TCEC chat guidelines

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In general, normal decent chat behavior does not lead to any timeouts or bans at TCEC chat.

In the sections below you will find an outline of unacceptable behavior in both TCEC Twitch and TCEC Discord chat.

Targeted Harassment, Threats, and Violence Against Others

Harassment, defamation, intimidation, or stalking of other persons or users, including TCEC and Twitch Admins and Staff, is strictly prohibited.

There will be zero-tolerance towards the following harassment violations:

  • Attempting or threatening to harm or kill another person
  • Attempting or threatening to DDoS or SWAT another person.
  • Posting someone else’s personal information, such as a real name or location, without consent.

Hate Speech and Other Harassment

Actions or conversations that promote or encourage discrimination, harassment, violence based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, mental health, deformities, disabilities, special needs or nationality is prohibited.

This includes:

  • Using hateful words to define an item, subject, or person.
  • Using hateful words to describe or insult other members
  • Using hateful words to describe or insult Chess Engines, and their authors or developers


Content or activity to impersonate an individual or organization is prohibited.

Any attempts to misrepresent yourself as TCEC or Twitch Admins and Staff is a zero-tolerance violation and may result in immediate indefinite suspension from all TCEC Communities.

Spams, scams, and other malicious content

Any content or activity that disrupts, interrupts, harms, or otherwise violates the integrity of TCEC or Twitch Admins and Staff, or another user’s experience or devices is prohibited. Such activity includes:

  • Posting large amounts of repetitive, unwanted messages.
  • Distributing unauthorized advertisements.
  • Distributing illegal software.
  • Phishing.
  • Defrauding others.
  • Spreading malwares or viruses.
  • Misinformation (such as feigning distress).
  • Tampering.
  • Repeated attempts to bring TCEC in disrepute.

Pornography and Other Sexually Explicit Conduct

Any content or activity involving any type of Pornography, or other Sexually Explicit Content, may result in indefinite removal from all TCEC Communities.

Gore and Other Obscene Conduct

Any content that includes any gore and/or violence may result in indefinite removal from all TCEC Communities.

Abusive usernames

Any username that violates one of the issues listed above will be banned indefinitely from all TCEC Communities.

All of the aforementioned and the definition of any term used is by discretion of the TCEC Admins and Staff