Code of Conduct

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  1. Dihm

    Dihm Speaker of the Word Staff Member Gothi SC Thane

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    All members are expected to adhere to the following Code of Conduct.
    1. Be excellent to each other. We are all adults, and we are all looking for an enjoyable time online. So don't be dicks to each other. This applies to your interaction with members as well as non-members. Personal attacks will receive a Warning, whether it is on the forums, on Discord, or elsewhere.
    2. Be constructively critical. It is fine to have disagreements and I guarantee that there will be some, but don't attack the person. If the attack is personal, a Warning will be issued. If the person is simply being non-constructive, moderators will step in to try to get things on track. If the offender continues to be disruptive, they will be Warned.
    3. If you say you'll do something, stick to it, or at least inform people you can't. We love when people set up group activities, but don't leave your fellows hanging. If you can't make something, do your best to let people know. Repeated occurrences of no-show-no-notice will lead to a Warning.
    4. Participate in the forums and on Discord. Both are needed for us to be a well rounded community. We can't get to know each other if we never interact. It is required that you check in on the forums at least monthly, or else you may be removed for inactivity. We cannot track Discord participation, but we can take admittedly highly subjective samples from our officers and HR to see if people are ever around, and use that sampling in our inactivity decisions.
    5. Check the drama. No one is here because they enjoy being babysitters and mediating personal conflicts. If people are continually disruptive and spreading drama, they will first be asked to stop, then begin to receive Warnings and face possible removal.
    6. Show your allegiance, be proud to be Skjaldborg. If you are participating in a public Skjaldborg event, you are expected to run appropriate tags and/or colors. If not playing as part of an official event, tags/colors will not be required unless the game in question falls under Official Branch rules. Details for this will be in the next post.
    Resolving issues:

    The first step in issue resolution should be to take the grievance directly to the offending party. We are all adults and if we take offense, we should be able to talk to each other to resolve the problem without incident. Often times issues that bubble up are caused by the failures of our communication medium, be it text on the forums or misunderstood speech on Discord. If that doesn't work, discuss the issue with one of our officers. We are here to serve as mediators and moderators for the community, so use us! Even if the person is not part of the game you play, they are a servant of the entire community. If you have an issue with a Hirdmen, Jarl, or myself, take it to an alternate HR rep.

    Communication:

    If you aren't happy, speak up. Communication is key. Do not feel that you cannot change this group, as we are always attempting to improve. If people do not speak up, however, we will never know if there are problems. Don't just throw your hands in the air and let things stew until you've had enough. We are a community here. If you have an issue with a friend, you do not fix things by just cutting off communication. No good ever comes of that. Give the group the benefit of the doubt and try; I think you'll be surprised.

    Warnings:

    Warnings are not the end of the world. They expire. Currently, a warning is removed from the member's record after one (1) month. If no further warnings are received within this time, you have a clean slate. If the user receives three (3) warnings at any given time, they will automatically be removed from the Skjaldborg community.

    Leadership reserves the right to remove continually disruptive members for the health of the community, even if they do not reach the automatic removal criteria.
     
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  2. ScrewCityChris

    ScrewCityChris Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n Roll Staff Member Jarl SC Huscarl

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    OFFICIAL BRANCH RULES

    NOTE: Games which are not an Official Branch ignore these rules.

    CURRENT LIST OF OFFICIAL BRANCH GAMES:

    • None - Branches currently suspended until further notice.
    If the Skjaldborg has an Official Branch in a game that involves competitive guild vs guild interaction, the following applies:
    • By default, all Skjaldborg members must request access to be part of an Official Branch. This extra step is absolutely necessary to protect sensitive information of the Branch.
    • Any registered Branch members are required to use our tags/colors at all times.
    • If we find that a member has joined another group for a game listed among our official Branches without knowledge of leadership, they will be removed from the Skjaldborg entirely. We value honesty. Please act honorably.
    • In special circumstances, a member can request to be exempt from access to a specific branch if there is a conflict of interest regarding dual-memberships. In that case, the member will have their access to the specific Branches Member section removed, to protect OpSECS!
    • Only Branch members are eligible for officer positions within the Branch. Unless authorized by the top leadership, a member may not hold officership in two separate Branches. This is necessary because we want our officers taking an active role in their community..
    • Official Branch channels on voice comms are reserved for members of that branch. Non-members or those with exceptions will be directed to public TS channels.
    • Should an existing member desire to join an external game-specific group for a game which has an Official Branch, they may retain their general Skjaldborg membership status, but they will be removed from the Official Branch in question.
    • Under no circumstances will advertising for another gaming group be tolerated if we have an Official Branch for the game in question. Punishment could range from a Warning to outright removal. Poaching is not cool.
    • Any member who abandons their duty to a Skjaldborg in-game unit without prior written/forum notice and permission, for any Official Branch, for any reason, will be considered to have left the community and will not be welcomed back. All permissions will be removed for that game and any other games, as well as the Skjaldborg forums and Discord server. This will be a zero-tolerance policy.
    Members are expected to follow the CoC with each other, but also externally, when they are showing their affiliation to us.

    Read this, read it again, then read it a 10th time. This CoC applies to everywhere you go while wearing a [SoR] tag, or being a recognized member of the Skjaldborg.

    I do not care what anyone else is saying in chats, if they are swearing profusely, sexist jokes, overly sexual content, NSFW pic spamming, etc. As a member of the Skjaldborg you will be expected to keep in line, and keep it PG-13.

    What all of you do in a public place affects every one of us. It would not be the first time an entire community gets perma-banned from a forum or game because of a few members.

    If you are caught violating these rules there will be repercussions. If your actions get one of our officers PMed on our forums and there are chat logs to back up their claims you will be removed if you went over the line.

    This is not debatable, this is not a discussion. Read this and obey.
     
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  3. Trevnor

    Trevnor Tokin' Canadian Staff Member Jarl SC Huscarl

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    Please review this for CW. Unit hopping is not permitted by our CoC, even if you want a solo drop with CW. Just pop over to a public TS (FRR hub, NGNG) and ask for a friend/group invite, then you can "solo" drop of sorts, without any other SoR
     
  4. Skwisgaar

    Skwisgaar XO Berserker

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    CoC updated to clarify branch exception expectations.
     
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    MagnusEffect Administrator Staff Member Jarl SC Huscarl

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    CoC updated! (finally)

    As per Dihm's order, the specific rules regarding official branches has been suspended until further notice. We have no "OpSec" to speak of that requires member exclusivity currently. This may change at any time we feel it is appropriate.
     
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