You can request write access once you’ve joined the room. When a room owner is available, they will check to see if you can join. We have some criteria that people must meet before they’re given access.
The minimum reputation required for access is 80 points on StackOverflow.
Don’t display obvious help-vampire qualities.
Don’t use a default username, such as user31415926, or u234. We prefer you choose a name that won’t be lost among the others — user1234, user2341, and user3241 are hard to pick apart in discussions.
Make sure you’ve asked and answered reasonable questions on Stack Overflow. We expect you to have contributed somehow to Stack Overflow before joining the chat, and that your Answer to Question ratio is not worse than 3:4.
Don’t request write access repeatedly in an effort to get attention. This just annoys us, and we’ll put you on the ban list.
Before you ask a question here, first thoroughly research it yourself, and post it on Stack Overflow (or another appropriate Stack Exchange site, like programmers.se). We also expect you to read the Android developer site before asking a question about Android.
Use English and try to write well. This means no chat-speak (e.g., “u r vry gud i m new dev lol”).
Don’t paste blocks of code into the chat. Make a gist or use another pastebin if you must share code. Any code in the chatroom should be limited to one line at about 80 columns max.
Don’t ping users (@username-ing) unless it’s to clarify who you’re speaking to or you need to get a specific person’s attention. Pinging for help is bannable.
Everything kitty-related is allowed.
Your first message must be “I have read and understood the rules”.
Images MUST be safe for work. Please don’t post unprofessional images. Kitties and unicorns: okay. A screenshot of your app: sure. Twerking: no.
Don’t flag messages you find personally offensive (e.g., swear words, blasphemy, and so on). It just annoys the people who have to respond to flags.
The choice to enforce the rules is at the discretion of each room owner. The rules are purposefully difficult to break, we just ask that you not be a dick. Cheers, have fun, and be excellent to one another.
The source for these rules can be found on GitHub.