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What are Chat Moderators
A CM is a player that has taken on responsibilities in addition to playing the game.
What do CMs do?
CMs fill two important roles.
- They moderate all public chat channels and enforce the chat rules.
- They take /support calls to assist players when GMs are unavailable, and resolve calls that can be fixed without GM intervention. They are able to reach GMs across multiple servers if necessary.
The Chat Rules
All chat rules are listed on the Wurm forum here.
If players do not follow the rules they can find themselves warned (mutewarn), or muted. Muted means that they cannot talk in any channel until the mute expires or is lifted. This includes asking for "help/guards!" from the Tower Guards.
If you receive a mutewarn, do not argue or sound off in the public chat channels! Starting an argument in public after a mutewarn is likely to get you muted.
If you disagree with a mutewarn or a mute, please message the Lead Chat Moderator to discuss your situation.
Typical mute example
- A player says something that violates the chat rules.
- A CM issues a mutewarn. This will appear in that scary orange color in the offender's event window.
- The player continues to violate the rules.
- The CM may issue additional warnings, or mute the player.
- Repeat offenders, or gross violation of the chat rules, are likely to get longer mutes, possibly without warnings.
- The CM will post a log of the incident where it will be reviewed by the CM and GM teams, both to determine if proper action was taken, and if any further action is needed.
CM's are promoted from the existing Community Assistant (CA) pool.
The CM Team
Please refer to the forum post Team List for the current list of CM's
Spotting a fake CM
The entire staff (except CAs, PRAs, and FMs) are immune to the /ignore command. As a good practice, if someone contacts you claiming to be a CM, immediately issue a /ignore on their name. Issuing /ignore Oracle in chat results in "You may not ignore Oracle." and thus is a trusted person to talk to. Another way is to attempt to give the person a negative reputation in a settlement, the game will tell you:"please make sure that <staffmember name> is a normal player."
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