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Our Clan has a complex system, and it is becoming evident that even with the Clan Info board, there is a bit too much stuff for people to sift through. Not to mention there is still a lot of random topics scattered around the forum explaining different things. So, I am going to take everything I can find about the Clan and try to condense it into one topic here, while making it as simple and clear as I can possibly make it.

 

This topic overrules all other topics/pins/guides/pages/misinformed members. If something else in the Clan says something different than this topic, then it is wrong or outdated. Text found in Red are rules of the Clan and disregarding them could have consequences ranging anywhere from simply being denied something to punishments involving loss of rank or power.

 

Overdosed

-The Guide to Everything-

 

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Parts

1-The Clan
2-The Divisions
3-The Discord
4-The Forum 
5-Clan Meetings

6-Forum Clubs

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1-The Clan

This section contains everything to do with the Clan overall.

 

Table of Contents

- 1.0 Ranks

- - - 1.1 Rank Powers

- - - 1.2 Rank Access

- - - 1.3 Rank Expectations

- 2.0 Promotions

- - - 2.1 Putting up for Promotion

- - - 2.2 Voting on Promotions

- - - 2.3 Promotion Wait Times

- - - 2.4 General Evaluations

- 3.0 Recruitment Powers and Trial Members

- - - 3.1 Recruitment Powers

- - - 3.2 Recruiting

- - - 3.3 Trial Members

- - - 3.4 Voting on Trial Members

- 4.0 DSL and Inactivity

- - - 4.1 DSL - Why we need it

- - - 4.2 DSL by rank

- - - 4.3 Inactivity Requests

- - - 4.4 Logs in but is Inactive

- 5.0 Additional Rules of Note

- - - 5.1 Name Changes

 

1.0 Ranks

Ranks represent both the level of contribution a member has provided for the Clan, as well as the level of responsibility they have shown themselves to be capable of handling.

 

1.1 Rank Powers

Higher ranks unlock more Console Powers and more Discord Powers.

Members are expected to understand how to appropriately use their powers before using them.

 

1.2 Rank Access: Higher rank tiers receive access to new boards on the forum.

- Officers gain access to the Officer's Board and Division Administration Board

- Generals gain access to the General's Board

- Commanders gain access to the Commander's Board

 

1.3 Rank Expectations

This is a generic summary of what the Clan typically expects of each rank, loosely based on Silentkill's post in December of 2012 and adapted for modern expectations. Members are not necessarily expected to fulfill ALL the expectations outlined in their rank in order to be promoted, but they should be fulfilling most of them. For a member to be promoted to a new tier, they should be fulfilling at least some of the expectations involved in that next tier already.

 

Trial Members

- Games regularly with OD members

- Is friendly and well-mannered towards other members and gamers

- Expressing an interest in the Clan and learning how it works is considered especially impressive

- Overall, just being an active and friendly person is what we look for in Trial Members

 

Enlisted

- Actively games with OD members

- Logs in regularly on the site

- Participating in events or recruiting for the Clan are considered especially impressive

- Overall being an active and involved gamer in OD is what we look for in Enlisted

 

Warrant Officers

- Actively participates in events

- Actively recruiting for the Clan

- Assisting other members with help in-game or questions regarding the Clan

- Participates in forum discussions

- Hosting events or getting involved in leadership and Administration are considered particularly impressive

- Overall being a helpful member and gamer that supports their Division is what we look for in Warrant Officers

 

Officers

- Actively involved in Division Administration

- Attends Admin Meetings

- Posts in topics that come up in the Officers board or Division Administration

- Hosts events for a Division or the Clan as a whole

- Resolves disputes or problems they come across in a fair manner

- Provides recruiting powers to those looking to recruit

- Actively awards Clan Medals

- Posting ideas for the Clan in the Officer's Board are considered particularly impressive

- Overall being a supportive leader of the Community or their Division which protects the values of the Clan are what we look for in Officers

 

Senior Officers

- A productive part of a Division's Leadership

- Actively involved in the discussions in Admin Meetings or the Officer/Division Admin board

- Actively awarding Clan medals

- Resolves any disputes or problems they come across in a fair and intelligent manner

- Provides recruiting powers to those looking to recruit

- Actively communicates with at least one General

- Posting ideas in the Officers board and providing helpful and thought-out feedback in General evaluations are considered particularly impressive

- Overall being problem-solvers who are regularly involved in the administration and development of the Clan are what we look for in Senior Officers

 

Brigadier General

- Pillars of the Divisions they are a part of, seeing to its management, and providing for the members they are responsible for, which includes promotions, medals, recruitment powers, rank changes, etc.

- Actively available for the members of their Division

- Recognizing, teaching, and providing opportunities for the Officers within their Division to help with proper delegation

- Attends General-Specific meetings

- Votes on all General Evaluations that take place

- Actively involved in topics posted on the General's Board

- Presenting ideas or discussions of their own in the General's Board is considered particularly impressive

- Overall being the leaders and representatives of their respective Divisions and providing for the members they are responsible for are what we look for in Brigadier Generals

 

Major General

- Actively communicates with the team of Generals

- Actively involved in topics posted on the General's Board

- Actively available for the members of the Clan as a whole

- Particularly successful Division Leaders with healthy and thriving Divisions

- Attends General-Specific meetings

- Votes on all General Evaluations that take place

- Presenting ideas or discussions of their own in the General's Board is considered particularly impressive

- Overall being available and helpful to all members of the community and/or strong leaders of highly successful Divisions are what we look for in Major Generals

 

Lieutenant General

- Can consistently provide or build on ideas within the General's Board or Admin Meetings, or help work out resolutions to Clan difficulties or necessary changes

- Plays a pro-active role in bettering the Clan as a whole

- Capable problem-solvers that rarely require help to deal with issues

- Attends General-Specific meetings

- Votes on all General Evaluations that take place

- Helping to host Admin Meetings is considered particularly impressive

- Overall being an involved part of Clan Administration, development, and decision-making to better the community and provide for the members in it are typically what we look for in Lieutenant Generals

 

Four Star General

- Provides ideas, resolutions, and feedback that are intelligent and carefully thought-out

- Helps host Admin Meetings

- Handles any forum needs or changes using the Forum Admin Panel

- Can support other Generals with problems or guidance and help them improve as leaders

- Actively communicates with all the Commanders

- Attends General-Specific meetings

- Votes on all General Evaluations that take place

- Overall being a visible leader of the community that uses their Admin Panel and Console powers to affect needed changes to the Clan, and can help develop the potential of other Generals and Division Leaders, are typically the things we look for in Four Star Generals

 

Commanders

- Can aptly judge the direction and status of the Clan to ensure it is progressing in a manner suitable and safe for the community

- Can solve the problems that nobody else can solve

- Communicates regularly with the other Commanders to keep each other informed and on the same page

- Identifies and intervenes in any situations that pose a risk to the integrity of the community

- Attends General-Specific meetings

- Votes on all General Evaluations that take place

- Maintains the tools and utilities that the Clan depends on (voice chat, website, forum etc.) and manages the donations and payments involved in the Clan
- Overall maintaining the direction and core values of the Clan and ensuring the longevity and health of the community in all the aspects that require it are what we look for in Commander

 

2.0 Promotions

Includes putting up for promotion, voting on promotions, wait times between promotions, and General Evaluations.

