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I am concerned by reports from my moderators of unacceptable conduct in chat from time to time by certain members.

We are determined to keep chat a safe, pleasant and supportive environment for lupus sufferers, their families and friends.

Please bear in mind the following-

* The rule about no discussion of, or joking references to, sex, politics or religion will be strictly enforced.

* Everyone must be treated with courtesy and respect.

* Chatroom etiquette requires that incomers and newcomers are greeted and introductions made as necessary. Every effort must be made to encourage participation, to help and reassure newcomers, and give people the opportunity to talk about their problems.

* This is also for our members' security. Only registered members can join chat but we have no control over who registers. Do not give out personal identifying details in chat or on the forum.

* Arguments are not allowed. Harassment of moderators or other chatters through PM's is not acceptable.

* No discussion of others in their absence.

* Cliques are detrimental to the supportive welcoming nature of chat as they can make other members feel left out when there is no common interest in the topics being discussed.

* Language must be moderate and incapable of causing offence to anybody: think job interviews or national news broadcasts.

* If you leave chat for a short while please remember to say BRB ( Be Right Back ).

* If you leave chat please remember to sign out ( the blue door bottom right )

* Sales and promotions are not permitted, nor are attempts to put people off their current medications and adopt alternative remedies.

* Surveys, petition links, and researchers not permitted in chat. If any members are questioned by someone doing research whilst in chat and a moderator isn't present, please make a note of their screen name & report them to the moderators.

* The moderators are entitled to respect . They are dedicated volunteers with their own problems. They are trusted to use their judgement and discretion in everybody's interests with the aim of maintaining the excellence of the site, forum and chat room

* Please cooperate with us in this aim. There can't be a continuous moderating presence so we do rely on members to let us know when there are problems.

Thank you

Joanne :)
 

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Just bumping this back up out of necessity! Please read :)
 

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I would just like to add that although brb can be used for a very short "away" period, it is quite confusing if a lot of people are in chat so it's even better to use the "away" button which you can choose under the "online" button on the right hand side.

If you are to be away longer than just answering the door or letting the dog out for a quick wee, then it is preferable to log out and come back in later when ready - it is very off putting to people in chat to feel that someone is "watching" their conversation and it might stop a nervous new person who needs to talk from doing so.

Anyone who does go "away" for too long a period may find that they get logged out anyway by a moderator in chat. It is not in any way personal, just for the above reasons and because we do also get new people who sometimes simply forget :)

Katharine
 
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