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etiquette guidelines

some rules adapted from: fizerkhan/irc-etiquette

# chat language

since people from all parts of the world come together in our chat rooms, we write exclusively in english.

# no flooding/spamming/trolling in main channels

multiline messages belong in a pastebin. feel free to use https://envs.sh
( echo "text here" | curl -F'file=@-;' https://envs.sh ) or
https://pb.envs.net for a graphical pastebin.

bot commands belong in #test:envs.net. please limit yourself to 2 or 3 commands at a time.
spamming commands is unacceptable and subject to the consequences below.

# don't be lazy - read the documentation

if people tell you to read the documentation then you should do so.
never say: "i'm too lazy. come on. you all know what i need to do. just
tell me what i need to do." this will get you ignored for all eternity.
however you can expect to be told where to find the documentation. but if you
get an url then get it and read it. if the documentation is too technical or you
don't understand certain sections then say: "i have now read chapter 3.1 of
the url you gave me and i understand how virtual domains work in general. but
how would i use both virtual and non-virtual domains together?"

# unintended rudeness

sometimes you may feel that others are rude. you may get a response like
"reinstall the package. restart the service. read the
/usr/share/doc/mysoftware/readme." although this is a very brief reply it
is likely not meant to be rude. chats are often like human interaction without
all the friendly bits. other people have probably answered your question a dozen
of times today and they just want to help you solve the problem - not become
close friends with you. don't be offended by it. the people don't mean it.

# try to not repeat yourself

asking the same question every minute is annoying. if anyone in the channel
isn't paying attention then they will neither read you the second and third
time. and those who came back from lunch or sleep will likely see in their
"lastlog" what has happened lately. this is too demanding.

# avoid obnoxious behavior

envs is a purpose-driven community, intended to provide an environment
where people can feel comfortable and supported in learning, practicing, or
teaching about technology. while this purpose permits for a wide variety of
activities on envs matrix channels, obnoxious or intentionally annoying
behavior is not allowed. be considerate of the others on the IRC board; think
about how they will perceive your chat messages. if people ask you to stop
something, it's probably because you're being  obnoxious, and you should cut it
out. examples of obnoxious behavior include posting your stream of consciousness
ideas when you are not actually interacting with others, repeating variations of
phrases over and over, intentional join/part spam, or interacting with bots to
the point of crowding out interactions from others.

# don't assume pronouns

if you know someone's pronouns, use them. try to default to they/them if you don't know.

# last but not least

be considerate to your fellow tildizens and don't forget to have fun!

# consequences

if the undesirable behavior continues, a permanent ban is applied.
note that specific actions will also result in a permanent ban.

if you have something that requires admin attention, please send an email to
sudoers at envs dot net or join the matrix room #abuse:envs.net.

# code of conduct & terms of service

please also note our code of conduct and terms of service.