 

2.1 Putting up for promotion

Promoting: Any member in the Clan can put any other member up for promotion, regardless of Division, with three exceptions

--- 1. Only Division Leaders can put an MWO5 up for a tier change promotion to Officer of their own Division. If the MWO5 is not part of a Division, then they must be put up for promotion by a General

--- 2. Officers can only be put up for promotion by other Officers or Generals, but once put up can be voted on by anyone. Division Leaders who are not Officers or higher must ask a General to put any of their Officers up for promotion.

--- 3. Generals can only be put up for promotion through a General Evaluation process.

 

self-promoting: : Members below Officer rank can self-promote themselves if they have not received a promotion in at least 30 days, and they can provide clear examples of contributing to the Clan. Members who self-promote may not add a vote point to themselves and may not self-promote if it would change their rank tier.

 

Removing Promotions: Members can request their own promotion to be removed, which they can ask a General to do. As well, Generals can also remove a promotion on their own if the person is on promotion probation, or the promotion was a mistake of some kind.

 

2.2 Voting on Promotions

In case you missed it when you were recruited, you cannot ask for votes if you are up for promotion. You also cannot tell other people to go positive/negative

vote someone who is up. But you can let people know *when* someone is up for promotion and let them decide how to vote, and it is considered acceptable to ask someone if there is anything you can do to *earn* their vote.

 

Positive Voting: Any member can vote on another member up for promotion, with any vote power within their limit, but 3 reasons are required in the reason field.

 

Typical reasons can include (As provided by R.agnarok in June of 2012.)

-Recruiting, being a good recruiter is most important for the clan.
-Activity on forums.
-Website activity by keeping 0 DSL at most times, using the console to vote for promotions/trial members, award medals, etc.
-Activity on our Discord Server.
-Activity on the games they play that are supported in OD.
-Good behavior, this includes being GM at all times and how the member handles himself towards the other members.
-Helping train members to improve their skills (all games) or by giving them items to help their characters (Diablo 2 and Diablo 3).
-Achieve outstanding gaming skills.
-Organize and participate in tournaments or clan events.
-Being a good moderator, when the member has shown capability to deal with clan disputes without abusing his moderator rights.
-Taking part of General Clan Discussions on the forums and actively bringing new ideas.

 

But should also reflect the expectation of the rank, as outlined in the rank section.

 

Negative Voting: Any member can negative vote on another member up for promotion, with any vote power within their limit. Only 1 reason is required to negative vote, however the reason must be clear and real, and criticism provided constructively with the intent of helping them to become better.

 

Note:

All voting, whether positive or negative, should be based on what the individual has done since their last promotion, even if they failed their last promotion. It is not considered appropriate to vote for the same reasons on more than one promotion unless there are examples of them continuing to fulfill those reasons since their last promotion.

 

This does not count if the person's promotion was removed from the pending list, either by their request or for other reasons.

 

2.3 Promotion Wait Times

A wait time between promotions is enforced by the website, based on ranks

 

Enlisted and Warrant Officers - 7 days between Promotions

Officers and Senior Officers - 14 days between Promotions

Generals 1-3* - Can only be promoted during an evaluation period, which take place every 3 months

Generals 4* - Must wait 6 months upon receiving 4* rank before they are eligible for Commander rank. Afterwards they can be put up every eval period.

 

2.4 General Evaluations

A General's rank can only change during an evaluation period (with a few rare exceptions). Evaluation periods occur on the 15th of every quarter (April, July, October, and January). They begin with nominations that take place within a Generals-Only meeting, and then proceed through two phases.

 

Nominations

A General can nominate themselves if they would like to volunteer to post an evaluation. If a General does not volunteer, they can be nominated for an evaluation by other Generals. For a General to be nominated to post an evaluation there must be at least three nominations supporting their promotion OR three nominations supporting their demotion. (i.e. a General who received 2 nominations for promotion and 2 nominations for demotion does not need to post an eval, at least one side or the other must have three or more)

 

If the nominations a General receives are for promotion, then the eval they write can only determine whether they receive that promotion or stay at the same rank. Likewise, if the nominations are for a demotion then the eval they write determines whether they receive a demotion or stay at the same rank. If a General happens to get three nominations for promotion AND three for demotion, then they can be voted for promotion, demotion, or stay at current rank in the evaluation. If a General is nominated for a promotion eval only, then they may decline to write an evaluation if they are not interested in a promotion. Generals who were nominated for demotion evaluations are required to post an evaluation of themselves in phase 1.

 

Colonels need 2 Generals to be nominated. The requirements increase by one general for each Officer rank below Colonel. They can only be nominated for promotion, however if they are not a Senior Officer yet then one of the nominators must be a Commander. Officers may decline to write an evaluation if they do not want to be promoted.

 

Phase 1

During Phase 1, candidates posting evaluations will write their evals in the evaluation board. During this phase, members make up to a maximum of two posts asking questions, and one post stating an overall opinion of the person, but the decision itself is based only on the votes of the other Generals. In promotion evaluations, if 50% of the Generals who vote support the candidate by the end of the first phase, then they will move on to phase 2. In demotion evaluations, if 50% of the Generals who vote support demoting the candidate by the end of the first phase, then the candidate will lose their current General rank. If there are not at least 50% of votes supporting a rank change, then the candidate's rank will stay the same.

 

4* Generals require 70% support from votes to be promoted to Commander. Commanders require 70% of votes to be for their demotion in order to lose their Commander rank, but a Commander who passes an evaluation cannot be nominated to post another during the next eval period immediately following it. Officers putting up evaluations cannot be demoted; they can only be denied the promotion.

 

Phase 2

During Phase 2, the candidates who passed Phase 1 are put up on the promotion pending list on the website. Unlike normal pending promotions, all members vote in either direction count for 1 on a General's promotion, and there are no bonus days for getting an exceptional number of votes. Generals are not allowed to vote on phase 2 (or if they do, it must be a neutral 0 vote). Phase 2 is considered the judgement of the community; Generals make their judgement during phase 1.

 

Candidates who succeed in getting the required votes for phase 2 are promoted.

 

3.0 Recruitment Powers and Trial Members

Explains recruiting, recruitment powers, and the guidelines regarding Trial Members

 

3.1 Recruitment Powers

Before a member can be selected as a recruiter, and vote on trial members, they must be assigned recruitment powers on the website.

