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#4072467 Mar 13, 2011 at 02:16 PM · Edited 5 years ago
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CORP CODE OF CONDUCT

In recent times, it's become apparent that alot of the things that we thought could be left unsaid, well, can't be left as such any longer. By participating on the Website and the channels in-game, you've bound yourself to this code of conduct. It has been created in the interest of making sure CORP is a nice and respectful place for all.


  • No Drama! If you've a grievance to air between you and a fellow member of the community, do not do so in CORP or any affiliated channels. It's selfish. The channel is not your personal playground for you to wage your own little mud-slinging wars on, it's a gathering place for everyone. Please show us respect and don't try to drag the whole channel into your squabbles. EDIT: This includes bringing in-character issues into the out of character channel. Mixing IC/OOC always ends bad. We all know it, so lets not do it.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO NAME-DROPPING! Out of respect for your fellow CORPers and those outside of CORP, there will be no more insulting or name-dropping of characters or persons in a derogatory manner. This includes ragging on Club Caprice or the Roleplayers that frequent it. CORP is an open RP community that welcomes all, and people that don't RP the way *you* like it are not inferior. It is NOT where you can come to point and laugh at people you perceive to be below you. Difference is not deficient, and it's getting very tiresome repeating that."
  • What this means: Demeaning others is beneath you. We understand if you don't like it, but disliking it does not necessitate insulting it. Doing so is disrespectful of fellow CORPers who may roleplay there in addition to the general RP population, who are all welcome in CORP. Do your part and don't contribute towards an environment where people don't feel welcome because their primary source of RP is being defecated upon by community members. We're better than that, people.The keyword here is insult. Nobody is saying you have to sing the praises of Club Caprice across the Earth. Simply that, If you've got nothing nice to say about it, say nothing at all.
  • Show some respect towards one another and your moderators! Do not flame or harass fellow members of the community. Talk to one another in a civil manner and *show respect.* If you have an issue with a fellow member of CORP, we urge you to please settle disputes, criticisms and other problems between the parties involved in private(unsolicited advice and critiques also fall into this category). The CORP channels and the CORP forums are not the place for these things. This goes for Moderators too. When we make a ruling, please show us *respect* and don't question it outside of the appropriate forum. The channel is not the place to debate rules, that's what the Feedback Forum is for.
  • Don't talk back! As stated above, when a Moderator makes a ruling on something going on in the channel, please follow their ruling to the letter. If you wish to question it, please send them a tell or post on the boards. Clogging up the channel with your complaints about policy will no longer be tolerated.
  • No racism/sexism/prejudice! Now, you'd figure this one'd be obvious, right? Well apparently not. We have a zero tolerance policy towards any of the above. We're a channel for all kinds of people of all beliefs, ethnicities, appreciations, etcetera. Don't demean yourself by demeaning them.
  • Removal from the CORP channel will result in lost privelege of using the RP channels. If you happen to be someone that the moderators need to ask to leave the OOC channel, you will not be allowed to participate in using the IC channels. The two go hand-in-hand with one another, since when you join the CORP community, you are able to join both channels. We ask everyone to comply with this and show respect for any decisions the moderators need to make in regards to removal of a member of the CORP community. Edit: Those who choose not to use the OOC channel ARE able to utilize the IC channel.

Those found in violation of the above will receive warnings, muting, temporary kicks and banning as appropriate. CORP, we've been through some good times and some bad, so lets have the former roll! We're here trying to provide the best environment possible for all of you, so please, help us do our jobs.

These rules are subject to change as necessary. We will keep an update log to reflect when these changes are made.

If you have any questions or concerns, please post them in this thread. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

The CORP Staff
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#7434621 Feb 24, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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We've updated the Code of Conduct once again to try to reflect our policy more accurately.

Please understand that this isn't some court system. You're not going to be able to argue your way out of trouble via a technicality or a loophole. If you're approaching it that way, you're making the moderation process an antagonistic one when it doesn't have to be. If you're in trouble and you feel you don't deserve the punishment, speak to us in private. Ask us where we're coming from, and we can explain it, and have a discussion about it.

That's how you'll best understand why what you did was wrong, and if we have to be totally frank about it, that's the best way to avoid harsh moderation. Our interest here isn't in punishing you, it's in making you understand that what you did violates the spirit of the Code of Conduct and the spirit of the CORP Community.

We don't get our kicks from 24 hour bans. Those are annoying, and to be totally frank, essentially amounts to "more paperwork" for us. So don't make us do that by being unreasonable. We're reasonable people. Meet us halfway. This is something to think about as you read these rules again. Make sure you read each and every one, and that you understand it fully. PM us with any questions you might have.
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#8428489 Sep 11, 2013 at 01:25 PM
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So I recently came across this little set of constructive points on how to have a productive discussion, and I feel they might be useful advice for all of us to take a look at:

The essentials for a productive discussion:
• Tact: Be friendly, helpful, and cooperative.
•• Candor: Be frank and sincere.
••• Intelligence: Think before you speak.
•••• Goodwill: Reasonable people can disagree.
••••• Reception: Listen to what others are saying, not to what you think they're saying.
This is my Mod voice.
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"He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it." - George Orwell

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