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Chris
12th June 2007, 12:18 PM
This guide written by our Op, Sheena. Some additions made by myself.

These are the rules. If you do not abide by them or attempt to bypass them, you WILL be banned. Trust me when I say this, it's better to be kicked by our scripts than by manual bans.

Chat Owner
Serebii

Super Operators/Channel Administrators
Asuka
Captain_Chris
Fox
Jess
Joshlol

Auto Operators/Operators
Apollo_11
Erik_Destler
Honoka/Sheena
Kirby
Riyu
Yami-Ron

Half-Operators
Arty2
Cynthia/Istarune
darkgamerGS/Neji
Delcatty
Dragonite
Dratini927
Ellie
Kiori
Nayru/Ebola/jumpluff
Raikuga
Ryuusei/Arashi
Sedna
Skiks
Slowking
Tekirai/Purugly
Tenten/Karin
Torkoal_Greg

1.) Don't swear - Of course, this is an all-ages chatroom, so try to keep it down to a minimal of LESS offensive words if you feel you have to say something.

2.) No advertising - The reason for this is simple. It's spammish and has nothing to do with wi-fi. You might say that the channel you are advertising is for trading but guess what, WE ALREADY HAVE #SPP-WIFI FOR THAT. For sites, however, there are some people who would link to a porn site or anything, and we all know that this is an all-ages chat that revolves ONLY around wi-fi discussion. We've had people link to viral sites, so it's best to keep them out.

Also, none of this: "PM me if you want to join a tourney/tournament" or "if you like somethingoranother PM me"
and then when you PM them they advertise a channel/site.

3.) No access begging - What is access? Those signs beside the user's names like +, % and @ are accesses. It means asking for power. Ops are chosen by the admins or founder, they were chosen so don't beg for it. Believe me, if you ask for it, you'll most likely WON'T get it. Especially if you are a random WiFiGuest. We don't hand over power to people we don't even recognize or people who use Java.

4.) No flooding - This is annoying. If you have nothing better to do, don't flood the chatroom because it is VERY, VERY ANNOYING. Flooding is posting 3 lines or more in a short amount of time. Some scripts are just lagging if you get wrongfully banned by one.

5.) No repeating - We all know that you need a certain Pokemon and the amount of people in the wi-fi chat is so many that your post will be gone in a matter of minutes, but please, don't post it over and over in a short amount of time. Wait for about 5-10 minutes then post again.

6.) Don't use excessive caps - THIS IS ALSO ANNOYING. SEE? DO YOU THINK THIS IS FUN? WE ALL KNOW HOW YOU WANT YOUR POST TO STAND OUT BUT THIS IS ALSO CONSIDERED YELLING AND IS VERY IMPOLITE...AS WELL AS ANNOYING AND STUPID.

7.) Speak English - This is an international chatroom, but this is NOT a multilingual chatroom :|. Most of the users are from English-speaking countries or know English.

8.) Don't ask for downloadable stuff - We don't have them in here and they are ILLEGAL.

9.) No arguing about the rules - Rules are rules. They are enforced for a purpose to moderate the chatroom.

10.) Racism is not allowed - I don't give a crap if you're black or white. Don't flame each other for their colors or races, everybody's equal.

11.) Don't argue with the Ops - Please don't do that. Ops are chosen because they KNOW HOW TO BE OPS. If you do see them breaking any rules (e.g. caps overuse) they're just doing it because they are trying to say something...if it is spammish then it's just for fun. :[

12.) Don't ban evade - Some of the bans are ineffective, but please, don't evade them. If you are to evade them, don't do the same crap you did that got you banned. If you continue to evade a ban, the network might be the one to give you a permaban. ;)

13.) Don't ask for the forbidden event Pokemon and items - These are Shaymin and Arceus. They are still not allowed in the chat. Heck, it's not even allowed on the GTS. Don't try to be a smartass and evade, we have active ops and scripts that still catches your (failure) attempts. ;P Don't ask for the Event items like Oak's Letter or Azure Flute, either.

14.) Don't overuse bold, underline and highlight - We know you want to stand out, but don't overuse the bold, underline and highlight functions. You CAN bold/underline/highlight ONE or TWO words in your post.

15.) Don't spam - Spam is ridiculous. It is saying unnecessary or out of topic things like "I like pie" or "Cheese". It's NOT funny. Saying letters or words that doesn't have any meaning whatsoever is also considered spam. Anything that does NOT have to do with Pokemon WiFi Battling and Trading is considered SPAM.

