This code of conduct governs the environment of the Nuzlocke Forums Staff Team, consisting of the Discord moderators, moderators, tech team, and administrators, as well as all featurers, contributors, and volunteers - herein referred to as the “Staff Team”. Its creation is spurred by the goal of continuous improvement in staff policies, procedures, and behaviors. Much like the Nuzlocke Forums community as a whole, the Staff Team is made up entirely of volunteers and fans from all over the world. While our cultures and personal beliefs may differ, we all strive towards the same core goals within the community.
We believe that laying out these values and obligations to one another, and to the members of the Nuzlocke community, will reinforce the community’s trust in the team, and encourage us collectively to take on prompt but appropriate actions and discussions, both publicly and privately, to align our interests, and to focus our efforts on improving our own proficiency and efficiency with regards to all of our respective duties, responsibilities, and actions.
The Staff Team will commit to review and revise this code as necessary to maintain the highest standard of communication and action.
The contents of this code of conduct apply to all Staff Team members and “official” community group interactions, including those acting on behalf of the Nuzlocke Forums in other communities. The code will also apply to the organizers of all sponsored community events and projects, as they are conducted.
We want our teams to be an engaging, productive, and safe space for all members. Each of the Staff Team groups agree to make a commitment to our core values, as laid out below:
The Staff Team resolves to apply all core values to all individual members of the community, both Staff and non-staff alike.
The Staff Team is an equal opportunity group. We are committed to providing roles to any member of the community that meets the necessary requirements. All decisions regarding appointments and promotions are to be made based on ability, experience, and behavior, and to be made with no discrimination by race, gender, color, nationality, age, religion, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic as protected by United States law.
The Staff Team embraces diversity and values community safety above all else. All team members are respected for their contributions and their differences. We resolve to provide a community environment that is inclusive and free from hostility, intimidation, aggression, and other such behaviors that might interfere with engagement and performance. Discrimination and harassment, regardless of type, is strictly prohibited.
The Staff Team respects and resolves to protect any and all personally identifiable information (PII). As is consistent with United States Law and many corporate policy standards, access to PII is limited to specific groups and individuals as determined on a need-to-know basis. Staff Team members with access to PII, either explicitly or implicitly, resolve to treat all such information confidentially. The access of PII for any unlawful or private usage, or for usage where such information is not explicitly necessary, is strictly prohibited.
We encourage all Staff Team members to engage in and promote leadership to the community at large. Team members who participate in community events or discussions do so as individuals and not representatives of the Nuzlocke Forums, or their respective teams, unless specifically noted and approved to do so.
The Staff Team resolves to abstain in any activities or events where their permissions or other roles and responsibilities may lead to bias, or an unfair advantage in the event of a contest. The team also resolves to ensure any participation in events or activities does not interfere with the Staff Team roles and responsibilities, where necessary.
We, the Moderation Team, resolve to oversee the Nuzlocke Forums and Official Nuzlocke Forums Discord channel(s) to ensure the rules of each environment are upheld. In addition, we will have responsibility to manage the forums and Discord as defined below:
We, the Administrative Team, resolve to oversee the Moderation Team and work directly above them. As a result, we have all the responsibilities of the Moderation Team, in addition to those defined below:
We, the Tech Team, in addition to following a private code of conduct for handling behind-the-scenes procedures and other activities or projects where such details are considered confidential, resolve to model the Moderation Team’s responsibilities, as well as take on those additional responsibilities defined below:
We, the Financial Team, resolve to take on these additional responsibilities, along with our respective formal Moderation or Administrative Team responsibilities:
We, the Featurers, Contributors, and other volunteers who host events or manage projects on behalf of the community at large, resolve to abide by the Forum Rules and conduct ourselves in accordance with this Code. When hosting events or projects, we resolve to abide by the following guidelines to ensure fairness and equal opportunity for all community members:
In the event a member of the Staff Team is found to be in violation of the Forum Rules, or in the event a member of the Staff Team is found to be in violation of the Code of Conduct, it falls on a senior Staff Team group (or groups) to issue a corrective action. These corrective actions are intended to halt any prohibited behavior before it is allowed to affect the community or group at large.
Corrective actions may include, but are not limited to:
If a Staff Team member or community member witnesses a breach of either this code of conduct or other rules and guidelines, as laid out in the Nuzlocke Forums, they are encouraged to report it. We provide a means for both personal and anonymous reporting to the Administrative team.
To report a general problem, you can message an Administrator directly on either the forums or on Discord.
To report an anonymous problem to the entire Administrative team, you may follow the instructions at this link: Code of Conduct Report
The Administrators have processes and procedures in place to help guide and instruct members on following this Code, the forum rules, and other guidelines. When in doubt, please engage with the Administrative Team at any time if you would like clarification on any of these values. The Administrators are here to help any and all members of both the community and the Staff Team, and we welcome opportunities to provide additional guidance where desired.
We encourage any and all members of the Nuzlocke community to put forward suggestions for improvement or change in the Code of Conduct. All propositions will be reviewed by the Nuzlocke Moderators and Administrators. While we do not guarantee suggestions will be explicitly incorporated into the Code, we value those contributions made by the community at large. You can use the suggestions thread in the forums or privately DM the staff to contribute an idea.