Common-sense rules to help steer you clear of trouble
We expect all users to abide by these Community Guidelines at all times. You don't have to agree with everyone, but please respect other users. Bottom line, treat others the way you'd like to be treated and don't be a jerk. It's really that simple. If you need help figuring out whether you're being a jerk, refer to this simple chart.
Harassing other users is never tolerated, whether it occurs in public or private. No matter who you are, if you feel you have been or are being maliciously harrased by another user, please contact a staff member immediately. Whether you're a veteran user or a newcomer, we care about making this community a safe place for you and we've got your back. In other cases, users may be mildly annoying or petty and should simply be ignored.
Spam and scams
Everyone hates spam. Please respect our users and channel owners and help keep DareNET free of spam. Don't send unsolicited or unwanted messages, use DareNET to conduct fraudulent schemes or otherwise defraud users, or send massive amounts of messages in a short period of time (also known as "flooding").
When you're banned from a channel or DareNET, you're cast out with the other misfits. Any attempts to get around it will be considered harassment and only prolong your ban.
Predatory behavior, stalking, threats, invading privacy or inciting others to commit violent acts is taken seriously. Anyone caught doing this will be banned permanently from DareNET.
Bots and clones
Don't load malicious bots onto the network or create excessive connections (clones).
We encourage your participation in upholding these guidelines
If you have questions about these guidelines, or need to report a violation, please contact a DareNET staff member. When reporting a violation, please include as much detail as possible. It's easiest for us to address issues when we have more context. We will use the information you provide to conduct a review and contact you if we need more details. We generally don't provide any notification on what, if any action, is taken. We also won't tell you their IP address, email address or any other personal information that we may have.
We enforce these guidelines carefully
Okay, this one is more about us than you. We review all abuse reports to determine whether our Community Guidelines have been violated. To protect the integrity of our community, DareNET staff reserve the right to ban any user or suspend any account at any time that is found to be in violation of these Community Guidelines or engaged in activity deemed to be harmful. You're free to appeal your case, and we review all appeals, but we're not inclined or required to provide a reason at the time of ban or suspension.
There is no fixed time as to the length of a ban or suspension unless otherwise indicated. We will unban or unsuspend accounts at our discretion based on a review of your actions, account standing and any other relevant information we may have.
DareNET is your community
This is your community. Each and every user makes the network what it is, so don't be afraid to dig in and get involved.
You may not like everything you see. Some content may even offend you—if you find it violates these guidelines, then join #help and let a staff member know, then consider placing the user on ignore or joining another channel—why waste time on something you don't like?