1. a set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group.
I'm sure we all know someone who has done something excruciatingly stupid. We’re talking about the person who caused the manufacturer to add that ridiculous warning label on the side of their product. You know, the guy who tried to stop the running chainsaw with his hand, or the person who heated up a ‘Hot Pocket’ and then sued the company because it burned their mouth. So, to avoid having situations like that arise, we’ve created this page.
As a member, it is your responsibility to read this page and we mean the whole page. So read carefully and keep in mind that failure to read these rules does not justify breaking them. It also needs to be stressed that while everyone has the choice to either follow the rules, or disregard them, there are consequences for the latter that range from warnings to removal. That being said, we like to follow the more traditional three strikes method before extreme measures are taken. However, if you try really hard or are just an amazingly talented douchebag, you could be gone in one.
As a private community, we reserve the right to remove someone on the basis of not "meshing" with the community. We are looking for new members who are able to be respectful to others while still having fun. We are especially observant of this within the trial period. This decision would be based on interactions with other members or observations made by officers, and would be made at the discretion of executive officers.
Honor, Respect, and Loyalty. These are three words that explain how we expect you to conduct yourself within Derp Company. We're all friends that play together online and enjoy a camaraderie. Don't ruin it by behaving like an asshole, even when someone else is. Treat others the way that you want to be treated.
The above technically covers this, but just in case anyone is thick-headed: no discrimination. Respect each other's differences.
All leaders within the outfit were selected for a reason. If an NCO or Officer asks you to do, or stop doing something, please be respectful and listen. During Operations they are here to help, don’t make their job more difficult. If you want to be a soup sandwich, do so during Casual Operations.
Abide by all relevant developer Terms of Services.
There’s a zero tolerance policy for raging, screaming, or yelling. There’s a reason we utilize push-to-talks and not open microphones. Don’t make an ass of yourself and remember it’s just a game.
Derp Company is an adult gaming community, 18+ means we know you’re all adults, and know how to act like one. Even if you’re here to unwind and escape that nagging spouse of yours.
Join us in Teamspeak when you’re gaming with us. We provide this service in order to make communication easier, make an effort to use it.
Check the forums regularly for updates and information. Try to be active! No, we won’t kick you for having a life, we just ask that you keep yourself in the loop and we’ll do our damnedest to try to keep you informed.
As adults we ask that you try to man-up and settle any issues amongst yourselves. If you are unable to, or feel it may make the situation worse, please bring it to an Officer's attention. Keep in mind that there may be consequences involved.
Everyone has the right to disagree or complain if they feel the need to, but that doesn't mean it has to be done disrespectfully. Approach the situation with the right attitude and you might be surprised at the results.
We welcome your interest in other gaming communities; however, we don't condone the use of Derp Company as a recruitment platform for other communities, and vise versa. That's just not cool.
Use Common Sense. We know you have it... somewhere. Find it, pull it out, use it, and always keep it close.