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    [ArticGunZ] General Rules for ArticGunZ and Procedures Code


    General Rules for ArticGunZ and Procedures Code

    Chapter I: General Rules and Interpretation Principles

    Art. 1 - TACIT ACCEPTANCE AND SCOPE OF THE RULES. This rules will govern the whole server called "Artic GunZ". The mere action of playing in it implies a tacit acceptance of this rules. In no case shall be accepted the ignorance of these rules as a way to justify any actions.

    Art. 2 - MODIFICATION. These rules may be modified in any moment, without previous notice, by the Administrative Team, and in no case it will constitute an obligation of any type to give explanations about what was modified.

    Art. 3 - CASES THAT AREN'T EXPRESSED IN THE RULES. In case of lack of a rule that specifically suggest a solution for a particular case, it will be left to the discretion of the operative team who, based on the equity and the analogical application of the here enumerated precepts, will resolve the case in the most convenient way.

    Art. 4 - FORM. The formal requirements required in these regulations make the proper exercise of the claim, and failing that, it will be rejected "in limine".

    Art. 5 - CONVENTIONS. The conventions pacted between users are for the users involved in it a rule to which they have to submit like the regulation itself. The operative team of Artic GunZ will not interfere in this conventions, whatever the type of them may be, except of those that contradict expressly the rules, and are related to an illicit object.

    If the Staff intervenes and it is shown that the convention was according to the rules, the operative team will have the obligation to restore the situation prior to the intervention.

    Art. 6 - ILLICIT OBJECT. It will be understood as a illicit object, any purpose in which one or more of the services agreed contradict the regulations.

    Art. 7 - WAY OF COUNTING THE DAYS. All intervals expressed herein are counted in calendar days, except days where for reason beyond control of the users nor the Staff, the forum is not accessible. However, for this cas fortuit to be demonstrated, who claims the benefit of those days not to be counted, will have to present evidence related to the detriment of his defense right. Otherwise, he'll not be able to claim this benefit, and the days will be counted as operating days.

    Art. 7 bis - DAY. START AND END. The day is the interval that runs between midnight to midnight; the terms will not be counted from moment to moment, nor by hours, but rather from the midnight when the day ends.

    Art. 8 - PROOFS. GENERAL RULE. ANALOGY. The proof will have to produce by the mediums expressly provided by this rules and by others that Staff can dispose, by request of the party or ex officio, if they don't affect the moral or players or third parties personal liberties, or aren't expressly prohibited for the case. The proof mediums that aren't mentioned by this rules shall process aplying by analogy the dispositions of those who are similar or by what the operative team says.

    Chapter II: Process and Competence

    Art. 9 - COMPETENCE. The competence in matters will be ruled according to the next subsections:

    a) In cases about common sanctions, it will understand in first instance any Game Master or higher ranked Staff member. If any Game Master understood in the case as a first instance, and the resolution was for the negative, he will have the right to appeal via the ordinary way, in which cases, a General Moderator and an Administrator or a Developer will understand in this second instance. In cases where the affected understand that there was a notorious violation of the rules, and only in those cases, the right to appeal via the extraordinary way, will be allowed, in which it will understand an Administrator or an Owner, that can't be the same who solved the case in second instance.

    b) In cases about severe sanctions, it will understand in first instance any General Moderator or higher ranked Staff member. If any General Moderator understood in the case as a first instance, and the resolution was for the negative, he will have the right to appeal via the ordinary way, proving that a serious contradiction in its resolution or that it wasn't resolved according to what the rules say. In those cases, an Administrator or a Developer will understand in this second instance. In cases where the affected understand that there was a notorious violation of the rules, and only in those cases, the right to appeal via the extraordinary way, will be allowed, in which it will understand an Administrator or an Owner, that can't be the same who solved the case in second instance.

    c) In cases about donations, it will only understand as first and only instance an Owner. His resolution is unappealable.

    d) In case of extreme importance, doubt or a sensible case, it will understand the whole group of Developers, Administrators and Owners. It will be the only instance in that case, and it will be decided by simple majority. It is unappealable.

    e) Any member of the operative team is empowered to drive the process, and to perform minor procedures, except in cases of extreme gravity.


    Art. 10 - ORDINARY REPORT PROCESS. OPENING. In the case of a report dealing with ordinary affairs, it will have to propose clearly:

    a) Character Name of who is reporting.
    b) Character Name of who is reported.
    c) The objective of the report.
    d) The facts on what is based, proved according to what the penalty for each item specified.
    e) The request, in clear, exact and precise terms.

