All members are expected to adhere to the following Code of Conduct. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.