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Chat Information & Etiquette

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  1. We ask all chat guests to be respectful, polite, and focused on eagles.
  2. First and foremost, the AEF Dollywood Chat Room is a family and classroom friendly place and we ask that all chat guests respect the diversity of the room. Profanity, personal invective, or other inappropriate comments will not be tolerated. Disagreements might be unavoidable but should remain polite, and they should never become arguments. Chatting is a privilege, not a right. If your presence is disruptive or inappropriate, moderators (mods) can timeout, kick, or permanently ban chat abusers, and can delete inappropriate posts.
  3. We request that guests refrain from touching on politics, religion, sports, TV shows, personal medical issues, and other unrelated topics. Although we respect your political views, please do not post them in the main chat, since this is not a forum for political issues.
  4. While we appreciate the knowledge chatters have gained through chat, we ask that they refrain from answering questions asked by fellow chatters, allowing the Moderators to respond, avoiding confusion or possibly posting incorrect information. If chat is busy and a question gets missed by a Moderator, feel free to provide the correct answer.
  5. We prefer that chatters focus on the Dollywood eagles featured on this page. We are aware that many of our chatters view other nests and like to share the news (eaglet hatchings, etc.), which is acceptable. However, please keep information from other nests to a minimum so we don’t confuse other chatters. If you feel the need to discuss other topics, please do so by using Private Messages (PMs).
  6. Due to how much space they take up in the chat window, we ask for Chat guests to not post strings of several emoticons, smileys, or random characters, either on a single line or in successive posts. We also prefer that guests not post in all caps, as it can sometimes be interpreted as YELLING. 
  7. Discord chat has a BOT named MEE6.  MEE6 is an automatic filter that is set up to ensure that chat flows smoothly.  MEE6 will filter out and not allow the following – —  website links, gifs, letters and phrases that may not be vulgar to an individual but could be offensive to some people
    —  posts with strings of more than 3 emoticons
    —  comments that are too wordy – posts that are more than a few lines in length will be filtered and not posted – Please keep posts to one or two lines at most to keep things moving
  8. Our Moderators volunteer 100% of their time to this project. We kindly ask that chat guests respect the Mods, who are here to make sure all viewers have a good experience.

The extension _AEF or _NEFL after a User name designates an AUTHORIZED moderator who has been Approved by the American Eagle Foundation to act on behalf of AEF in our chat room. NO ONE ELSE will be permitted to use the extension _AEF after their name. If you set up a username that would lead people to believe you are an agent of AEF, when in fact you are not, you will be blocked from chat. So please do not do that! We want everyone to be able to chat, but we have to protect our “official” name.

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