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Charter Modification - New Charter text

Approve new charter text  

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  • Poll closed on 11/18/19 at 12:07 PM

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I submit the below modified charter text for consideration of the community. It is the compiled result of the sections posted to regular discussion for comment and feedback, given the lack of any push-back or negative comment i propose to push all the changes in one poll.

The changes are primarily effect the layout and organisation of the text rather then altering the contents, there are a few typo corrections and some numbered lines have been moved to section descriptions rather then rule lines as they were not rules per say. Some items have been moved to more appropriate sections.

The current charter text can be found here https://wiki.unitedoperations.net/wiki/United_Operations_Charter


New Text

1.0 Mission Statement
United Operations is a community dedicated to the active promotion of teamwork, cooperation and simulation in gaming. As a community we use the following to serve as our direction and function.
  1.1 - Maturity, Friendship, Professionalism, Respect, Cooperation, Teamwork and Courtesy are the core virtues in our community.
  1.2 - Tactical and Simulation gaming, and the application of these concepts is the intent of this community.
  1.3 - No Member of the community shall be granted privileges, powers, protections, exemptions or otherwise receive special treatments which exceed those held or are available in common.
  1.4 - All Regulars have a common influence on the direction and administration of the community.
  1.5 - We are a free and open community - Monetised participation is not required. Those whom donate do so of their own choosing.
  1.6 - Freedom of speech - No Member will be penalised for expressing their opinions so long as done in a Mature, Professional, and Respectful manner.

2.0 Operations
Operations are the standard method of community involvement in the decision making process and can be enacted across all aspects of the community.
  2.1 - Standard Operations - All Operations are considered a Standard Operation, unless otherwise modified.
    2.1.1 - Regulars are granted one (1) vote in Operations, additional titles gain no additional voting allotment/value.
    2.1.2 - Operations last for seven (7) days, and require a two-third (2/3) majority to pass.
    2.1.3 - Operation are presented as an anonymous request, excluding Regular/Officer Proposals.
    2.1.4 - Votes shall be counted in an Automated/Anonymous method.
    2.1.5 - Failed Operations may not be resubmitted until two (2) weeks from it's scheduled conclusion.
  2.2 - Officers
    2.2.1 - Operations for the induction of new Officers must be decided by a majority vote lasting two (2) weeks.
    2.2.2 - Officer Removals are decided by a majority vote lasting two (2) weeks.
  2.3 - Personnel Removal Operation
    2.3.1 - Personnel Removal Operations are Standard Operations that last for two (2) weeks and require a two-third (2/3) majority.
  2.4 - Charter Amendments
    2.4.1 - Operations to add or amended rules must pass with a three-fourths (3/4) majority vote lasting two (2) weeks.

3.0 Rules
We submit to the following rules in order to benefit the community at large:
  3.1 - Cheating and hacking shall result in immediate and permanent removal from our community.
  3.2 - Player shall not engage in spamming or otherwise disruptive behaviour.
  3.3 - Players shall respect each other and act accordingly.
  3.4 - The rules of this community, the provisions so outlined in this document and the Standard Operating Procedures shall inform player conduct expectations.
  3.5 - The rules of this community shall be applied equally across all mediums and services including, the Forums, TeamSpeak, and Game Servers.
  3.6 - All operations of government must be publicly displayed. Any Regular may request and shall be entitled to any and all information regarding administrative operations.
  3.7 - Sobriety will be required by individuals in leadership positions: both within the game and within the community’s offices.
  3.8 - No Member shall wilfully act or conspire to supplant the rule of the Charter nor SOPs of this community.

4.0 Personnel
  4.1 - Non-regulars
    4.1.1 - Non-regulars have no representation in operations of government, although they are free to express their opinions and are a valued part of the community.
    4.1.2 - Non-regulars are gifted with but not guaranteed due process, protection of the Charter or Standard Operating Procedures. Non-regulars are guests who may be removed by the summary justice of other Regulars and                 overseeing Officers of respective areas if there are blatant violations of the Charter rules, Standard Operating Procedures or other clearly demonstrable reason. Blatant offenders may be summarily banned or otherwise disciplined without guaranteed instrument of redress. Summary instances of justice may be contested and overturned by a standard operation.
    4.1.3 - Non-regulars are guaranteed no privileges or rights which are awarded to Regulars, either in the Charter or in Standard Operating Procedures. Where privileges or rights are afforded, they are at the discretion of the Regular or official authority.

  4.2 - Regulars
    Regulars represent the core of the community. Regulars are players who wish to take part in the organisation and administration of the community, they embody and support by way of discussion, and promotion of the Charter and the SOPs of the community.
    4.2.1 - New Regulars are inducted by a Standard Operation.
    4.2.2 - There are two (2) methods to initiate a vote for Regular status: - Self Selection: Any registered forum user may ask to be inducted as a Regular. - Appointment: Any Regular can appoint a player to be voted on as a Regular.
    4.2.3 - All applicants must be registered and active members of the Forums for a minimum of forty-five (45) days prior to application.
    4.2.4 - All applicants are expected to participate reasonable in Teamspeak activities prior to application.
    4.2.5 - Regular Removals are conducted by a Personnel Removal Operation.
    4.2.6 - Any Regular may resign their position as a Regular by post in the UO Forum.
    4.2.7 - Regulars who have not logged into their forum account within ninety (90) days will be removed as Regulars.

