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Two weeks after the peace treaty signature, public announcements have officialized the end of the war between the Republics of Rheinland and Liberty. Would you like to know more?
John McSilver, President of the Sirius Identification Commission has released a statement regarding an incoming sirius-wide Universal Transponder System update.
Quote:The SIC applaud the Bundesrepublik and the Republic of Liberty for re-establishing dialogue and putting an end to this situation despite years of war. War is an ugly thing. It doesn't only affect those who fought in it, it also affect their relatives whom often find themselves lost and unable to help people traumatized by the horrors of war. To all these people: Don't give up. They will need your support, even if they pretend they don't need it.
In order to celebrate these announcements, our engineers have been hard at work on a Sirius-wide transponder update to account for this major political development. All Rheinland and Liberty affiliated vessels will receive updated identification data as soon as they land on the nearest station.
All vessels using one of the following transponders are recommended to head for the nearest station as soon as possible to receive the update: - Liberty Navy
- Liberty Police
- Liberty Security Force
- Ageira Technologies
- Deep Space Engineering
- Universal Shipping
- Cryer Pharmaceuticals
- Orbital Spa & Cruise
- Synth Foods
- Rheinland Military
- Rheinland Police
- Kruger Minerals
- Republican Shipping
- ALG Waste Disposal
- Daumann Heavy Construction
Following the recent thread on hiring new oranges, here is the part you've all been waiting for the most - The part where you get to vote for your skypebuddies and try your best to make sure that mean kid who once told you somethin you didn't like, and even though you no longer remember what that thing was, you still hate him for it doesn't get any votes.
Check the second post for a mostly-alphabetical list of everyone who posted in the other thread, and pick the ones you consider most suitable for the next step, which would be getting interviewed by a group of caffeine-deprived greens in a dark room that smells like rat-rears. You're free to pick as many or as few names as you'd like, but keep in mind, the more names you include, the faster we'll scroll over your post.
Quote:Rule 1.0 Server administrators will impose sanctions on players for violating server rules and for any actions that harm server gameplay.
Rule 1.0 has been a tool used by the Admins in times past to rid the Community of toxic players that deliberately seek to harm server gameplay. In most cases, these individuals have skirted the rules, or taken extreme advantage of allowances within the rules with the intent to grieve others. For victims of this style of play, they are left helpless to counter such behavior and end up quitting the game entirely. When they do complain, they are shouted down and told to 'get gud'.
The following is a list of steps the Admins have agreed to take in dealing with players who have been accused by two or more parties of harming server gameplay, where tangible evidence is slight or nonexistent.
Step One:An Admin or preferably two, will meet with an accused troublemaker, discussing the complaints directed at him and how his behavior is disrupting server gameplay. In turn, the player may make a defense of his actions, explaining to the Admins his side of things. If, after the discussion, the person is found, in the judgement of the Admins, to be guilty of harming server gameplay, he will be officially warned in private, his actions henceforth being closely monitored. Hopefully, this will get his attention and the negative behavior will stop. If not, the Admins will proceed to Step Two.
Step Two:If complaints continue to come forth, or the Admins personally witness said disruption, the person causing trouble will get publicly sanctioned and warned of future ban if his disruptive behavior continues. If he fails to comply even to this, then it's on to Step Three.
Step Three:An enforced server ban of indefinite duration.
Rule 1.0 has always been a judgement call on the part of the Admins, and not one that has been used often. Some may have problems with it, due to the fact that evidence is sometimes difficult to present in cases like these. However, the Admins, like most of us here, want to see this Community prosper and grow. We definitely do not want to lose members easily, by rendering overly harsh judgements or being too lax in enforcing rules. We anticipate that most people we speak to will respond to Step One, or at least Step Two, if it gets that far. Step Three should be used rarely, and generally when it becomes painfully obvious that the person is deliberately trying to be disruptive.
This announcement is essentially for Admins in establishing protocol for use of Rule 1.0. We felt it important to let the Community know that we have established this protocol and will endeavor to use it in an effective manner in making this server a welcoming place for all.
From now on, Furries will be relegated to the Reservation, along with the Bronies, Ponies and other assorted non-Disco universe characters that have already been assigned there. They have no place in the RP environment of Disco. They will be removed if they are found in Transmission Bars or other areas of Role Play threads.
Please note: This is not a time to pile on those that are known to play Furries. They get persecuted enough and we will not tolerate any abuse that comes their way.