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Code of Conduct

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This is not the current version of the Code of Conduct. For the current/enforced version click here.

The below document is not valid but remains here for reference.

 

Spiderweb Software Code of Conduct for Moderators and Members

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Members are expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct. Any minor infraction will result in a warning, while a major transgression will result in a final warning or banning, depending on the nature of the breach of the Code of Conduct and the administrator's discretion. Many minor infractions are also grounds for banning.

 

Members may receive the 'Canned' title as a warning. With that title or any other serious warnings, any further infractions are grounds for banning, either permanently or temporarily, at the administrator's discretion. Not all bans are permanent, and if a member can prove to an administrator that s/he deserves to be unbanned, even permanent bans can be lifted at the administrator's discretion.

 

If a member innocent of infraction is banned, please email an administrator to have the situation rectified.

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Moderators are expected to uphold the Code of Conduct and warn members about any infraction which they commit. Any major transgression is to be reported on the Moderator Forum, so all moderators and administrators can deal with the member(s).

 

Moderators are not exempt from the Code of Conduct themselves. A minor infraction will result in a stern warning. A major transgression will result in probable revoking of his/her moderator status. Any two breaches of the Code of Conduct will certainly result in the removal of moderator status and possibly even banning.

 

Moderators have certain abilities which are not granted to regular members. Abuses of this power are categorized along with the list on major and minor infractions. There are certain exceptions, but a major part of being a moderator is using discretion and restraint. Exclaiming that a member has provoked him/her is not sufficient excuse for inappropriate behaviour.

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Appropriate use of special powers granted to moderators is limited. Moderators can edit topics to remove something that is in violation of the Code of Conduct. Moderators can delete a single post in a topic if it violates the Code of Conduct. If the post is deleted, the member must be reported on the Moderator Forum, with the infraction described.

 

Moderators can lock and delete topics as well. They should only use such powers on topics that violate the Code of Conduct. If they do perform such an action, they must either describe the topic's infraction on the Moderator Forum or actually move the topic there.

 

Moderators also have the power the move topics to other forums. This will only be used to remove off-topic posts or show other moderators about a topic.

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Members are solely responsible for all use of their accounts. Every offense committed by an account will be factored as a transgression on the part of the account, no matter who the perpetrator actually is. To prevent unwanted use by others, please use the Logout feature and protect your password.

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The following lists are guidelines and certain breaches of the Code of Conduct are subject to closer analysis.

 

What constitutes a minor infraction for a member:

 

+ Repeated posting of off-topic material on non-General forums.

+ Posting unauthorized copyrighted material

+ Using vulgarity and/or obscenities in any language (whether it's in the open, masked, or abbreviated)

+ Faulty accusation of a member or moderator, including calling for the leaving or banning of a member that is innocent of infraction.

+ Posting two (or more) different topics about the same thing.

+ Intentional double posting

+ Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation.

+ Requesting information about hex-editing.

 

What constitutes a minor infraction for a moderator:

 

+ Posting of off-topic material on non-General forums

+ Posting unauthorized copyrighted material

+ Using vulgarity and/or obscenities in any language (whether it's in the open, masked, or abbreviated)

+ Posting two (or more) different topics about the same thing.

+ Intentional double posting

+ Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation.

+ Abuse of the post-editing power

+ Faulty accusation of a moderator

 

What constitutes a major transgression for a member:

 

<span style="font-weight: bold"> + Any communication that is intended to harass, belittle, humiliate, threaten or cause embarrassment to a fellow member.</span>

+ Hate speech against a certain group of people, due to their religion, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, etc.

+ Impersonation of another person or screen name (including "faking" a screen name by using similar-looking text characters).

+ Discussion of illegal activities.

+ Depictions of sexually explicit material.

+ Flooding the forums with lots of topics and posts about nothing legitimate.

+ Requests for "cracks", pirated software, ways to pirate software, etc.

 

What constitutes a major transgression for a moderator:

 

+ Any communication that is intended to harass, belittle, humiliate, threaten or cause embarrassment to a fellow member.

+ Hate speech against a certain group of people, due to their religion, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, etc.

+ Impersonation of another person or screen name (including "faking" a screen name by using similar-looking text characters).

+ Discussion of illegal activities.

+ Depictions of sexually explicit material.

+ Flooding the forums with lots of topics and posts about nothing legitimate.

+ Abuse of lock, delete, and move powers.

+ Faulty accusation of a member or moderator, including calling for the leaving or banning of a member that is innocent of infraction.

+ Any discussion of hex-editing or requests for "cracks", pirated software, ways to pirate software, etc.

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If a member or moderator has a complaint about a moderator or administrator they should email their complaint and any questions to ryan-thompson@comcast.net or lsstrout@spiderwebsoftware.com

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