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  2. No, they don’t. Nobody has time for that nonsense. They do, however, stay mindful of habitual offenders who’s only intentions when visiting official chats are to commit bannable offenses. There’s no list that people look at with peoples names on it stating they are to be automatically banned. However when somebody repeatedly demonstrates the same behavior, it’s hard to go un noticed and easy to earn forever bans.
  3. Our next interviewee is @Gokuh ! Disclaimer: His answers were written in poor English, but I could understand what he means. I will re-word his answers to better English in this post. Hi Goku! Thank you for your superb help around the chat! We appreciate your efforts, and are glad to have you aboard the team! I am going to ask you some questions regarding your experience at Game chat. Please answer as honestly as possible. 1. Tell us a little about yourself. What is your real name, where are you from, how old are you, and what are you studying? My name is Youssef, and I am 24 years old. I plan to work in the civic service in September. 2. When and how did you discover xat Game chat? I have known about Game since 2013 when I was a Moderator at Aide, the French help chat, and an Owner at Commerce, the French trading chat. 3. What about Game chat stands out to you? Game is interesting to me because we can play a lot of games, and I have plenty of friends, and my wife is there. Not only that, but Game also hosts contests very fairly and makes good prizes. 4. What is your favorite/funniest memory shared in Game chat if you have one? My funniest memory was this screenshot:  I remember this memory after I have shared a lot of funny memories with others people such as Enge and HelperNate. 5. What do you think of the contests hosted here? Do you have any suggestions on how they can be improved? I think the contests are very good for making users happy, and to let users get free prizes when they win a game round. 6. Do you have any new contest ideas for xat that you would like to share to the public as of now? Well, I have an idea to host contests for Uno, or for the Pokebot as a tournament. 7. What is your overall impression of Game chat? I think Game is a good chat, but there are some users that I will not mention the names of that may try to cheat during some of the contests. 8. Overall, how well are you treated as both a staff member, and a regular user at Game chat? I am treated well by other staff members, and they appreciate me, and I appreciate them. 9. How long do you think you will stay active around Game chat? I will stay on Game chat until I get married IRL with my wife Enge. 10. Where do you see the future of Game chat? I see a promising future for Game chat, because the chat has worked well since Nate gained Main Owner on the chat, and he has done his job well. 11. We have come to the end of this interview. Do you have any special message to end this interview? *question left unanswered*
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  5. Thank you and everyone else for your time. However, it's not 'fictional' whatsoever. There's a blacklist on at least two official chats that I know of. The purpose of this post was to ensure this system is not being abused, and highlighting ways it can and may very well be abused. Normal users like myself don't even know there was a blacklist so it was very surprising when I found out by talking to a few higher ranked members on a couple of these chats. I understand the purpose of this list a little better now, but I still believe it may be abused by people with their own personal bias. Even the chat I've earned tempmod at has a blacklist, granted I cannot view it nor do I have any interest in viewing. Trolls and inappropriate users will always be a problem, I myself tend not to be one of them but I still think blacklisting is terrible. xat itself does not maintain a blacklist, however the users xat appoints to run these chats sometimes do and we all should be mindful of this.
  6. As a volunteer, therefore being involved with every single official chat users and staffers, I can confirm that xat does not maintain a blacklist of "unwanted" users. It's obvious that the main owners and moderators maintain a collaboration "scheme" between themselves to prevent scammers and malicious users from ban evading and, let's name it "persistent trolling" But this isn't a form of abuse, and if it is xat will review it and take the necessary actions to ensure that its users are being respected and that the terms are being properly followed. Free speech is the pillar of our chat social network. Our xat community depends on it. It needs freedom. We'll do whatever is possible to protect that freedom. It's really frustrating to deal with situations like this because most of the times, even "IF" the staff is acting wrong, the banned user is also provoking and trying to make drama ... So to make a parody of "win-win", that's a "lose-lose". Hopefully this thread serves a purpose of making users understand that xat wants transparency, freedom and mutual respect. And instructs users who feel they are on this "illusional blacklist" to change their behavior. Xoxo.
  7. well, in my opinion some use it in favor of "power", but most of the cases depend on the lines of conduct impowered by the main owner of the chat, so always the staff complies with all rules, including staff rules, or enter or exit.
  8. Anyway, if any official chat added the list there is because its needed. Proofs, id, usernames etc. And lets remember that, main owners need to take control of their chats, isn't important if being official or not. Blacklists helps to prevent trashy ppl who bothers 24/7.
  9. Android version 1.17.4 July 14 2019 is now out of beta and available for everyone on Play Store. Please update as soon as possible.
  10. Almost every official chat has staff information below the rules listed for the chat and there's one line that should be read carefully: Besides what Solange said (having people with bad behaviour or unprofessional conducts can create negative perception of the chat), when you become staff you agree that you will follow the guidelines stated for the chat (staff guidelines included) so if the main owner considers that a person can't be part of the staff team because of the behaviour mentioned before (unprofessional conduct outside the official chat), then there's a justified reason for him/her not to be promoted. It's not about creating a "blacklist", it's all about following the guidelines that the main owner states and agree with the guidelines that you will need to follow when you become part of the team.
