This page documents an Official Policy on Studio 69 Chatroom.
This page was approved by the Board members of Studio 69 Online Radio Station Aruba.



This policy in a Nutshell

Establish conduct expected in the chat
Establish crimes and associated punishments
Establish the rules of the appeals and RfCM programs
 

Studio 69 Chatroom is an online Live Chat for the Fans and Listeners of Studio 69 Online Radio Station Aruba and, as a means to that end, an online community of people interested in building a high-quality Radio Station Chatroom about Studio 69 Online Radio Station and it’s Radio Programs, Music and Characters in a spirit of mutual respect. Therefore, Studio 69 Chatroom is a useful tool for forwarding that aim. However, certain ground rules have been established to ensure that everyone has a positive chat experience.

Chatroom Rules

All Studio 69 Chatroom Policies are in effect within the chatroom, but most notably applicable are: Assume Good Faith, Prohibited Content and Spelling & Grammar.
Members are expected to treat others with respect and assume actions are for well intentions until proven otherwise (IE: Refusal to comply with rules when violations are brought to the individual's attention)
Members are expected to use proper spelling and grammar to the best of their abilities. This means exclusive use of net-speak/chat-speak are forbidden (the occasional things like "lol" or "brb" is acceptable).
All are in effect within the chatroom, but most notably applicable are: Studio 69 is NOT & Spoilers Policy.
Role playing is not permitted within the chatroom
Advertising is forbidden in the chatroom. You may offer URLs if people ask for a specific site type, but no recruiting.
Please clear any spoiler conversations with the individuals in the chatroom beforehand, and warn individuals newly entering that spoiler material is being discussed.
No personal attacks.
No disruptive behavior. IE: Spamming, flooding, linking to Studio 69 Online Radio Station Aruba websites without permission, etc.
Chat contents should maintain no higher than a PG rating. As users younger than 13 would violate COPPA, and Anonymous members may not enter the chat, the G rating of the general Studio 69 Chat is raised for purposes of the chatroom.
Crime & Punishment

Process

User receives a verbal warning in the chat, politely explaining the nature of the problem and how to fix it.
The user might also be eligible to receive a "kick" (an ejection from the chat that does not prevent return) as a form of warning.
If the user refuses to comply with requests to correct behavior the situation should be documented via screenshots of the appropriate section(s) of the chat (keep them, you may be asked to submit them as evidence at a later date).
If the warning limit is reached, the user in question will receive a chat-ban or a Studio 69 ban, as described on the chart below. The individual issuing the ban should give a clear reason in the ban explanation, and place a detailed explanation on the page of the user in question that includes the length of the ban and why it was issued.
Warning Limits & Appeal Limitations

Abuse of others:
1 Warning
No appeals, except to attempt to establish an unfair verdict.
Punishment: Chat-ban & Ban from Studio 69 Online Radio Station Aruba.
Chat-speak/Net-speak
2 Warnings, 1 Kick
First instance result in a 1 week chat-ban.
Users who receive another 2 warnings/1 Kick lose all chat privilege.
Punishment: Chat-ban
NOT Policy Violation
2 Warnings, 1 Kick
First instance results in 1 week of chat-ban.
Users who receive another 2 warnings/1 Kick lose all chat privilege.
Punishment: Chat-ban
Spoiler Policy Violation
2 Warnings, 1 Kick
First instance results in 1 week of chat-ban.
Users who receive another 2 warnings/1 Kick lose all chat privilege.
Punishment: Chat-ban
Ratings Violation
2 Warnings, 1 Kick
First instance results in 1 week of chat-ban.
Users who receive another 2 warnings/1 Kick lose all chat privilege.
Punishment: Chat-ban
Disruptive Behavior Violation
2 Warnings, 1 Kick
First instance results in 1 month of chat-ban.
Users who receive another 2 warnings/1 Kick lose all chat privilege.
Punishment: Chat-ban
User Requested Ban
User requests to be banned by a chatmod.
Infinite. If you request a ban, you're gone for good.
Punishment: Chat-ban
Admins & Chat Moderators

These individuals have spoken up and stated that they are willing and ready to deal with chatroom Problems. Chatmods are automatically listed as a part of their duties for the flag.

Admins                                                       Chatmods

 

          Studio 69                                                      Aruba Trip

Capt. Al                                                               Bel

Music Maniac                                                    Open

Miss Luna                                                            Open

Open                                                                     Open

Interested in joining the Studio 69 Chatroom Staff? Look under the header of the rank you're interesting in trying for (if it's got openings) and follow the instructions to apply. Have patience and understand that the application process can be long.

 
Kickban Appeals
STATUS: Kickban appeals are OPEN but limited

Request for Chat Moderatorship/Vote of No Confidence
STATUS: Nominations are OPEN

If you are interested in becoming a Studio 69 chat moderator you may contact us to apply for the job. You can also find instructions to bring up a vote of no confidence against a chat mod you feel isn't doing their job.