Rules of usage
Usage of TOTH is not a god-given right: it is a service which Squish,
Slimey and NoseyNick have set up and have allowed you to use. It is a
privilege that can be withdrawn without notice, but, if you follow
these rules, that should never need to happen...
- An account on TOTH is for one person only, and a person may hold only
one account. Choose a password that cannot be easily guessed by others
(and ideally not by password cracking software). DO NOT share your
password with others -- if another user is found to be logging into
your account it will be banned and you will be advised to change your
password. Connecting to the talker under a name other than your
account name is discouraged.
- You must trust TOTH's head of admin (Squish) and the other masters in
their running of the talker. Masters may log *anything they like* in
order to facilitate the policing of the talker, but are trusted not to
disclose any private information to anyone except the other Masters.
- TOTH will not tolerate any form of abuse towards other users. This
includes insults, torments, harassment, racism, ageism, sexism or any
kind of petty hate campaign. The most important rule on TOTH is to
`be excellent to each other'!
- Language/Relevance of comments
- Although TOTH is primarily a technical talker, non-technical talk is
not prohibited provided it does not interfere with technical
discussions. If necessary, take idle chat to a private group. Talk
on lists should be relevant to the list concerned.
TOTH is a `family' talker, and offensive language should be not be
used in Public, on any publically readable lists, or in groups other
than those containing explicitly consenting users.
If you misuse and/or overuse shouts, expect to be gagged. Replies to
shouts should be done personally (i.e. don't
shout) unless the reply is useful and necessary for everyone
Pasting large amounts of text is discouraged unless done in a group
discussing a related issue.
If you don't agree with the rules, log off. If you break the rules, you
will be logged off! Users who regularly break the rules may be banned
from the talker, either temporarily or permanently.