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Code Of Conduct

As Devil Dogs, we share the nickname of the United States Marine Corps.
We expect all members to uphold the honor that our name carries.

Listed below are the expectations of all of our members, including some of our standard operating procedures (SOP) in regards to facilitating our ability to function as a cohesive community.

1 Be civil, and show respect to all fellow players, regardless if they are friend or foe.
 

1.1 Act with maturity towards all community members, allies, and opponents. This applies both in-game, and out-of-game, such as on the forums or Teamspeak.​

1.2 All community members should be shown respect, regardless of title, rank, or divisional affiliation.

*Please remember that all titles, ranks, and specific divisional affiliations are awarded to those who have shown knowledge, dedication and/or leadership abilities in the community. They adhere to, and uphold the Code of Conduct, and additional by-laws established by our divisions.

1.3 Derogatory comments, suggestions, and media will not be tolerated - especially those that imply hostility towards a particular demographic (race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, political stance, etc.)
*Anything with malicious intent will not be tolerated.

1.4 We are a community of mature adults, and our language and humor reflect that maturity. Please be aware that adult themes are both tolerated and accepted, provided the fact that they are not malicious.
*Not Safe for Work (NSFW)


2 Disagreements should be kept away from public channels, and resolved maturely.



2.1 We understand that gaming can be intense, and all players are human. This being said, if a disagreement or other irritating event takes place, please let it go.

2.2 If discussion is needed to resolve a personal disagreement, please use private methods to do so. Use Private Conversations (PCs) on the forum, or create a private and locked channel on Teamspeak to resolve the issue.

*Forum posts, in-game chat, and public Teamspeak channels are NOT private methods, and constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct.

2.3 When an issue arises, please escalate it via your divisional chain of command, if your attempt(s) at resolution fail. This starts with you, and ends with the Executive Board.

*Skipping levels of your chain of command will not be tolerated.

2.4 Upon being spoken to about an issue, your attitude may directly affect the severity of the consequence.

*Administrative staff act as arbitrators to listen upon both sides of the issue(s), and work towards their best efforts into resolving it peacefully while upholding our Code of Conduct.


3 Never grief your allied players!



3.1 Do not retaliate, if you are team-killed.
*Accidental or intentional. It does not matter. Simply ignore it, and move on.

3.2 Retaliation will only perpetuate further griefing or team killing, and will result in a bad public image for our community.

*Other players observing may or may not have seen preceding events, and will only see you griefing your fellow players.

**This affects the perception of the entire community, so please save your energy to focus on the objective and/or hostiles.

3.3 If you do accidentally kill an ally, please apologize immediately via Teamspeak, Private Conversation, or in-game chat.​


4 When you join an operating group in a division, please ensure that you are in Teamspeak in the appropriate channel FIRST.
*Follow the orders given by your leader.



4.1 Orders are not issued because we want to tell people what to do, but rather are given so that overall objectives are achieved and promote the likelihood we succeed as a group.

*Teamwork is key in our community, and thus is highly valued.

4.2 Always keep in mind that your leaders will put forward a great amount of effort into monitoring “the big picture”.

*Tasks which may seem hopeless, or likely impossible to “win” to a small group of individuals tend to contribute to the “greater good”, by drawing enemy assets off of another target.

4.3 You should always remain positive within your operating group.

*We’re here to have fun. Cut the complaints and negativity.

4.4 Operating group leaders should be followed and respected at all times, regardless of title, rank, and/or divisional affiliation.

*Stepping up to lead an operating group is highly encouraged, even to new members.


5 Play your game with honor, and good sportsmanship.



5.1 We will not ever, nor do we tolerate cheating, hacking, griefing, exploiting, malicious/intentional glitching, stat-padding, scamming, or the use of sketchy programs to interfere with our games for an advantage.

5.2 Violation of a game’s Terms of Service (TOS), End User License Agreement (EULA), or Terms of Use (TOU) is strictly forbidden. This applies in every game we play.​


6 Please help to enforce the Code of Conduct amongst your peers.
*Report issues or SEVERE violations to your nearest leader.



6.1 If issues are reported, evidence will first be gathered before it is engaged.
*If the leaders determine that a violation has occurred, steps will be taken to resolve it swiftly and fairly.

6.2 Violations of the Code of Conduct will result in a discussion or warning at the very least.
*Repeated or especially egregious violations will result in further consequences, including, but not limited to suspension or termination of membership.


7. Streaming and Recording



7.1 Any member of the 666th Devildogs, who is in Teamspeak, and intends on streaming shall follow the procedure listed below.
*Guests of the Devildogs may not stream video or audio unless given permission by an officer of the 666th Devildogs

1. Streaming member shall inform all occupants in the current Teamspeak channel of the intent to stream prior to the initiation of the stream and where the stream can be found via a link.

2. Streaming member shall stream at a delay of no less than 3 minutes during 666th Devildogs operations.

3. Streaming member shall assign the “streaming” tag/permission after their name.
7.2 Any member of the 666th Devildogs, who is in a Teamspeak channel, and intends to record audio in that Teamspeak channel shall follow the procedure listed below.
*Guests of the Devildogs may not record audio unless given permission by an officer of the 666th Devildogs.

1. Member initiating recording shall notify all occupants of the current Teamspeak channel of their intent to record.

2. Upon beginning recording, member initiating recording shall announce that audio recording has begun and must obtain verbal consent from all members currently on the Teamspeak channel.​

3. 100% of all members currently in the Teamspeak channel must give verbal consent or all recording shall cease immediately.

4. Member initiating audio recording shall place the word “Recording” in brackets next to their name. For example: [Recording].
  • Any member who enters a channel in which another member is showing a “Recording” notification is implying that he/she gives consent to being recorded.
5. Any member of the 666th Devildogs, whose voice has been recorded has the right to receive access to the recording either via internet link or audio file upon request.​



*** Any violations, with sufficient evidence, may result in immediate ban (temporary or permanent) at the discretion of Divisional Leadership and/or the Executive Board. ***