16.) Don't overuse punctuations - u tink dis is not annoying?????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????? Please, don't overuse the exclamation point (!), question mark (?) and the period (.)

17.) Please keep the chat wi-fi related - This chat is SPECIFICALLY for TRADING & BATTLING ONLY. For other discussions, please go to the main chatroom #SPP.

18.) Don't talk about hacks - GameShark, Action Replay and other game-enhancing devices are FORBIDDEN. It is because the owner doesn't support the usage of cheats and glitches. If you wish to do that, do it elsewhere. Don't even think about asking in PMs, either. We DO have our ways of finding out if people are trying to evade the scripts by asking people to PM them about them.

19.) Pokesav is also FORBIDDEN - Pokesav is not allowed, kthx. Don't even ask what it's for.

20.) Cloning is not allowed - Cloning is when two users of the SAME EXACT HOST/IP ADDRESS connects to the chat and pretending to be siblings/relatives/not related at all/etc. Don't even try to, we can see who are using the same connection ^.^

21.) Glitches are bad - Glitches are bad. Whether it is in-game cloning, event Pokémon glitch or stuff. The owner doesn't support glitches. Also, do not mention how they work or complain if they screw up something with your game or Pokémon. We will likely laugh at you getting upset because you tried to cheat the system.

22.) The /me command is banned from Wifi, and will result in a kick when used. Please do not use it.

23.) Changing your name to something very similar to that of another member's name to cause trouble will get you banned. For example, changing your name to Kriby will get you banned for impersonation, since another member goes by the name of Kirby. You can thank the forum member ReallyOcean for making it known that this should be a written rule :)

24.) When you're banned from #spp or #spp-wifi, don't come to the other chan asking why you were kicked or to unban you... obviously, there was a reason for the kick, and you will be unbanned whenever the lists need to be clear (Or sooner, depending on what kind of kick it was... scripts are five minutes, manual is whenever)

25.) No damn memes, like "So I herd u liek mudkipz!!11"

26.) Don't ask for trades involving accounts for other games.

27.) Do not offer/request shiny events. They are likely to be hacked. There are a few that are legit, but more than likely it's going to be hacked.
So no.

28.) DO NOT MINIMOD/MINI-OP - Just because you have a bloody +v by your name (a temporary one at that) DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN COME IN AND SAY omfg plz stup doin dis. ;[
If you don't have halfop or above, you don't need to be mini-op! >:(

29.) Do not ask for or offer hacked pokemon.

Fenix
12th June 2007, 6:21 PM
Finally...
i think that a link to this thread should be on SPP-WiFi's topic, not that will make idiots read the rules, but at least will prevent " i didn now dat ma bro and i cant b on the wiifii chat in teh same tym, i shuld not b booted lol, u suck. unkick me now" ;)

darkgamerGS
14th June 2007, 5:38 AM
Well, I thought about putting it in the topic, but... thought they weren't gonna fit in the topic. They're in there now, so... be happy and stuff.

Mysticalman Luigi
14th June 2007, 10:37 AM
13.) Don't ask for the forbidden event Pokemon and items - These are Darkrai, Shaymin and Arceus. They are still not allowed in the chat. Heck, it's not even allowed on the GTS. Don't try to be a smartass and evade, we have active ops and scripts that still catches your (failure) attempts. ;P


Failure attemps? Lol l now have a Shiny Shaymin thanks to Serebii Wi-Fi Chat .l don't think that l am teh one who failed when l did that. :-D

Chris
14th June 2007, 11:46 AM
Failure attemps? Lol l now have a Shiny Shaymin thanks to Serebii Wi-Fi Chat .l don't think that l am teh one who failed when l did that. :-D
Congratulations. You have a hack. Go pat yourself on the back while you're at it, because no one cares that you have something just about anyone can cheat for. ;\

Mysticalman Luigi
14th June 2007, 11:56 AM
It is catched in the Flower Paradise BTW.

Chris
14th June 2007, 11:57 AM
It is catched in the Flower Paradise BTW.
A cheat's a cheat. Regardless of where it was caught.

Mysticalman Luigi
14th June 2007, 7:23 PM
Yes but l think that only teh items for teh event was cheated not the pokemon and that makes it legit cause it was not the pokemon but the item that got cheated.

