1. Standardized Rules for Legal Factions

The following sets a standard that all legal factions must abide and follow by. Faction policies and processes should be updated to reflect these rules.

 

When denying entry to a faction, by recruitment or reinstatement, factions must make the full denial reason known to the applicant. This is suggested to be done on the public responses, such as reinstatement denial for transparency, but private messages are also an acceptable alternative. "Does not meet standards / is not qualified" is not a sufficient reason. It must be specific. The applicant should not have to ask for this to be done. This is for both in character and out of character.

Factions may not issue any out of character punishments against members of the LS-RP Staff Team for any server rule / common violations, such as an OOC suspension for having an attitude. When a situation arises, factions should report to the Head of Testers or Head of Admins immediately.

Disagreements with other faction leaders should be raised to and mediated by the faction's rank 1 before escalated to a report to the Head of Legal. A report should be used as the last resort when factions in a conflict are unable to come to an agreement.

Any faction changes that affect other legal factions must be discussed with and approved by Head of Legal.

Factions cannot force actions upon another faction's members or attempt to influence decisions against them in another faction. An example is SD trying to have a PD member punished for whatever reason.

Promotions to Command ranks must meet the faction's own promotion criteria; a faction leader cannot promote people before their eligibility simply to fill spots. An example is PD promoting a Sergeant to Captain simply to fill a Bureau ACO spot); alternatively, everybody should have a fair and equal chance at progressing in to limited / prestigious roles.

When denying entry to a faction's unit / division / group / upgrade applications / etc, factions must make the full denial reason known to the applicant. This can communicated by word of mouth, a private message or any other convenient way of communicating as long as it's done. "Does not meet standards / is not qualified" is not a sufficient reason. It must be specific. The applicant should not have to ask for this to be done. This is for both in character and out of character. This is to promote fairness and transparency.

Players may not be banned from a faction forum unless they are maliciously spamming the forum, advertising or are a spam bot account.

Legal Faction Leaders may not recruit anybody into their faction who is currently in another legal faction of the same type. This includes:

  • A player in a police faction (LSSD) joining another police faction (LSPD)
  • A player in a medical faction (LSFD) joining another medical faction (AmeriCare)

This does not apply to the Government and Courts factions.