CONSTITUTION OF THE
   SANTHARIAN RPG BOARD


The Constitution of the Santharian Role Playing Board was set up as a guideline for people who'd like to take administrative positions on the board and thus have an important function for making a part of the Dream work. This function should be fulfilled to the best of everyone's abilities. It is not required to follow everything defined here until the last comma, but the regulations here should help all administration members to know about their own responsibilities and powers.

 

 

"We stand together, side by side
With guiding care and modest pride,
And take whatís true and just and free
And stretch it Ďcross the land and sea."

 

Article I:
THE ADMINISTRATORS

 

SECTION ONE. PRE-REQUISITES.
 

CLAUSE 1. KNOWLEDGE. An administrator should have extensive knowledge on at least one of the following, or sufficient knowledge in many: Human Tribes, elven Tribes, other tribes, Geography and Geographical characteristics, Magic and the process of magic, weaponry and the use and characteristics of specific weapons, and any other areas which is deemed important in both the critiquing of Character descriptions and the maintenance of Role Playing Games and Role Playing Game requests.

CLAUSE 2. ACTIVITY AND RESOURCES. An administrator must, before entering office, be active on the boards for at least 3 months and have sufficient resources to visit the board each day. He or she will also need a means to contact others through some means outside the board, preferably through two or more types of popular instant messenger. Administrators will need to be able to attend large group discussions and be easily reached in case of an emergency.

CLAUSE 3. EXPERIENCE. Unless there is a special case, only those who are or have been moderators or character commenters in the past can become administrators. They should have been part of some kind of administration for a long enough time to be accustomed to the processes on the board. It is also preferred that an administrator, before entering office, be knowledgeable on the responsibilities and powers of the position and understand what is expected of them.

CLAUSE 4: DETERMINATION AND VISION: Determination and vision should carry through to the entire term of an administratorís term in office. If a candidate doesnít believe he or she possesses these traits, then more than likely the position will not be gained or may be taken away if gained. Similarly, if a current administrator lacks these traits, then he or she should reassess their reasons for being part of the administration. Administrators who are driven, who want to be part of the administration, and who are eager to help out are vital to the stability of the boards as a whole. An administrator should have intelligent foresight, a basic plan, and a path down which he or she would like to see the boards go.

 

SECTION TWO. ELECTION PROCESS.
 

Need and/or qualification allowing, a new administrator may be selected from one of the moderators, though such occurrences should be rare as to allow for a more functional and efficient administration. It is the duty of the administrators to make a selection based on the criteria mentioned in Section One. All of the administrators must be in accordance before promoting a moderator into the administration.
 

 

SECTION THREE. POWERS AND DUTIES
 

CLAUSE 1. ACTIVITY AND INVOLVEMENT. An administrator should be active at all times unless on temporary leave to deal with a personal or academic issue, in which case he or she should give warning to his or her fellow administrators before taking leave. If this leave extends for 6 weeks or more, the administrator risks losing his or her title, though the title can only be revoked if all the other administrators agree to such actions. If an administrator is gone without notification for a week, he or she will be warned and, if not response is made without the subsequent three days, his or her title may be revoked. Administrators should also partake in discussions directly effecting Santharia as often as possible, and should, unless of temporary leave, check the Administrative Forum (only available to admins) at least once a day, responding to any issues that need to be dealt with.

CLAUSE 2. ASSIGNING TITLES. It is the obligation of the Administration to make sure that all the information contained in a character description is reasonable and correct. Administrators have the power of titling, and thus ultimately decide if and when a character profile is ready to enter the Role-playing portion of the boards. At least two administrators or character creation moderators must approve of a character profile before it can be titled.

CLAUSE 3. CREATING AND EXECUTING RULES. All rules must be agreed on by 80% of the administration before execution of them begins. Any administrator can put forth a proposal for a new rule (whether it be of their own making or the making of someone else) either by posting it in the Administrative Forum or presenting it during a discussion. He or she, however, must gain the consent and approval of the rest of the administrators before this rule is presented to the other members. If, after the course of two weeks, the majority of the administrators have approved of a regulation but a few have not or have yet to comment on it, the rule may be implemented.

CLAUSE 4. ESTABLISHING ROLE PLAYING FORUMS. The administrator must read and respond to any role-playing game proposals brought forth by a member. It is the duty of the administrator to consider these proposals and make sure that the plot can exist within the Santharian world. If two administrators approve of the role-playing game story, a forum can be created for it with the creator as the moderator after receiving enough sign-ups.

CLAUSE 5: ASSIGNING AND RELEGATING ROLES. Administrators have the power to assign roles to members, making them mini-moderators, moderators, or administrators, as well as to take those roles away, making administrators moderators, mini-moderators to members, etc. An administrator may only assign moderators to forums if the forum is a private role-playing game that isnít under the control of the administration, as the town role-plays are. In the cases of these town role-playing games and the other forums of the board, 80% of administrators must agree to the member being assigned to the position or being regulated to a lower position before such actions are taking. If a member requests to be regulated, no agreement between the administrators is needed. However, if a member wants to again regain that role, the administrators must all agree that they should take back their former role.

CLAUSE 6. BANNING MEMBERS. If a memberís behavior is consistently inappropriate even after several warnings, the administrators have the choice to ban the user. Every member of the administration, including the founder (Artimidor Federkiel), must approve of the banning before it is done. If the decision on whether or not a member should be banned holds out for two weeks and, though 80% of administrators believe the persons in question should be banned but the other administrators have not decided, the member may be banned. The member, before being banned, has the right to know why he or she is receiving a punishment of this magnitude.

CLAUSE 7. CLOSING AND DELETING THREADS AND POSTS. If a thread anywhere on the boards becomes the center of conflict among two or more persons, an administrator has the right to close it in order to stop the argument. This should, of course, be an extremely rare act. Threads are only to be closed if the argument turns ugly, and include crude or obscene behavior or bluntly offensive remarks. An administrator should gain the consent of at least one other administrator before taking these actions. A thread or post can only be deleted with the consent of all the administrators or by the consent of the original creator of the topic.

 

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