I often post moderation related stuff on my main world. However, I thought it might be nice to have a world that deals directly with stuff like that. I can answer questions that come up here and I can also debunk some of the myths and misunderstandings that I come across when working on the site.

Moderation is something that is often vastly misunderstood, mainly because people make assumptions instead of trying to find out the facts. Second hand knowledge that is floating around and passes from member to member should always be treated with caution. Just as one should also be careful about determining how things work when they themselves are not a moderator.

Chat Administrators

Adam* | Kei | SunfallE

Regular Chat Moderators

Ace | Allamorph | Desbreko | James* | Korey | Miracle Star19 | moletta | Panda* | Petie* | SomeGuy*

Current Chat Mod Rotation Crew

Immortal Queen | Chee | RedJ

*These members are regular staff for theOtaku. This means their site duties come first so they help out with chat if they have time. They are not required to. Naturally this includes Adam since his priority is for the site, not for chat. Overseeing chat is my responsiblity.

~Terms of Service

Staff Are NOT Your Personal Messengers

This is something that comes up quite a bit and after someone decided to be rather rude about it, I decided it was time to make it clear to everyone that staff are NOT your personal messengers. Let me explain. Often peo...

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The Decision Is Final

That will be enough children. The decision to ban AvariceTears is final, it will not be reversed no matter how many of you decide to insult me for doing my job, which is upholding the site terms out of respect for the community as a whole. ...

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AvariceTears Banned

As many of you already know, I temporarily banned AvariceTears from theOtaku for harassment in chat. Since we give people a second chance around here, I unfroze their account after the 24 hours was up. However, after doing this I checked my e-mai...

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Chat Harassment

I want to take a moment to point out some behavior in chat that is considered harassment and therefore, something we do not tolerate here at theOtaku. I'll start with one snippet where members were objecting to a topic of talking about rape. ...

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Why Aren't You Removing Stolen Works? Part 2

Since this comes up so much, I thought I'd give all of you another example to help you further understand why stuff that is reported, isn't always removed. I won't mention the name of the person who reported it, but I will show you the details of ...

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