Team Buffalo is so pleased that everyone is meeting new friends and having a nice time in the in-game chat rooms! Here are some rules to help everyone understand what’s appropriate and what’s not when chatting; please note that repeated offenses are subject to administrator/moderator action (i.e. loss of chat privileges):
BINGO Blitz Chat Room Rules
Abusive or disrespectful behavior is not allowed. Disagreements or conflict may arise in the course of discussion. Please remember to be courteous when disagreeing with others. Debate on differing opinions is appropriate. Personal attacks against other users, however, are not allowed.
The following behaviors are examples of abusive or disrespectful behavior that will not be tolerated on the Buffalo Studios Forums:
Flaming - posts that are designed to personally berate or insult another user.
Trolling - posting derogatory or inflammatory comments/threads attempting to bait other users into responding. Accusing someone of being a troll is also a form of trolling.
Personal attacks - posts which insult a poster directly. This includes any attacks against forum moderators, Buffalo Studios representatives, or employees.
"Shouting" - posts that include the use of strings of consecutive capital letters, since this can be interpreted as rude or aggressive.
Cyberbullying – posts to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others
Attack requests - posting another player's personal profile in an attempt to have other players attack or engage in altercations.
This list is non-exhaustive; any behavior that is offensive is also forbidden.
Non-constructive comments are not allowed. Examples of prohibited non-constructive posts:
Spam - repetitive posting of the same topic or text or nonsensical posts that have no substance and are often designed to annoy other users
"I'm quitting" comments
Comments promoting another game or intentionally directing users to visit another game site
Comments that make threats or use other aggressive language
Comments that single out a player for ridicule or accuse someone of actions in-game
Comments that ask fellow players to take part in an action that exploits the flow of play in BINGO Blitz
Claims or complaints about Buffalo Studios or any of its employees showing favoritism a group or player. Discussing moderator actions is also not allowed.
Giving out personal information is not allowed.
Users cannot give out anyone's personal information such as names, phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, et cetera. This applies to their own information and that of other users, Buffalo Studios employees, family members, friends, or others.
If users would like to exchange information to become Facebook friends, that is acceptable, as long as they do not post email addresses in chat.
It is also unacceptable to discuss any information about BINGO Blitz or Buffalo Studios that has not been made available to the general public.
Profanity is not allowed. This includes using any means to bypass the profanity filter (for example: partial masking, such as asterisks or punctuation marks or intentionally misspelling.)
Repeated violations of our Chat Rules can lead to moderator and/or administrator action after being sufficiently warned. The first offense will lead to a loss of chat privileges for the period of one day (24 hours); the second offense, after being muted, will be for one week (7 days); a repeated third offense, after being muted twice in the past, will lead to an indefinite loss of chat privileges.
Thanks for respecting our rules - we want to create a friendly, fun and welcoming chat environment for our players, and you can help us do this by following the guidelines. Happy chatting!