Lush Chat Rooms Etiquette
Chat rooms are very popular and can be a very busy place for people to hang out on Lush. There are 5 permanent rooms set up for various types of chats. These rooms have the descriptions listed with the name of the room, so you can go into a room according to your interests. There are 3 chat rooms specifically set up for co-ed involvement, one room for males and one room females. Please be aware, that should you decide to enter into a gender room of the opposite sex, you may be asked to leave – please do not take offense at the request.
The notion that a chat room is similar to going to a meeting place (like a party or a lounge) is very common. As such, chat room involvement requires that everyone use the proper netiquette. Abiding to the correct etiquette is needed for good relationships and better communication with other people, and it also makes the chat room experience a fun one.
Here are some basic chat room rules of proper etiquette that will help your chat room experiences be more pleasant for you, as well as the others in the room.
When entering a room, it is like going into a real life room, and saying “hello” is a way of opening up communications with those already in the room. As someone already in the room, it is nice to “welcome” a new arrival.
This is probably the most important rule. Do not verbally abuse, attack, embarrass, or threaten anyone else in the chat room, no matter what they might say to you. You are bound to find some troublemakers; a few ways to deal with them is to just ignore them, block them and contact a Chat room Moderator (a listing of available moderators are found on the main page under Help >> Lush Contacts).
Do not use obscene or offensive language. No one wants to read it, nor be the recipient of such language.
Never type your messages in by using all capital letters as this is considered to be screaming or yelling at another person, and it is rude. If you want to emphasize a word or phrase (or to imply an action), simply type an asterisk before the word and after the word will become bolded for emphasis. This is a widely recognized way to get your point across without being rude.
Something, especially with some younger chatters, that you really should not do is what is commonly known as the Sex Check. This is when someone in the room sends a message to everyone asking whether they are M (males), or F (female) and also known as “A/S/L”. This is not generally considered to be in good taste. All members will have at least part of this question answered on their profile, and assumption of gender based on a name or an AV is not advisable. Please check profiles before asking such questions.
Use of short-hand text messages are frowned upon. Please try to use proper spelling as some people may not be well-versed in txt msging slang (ie – “wat u doing” or “idk, wat u want 2 do”) [commonly typed in a "what are you doing" and "I don't know, what do you want to do?"] as some of these short-hands are not universal, and our chat rooms are.
Banned topics of conversations have been listed elsewhere on the site and include: incest, rape, sex with underage people, child abuse, dangerous sexual acts, suicide, death and bestiality. Members breaking these rules face either a 2 week suspension, or their account may be terminated, at our sole discretion.
The Lush Team