DELTA FIGHTER WING // GENERAL RULES, TERMS, & CONDITIONS

Following are the General Rules, Terms, and Conditions (RT&C) which are mandated across all Divisions of the Delta Fighter Wing Gaming Community. Divison and game-specific rules are left to the discretion of each respective Division Admin or Group Captain. All rules are subject to amendement by the Chief Administrator.

All members are required to abide by these rules whether you read them or not. By submitting an application to our community or retaining a membership with us, you are agreeing to the following rules, terms, and conditions:

Article I // Restrictions

Section I:
Language
[TL;DR] Profanity is okay, hate speech is not.

DFW is an adult-natured community and does not regulate profanity unless language is used within the scope of ethnophaulisms (hate speech) or harassment. Use of derogatory language with regard to race, sexuality, creed, or religion may result in punitive action up to permanent removal from our community. Although general profanity is not restricted within our community, members and affiliates of DFW are expected to respect the rules of other hosts, communities, servers, games, and platforms outside of our own.
Section II:
Toxic Conduct
[TL;DR] No toxicity, discrimination, or harassment.

DFW does not tolerate discriminatory, provocative, or harassing actions towards others with regard to race, creed, or religion. DFW has a zero-tolerance policy for toxic or instigative behavior and recurrent actions of malicious intent. Formal complaints lodged against any member, affiliate, or guest for violating this code of conduct may be subject to punitive action up to permanent removal from our community.
Section III:
Cheating
[TL;DR] No cheating (including recovs/boosting). Follow the Terms of Service and community consensus of your game.

a. DFW is a Fair-Play gaming community. Our administration is intolerant of cheating which we define as “the use of illegitimate/third-party software, modified game files, or external services to gain an unfair advantage over others, specifically in the case of competitive (comp) or player vs. player (PvP) platforms of the games we support.” Everyone who plays under the DFW name/tag is a representative of the community and we ask that you maintain the integrity of our Fair-Play community when making decisions about how you conduct yourself in-game or in comps.

b. DFW defines account recovery (“recovs”) or boosting as “the unethical practice of account sharing with the intent of artificially inflating the competitive rank, statistics, or achievements of a player. Recov/Boosting is often performed by a higher-ranked/more experienced player, who agrees to play on a lower-ranked/less experienced player’s account to inflate competitive ranking/stats, sometimes in exchange for payment.”

c. DFW recognizes account recovery (“recovs”) and boosting services (specifically any form of account sharing) in comp/PvP platforms, with the express intent of improving/inflating personal rank, stats, or achievements, as illegitimate conduct, and does not permit the use of these services in our community. Recov/boosting/account sharing is also prohibited in cases of player vs. environment (PvE) content with competitive aspects (such as Destiny 2’s World’s First raid achievement). DFW does not differentiate between paid services and non-paid services rendered by friends or otherwise, in this regard.

d. DFW does not group “carries” or “the act of more experienced players joining the team of less experienced players to largely influence the outcome of a game/match” within the same category as recovs/boosting (although some recov/boosting services offer this as an option apart from account sharing). Game-specific restrictions on carries may be set by the corresponding supported game’s Group Captain.

e. Other forms of cheating, including, but not limited to: in-game glitches, bug exploits, or meshing/boundary-breaking are subject to punitive action at the discretion of the Terms of Service of the game’s developer/studio and the consensus of its community on what is/isn’t allowable. Additional game-specific restrictions may be set by the corresponding supported game’s Group Captain.

f. If valid proof is presented in accusation of a member cheating under the DFW name/tag, an administrative review will be conducted on the member in question and the member may be subject to suspension or permanent removal from our community at the discretion of the administration.

g. This section does not apply to custom, private, or other servers/games where mods, exploits, or glitches are expressly allowable.
Section IV:
Multi-Clanning
[TL;DR] You’re free to mingle, but be true to your community.

DFW no longer prohibits membership with other clans or communities unless the supported games of the community in question is the member's corresponding DFW Division primary supported game. Further Multi-Clanning policies specific to individual games will be left to the discretion of each respective Division Admin and Group Captain.
Section V:
Age Restriction
[TL;DR] Only ages 15+ for membership, but only 18+ for NSFW channels/platforms.

