TeamSpeak 3 Code of Conduct

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Scope of the Teamspeak 3 Code of Conduct

This document is to serve as a complete compendium to the rules of the Teamspeak 3 server. If it is not listed in this document it does not exist and is not enforceable. Each rule will have specific definitions of the rule as well as elaborating the specified intent of the rule along with examples to help clarify the rules true intent. By the end of this document, no questions should be remaining as to what the rule meant and how it applies to the player.

Public versus Private Channels Definition

The following are considered public channels:

  • All chat lobbys.
  • All recruiting offices.
  • All game channels.
  • All squad channels during official activities, i.e. Section Practice.
  • All operations channels.
  • All administration offices except (Knock) offices.

The following are considered private channels:

  • Platoon staff offices.
  • Company private offices.
  • Company staff offices.
  • Battalion private offices.
  • Battalion staff offices.
  • All General Staff offices.
  • Administration (Knock) offices.

Specific definitions of the Teamspeak 3 Code of Conduct

Presence in TeamSpeak.

  • All 7th Cavalry personnel are required to be present in the TeamSpeak server during game-play on any and all official 7th Cavalry public and private game servers.

Spirit of the Rule: This is to facilitate accountability of action, communication and enable the Admin staff to immediately recognize outsiders posing as 7th Cavalry personnel.

Absence and inactivity.

  • Troopers are required to avoid longer periods of online inactivity or absence when logged into the TeamSpeak server. If stepping away for more than 5 minutes, mark yourself away. If planning to be away for an extended period, move yourself to the Away channel.

Spirit of the Rule: This is to ensure that people who are away are clearly identified as such to prevent people looking for help from approaching them and wasting time trying to contact them.

Behavior and Language in Public Channels.

  • No rude behavior, rude comments or vulgar language will be tolerated. Apologize if a swear word slips out during combat, as accidents do happen. However patterns of abusive behavior and language will not be tolerated.
  • No discussion of politics, religion or other potentially volatile subjects, those discussions belong in private channels.
  • No direct personal attacks of any kind on other members or guests.
  • Treat each other with respect no matter their rank, position, or anything else.

Spirit of the Rule: The intent of these rules is to ensure that interactions between members are respectful of one another.

Behavior and language in Private Channels.

At the discretion of the channel owner, the above public rules may be loosened as follows:

  • Foul language is permissible as long as it is not abusive (aimed at others).
  • Discussion of politics, religion or other potentially volatile subjects is permissible as long as it stays within the bounds of our code of conduct, i.e. members treat each other with respect.

Spirit of the Rule: This is to create a place where people must opt in to a looser set of rules regarding language and discussion.

Push-To-Talk vs. Voice Activation.

  • All regimental personnel may use Voice Activation. Do so responsibly, adjusting your levels so as to avoid annoying others.

Personnel Identification on TeamSpeak.

  • All personnel are required to have their TeamSpeak identify synced with the website at all times to properly display their rank and permissions.
  • All personnel shall have their phonetic nickname set up as follows: MAJ.Tully.B would have his phonetic nickname set to 'Major Tully'.

TeamSpeak confirmation of orders.

  • Any order to kick or ban a player on a server issued over in-game chat is invalid unless it is confirmed by the person issuing it in TeamSpeak.

Spirit of the Rule: This ensures no imposter in-game will cause us to kick or ban a player.

Inviting the public into TeamSpeak.

  • The public are welcome into our teamspeak as long as they adhere to this code of conduct. Ensure that any public player who transgresses is pointed to this policy as a guide to their behavior in our TeamSpeak.

Military courtesies.

Military courtesy is the bedrock upon which unit discipline is maintained. We demonstrate courtesy in the manner in which we address members of superior rank. Remember that in the 7th Cavalry Regiment, everything is earned, and so we must respect the achievements that earned a member the rank they currently hold. There are three 'settings' that determine how we address each other.

Official Setting:

  • Regimental or other unit meeting.
  • Any room when on official business.
  • Boot camp grounds.
  • Any official training courses.
  • During the classroom portion of a section practice.

During activities in an official setting, ranks shall be observed, whether talking to or about a member. e.g. "Sergeant Yahoo just told me that..." OR "Yes Sir" when responding to an officer. When an officer enters a channel in an official setting, the senior member will acknowledge the officer by addressing them "Hello Sir" or "Good evening Sir". This ensures the members in a channel know an officer has entered the channel and creates a break in the conversation to allow them to speak. You may be instructed by a specific NCO or Officer to drop ranks in an official setting. This applies only for that specific NCO or Officer and in that instance.

Battlefield Setting:

  • Any game channel
  • Any operations channel while in the operation.

Ranks are dropped in game or during operations for the sake of brevity.

Private Setting: In private channels, ranks may be dropped at the discretion of the members in the channel when not on official business.

Spirit of the Rule: In official settings, we observe the proper customs and courtesies. Otherwise, ranks can be dropped as the situation dictates.

Notes

  1. What to do if I want to enter an Officer's room or a Department office?
    Should you need to enter a room of an Officer or of a Department, or a room when an Officer or NCO is having a conversation with others, please send the highest ranking person in that office (or the owner of the office) a Private Message with a simple "knock knock?" and wait for a reply. That person will either allow you to come in, or will tell you to standby.
  2. How do I know what to call each person?
    When you are unsure of what to call people, you can make reference to these following tables to know how to address them:
General Officers
Rank Abbreviation Rank Name Proper Courtesy
GOA General of the Army "General", "Sir"
GEN General "General", "Sir"
LTG Lieutenant General "General", "Sir"
MG Major General "General", "Sir"
BG Brigadier General "General", "Sir"
Commissioned Officers
Rank Abbreviation Rank Name Proper Courtesy
COL Colonel "Colonel", "Sir"
LTC Lieutenant Colonel "Lieutenant Colonel", "Sir"
MAJ Major "Major", "Sir"
CPT Captain "Captain", "Sir"
1LT First Lieutenant "Lieutenant", "Sir"; "LT"
2LT Second Lieutenant "Lieutenant", "Sir"; "LT"
Warrant Officers
Rank Abbreviation Rank Name Proper Courtesy
CW5 Chief Warrant Officer Five "Chief", "Sir"
CW4 Chief Warrant Officer Four "Chief", "Sir"
CW3 Chief Warrant Officer Three "Chief", "Sir"
CW2 Chief Warrant Officer Two "Chief", "Sir"
WO1 Warrant Officer One "Sir"
Non-Comissioned Officers
Rank Abbreviation Rank Name Proper Courtesy
CSM Command Sergeant Major "Sergeant Major", "CSM"
SGM Sergeant Major "Sergeant Major"
1SG First Sergeant "First Sergeant", "Top"
MSG Master Sergeant "Master Sergeant"
SFC Sergeant First Class "Sergeant"
SSG Staff Sergeant "Sergeant"
SGT Sergeant "Sergeant"
CPL Corporal "Corporal"
Enlisted
Rank Abbreviation Rank Name Proper Courtesy
SPC Specialist "Specialist"
PFC Private First Class "Private", "PFC"
PVT Private "Private"