The World of Hogwarts Constitution
We, the roleplayers of the The World of Hogwarts, in order to form a fantastic
roleplaying group that ensures justice, equality, fairness, and promotes canon
roleplay based on the world created by J.K. Rowling, do hereby ordain and
establish this Constitution for The World of Hogwarts RPG.
I. GM Council
The GM Council will serve as the overall governing body of the group. The GM
Council's goals are as follows:
* To uphold the designs of the group constitution.
* To foster & promote roleplaying in the group.
* To approve and oversees various committees within the group.
* To serve as first responders in the case of griefing, conflicts, etc.
* To meet regularly and preserve the interests of the roleplayers.
* To have continuous communication with the roleplayers they represent and to
propose actions in the best interest of the roleplayers and the roleplay.
* To have continuous communication and mutual respect for the other offices
which report in to the GM Council and provide the support they need.
More GM Council members will be added through group nominations and GM Council
vote. These members will be nominated pending acceptance. The GM Council will
vote from the nominations based on merit and non-monetary contributions to the
sim and/or roleplay.
II. The Drama Department
The Drama Department will consist of a Drama Department Lead and his/her
assistant, the Chief of Staff who will serve as second-in-command and head the
roleplay if the Drama Lead is in absentia.
The Head of Drama will oversee the roleplaying aspects of the game as well as
make decisions regarding staffing and format of the drama department.
III. New Members Ministry
The New Members Ministry will consist of a New Member Ministry Lead.
The New Members Ministry will oversee the admissions aspects of the sim. They
will make decisions regarding staffing and format of the NMM. In addition, they
will also review and vote on the acceptance of "special" characters.
IV. Security Team
The Security Team will consist of a Security Lead who will work with the Estate
Manager(s) and parcel owners.
The Security Team will protect the land against griefers, offensive people, and
other things that may severely or negatively impact the out-of-character
performance of the sim. They shall eject and ban persons who break sim rules
and/or Second Life Terms of Service.
V. Checks and Balances
World of Hogwarts has an Open Door Policy. At any time, a player may appeal to
the GM Council regarding a decision made by the Drama Faculty, New Members
Ministry, or Security Team. The GM Council will convene with the area and
receive feedback regarding the situation.
The GM Council may override a previous ruling by the DD, NMM, or ST through
3/4ths majority vote. There must be a quorum (at least half members present) to
VI. Player Character Bans
All accepted and approved characters are subject to a "three strikes" policy.
This applies to ALL members- including the GM Council and all factions.
1. Player is warned.
2. Player is given a 24-hour-ban.
3. Player is given a week ban.
Three strikes and you're out. If a player breaks the rules again after a week
ban, the player is permanently banned from the sim. After a week ban, the player
should discuss a potential counselling plan and meet with a roleplay mentor to
try to alleviate the issue.
All infractions will be kept on file and count against the player. After 6
months of no incident, the GM Council may vote to have a player's record wiped
If a player is permanently banned, he/she may appeal to the GM Council using the
Ban Appeal Form.
Any part of this Constitution may be adapted or changed by a 3/4ths majority GM
Council vote. it is in the earnest that this be a fluid document that expresses
the desire for the roleplay to be enjoyable for everyone.
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