DFW does not accept applicants under the age of 15. Additionally, if you are of an excessively umbrageous nature then this is likely not the community for you. Under special circumstances, applicants may be waived in by an Administrator. Applicants found falsifying their age, circumventing prerequisites, exhibiting querulous/fractious tendencies, or engaging in recurrent trollery will bypass the Demerit system and will be immediately removed from our community. All members or affiliated users under the age of 18 are, by law, restricted from any NSFW channels on communications platforms used by DFW.
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Section VI
User-generated Content (UGC)
[TL;DR] No illegal or questionable content whatsoever.

DFW defines user-generated content (UGC) as “any form of content, such as images, videos, text, and audio, that has been posted by users on DFW-associated platforms.” All UGC posted to any platform of communication of use by DFW must adhere to the Terms of Service of those platforms as well as the laws which govern those platforms. DFW strictly forbids the posting of UGC such as, but not limited to: sexualization of minors, lolicon, shotacon, rape, gore, scat, bestiality, or other similarly related content on ANY of our platforms, including those marked NSFW. Posting of any UGC of the aforementioned nature will result in immediate and permanent removal from our community.

Article II // Requirements

Section I:
Tag Wear Policy
[TL;DR] Wear the DFW tag unless the game/platform supports a clan/guild system. You don’t need to change your account names or console gamertags. Check with your Group Captain.

a. Division Admins and Group Captains will determine if wear of the =ÐFW= community tag on in-game usernames is mandatory, based on the game which the member's corresponding group within the division supports. If the game supports an integrated clan/organization/guild system, changing of the player's username to incorporate the tag will likely not be necessary.

b. Wear of the DFW tag in the username is highly encouraged, but no longer mandated for digital distribution and communications platforms such as Discord or Steam user accounts. Tag wear IS mandatory within the DFW Discord server, but is automatically applied based on role/rank and requires no action on behalf of the user. DFW Administration (staff) members are identified by a «ÐFW» tag and Recruits are identified by a -ÐFW- tag, if applicable. Characters/accounts in games which do not allow special characters may simply use a special character free tag (e.g DFWSquynt).

c. Anyone wearing the DFW tag represents the community and is expected to uphold the image of Delta Fighter Wing and respect the rules of other hosts, servers, clans, guilds, and communities.
Section II:
Communication & Accountability
[TL;DR] DFW Members/Recruits and applicants must stay in the Discord: https://discord.deltafighterwing.com

a. As of October 2016, the Delta Fighter Wing Forums have been retired. It is now mandatory that ALL members join and remain in our Discord, as it is our primary means of verification, communication and accountability. Applicants must be IN the Delta Fighter Wing Gaming Community Discord server before they can be accepted into the community or added to the roster. If you leave the Discord server at any point after submitting an application or being accepted, your application will be discarded and your membership will be forfeited.

b. Membership on our Facebook page and subscriptions to the DFW main channels are recommended to stay up to date with our activities, but are not mandatory. Steam is also an alternative but optional means of communication.
Section III:
Naming Convention
[TL;DR] No duplicate usernames with other members. First come, first serve.

Each member of the community is asked to maintain the same, if not similar, username across all platforms, games, forums, etc. This policy is simply to prevent confusion or duplicate-named members. Current members will reserve their username. Any individual attempting to join our community with the same username as a current member will be required to change their username prior to acceptance into the community. It is important that applicant Discord usernames are at least similar if not identical to the username which was entered in the application so that an administrator knows who to grant permissions to upon acceptance.
Section IV:
Promotion Policy
[TL;DR] Promotion requires at least 1 recruit. Staff requires at least 3.

It is now required to have successfully recruited at least one other player into the Delta Fighter Wing Gaming Community in order to advance past the rank of Member Grade 1 unless you are appointed by the Chief or Executive Administrator. A successful recruit implies that the applicant recruited must have their application accepted by the DFW Administration. In order to hold or be eligible for any administrative positions / ranks, members must have recruited at least 3 other players into DFW and be active in the community.
Section V:
Community Engagement
[TL;DR] Try to stay active. If you can’t play much, at least talk/hang out. Attend the semi-annual Coldsnap Summits.

