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Social Group Rule Update re: "Teams"

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by , 14th April 2011 at 07:17 PM (421 Views)
A cross-post from the Announcements forum:

We've had an issue with Teams in social groups. We've mentioned this rule before, but I wanted to codify it:

"Teams" which involve membership, leadership, and attacking/battling/conflicting with other groups or individuals on these or other forums are not permitted. Any teams which are operating in social groups have 72 hours (until 12:01 Monday morning EDT, 5:01am Monday GMT) to disband and close the social group. Teams which do not comply will have all members infracted for Severe Inappropriate Content. This is an infraction worth 10 points. This is equivalent to an automatic ban, with the length depending on how many existing points you have. Even with zero points, it will lead to a two day ban.

If you are not sure whether your group qualifies as a Team, please contact a member of the staff as soon as possible.

We believe that teams are a detriment to the community and provide a hostile environment for those excluded. They can also harass and intimidate other users and groups, and that's something else we want to avoid. If anyone has questions about this policy, please feel free to contact any of the moderators or admins.

evkl and the Bulbagarden staff

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  1. Badal's Avatar
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    Do teams for the BCL/BPL that won't require battling but just discussions for the league fall under this?

    Also would battling teams, like Competitive teams fall under this?
  2. Mijzelffan's Avatar
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    Well I guess it's bye bye to team Jimi and team Freddie then.

    *leaves group with sad face*
  3. evkl's Avatar
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    Competitive battling leagues with no ranking structure are okay.


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