GW2COMMUNITY RULES & REGULATIONS
- All Members must respect the Code of Conduct/Policies and Procedures at all times.
- All Members must respect and obey the chain of command. Members should comply with any reasonable requests made by Moderators and/or Community Managers.
- Flaming or spamming is not permitted.
- Use of abusive language, imagery or any actions that may be deemed deliberately offensive are not permitted.
- Impersonating another member or attempting to deliberately give false information about yourself is not permitted.
- All Members must represent the Community to the best of their ability and take no action that could bring the Community into disrepute.
- Linking to illegal or any other inappropriate material is not permitted.
- Discussion of involvement of illegal activity is not permitted. This includes pirated software.
- Any reasonable Moderator and/or Community Manager requests should be complied with at all times.
- All Members are also expected to follow the Community's forum rules at all times.
- All posts done in public areas must be in English only. Posts done in a language other than English will be deleted.
- Hateful and/or Derogatory terms to any one person or group will not be tolerated. We are a friendly and fun-loving community, and we treat others with the utmost respect.
- Don't Spam. This includes both text spam, poke spam, and audio spam. Spam is the enemy!
- No linking to inappropriate material publicly. We are a Community with many varying ages, with some members who are younger than others. Use common sense in public chat.
- Please remember to respect Community Managers, Moderators and Volunteers (Commanders & Events Team) and the decisions they make. They are working hard in order to keep the community and events running smoothly and are consistently at work in the background.
- We operate on a "zero tolerance" policy in which offenses will be dealt with immediately and swiftly. Remember to follow the rules and continue to respect your fellow community members!
- In regards to keeping general content PG, we allow more mature discussions in public channels that are appropriately labeled so (e.g "16+" or "18+"). These channels are simply intended to allow more mature discussions, NOT to allow offensive or hateful material. This does not affect channels that, although may be publicly accessible, are intended for private use (e.g guild channels). Labeling is not required for public channels during night time, starting from 23:00 Community Time.
- Advertising of other Teamspeak 3 servers without permissions is not permitted.
Secret recording (recording with software other than Teamspeak 3 so that the action of recording is not evident) is not allowed in public channels without permission. Permission can be granted by person(s) hosting the event.
- Secret recording is allowed if the voice chat on Teamspeak 3 is not the target but rather a by-product (e.g a video recorded with FRAPS software). Those videos may be uploaded to public space if the voice chat is later removed from the video.
- Secret recording is allowed if done for evidence gathering. The produced material must not be uploaded publicly anywhere! The produced material is to be given directly to GW2Community's Staff (Community Managers) via the means instructed by the Community Manager.
GUILD WARS 2
- GW2Community operates on fair play policy - although the game is not controlled by GW2Community, we do expect people that have landed on maps hosted by GW2Community via services provided by GW2Community (Forums, Teamspeak 3) to contribute to the best of their abilities.
- Any player that is found not to contribute towards the event goal may be prevented from using GW2Community's services, thus stopping leech-like behavior.
- Measurement of contribution is based and dependent on particular events.
- All pictures, graphics and any other classification of unique works are not to be used without authorisation from their creator(s)/owner(s).
- Duplication or modification graphics and other classifications of unique works are prohibited unless authorised by the creator(s)/owner(s).
- Any official GW2Community documentation is only for use by the Community and it's members unless authorisation is given in specific cases for others to make use of it.
- Any alteration to Official GW2Community media is not permitted unless written consent is given from the Community Manager.
- No Member is permitted to get involved in external affairs unless authorised to do so.
- No Members are permitted to represent the GW2Community in diplomatic events unless authorised to do so.
- Any changes in relationship between the GW2Community and other organisations must be approved by the Community Managers.
- Community Managers are responsible for the administration and performance of their respective area within the Community and general Community management. All Community Managers are bound to uphold their given responsibilities upon receiving a position within the Community's Management.
- It is not permitted for any member of the Community Management to divulge any information to the general membership of the Community unless authorised to do so or if it is deemed necessary.
- All Community Managers must always act in the best interests of the Community.
- If a Community Manager chooses to step down, the Management is under no obligation to replace that said Community Manager unless they choose to do so among them.
- There must be a 75%+ vote in order to pass an idea into motion that would affect the Community on a global level.
- Commanders are responsible for the events that take place in Guild Wars 2. Commanders' main focus are the world bosses and various events such as (but not limited to) maps that have a global goal (Dry Top, Silverwastes, Dragon's Stand and so on).
- All Commanders are bound to uphold their given responsibilities upon receiving the position.
- It is not permitted for any Commander to divulge any information to the general membership of the Community (except Community Manager) unless authorised to do so.
- All Commanders must always act in the best interests of the Community.
- Commander activity is monitored. If a Commander is deemed to not be active enough, he/she may be removed from the team. Removal will be decided by the Team Leaders.
- Moderators are responsible for the moderation of GW2Community grounds (currently only Teamspeak Moderators).
- Moderators main focus is keeping order on GW2Community grounds (Forums, Teamspeak). If necessary, Moderators are authorised to use administrative methods (kick, ban) in order to maintain it.
- In case of problems (e.g the misbehaving members), a Moderator must react if possible and take necessary action in order to solve the problem.
- All Moderators are bound to uphold their given responsibilities upon receiving the position.
- It is not permitted for any Moderator to divulge any information to the membership of the Community (except Community Manager) unless authorised to do so.
- All Moderators must always act in the best interests of the Community.
- Moderators are bound to use their administrative powers with best intentions for the Community.
- Moderator activity is monitored. If a Moderator is deemed to not be active enough, he/she may be removed from the ranks of Moderators. Removal will be decided by the respective team leader.
- Team Leaders are responsible for the management of Commanders.
- Team Leaders need to ensure that all Commanders are active and are up to the tasks they have applied for.
- All Team Leaders are bound to uphold their given responsibilities upon receiving the position.
- It is not permitted for any Team Leader to divulge any information to the membership of the Community (except Community Manager) unless authorised to do so.
- All Team Leaders must always act in the best interests of the Community.
COMMUNITY RULES AND PROCEDURES
- All terms of the Community Rules must be adhered to by all members at all times.
- Any action taken that does not technically breach the Community Rules but does go against the spirit of the rules may still result in action being taken against those involved.
- The Community Managers reserve the right to take any action in the event of breaches of the Community Rules, including legal action if applicable.
- The Community Management reserves the right to alter the Community Rules at any time. Any proposed alterations must adhere to the 75%+ vote for the idea to be passed and put into motion.
- In specific cases, the Community Managers can authorise activity that may conflict with the Community Rules but only if it is deemed in the best interests of the Community and does not breach the spirit of the rules.