a. While the Delta Fighter Wing Gaming Community does not necessarily have minimum quotas in terms of activity or engagement within our Discord server and community, members and applicants are expected to maintain at least some level of involvement or engagement with their designated groups either in-game or on Discord. The only truly mandatory event for members and recruits is the official Coldsnap Summit, hosted by the Delta Fighter Wing Gaming Community once every six months (typically one at the end of March, and one during our anniversary at the end of September). Mandate of attendance to other events will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the DFW Administration, but are few and far between. All members, recruits, applicants, and affiliates are highly encouraged to engage and participate with our community to the best of their ability as time permits, but your life and your family come first.

b. For applicants, the DFW Administration team casts votes on applications based on their interpretation and estimation of the level of activity of the applying user in addition to the age requirement. If you do not engage with any of our members or staff within the Discord, or play any of our supported games with our members, no one will know who you are, nor will they be likely to vouch for you during the application process. Those who are accepted as Recruits are typically inducted within a week or so of their probationary period. However, it is possible for Recruits who do not actively engage or participate in the community upon acceptance to retain this rank indefinitely, or until they are purged for inactivity.

Article III // Member Rights

Section I:
Trial Review
[TL;DR] If accused of breaking rules, you may choose your method of review.

In any prosecution against members for violating action(s), members reserve the right to choose between a public review or a private administrative review of their case. Any member that has been charged with an offense may be suspended until the case has been addressed or acquitted by the Executive Admin or Chief Admin.
Section II:
Petition
[TL;DR] You may petition Group Captains, but not Admins.

Due to the restructure of the community, administration and removal of military rank structure, Division Admins are now personally selected by the Executive or Chief Admin. Therefore, members no longer reserve the right to petition Division Admins. Members do, however, retain the right to petition Group Captains.
Section III:
Abuse of Position
[TL;DR] Don’t abuse your position/permissions.

NO staff member has the authority to issue orders to other members that do not pertain to Delta Fighter Wing community activities. Any staff member or team lead found abusing their status, position, administrative permissions, Discord permissions, or found issuing orders outside of DFW community activities will be reprimanded. Punitive action will be administered in accordance with Article IV and community authority will either be temporarily or permanently revoked.

Article IV // Violations & Punitive System

Section I:
Punishment
[TL;DR] Breaking rules means warning, demerit, suspension, or removal.

The DFW Administration punishes violators reasonably, and accordingly. Any member considered belligerent, disruptive, toxic, or found violating DFW general rules, terms, and conditions should be referred to a Division Admin immediately. Members found violating the rules of the community will first be warned. Should the member continue to deliberately oppose, a demerit will be issued.

A Demerit is a mark against a member that represents an incident of rule violation.
Section II:
Demerit System
!Behavioral Demerits are issued to members who display toxicity, ignorance, disrespect, provocation, volatility, drama incitement, disregard of leadership, or deliberate violation of the rules of the community.

"Performance Demerits are issued to members who are caught cheating or using any means to gain an unfair advantage over other players, friendly or hostile. Performance demerits may also be issued to members who deliberately refuse to put forth effort in any official match, tournament, or community event for reasons of ignorance, sabotage, or otherwise.

'Activity Demerits are issued to members who fail to show at mandatory community events, twice in a row.

Attending a mandatory event after missing one or while flagged will automatically lift the Activity Demerit. Activity Demerits are no longer issued for lack of activity in the community, as long as the member attends the events required. Doing so will only result in barring from promotion. Dismissal, demotion or subjection to purge is left to the discretion of the Administration.
Section III:
Demerit Limit
[TL;DR] 3 strikes (demerits) and you’re out.

Members are limited to three demerits to their profile. Any member who is issued three demerits will be removed from the Delta Fighter Wing Gaming Community.
Section IV:
Demerit Regulation
[TL;DR] Don’t try to game the system. Good behavior may waive demerits.

Abuse of the demerit system will not be tolerated. Demerits may be waived by vote of the offending member's respective Division Admin, or by Executive Admin or Chief Admin of the Delta Fighter Wing Gaming Community. Banishment from the community for an administratively determined number of days may also be used in place of a permanent ban.

LAST AMENDED: 2021-05-02

CURRENT COMMAND

«ÐFW»Squynt
Chief Administrator
«ÐFW»SynthSy
Executive Administrator

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