And teh reason l said this was to make clear that that '(Failure)' before attempts not always true is.
l think many people do not fail but succeed when they trade them but they just don't tell it like l am doing cause it may result in a ban and is actually a quite stupid thing to do.

Chris
15th June 2007, 12:20 PM
That doesn't make it legit. You still cheated to get to it. Thus still making it non-legit. Especially since Nintendo ISN'T doing any of those events as of yet.

Pokemaster3001
16th June 2007, 2:34 PM
I personally agree with the rules, and am glad they are posted! I also think the SPP Staff and Administrators do a fantastic job of maintaining order in the chatrooms and on the forums.


Chat nickname: Pkmnmaster

Erik Destler
17th June 2007, 1:55 AM
22. Don't overuse /me.

Here's a perfect example from the chat. :]


18:50 » who anyone want a togetic

It's spammy, and it just defeats the purpose of /me. :\

16.5: Continuing on the overuse of !'s and ?'s, my personal limit is more than 5.

So, saying

Who wants Jirachi??????
will have you kicked.

It's spam and it's not really needed, is it?

Unless there's a possible reason for having more than five ?'s/!'s/.'s in a row, I'd say that's a good limit. :\

darkgamerGS
17th June 2007, 3:08 AM
Hopefully, Chris will add that to the first post... anyway, I've seen something happen that was really bugging me... I know I'm only HOp, so if I can't post rules, then forget I made this post... kinda goes for both chans...

23. When you're banned from #spp or #spp-wifi, don't come to the other chan asking why you were kicked or to unban you... obviously, there was a reason for the kick, and you will be unbanned whenever the lists need to be clear (Or sooner, depending on what kind of kick it was... scripts are five minutes, manual is whenever)

Oh, and Erik, I kick at five, not over... unless it's dots... since I use them (Someone had to point it out, and I didn't notice until they said something XD), it's over five for that.

Erik Destler
18th June 2007, 5:58 AM
2.) No advertising - The reason for this is simple. It's spammish and has nothing to do with wi-fi. You might say that the channel you are advertising is for trading but guess what, WE ALREADY HAVE #SPP-WIFI FOR THAT. For sites, however, there are some people who would link to a porn site or anything, and we all know that this is an all-ages chat that revolves ONLY around wi-fi discussion. We've had people link to viral sites, so it's best to keep them out.

Add on this to no "PM me if you want to join a tourney/tournament" or "if you like somethingoranother PM me"
and then when you PM them they advertise a channel.

manaphy4ever
22nd June 2007, 11:46 AM
I personally agree with the rules, and am glad they are posted! I also think the SPP Staff and Administrators do a fantastic job of maintaining order in the chatrooms and on the forums.


Chat nickname: manaphy4ever

RaZoR LeAf
22nd June 2007, 12:39 PM
Considering the recent spurt of "omg ur banneded me" posts, you may want to add that unless you have logs (or print screen if you're on JAVA (wow it really works)) that your argumenet against unfair banings is null and void.

Xsinthis
12th July 2007, 6:36 PM
Just a question that has been bugging me for a while, shouldn't we be able to ask/offer event pokemon if the event has happened? Recently i've been on the chat room and sometimes we get kicked for saying darkrai and sometimes we don't. and sometimes its as soon as we hit enter. Are there bots in the chatroom that does the kicking?

Shuko
12th July 2007, 6:39 PM
Just a question that has been bugging me for a while, shouldn't we be able to ask/offer event pokemon if the event has happened? Recently i've been on the chat room and sometimes we get kicked for saying darkrai and sometimes we don't. and sometimes its as soon as we hit enter. Are there bots in the chatroom that does the kicking?So you went to the Japanese Darkrai event then? I would think that only a teeny tiny percentage of our users live in Japan. An even smaller percentage is likely to have gone to that particular event.

There's a very valid reason why the event Pokemon for this gen haven't been allowed yet. xD You're 99% likely to only see hacks, clones of hacks, and glitch versions of these Pokemon in the chats now. All three are against Serebii rules. ;)

Xsinthis
12th July 2007, 6:41 PM
ya, i guess that makes sense, and the chat rooms will just fill up with requests for darkrai. lol. And that was a quick response to my previous post.

Shuko
12th July 2007, 6:43 PM
ya, i guess that makes sense, and the chat rooms will just fill up with requests for darkrai. lol. And that was a quick response to my previous post.Really? xD I just saw the thread on the main forum page and went to see if there was anything interesting here. I guess it's coincidence. :p

Xsinthis
12th July 2007, 6:48 PM
ya, you responded like three minutes after i posted, lol. Do you know how to connect to the chat room using mIRC Script(that thing that is downloadable under the java window)?