  11. well... in my opinion I would like to have others providers of emails, but xat accepts gmail only which's most known and safe. i like it, also it already was suggested several times. who knows a future next hehe
  12. Hello friends! HelperNate back with more contests for the next couple of Sundays! They will be FEXBot Uno and Wolves vs. Villagers (the Werewolf mode on FEXBot). However, I will be hosting Wolves vs. Villagers manually since the FEXBot does not announce who won the game. Date Time Game Prize Host Location July 21 7PM GMT / 3PM EDT FEXBot Uno 1500 xats for 1st person to win 3 rounds, 2nd place: 1000 xats, 3rd place: 500 xats Nathan Game July 28 5PM GMT / 1PM EDT Wolves vs. Villagers 100 xats per winner per round, 2500 xat prizefund (may vary based on # of winners) Nathan RoundTwo If you have any questions and/or wish to play a sample, come see me or an available staff member @ Game chat for further assistance! Thank you and hope to see you there!
  13. Hello, Today I would like to discuss with you all the suggestion I hope in proposing to help users and volunteers alike. I am here to propose that we fix the mailing system so users can login successfully with their email provider rather than just using Gmail alone. I have seen plenty of users come into Help and have issues at other chats with logging into their account with it either being an issue in the email not coming through to their inbox by their provider or the email will appear and be accessible, but the email doesn't contain a login link to click to take the user to the login page to login to their account. The user either than has to wait hours for the login email to arrive, and even then so the email will not appear in their inbox what so ever- junk or spam. We then have to direct users to make tickets under "Email change or hint" while being logged into new accounts so we can get them to a provider that will give them the email login and link in which helps them login securely and successfully. To make matters worse, they have to wait at least 1 to 3 days for an initial response from a volunteer to respond so that they can transfer the account's email to a provider like Gmail so the user can successfully trigger a login email to be sent to them so they can finally login. It seems like such the hassle to login when this takes place, doesn't it? This is why I propose that we make it to where all login emails will arrive to the user's provider rather than putting such a hold on them to login to their account to either trade, receive gifts, or even use the powers they bought from xat themselves. It's time to get things in gear for xat now that we are shifting over to a broader platform that will hopefully bring in users for the site. We can't leave things like this at a halt for what users we have left in our userbase. Let's help make xat what it was once before by helping our users one step at a time.
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  15. I don't think there's a blacklist system in all official chats. However, I completely understand the reason why someone can be "blacklisted" even if they said something offensive in other chat or if they've had unprofessional or embarrassing behaviours in other chats and not necessarily in the chat where they want to get a rank. I run an official chat, and I would never give a rank to people with such behaviour. Having people with such behaviour as staff members can easily create an unnecesary negative perception of the chat. That's the reason why some people can be blacklisted even if they didn't do anything wrong in the chat where they're trying to get a rank, and I'm sure most chat managers would agree with what I'm saying. Furthermore, that's not the only reason why someone can be blacklisted, toxic people are usually blacklisted too, or at least that's a reason for me to blacklist people, even if they were staff members in the past. Anyway, there will always be abusive chat managers that won't act fairly, and that's a fact. If you feel that a chat manager acts unfairly, you can always report them.
  16. I recently made a ticket regarding this suggestion, and they asked me to post it here. Any feedback would be appreciated! Hello, I am concerned about the Blacklist system on official chats. This is a system that can be abused by high ranking users to target certain individuals. Example: User1 is an owner of 'Lobby', and User2 says something rude/offensive that User1 dislikes. User1 then decides to put User2 on a blacklist because of this. There's no reason for a blacklist system to exist whatsoever. If anyone takes the time to earn a higher rank or attempts to prove themselves they should be given a fair shot at it despite what they say in any other chat or to any specific user. If anything blacklisting breeds animosity or bias towards any user on the list. **I have no proof of any abuse, but blacklisting can and may be abused** Thank you for reading! To users unfamiliar with what the blacklist is or never heard of it: It's a list of users who may have said something offensive (deemed so by anyone in power), even if messages were in other chats. These users are made ineligible for staff rank in the chat they're blacklisted in, even if they've done nothing wrong inside the specific chatroom. Imagine this, someone dislikes you for what you've said about them (even if it wasn't that bad). They then turn around and blacklist you from ever possibly becoming staff in an official chat. That's not fair at all. I didn't even know this existed until yesterday and it's honestly surprising.
  17. I'd love to see this, especially if we can follow through on @Steven's suggestion and make a @Lemona smiley!! Def gonna need one for @Angelo too.
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  19. I think this is a great idea. We could make (@Arthur) and (@Lemona) smilies! Get on it @Junior
  20. I can't wait to see who would be chosen to receive the test once the power would be released.
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