Decorah Eagles Chat Guidelines and Moderators

Chatroom Guidelines

RRP Moderated Chat is a structured environment to learn about eagles, particularly our nests, in a family-friendly setting. Moderators (Mods) participate in discussions during the hours chat is open.

The Mods are appreciative of all who visit this cam and this chat. However, we cannot each say hello and/or good-bye to each and every person. Please know that we celebrate you being here. And that we do see you!!

Moderators will enforce the following guidelines.

  • Be respectful and polite. No profanity, personal invective or other inappropriate comments. Keep your language G-rated and appropriate for family usage.
  • While we are all one Eagle Family and celebrate and mourn with the other eagle nests/cams, as one of the busiest chat rooms and to avoid confusion we must keep the discussion focused on the Decorah nest.
  • No comments touching on politics, religion, or sports. Respect the diversity of the room.
  • Limit personal information, either asked or given, and use common sense regarding what you share in private messages.
  • Be thoughtful in your choice of words when you post. What you intended to say may not come through clearly to others. In reading posts, give the poster the benefit of the doubt in what they were trying to convey. Disagreements might be unavoidable but should remain polite, and they should never become arguments.
  • Do not post strings of several emoticons, smile-y faces, or random characters. Do not post in all caps; it’s like YELLING. Do not invite roll calls of any type.
  • While viewers come from all over the world, we use English to communicate most effectively with other chatters. For non-English options, please take a look at our Facebook page.

PLEASE NOTE: Verifiable Private Messages (PMs) that are insulting, offensive or rude may result in being banned from the chatroom. If you are receiving such PMs, contact a mod for instructions before you delete them.

Moderators have volunteered their time to make chat a family friendly place to watch the Decorah eagles nest with the added bonus of learning about eagles. While Mods spend time learning about the eagles, particularly these eagles, we are not avian/raptor experts. We try to answer questions with the knowledge and information we know. The limits of chat prevent us from posting sources for much of our information but the RRP Forum has the Mod Education Threads that are full of detailed info and many sources are cited there. Moderators are here to make sure all viewers have a good experience.

Decorah Moderated chat
The lead moderators are jfrancl, tulsaducati, and Oregonian. Decorah North Moderated Chat
The lead moderator is Bremerbirdfan. Moderators are Beautfyofeagles, EagleEyeDNN, EagleLady4, RRivereagle, and Shelliott.

Moderators on both channels can timeout, kick, or permanently ban chat abusers and will delete inappropriate posts. If your presence is disruptive, mods will remove you from chat. Allow mods to deal with chat abusers and do not engage them yourself. Enjoy this chat about the Decorah Eagles and visit the Chat Mods boards on the RRP Forum for more interaction and Decorah eagle time!