The growing popularity of Scoutlink makes it necessary to define some rules and regulations to maintain a safe and pleasant place for Scouts & Guides to Chat.
Violation of any of these rules, depending on severity, can result in anything from a verbal warning, time bans or even Blocking of an ISP from the Network. These rules and regulations are to protect Scoutlink, the Channels and the Users.
If you observe any violations of these rules, please copy the log of the chat and/or email a complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org or your country coordinator for further action.
Please conduct yourselves according to the Scout Law, Oath/Promise. Many problems can be avoided by keeping this in mind.
You are responsible for anyone that you let use your computer or your nickname on the servers - no exceptions.
People who are idle on the server for more than 72 hours will be removed from the server by a bot. See our Child Protection information for more details.
Please refer to the Channels page HERE
No unauthorized bots or scripts are permitted. Spoofed hostmarks will not be tolerated.
No autogreets are permitted.
As a guideline - Limit all popups to 2 to 3 lines. (a line is 45 Characters long)
No random wavs or midis are to be played on channels. They may be played if they are part of the conversation, such as hello.wav. If you wish to share your sounds with others, #sounds is a channel designed for that purpose. Invite others into #sounds and have fun.
No abusive or foul language will be permitted. Some channels handle swearing strictly, so beware :)
No flooding by type, colour or sound will be permitted.
We realize that patch trading is a normal part of Scouting. However, please keep your requests to a minimum and do not annoy everyone who joins the channel. A DCC Chat request or query window would be preferable. There is a #collectors channel specifically for trading.
No open or public fservers are permitted.
PLEASE do not give out your phone number, address, e-maiil or any other personal details in the main channels.
IRC clients such as mIRC, Pirch, IRCle, ircII, differ greatly. Some see colour and graphics, others do not. Please be considerate, and use colours sparingly.