Section 5: Guild Behavior

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Section 5: Guild Behavior

Postby Psychomantis » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:25 pm

Section 5: Guild Behavior.

It's extremely important to me personally that we maintain a friendly, non-confrontational, non-offensive environment at SDM.

This includes ventrilo, and guild chat, raidchat, any groups you are in, as well as all other back lines of communication. This applies to your treatment of members and non members alike.

The code of conduct for the expected behavior of SDM members is pretty clear:

1. Treat your fellow members with respect.
2. Treat your fellow WoW players - from other guilds or factions or otherwise - with the same respect.
3. Don't use offensive, biased, defacing, or other utterly lackluster and derogatory words or slander when talking on vent or over guild chat or over normal channels.
4. Cheating and violation of Blizzard's ToS is not acceptable. This includes botting and usage of illegal mods.

Realize that We have a zero tolerance policy for behavior that upends these principles - so if you play good you're never going to have a problem.

Also realize that if you DO have a problem with another guild member, Send an officer a PM, an in-game mail, whatever. We're extremely sensitive to these kind of issues in particular, and take them very seriously. There's no need for (individual members) to take matters into their own hands in some sort of passive-aggressive back channel. Just come talk to the leadership if you've got issues; we're (supposed to) all Big Kids, there are always ways to sort this stuff out, diplomatically.

Your recount spam is useless, keep it out of gchat. The performance mods have the ability to broadcast to other channels including user created. Send your spam there.
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Instance Looting Behavior

Postby Psychomantis » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:27 pm

SDM Does not plan to exclusively sponsor every raid that any member or raider attends, However we expect every person carrying the SDM tag to be respectful of the predetermined loot rolls of the group. Be it a Single loot system, Gdkp, Open Rolls, or otherwise. The RL sets the system and the system is to be followed as the RL wishes. If an SDM'er circumvents the agreed upon system, they tarnish the name. SDM'ers who plan to pug members into their raid are not to show favoritism to SDM over the pugs, and to treat them fairly. The over all concept is to show that SDM is a classy guild, and if we pull pugs or weaker members into to make a guild function, we will not screw them over, because we asked them to help, and without them we'd still be begging for people to join. Respect all players in the guild, on the server, and cross server and always provide clear and concise loot rues if they differ from the conventional open roll 100 format.

The ninja'ing of loot on Eitrigg is strictly taboo, and will not be tolerated. Do NOT lessen the SDM Brand. Do NOT make the rest of us look bad by association.
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Section 5: Forum Restrictions Sigs/Avatars

Postby Psychomantis » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:28 pm

Forum Restrictions: Sigs/avatars

Signature/Avatar Restrictions
Like anything in life, it's possible to have too much of a good thing. To keep things neat and tidy, we've implemented some restrictions on signature size, and the content which you're allowed to post. Please keep in mind that signatures and custom icons are privileges, not rights.

  • 1. By default the system will not display a signature that is larger than 200 pixels high by 700 pixels wide. If you'd like your entire signature to show up, it must fall within these dimensions. Signatures can not contain music, or flash animations. (see example below)
  • 2. The maximum allowable signature size is 200 kilobytes. Please note that this size is the total size allowed. If you multiple images in your signature, the sum of all their sizes must be 200 kilobytes or less. You can find out how large your images are by right clicking them in the browser and choosing "Properties" the size is shown in "kb".
  • 3. Custom icons may be no larger than 100 pixels by 100 pixels and no more than 25 kilobytes.
  • 4. Keep it clean! Just like all the other content on these forums, your signature and custom icon must be suitable for people of all ages. Obscenities in any form, censored or otherwise are not permitted. Excessive flashing or other obnoxious distracting animation is also a no-no. Additionally, images that are suggestive or do not show all persons properly clothed may be considered inappropriate.
  • 5. If you have any questions about your current or future avatar/signature, feel free to send a PM to the "Officer" group. Also if you want to report an avatar/signature that concerns you, again feel free send a PM to the "Officer" group.


Avatars
The officer core has increasingly noticed the....bounciness in avatars of general members. While in most circumstances we'd like to maintain freedom of expression, because a vast majority of our membership core are Workers, and view forums at work in the spare minute, this can be ackward, to say the least, if a co-worker or (god forbid) a boss walks by.

Signatures
We've also noticed an increase in the size of a signature, some of which take longer to load and/or take up the majority of the screen. This distracts from the authors post and can be visually unappealing.

Please also note the use of NSFW (Not Suitable For Work) forum for people to post as much risque content as there heart desires.

If you have any concerns/comments/suggestions/questions, please PM the officer group.
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Section 5: Clarification to Code of Conduct

Postby Psychomantis » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:59 pm

The overriding principle in the code of conduct is to show respect for others. Casting aspersions toward another SDM member in any public forum is unacceptable. This includes Vent, GChat, SDMGUILD.COM, or any other public forum. Conflicts with another member that cannot be resolved by private communication of the members involved should be privately discussed with the Team Leader (for conflicts internal to a raid team) or an Officer. If the disagreement involves a Team Leader, it is appropriate to discuss the issue with the Raid Leading Officer or the GM or their designate. If the disagreement involves an Officer, it is appropriate to discuss the issue with the GM or his/her designate. If the disagreement involves the GM, it is appropriate to discuss the issue with an Officer.

In some situations, an Officer or Team Leader may attempt to resolve a conflict by making recommendations in GChat, Vent, or SDMGUILD.COM. While guild management highly values member input, it is not appropriate to continue to publicly discuss a conflict once the Officer or Team Leader has recommended a solution. If you disagree with the solution (or have additional information to add that you think has not been fully considered), it is appropriate to discuss this privately with the Officer/Team Leader involved, the Raid Leading Officer, or the GM.

Showing disrespect for another member of SDM is a serious violation of the Code of Conduct. Disciplinary action can range from simply being asked to refrain from the behavior (in the case of an inadvertent or first offense) to restriction of guild privileges to supervised probation to removal from the guild. Disciplinary action will be determined by the GM with the advice of the Officers.

Sonic Death Monkey supports free and uncensored speech but not at the expense of others. Forms of abuse of this policy include but are not limited to "trolling", repeated spiteful or malicious behavior towards individuals or groups, instigating conflict, and of course any racist, sexist, or religious attacks that go beyond what has been acceptable in the historical sense of "The spirit of SDM guild chat".

Revised November 8th, 2012
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