Officers and Generals - Can assign recruitment powers to anyone who is a Staff Sergeant and above

Commanders - Can assign recruitment powers to anyone, even those below Staff Sergeant rank.

 

Typically, Recruitment Powers are only granted to members if they have already hit Staff Sergeant rank and request them. However, exceptions can be made for lower ranked members if they have demonstrated a strong willingness for recruitment (i.e. Actively spread the word of OD to people they game with, draw a lot of people to our channels and Discord).

 

Once recruitment powers have been granted to someone, any new members who register on the site will be able to select them from the Recruiter drop-down menu, and they will also be able to approve those applications, and vote on them and any other Trial Members.

 

3.2 Recruiting

Although any member can recruit for any Squad and Division, even if they aren't a part of it, different Divisions can have different requirements for recruits (Certain level or rank requirement in-game, for example), which must be respected.

 

Recruiter Responsibilities

- A recruiter is responsible for understanding and abiding by the expectations of the Division they are recruiting for

- A recruiter is responsible for explaining the DSL system to anyone they recruit, and reminding their recruits to log in if their DSL gets high until they develop the habit of doing so on their own

- A recruiter is responsible for gaming with their recruits, answering any questions they have, and making them feel welcome in the Clan

Note: It is the responsibility of anyone granting Recruitment Powers to explain to them their responsibilities as recruiters.

 

The Process of Recruiting

1. Have the person you want to recruit go to the site and click on the green register button. Sometimes it helps to play a few games with these people first and have them meet a few others in the Clan until they are more drawn in

 

2. Help the new member through the registration process, answering any questions they may have

 

3. Once they submit the registration it will send the application to the person they selected as their recruiter, who will receive notification of it and can accept or reject it. Do not approve the application of anyone you do not know. Odds are they accidentally selected the wrong recruiter by mistake, and if you approve it then it will create complications later. If your recruit does accidentally send the application to the wrong recruiter, have them redo the application again. They will have to select a different name temporarily, but this name can be changed back to their original one later if they like, once the first application is rejected.

 

4. Once the application is approved the new member will be entered into the Trial Member list, and can earn the votes of other recruiters by gaming with them

 

3.3 Trial Members

Trial Membership is the period in which the Clan can evaluate a new individual's ability to be a friendly and positive part of the community before committing them as a full member.

 

How it works

Once registered on the Trial Membership, a Trial Member has 15 days to acquire a certain number of votes from other Recruiters. The exact number of votes required can differ depending on the Division. Upon reaching the exact number of votes required to pass, 7 days will be knocked off their wait time by default (i.e. a member who had 14 days left gets their required votes, their remaining days will automatically be set to 7 days left instead). Additionally, for every point above the required number of votes they need, the Trial Member's number of days in Trial Membership will drop by another one.

 

The website is set to erase the profile of any Trial Members who fail to pass. This is different from full members, whose profiles are stored in the website database indefinitely, even after disablement. A Trial Member who fails will have to re-register on the site.

 

If an error occurs during the Trial Membership process, a General can manually re-add people (Their OD name and e-mail will be needed) and can even set it so that the new member can skip the Trial Membership process rather than having to do it over again, if the error occurred when they were going to pass.

 

3.4 Voting on Trial Members

Positive Voting

Just like when voting on Promotions, 3 reasons will need to be provided when adding positive votes to Trial Members. If a newly developed Squad or Division does not have enough Recruiters to be able to pass their Trial Members themselves, they can ask a General to add votes to their Trial Members to make up the difference they are lacking. Generals are the only ones allowed to vote on a Trial Member without meeting them, and only under these conditions.

 

Negative Voting

Like when voting on Promotions, only 1 reason will need to be provided when adding a neg vote to a Trial Member. Typically, a Trial Member should receive neg votes for any cases of bad manners and improper conduct. Neg voting for DSL is considered improper, as the website will remove them automatically for DSL anyway.

 

4.0 DSL and Inactivity

Represents how often people need to log into the website.

 

4.1 DSL - Why we need it

We have far too many members to try and track manually, it must be tracked automatically, through the website. We know it is a turn-off for gamers, but without it our member list would be as bad as our Discord channel list.

 

In May 2018, the Discord DSL reset was added. When joining a voice channel or chatting in a text channel, the Overdosed#0872 bot will now attempt to reset your DSL (once every 24 hours) and will PM you if it is successful.  This requires your Discord account to be linked with your (OD) account on the main website.

 

4.2 DSL by Rank

Different ranks have a different limit to how high their DSL can go. This is because higher ranks are expected to use the Console powers more and stay up to date on Clan info presented by the site.

 

Enlisted - Are demoted one rank if their DSL reaches 14 and disabled automatically if it reaches 15.

Warrant Officers - Are demoted one rank if their DSL reaches 9 and disabled automatically if it reaches 10.

Officers -Are demoted one rank if their DSL reaches 6 and disabled automatically if it reaches 7.

Generals - Are not demoted or disabled based on the DSL count, the process for changing a General's rank is through an eval process, and their DSL problems will be judged on their next eval.

 

Members automatically disabled for DSL by the website can re-enable themselves.

 

4.3 Inactivity Requests

Any member can make an IA request through their Console on the website. IA requests are sent to a pending list and await approval by a General. If approved, the member will be set to an IA status that will last for 60 days, during which time they can neither be promoted, demoted, or disabled.

 

An IA request will be rejected if:

1. The member is requesting IA for any other reason besides needing time away from the Clan

2. If the General reviewing the request does not feel the reasons provided justify the need for an IA request

 

An IA status will be removed if:

1. The member returns, in which they can set themselves back to active status

2. The member is seen involved in some aspect of the Clan, thereby suggesting they are not actually gone anymore

Notice: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic members who are sick are permitted to continue socializing with the Clan even while on IA status. All other restrictions for being IA still apply.

 

Acceptable reasons for an IA request include:

- Military leave

- Loss of computer or internet with no foreseeable way of replacing them anytime soon

- An extended trip or vacation to an area that are known to have no internet access

- Hospitalization or medical situations

- Certain life circumstances, such as school, difficult work situations, or significant life problems require a member to take time away from the Clan to focus exclusively on these priorities

 

Note: In special circumstances Generals and Commanders can manually set a member to Inactive according to their own judgement

 

4.4 Logs in but is Inactive

It is rare but there are occasions where a person consistently logs in to reset their DSL but is never seen or is available in the Clan itself. This can pose a problem if the member is a higher rank. The policy for dealing with this situation differs depending on the rank of the individual.

 

Enlisted or Warrant Officer - Nothing. If an Enlisted or Warrant Officer consistently log in then no action is taken against them, as their responsibilities are considered light or non-existent to the point where it is not necessary.

