** RULES UPDATED ***

See rule 10 sections C+D

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