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These rules are intended to be as nonrestrictive as possible. It is up to channel operators to determine additional rules for their channels. As an example, cursing is not restricted by the network but you may choose to enforce such a rule in your own channel. It will be up to channel operators to enforce their own rules.

Goat.Chat is similar to in that we are here to allow open and free discussions provided that the content is not illegal, including piracy. Users found to be violating this single rule will be permanently banned without question. There is no appeal process for these bans and they will not be overturned for any reason.

If you discover your username is taken on this network, please post in /v/goatchat or on IRC in #bah. Note, an IRCop will use their discretion to verify your username has been registered for an appropriate length of time.

Network Conduct

  1. Listen and cooperate with the staff. Staff members can be identified by their hostmask @goat-master/NICKNAME or @hira/staff/NICKNAME. You can find this by using /whois NICKNAME to confirm the authenticity of the user. Additionally, a list of staff members can be seen on the staff page.
  2. Respect and get along with your fellow users even if you have differing opinions.
  3. Do not brigade, troll, or otherwise spam channels. Organizing of these same tactics is discouraged on our network.
  4. “Doxing,” or the public posting of personal information, of anyone without their consent is strictly prohibited.
  5. Ban evasion on the network is prohibited. This includes channel and network bans.
  6. Please do not flood. If you are posting a large amount of information, use a website such as pastebin.
  7. Private logging is allowed; however, unless specified by the channel owner in the topic, there is to be no public channel logging.
  8. This list of rules is not exhaustive. Each situation will be handled on a case-by-case basis using these rules as a guide.
  9. If you need help, visit the official Network help channel: #bah


Goat.Chat uses services (e.g., NickServ, ChanServ, etc.) to help users take advantage of the full potential of the network. Below are some rules to help IRCop's and users alike.



  1. must contain a dot (aka `.` ) and can only contain alphanumeric characters, dots ( . ), dashes ( - ), and forward slashes( / ); (e.g., some.vhost foo-bar.null looks/like/a/file/system);
  2. must not contain an @ (e.g., [email protected]);
  3. must not be an IP or IP look-a-like (e.g., 127.o.o.1);
  4. must not resolve (basically, the vHost can't point to an actual site); (e.g.,;
  5. must not contain the words forum, IRCop, Admin, network, goat-master, or any IRCop's nick;
  6. must not contain racist words (what is considered racist/derogatory is subject to discretion by staff);
  7. must not refer to other networks/spamming; (e.g.,


Wait 7 days before requesting a new vHost.


Do not use vHosts to evade bans (doing so can lead to a network ban and a vHost ban).


Updates will be posted below this message as well as their proper areas on this page until the next update after which they will be removed from below. Upon any changes to the rules page, a Global/Wallops message from the staff will be sent on the network.

rules.txt · Last modified: 2018/02/09 18:12 (external edit)