Rules of the channel
Note: Clan chat is a part of the RuneScape game and disruptive behaviour in the channel is reportable. Users could end up with their RuneScape player account banned if they break the game rules. See the chat policies below.
Additional rules as added by discussion
The following rules have been offered, in addition to above, in forums, and other discussions. See here.
- All users must abide by the Rules of RuneScape with civility, respect and fairness, without questions or exceptions.
- No flaming. This is largely self-explanatory. There is absolutely no necessity to flame anyone. This includes discussions of users on the wiki. Should you have something negative to say to or about someone, please discuss it outside of the clan chat.
- No spamming. Spamming is simply childish, and is unwelcome in our clan chat. This includes constant spam of Quick Chat features for the sole use of annoyance. However, we understand you may be excited when you level up or get a good item, and may wish to notify the clan chat when you do; please keep this to a minimum.
- Keep your conversations mature and remain cool-headed. It is understood that everybody has different political, religious, moral, social, etc. views. Discussing events or beliefs like this is okay, but is preferred to take place in private chat. Discussing politics in the clan chat is acceptable, with a few conditions. If other users ask you to please calm down or stop the discussion because it is getting out of hand, kindly do so. It is very easy for these kinds of discussions to quickly evolve into heated arguments. In short, please respect the wishes of others in the clan chat when discussing controversial topics.
- All users are to be treated fairly and equally. As every editor has equal status, so shall every clan chat member be equal. Just because one user has the ability to kick, does not make him or her an exception to the rules. He or she is expected to follow every rule, as is every other member of the clan chat.
- In the event a sysop's or bureaucrat's rights are removed from the wiki due to negative reasons, his or her rank shall also be removed, as per discussion. However, exceptions exist for certain situations, as discussed here.
- Blocked users will be allowed to access the clan chat. The exception to this rule is when the block is for a violation of RS:UTP. Then, the user will be blocked from the clan chat for the same length as the wiki block.
- If a user asks you to stop using a language other than English, please do so. While all users are invited to the clan chat of any language, English is the main language spoken by the majority of our users. If a user feels that the use of any other language in the clan chat is limiting his or her ability to participate in the conversation, you are asked to take it to another clan chat or private chat. If you have read this far, here's a passphrase if you're asked for one: "It's just a flesh wound".
- No sexual topics - Per discussion, users are not allowed to discuss sexual topics in the clan chat.
Regarding the profanity filter
With the addition of the toggle for the profanity filter, possibly offensive words will not be censored if you turn it off. This means that there may well be offensive words said in the clan chat. The standard rules still apply - if the context warrants warnings and/or kicks (e.g. personally attacking someone), warnings and/or kicks will be given whether the censor is on or off for you or the rank giving the warning or kick, just as it does when no censored words are used at all. If you do not want to see offensive words, it is encouraged you follow Jagex's advice and not turn the filter off. The RuneScape Wiki takes no responsibility for its members using offensive words in the clan chat.
For a list of blocked users, see RuneScape:Clan Chat/Blocked names.
Below is a process of handling rule breakers and various trouble makers.
- Players may be given warnings, at the ranked users' discretion. Ranked users may use common sense where appropriate, but these should never be used to game the system.
- If a repeat offender starts breaking rules again report the past offenses to a ranked user, so it can be dealt with appropriately.
- Any serious repeat offender can and may be temporarily or permanently blocked from entering the chats. A list of such users is here.
- Unless the user is only ever disruptive and rule-breaking, blocking in this way may require a discussion on the Yew Grove for wider community input.
- Users may be added to the clan banlist by any admin rank or higher, thus bannings are typically quicker for the clan chat.
The Clan Chat is open to all users
Per consensus, users do not have to provide a name of their wiki account, nor must they be active users. Anonymous editors may join the clan chat if they wish. They should be encouraged to read our Clan Chat rules to avoid breaking them unintentionally.
However, each person may only have one account in the clan in the interests of space constraints. Alternate accounts are welcome to join as guests.
For further information detailing how to use and join a chat, please see this page.
What is a Clan Chat?
Clan chats are an extension to the chat system outlined above. They are formally registered at the Clan Camp, and have a more structured ranking system, and are listed in the Clan Hiscores on the RuneScape site. Users are free to join both the clan chat and the chat, or only one, at all times.
Joining a Clan chat
There are two ways to join the clan chat channel: joining as a guest, and joining the clan. All users are free to join the clan if they so wish - there is no requirement to join, as users can be a guest in the channel to talk. Joining the clan will allow users to wear the wiki's clan cloak and vexillum, and in addition be formally listed as a member of the RuneScape Wiki's clan on the RuneScape website. However, players can only formally join one clan at a time.
- Join as a guest
- Open the Clan chat interface:
- Click the Visited clan chat button (click to see where)
- Click the join another clan chat channel button
- Enter "RSW" and press the enter key
- You can now talk in the clan chat channel using a slash and a g, followed by a space (/g )
- Join the clan
- Contact any rank in the clan chat channel above recruit (advised to join as a guest first to see who is online and to arrange a meeting)
- When they meet you, they will invite you to the clan - accept this invitation
- You will automatically join the clan chat channel every time you log in - you can talk in the channel with a slash and a c, followed by a space (/c )
For a list of ranked players in the Clan Chat, see RuneScape:Clan Chat/Ranked names.
