|OSCAR Acceptable Use Policy
OSCAR Acceptable Use Policy -
Violation of this use policy is grounds for revocation of any and
- Keep all commentary and other
non-publicly displayed information here in confidence. Commentary,
even if overwhelmingly positive or negative, is not the final
Relatedly, do not share your
password or account with others.
- Do not share any commentary
elsewhere without the permission of the author. With explicit permission of the sovereigns (Laurel level) or the submissions herald (kingdom level), you may share information without revealing the author of the comments.
Violating either of these two items is grounds for
permanent removal of OSCAR privileges.
- OSCAR is for providing
commentary to the Sovereigns of Arms (Letters of Intent) and to the
kingdom submissions heralds (Kingdom Letters of Intent) to aid them
in making decisions on submissions and proposed rules changes.
Please stay on topic.
- Relatedly, be aware that Letters
of Intent are not educational documents. Laurel level commentary is
not a place to ask basic questions.
Kingdoms may choose the extent to
which internal (kingdom-level) letters are used for educational
purposes, but in general basic questions should be asked in other
- Be nice. Not being nice will get
your account moderated and/or locked.
policy on Harassment and Bullying
applies on OSCAR equally as it does at
events, practices, and online
In particular, ad hominem attacks
and insults towards other commenters will not be tolerated.
Similarly, attacks against submitters are not allowed - we
cannot assume intent, even though impact is more important than
- Be aware that, in discussing
possible offensiveness of names and/or armory, it is likely that
offensive terms will come up. As long as they are relevant to the
specific point and not directed at individual people involved in
the submission or commentary, this is acceptable.
- Read over the
Handbook, section VII, especially VII.E, for more
guidance on commentary.
- Accounts should be created under
your personal information and retained across all offices you may
If you change position, please do
not change accounts. Your title and permissions can be changed by
your PH or Laurel, and OSCAR retains historical data -- if Sally is
Green Kumquat herald, the Green Kumquat LoCs will always remain
labeled as from Green Kumquat, even if Sally becomes Blue Aardvark
Herald in the future.
- Please DO NOT use your heraldic
title as your username unless it is your permanent Herald
- Again, for clarity,
no accounts for offices.