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    This post is to be used as a guide on ALL matters and questions that may arise concerning how HoP is governed. All the essential explanations/links/info to anything that pertains to HoP are given below.

    Clan Owner
    Not a rank, but a person/group of people owning HoP Clan and by this virtue having absolute final power. Clan owners are also free to ask for donations and to receive donations on the part of HoP. Owners choose to delegate their power as to the accord noted below in goodwill of the Clan. Owners can be active/passive and choose how much they are involved in clan day to day operations. Thus all the following ranks are spawn:

    Leader
    Leader is a forum rank and highest overall rank, that is given to specific members of the Clan that are also members of Management and Staff,- all of which have specific tasks and jobs that they do for the community that are not associated with just playing and staying active on the forum. These tasks require additional investment of time and effort to the benefit of the community. What separates Leaders from other members of Management is that Leaders have the sole power to execute strategically important decisions for the community that are beyond their managerial regular day to day duties. Meaning Management can only suggest or additionally advise Leaders on issues that are beyond the tasks that they specifically perform, while only the Leaders have the sole power to execute or forfeit any kinds of strategical decisions for the Clan. Nobody can be promoted to a Leader rank as it's not considered a rank by virtue of promotion. Leader status can only be assigned by Owners / Current Leaders of the clan due to a specific need in handling increased amount of strategically important decisions for the clan. Leaders are therefore obliged to always strive to find a consensus within themselves on all strategical matters where conflict arises. Also it is only right that a Clan keeps Leaders amount to a bare minimum as the efficiency of decisions is inversely correlated to amount of Leaders. So in essence a Clan Leader is not something that a member can aspire to become.

    Management / Staff / Sysop
    Management (Staff) is a forum and server rank that is 2nd highest overall rank, and is only given to specific members (including all current Leaders),- all of which have specific tasks and jobs that they do for the community, that are not associated with just playing and staying active on the forum. Every member of Management including current Leaders should dedicate their time in performing specific tasks that are given to them to their uttermost capabilities for the Clan benefit, else they lose their credibility in representing the clan and are not considered to be in management any longer. Besides performing their specific tasks, each member of the management has a right to suggest/advise current Leaders on strategical decisions/directions for the Clan, while digressing any final executive power to Leaders (as any community member basically). Any member can by virtue of performing tasks that are in demand, but not occupied by anybody, become a member of Management via promotion. Also same by virtue of creating new essential tasks to the Clan by creative expansion. Every member of Management is given a Sysop rank on the servers which signifies their belonging to Management with some practical extra commands on the servers, not available to other ranks. Overall a Sysop/Leader/Management is not to be considered someone above an S-Admin rank on the server/forum aside from specific duties that member governs and is solely competent in, or competent as a group in. Sysop responsibilities/tasks and commands also include those of S-Admins on server/forum. Not all members of Management are given Admin/Moderator status on forum, but all are given a rank of Sysop on server and Staff on forum. Management unspoken and unwritten duties include duties like being fair in conflicts, meanwhile making sure that not a single conflict gets too unreasonable between any two parties and starts being detremental to the Clan in general, being good to regulars etc. Any responsibility that is not delegated to specific ranks and corresponding members of HoP in this post, by default becomes a responsibility of Management. Below is the list (via link) of duties and responsibilities that are absolute must for current appointed Management to execute: http://houseofpainserver.co.uk/community/threads/leaders-managment-roles-responsibilities.737/

    S-Admin
    Is a forum and server rank that is 3rd highest overall rank and is the highest rank that clan members can acheive without becoming a member of the Leadership/Management team by simple virtue of having fun, playing and staying active. S-Admins are direct extension of HoP Management who ensure that clan policies are being followed on servers/forum, nevertheless S-Admins are to be treated equal to former. S-Admin is given by virtue of being very active member on servers and on forum. To become S-Admin one has to first go through all the previous rank steps from Trial to Admin and then stay active on both servers and forum to be considered a worthy candidate. S-Admins, as every member of the clan are also welcomed to give suggestions/solutions on their own merit for clan benefit. Below is the list of duties and responsibilities that are absolute must for S-Admins to execute:

    1. Be a very active member of the HouseOfPain community both on the server and the forums.

    2. Act in a manner that is at all times serving in a goodwill of the clan regardless of if you are having a bad game or not. Meaning expressing yourself in all fullness is allowed, but do not show constant systematic hate, negativity, vitrol and spoil other people fun, but add to the fun as much as possible.