 

Officer or Senior Officer - Action is taken according to the Inactive Officer's Policy, wherein their Division Leader will attempt to get in touch with them, and the Officer will incur demotions at periodic intervals until they respond, or until they are no longer an Officer.

 

General or Commander - Long term inactivity by Generals or Commanders will be reflected within their evaluations during Eval periods, and result in their demotion from there until they eventually fall back down to Officer rank, where they will then be subjected to the Inactive Officer's Policy.

 

 

5.0 Additional Rules of Note

A list of rules and practices that are not part of the generic Clan rules but are still followed, nonetheless.

 

5.1 Name Changes

Commanders and Generals have the power to change the OD names of members, and any Enlisted member may request a General+ to change their name. An Enlisted member may request one name change unconditionally, however future name change requests may be refused, so make sure it is changed to something you like. Indecisive people, you have been warned.

 

Once a member becomes a Warrant Officer or higher, they are subject to the rules governing name changes.

 

The name changes rules state that any member of Warrant Officer or higher has reached a point of notoriety in which complete name changes would create confusion in the community. Members of these ranks may request alterations to their name, such as adding certain words or letters, or removing excess ones, as long as their core identity is still clearly apparent and members of the community will still know who they are. For example, "ogPoPs(OD)" could be changed to just "PoPs(OD)" as it still makes them easy to identify and avoids confusion.

 

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2-The Divisions

This section contains everything to do with Divisions within the Clan.

 

Table of Contents

- 1.0 How Divisions are made

- - - 1.1 Forming a Squad

- - - 1.2 Upgrading a Squad to a Division

- - - 1.3 Original Leaders

- 2.0 How Divisions are unmade

- - - 2.1 Tris' Flowchart

- - - 2.2 Point Summary

- 3.0 Division Leader Set ranks

- 4.0 Multiple Division Leaders

- - - 4.1 Adding new Division Leaders

- - - 4.2 Power and Authority of Division Leaders

 

1.0 How Divisions are made

 

1.1 Forming a Squad

To form a Squad, a member must request a General to create it for them and provide evidence of a clear interest in the game by existing members, or players they have found within the game. The General will add it to the site and create a Discord channel for them in the Discord's Squad section.

 

1.2 Upgrading a Squad to a Division

For a Squad to become a Division, they must have a minimum of 10 members listed in their Squad on the site (Note: As trial members cannot join a Squad on the site, they do not count towards this total), all of which have confirmed a willingness to change their main game to the new Division when it is made. A Squad that meets this requirement can request a Commander to upgrade their Squad to a Division, and if the Commander approves they will add it as a Division on the site and provide it with its own section in Discord.

 

As of the December 2019 General's Meeting, a General or Commander may consent to allow a Squad to add their main game to the website without requiring 10 members. It is important to note that this does not grant the Squad any Divisional powers (No extra channels, forum boards, set rank promotions, access to the Division Admin board, or the right vote during meetings, etc.) and is only for the express purpose of having their main game on the website to avoid the inconvenience of the community tag. This right can only be granted to Squads looking to become Divisions, if a Squad does not become a Division then its main game may eventually be removed from the site. Generals or Commanders are expected to exercise good judgement when deciding who to grant this exception to.

 

1.3 Original Leaders

The "Commanding Officer" of the Squad is considered the "Original Leader" of the Division when it is upgraded, which allows them to vote in Admin Meetings even if they are not of Officer rank. The Original Leader is also the member eligible for set rank benefits, as outlined later.

 

Original Leaders are the only non-Officer Division Leaders allowed to vote in Admin Meetings, however if they are unable to attend they may permit another Division Leader or Officer to cast a vote on their behalf, as long as they post a notification of this ahead of time in the corresponding Admin Meeting topic in the Division Admin board.

Original Leaders can pass on their Division to a successor, who will inherit the right to vote if they are not an Officer. Likewise, if a Division falls below 10 Division Members, and the original leader can not be contacted, or gives up leadership of the Division, any member volunteering to take over responsibility of the Division will also inherit these same rights.

 

An Original Leader does not have more say than other Division Leaders in their Division, they simply get to represent their Division's interests in Admin Meetings. Furthermore, an original leader does not get double-vote power if they are also an Officer.

 

2.0 How Divisions are dismissed

2.1 The flow chart provided by Tris in February of 2017

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2.2 Point Summary

- A Squad made into a Division has 30 days from the time it is made to get their promised 10 members changed to the Division

- If a Division drops below 10 members, the leader will attempt to be contacted after the next Admin Meeting

- If the leader is non-responsive, a new leader will be appointed from anyone within the Division willing to take it over

 

If a new leader is found, then those three steps are repeated until the Division drops below 10 members and there are no volunteer replacements to take it over. In which case it is removed.

 

3.0 Division Leader Set ranks

Members who successfully upgrade a Squad to a Division are eligible for set ranks, both as an incentive and as a means of allowing them to manage their Divisions better. All set ranks are decided by vote in Admin Meetings.

 

Setranks only apply to the Divisions "Original Leader", the member listed as the Commanding Officer in the Squad. The set ranks available depend on their rank.

 

Enlisted Rank - Eligible for set rank to WO1 in the next Admin Meeting following their upgrade to a Division, and eligible for a second set rank to MWO5 in the next Admin Meeting that comes after

Warrant Officer - No set rank available in the first Admin Meeting following their upgrade to a Division but are eligible for a set rank to MWO5 in the next Admin Meeting after.

 

Any members who are MWO5 or higher already do not get set ranks, but their achievement will certainly be reflected in the votes of their next promotion.

 

Inheriting a Division

If an Enlisted member inherits a Division from previous Division Leaders who are moving on or are no longer available, they are eligible for these same set rank opportunities but must wait an additional month before they apply. In other words they are NOT eligible for any s set rank in the next Admin Meeting following the change of power, but the Admin Meeting following the month after they can be voted on for a set rank to WO1, and the month after that can be voted on for MWO5. In all cases this only applies if they are the sole Division Leader who has inherited the rights and responsibilities as being the "original" leader.

 

4.0 Multiple Division Leaders

Divisions are allowed to appoint extra leaders to help them run their Division. However, there are a few guidelines that must be followed when doing so.

 

4.1 Adding New Division Leaders

Divisions can request a member be added as a new leader of their Division in the corresponding topic for it in the Division Administration board, as long as all existing leaders of the Division are in agreement with it. A Division may have up to 3 leaders unconditionally, original leader included, after which any requests for another leader must include a reason to justify the need for adding more.

 

Enlisted members require commander approval before they can become Division Leaders.

 

4.2 Power and Authority of Division Leaders

Powers: : Members who are appointed as Division Leaders are automatically given Division Moderator powers on Discord over their Division's section. These members also receive access to the Division Administration board, and can attend Admin Meetings, but only Officer-ranked members and the original Division leader can vote in Admin Meetings.

