AllNewsChat Community Standards

You have arrived at the most exciting and compelling spot on the Internet to discuss the social issues that affect our lives. Through live chat, AllNewsChat provides you the opportunity to express your thoughts and opinions to your friends and neighbors around the world. It's important that you periodically check these Guidelines for updates and new information.

Appropriate online content and discussion guidelines

We reserve the right to remove content that does not meet our discussion standards. AllNewsChat does not assume any liability if such content is not removed, and makes the final determination about whether content is objectionable or not. AllNewsChat doesn't endorse or oppose opinions expressed by our visitors. Visitors who generate content in our chat rooms that does not meet our discussion standards shall be removed. Serious offenses will result in removal of access.

These guidelines apply:

Age: You must be at least 13 years old to participate in AllNewsChat.

Language: Mild expletives and non-sexual anatomical references are allowed, but profanity, strong vulgar language, crude, lewd or explicit sexual references and hate speech -- harsh personal insults and epithets directed against one's race, religion, ethnic origin, gender or sexual preference -- are not allowed even if disguised with asterisks or other text and characters.

Sex/sensuality: There is a difference between affection and vulgarity. There is also a difference between a discussion of the health or emotional aspects of sex using appropriate language and more crude conversations about sex. The former is acceptable, the latter is not.

Personal attacks: No personal attacks are allowed. "Personal attacks" are defined as comments that reflect upon the person instead of their opinion.

Identity: No impersonation of other participants, public or religious figures, or AllNewsChat volunteers is permitted.

Disruptive behavior: Please stay on topic and restrict your comments to the subject at hand. Refrain from "spamming," or "flooding" or the repeated posting of the same message over and over. Do not transmit or facilitate distribution of content that is harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, or in a reasonable person's view, objectionable. Hate speech will not be tolerated.

Personal information: Do not share any personal information or information about others -- phone numbers, e-mail, home address, etc.-- with others on the channels. Chat participants may be restricted from using the chat system. This is for your protection! No speculation about the identity of other participants.

Copyrighted material: No copyrighted material is allowed without attribution. Please provide a URL (link) if you quote material from another site.

Advertising: No advertising of any kind, including non-profit organizations, is permitted without express prior permission of the channel owners and/or ops.

Proper online conduct: Online conduct should be guided by common sense and basic etiquette. You will be considered in violation of the Terms of Service if you violate any of the standards outlined above.

Illegal behavior: The laws that apply in the offline world must be obeyed online. We have zero tolerance for illegal behavior in the AllNewsChat Community. We cooperate with law enforcement on such matters.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our AllNewsChat Community Standards, please e-mail us at Community Standards Feedback. We hope you enjoy your visit!


Send email to AllNewsChat