Army Rules of Engagement
We thought it would be helpful to set out some guidelines for the forums, the working groups and generally reinforce some foundational beliefs to govern our interactions:
LeXpunK Army Engagement Principles
1. Team First Mentality. You are part of a larger group. Please remember that we succeed as a group, not as individuals. Put the team first. Keep self-promotion and shilling to a minimum (and ask an admin before posting if unsure, these posts are distracting even if well intentioned). Please also refrain from posting to pied piper contributions to your projects and pursuits. We are happy to help with individual pursuits provided these are in line with the open-source spirit of the group and there is attribution to LeXpunK (i.e. a collaboration) but please do your best to help us focus group resources on the larger mission and tasks.
2. Respect Others. We are coming together in the open source spirit. Respect that others are sharing their time and efforts as part of the collaborative and deserve to be treated well, including respecting their abilities, their contributions, and any extra lifts they take on to keep things running. We are all here volunteering our time because we share a common passion – please remember that commonality and keep things light and fun.
3. Work Hard, Play Hard. Memes are expected and appreciated. This is the internet, after all. We believe strongly in our mission, but we also believe in deep fakes, sharing solid memes we find and generally encourage that camaraderie be developed in the Army.
4. If You See a Problem, Flag It. When you see bad behavior in the forum or any chats, don't reply. Replying encourages bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention. In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.
5. Please Do Not Bring Unnecessary Drama. Healthy disagreements are expected but please do not engage in disruptive behaviors and attacks. Expect that not everyone will get along and that not everyone will agree with everyone else all the time. It’s a large group with diverse views and conflict will inevitably arise. Please disagree civilly, discuss your views in the open and refrain from personal attacks.
6. Don’t Feed the Lawyers. Please do not solicit legal work in the Army chat, you can DM an admin for a recommendation but we do not want feeding frenzies. It is distracting and detracts from the open source/ public good vibes.
7. Referrals to the Army. We review new applications to enlist frequently and share everyone's excitement in expanding our network. All recruits have gone through our intake process, granting you access to our chats, forums, and Working Groups. If you have a referral in mind to join the LeXpunK Army, please direct them to our intake form. This is the best way for the team to manage new recruits and level the playing field for intake.
8. Our Interpretation of Chatham House Rules. We have a community understanding and agreement that members won’t attribute comments made in our chats to those who made them without receiving express permission. This is not meant to impede on sharing ideas and hacking on others. We expect that members will not forward or post messages from our groups to outside groups or forums more broadly and associate names/handles with these ideas.
9. 360 Review Process Encouraged. Constructive feedback and discussion on all aspects of the Army or the DAO is always welcome. We welcome ideas for how to improve processes but please don’t complain for the sake of complaining (to us, we know that some of you are unstoppable) without a proposed improvement. We are all doing our best.
10. L3X Token Drops. Our first L3X distribution was given to our early members. We plan to do another drop of L3X in the near term. There are a fair amount of people who weren’t in the first distribution. Participation in the Army chat and forum posts will assure your involvement and be on the radar for the next drop.
11. Terms of Service. Yes, legalese is boring, but we must protect ourselves – and by extension, you and your data – against unfriendly folks. We have a Terms of Service describing your (and our) behavior and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use this service, you must agree to abide by our TOS.