Shuko
12th July 2007, 6:58 PM
ya, you responded like three minutes after i posted, lol. Do you know how to connect to the chat room using mIRC Script(that thing that is downloadable under the java window)?Unfortunately no. :( Every time I try to run that application it crashes my computer. I have a wicked fast processor, loads of RAM, and no problems whatsoever with any other programs. But for some reason mIRC always locks my computer up. I never get to even see activity in the chat window. :p

Xsinthis
12th July 2007, 7:06 PM
Does anyone reading this know how to work mIRC???

King Sky
18th July 2007, 8:17 PM
Does anyone reading this know how to work mIRC???
I do, just PM me or something.

Oh and it's great that these rules were posted! Now we'll (hopefully) have less of the "omgz I ned a darkrai someone pm me".

Lugia58
21st July 2007, 2:11 AM
Would it be possible for you to allow us to search for JPN movie items?

Erik Destler
21st July 2007, 4:15 AM
Japanese Movie Event Items?

wtf is that

Blatsman
31st July 2007, 6:35 PM
Congratulations. You have a hack. Go pat yourself on the back while you're at it, because no one cares that you have something just about anyone can cheat for. ;\

Wrong. Serebii cares. Because if Serebii would not care about hacked pokemon, why would they do so much things to prevent them from being traded?

Honestly, first doing everything that is in your might to prevent 4th gen events from being traded and then says that you don't care when someone still managed to trade it is a bit strange ....

Erik Destler
2nd August 2007, 8:09 PM
Blatsman has no knowledge of sarcasm.
What kind of comp do you have, Shuko?
If you have a MAC you can't run mIRC.
You could always download X-chat. .-.

And there is a tutorial on mIRC already..:[

Shuko
2nd August 2007, 10:03 PM
Blatsman has no knowledge of sarcasm.
What kind of comp do you have, Shuko?
If you have a MAC you can't run mIRC.
You could always download X-chat. .-.

And there is a tutorial on mIRC already..:[I have a PC. I've done everything the tutorial says, but for some reason it always ends in disaster. xD I wind up having to actually turn the computer off manually, because I can't even access the task manager when it locks up like that. It's really freaky. o_0

Blatsman
2nd August 2007, 10:15 PM
" because no one cares that you have something just about anyone can cheat for. ;\ "
Are you saying that this was sarcasm? xD

Kaiserin
3rd August 2007, 4:09 PM
" because no one cares that you have something just about anyone can cheat for. ;\ "
Are you saying that this was sarcasm? xD

...Shuko really did hit the nail on the head when she said you were the argumentative type. ;x

Shuko
3rd August 2007, 10:04 PM
...Shuko really did hit the nail on the head when she said you were the argumentative type. ;xTo be fair, I'm the argumentative type too, so it's easy for me to recognize one of my kind. xD

ShadowRaider
6th August 2007, 8:14 PM
I hate it when I automatically correct someone... why can't we say "Canalave City" on WiFi chat? that's not right, and wasn't prohibited by the rules... so what's going on?

Pokecelebi
1st October 2007, 7:18 PM
Dear Captain Chris,
I read that you work for serebii.net and I write this letter to express my disappointment.
Today morning I learned that my best teacher died from cancer and being 40 years old.I got in the SPP-Wifi and I used some smilies of disappointment so I could express it.Nobody could hear my pain so I thought it would be good to express my disappointment like this.
I love Pokemon and I could do everything to be unbanned.So I'm requesting your permission to allow me talking with people there.
Thank you for reading my letter.
Yours faithfully,
Pokecelebi.
PS:I was named like that when I was banned.
PS2:If I have made mistakes in the letter,please forgive me,I am from Greece.

Kirby
1st October 2007, 9:26 PM
Dear Captain Chris,
I read that you work for serebii.net and I write this letter to express my disappointment.
Today morning I learned that my best teacher died from cancer and being 40 years old.I got in the SPP-Wifi and I used some smilies of disappointment so I could express it.Nobody could hear my pain so I thought it would be good to express my disappointment like this.
I love Pokemon and I could do everything to be unbanned.So I'm requesting your permission to allow me talking with people there.
Thank you for reading my letter.
Yours faithfully,
Pokecelebi.
PS:I was named like that when I was banned.
PS2:If I have made mistakes in the letter,please forgive me,I am from Greece.

