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Guidelines

We've always had the philosophy of the unwritten rulebook, however, we've decided it'd be in the best interest of the Community to clarify what our expectations are going forward. We seek to eliminate the gray area and ensure that all rules are as clear as possible.

 

Section I

General Conduct:

  1. Have respect for every person regardless of who they are, what they play, or why they play. Flaming or abusing users or staff in any way will not be tolerated.
  2. Personal attacks, racism, and other forms of discrimination or harmful speech in a public atmosphere will be removed without warning. Users or Staff who violate this rule will have their tags immediately removed and they will receive a ban which is dependent on the severity of the infraction.
    1. This includes any area which is readily visible by any member of the public outside of this community.
    2. Teamspeak channels that are locked via password are exempt from this rule. e. g. Donor Channels
  3. Posts/threads deemed to be spam, trolling, advertising, inappropriate (NSFW, warez, piracy, links to phishing sites, etc.) or entirely off-topic are not acceptable, and posts/threads that are deemed as such will be removed and the user will be punished accordingly.
  4. Always strive to help make {TCG} the premier venue for MILSIM and a welcome home for all. From simply welcoming new members to helping with mission design by voicing your thoughts, submitting suggestions, engaging in proactive discussion, and more. There are so many ways you can help contribute to the community, you just need to have the initiative and tenacity to put those into effect.
  5. Unsolicited representation of Tactical Combat Gaming, or any affiliate or Division of {TCG} is strictly prohibited regardless of circumstance. Potential advertisements must be approved by a Community Management member (Division Leadership or Board of Directors) before being posted. Users who violate this rule will face immediate disciplinary action.
    1. To clarify, this does not include personal Youtube or Twitch videos/streams. The purpose of this rule is to void the possibility of users posing as an official entity of Tactical Combat Gaming.
  6. Permanent ban evasion, for bans stemming from particular circumstances, is strictly prohibited and will result in an immediate firewall ban. This includes previous bans made prior to the switch to our current forum system. Firewall ban appeals are not permitted and creating alternate identities (forum account, TS3 identity), using VPNs to circumvent punishment, or attempting to appeal it via alternate platforms is also prohibited.
    1. Definition of ban evasion: Creating an alternate identity or using alternate methods (IE: VPN) to avoid punishment.
    2. The Board of Directors maintains the right to create exceptions in certain circumstances where deemed appropriate. These exceptions will be granted on a case by case basis and are never precedent for another individual's appeal.
  7. Persons found to be detrimental to the community at large in any manner may face disciplinary action up to but not limited to removal from the community.

Section I-a

Discord Conduct

In addition to the General Conduct guidelines the following shall specifically apply to Discord.

  1. Any topics which may serve as a determent to the community in public channels on discord are prohibited.  The goal of this is to prevent unnecessary and unhealthy divisiveness within the community.
    1. Disallowed topics include but are not limited to Politics, Weaboo content, distasteful jokes.
    2. Public channel is defined as any channel which a person of standard access may view e. g. #community-square

Section I-b

Teamspeak Conduct

In addition to the General Conduct guidelines the following shall specifically apply to Teamspeak.

  1. The follow shall apply to donor channels and Locked channels
    1. While we do not require adherence to the community rules within channels paid for by donations or otherwise locked/restricted, you are required to adhere to the community standards for anything that is able to be seen by the public without entering the channel. This includes the name of the channel, the description, the topic, the icon and channel images within the description. This also includes any changes of client names within the donor channels.
      1. Failure to comply with the above may result in actions up to but not limited to immediate forfeiture of said Donor channel, editing of and removal of the content in violation,  and/or disciplinary actions against said channel owner.
    2. Donor channels are restricted to one donor channel owner per channel.
    3. Donor channels must be paid on time, once a channel is 5 days past it's due date it may be removed at any time without warning
      1. If a Donor channel is removed in error, once investigated and found true the channel owner will be given one free month of channel time.
    4. Donor channels shall not be treated as storage channels, no donor channel will be permitted to have access to the channel file browser.
  2. Name changing repeatedly regardless of the channel one is within will not be tolerated and seen as trolling.
  3. Names must not be considered disrespectful, distasteful, racist, or otherwise divisive.  Persons whose names are perceived to fit into this category shall be subject to disciplinary actions.

 

Section II

Staff Conduct:

Any individual who holds a staff position within an entity of TCGaming is subject to this guideline as well as the General Conduct Guidelines AND Division specific rules. Staff committing infractions must be reported to the Board of Directors immediately. As such, individuals currently occupying the following ranks are considered staff and are required to adhere to the subsequent policies:

 

75th Ranger Regiment

  • Commissioned Officers
  • Non-Commissioned Officers
  • Chief Warrant Officers
  • J-Shop Commandants

 

  1. Staff are to create, maintain, and promote a friendly, professional working environment for all users at all times.
  2. Staff must always exercise vigilance regarding their jurisdiction and powers.
    1. Certain staff are strictly considered Division Specific Staff, except in instanced provided for in the guidelines. This means they may only perform their duties in their division’s related Teamspeak channels, forum area, and on other division related media (if approved by division/community leadership). Speak to your Game Division or Team Leader if you are unsure about whether your role is considered division specific.
  3. Staff are expected to uphold all policies/guidelines outlined above, at all times.  Including any restrictions on said guidelines.  If a staff member feels something needs further review they should contact a member of the Community Management Team (Division Leadership or a member of the Board of Directors)
  4. When submitting bans (temporary or permanent), Staff must follow the standard ban format outlined in the Community Operating Procedures section of the forums. Incorrectly formatted bans may be reverted or modified if they do not meet the standard format guideline.

 

Please note:

Any sitting member on the Board of Directors may ban users indefinitely at any time without advanced notice (at their sole discretion).

In addition to the above guidelines each division within TCGaming shall maintain the right to further regulate it's applicable areas in addition to the community guidelines.

 

Last Updated December 15th by {TCG}SandMan

** 12/20/16 - Removed Minecraft, ArmA Life, and Public Relations team content.

** 12/15/19 - Added new Discord and Teamspeak sections

 

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