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#12356815 May 06, 2016 at 03:31 PM · Edited 1 year ago
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The CoC is more of a formal thing, but as your friendly neighborhood HR rep and the one that's going to have to deal with your shenanigans, here's a few things to keep me and probably Cami off your back.


1) NO ARGUING ABOUT POLITICS. Not in kin chat or the main TS room anyway. If you want to fight about politics, do it in a private TS room or fellowship chat or /tossies, but be aware that someone will likely be put off by it. If someone is obviously getting frustrated with it, please be grownups and figure out how to de-escalate the situation without causing trouble.
***NOTE***
Talking about weed legalization, having an echo chamber about how awesome ~*Trudeau*~ is or generally agreeable chat about specific political issues, etc. is generally okay. Purposely poking the bear is not. Basically this is a judgement call, and the final judgement is Cami's. Follow Wheaton's Law.



2) Multiboxing is fine. Per LOTRO COC and per ours. I really don't want to hear and/or participate in any more arguments about it. I know there's a couple of people who are put off by the idea of multiboxing, but the Tosspotts' official stance is it's fine (barring PvP, that's just rude). It would probably be best to take any major discussions about it into tells or fellowship if someone is obviously annoyed by the constant discussion about it, but the act of doing it is not reason for action.



3) Don't use kin chat as fellowship chat if you're doing something with a group (dungeon/raid/PvP/sparring). If you're in that sort of situation, that's a great time to have a fellowship set up and talk amongst yourselves (or in /tossies or /say or whatever). Most of the time the people who aren't involved won't get anything out of the chat, and it's really easy for it to take over kin chat to the exclusion of all else.



4) Please get a headset, or at least push-to-talk, if you're in Teamspeak. It can get pretty full sometimes, and it's common courtesy not to be echoing all over creation and interrupting people. Again, Wheaton's Law. It's entirely possible to use a regular mic and speakers in Teamspeak - I do it, and I don't echo everywhere because push-to-talk prevents the speakers from setting off my mic. Be respectful of other people trying to talk, and don't monopolize the entire channel.



5) If you have a complaint about another member or even an officer, bring it to me. This is my job. I keep the peace and bring things to the officers in an unbiased, rational (though probably heavily sarcastic) manner.



Both the COC and Kai's Rules are subject to change. If there's a major change, we'll let you guys know. Problems cause rules, not the other way round.



Kai out.

#12356902 May 06, 2016 at 04:04 PM · Edited 1 year ago
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great rules, agree with all of them I remember a kin rule in Roxxi Manor which was on toxic Brandywine. BE NICE TO EACH OTHER.

Oh and if you are using a lappy mic in teamspeak, put on some earbuds or something to hear so our voices dont broadcast back to us through your mic ie dont route TS through your speaker too.
#12356932 May 06, 2016 at 04:17 PM
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I love these!
If it's stupid but works - it isn't stupid
#12357131 May 06, 2016 at 05:48 PM
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So just exactly how strict are we being about not talking about pvp? So if someone asks me if anything is out in kin chat.... I'm not allowed to answer them? Or discuss any changes coming etc? I understand not talking about whats going on out there or bitching about other pvp kinships/groups/players. Are we seriously going to say that we can't even discuss legit changes or issues with that part of the game?
#12357212 May 06, 2016 at 06:26 PM
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#12357131 Gwinlynn wrote:

So just exactly how strict are we being about not talking about pvp? So if someone asks me if anything is out in kin chat.... I'm not allowed to answer them? Or discuss any changes coming etc? I understand not talking about whats going on out there or bitching about other pvp kinships/groups/players. Are we seriously going to say that we can't even discuss legit changes or issues with that part of the game?



Oh, no, of course PvP and sparring in general can (and should) be discussed in kin chat, but when people are sparring or when they are in the moors, they don'n need to discuss what is going on in kin chat, since it gets very spammy and uninteresting for people not participating in it. The same thing applies for fellowships our group activities in general, of course.
If it's stupid but works - it isn't stupid
#12357227 May 06, 2016 at 06:33 PM
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The general gist of that rule was "don't use kin chat as fellowship chat when you're doing group stuff". PvP got called out specifically because we used to have a problem with kin chat being spammed up for ages with talking about what was happening right then or bitching about other PvPers; same with sparring. It doesn't happen nearly as much anymore, so it was just a reminder for folks in that situation. I'll change the wording, I can see how it could have been confusing. :)
#12357245 May 06, 2016 at 06:41 PM
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what used to happen when turi was out and about was the bunch of them would spam TS and KC with the competitive/bitching/ohyeaholdboys/comparelengths stuff that young (or not so young ) males do in groups, the gamergate kinda stuff. It crossed quite a few lines (sexist, racist, mean) but yes, has certainly died down, except for some sparring chat that should honestly be kept to IMs. Like bragging/putting down/whining ....😱
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