Because Stickam is in no way affiliated with Newgrounds.com and the group was created by Newgrounds fans, there is no "official" ties between the two sites. The content on Stickam and the administration of the chat is not the same as here. As with any service populated by teenagers and man-childs, content probably isn't going to be safe for work at all times. Common sense dictates that Newgrounds moderators and administrators have no control over what happens in the Stickam chat rooms! (IE: don't send me or Wade a PM complaining that so-and-so keeps kicking you from the Stickam chat room. We can't do anything about it.)
What is stickam? Stickam.com is a website for webcam chat rooms which can be a lot of fun. It's a place where a bunch of Newgrounds regulars, fans, artists, newbies, moderators and administrators hang out on a regular basis.
How do I join in the fun? Buy 18 ounces of KY Je----- Go to stickam.com, create a free account and check out the NGChat group (link provided after some light reading)!
Admins, mods, kicks, whaat?
Admin: The person who created the group page (EJR).
Mods: People appointed by the Admin to help keep the room clean of spammers/trolls that may stumble in from time to time.
Kick: When an admin or mod kicks you out of that room. A kick will last for 1 hour. After an hour you can rejoin the room.
Ban: Doled out only by an admin and lasts longer than a kick, but less than 24 hours.
Since anyone can potentially be an admin or mod there is no guarantee that you will be treated fairly or that you will like the people running the room. Please understand that we can't control how people act in the room, and calling them out in this thread is not effective. PM whoever is the group admin in a polite and mature manner or deal with it.
We ask that, to avoid unnecessary drama, you follow some simple guidelines to make sure everyone has fun both in the room and in this thread.
Complaining about the administration of the chat room may result in deleted posts or BBS bans as mods see fit. If you don't like that, then don't post in this thread.
Below is a list of rules for Newgrounds Stickam chat:
: Do not ask to be a moderator of the chat.
Users of Stickam are modded by the group Administrator. If he, or she, sees users who are fit to moderate, those users will be given the powers to moderate. If you have to ask to be modded, you clearly aren't ready to be a stickam mod. Modding is pretty rare and only occurs when needed at the Admin's preference.
If you have any complaints, or questions why you were kicked or banned from the chat room, Send a PM to the administrator of the group (EJR). Whining about it in this thread will get you nowhere at best, BBS banned at worst.
On the topic of getting along with others, there are options in the chat to IGNORE and MUTE users you don't like or don't want to interact with. Petty squabbles from within the chat among regular users should likewise not boil over into this thread.
: No spamming.
Since Stickam has webcam and microphone support, this rule can be broken down into 3 different categories.
Text Spam: Copying and pasting the same message over again, flooding the room, and white text counts as text spam.
Audio Spam: loud noises coming from a user's microphone. This includes Screaming into the mic, Echo's caused by your mic, as well as playing extremely loud music. There is also the options to Mute All or mute specific feeds available to chat denizens...But best not make them have to use it if they don't have to!
Webcam Spam: Playing annoying videos, adult material, shock, and viral videos. Another form of Webcam spam is closing and re-opening your camera.
: No Trolling
If you come into the chat just to insult others and cause problems between users, you may receive a kick or ban.
: No Unfair Kicking
If you are entrusted as a mod of the chat then please act maturely and don't abuse your newfound e-power. This has been a constant problem ever since we have had threads on the BBS for stickam. Things have gotten better as of late, but it is worth noting here for the future. While kicks last only an hour, some people don't take kindly to it anyway. I imagine the group admin would think twice about modding you in the future if you have a habit of being a jerk when you were modded in the past.
Follow these and you should have a great stickam experience.
Please keep in mind that Stickam has its own set of rules that may not be as lenient as Newgrounds. They also have a wholly seperate sitewide administration which may delete accounts or IP ban you or delete our rooms!
As promised: Link to the NGChat Stickam Group. The group "Admin" is EJR but that may change down the line. He is the guy to talk to if you have a problem with or question about the administration of the group/chat/etc.