The MilitaryGamers.com Code of Conduct applies to all areas of our website, game servers, in-game branches, chat systems, voice chat servers, or any other area that belongs to MilitaryGamers.com. The Code of Conduct also applies to the conduct of our members while displaying our tags, logos, or otherwise participating as a member of this community.

Violations of this Code of Conduct will lead to enforcement of our Disciplinary Action Policy, and may lead to immediate dismissal from the MilitaryGamers.com community, and all games, groups, or other areas in which we participate as a community in name or action, both officially and unofficially.

This document defines the rules all members must follow regarding their personal conduct while interacting with or representing our community. To better understand how to do business, please see our Standard Operating Procedures.

DISCLAIMER

Please bear in mind that discussions may occur within our community that some civilians, or those simply not accustomed to the military way of life, could possibly find offensive. This is an adult community and upon registration you are attesting to be 18 years of age or older. Participation in this community is voluntary.

The words and actions of every member are a direct reflection of the MilitaryGamers.com community, and due to the composition of our organization, the US armed forces as a whole, so hold yourself to a higher standard.

VOICE COMMUNICATIONS

Conversations over voice chat can get a little rowdy. Headphones are highly recommended as occasional profanity will occur. As parents, we realize that some people have children present, but it's up to those members to keep our less-dignified conversations from reaching the ears (and mouths) of their babes.

Using a push-to-talk (PTT) keybind while on our voice chat server is considered good etiquette. If you're asked to bind a PTT key by the staff or your fellow members, please do so. If you have a disability or special circumstance that requires you to use voice activation for your microphone, please let us know. If you're not sure how to adjust your settings, the staff or your fellow members are more than willing to assist you, so just ask.

CHEATING, HACKING, OR EXPLOITING

Cheating, hacking, exploiting game flaws for an advantage, or anything of this nature is not tolerated in any multiplayer game that we participate in.

RACISM, RELIGION, OR POLITICS

Posts of a racist, religious, or political nature will be removed immediately upon discovery and the member who posted the topic will be reprimanded. Racial or religious slurs made either in-game or on voice chat will also not be tolerated.

This is not a platform for political debates. Discussions about politics only serve to divide the community, and go against our mission, which is to unite people around our shared sacrifice and common interests.

The members in this community hail from all walks of life, and all have their own opinions, which the 1st Amendment guarantees their right to have. Nothing can cause people who would otherwise get along just fine, to disagree to the point of enmity for one another, faster than these topics. Therefore, we reserve the right to filter these topics to prevent them from dividing our membership along lines that do not concern our community, or its mission.

PORNOGRAPHY & SEXUAL SOLICITATION

Do not post, or otherwise display, anywhere on our website and/or servers any type of explicit imagery that may be deemed pornographic in nature.

Do not use our website and/or servers to solicit other members or the general public for the purposes of engaging in acts or conversation of a sexual nature.

SOLICITATION FOR FUNDS OR SERVICES

Members may not post solicitations for funds or services unless they have received approval from the MG CO, MG XO, or an MG Officer. Vetted fundraising campaigns such as those typically found on Indiegogo and Kickstarter may be posted without prior approval, if they are funding legitimate products or business ventures, but are still subject to review by MilitaryGamers.com staff, and may be removed without notification, should the content be deemed inappropriate. Criteria for rejection or removal may include, but is not limited to, anything that would bring discredit upon MilitaryGamers.com, the US military, or that is deemed to be politically controversial, or otherwise socially divisive in nature.

THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISING

Members may not post advertisements of any kind, to include, but not limited to, those of any other military or gaming organization, unless they have received approval from the MG CO, MG XO, or an MG Officer. MilitaryGamers.com staff members reserve the right to remove any posts, images, links, signatures, etc., as they see fit, without notification.

We're always open to working with and assisting other organizations with similar goals and interests as our own, however, proper channels are available, and should be utilized in these situations. Bypassing this community's leadership and presenting your advertisement directly to our community members will not only result in the immediate removal of said material, but is also detrimental to potential future cooperation.

HARASSMENT & VERBAL ABUSE

We're all service members, so occasional cursing or giving a fellow member a playful ribbing is allowed, so long as it stays confined to the MG website, voice chat server, etc., and the other members present do not take offense, or find such behavior to be abusive or excessive. Expletive-filled rants, bad-mouthing other members, or unsportsmanlike conduct towards fellow members or the general public is not allowed.

If someone, especially an MG staff member, asks you to adjust your attitude, do so promptly.

INTERSERVICE RIVALRY & THE OFFICER-ENLISTED DYNAMIC

We're all proud of our service and the sacrifices we've made for our country. The work one person did is no better--and no worse--than that of any other. When a community is composed of members who represent every branch of the US armed forces, like ours, some interservice rivalry is to be expected, and so long as it remains light and friendly, it is perfectly acceptable. There is a limit to all things, however, so if someone asks you to knock it off, do so.

Our membership also consists of members that were both enlisted and commissioned officers, ranging from young privates, fresh out of basic training, all the way through to seasoned field-grade officers. While MG staff members do hold positions of responsibility within the community, there are no fake military rank structures here, and all military ranks displayed in member profiles were earned by those members. Act professional, and treat all members with a level of military courtesy and respect, regardless of whether or not you are aware of what their actual rank is/was in the military.

Here, just as in the military itself, the number of members who were enlisted is greater than those who held commissions, but while you're here, you're simply another member. In this community, we're all equals and we leave our military ranks at the door. That said, singling out an individual based on their rank will not be tolerated. Again, there is often a fine line between a playful joke that is well-received, and harassment. Until you are familiar with someone, it is always best to err on the side of caution. In the end, we're all part of the same community, and the same military family.

FALSIFYING SERVICE

If it's discovered that you falsified your military service in order to become an MG member you will be summarily dismissed. While it may seem like just a little white lie to a civilian, it absolutely disgusts those who have served. Thankfully, there are laws out there specifically designed to punish these individuals, such as the Stolen Valor Act.

If you haven't served in the US armed forces, you’re simply not eligible for MG membership.

GENERAL DISRUPTIONS

If you can't control your own behavior, you won't last long here. The leadership of this community has a responsibility to ensure that we create a stable environment where all of our members feel welcome. This is not your personal platform to push an agenda. If you receive a warning from the staff here, take corrective measures to ensure that it's not an issue again. Respect your fellow members and they'll respect you. Be responsible for your own actions.

Basically, act like an adult and you'll be treated like one.

Last Revised: 11 MAR 2024

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