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Post by Wakamaru » April 21st, 2015, 2:34 am

Code of Conduct

→ It is expected all guild members will treat staff and each other with respect and kindness

→ All guild members must read and be familiar with any and all rules. It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure they are up to date with any and all rule changes.

→ If you find a guild members attitude to be provoking, step away from the screen until you can handle the situation in a calm and controlled manner.

→ If you find a response you are typing could be construed in a manner that could be deemed offensive, retype it.

→ In event of drama between yourself and another guild member, please try and resolve things peacefully, and in private.

→ There will be no tolerance for people trying to spread drama to the rest of the guild. Just don’t.

→ Should a Tribble ever be found, report it immediately. It means we very likely have an infestation.

→ The Cake is a lie.


Harassment/Abuse can be defined as follows:

→ Approaching a person or being approached by a person using swearing, racist or sexual language

→ Repeatedly approaching a person after they have indicated they do not wish to interact with you.

→ Calling out staff or guild members on the forums.

→ Approaching staff about matters outside of their role in the guild, or within capacity but outside of the hours they have designated for helping with guild activities

The act of approaching can be defined as contact via guild forums, private message, in-game guild chat directly addressing your toon, or any form of private in-game messaging.

Private messaging through the forums with queries in regards to rules or adoptions are strongly discouraged. If it’s important enough to ask, it belongs in the Q and A forum.

If a situation does occur, inform the appropriate member of staff. For the forums, this would be the moderators. ln game for AAA this would be Rusti or Wakamaru. For Petoholics Anonymous this would be Angelliique, Hellcat or Anneliesa.

If the behavior continues after the person has been warned, alert Rusti or Wakamaru, report the person to Blizzard and place them on ignore.

If you find yourself in a situation where the person is contacting your toon and/or alts in a negative, abusive, or accusatory manner, DO NOT RESPOND. Immediately report them by right-clicking, and selecting language. Place the toon on ignore.

If they attempt to circumvent the ignore function with continuing abusive behavior, continue reporting and ignoring. Be sure to note to Blizzard that this is an ongoing issue.

While this section is assuming primarily abusive behavior, if someone should find themselves the subject of any form of sexual harassment, please report it immediately.

If you feel a Staff member to be acting inappropriately, please notify Rusti or Wakamaru first, so that any incidents can be properly investigated.

Hearsay is not sufficient evidence for action, and anyone caught slandering guild or staff members will be dealt with harshly. Please take screenshots of instances of harassment which occur in game!

It is a lot harder for abusive people to circumvent ignore after the account wide changes to ignore, however while the toon placing the ignore will be unable to be contacted by any toon made by the harassing account, this does not prevent alt toons from being contacted, nor does it prevent harassment from alternative accounts. While it is hoped that this will mean circumventing the ignore is discouraged, anyone finding themselves subject to any such behavior does need to report the incident to Blizzard immediately due to the seriousness of the circumvention.

The following was posted on the main A3 forums but applies here, too. You will be removed from both if you are found to have violated this.

I was hoping that we would all be able to use our heads on this but it's come to my attention that some issues have come up that fit this category. There are things that will NOT be tolerated. These issues will warrant an automatic banfrom the site and removalfrom guild.

The following will have a no tolerance policy and will warrant immediate and firm action:

1) Pornography
2) Sexism or racism
3) Making fun of any group of people based on disability or sexual preferences
4) Illegal material or discussions of illegal activities
5) Anything violating Blizzard's TOS

Also while we respect everyone's religious views we ask that this topic be avoided openly on the forums. These often lead to flaming and can lead to a hostile environment. The mention of religion may not in itself lead to a banning or removal but any subsequent arguments it spurs possibly could so it's best to just not push the envelope.

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