    3. Making sure that players are following the outlined clan/forum & server rules at all times.

    4. Making sure the teams are even at all times.

    5. Keeping the server clean from abusive & disruptive players including cheaters (unless it's absolutely, without a reasonable doubt clear a player is cheating - ban on sight, otherwise be sure to record a demo and post it in suspected cheaters section).

    6. Report any server issues etc. to Management via forums.

    7. Communicate with all other Admins clearly & fairly & with respect.

    8. When using your commands or privileges make sure you do not abuse your position yourself, meaning become the abuser.

    9. You must use your commands and privileges to handle any common sense situation without asking Management unnecessarily for validity of those actions. Meaning your full power has been given to you in goodwill, to act while Management does not interfere with your actions as long as they are not clearly categorized as a conduct detrimental to the clan.

    10. Restrict blatant advertising of other servers on HoP Main Servers/Forums (friends of HoP are allowed certain freedoms in terms of privately sharing info about events/scrimwars etc. yet not allowing to post things like other server IP's in public chat or call our members/regulars away to other servers, thus damaging our traffic. Forums are more liberal, but still restrictive to events that simply take HoP members without giving us nothing back).

    Admin
    Is a forum and server rank that is 4th highest overall rank and is given to members of the clan by simple virtue of having fun, playing and staying active. Admins are direct extension of S-Admins who either have not become S-Admins yet and are in line for future promotion if they prove themselves to be worthy candidates, or are only active members of the clan on servers and not active on forums. This means that Admin is a rank for those members who Admin the servers without getting into forum activities. To become Admin one has to first go through all the previous rank steps from Trial to Clan and then stay at least active on servers (preferably on forum as well of course) to be considered a worthy candidate. Below is the list of duties and responsibilities that are absolute must for Admins to execute:

    1. Be a very active member of the HouseOfPain community on the server (forums optional).

    2. Act in a manner that is at all times serving in a goodwill of the clan regardless of if you are having a bad game or not. Meaning expressing yourself in all fullness is allowed, but do not show constant systematic hate, negativity, vitrol and spoil other people fun, but add to the fun as much as possible.

    3. Making sure that players are following the outlined clan & server rules at all times.

    4. Making sure the teams are even at all times.

    5. Keeping the server clean from abusive & disruptive players including cheaters (unless it's absolutely, without a reasonable doubt clear a player is cheating - ban on sight, otherwise be sure to record a demo and post it in suspected cheaters section).

    6. Communicate with all other Admins clearly & fairly & with respect.

    7. When using your commands or privileges make sure you do not abuse your position yourself, meaning become the abuser.

    8. You must use your commands and privileges to handle any common sense situation without asking Management unnecessarily for validity of those actions. Meaning your full power has been given to you in goodwill, to act while Management does not interfere with your actions as long as they are not clearly categorized as a conduct detrimental to the clan.

    9. Restrict blatant advertising of other servers on HoP Main Servers (friends of HoP are allowed certain freedoms in terms of privately sharing info about events/scrimwars etc. yet not allowing to post things like other server IP's in public chat or call our members/regulars away to other servers, thus damaging our traffic).

    Clanmember
    A member who has fully become accepted to the clan according to rules of recruitment. Clanmember enjoys all the benefits and privileges of being in the clan and by virtue of staying active both on servers and forums has an opportunity for future promotions in reasonable time by virtue of acting in goodwill of the clan. Clanmembers do not have any duties besides representing the clan in goodwill and know the rules of forum and the servers.

    Trial
    A member who has not yet fully become accepted to the clan according to rules of recruitment, but has been given the opportunity to become a clanmember in a reasonable time. Trial enjoys all the benefits and privileges of being in the clan and by virtue of staying active both on servers and forums has an opportunity for future promotions in reasonable time by virtue of acting in goodwill of the clan. Trial members do not have any duties besides representing the clan in goodwill and know the rules of forum and the servers.


    Regular
    Regulars are players who are considered to be outside of the clan no matter if they frequent servers and/or forums. Regulars are to be protected from abuse, treated with respect and members of the clan should always strive to help regulars to have as much fun on our platforms as possible and not take away from their fun. Regulars on the other hand have an obligation to follow server/forum rules as anyone else and also not take away fun from our members. All else is governed by common sense.

    CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES

    Equality
    Every player is considered equal no matter of his/her rank/status/achievements/former contributions/being a founder etc. Everybody on HoP servers/forums/media has equal stand when communicating with anybody in the community as well as equal rights to growth, prosperity, fun, becoming more prominent member in the community etc. Players all ages, from all walks of life no matter of the gender, race etc. shall all be treated as equals. No special treatment is reserved for anybody in the community in terms of their position in the community. All voices are to be heard and respected and treated as equal as long as all parties act overall in a goodwill towards each other and the clan. We are not talking about politically correct equality which is fake equality, but equality that stems from every player right to a personal space in this community.

    Freedom Of Speech And Opinion
    Every player can speak out on anything and voice his/her opinions freely on all of HoP platforms. Freedom of Speech does not concern itself, as such, of people personal likes/dislikes to what's being spoken out, as the real freedom of speech never was meant to please all people all the time. Also this means no censorship whatsoever. Players have to be mindful, however, that this freedom does bear a responsibility on everyone to speak in goodwill towards each other and the clan as to not bring systematic and consistent objective hate speech, malice, vitriol, conflicts, dwelling on negativity etc. that is targeted to clearly deny any constructive positive communication and serves to intentionally and systematically undermine certain individuals and thus whole community. Everything is allowed to be, but if the conduct of someone is being detremental to the clan admins on forum/servers have the right and an obligation to step in without hesitation to not only clean it up, but also show a real effort in trying to reconcile both opposing parties.

    Freedom Of Expression
    There is plenty of space for everybody to feel important in all of our platforms. We are welcoming and respecting every player creativity and freedom to express themselves and have fun. As long as the expression is not being detrimental to the clan and its goals, this expression is welcomed. Of course one has to be mindful of not abusing the chatspace etc. on our platforms in a sense of limiting other people opportunities to in turn express themselves as well. If by means of self expression a conflict arises between two parties mostly it's recommended that these parties reconcile by themselves without involving admins into siding with one or the other. Admins only step in when the conflict starts defying common sense and becomes detrimental to the clan. Internal conflict between members of the clan should also be reconciled between members privately and Admins only should step in when it's absolutely deemed necessary. Meaning all conflicts are to be solved simply by applying common sense at all times.
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    Terms:
    Goodwill - By acting in goodwill towards the clan/person/group of people we mean a group of actions of whatever kind that serve for the overall benefit of the Clan and Community as a whole. Every member is considered to be acting in goodwill of the Clan as one was trusted to always represent the Clan in best manner possible. This doesn't imply expected perfection from any player as it is to be understood in concert with Constitutional rights above.
    Conduct Detremental To The Clan - Is a conduct that if done systematically will by all objective calculation undermine the clan in its entirety or its members/regulars in an unfair and destructive manner. This can also mean one or several very severe, vile and extremely maleficent unforgivable offenses permanently damaging the future of the clan. Proceding to act on Conduct Detrimental to the Clan will result in necessary repercussions at any given moment up to a point of a ban from servers/forums as to not abiding the rules of HoP Clan (General/Server/Website Rules that are explained and fully given in a link below).
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    To help us govern HoP in the most objective and precise manner possible we have created a set of rules/policies that you can find near the hat of our forum. We strive to be the best most democratic and fun community in SOF2 so we formulated all of them clearly and justly for you to understand. The HoP Community Rules are absolutely mandatory set of documents that EVERY player of the community should obey. These rules are specific guidelines to all questions not found in this post and others concerning General/Server/Website interactions. Not reading/understanding the rules does not free you from responsibility to follow them. Yet what makes HoP so great is that these rules are mostly very common sense:
    HoP COMMUNITY RULES:

    http://houseofpainserver.co.uk/community/pages/rules/

    HoP Recruitment System/Policy:
    http://houseofpainserver.co.uk/community/pages/grules/

    HoP Promotional / Demotional / Kickout Policy
    http://houseofpainserver.co.uk/comm...rs-clanlist-as-of-04-04-2017.1594/#post-21059

    HoP Active Clanlist:
    http://houseofpainserver.co.uk/community/threads/hop-active-members-clanlist-as-of-04-04-2017.1594/


    About HoP:
    http://houseofpainserver.co.uk/community/threads/about-house-of-pain.3/

    Main Server Ingame Voting Policy:
    http://houseofpainserver.co.uk/community/threads/gold-main-server-ingame-voting-policy.1399/

    Commands for all levels of Admins on the server are to be found in the Clan Section of the Forum.


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    #1 Maestro, May 9, 2017
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