 

Authority: All Division Leaders below General rank have equal say and authority in decisions regarding their Division, and events within their Division. However the Clan will defer authority to any General within the Division Leadership (If they are one of the Division Leaders), with priority going to the highest ranking General, and all Generals, whether part of the Division or not, have the authority to overrule decisions or rules in a Division if they deem it necessary.

 

Division Leader authority extends only to decisions regarding the management of their Division, the rules inside the game itself, and events that they host. Division Leaders do not have the authority to impose upon members of a higher rank than them outside of their game, in the actual Clan. This includes Discord and the Forums. 

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The Discord

This section contains everything to do with Discord in the Clan. OD's official Discord can be accessed here.

 

Please note that this is the only official OD Discord, and the only Discord in which OD's community values will be upheld. All other Discords are outside of our responsibility, and participation in those other Discords will not be considered being active within the Clan itself, no matter their relation to any Divisions.

 

Table of Contents

- 1.0 Discord Rules

- - - 1.1 All Users

- - - 1.2 All Clan Members

- - - 1.3 Administration Rules

- 2.0 Discord Powers

- - - 2.1 Main Roles

- - - 2.2 Special Roles

- 3.0 Gaming Channels

- - - 3.1 Non-Squad Channels

- - - 3.2 Squad Channels

- - - 3.3 Division Channels

- 4.0 Special Channels

- - - 4.1 Profanity-Free Channels

- - - 4.2 MVP Channels

- - - 4.3 Division's Extra Game Channel

 

 

1.0 Discord Rules

For the most part the rules on Discord are identical to what Teamspeak used to be, with certain exceptions due to differing operations.

 

1.1 All Users

• All users will be respectful of others in discord. Degradation or harassment of other users will not be tolerated, regardless of whether they are in the Clan or not. Do not go overboard with teasing someone, if they ask you to stop them you are obligated to stop.

• While profanity is not banned, do keep it in check. Excessive use of profanity is not acceptable. Be respectful of the other players in your channel.

• Prejudiced behavior of any type, including but not limited to racism, sexism, homophobia, and religious intolerance is strictly forbidden, and will be punished severely.

• Impersonating another user or naming yourself with a false rank or staff title is strictly prohibited.

• Posting nude images or sexually explicit content anywhere in Discord is strictly forbidden and will be harshly enforced

 

1.2 Clan Members

• All Clan OD Members must be in their (OD) tagged name, as it appears on the website, in order to receive their Discord rank. Non-tagged or improperly named members will have their existing rank and associated roles removed. This rule is necessary for security reasons.

• All Clan OD rules apply while you are in the discord server, including those specific to the Squads and Divisions of the games you may be playing

 

1.3 Administration Rules

• Members with the power to move others within the discord server must have the consent of the person they wish to move unless it is part of a disciplinary action or the user is disrupting the channel. (Such as with loud music or noises) Moving members without their consent will be treated as an abuse of power if reported, even if the person doing the movement only meant it as a joke or to tease the person.

• Be responsible with any Discord power entrusted to you. Kicking or banning users, whether OD or not, should only be exercised if efforts to resolve through dialogue are unsuccessful or if the individual poses a risk to the community that requires their immediate removal. Members who abuse their power can have those powers restricted through certain roles or suspended entirely.

 

By using our Discord all OD Members agree to follow these rules, violations may result in a suspension from the Discord, demotions, or even a disablement from the community if there are repeated offenses. While we encourage guests to join the server, guests who do not abide by these rules may be removed from the server permanently.

 

2.0 Discord Powers

The list of powers gained by each of the mainstream roles set in Discord. (Largely based off  JD_FKA_Xayj(OD)'s guides in the Academy)

Powers listed in Green are newly added to that role.

 

2.1 Main Roles

The main roles of the Clan listed next to a member's name in the Discord

 

Guest

General Permissions

  • Change Own Nickname

Text Permissions

  • Read Messages

  • Send Messages

  • Read Message History

  • Add Reactions

Voice Permissions

  • Connect

  • Speak

  • Use Voice Activity

 

Trial Members (Also Former OD Members)

General Permissions

  • Change Own Nickname

Text Permissions

  • Read Messages

  • Send Messages

  • Read Message History

  • Add Reactions

  • Attach Files

  • Use external Emojis

Voice Permissions

  • Connect

  • Speak

  • Use Voice Activity

  • Stream Video

 

Enlisted

General Permissions

  • Change Own Nickname

  • Create Discord Invite

  • Add/Remove Trial Member and Former OD Member roles

Text Permissions

  • Read Messages

  • Send Messages

  • Read Message History

  • Add Reactions

  • Attach Files

  • Use External Emojis

Voice Permissions

  • Connect

  • Speak

  • Use Voice Activity

  • Stream Video

 

Warrant Officer

General Permissions

  • Change Own Nickname

  • Create Discord Invite

  • Kick users from channels/server

  • Add/Remove roles up to Enlisted rank (Includes Squad Leader role)

Text Permissions

  • Read Messages

  • Send Messages

  • Read Message History

  • Add Reactions

  • Attach Files

  • Use External Emojis

Voice Permissions

  • Connect

  • Speak

  • Use Voice Activity

  • Stream Video

  • Move Users to other Voice Channels

 

Officers

General Permissions

  • Change Own Nickname

  • Create Discord Invite

  • Kick users from channels/server

  • Ban users from server

  • Create new channels and edit/delete existing channels

  • Change Nicknames of other members

  • Add/Remove roles up to Warrant Officer rank (Includes Division Leader Role)

Text Permissions

  • Read Messages

  • Send Messages

  • Read Message History

  • Add Reactions

  • Attach Files

  • Use External Emojis

  • Can pin or delete text messages

Voice Permissions

  • Connect

  • Speak

  • Use Voice Activity

  • Stream Video

  • Move Users to other Voice Channels

  • Mute Users (So that they can not speak at all)

 

Senior Officers

General Permissions

  • Change Own Nickname

  • Create Discord Invite

  • Kick users from channels/server

  • Ban users from server

  • Create new channels and edit/delete existing channels

  • Change Nicknames of other members

  • Can View Audit Log (Shows admin actions taken by others)

  • Can Manage Emojis

  • Add/Remove roles up to Officer rank

Text Permissions

  • Read Messages

  • Send Messages

  • Read Message History

  • Add Reactions

  • Attach Files

  • Use External Emojis

  • Can pin or delete text messages

Voice Permissions

  • Connect

  • Speak

  • Use Voice Activity

  • Stream Video

  • Move Users to other Voice Channels

  • Mute Users

 

