Policies

Bylaws

The Rebel Squadrons is governed by a set of written rules referred to as the Bylaws. These rules outline a code of conduct required of all members when communicating with each other or using RS resources; they also outline the organizational structure of the club. All policies in the RS are derived from these bylaws.

For more information, see The Rebel Squadrons Bylaws.

Forums

The RS Forums are overseen by the Internet Office. IO members check daily for offensive messages and will remove them if found. The following rules apply to usage of the forums:

  • No advertising for groups outside the Rebel Squadrons.
  • Visiting members of other clubs are expected to conduct themselves courteously. If courtesy is breached, we will contact the appropriate club leaders regarding the situation.

Please see the "Announcements" section of each individual forum for further rules regarding that forum.

IRC (Chat)

The Rebel Squadrons has an IRC Chatroom located on the Undernet, #RS_BAR_AND_GRILL. As a result, all members and users in the channel are to follow the guidelines set forth in this RS IRC Code of Conduct document and the Rebel Squadrons Bylaws when present. #RS_Bar_and_Grill is owned and managed by Admiral Shikkie Kaaran.

Several ops are also registered with CService to help administrate the channel on a daily basis. All users are to obey the commands of the ops. Any complaints about the ops are to be made to the Internet Officer, FA Joshua Hawkins.

The following document details the RS regulations enforced within the channel. They do not supersede anything contained within the RS Bylaws, and are intended to merely apply the Bylaws more specifically to IRC issues. The actions taken to enforce these policies are included with these regulations. Ops may not take actions beyond what is listed in this document except to temporarily ban a user that poses an immediate threat to the channel, or to maintain control within the channel. However, the Internet Officer has the right to alter any punishment on a case by case basis, including increasing or decreasing punishments.

The Internet Office reserves the right to invoke and change any policies at any time. H.E.I.R. will always be followed in any RS owned IRC room. If H.E.I.R is not followed, it is up to the resident OPs to deal with the offense as needed. Upto and including Bans.

Note on the #RS_Bar_and_Grill from the IO : There are regulars there which may to appear at times unruly. However, outside of whatever abuse they give each other, everyone is welcome at any time in the Bar and Grill. Please note, it is not wise to provoke the residents, they can bite back. With all seriousness, the B&G is a very friendly place open to all, and everyone is welcome.

Complaints or Reporting of Violation of Code of Conduct:

Chain of Command
All complaints or reports of Code of Conduct violations are to be sent to the Internet Officer. As a result, all matters will be handled through the B&G Chain of Command. The primary Chain of Command of the B&G is as follows: Internet Officer -> Fleet Commander -> High Command.

IRC Information Site


The IRC Website can be found Here. Found on this page is information about the RS' chat presence, a tutorial on how to connect to the IRC chat server, and other things both new members and old can appreciate(such as the rules listed above, a complete channel listing containing the names of the chat rooms for each fleet in the RS, etc.)

Mission/Level Creation

LucasArts New Level Agreement

The RS has extended the life and enjoyability of LucasArts games by creating and distributing modified components of said games - usually custom missions or levels. Various RS groups rely on this method to create new, relevant material to this day.

According to LucasArts License Agreements, these modifications are legal under certain conditions, which all members who modify games for the RS (missionmakers, level creators, and so forth) are required to follow:

"New Levels are data that modify, add to, or substitute for data in the Software, thus modifying, adding to, or replacing levels provided by LucasArts Entertainment Company, LLC (LEC) in the Software. New Levels may be permitted by LEC, in its sole discretion, on the following conditions. You agree that the following conditions apply to your creation of any New Levels:

  1. New Levels must work only with the retail version of the Software, and may not work with any demo or OEM versions of the Software.
  2. New Levels may not modify COM, EXE, DLL or other executable files.
  3. New Levels must not contain any illegal, scandalous, illicit, defamatory, libelous, or objectionable material (as may be determined by LEC in its sole discretion), or any material that infringes any trademarks, copyrights, protected works, publicity, proprietary, or other rights of any third party or of LEC.
  4. New Levels may not include any LEC sound effects or music files or portions thereof.
  5. New Levels must identify in every description file, on-line description, read-me, and in comments in the New Level code: (a) the name, address, and an e-mail address of the level's creators, and (b) the following disclaimer: "THIS LEVEL IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, ELEMENTS TM & (C) LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY."
  6. New Levels may not be sold, bartered, or distributed with any other product for which any charge is made (other than incidental charges for time spent online), but rather must be distributed free of charge.
  7. By distributing or permitting the distribution of any New Levels, all creators or owners of any trademark, copyright, or other right, title or interest therein grant to LEC an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable right to distribute the New Level by any means (whether now known or hereafter invented) derivative works thereof, and to charge for the distribution of such New Level or derivative work, with no obligation to account to any of the creators or owners of the New Level in any manner."

(Reprinted from the Jedi Knight/Mysteries of the Sith manual.)