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parent 644215d0a23785ed39f3e4a00807b3b13b44612c
Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
Date:   Sun, 31 Jan 2021 21:02:51 -0500

Minor modifications to rules

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diff --git a/rules.html b/rules.html @@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ </header> <main> <h1 id="jade-rune-society-rules">Jade Rune Society Rules</h1> - <p><b>Last Updated:</b> 2021-01-04</p> + <p><b>Last Updated:</b> 2021-01-31</p> <p>The key words “MUST”, “MUST NOT”, “REQUIRED”, “SHALL”, “SHALL NOT”, “SHOULD”, “SHOULD NOT”, “RECOMMENDED”, “MAY”, and “OPTIONAL” in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.</p> <p><a href="https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2119">https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2119</a></p> <h2 id="rules-of-structure">1 Rules of Structure</h2> @@ -40,8 +40,8 @@ Society Council │ ├── Rocket League Subgroup │ └── Minecraft Subgroup └── Council of Music -├── Jazz Subgroup -└── KPop Subgroup + ├── Jazz Subgroup + └── KPop Subgroup </pre> <h2 id="rules-of-governing">2 Rules of Governing</h2> <p>The Jade Rune Society SHALL be governed by a council of at least two members. There is no fixed number of “council seats” or a maximum number of council members. The council has the ultimate say over the rules and processes governing the Society and its decisions are final.</p> @@ -51,8 +51,32 @@ Society Council <p>Leaders of intermediate topic councils MUST be a member of each of the subgroups governed by the topic council of which they are a part. At minimum, the leaders MUST be able to receive notifications if they are mentioned in any of the subgroups which they oversee as part of their position on the intermediate topic council.</p> <h3 id="proceedings-of-the-council">2.1 Proceedings of the Council</h3> <p>The council SHALL meet at least once a month to review the current state of the Society. As council members are themselves members of the Society, they can bring to these meetings views from different parts of the Society about the current mood among members, present issues, the number and types of transgressions which have occurred in subgroups, and other information they deem relevant to the governing of the Society.</p> - <p>Every monthly State of the Society meeting SHALL be accompanied by a report released publicly including the following information: * Current member count (and change from previous report) * Current subgroup count (and change from previous report) * Current number of council members (and change from previous report) * Items of note to be decided on by the council * Upcoming events which have been requested to be publicized (up to one year in advance of the event’s date) * Upcoming public polls or Society-related matters which involve every member</p> - <p>Every decision of the council, whether voted on or simply decided, MUST be accompanied by a report including complete decision proceedings: * The topic of the decision * Records of relevant discussion in official council meetings regarding the decision * A record of how each council member voted (Yea, Nay, Abstain) * The alternative options considered * The final decision reached with the reason why that decision was reached</p> + <p>Every monthly State of the Society meeting SHALL be accompanied + by a report released publicly including the following + information:</p> + <ul> + <li>Current member count (and change from previous report)</li> + <li>Current subgroup count (and change from previous report)</li> + <li>Current number of council members (and change from previous report)</li> + <li>Items of note to be decided on by the council</li> + <li>Upcoming events which have been requested to be publicized + (up to one year in advance of the event’s date)</li> + <li>Upcoming public polls or Society-related matters which + involve every member</li> + </ul> + <p>Every decision of the council, whether voted on or simply + decided, MUST be accompanied by a report including complete + decision proceedings:</p> + <ul> + <li>The topic of the decision</li> + <li>Records of relevant discussion in official council meetings + regarding the decision</li> + <li>A record of how each council member voted (Yea, Nay, + Abstain)</li> + <li>The alternative options considered</li> + <li>The final decision reached with the reason why that decision + was reached</li> + </ul> <p>Reports regarding rules violations SHOULD be kept visible only to council members as a proactive measure to prevent actions being taken by other members of the Society for whom this decision does not concern. Reports regarding any other decision affecting the Society SHOULD be made public.</p> <p>Any interaction through the council, either from the council to the Society or vice versa, SHALL be conducted through a single council account per platform which represents the council as a whole. That is to say, all reports or suggestions to the council and all announcements made to the Society from the council MUST be made through this account.</p> <h3 id="adding-new-council-members">2.2 Adding New Council Members</h3> @@ -63,7 +87,7 @@ Society Council <li>The council members vote whether or not to add the nominated member to the council.</li> </ol> <h2 id="rules-of-association">3 Rules of Association</h2> - <p>The Jade Rune Society is not a public Society: membership is granted by invite only. For a prospective member to become a full member of the Society, they MUST first be invited by an existing subgroup leader or council member and MUST undergo a thirty (30) day trial period in which they are not allowed to become a subgroup leader or council member nor are they allowed to vote in Society-wide polls.