Rules

  1. No trolling of any kind
  2. No spamming (except for the Crap Page)
  3. No abusing of group manager privileges
  4. No inappropriate/hateful/racist posts
  5. Don't get your TPT account banned without an adequate reason
  6. Don't lie about anything serious to a Commanding Officer

Rights

  1. If you believe a received probation to be unwarranted, you may request a trial.
  2. You have the right to warranted criticism only. Therefore you may not criticize another member without merit.
  3. All members, even Seaman Apprentice, may post a new topic whenever they want. However, if this leads to spam, this right is revoked for some time. If the post is highly profane or malevolent towards another user, this right may be revoked indefinitely.
  4. All members may request a voucher to protect them from the next IMC/IRC. You just need to give a reason for needing the voucher.
  5. You always have the right to complain about anything. Anything. Doesn't mean it will change anything though.
Every member, even the Seaman Apprentice, have rights in BMN. Certain rights may be revoked if a probation is received.

Contribution Rules

Anyone may make a contribution to the group. It will serve to further your place in BMN, as well as get you a bit more well known. Any and all contributions made to BMN become our property. i.e. if you make a new logo, and then get perma-banned from the group, that logo belongs to BMN, and we may continue to use it.


Information Leakage

Leaking BMN information can be a serious offence. All members are supposed to be responsible and mature enough to not tell non-BMN members information held within BMN. Especially to Banned Members. Giving information to Banned members will lead to discharge and perma-banning.


Post Rules

Anyone may make a post while respecting these rules. If you don't follow these rules once you will be warned and your post will be hidden, the next time you will get a probation.

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Probation Punishments

For anything excessively profane, if you got banned for it in TPT, you will be demoted and placed on level 3 probation for 4 weeks, then you will be moved to level 1 probation.
If you get 5 punishments like this, you will be banned from the group.

For any other few-days ban, the Fleet Admiral will ask you for the reason and then ask jacob1 about it. If the reasons don't match, you will be demoted once.
For any unnecessary ban that has been repeated, a trial and a hearing will be convened. This will determine what punishment is given, if any.

Probation Levels

Trials

For any severe (or at least partially) offence made by an Admiral, a trial will be convened. There shall be a prosecutor, defence attorney, jury of peers (people of the same counsel), testimonials and a judge (the current Fleet Admiral). All people participating in this trial will have their ranks suspended for reasons against biased judgement, except the judge.
Any actual offence made by an Admiral is more serious than that of any other member, obviously. But if an Admiral is being prosecuted, no one below the AC sit-in Commander may post to the thread. Breaking this rule is punishable by discharge.