Rules & Policy

KurdOps PC Gaming Community Charter

 

The KurdOps Charter defines the principles and ideals upon which the community runs.

  • Mission Statement

KurdOps is a community dedicated to PC gaming. We use the following to serve as our direction and function.

1.1 – Maturity, Friendship, Professionalism, Respect, Cooperation, Teamwork and Courtesy are the core virtues in our community.
1.2 – No Member of the community shall be granted privileges, powers, protections, exemptions or otherwise receive special treatments, which exceed those held or are available in common.
1.3 – All Council Members have a common influence on the direction and administration of the community.
1.4 – Team Work and Tactical gaming, and the application of these concepts is the intent of this community.
1.5 – We are a free and open community – Monetized participation is not required. Those whom donate do so of their own choosing.
1.6 – Freedom of speech – No Member will be penalized for expressing their opinions so long as done in a Mature, Professional, and Respectful manner.
1.7 – Council Members being the core of the community embody and support by way of discussion, and promotion of the Charter and the Standard Operating Procedures of the community.
1.8 – No Member shall willfully act or conspire to supersede the rule of the Charter nor Standard Operating Procedures of this community.

2.0 Voting

Voting is the standard method of community involvement in the decision making process and can be enacted across all aspects of the community.

2.1 – Standard Voting – Voting is considered a Standard Petition, unless otherwise modified.
2.1.1 – Council Members are granted one (1) vote in Petitions, additional titles gain no additional voting allotment/value.
2.1.2 – Voting last for seven (7) days, and require a two-third (2/3) majority to pass.
2.1.3 – Petitions are presented as an anonymous request, excluding Regular/Moderators Petitions.
2.1.4 – Votes shall be counted in an Automated/Anonymous method.
2.1.5 – Failed Petitions may not be resubmitted until two (2) weeks from it’s scheduled conclusion.
2.2 – Personnel Removal Petition
2.2.1 – Personnel Removal Petitions are Standard Petitions that last for two (2) weeks and require a two-third (2/3) majority.

 

 

  • Rules

Voting to add or amended rules must pass with a three-fourths (3/4) majority vote lasting two (2) weeks. We submit to the following rules in order to benefit the community at large:

3.1 – Cheating and hacking shall result in immediate and permanent removal from our community.
3.2 – The chain of command shall be respected during games.
3.3 – Players shall not intentionally team kill or otherwise disrupt game play.
3.4 – Player shall not engage in spamming or otherwise disruptive behavior.
3.5 – Players shall respect each other and act accordingly.
3.6 – The rules of this community, the provisions so outlined in this document and the Standard Operating Procedures shall inform player conduct expectations.
3.7 – The rules of this community shall be applied equally across all mediums and services including, the Forums, TeamSpeak, Discord, and Game Servers.

3.8 – Individuals in leadership positions will require to maintain Clear-headedness: both within the game and within the community’s offices.

4.0 Personnel
4.1 – Non-Council Members
4.1.1 – Non-Council Members have no representation in Voting of government, although they are free to express their opinions and are a valued part of the community.
4.1.2 – Non-Council Members are gifted with but not guaranteed due process, protection of the Charter or Standard Operating Procedures. Non-Council Members are guests who may be removed by the summary justice of other Council Members and overseeing members of respective areas if there are blatant violations of the Charter rules, Standard Operating Procedures or other clearly demonstrable reason. Blatant offenders may be summarily banned or otherwise disciplined without guaranteed instrument of redress. Summary instances of justice may be contested and overturned by a standard petition. These Voting function as defined in section 2.0 of the charter.
4.1.3 – Non-Council Members are guaranteed no privileges or rights which are awarded to Council Members, either in the Charter or in Standard Operating Procedures. Where privileges or rights are afforded, they are at the discretion of the Regular or official authority.
4.2 – Moderators
4.2.1 – Moderators represent the core of the community. Council Members are players who wish to take part in the organization and administration of the community:
4.2.1.1 – Moderators are inducted by a Standard Petition introduced by Admins.
4.2.1.2 – Rejected inductees will be notified and be given a reason for their rejection based on community consensus.
4.2.2 – There are two (2) methods to initiate a vote for Regular status:
4.2.2.1 – Self Selection: Any registered forum user may ask to be inducted as a Regular.
4.2.2.2 – Appointment: Any moderator can appoint a player to be voted on as a Regular.
4.2.3 – All applicants must be registered and active members of the Forums for a minimum of forty-five (45) days prior to application.
4.2.4 – All applicants are expected to participate reasonable in Teamspeak / discord activities prior to application.
4.2.5 – Regular Removals are conducted by a Personnel Removal Petition.
4.2.6 – Any Moderator may resign their position as a Moderator by post in the Forum.
4.2.7 – Council Members who have not logged into their forum account within ninety (90) days will be removed as Council Members.
4.3 – Regulars
4.3.1 – Regulars are expert volunteers oriented to perform a defined task within a category of expertise.
4.3.2 – Regulars may volunteer to become Moderators.
4.3.3 – Voting for the induction of new Regulars must be decided by a majority vote lasting two (2) weeks.
4.3.4 – Regular removals are decided by a majority vote lasting two (2) weeks.
4.3.5 – Regulars may not have any privileges or powers exceeding their tasks.
4.3.6 – Categories of expertise are as follows:
4.3.6.1 – Regulars of Web Services: These Moderators are tasked with ensuring the website and related services are operational.
4.3.6.2 – Regulars of the Game Server: These Moderators are tasked with ensuring the healthy operation of the game servers, including remote access and administration, as well as maintenance and expansion scouting. These Regulars are tasked with ensuring that players have an effective and simple means by which to update their games and play here at United Voting.
4.3.6.3 – Regulars of Mission Making: These Moderators are tasked with managing the missions currently on the game and test servers, verifying problem missions and removing them through a transparent process, and educating the community on the addition of new missions to the servers.
4.3.6.4 – Regular of Public Relations: These Moderators are tasked with monitoring, improving and developing inter-community relationships, promoting and expanding the community base, and for promoting events.
4.3.6.5 – Regular of the Training Center: These Moderators are tasked with the implementation of official training courses within the community, the development of courses that coincide with the standard of play at KurdOps, raising the overall standard of play, producing training plans, and the hiring/dismissal of instructors within the department.
4.3.7 – All elected Regulars shall be granted the powers to administer the TeamSpeak and Discord server.
4.3.8 – Regulars may delegate their pre-existing duties and powers, as defined by the Charter, to other Regulars. Each office must maintain a clearly worded definition of delegated powers and a complete list of those who are tasked with them. Definitions and lists must be publicly viewable on the Forum. Delegates may be voted out of their positions by a general petition (simple majority poll with one (1) week duration). Delegates voted out of a position cannot be granted delegated powers again under that office unless voted upon by the community of Council Members.
4.3.9 – Any Regular may resign their position as an Regular by post in the Forum.