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31 January 2008 @ 11:54 pm
Rules - Another Stab at It  
(Clarification and revisions have been added.)

1) Please be respectful of other members. Any harassment, offensive behavior or drama will not be tolerated. You will be given one warning and if you continue, you will be removed from guild. Likewise, if you are having any problems with a guild member, do not escalate the situation, just talk to an officer or myself. Like any family, arguments and differences of opinion happen. However, mediation and communication are key components to conflict resolution. Remember that we have feelings, different life experiences and attitudes about the world. Context matters! Follow the golden rule, treat others as you'd like to be treated.

2) Participation in role-playing and PVP are not required for membership in guild. However, be respectful of others that do want to engage in those activities. This guild is here for everyone's fun and enjoyment. Make it a pleasant experience for yourself and others. :)

3) Unlike Daughters of the Horde, TOGTFO, humorously, is a co-ed guild. Males are welcome. :) However, you must get someone from DotH (or an established guild member) to vouch for you if you are an "unknown" to us. This is fairly easy.

4) Don't take things too seriously. As the guild acronym implies (if you don't get it, you will soon), we have a certain brand of humor that may be offensive to others. This is a blanket statement that guild chat may not be PC or clean at times. Deal with it. ;)

5) You must have a Livejournal or DoTH membership as well as keep up with this community to remain guilded. We will use this community exclusively for scheduling events and news notices. Other guilds have forums on other websites such as Guildportal or other sites. We have ours here.

REVISION:  We will use this community exclusively for scheduling events and news notices (as well as random posts such as "omg cat ate my modem, I can't log in :( :(" ). While having a Livejournal and/or DotH membership is highly recommended, it is not required (however, you will need an account to fill leave comments and view friends-locked posts. That's LJ, not us). Other guilds have forums on other websites such as Guildportal or phpBB. We have ours here. If you have at the very least, INTERNET ACCESS to be able to view the Rules and keep yourself apprised (er, aware) of events and notices, that is sufficient. Please try to read the community at least occasionally so you're not out of the loop.

((I.E. Feel free to browse these entries with your SO, at the library, at the next Coldplay concert on your laptop, with your Foreign Exchange family in Bolivia. Whatever! It's here for your use and enjoyment. Read, live long...prosper, etc))

6) Barring any conduct issues, your character(s) will never be removed from guild for as long as you game. Even if you never sign on again or play that character once every eight months, your character will never be removed from the guild. That character (or characters) will always have a home for as long as you choose to play WoW.

7) Loot rules?: (no idea...) >_>

8) Possible something else?

9) Another something else?

10) Another another something else? To make it all nice and even? xD

I won't add yet another poll (even though they're so fun to make). I want a response in comments. Is there anything you disagree with or would like to change? Really, I'm quite flexible about this. I'll finalize the rules on Saturday (as long as there are no issues with the rules)
Current Mood: stressedstressed
Erininkurai on February 1st, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
Sounds okay to me, but unless you actually enforce people posting publicly, those without an LJ account won't be able to see anything friends-locked, either. So I don't really know what to do about that in regards to not requiring a journal, outside of reminding people about that when they post.

I don't really have a problem with requiring it or not, just that it's like having a forum account for any other guild forum, at least from the way I look at it. :) *needs a Fae icon >_>*
Yesenia - Miss Apathyxmelodic_spellx on February 1st, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
Yea. Highly recommended. But there have been issues about enforcing separate LJs for those in same households. It is indeed like a forum account for every other guild. Perhaps even a little better than most forums since I don't have to manually give people access to "sekrit members only area!". It's totally up the individual. :D And it's totally up to the person making a post to make it public or not (keeping in mind the lax LJ policy). So...*hopefully* it won't be a major issue. *prays* :O

*needs a sexy rogue icon* :O
flamingcatflamingcat on February 1st, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
I'd say as long as the rules are posted on the LJ's main page, including "remember the whole "members only" post issue" - then it's then the responsibility of the individual member to either get an LJ, or risk missing things.
Yesenia - Miss Apathy: VGLinkxmelodic_spellx on February 5th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
The Rules have been updated and reflect both of your concerns over locked vs. public entries. :)