Wrong topic.

For future reference please only post it once, and in the correct topic. Cross posting is annoying.

But to be nice, I'll say talking about real life problems in a chat that's only there for trades and battles will get you banned.

Shuko
1st October 2007, 10:57 PM
I hate it when I automatically correct someone... why can't we say "Canalave City" on WiFi chat? that's not right, and wasn't prohibited by the rules... so what's going on?Lol. That's because the word "anal" is in there. :p "anal" is one of the words that Erik Destler's script will kick you automatically for (other OPs might have it in theirs too). Protip: don't talk about Canalave City in the WIFI chat. Wifi chat is for trading and battling ONLY. Not to discuss strategies or item/poke locations. There's no reason to mention Canalave in there.

Erik Destler
1st October 2007, 11:07 PM
Lol. That's because the word "anal" is in there. :p "anal" is one of the words that Erik Destler's script will kick you automatically for (other OPs might have it in theirs too). Protip: don't talk about Canalave City in the WIFI chat. Wifi chat is for trading and battling ONLY. Not to discuss strategies or item/poke locations. There's no reason to mention Canalave in there.

That has been taken out.
Has been for a while, dear <3

Shuko
1st October 2007, 11:09 PM
That has been taken out.
Has been for a while, dear <3Lol. I forgot. Anyway, I didn't look at the date of the original post earlier, but now I did. It was posted on 8/6. Was that particular bit of the script still around then?

Ryuusei
5th October 2007, 7:17 PM
Since the op list hasn't been updated in god knows since when and that I'm bored. And the fact new rules need to be added in to this list so people won't whine about how their ban isn't justified.

Chat Owner
Serebii

Super Operators/Channel Administrators
1) Asuka
2) Aipom/Kirby
3) Captain_Chris
4) Josh
5) Leona

Auto Operators/Operators
1) Altomare_Latios
2) Erik_Destler
3) Fatal
4) Grim/Leeloo
5) Honoka/Sheena
6) Nagisa/Riyu

Half-Operators
1) Aeris/Tinkerbell
2) Alexis
3) Arty2
4) Bryan/Bryloom
5) Cynthia/Istarune
6) Kintana/Tenten/Kin-Tsuchi
7) Konan/Kushina/Ryuusei
8) Mario
9) Nny
10) Skiks
11) Satoshi-kun
12) Torkoal_Greg
13) Yami-Ron

Boredom loves doing weird stuff to people. Oh, and the /me rule should be added to the front page. Cause people keep asking about bans for it and it's pretty much attention seeking yet people don't seem to be able to read the Chan Topic.

Kirby
5th October 2007, 9:57 PM
Since the op list hasn't been updated in god knows since when and that I'm bored. And the fact new rules need to be added in to this list so people won't whine about how their ban isn't justified.

Chat Owner
Serebii

Super Operators/Channel Administrators
1) Asuka
2) Aipom/Kirby
3) Captain_Chris
4) Josh
5) Leona

Auto Operators/Operators
1) Altomare_Latios
2) Erik_Destler
3) Fatal
4) Grim/Leeloo
5) Honoka/Sheena
6) Nagisa/Riyu

Half-Operators
1) Aeris/Tinkerbell
2) Alexis
3) Arty2
4) Bryan/Bryloom
5) Cynthia/Istarune
6) Kintana/Tenten/Kin-Tsuchi
7) Konan/Kushina/Ryuusei
8) Mario
9) Nny
10) Skiks
11) Satoshi-kun
12) Torkoal_Greg
13) Yami-Ron

Boredom loves doing weird stuff to people. Oh, and the /me rule should be added to the front page. Cause people keep asking about bans for it and it's pretty much attention seeking yet people don't seem to be able to read the Chan Topic.

Updated the first post with the /me rule and the new access list. I'm not sure if it's a ban or just a kick for the /me rule, when I asked they said it was just a kick, but then again different people have different scripts.

Let me know if I need to add anything else or I made a mistake. Thanks for helping out.

Sird
6th December 2007, 6:19 PM
Oh. and guys, Mareena is now a Half-Op. :D

Kirby
6th December 2007, 6:43 PM
Oh. and guys, Mareena is now a Half-Op. :D

Updated...Thanks for telling me haha <3

Keisuke_kt
8th December 2007, 4:10 AM
well i was kicked from wifi chat because i did not intend to use caps. However, since i am using a labtop i accidently hit the caps lock button also, when i was typing and did not notice. So ummm... what I am asking is; is it possible to be unbanned from the chat?

