. No flooding, hacking,
cracking, DoS attacking or any other type of obtrusive and/or
malicious activity which has and inhibitive or adverse effect
on the channel. No exceptions!
Rule 2. No public harassing of other users (this
includes, but is not limited to: vulgar language aimed
at others for no other purpose but to annoy the living
daylights out of the user(s), screaming out inarticulate
things on the channel, overusing CAPS on the channel, racial/ethnical
slurs, and/or just being PLAIN ANNOYING TO OTHERS on the
channel, without a particular fitness or purpose).
Rule 3. No advertising of other channels.
Rule 4. No request for op status (OPs is assigned
by Admins, whenever they see it fit. Your duty is to find
out what 'fits' and enlighten us with the news).
Rule 5. Macedonian & English are the offical
languages of the channel.
Rule 6. Bans are (usually) temporary in nature,
and are not be subverted/thwarted by offenders (take the
punishment you deserve, or be condemned for a long time).
Rule 7. Clone bots are not allowed (multiple IRC
clients from a cafe doesn't constitute cloning).
Rule 8. OPs/Admins are humans (they make mistakes
and can/will bend the rules if needed).
Rule 9. No ANNOYING scripts allowed (use /remote
off to turn them off if you don't know how to uninstall
Rule 10. No vulgar nicks are to be present on the
channel (includes nicknames containing a fragment or the
whole of, but are not limited to: sh*t, pi*s, cu*t, fu*k,
coc**ucker, mothe**ucker or ti*s, or their Macedonian translations
and/or other 'inventive' vulgar phrases)
Why so many rules?
When #macedonia was founded in 1994 the channel only had around 12-20 regular
users and rules were really not necessary. Nowadays, however, lamers come
in waves, we have floodnet, wingates, spoofs, nukes etc.. all illegal(*)
activities! We need some solid rules and guidelines to protect the Channel
and users alike.
(*) Illegal in many countries. Such activities are enough
to get you K-Lined from the Undernet.
C'mon! Why can't I say f*ck in the channel?
C'mon, why do you need to say a word of such vulgarity in the channel? Swearing
is still not an internationally approved tool. Would you go to your grandparents
and swear to them? If your answer is "yes" you really do have
I didn't meant to text flood, why am I banned?
A text flood ban is usually rather temporary :) Just to prevent the user
from using an auto-re-join script.
I like my nick, "SexToy" and I am not going
to change it!
You do deserve one and only one warning. After that I am not sure what some
ops will do. ("Fine, you can use your nick. Please go and use it elsewhere.")
I have been here for 6 months and I am not op yet!!
#macedonia tends to select the ops carefully and with discrete voting schemes.
Continuously asking for ops will usually only make it worst, be patient
:) if you are really good, you will be invited.
I am just conversing in my own language and I am kicked,
This is, after all, #macedonia. Many users come into the channel asking for
Albanian, Turkish, Greek, etc etc etc. It's not that we don't permit other
languages, but we do moderate them.... sometimes some ops ask "nick1
and nick2 please try to converse in English or Macedonian here." If
nick1 and nick2 react rudely or violently, they do deserve to be kicked.
I am banned from #macedonia and I didn't do anything
It could be a site ban, or a virus ban.
I am kicked/banned for no reason! Why?!
Could u have brought in a clone? Might u have angered someone in /msg? If
you really need to justify this, you can contact us by joining our forum .
How to apply to be an op?
You don't "apply" to be one :) Chat a lot in #macedonia, become
a regular user and learn to pay attention to our rules. Like I said earlier,
if you are really good, you will be invited. If you show plenty of enthusiasm
for the channel, you will be noticed, and may be asked if you would like
to beecome an op. Unfortunately, of course, "Anyone who wants to govern
is not fit to govern." (paraphrased from Richard Feynman).