  4.3 - Officers
    Officers are expert volunteers oriented to perform a defined task within a category of expertise.
    4.3.1 - Regulars may volunteer to become Officers.
    4.3.2 - Officers may not have any privileges or powers exceeding their tasks.
    4.3.3 - All elected Officers shall be granted the powers to administer the TeamSpeak server.
    4.3.4 - Officers may delegate their pre-existing duties and powers, as defined by the Charter, to other Regulars. Each office must maintain a clearly worded definition of delegated powers and a complete list of those who are tasked with them. Definitions and lists must be publicly view-able on the Forum. Delegates may be voted out of their positions by a general operation (simple majority poll with one (1) week duration). Delegates voted out of a position cannot be granted delegated powers again under that office unless voted upon by the community of Regulars.
    4.3.5 - Any Officer may resign their position as an Officer by post in the UO Forum

5.0 - Offices
  Categories of expertise are as follows:
  5.1 - Web Services Office: These Officers are tasked with ensuring the website and related services are operational.
  5.2 - Game Server Office: These Officers are tasked with ensuring the healthy operation of the game servers, including remote access and administration, as well as maintenance and expansion scouting. These Officers are tasked with ensuring that players have an effective and simple means by which to update their games and play here at United Operations.
  5.3 - Mission Making Office: These Officers are tasked with managing the missions currently on the game and test servers, verifying problem missions and removing them through a transparent process, and educating the community on the addition of new missions to the servers.
  5.4 - Public Relations Office: These Officers are tasked with monitoring, improving and developing inter-community relationships, promoting and expanding the community base, and for promoting events.
  5.5 - United Operations Training Center: These Officers are tasked with the implementation of official training courses within the community, the development of courses that coincide with the standard of play at UO, raising the overall standard of play, producing training plans, and the hiring/dismissal of instructors within the department.

6.0 Standard Operating Procedures
  The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) serve as a guide for the conduct of operations within each category of expertise delineated under the Officer section of this document. The SOPs may contain relevant procedures, expectations, and documentation. The following apply to community action and interaction with the SOPs:
  6.1 - It is the primary responsibility of the Officer(s) overseeing each area of expertise to maintain and update the SOPs of their particular section as needed or required.
  6.2 - Operations to add, remove or amend line-item SOPs are considered standard operations and are treated as such.



Change refered to as C# for current and N# for new

Section 1

C1.1 remains
C1,2 moved to N1.3 so as to put C1.4 into N1.2 - made more scene to lump all the core concepts at the top
C1.3 moved to N1.4 due to above
C1.5 remains
C1.6 remains
C1.7 removed , its not a core value so was moved from the mission statement to Section 4 as a descriptor of regulars.
C1.8 moved to Section 3 as it is more a rule than a core value or missions statement.

Section 2

C2.2 moved to N2.3 to make room for new N2.2 
N2.2 Moved here from Section 4 as it describes operations for adding or removing officers
N2.4 Moved here from description of Section 3 as it describes the requirements for an operation to change rules.

Section 3

C-Description moved to Section 2 as it described the operational requirements to change rules
C3.2 Removed should be a per game SOP not a global community rule
C3.3 Removed as above
C3.4 retained now N3.2
C3.5 retained now N3.3
C3.6 retained now N3.4
C3.7 retained now N3.5
C3.8 retained now N3.6
C3.9 retained now N3.7
N3.8 moved from Section 1 as it it a rule rather then a core mission statement

Section 4

C4.1 unchanged
C4.2.1 moved into description as it is just that.
C4.2.1.1 retained moved up now N4.2.1
C4.2.1.2 removed as its not necessary and never done. People can read their own polls and see everything we can.
C4.2.2 - C4.2.7 retained 

C4.3.1 moved to description, because that's what it is.
C4.3.3 and C4.3.4 moved to Section 2 as N2.2.1 and N2.2.2 as they pertain to how operations must be conducted.
C4.3.6 - C4.3.6.x moved to new Section 5 to move definitions of officer rolls and thus offices to a separate section for clarity.
C4.3.7 retained now N4.3.3
C4.3.8 retained now N4.3.4
C4.3.9 retained now N4.3.5

Section 5

These are all C4.3.6.1-C4.3.6.5 moved into a new section to keep definitions of offices and thus offices in a separate section to more clearly define them.
C4.3.6.6 removed since they are no longer here.

Section 6

This text is a 1:1 copy of C5.0 moved to N6.0 purely as formatting only the numbers change 

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yes getting rid of the bloat is always a good start for those who want to make changes.

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I can't seem to vote but if I could vote I would vote no on the basis that the word fun is not included in the new charter changes.

Edited by Sovietpolarbear

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10 hours ago, Sovietpolarbear said:

I can't seem to vote but if I could vote I would vote no on the basis that the word fun is not included in the new charter changes.

Thats due to a change made back in February.



Your group is "Regulars" rather than "Donor Regulars"

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