    Art. 11 - EXTRAORDINARY REPORT PROCESS. OPENING. In the case of a report dealing on sensitive and / or extremely serious issues, it may refer the report according to the above article, but avoiding extreme precision required in all the above. They will have to start the report clearly with "SPECIAL PROCEDURE". If it is rejected "in limine", because the Staff considers that it isn't comprehended in the cases named in this article, and could be raised via the ordinary way, the users is not entitled to do an ordinary report, having lost all possibility of action. The Staff will have to accept o reject the report urgently.

    Art. 12 - NOTIFICATION TO THE OTHER PART. In the case of an ordinary report, a staff member will answer it with (at most) three days from being raised. It will be let open to the other part for 1 day, which may present evidence claiming his innocence. If the opposing party doesn't present anything, it will be passed to the issuance of the resolution. The report reception and the notification can be made by any member of the Staff. This doesn't apply to the extraordinary process.

    Art. 13 - RESOLUTION. The competent member of Staff will deliver the resolution, based on the facts and claims of who reports. It must be stated clearly and concisely. This resolution ends the instance.

    Art. 14 - APPEAL. In the case of common report, to be seen on ordinary matters, you may appeal the decision within 15 days of dictated. Otherwise, it will be firm. In the case of common report, to be seen on special issues, you may appeal the decision within 10 days of dictated. Resolutions of extraordinary reports are not appealable.

    Art. 15 - APPEAL (II). The appeal will focus on the issues that seemed dubious or that the resolution seemed wrong. In the case of ordinary appeal, it will have five days to answer it. In the case of the extraordinary appeal, it will have 7 days to answer it. There is no notification to the other. The member of Staff will be limited to answering the disputed points, and nothing else.

    Art. 16 - CLARIFICATION. The part will be able to ask, via private message to the Staff member who solved the case, a clarification about obscure phrases, typos, or words. The clarification doesn't expires, and the Staff member will be able to clarify what he considers convenient to the case.

    Art. 17 - RESIUDICATA. There can't be two decisions on the same case, unless extraordinary case where a decision of a member of the Staff with higher rank is overlapped in the same instance.

    Chapter III: PUNISHABLE OFFENSES

    Art. 18 - COMMON AND SEVERE SANCTIONS. CLASSIFICATION. It will be understood as common sanctions, those mentioned in the articles 19 to 25. It will be understood as severe sanctions, the rest of the articles in this chapter.

    Art. 19 - FORCE LAG/SPIKE (LADDER AND CLANWAR ONLY). The user will be punished with a minimum ban of five days, which may be increased by the number of reports or repeated infringements by the user. To successfully prove this offense, you must attach to the report 4 OR MORE photos of DIFFERENT ROUNDS where you see the user with a ping higher than 350. If a replay is also included (in case of spik), the penalty will be enlarged or based (in case of spik) at the discretion of the staff member. Photos with a slightly lower ping, or less pictures than required will be taken into account, but a smaller ban applies, at the discretion of the Staff, and will be used primarily for the purpose of setting records.

    Art. 20 - BUG ABUSE. The user will be punished with a minimum of one-month ban, which may be increased by the number of reports or repeated infringements the user possesses, or at the discretion of the staff member. This issue can be proved by any way, and is up to the staff member who answers the question the merit of it.

    Art. 21 - INTENTIONAL FEEDING OR TROLLING IN LADDER. The user will be punished with a minimum 1 day ban, which may be increased by the number of reports or repeated infringements the user possesses. To successfully prove this offense, you must attach CONCLUSIVE PROOFS OF THE SITUATION (4 photos, or whose the situation determines as adequate) in distinct rounds where the user is AFK, intentional feeding the other team or "trolling", or, a replay of the Ladder in his defect. The lack of playing skills is not a bannable offense in any case. There is no right to do an unban appeal in none cases. The term "trolling" will be understood as the intentional obstruction or annoying in the match, always that the sanctioned player has had in mind that intention

    Art. 21 bis - BEING AFK OR AUSENT IN LADDER. The user will be punished with a minimum 1 day ban, which may be increased by the number of reports or repeated infringements the user possesses. To successfully prove this offense, you must attach CONCLUSIVE PROOFS OF THE SITUATION (preferably more than 1 photo, one when starts, other when finishes) where the user can be seen AFK with damage 0 and ausent (in both photos must be shown the scoreboard), or, a replay of the Ladder in his defect. The sanctioned user has the right to do an unban appeal in the first two sanctions that has to be with this cause. It will not be accepted any unban appeal after the two first opportunities

    Art. 21 ter - LEAVE A LADDER MATCH. The user will be punished with a minimum 1 day ban, which may be increased by the number of reports or repeated infringements the user possesses. To successfully prove this offense, you must attach a photo where can be seen the user leaving the room ("Player has left the game"), or, a replay of the Ladder in his defect. In this article it must be clarified the following:
    1- In all the cases the sanctioned user has the right to ask for an immediate unban in the first two times he is punished, except, when the disconnection is intentional (f. ex., the user complains about his team and leaves).
    2- The member of the operative team responsible of the report has the decission over the sanction of the reported user, either justifiably the no-sanction by: a. Emergency situation of the reported, b. non-reiterated situation of the reported user, c. no guilty situation of the reported (f. ex., outage of electricity, outage of internet connection, etcetera)

    Art. 22 - PUBLICITY. The user will be punished with a permanent ban as evidence that another publicized GunZ Online Server occur. This issue can be proved by any way, and is up to the staff member who answers the question the merit of it.