Generals 3* - 1*

General Permissions

  • Change Own Nickname

  • Create Discord Invite

  • Kick users from channels/server

  • Ban users from server

  • Create new channels and edit/delete existing channels

  • Change Nicknames of other members

  • Can View Audit Log

  • Can Manage Emojis

  • Can Force PTT on users

  • Can Manage Server

  • Add/Remove roles up to Senior Officer rank

Text Permissions

  • Read Messages

  • Send Messages

  • Read Message History

  • Add Reactions

  • Attach Files

  • Use External Emojis

  • Can pin or delete text messages

  • Can use @everyone and @here to notify all users

Voice Permissions

  • Connect

  • Speak

  • Use Voice Activity

  • Stream Video

  • Move Members to other Voice Channels

  • Mute Users

  • Can Deafen Users (They can not hear anyone else)

  • Can talk as a Priority Speaker (lowers the volume of other speakers when they talk)

 

Generals (4-Star)

General Permissions

  • Change Own Nickname

  • Create Discord Invite

  • Kick users from channels/server

  • Ban users from server

  • Create new channels and edit/delete existing channels

  • Change Nicknames of other members

  • Can View Audit Log

  • Can Manage Emojis

  • Can Force PTT on users

  • Can Manage Server

  • Server Administration (Access to all permissions and bypasses all channel restrictions)

  • Add/Remove roles up to General 3* - 1* rank

Text Permissions

  • Read Messages

  • Send Messages

  • Read Message History

  • Add Reactions

  • Attach Files

  • Use External Emojis

  • Can pin or delete text messages

  • Can use @everyone and @here to notify all users

Voice Permissions

  • Connect

  • Speak

  • Use Voice Activity

  • Stream Video

  • Move Members to other Voice Channels

  • Mute Users

  • Can Deafen Users

  • Can talk as a Priority Speaker

 

Commander

General Permissions

  • Change Own Nickname

  • Create Discord Invite

  • Kick users from channels/server

  • Ban users from server

  • Create new channels and edit/delete existing channels

  • Change Nicknames of other members

  • Can View Audit Log

  • Can Manage Emojis

  • Can Manage Server

  • Server Administration

  • Can Super Force PTT on users (A Forced PTT that can only be removed by other Commanders)

  • Can Manage Server Webhooks

  • Add/Remove roles up to General rank

Text Permissions

  • Read Messages

  • Send Messages

  • Read Message History

  • Add Reactions

  • Attach Files

  • Use External Emojis

  • Can pin or delete text messages

  • Can use @everyone and @here to notify all users

  • Can make Text-To-Speech messages

Voice Permissions

  • Connect

  • Speak

  • Use Voice Activity

  • Stream Video

  • Move Members to other Voice Channels

  • Mute Users

  • Can Deafen Users

  • Can talk as a Priority Speaker

 

2.2 Special Roles

These roles are not listed next to a member's name, however when granted can provide these additional powers to a member regardless of their rank

 

Squad Leader

General Permissions

  • Can Manage Squad-Specific Roles

  • Change Nicknames of other Members

 

Division Leader

General Permissions

  • Can Manage Squad and Division-Specific Roles

  • Change Nicknames of other Members

  • Can View Audit Log

 

 

 

 

3.0 Gaming Channels

This section lists what channels can be made for gaming purposes, and how many

 

3.1 Non-Squad Channels

The Non-Squad section is for games that members want to play together for fun without intending to make it a Squad or Division. Any member may request an Officer or higher make a Non-Squad channel for them. Non-Squad channels that fall into disuse may be deleted without notice.

 

By default, Non-Squads get only one voice channel, however a text channel may be added upon request. They may not have more than one of each.

 

3.2 Squad Channels

The Squad section is for the channels of Squads. Upon the creation of a Squad on the website their channels should also be created on Discord at the same time. A Squad can have two chat channels, two voice channels to serve as a lobby for the game, and one additional channel that can be either a chat or voice channel based on the Squad Leader's request. This limits squads to five channels in total.

 

Squad channels are removed when a Squad is disbanded on the site and if no new leaders are available to run it.

 

3.3 Division Channels

The Division section is for the channels of OD's main gaming Divisions. Divisions may have as many chat and voice channels as they need if there is a clear purpose for each channel. Division leaders are responsible for removing inactive channels of their own Divisions.

 

Division channels are removed only when a Division is disbanded on the site and there are no remaining Division Leaders, or members willing to take up leadership of it. A Division may sometimes be downgraded to a Squad if they lose enough members, in which case their channels will be moved to the Squad section and excess channels will be removed.

 

 

 

4.0 Special Channels

Some channels in Discord may be marked as special. These channels and the rules that govern them are transitioned over from Teamspeak.

 

4.1 Profanity-Free Channels

Certain Voice and/or Chat Channels within the Discord are designated as Profanity-Free Channels, otherwise known as soap channels. These are channels that have a zero-tolerance for all swearing and foul language. These channels should be clearly marked as soap channels in their name or with a soap icon. Members who have difficulties keeping their profanity habits under check are advised to stick to regular channels. Any penalties for infractions occurring within the profanity-free channels are decided upon at the discretion of the Division Leaders of the Division the Channel is in. If the channel is not within a Division, then consequences will be determined by the General it is reported to.

 

4.2 MVP Channels

These are channels given to individuals who have donated to the Clan. These channels will be listed under an MVP Channel category at the bottom of each Division. (Or the bottom of the community channels at the top of Discord if they are not affiliated with a Division)

 

MVP owners may have one chat and one voice channel and are free to choose the name of their own channels. (as long as it is not anything inappropriate) They can decide to password lock their channel, and grant access to who they wish, they can make it a profanity-free channel, and they get to decide who is allowed to participate in their channels (Although they can't stop a General or higher from participating).

 

A member may never have more than one pair of MVP channels. (One Chat and one Voice)

 

4.3 Division's Extra Game Channel

As of the November 19, 2017 Admin Meeting all Divisions are permitted to have a single channel (if they choose to) in their Voice Chat section in which their members can use to play other games besides the designated game of their Division as long as:

1. The game played is not an existing Squad already (in which case the Squad channels should be used instead)

2. The name of the channel is not directly named after a game (it can be lobby, lounge, etc. but not the actual name of a game), to avoid discouraging possible future attempts to make the game into a Squad

 

Only one channel is allowed for this per Division.

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The Forum

This section contains everything to do with the Clan Forums

 

Table of Contents

- 1.0 Forum Rules

- - - 1.1 Basic Rules

- - - 1.2 Administration Rules

- 2.0 Forum Moderation

- - - 2.1 Types of Moderators

- - - 2.2 Acquiring Moderator Powers

- - - 2.3 Using Moderator Powers

- 3.0 The Shout box

- - - 3.1 Using the Shout box

- 4.0 Requesting a new Board

- - - 4.1 Requesting a Squad or Division Board

- - - 4.2 Requesting a new public Board

 

 

1.0 Forum Rules

Like Discord, all members must follow some basic rules in exchange for using the forums of our community.

