[Proposal] Code of Conduct [Amended]

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Proposal Type: Bylaw Revision
Opened: 07-Dec-2012 12:00AM EST
Closing: 14-Dec-2012 12:00AM EST

Per Administrative Bylaw 3.v:


v. Administrative Bylaw Changes

1. Administrative Coordinators may pass before Council any changes to the administrative bylaws, as long as said changes directly affect their position. These proposals need not be seconded, but go immediately into discussion.

a. If no opposition is voiced during the week of discussion, the bylaw is considered passed and enforceable. Once passed these bylaws are considered binding to all chronicles (as with any other bylaw) and a chronicles refusal to adhere to said bylaw is grounds for OWBN disciplinary measures. Opposition must be in regards to the content of the proposal and must give those reasons why the objection is voiced. This is to allow Coordinator's the opportunity to respond and/or make changes/remove the proposal and its contents.


I, Linsey "Echo" Guertin, acting as AHC and on behalf of the Executive Team, propose the following changes and additions to Administrative Bylaw 9, Section B, which currently reads:


B. The section was removed 9/23/08. Reference Coordinator Duties 3.A.vi for the Web Coordinator position.


The changes proposed are as follows, in blue and bolded for ease of reading.


Removed all wording currently in section B. This note was from 2008, and everyone should be clear by now that the Web Coordinator’s duties are located in the description of the position.

B. Code of Conduct for the Council, Storyteller, and Coordinator List-Servers

  1. Please remain considerate, professional, and act with civility towards others.
  2. If you are determined to be acting in violation, simply apologize and amend your behavior(s). The Executive Team will determine if you are in violation of the Code of Conduct.
  3. If you persist in the behavior(s) after being warned to stop, you will be placed on moderation for up to one week. Moderated posts will be screened by the Executive Team for continued violations before being shared.

                                         a.    Council Members placed on moderation that are attempting to post items related to their duties, such as seconding or objecting to proposals, may have their posts edited to remove any violations to the Code of Conduct before the item is shared with Council.

                                       b.    The Executive Team will not use moderation or the Code of Conduct as a means of silencing debate or discussion related to the official duties of Council Members, Storytellers, or Coordinators.

                                      c.    Should no further violations occur, moderation will end within 24 hours.

4.   In addition to moderation, official disciplinary actions may be proposed  for the Code of Conduct violation, or  for continued violations of the Code of Conduct,  including any occurring during moderation.

Should this proposal pass, I would also ask that it be added to the Unofficial Council packet/guide to council located on the website.





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