Revised Nick Regulations – Quick Summary List:


  • Implementation to be phased in gradually for general user awareness to establish.
  • DO NOT MAKE WHOLE NICKNAMES IN ALL CAPS OR WHOLE WORDS IN ALL CAPS.
  • No bodily fluids allowed in nicknames.
  • Specific graphic highly explicit, crude, hardcore pornographic smut terms not allowed.  chat-room-wind-ups-book-cover-stuart-mclean
  • Explicit swearing not allowed within a nickname.
  • No reference to performing a specific sexual act directly allowed.
  • No nicknames related to anything that is sexually illegal/criminal.
  • No hateful or prejudicial terms allowed.
  • No terms indicating external chat services by name or intent to find someone for external chat services allowed.  
  • Extension of the previous:  No advertising-related nicknames allowed.
  • Be mindful, choose appropriate nicknames befitting a SOCIALLY centered community atmosphere that is public – within reason and context of being an 18 restricted gay chatroom.
  • Consider what day it is, what time it is, and what time of year it is (in South Africa) as well as how busy the chatroom is and choose nicknames appropriately.  If it’s daytime, peak hours or general chatting activity is peak
    ing for any reason, appropriateness of nickname is considered accordingly.
  • Relaxation of nickname and other regulations does apply within reason during ‘the witching hours’ when most people online are horny.  Treat users with this in mind.
  • There are exceptions, exemptions and a proper system and procedure is in place to deal with certain nicknames and to allow users to appeal a judgement that their nickname is against the rules.  Please read the sections in the detailed version regarding these elements.
  • Objections and appeals MUST follow the process exactly as it is set out in the detailed version of these rules – any appeals that do not follow the instructed procedure will be ignored.
  • Finally – nick regulations specified here are for clarity and to address EXTREME occurrences of these transgressions.  These rules are not to clamp down rigidly – users have reasonable flexibility and operators need to operate within reason and attempt to enforce rules in extreme and very obvious cases.  Avoid enforcing ‘grey area’ issues if possible.

THESE RULES SHOULD AFFECT FEWER THAN 5 PEOPLE/DIFFERENT NICKNAMES FROM A TOTAL MONTH’S TRAFFIC (GUESSTIMATE) – MOST USERS WILL GO UNNAFFECTED, THIS REVISION IS TO CLARIFY OUR POLICY.  IT WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR USERS TO HELP CORRECT A TRANSGRESSING-NEWBIE VOLUNTARILY SOMETIMES TO HELP THEM AVOID GETTING INTO TROUBLE WITH AN OPERATOR! 🙂