    Art. 23 - INSULTS/THREATS TO ANOTHER USERS, TO A STAFF MEMBER OR THE SERVER. The user will be punished with a minimum ban of five days, which may be increased at the discretion of the member of Staff. This issue can be proved by any way, and is up to the staff member who answers the question the merit of it.

    Art. 24 - SWAP. The user will be punished with a reset to level 1 and bounty -1000, followed by a maximum 10-day ban, which will decide whether the case should deem it relevant. The single proposition swap in the chat, will be sufficient motive for a ban of 3-5 days. In the case of Swap between clans, all the members involved will be banned for 1 month, and the clan will be closed. This issue can be proved by any way, and is up to the staff member who answers the question the merit of it.

    Art. 25 - ACTING AS GM/USING NAMES THAT START WITH GM_ OR EM_. The user will be punished with a minimum ban of 10 days, which may be increased at the discretion of the member of Staff, and may become permanent.

    Art. 25 bis - INAPPROPRIATE NAME/NOT ALLOWED IN THE SERVER. In the case of using an inappropriate name or not allowed name that AREN'T counter to the rules of the server (look at Art. 22 and Art. 23) but at the same time gives to the user a benefit and are being modified outside of the allowed character (bugs, glitches, unexpected errors in the web page or the server) the operative team reserves the right to modify the name without previous warning. For example names with characters like " " (namespace), "," (coma), names with less characters than four, names with more characters than thirteen, etcetera.

    Art. 26 - UNDERCLOCK/OVERCLOCK/ILLEGAL PROGRAM USE. The user will be punished with a permanent ban and a ban of IP and Hardware ID. It is considered illegal program to anyone that will provide an advantage (even minimal) to the player using it. This issue can be proved by any way, and is up to the staff member who answers the question the merit of it.

    Art. 26 bis - ILLEGAL PROGRAMS REQUEST.
    It will be punishable the offer or request of illegal programs or incitement to any offense other regulations. The penalty of it will be left at the discretion of the Staff.

    Art. 27 - EX OFFICIO SANCTION. Staff members may, and should, punish any offense automatically that they detect by themselves. They shall make a report for information only. Exclude from this requirement to Swap sanctions, except Clan Swap ones.

    Art. 27 bis - EMERGENCY. If an extraordinary situation occurs where a state of extreme gravity on the server is verified, Administrators, Developers or is verified GM may ban without proof users offenses to these rules. Exclude these situations the requirement of the preceding article.

    Art. 28 - SANCTION EVADING. If a user avoids a penalty imposed, he will not be protected by the due process and the Staff shall take such action as it deems necessary in this regard.

    Chapter IV: FINAL ACLARATIONS

    Art. 29 - TASK DELEGATION. At any time, a senior Staff member may delegate a case to a lower ranked Staff member, considering it better able to solve it, but he must do so expressly, and under his responsibility.

    Art. 30 - IN DUBIO PRO REO. In case of doubt, it shall be in favor of innocence of the accused user. This rule cannot be controverted.

    Art. 31 - ADDITIONS.
    In case of additions to this rules, they will apply from the date they were added, but the Staff can also invoke them by analogy to other pre-existent items.

    Administrative Team.
    Last edited by Supplier; 01-04-2016 at 01:05 PM.

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    Re: [ArticGunZ] General Rules for ArticGunZ and Procedures Code

    A little modification has been done about threats in the article n. 23 (ddos, hack, risk of life, etc)

    Art. 23 - INSULTS/THREATS TO ANOTHER USERS, TO A STAFF MEMBER OR THE SERVER.


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    Re: [ArticGunZ] General Rules for ArticGunZ and Procedures Code

    A slight modification has been done on the general rules:

    -- Added a bis on the Art. 25.


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    Re: [ArticGunZ] General Rules for ArticGunZ and Procedures Code

    A complete modification in the old Art. 21

    -- Added a bis on the Art. 21
    -- Added a ter on the Art. 21


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    Re: [ArticGunZ] General Rules for ArticGunZ and Procedures Code

    A slight modification has been done on the general rules:

    -- Modified the ter on the Art. 21.


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    Re: [ArticGunZ] General Rules for ArticGunZ and Procedures Code

    A new modification has been done. Art. 20


 

 

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