 

1.1 Basic Rules

  • No spam. Spam is defined as posts that serve no apparent purpose and contribute nothing to a topic.
  • No posting images of nudity or extreme gore
  • Respect other posters. It is fine to disagree with people, but do not be immature about it and BM the other posters. Keep your heated feelings contained to the contested topic and do not let it affect how you treat someone everywhere else
  • Do not post "advertisements" for a business or products. If you would like to promote a personal business or venture in your signature, then you may do so only if a General gives you permission beforehand.

1.2 Administration Rules

  • If you have access to a private board please ensure that all information and matters being discussed within that board are kept among people with access, and not "leaked" to people who do not have rights to the board. This mostly applies to matters that are currently in discussion, exceptions take place when it is decided a subject is "ready" for public knowledge, or if it is an old discussion that is no longer important. If you think it is important or necessary for someone without access to a board to be informed of something within it, then please check with a General for approval first.
  • If you are given the password to a password-protected channel, then do not share it with others without the express permission of the Division Leader or Administrator responsible for the channel.

 

Note: One-word Posts, or posts containing an image, are allowed as long as they are relevant and contribute to the topic discussion. For example, if a member makes a post asking for Global Moderation of the Forum, an Administrator can respond with a "No" as it makes for a clear answer. Funny, interesting, clever, or thoughtful images that relate to a discussion are likewise acceptable. Just keep your posts meaningful and with a purpose.

 

 

2.0 Forum Moderation

A Forum Moderator is someone with the power to manage a board, or all boards of the forum, which include pinning, featuring, hiding, or removing topics or posts.

 

2.1 Types of Moderators

There are three types of Moderators.

 

Board Moderator - A Moderator who has administrative power over one or more specific boards

Global Moderator - A Moderator with administrative power over all boards, including any new ones created

Forum Administrator - An Administrator has all powers of a Global Moderator by default, as well as access to the ACP which allows them to change the forum, and all members within it, including banning and removing bans.

 

2.2 Acquiring Moderator Powers

Moderation of Boards

Division Leaders are granted Moderator Powers over all their Division Boards by default. They can also request additional members within their Division to receive Moderator powers over some or all boards of their Division as well if they intend for that member to help with Division management. In other cases, a member may request Moderation Powers for a board if they are going to be responsible for certain events or activities within the board. As an example, a member who will be hosting Community Meetings can have Moderation Powers over the Community board so that they can edit the Community Meeting posts and announcements as needed.

 

Global Moderator

Granted upon reaching General rank. There are no other conditions in which someone may receive Global Moderator powers at this time.

 

Forum Administrator

Granted to 4* Generals and Commanders only. In the past certain exceptions were made for other General ranks, nowadays there are no other conditions in which someone may receive Administrator access.

 

All Moderators, regardless of the reason they were granted Moderator powers, are responsible for maintaining their respective boards. This means upholding Clan rules and keeping their board organized.

 

2.3 Using Moderator Powers

A comprehensive list of all Moderator Powers and how to use them can be found here.

 

 

3.0 The Shout box

The forum provides a shout box available for member use at the top right corner of the board index in any forum skin.

 

3.1 Using the Shout box

All members can use the Shout box freely, however the rules of the forum apply to the shout box as well. Respect other posters, and do not spam the shout box with messages that serve no purpose.

 

Do not post links or images in the shout box. Images posted in the shout box can create discrepancies on the forum, which in turn will cause my foot to create discrepancies on your face when I must go and fix it. Please and thank you.

 

4.0 Requesting a new Board

All requests for boards need to be made to a 4* General or Commander

 

4.1 Requesting a Squad or Division Board

IIf you just made a Squad, or just had your Squad upgraded to a Division, then you can request a board be created for it if one has not been made already, and it should be provided. If you are an existing Squad or Division and you would like a new sub-board added into your existing board, then you must include a reason for the creation of the board. If the Administrator approves of the reason, then they will create the board for you.

 

4.2 Requesting a new public Board

I say "public" board, but this can refer to special-access boards as well.

 

Before an Administrator will create a new public board, they will take two things into consideration:

1. How likely is the board to be used

2. How much of an impact will it have on the Clan

 

Requesting a board for posting pictures of Art is an example of a board that would have a low impact on the Clan, as it will affect very little of the Clan's existing operations. Requesting a board for a "Security Team" responsible for policing or upholding the rules of the Clan is an example of a board that would have a high impact on the Clan, as it would involve a level of responsibility and power within the Clan itself that will affect the community.

 

1.  If an Administrator has doubts about how likely a board will be used, they may ask you to demonstrate that there is an interest in the purpose of the board by creating one or more topics that would typically belong in the new board. In the case of the Art Board, a few topics related to Art could be created, and if the topics seem to receive a lot of interest and activity then the Admin may approve the creation of a board for it.

 

2. If an Administrator feels that a new board would have a high impact on the Clan, then they will require the idea to be discussed and approved through an Admin Meeting before they will create a board for it. If the member who made the request is not of a rank or position allowed to attend Admin Meetings, then they will be granted special permission to attend the next one for the purpose of explaining their idea. However, individuals given special permission to attend in this manner are not allowed to vote on any matters discussed in the Admin Meeting, including decisions regarding their own proposed idea.

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5-Clan Meetings

This section contains everything to do with Clan Meetings

 

Table of Contents

- 1.0 Types of Meetings

- - - 1.1 Division Meetings

- - - 1.2 Community Meetings

- - - 1.3 Administration Meetings

- - - 1.4 General Meetings

- 2.0 How Meetings Work

- - - 2.1 The Host

- - - 2.2 Speaking during Meetings

- - - 2.3 Voting during Meetings

 

 

1.0 Types of Meetings

There are four types of meetings that typically take place within the Clan.

 

1.1 Division Meetings

Division Meetings are determined and held by Divisions. Not all Divisions may choose to hold Division Meetings, those that do typically hold them within one of their Division Discord channels but may also hold them in other locations as well, such as in-game. Traditionally Divisions allow members of other Divisions to attend their meetings, however any member attending that is not a part of the Division is considered an observer and may not vote on matters related to that Division without express consent by the host.

 

1.2 Community Meetings

Community Meetings are meetings that all members are invited to attend. These meetings are intended to provide members with an opportunity to present ideas, requests, or ask questions. Some ideas or requests made in the Community Meeting can be implemented right away by an attending General or Commander if the overall impact on the Clan is relatively low. For those that pose a higher impact on the Clan, the suggestion may be elevated up to an Admin Meeting discussion, and the member who proposed it may be given special permission to attend the Admin Meeting to present their idea again there. Members allowed to attend Admin Meetings in this manner are not allowed to cast votes on Meeting decisions, including those made towards their own idea.