Sird
8th December 2007, 5:11 AM
Take your complain there next time.

Banned from #SPP or #SPP-Wifi unfairly? Post here! (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=256997)

Actually, it is just a 5 minutes ban, nothing to whine about.

(Speaking of which, I can't believe you missed that thread.)

Drake Pokétrainer
30th December 2007, 11:52 AM
I don't really understand why cloned pokémon are banned. I mean if you say they're cloned and someone wants to trade with you,then they know they're clones and don't care.Right?

Sird
15th January 2008, 12:44 PM
Half-Operators
1) Aeris/Tinkerbell
2) Alexis
3) Arty2
4) Bryan/Bryloom
5) Cynthia/Istarune
6) Kintana/Tenten/Kin-Tsuchi
7) Konan/Kushina/Ryuusei
8) Mario
9) Nny
10) Skiks
11) Satoshi-kun
12) Torkoal_Greg
13) Yami-Ron
14) darkgamerGS/DG/Ryan/Neji
15) Mareena

Number 16 : Delcatty

Okay?

Neal13
20th January 2008, 12:12 AM
well i was kicked from wifi chat

Kick + banned, right?


because i did not intend to use caps.

No, see, that would make caps an intent rule. Since it isn't, it doesn't matter whether you intended to relay caps or not, just whether you did or not. And the length of the text, the percentage of capitals, etc., all that, can be taken into account. This is of course, on the scripting basis.


However, since i am using a labtop i accidently hit the caps lock button

And I tell you, using a laptop is irrelevant information. Because you could easily hit the caps lock button on a non-laptop too. Do you think there is any excuse, any mitigating circumstance, that hitting a caps lock key by accident is okay on a laptop but not elsewhere?


also, when i was typing and did not notice. So ummm... what I am asking is; is it possible to be unbanned from the chat?

Let's just assume you did not know the ban was only 5 minutes. Therefore, logically, you would assume you would be unbanned anyways. So is it possible? The only thing now you have to question is, "Is the ban permanent?" And, "Was I added to akick?" If the answers are no to both questions, then requesting to be unbanned over a script, seems pretty pointless/meaningless. Now of course, channel bans are wiped within a 24-hour period due to a maximum channel ban limit. But assuming you did not know that, the only bans by script you have to worry about are akick ones, right?

I could write you a caps lock protection script, but then the problem remains on trust.

Remember, my #1 goal is human integrity.

Neal Conroy.

Sird
20th January 2008, 2:37 PM
Remember, my #1 goal is human integrity.

Neal Conroy.

Get a life and stop evading your ban then. :(

^__^
21st February 2008, 7:14 PM
Can I just ask if this ^__^ nickname is against the rules?

Kirby
21st February 2008, 7:18 PM
Can I just ask if this ^__^ nickname is against the rules?

I don't know, the rules keep changing everyday. Maybe you should ask Leona in private.

I don't think it's against the rules, but I also don't think Leona would really ban anyone for just their nickname, unless it was something inappropriate, which yours isn't.

Perhaps you should stop using it for the time being, since it appears you've been "kicked" for that same reason in the past.

Also, putting a petition in your signature is incredibly immature, and not exactly a great way to get someone to revoke your ban.

darkgamerGS
21st February 2008, 7:34 PM
Hmm...

I think you keep getting banned cause Leona considers that name to be spam. I remember her saying something about smilie nicks not being allowed... but I could be wrong.

Kelxab
29th February 2008, 4:22 AM
Rules, rules and more rules. Great!


1.) Don't swear - Of course, this is an all-ages chatroom, so try to keep it down to a minimal of LESS offensive words if you feel you have to say something. Sure, this rule is sensible.


2.) No advertising - The reason for this is simple. It's spammish and has nothing to do with wi-fi. You might say that the channel you are advertising is for trading but guess what, WE ALREADY HAVE #SPP-WIFI FOR THAT. For sites, however, there are some people who would link to a porn site or anything, and we all know that this is an all-ages chat that revolves ONLY around wi-fi discussion. We've had people link to viral sites, so it's best to keep them out. Another sensible rule.

Also, no of this "PM me if you want to join a tourney/tournament" or "if you like somethingoranother PM me"
and then when you PM them they advertise a channel/site.


