1. This chat room is provided as a courtesy to the public by IWS. As such, chat should be focused primarily on bald eagles. Chatting about non-eagle topics is fine when activity on the nests is slow.
2. This is an international chat room and courtesy to others is expected. Be respectful and polite and refrain comments about politics, race or religion or sexual innuendo.
3. Profanity, personal jabs or slams, or other inappropriate comments are unacceptable.
4. Solicitations or promotions of products are unacceptable.
5. Arguments belong in a private forum, not this chat room. Discussions that turn to heated arguments must be taken to a private message forum.
6. Strings of four or more emoticons or other non-word characters are considered SPAM and will be removed by a Moderator.
7. As a courtesy to others, please do not use ALL CAPS for your posts.
8. Moderators are present to moderate this chat room and to make it an enjoyable and educational experience for the public. Please respect their role and allow them to deal with any difficulties that may arise.
9. Please use a viewer's login name and not their real name in case they wish to remain anonymous.
10. Failure to follow these Rules may result in action by Moderator(s) which may include: Timing Out the viewer (unable to post for a limited time), Kicking the viewer out (unable to access chat for a limited time), deletion of offensive posts and the Banning of the viewer from access to the IWS chat room permanently.
To report abuse of chat guidelines or other chat problems, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.