The portalZINE IRC channels are mostly a public chat room on the internet that anyone can join from all over the world. As such, there are many users, of every age, who speak many languages and follow many differing customs from your own. It is always safer to ask for clarification of context than to blindly assume understanding of any ambiguous statements.
We aim to keep the channel a friendly place for everyone and ensure the channel is welcoming for everyone.
Please also be aware that this IRC channel is logged and that these logs are accessible in the public domain. Do not say things that you would be uncomfortable having made in-public. Any private conversations will be moved to a private channel and not available to the public.