3.) No access begging - What is access? Those signs beside the user's names like +, % and @ are accesses. It means asking for power. Ops are chosen by the admins or founder, they were chosen so don't beg for it. Believe me, if you ask for it, you'll most likely WON'T get it. Especially if you are a random WiFiGuest. We don't hand over power to people we don't even recognize or people who use Java. Sensible as long as information is provided on how to become an Op instead of getting kicked.


4.) No flooding - This is annoying. If you have nothing better to do, don't flood the chatroom because it is VERY, VERY ANNOYING. Flooding is posting 3 lines or more in a short amount of time. Some scripts are just lagging if you get wrongfully banned by one. Also be aware that you MAY NOT post the same messages twice or thrice in different manners as that is evading the script. Ok, this is a sensible rule as long as bans arent too long.


5.) No repeating - We all know that you need a certain Pokemon and the amount of people in the wi-fi chat is so many that your post will be gone in a matter of minutes, but please, don't post it over and over in a short amount of time. Wait for about 5-10 minutes then post again. Semi-sensible considering some instances are accidents.


6.) Don't use excessive caps - THIS IS ALSO ANNOYING. SEE? DO YOU THINK THIS IS FUN? WE ALL KNOW HOW YOU WANT YOUR POST TO STAND OUT BUT THIS IS ALSO CONSIDERED YELLING AND IS VERY IMPOLITE...AS WELL AS ANNOYING AND STUPID. Havent you ever accidentally pressed the CAps Lock key and not known it until you post...please allow leniency.


7.) Speak English - This is an international chatroom, but this is NOT a multilingual chatroom :|. Most of the users are from English-speaking countries or know English. Sensible.


8.) Don't ask for downloadable stuff - We don't have them in here and they are ILLEGAL. Yet again sensible.


9.) No arguing about the rules - Rules are rules. They are enforced for a purpose to moderate the chatroom. This is a very controversial rule. We all have opinions and some of these rules are very unnecessary. I wouldnt remove rule entirely but allow leniency.


10.) Racism is not allowed - I don't give a crap if you're black or white. Don't flame each other for their colors or races, everybody's equal. Very sensible.


11.) Don't argue with the Ops - Please don't do that. Ops are chosen because they KNOW HOW TO BE OPS. If you do see them breaking any rules (e.g. caps overuse) they're just doing it because they are trying to say something...if it is spammish then it's just for fun. :[ Hmmm, Id say abolish this rule, it is completely unfair and unnecessary. Abuse of power might happen.


12.) Don't ban evade - Some of the bans are ineffective, but please, don't evade them. If you are to evade them, don't do the same crap you did that got you banned. If you continue to evade a ban, the network might be the one to give you a permaban. ;) Maybe if some of these ridiculous rule werent implemented no one would have to ban evade. Hmm, something to think about.


13.) Don't ask for the forbidden event Pokemon and items - These are Darkrai, Shaymin and Arceus. They are still not allowed in the chat. Heck, it's not even allowed on the GTS. Don't try to be a smartass and evade, we have active ops and scripts that still catches your (failure) attempts. ;P Don't ask for the Event items like Oak's Letter or Azure Flute, either. Very crude way of putting the rule. Even this rule is breaking the first rule (dont curse). This is one of the ridiculous rules I was referring to above. Let me remind you that this is a game. Some people cheat and some don't. I say let people do what they want. Who Cares?!?


14.) Don't overuse bold, underline and highlight - We know you want to stand out, but don't overuse the bold, underline and highlight functions. You CAN bold/underline/highlight ONE or TWO words in your post. Not neccessary.


15.) Don't spam - Spam is ridiculous. It is saying unnecessary or out of topic things like "I like pie" or "Cheese". It's NOT funny. Saying letters or words that doesn't have any meaning whatsoever is also considered spam. This is sensible.


16.) Don't overuse punctuations - u tink dis is not annoying?????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????? Please, don't overuse the exclamation point (!), question mark (?) and the period (.) Sensible...


17.) Please keep the chat wi-fi related - This chat is SPECIFICALLY for TRADING & BATTLING ONLY. For other discussions, please go to the main chatroom #SPP. I suppose this is sensible as well considering there is another chat room avalible for miscellanious chat.


