The purpose behind the code
of conduct is to layout some simple rules to regulate the conduct of clan
members and how the clan operates. It is not designed to turn the clan
into a bureaucratic institution.
Voting is required to focus
a consensus in a more formal manner. It is important that we use it carefully
and do not get into a situation where we are continuously voting. It is
assumed that clan organizers make decisions on behalf of the clan on a
day to day basis. The issues where voting is appropriate are: new clan
members, clan structure, clan skin, and disciplinary measures.
It is each member's responsibility
to vote. "I was on holiday for 4 weeks" is an acceptable excuse but "I
will just see what happens" is NOT.
Rules on voting:
All votes are to be directed
to a designated person in the clan.
Voting should be done anonymously.
The result of the vote is made
public in the form of a final result – i.e. 7 for, 3 against, 4 abstain.
The breakdown of each member's
vote may be held secret in some circumstances.
Before a vote it should be made
clear : What the vote is concerning, What are the acceptable "votes" –
i.e. For, Against, Abstain. What is the closing date for the vote.
Should there be more "abstain"
votes than other votes, then voting will be taken again and members will
not be allowed to abstain.
Members should be given plenty
of time to vote. A period of 2 weeks would be typical. It is not frequently
that a decision is required before this.
Members that have been unable
to vote are taken to have abstained.
All members are representatives
of the clan and their behaviour reflects on the clan. Members are required
to behave in a sociable fashion with game organizers, members of their
and other clans. It is accepted that teasing is a regular part of
the game but sometime it goes beyond this into outright abuse and slanging
matches. This will NOT be tolerated and excuses such as "he
started" it are lame. In the event that a member lets the clan down in
such a way, other clan members will decide on that member's fate. This
will take the form of a vote that will decide whether they should be suspended
or in extreme cases thrown out.
The influx of new members
is important to keep a clan alive and competitive. It is important however
to control the intake so that the clan does not take on more people than
can play and takes on suitable candidates. Potential members can only
be invited by one of the clan's "official" representatives. The new member
is then on trial for a period of two weeks. After the two weeks he will
be assessed. The assessment will show how frequently the new member turned
up for clan matches (friendly, official, and training) and anything that
may be pertinent. This will show what level of commitment that member has
to the clan. After the assessment there will be a clan vote on whether
he should join – in this instance a period of a week will be given to take
The clan skin is used to
be able to identify a member as one of the clan and to give the clan some
identity. It is required that each member set their skin to the "official"
clan skin, kod3a, during clan matches and practices. Members should not
"do their own thing". The clan skin can only be changed by a majority vote.