THE ATMOSPHERE ON THE ICS AND HOW WE HOPE TO PRESERVE IT
It is the goal of the admins to create an environment in which people can have fun playing chess and conversing. Offensive behavior such as shouting obscenities or personal insults can ruin the atmosphere for everybody. There is no really apt analogy to this electronic chess club, but imagine what would happen if an obnoxious person began shouting obscenities in a coffee house, night club, or bar. He or she would probably be removed by a bouncer.
If you engage in behavior that is regarded as offensive by an admin, you will be given a warning, and a mark. If it happens again, you will get another mark, and be nuked (disconnected) or temporarily muzzled. Each additional such incident will be handled similarly. Logs will be kept of the sessions leading to each mark. When you have 3 marks, the incidents will be reviewed by several admins to see if account removal is warrented.
See also: abuse