- : Owner (unable to be given out)
- : Deputy Owners - Bureaucrats who expressed interest in citadel editing tools; subject to change
- : Overseers - Bureaucrats
- : Organisers - Sysops who expressed interest in citadel editing tools; subject to change
- : Administators - Sysops/administrators
- : Generals - Forumadmins (defunct)
- : Captains - Events Team members
- : Lieutenants - In times of need, the lieutenant rank will be given to trusted users who pass a request on this page. This is currently unused.
- : Sergeants - Trusted users who passed a request for lieutenant rank. This rank is only used when requests for lieutenant are closed.
- : Corporals - Trusted users, as decided by a few administrators in-game (formal discussion not needed)
- Recruits - Users who have joined the clan and have no other abilities
All ranks Sergeant and up can kick guests from the clan chat, and all ranks Corporal and up can invite new members to the clan chat. Due to the way that the clan chat system works, members of the clan chat cannot be kicked, but instead must be removed from the clan itself - only administrators and above can do this. If you are removed from the clan (or leave of your own accord), it is up to the ranks on whether you should be re-invited or not.
For further details on what each rank can and cannot do in the clan chat, see here.
For a detailed guide on what each rank is, and how to use the tools of each rank, see here.
Admins and above can also add users to a ban list, to prevent them from joining the clan chat completely until removed. The current clan owner is Gaz_Lloyd (Gaz Lloyd).
Requests for a lieutenant rank are currently closed. Requests for clan admin are currently open. To view the requests for rank page, please see this page. The administrator rank is given out to users who pass a request for adminship, where they also specify that they wish to be considered for a rank in the clan chat. Administrators who passed before this rule was put in place are grandfathered in, however.
The RuneScapeWiki has a clan citadel available for pay-to-play clanmates. See here for more information.
There is also a weekly raffle being held for contributors to the citadel - see here for more information.
The RuneScape Wiki has a clan avatar that is often used. See here for more information.
Clan space and activity
Due to the limited space in the clan chat (a maximum of 500 clanmates can be in a clan), there is a small activity requirement on being a part of the wiki's clan chat. Either 1 experience must be gained per month, or the user must have been seen in the chat in the past month. Once a week, if needed, A proofbot will scrape the clan hiscores for data and post it to this page (with information and logging on here). A coarse overview can be found here.
Periodically, the clan chat admins will use the above page to compile a list of clanmates to be kicked. They will then make sure that this list is advertised so that people who use the clan chat but don't gain any experience are not kicked. Once a suitable period has elapsed (at least a week), the users are removed from the clan. A list of users who have been previously kicked may be found here. If you have read this far, here's a second passphrase if you're asked: "They say he grows his own parsnips".
If you are a member of the clan and know that you will be away for a significant period of time and wish to keep your clan chat place, please get in contact with an active clan chat admin before you become unavailable - preferably via his or her talk page.
Any clanmate who wishes to remove themselves from the clan can do so at any time using the clan chat interface, or by contacting an admin or above if you no longer play.
If 500 active members are in the clan, a waitlist will be established for prospective clanmates. Any clanmates who were previously in the clan but were kicked due to inactivity or voluntarily left under good terms will be moved to the front of the waitlist. Should multiple former clanmates want to join, they will be placed at the front of the waitlist in the order in which the request was received.
A page which tracks who is under consideration for being kicked for inactivity, and people marked as inactive, is here.
Both worlds are located in the United States, and both have LootShare on them. The worlds were chosen because they are both usually not crowded. These two servers can be chosen as favourites by going to the "World Select" screen in the Main Menu.
World 28 was used previously as the members world, and Worlds 29 and 30 as the free worlds. World 29 had been offline for a long period of time during 2010 and the free one was changed to world 30. As a result of consensus on the Yew Grove, the official worlds were changed again to worlds 39 and 40. After world 40 became a members world, the free to play world was changed to world 41.
- RuneScape:Clan Chat/Rank Guide - A guide to how to gain ranks in the clan chat, and how to use the tools at each rank
- RuneScape:Clan Chat/Permissions - A table of the permissions of each rank
- RuneScape:Clan Chat/Clan Avatar - A guide for use of the clan avatar, for both clanmates and wardens
- RuneScape:Clan Chat/Requests for CC Rank - The place to request ranks above corporal
- RuneScape:Clan Chat/Ranked users - Users with a rank in the clan chat, and users eligible for one
- RuneScape:Clan Chat/Citadel - A guide to skilling in the citadel
- RuneScape:Clan Chat/hiscores - The page where the weekly stats are saved by a_proofbot, when needed
- RuneScape:Clan Chat/hiscores overview - A similar page where the stats are saved monthly
- RuneScape:Clan Chat/Blocked names - Users banned from the clan chat
- RuneScape:Clan Chat/Inactivity - Listing users marked as inactive and users being considered to be kicked for inactivity.
RuneScape Wiki Clan Chat