MHL Code of Conduct

MHL.Hockey Social Conduct Policy & Etiquette​

 

This policy will serve as reference to how one should conduct themselves on MHL.Hockey, its chat box, its forums, its apps and during all sanctioned MooseGaming activities, including but not limited to league games, parties and private messages off-site. For any off site (console or third party apps) physical evidence (pictures or recordings of voice communication) are required.

 Any time a moose member reports a violation of these rules of conduct has occurred, the REPORTING MEMBER must submit physical evidence. This includes but is not limited to, screenshots, voice recordings, and so on. 

No action will be taken without objective proof. “I saw him do it but he deleted it before I could save it” or “I heard him say it” is not enough. 

There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. Even if top moose leadership witnesses the violation, they also must also collect and provide proof. ANYONE making a report must have physical evidence for the report to be considered.

Finally, MEC and moose leadership are not responsible for hunting down the proof for your report. Nor will we. You are responsible for providing proof of what you saw or heard occur.

Your use of this website and its tools (Discord server) is governed by the MHL.Hockey Terms of Service

Since MHL.Hockey is the method in which members of this community come together, MHL reserves the right to govern every forum of social media, and form of communication utilized by it’s players. This would be deemed as but not limited to; communication via text message, social media(Twitter-Facebook), message app (Discord-KIK-GroupMe) and communication on your console(Xbox).

Below you will find the General Policies and related punishments associated with the Social Conduct Policy for MHL.Hockey 

 

This policy also covers any areas not described in the individual Constitution of any League on MHL.Hockey. This document also supersedes any individual League Constitution when the question of site interactions and guidelines are involved.

  1. There is zero-tolerance for race, religion, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, disability, nationality, or gender as a means of insult, or other discriminatory or derogatory remarks. No, seriously, we mean zero tolerance. No abbreviations, slang terms, “leet” speak as substitutions for those words, either
    • First Violation – One week mute – Buy-out Option
    • Second Violation – one Month Mute – Buy-out Option
    • Third Violation – Six Month Mute – NO Buy-out Option
    • *Depending on the situation, a third violation MAY also result in a Rule 1.*
  2. There is zero-tolerance for the posting of personal and/or private information. This one is also obvious but gets dicey. What is private information? Here are some examples but it is not limited to these things: home addresses, phone numbers, names of wives, kids, etc. Any information found on a public or social site is not allowed to be reposted without the consent of the original owner. Just because it’s public on another site does not automatically make it public information on MHL.Hockey or MooseGaming discord servers.
    • First Violation – One week mute – Buy-out Option
    • Second Second Violation – one Month Mute – Buy-out Option
    • Third Violation -Six Month Mute – NO Buy-out Option
    • *Depending on the situation, a third violation MAY also result in a Rule 1.*
  3. No attacking or threatening any Community member of any level (Staff or basic member).Personal threats and incessant berating of a member on a personal level is unacceptable. This includes family members and other related persons. What are attacks? Here are some examples but it is not limited to these things: death threats, rape threats, jokes about bombing someone’s place of work or residence. There will not be any tolerance for attempts or threatening to DDOS or “Swatting”.
    • First Violation – Serious Offence – Six month chat mute(no buy-out) and a Rule 1. 
    • *ANYTIME a member of the community threatens another member of the community, it is an automatic six month chat mute, that CANNOT be bought out, and can result in a Rule 1.*
  4. No links to pornographic material of any shape or form. Pics, GIF’s, or video’s are also not acceptable as part of the MooseGaming Privacy Policy. Any other real-life blood and gore should be labeled R as well.
    • First Violation – One week mute – Buy-out Option
    • Second Violation – One Month Mute – Buy-out Option
    • Third Violation -Six Month Mute – NO Buy-out Option
    • *Depending on the situation, a third  violation MAY also result in a Rule 1.*
  5. No spam, no advertising, no malicious content. Do not fill the chatbox with symbols, or long posts of the same words, letters, etc. Never post on our website any links to competing websites or leagues without prior express permission from Site Staff only (red names). Here are some examples but it is not limited to these things: phishing, defrauding others, spreading malware or viruses, posting large amount of repetitive unwanted messages interfering with the normal function of the Chat Box conversation.
    • First Violation – One week mute – Buy-out Option
    • Second Violation – one Month Mute – Buy-out Option
    • Third Violation -Six Month Mute – NO Buy-out Option
    • *Depending on the situation, a third violation MAY also result in a Rule 1.*
  6. Harassment of a member is deemed unacceptable and should stop immediately upon the request of the user who is reporting the harassment. Sexual harassment is also covered under this section. An exchange between two parties will NOT be deemed harassment! The league defines harassment as; “a form of discrimination. It includes any unwanted physical or verbal behavior that offends or humiliates you. Generally, harassment is a behavior that persists over time. Serious one-time incidents are also considered harassment”
    • First Violation – One week mute – Buy-out Option
    • Second Violation – One Month Mute – Buy-out Option
    • Third Violation -Six Month Mute – NO Buy-out Option
    • *Depending on the situation, a third violation MAY also result in a Rule 1.*

 

What to do if you see a possible violation

  • Screen shot of the incident at the actual time from the Chat Box sent to the Admin Staff or Moderator Group
  • For forum posts you can either take a screen shot and submit via PM to League Staff of that specific League or utilize the Report Post function
  • Searching back through the Chat Box Archive and looking for possible violations will not be accepted, a screenshot of the actual comment in the chat box itself is required

Additional Information

  • The Code of Conduct does NOT apply to situations whereby two users are engaged in a debate in regards to personal skill or a subject that is deemed an “opinion” one another may have. As long as the debate does not go against anything listed above, there is no violation.
  • This policy comes into effect on September 5th, 2019. Any violations moving forward will be based on this policy. Anyone who is currently serving a six month ban, when it expires will be governed by the changes in this document.
  • In regards to harassment complaints, complaints of threats – personal harm, and situations whereby personal information has been made public on the website, Site and League staff require the member who was directly involved, IE the member who was harassed, had information leaded or was threatened, to be the member who formally submits the complaint.
  • In situations whereby a member of the site feels actions were taken against him or her, but do not feel comfortable with submitting a formal complaint via the site’s report Center, that member has the ability to send a DM to either @MikeMaugerEsq or @GOW LIKE A BOSS 

Any questions in regards to the MHL Code of Conduct can be directed to, MooseHockeyLeague@mhl.hockey

**All punishments involving mutes can also include banishment to lap room where the offender is unable to see other rooms or to post outside the lap room – different from a simple mute where the offender can see all rooms but cannot post.