The following actions are variously used by the ops when dealing with behaviour which breaches the chatroom rules and guidelines.
If you need any help with this process, please ask an Op for help To register the nickname, first you must be logged in using the nickname which you wish to register (if you join as guest you can do this by typing /nickname mynewnick).
Many people can go through this kind of experience during adolescence, but for SA'ers the problems can persist well beyond those years.
Over time, many sufferers come to avoid the situations they fear or become very inhibited or defensive in situations, often leading to depression and loneliness.
When the social anxiety becomes this bad, sufferers could be diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder, also known as Social Phobia. Sufferers differ in how naturally reserved or outgoing they may be and in regard to the sorts of situations or people they might find most difficult or might be OK with.
Please try to remember this, and help to make newbies feel welcome and at home, so that they can also begin to enjoy the benefits of feeling that they are part of the chatroom community.They tend to ruminate over past social incidents, worrying about how they might have come across.At a deeper level, sufferers can experience chronic insecurity about their relationships with others, hypersensitivity to criticism, or fears of being rejected by others.If you have experienced or do experience feelings such as these, you could well have Social Anxiety or the more severe form - Social Anxiety Disorder.Experiencing these kinds of feelings and thoughts can be very isolating, you can feel like the only person in the world with these kinds of problems, but one of the most reassuring things that many people gain from joining the SAUK community is that they are not alone, that others have experienced and continue to experience the same thoughts and feelings.Everyday tasks which most people take for granted - such as working, socialising, shopping, speaking on the telephone, even just going out of the house - might be a wearing ordeal marked by persistent feelings of anxiety and self-consciousness.Public performances or social gatherings might be out of the question.As a result of this, the operators may occasionally act to remove anyone who continues to jeopardise the chatting environment.All users are asked to respect the decisions of the ops at any given time.Yet virtually everyone knows what it is like to feel shy or lacking in social confidence, often to an extent that can limit opportunities and happiness.Because social anxiety issues are still relatively unknown amongst the wider public, most aren"t even aware that the thing which can have such a huge impact on their lives has a name.