I'm supposed to act civilized. What does that mean?
If you really don't know, you're in the wrong place. However, for those who are merely curious, here are some basic guidelines. Avoid inapproprate or unnecessary use of foul language. Do not abuse other members of the site, or the site itself. Use proper english as best as you are able. Check the visitors page for information on people before bluntly demanding their vital statistics. Be polite. And have fun.
Am I allowed to advertise/pimp/spam my website/services on your site?
Depends. As part of your profile, you're able to add webpages. If you have a commercial site you wish to advertise, you may do so there. In the chatroom, it would be preferable to first make sure it would be welcome. Dropping in, spamming the URL and leaving will NOT be acceptable, no matter what. If you're a regular and want to run it by some people, that would be fine, but don't expect this to be a one stop spam spot before you move on elsewhere.
My brother/friend/some random wandering stranger accessed your site from my computer and abused it, and now my network is banned. What can I do?
If you know there are people in your life who are likely to create problems for you, the best thing you could ever do is sever all ties with them immediately. At the very least, keep them off your computer. Do you REALLY want to give someone with a malicious streak access to your computer? That's just stupid. However, if the inevitable has happened, your best bet is just to suck it up and learn from the experience. I'm not going to accept it as an excuse to let you back in. However, there are other sites to get banned from, so take it as a hint and solve the problem.
What will happen if I write a script to turn your lights on and off every second?
First off, you're not the first person to think of that. Secondly, the software has built in countermeasures to detect and stop automatically scripted activity. It would work for a little while, longer than someone would reasonably do it manually, but not very long from a script's perspective. The software will then start to implement delays, and if the activity continues, a permanant ban. Your choice.
I acted like an obnoxious tool, and now nobody will talk to me, what gives?
While we hope that you enjoy this site and get some degree of entertainment from the various activities that it provides, you must understand that I and the other people that run and participate in it are not here for the sole purpose of providing you with mandatory responses to pointless gibberish. If you choose to act like an undisciplined child, you will quickly discover that we will just ignore you. We will reserve our limited time for those who are actually interested in a mature conversation.