18.) Don't talk about hacks - GameShark, Action Replay and other game-enhancing devices are FORBIDDEN. It is because the owner doesn't support the usage of cheats and glitches. If you wish to do that, do it elsewhere. Don't even think about asking in PMs, either. We DO have our ways of finding out if people are trying to evade the scripts by asking people to PM them about them. Once again I cant put in word how uneccessary this rule is. If people hacks, guess what, its okay, the world doesnt end. Also, remember: Its a videogame. Let people live.


19.) Pokesav is also FORBIDDEN - Pokesav is not allowed, kthx. Don't even ask what it's for. Same as above, very unccessary.


20.) Cloning is not allowed - Cloning is when two users of the SAME EXACT HOST/IP ADDRESS connects to the chat and pretending to be siblings/relatives/not related at all/etc. Don't even try to, we can see who are using the same connection ^.^ Really, seriously? Does it matter AT ALL? I think you are just making up rules to make people miserable.


21.) Glitches are bad - Glitches are bad. Whether it is in-game cloning, event Pokémon glitch or stuff. The owner doesn't support glitches. Also, do not mention how they work or complain if they screw up something with your game or Pokémon. We will likely laugh at you getting upset because you tried to cheat the system. Who really cares what goes on in a videogame. This rule is ridiculous.


22.) The /me command is banned from Wifi, and will result in a kick when used. Please do not use it. Sensible.


23.) Changing your name to something very similar to that of another member's name to cause trouble will get you banned. For example, changing your name to Kriby will get you banned for impersonation, since another member goes by the name of Kirby. You can thank the forum member ReallyOcean for making it known that this should be a written rule :) Sensible, but allow leniency.


24.) When you're banned from #spp or #spp-wifi, don't come to the other chan asking why you were kicked or to unban you... obviously, there was a reason for the kick, and you will be unbanned whenever the lists need to be clear (Or sooner, depending on what kind of kick it was... scripts are five minutes, manual is whenever) Wow guys, dont be Nazis ok? People would complain if there werent any STUPID RULES.


25.) No damn memes, like "So I herd u liek mudkipz!!11" Sensible, but allow leniency.


26.) Don't ask for trades involving accounts for other games. Sensible.


27.) Do not offer/request shiny events. They are likely to be hacked. There are a few that are legit, but more than likely it's going to be hacked.
So no. Once again, no one really cares and besides, shiny legendaries have been released in Nintendo Events before so dont jump to conclusions. Doaway with this rule.

A big proportion of these rules are simply ludicrous. All Serebii is doing is chipping away at our rights just like the government does, so stop encouraging. Be cool and not a grumpy old man (that is so true illustrated by these rules). What drives you people to enforce these so strictly? I dont understand. unnecessary, unnecessary, unnecessary.

Kirby
29th February 2008, 4:56 AM
Please don't make a post here and then a separate topic with basically the same post, it's just spam you know.

Kelxab
29th February 2008, 5:18 AM
I would have appreciated if you would have closed my other thread....

Bryloom
29th February 2008, 7:20 AM
Kelxab, nobody cares about what you think of the rules, you mega prick.

Namikaze
5th May 2008, 3:09 AM
You should update the aop/sop/hop list. its changed after the server move.

Nathan15678
7th May 2008, 5:36 PM
can anyonetell me how i would become a member on serebii wifi chat?

disco.sleeze
21st May 2008, 11:08 PM
I was wondering how I appeal to a ban? I was banned from #SPP-WiFi today, and after reading the rules AGAIN I can't see what I did to deserve a ban.

I said something to the effect of, "I am looking for Growlith or its evolutions. I will trade anything, including my MOM." Maybe the op considered that spam? I am not sure. I was being serious...I merely stated it that way to show the sky was the limit.

darkgamerGS
22nd May 2008, 3:33 AM
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Trading your mom? Next time, post intelligently, instead of using cliched "jokes"... otherwise, you'll look like an idiot to HOps+. Yes, it was considered spam. *Wasn't there, but has seen situations like that before*

Erik Destler
22nd May 2008, 4:48 AM
I was wondering how I appeal to a ban? I was banned from #SPP-WiFi today, and after reading the rules AGAIN I can't see what I did to deserve a ban.

I said something to the effect of, "I am looking for Growlith or its evolutions. I will trade anything, including my MOM." Maybe the op considered that spam? I am not sure. I was being serious...I merely stated it that way to show the sky was the limit.

how i appeal to a ban..priceless.
Anyways, try posting in the BANNED FROM SPP/SPP-WIFI topic