Note: It is not recommended to use one's real name or contact information in the Wiki. Do not ask others for theirs without an extremely good reason.
- Behave normally. You will never be asked to be "nice," and personal attacks are unpreventable. Regardless, do not go out of your way to irritate others. Vicious abuse is ground for sanctions.
- No complaining. Users who ask for something from another IRC user and are refused it should not fill the IRC with complaining, which is grounds for sanctions. It is acceptable to be persistent, but in a mature manner.
- Real-world politics and/or religion may only be discussed with unanimous consent. If someone doesn't want to talk about them, drop the subject.
- Assassin's Wiki IRC's official language: English. We don't care if it's British or American, as long as it's not "L33t" or "TXT." Abbreviations are fine, but keep it within reason.
- No spamming. The meaning should be obvious. Don't say the same thing six times because no one is responding to you. Don't keep pushing a subject nobody cares about.
- Ops=admins. In general, the people with @ symbols (or any other variant by which your client denotes ops) are Assassin's Wiki IRC channel operators. If they're around, then there is an official presence to consult and there are people enforcing the rules. There are exceptions, as not all moderators feel the need to "wear a badge" in IRC, and some ops may not be admins, but system processors or helpful bots.
- Personal=PM Keep long, personal dialogs to personal messages or PMs, or create your own room for it. The #ACWiki channel should be used for the community as a whole. Any conversation there should be for everyone.
When admins are around, then there is an official presence to consult and there are people enforcing the rules.
The standard sanctions for dealing with violators of IRC policies are as follows:
- Warning. Directed at the violator by an operator.
- Kicking. Should only occur when policy violations, spamming, trolling, and similar transgressions are sufficiently obvious and continuous that all operators agree.
- Channel mute. All users are voiced except the violator, allowing said violator to grow frustrated and quit on his or her own.
- Kickbanning. When all else fails and a user refuses to stop being disruptive. This is rare.