1. Are these chat rooms safe?
#1 Chat Avenue does it's best
to supply it's users with a safe environment for chatters of all ages. The rooms are staffed by volunteer moderators who may or may not be present in the chat room at the time of your use. Please remember that a child's safety is the responsibility of the child's parents. Please do not give out any personal information to strangers, no matter how trustworthy they may seem. This site is extremely safe when you follow the chat safety rules found HERE.
2. Are there any age requirements?
This site is for general audiences but you MUST be 13 or over to participate in the chat rooms. Some rooms have specific minimum and/or maximum age limit requirements and will be indicated as such. When you enter a chat room, you agree to the age disclaimer written right below the chat room.
4. Where can I report someone violating the age limit requirements or is attempting to exploit minors?
Although it is very difficult to verify a persons age, we at #1 Chat Avenue take these violations very seriously. Please report any violators to a moderator or the Admin. Please provide the chat users name, the room, and time of incident. We will investigate the matter through our logs. The most important is to follow proper chat safety etiquette. Please refer to the Chat Safety page.
5. Can I advertise my own site in the chat rooms?
Absolutely not! Those that are caught advertising will be kicked or banned from the room.
6. Can I flood the chat rooms by repeating the same messages over and over?
No. There are security features in place to prevent that from happening. However, it still can be done but at a much slower pace. Those that are caught will be kicked and banned for 10 minutes. Repeat offenders will be banned permanently.
7. I see other names in different colors, who are they?
These are our moderators and/or administrators. They basically watch over the chat rooms to make sure every chatter is behaving.
8. I want to become a moderator or an administrator. How do I apply?
Becoming a mod or admin requires a lot of hard work and dedication. If you feel you have what it takes, please contact that admin of the room you want to apply for. The names can be found on the Contact Us page.
9. It says that I have been banned. How long does that last?
Minimum ban is for 1 hour but most last for about 24 hours. Other can range as high as a lifetime ban for more serious chat violations.
10. It says that I need a password to enter. What is that?
None of our chat rooms require a password. Sometimes we have chat exploiters who lock the chat rooms with a password. What they are doing is illegal and there IPs are logged and sent to the authorities. If this happens, simply wait until it is fixed or choose another chat room that is not password locked. UPDATE: We have installed the latest patch that prevents this from happening.