</p> + <p>The Jade Rune Society is not a public Society: membership is granted by invite only. For a prospective member to become a full member of the Society, they MUST first be invited by an existing subgroup leader or council member and MUST undergo a thirty day trial period during which they are not allowed to become a subgroup leader or council member nor are they allowed to vote in Society-wide polls.</p> <h2 id="rules-of-conduct">4 Rules of Conduct</h2> <p>The Jade Rune Society strives to be an organization where everyone is welcome no matter who they are. Therefore, it is a core tenet of the Society to treat all others equally and with respect. Members of the Jade Rune Society SHOULD live by the motto “live and let live”.</p> <p>Members of the Society SHALL NOT intentionally hurt another person, physically or emotionally, indirectly or directly, actively or passively. This rule applies to conduct toward both members and non-members of the society. Examples of unacceptable behaviour include but are not limited to:</p> @@ -75,13 +99,13 @@ Society Council <li>Harassment of any kind;</li> <li>Intentionally disrupting activities, communications, or other events of a person or group</li> </ul> - <p>Members of the Society SHOULD abide by the laws of their current legal jurisdiction and MUST NOT use any services provided by the Jade Rune Society to circumvent such laws. Furthermore, members of the Society SHALL NOT use the services provided by the Jade Rune Society in any manner which violates the laws of Ontario, Canada.</p> + <p>Members of the Society SHOULD abide by the laws of their current legal jurisdiction and MUST NOT use any services provided by the Jade Rune Society to circumvent such laws. Furthermore, members of the Society SHALL NOT use the services provided by the Jade Rune Society in any manner which violates German or Canadian law.</p> <p>Additionally, a member of the Jade Rune Society MUST NOT actively or passively support neo-Nazi, alt-right, terrorist, or other groups which discriminate against any single person or group of people or which seek to cause physical or emotional harm to people. This includes but is not limited to being a member of, donating to, or participating in events hosted by such groups.</p> <h3 id="the-lotus-rule">4.1 The “Lotus” Rule</h3> - <p>The Lotus Rule dictates: in order to share information about a member of the Society with anybody else, one MUST obtain explicit permission from the person who’s information is being shared.</p> + <p>The Lotus Rule dictates: in order to share information about a member of the Society with anybody else, one MUST obtain explicit permission from the person who’s information is being shared to do so.</p> <h3 id="sexual-content">4.2 Sexual Content</h3> - <p>Where sexually explicit material is defined as any depiction of a person, persons, anthropomorph, animal, or other being with sexual characteristics, whether real or fictional, in a sexual position or sexually suggestive manner in any form including but not limited to text, photograph, animation, video, or drawing:</p> - <p>Members must not post of sexually explicit material to any Jade Rune Society server.</p> + <p>Where sexually explicit material is defined as any depiction of one or more humans, anthropomorphs, animals, or other beings with sexual characteristics, whether real or fictional, in a sexual position or sexually suggestive manner in any form including but not limited to text, photograph, animation, video, or drawing:</p> + <p>Members must not post sexually explicit material on any Jade Rune Society service.</p> <p>Furthermore, any sexually explicit material which depicts or suggests any under-aged subject, where under-aged means a subject under the age of 18 or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of the poster, whichever is higher, is explicitly banned. Should this rule be broken, the violation along with evidence will be forwarded to the authorities local to the member who violated this rule.</p> <h3 id="illegal-substances">4.3 Illegal Substances</h3> <p>Subgroups about drugs and alcohol are permitted to exist in the Jade Rune Society. However, members must not publicly promote the use of drugs or alcohol outside of the subgroups centred around these topics. Members must not discuss the use of drugs or alcohol with or in the presence of members under the age of 18 or the legal age of consumption for that particular substance in their legal jurisdiction, whichever is higher.</p> @@ -105,7 +129,7 @@ Society Council <li>Includes supporting evidence of the violation of the rules (e.g. screenshots or logs of communications, statements from other witnesses, etc.)</li> <li>Is signed (digitally or physically) by the accuser as attestation that they stand behind and are serious about their accusation.</li> </ul></li> - <li>Every council member will review the report and the accused member(s) will be contacted to obtain their side. The accused member(s) will be asked to submit evidence defending their position.</li> + <li>Every council member will review the report and the accused member(s) will be contacted to obtain their side of the story. The accused member(s) will be asked to submit evidence defending their position.</li> <li>The reports from both sides shall be considered by the council and a vote on whether or not a rules violation has occurred will be held.</li> </ol> <p>Should the council determine that a rules violation has occurred, the accused member(s) shall be immediately removed from the Society.</p>