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You may refer to the content of this page as "terms of service" if you want.
Usage Rules
Don't reply over the bot, don't converse: That's what IRC channels are for.
Don't post the same message more than once in a couple of minutes.
Don't use the bot for a different channel than the message is coming from.
Don't double post, bypassing the timer is forbidden.
Don't use the bot as a cheap advertising machine.
Don't offend Quakenet rules. Don't offend national rules.
Be QW related. Be nice. Behave. Use english.

If you think your message could be in violation with one of the rules - for example advertisement for something that may still be QW-related, then better ask the ops in #qwnet if it's alright.

Learn about the QWNetCommands

If you did wrong, you'll be warned.
When a channel produces too much warnings, the bot will be removed from there.

Why Rules?
Q: Why are there those rules? Nobody cares about messages that you think that are wrong!
A: We observe the network, and we are users ourselves. We are not new to IRC. If a service gets unreliable people will resort rather to not use it. And since it's QW has its own problems surviving we don't want a supporting service to die because of useless information chunks that possibly get send over the network.
We want this service to live as long as possible to support the QW-community. That goal cannot be achieved when the many people that use this stuff don't obey some simple rules. And rules are not worth a thing if they are not enforced. So we maintain and enforce this network to keep it as reliable as possible for the community. We are the community.

An excerpt of good examples:
"-qw- MyNiceguy - #own3r : 4on4 mix, two more needed!"
- a nice clanwar request

"-qw- MyNiceguy - #own3r : 3on3 official cw, let's go and have serious fun together"
- another nice clanwar request

"-qw- MyNiceguy - #own3r : We just released a new map, you can download it from: http://www.yooo.com/map.zip"
- new map, new stuff for qw players

"-qw- MyNiceguy - #own3r : A new qw website http://www.bigqwportal.com"
- big and cool for community

"-qw- MyNiceguy - #own3r : Our qw-Movie has now been released, download from http://www.bigqwportal.com and visit us :)"
- cool stuff

"-qw- MyNiceguy - #own3r : New version of our QW client is released! Download available as always."
- cool

An excerpt of bad examples:
"-qw- MyBadguy - #sauba : 3on3 official cw #qurdit"
- don't use for a different channel than the bot is in

"-qw- MyBadguy - #sauba : #t3hclan has released a new clientversion of ZeeQW"
- don't use for a different channel than the bot is in

"-qw- MyBadguy - #sauba : I'll see you in a minute"
- don't converse

"-qw- MyBadguy - #sauba : I'm bored, come and entertain me"
- don't converse

"-qw- MyBadguy - #sauba : We need idlers!!!!1111111!"
- don't advertise

"-qw- MyBadguy - #sauba : Channel #xxxzzz needs idlers!!!!1111111!"
- don't advertise!!!! wtf

"-qw- MyBadguy - #sauba : Mais je ne sais pas quand on peut jouer le cw"
- only English! ... and don't converse

"-qw- MyBadguy - #sauba : Xxx is a cheating clan! Don't play vs them!"
- lol, if anyone would say that..

"-qw- MyBadguy - #sauba : Let's play 4on4 unofficial and btw xxx is a fucking idiot!"
- national rules apply

- real spam

"-qw- MyBadguy - #sauba : We have a new clanwebsite, visit now! http://www.badassclan.com"
- cheap advertisement and nobody cares

by zeus