I've seen Paladore was having it's problems when it came to this. And lately with it being brought up I'm noticing more arguments and harassment going on through the IcePets tiny chat. It bothers me that the IcePets tiny chat was said not to be moderated by the IcePets staff, yet their the only people to moderate the tiny chat. It's also been said that anything on the tiny chat can not be held against you on the site, just banning from the tiny chat, but I've seen people get in trouble for it on IcePets. I see no point in saying something off-site if it can get you in trouble on-site. And if you don't want something you said brought up on IcePets, then don't say it on the tiny chat? I've had 2 friends leave because of altercations with a user on the tiny chat. Both told me their stories, unfortunately I deleted the PM's so I cannot share them. It was basically the staff paring up with a certain users and making other users who thought differently feel extremely unwelcome and awkward. After chatting with an acquaintance of mine the subject was brought up, upon asking why (lets call him user1) user1 wanted to take a hiatus he told me this: (user3 is a mod or something on the site) (ironically after this happened user2 was promoted to icepets staff recently) (it also seems like user1 is now banned on icepets) I won't give out usernames, only because the situation(s) may not be true. But it is the same users over and over causing this. I doubt it could all be made up, something would have provoked them to share their stories/quit. So with this said, do you think it's a big deal to make? Did it need to be said? Users on the site know it happens, but no one really speaks up, or it ends up like this conversation: http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x442/vbeatch/1.jpg http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x442/vbeatch/2.jpg http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x442/vbeatch/3.jpg ^ Her situation seemed ignored. I understand rules are rules, but I feel like in the situation the staff as a whole has been very hypocritical on the whole thing, never giving out a straight answer. I would have made this on IcePets, but it probably would have just been locked, because no one seems to want to talk about it. Who knows, maybe it's just a big deal to me. Maybe I am adding gas to the flames. What do you think on off-site chat rooms as a whole? Do you use them? What for? Any stories of your own to share? Give me your opinions. *I may also have some other people sending me their tiny chat experiences through email, so I may change this later. *Sorry if I put this thread in the wrong spot or my markup isn't pretty. I don't use this site to often so I'm not familiar with it. xD *And yes I am leaving IcePets, but not for this reason. It's RL and other things around the site.