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Thousands of people use Just Chat every day. Although the majority of our chatters are good people, there are a few bad apples.

These individuals like to spend their time starting arguments, bullying others and generally disrupting the chat forums.

You do not need to put up with abuse on Just Chat. You have options:

1. Report abusive chatters to a staff member. If a staff member is on duty, they'll warn or remove chatters where necessary.

2. If staff members are not present, we encourage you to report abuse by contacting us.

3. Use the 'Block' or 'Ignore' functions (and encourage others to do the same).

4. If you are being targeted, consider changing your chat name.

5. Log out of the chat forum.

We can (and do) take action when we witness individuals breaking our site rules. However, we cannot act as referees in personal disputes and we cannot moderate every conversation that takes place at Just Chat. That is why this site is only to be used by adults.

Remember that abusive users feed off the reactions they get. If you don't react, they'll soon get bored and leave.

14 thoughts on “A few words about abusive chatters

  • 31 May, 2016 at 9:02 am
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    Puts my hand up to make a quick point.
    “change chat name”

    thing is…… I’m thinking of changing my name to “old Hag” or “[email protected]” because that’s what I am constantly called by the playground gang, at least then it would save them the bother. for over a year I have put up with seeing my name used in a derogatory way, but because theyre the “playground” gang nothing is done about them…………just saying,
    my name is even mentioned on the boards when I am 1, not the topic, and 2, someone needs to hit out at me. I haven’t posted on the boards in ages, my password wouldn’t work and I couldn’t get a reset so I have re-registered, hope that’s ok?

    • 6 June, 2016 at 9:05 pm
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      I would have preferred you to have emailed me so we could get you access to your previous account, but if you want to stick with the new one, that’s fine.

      • 7 June, 2016 at 9:25 am
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        I did try, maybe I’m just old and couldn’t get a mail to you Martin, i’m ok with this name, I’m still me :-) thanks. x

  • 23 March, 2016 at 9:12 pm
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    I feel my comments will be superfluous tinsel as I’m sure you and pete were absolutely excellent moderators in your time. However, as you have stated the job of a moderator can be very demoralising at times yet they continue to carry on for the good of chat.

    They give up their free time and never get anything but berated for their actions and as you have stated they have a limited amount of tools to deal with abusive chatters.

    As much as people want to ‘Martin Bash’ what everyone fails to remember is that he wishes to keep this a free site as far as he can. No chatroom is perfect and never will be. Martin is trying his best to make it as comfortable as possible for those who wish to simply chat by giving good advice and making it plain that if you react to abusers you are only feeding them. He wants to keep this a ‘Free Site’. Yes Free!!!!

    After all this is advertised as an Adult site and if those who profess to be as such can’t find it within themselves to act like one then I would say that is their problem.

    Personally if I don’t like someone I simply ignore them and that is one of the facilities Just Chat offers, I only wish it was as easy in real life to click a button and not see what they say.

    • 23 March, 2016 at 10:09 pm
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      I wasn’t intending to ” Martin bash” as you put it Rose, simply stating the truth. Yes he’s given good advice, but it’s the same advice that’s been given out since JC began, and it makes no difference at all. The rooms are always going to be full of idiots intent on ruining it for everyone else. And no amount of ignore buttons will change that. People won’t ignore, they’re too nosy. I’m guessing your still a host?

      Thanks for the compliment btw, I however got so demoralised I left and dragged what was left of my sanity with me. I hope,you have better luck than I did.

      • 23 March, 2016 at 10:39 pm
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        Yes I’m still a host tinsel and your right the rooms do contain a certain amounts of idiots and I guess that will always be the case. Our job is to do our best and deal with them the best we can , when we can. One day I guess my own insanity will wane and I won’t be able to deal with it but until then I shall continue to repeat the same old lines and inform the chatters to ignore the abusers, stalkers and downright cads !

        They won’t listen they never do but at least we tried!

  • 23 March, 2016 at 8:03 pm
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    I was Martin’s inspiration for this blog content. Can you rescind my ban now? I have learnt my lesson. Thanks

    Peace and love.
    Stapler

  • 23 March, 2016 at 5:40 pm
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    Innit Blossom.

    Unless things have changed drastically since me and Pete were here, what exactly gets done, I mean from a boss man point of view, with persistent abusive chatters?
    Sure the staff can ban them from the room, IF there is staff present. They normally come straight back again anyway, unless the staff have some new miracle powers to keep,people out of the rooms now?

    And ignore them? Sorry Martin but that will happen when England win the world,cup. People won’t ignore them because as much as they moan and whinge and complain, they like to be ‘in on the action’. Ignoring them means they might miss something, and that would never do.

    I remember eons ago, users complaining 40’s wasn’t used any more. Well that was because A) no one went in it, and B) all the juicy stuff happens in the lobby, ie the rows and abuse and posting of personal info and scrolling….you get the picture.

    Staff, and users,need help from YOU Martin, to keep persistent abusers out, and that means taking action only you can take, via the chat forum ACP. Something I know,full well from experience you are reluctant to do.

    Also as soon as a staff member appears, said gonk just leaves the room, staff sits there, user comes in and out etc before said staff member has a chance to boot them.

    So yes, in theory, users can ignore, staff can boot, users can report abuse, staff can report persistent abusive users to you, but unless YOU do something from an admin level, to stop these users from coming back, it,will never stop.

    I don’t use chat any more, haven’t for eons,,but I do know remember how the users feel when the staff are seemingly powerless to do anything to kick abusive users out and stop themcoming back. It’s demoralising to say the least.

    Any of,you lot who still use forum three wanna chip,in? Again I know I don’t use chat any more, but like I said, it’s not nice from a user point of view when all you want to do is chat, and it’s not nice from a staff point of view when all you want to do is keep the idiots out.

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