 

1.3 Administration Meetings

These are meetings held once a month for the purpose of evaluating the status of the Clan and determining necessary changes. Admin Meetings can be attended by Generals, Officers and Division Leaders, however Division Leaders and Generals are also allowed to bring in guests as "observers" to the meeting, if they have a member who is interested in how the Clan works and could benefit from seeing it first-hand, but this should be limited to one, maybe two people at most per Leader/General. Observers can speak during meetings, but they cannot vote on any Clan matters discussed in the meeting. Special Permission can be granted to other members to attend as well if they presented an idea to a General, or in a Community Meeting, that is worth discussing in an Admin Meeting, but members attending in this manner are treated the same as guest observers, and may not vote on any matters being discussed, including those related to their own idea.

 

1.4 General Meetings

As the name implies, these meetings can only be attended by Generals. These meetings are usually held quarterly, typically proceeding an evaluation period, and are primarily for the purpose of determining the next evaluation candidates. However they are also used for discussions for changes and decisions that are considered too sensitive or significant for the broader scope of Admin Meetings, such as changes to the Eval system itself or the rank and access of returning former Generals to the Clan. In the case of more urgent discussions, Generals will sometimes hold a General meeting immediately following the month's Admin Meeting.

 

 

2.0 How Meetings Work

It was tragically discovered early on that meetings without some semblance of organization tend to not be very productive

 

2.1 The Host

Pretty much all meetings are directed by a host. The host of the meeting is the person responsible for starting the meeting, and keeping it progressing. The host will announce the current topic of discussion and call the name of each person when they can speak. The host is given some degree of authority over the meeting, if a particular individual is sending in a frequent number of requests to speak the host can decide to pass them up so that other people waiting to speak can have a turn. The host is likewise responsible for ensuring the rules of the meeting are upheld, and that the discussion does not derail off-topic. Lastly, the host will determine when and if a topic of discussion needs to be brought to a vote.

 

2.2 Speaking during Meetings

Traditionally, when a member wishes to speak during a meeting they enter a tilde (depicted as a ~ squiggle line) into the chat box of the channel, wherein the meeting host will then call their name when it is their turn to speak. Hosts will typically call people in the order that the tilde's are presented, however if a member wishes to respond immediately to someone who just spoke then they can enter ~NameOfPerson into the chat box to signal their intent to reply directly to that person (~Terra would be a request to reply directly to me if I'd just spoken). In which case, if the host sees it, they will allow you to skip the line and respond directly, however if someone overuses this feature then the host may decide to disallow their request and make them wait the turn order anyway.

 

A member may speak without sending a tilde if someone currently speaking is addressing them directly. A person is addressing you directly if they specifically speak your name and are directing their statement or question to you. This is not the same as someone who mentions your name as a reference as they address everyone, so be mindful of the difference. In the event someone does speak to you directly, you and the person speaking can converse back and forth as needed, until the current speaker is satisfied. This helps keep the discussion flowing and saves a lot of time and tilde's in the long run.

 

Bear in mind that meeting hosts have to multi-task their attention quite a bit, and it is not uncommon for someone's tilde to get missed. Do not freak out if this happens, just enter another tilde and try to be patient. If you feel the need to mention something, then send a message to one of the Generals or Commanders present. Do not send messages to the host, as they will be too busy to pay attention to it.

 

Note: Some Division Meetings may organize their meetings differently, requiring different speaking rules, or even allowing people to speak freely altogether. General Meetings also typically allow attending Generals to speak freely as well.

 

 

2.3 Voting during Meetings

If a topic of discussion remains conflicting between different parties, particularly in Admin Meetings, then the matter can be concluded through a vote. When a host declares a vote to take place, they will announce the two options (sometimes three), and all members permitted to vote will type 1 in the chat for option one, or 2 in the chat for option two. The option with the majority votes is the final decision. In the rare event of a tie, the matter may be brought to the forum for further discussion and re-voted on in the next Admin Meeting.

 

When can I vote?

Clan Related - If the topic being voted on is Clan-related, as opposed to Division-related, then it can only be voted on by Officers and up. Clan-related topics include changes to ranks, Discord, Forums, website, recruitment, or any powers associated with those five things.

 

Division Related - If the topic being voted on is Division-related, then the Division Leaders regarded as the Original Division Leaders can vote in addition to Officers and Generals. A topic is considered Division-related if it involves making or dismissing Divisions or changing Division structure.

 

Guests and observers, or Division Leaders who are not considered the original founding leader, do not get to add votes on matters being discussed.

 

Commander veto power

Commanders have the authority to overrule a person or group of people's right to vote on a subject if they identify a clear conflict of interest with a certain party. This usually happens when a discussion is about changing the power or access of certain ranks or positions. In this event, the matter being voted on will be left until the end of the meeting, where the people considered to have the conflict of interest will be asked to leave prior to the vote taking place.

 

 

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Forum Clubs

 

Table of Contents

- 1.0 Creating a Club

- 2.0 Club information and tutorials

- - - 2.1 How to create a Club

- - - 2.2 Club Tutorial

 

1.0 Creating a Club

Clubs can be created for the following reasons

 

1. You can create a Club for non-Squad games that people seem to be interested in, such as the Chess club or a Rocket League club.

2. Squads have the option of being made as a club instead of a sub-board on the forum, it is up to the Squad founders to decide where they would like it. When a Squad becomes a Division its Club board will be converted into its own forum board on the forum.

3. Divisions can choose to allow the creation of Clubs for whatever they feel will be useful for their Division. This can include using a Club as a private locker for leaders, for organizing PvP groups, or anything else the Division feels will be useful.

 

When a Club is created, it will remain hidden to everyone but the creator until an Administrator approves it. During this time, the creator can begin customizing their Club with themes and other limited options while they wait. A club's creation will be denied if there is nothing to indicate members would be interested in it, or if the Club does not have the consent of the Division Leaders (if it is a Division-related Club)

 

2.0 Club information and tutorials

A couple locations of reference for information on the creation and use of clubs.

 

2.1 How to create a Club

For an explanation on how to create a Club please refer to the On the Use of Clubs topic.

 

2.2 Club Tutorial

For an explanation on Clubs in general, and to see and test out a Club for yourself please refer to the tutorial Club Terra's Drinking Lounge

 

 

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Okay, I think I got everything. If anyone sees anything they consider to be incorrect, or anything they think I've missed, then let me know about it by PM.

I will be unpinning a lot of older topics around the forum that contain less up-to-date information than this one here, and I will make an effort to keep this, and ONLY this topic, fully up to date with all existing information and future changes that take place. Therefore this topic should remain the one true, absolute topic of everything applicable to the Clan.

 

Unless for some reason I end up disappearing from OD, in which case it'll probably end up as yet one more out-dated topic.

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