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  • Items changed, or highlighted for future attention, on 20 July 2013 are highlighted in yellow.

Global Rules
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  • Constructive criticism is welcome. However keep in mind we (and other forums goers) may not agree with you. If you can't keep the conversation civil, you will be removed from the forums.
  • The use of hyperbole, one liners, and images as part of a forum debate is likely to get you infracted. You have many ways to participate and be a constructive part of this community, even when you disagree.
  • To make the highlighted bits above 100% clear to everyone, the following WILL NOT BE TOLERATED:
    1. Personal attacks, insults, antagonism of any forum-goers, moderators or Tripwire Interactive staff.
    2. Name Shaming and Public "Witch Hunts" are also not allowed.
    3. Breaches of confidentiality and privacy of any sort.
    4. Any form of racism, bigotry or attacks on race, creed or color.
    5. Linking to posts on other forums related to ANY of the above, whether you are the originator or not, without exception.

  • There has been too much in the way of abhorrent personal behaviors in the past. These will cease. It doesn't matter who started it or who reacted to it - it will all result in moderator action. If you have to indulge your hatreds, for whatever reason, go do it elsewhere - and do not try and drag our forum-goers over to enjoy your hatreds.
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Username, Avatar and Signature Rules
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Netiquette: Written text has no inflection, and, as such, you should be careful how you write your messages as interpretation will vary from person to person. Please take advantage of the built-in emoticons to add such expression to your words. Please remember the golden rule: to treat other forum users the way you would like to be treated. Please use common courtesy, and enjoy using Red Orchestra's forums
Offensive material
The following is a list of some things that MAY be considered "offensive" by the moderators and the team. This is NOT an exclusive list and it does depend very much on context.

Crossing the line into "offensive" territory is likely to get you asked to change your name, sig or avatar or to withdraw/delete posts. This will be done politely by the moderators. If you refuse to comply further action WILL be taken once started, ultimately leading to banning from the forums.

A key point: please attempt to use your brains. What is mild humour to you may well be deeply offensive to others. While we have no intention of acting as politically-correct "thought police", we are on the lookout for those things that can cause offense and, in some cases, are actually still illegal in some jurisdictions.
  1. Names recalling notorious war criminals or personalities.
  2. Names recalling atrocities and war crimes in general, or units with particularly odious histories.
  3. Use of obscenities and expletives.
  4. Blatant racism, mysogynism or many other "ism"s.
  5. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Nazism or Fascism; this does not include pics of soldiers who happen to have such symbols on their uniform, unless we feel this has been done to provoke. Please note that many Nazi symbols (including the Swastika) are still illegal in Germany and other countries and considered deeply offensive by many Europeans.
  6. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Stalinism.
  7. On both the previous two, the moderators' views on the intention and impact of use of such symbols will be final - not yours. Please be understanding if you are advised to change something.
  8. In general, if a sig/avatar represents your allegiances in-game and is clearly "in part", it is likely to be fine; if the moderators feel you are trying to demonstrate unpalatable political allegiances, or to use it in an attempt to ridicule or provoke others you WILL be asked to change it. RO is NOT the place to make any extremist political statements of any kind.

So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
  1. "Hitler", "Beria"
  2. "NKVD Blocking Detachment", "Einsatzgruppen"
  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
  4. So should this - and it includes calling all Germans "Nazis" and all Soviets/Russians "Commies". It got boring 50 years ago, so stop it.
  5. Use of swastikas, fasces, SS-runes and so on for the Axis.
  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.

A simple rule-of-thumb: many Europeans find Nazi symbolism of any sort offensive; many Americans still find Soviet symbolism offensive. Engage your brain before using.

Final Note: this is NOT open to debate, so please do NOT start whining and moaning if a moderator asks you to change something. They will advise at first, giving reasons, then, if you take no notice, they will step up the pressure through to banning.
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Tripwire Ladder - Current Status and the plan for moving forward

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  • Tripwire Ladder - Current Status and the plan for moving forward

    Current State of Affairs

    With the recent activity in the forums surrounding the Tripwire Ladder, we at Tripwire felt we needed to make sure everybody understood what was happening with the Ladder. Our goal with Tripwire Ladder has always been for it to have heavy community input and administration, and that has not changed. The staff has always consisted of unpaid volunteers who have willingly giving up their time and resources to help the community, and we thank all of those that have served in that role both past and present. Now we help select that staff from those who volunteer as due to the nature of their role they may be informed about Tripwire plans and information that isn’t public and are thus put under a Nondisclosure Agreement with Tripwire.

    The staff lays out a yearly proposal to Tripwire of activities to pursue and how much funding they would like to use as prizes for those. Tripwire then evaluates that proposal and either accepts or rejects items on it and passes it back to the team for execution of those activities.

    However as the Ladder has progressed we’ve found that the backend was not as robust as it needed to be to support many of those activities, lacking features and critical bugs that needed to be addressed. The staff has indicated to us their problems with the site many times and we have attempted to have them addressed. This led to a string of community based web developers who all contributed, but then left the project (some with no warning or communication, one done properly with warning well in advance). The staff also indicated to us that they were not comfortable running some events without having the proper backend to support it, and as they are volunteers we have respected that choice (more on this below).

    Our Goals
    Recently the team has started a push to bring more clans into the ladder and make it a more inclusive place to play Red Orchestra 2 (and Rising Storm) competitively. As part of that the team has started to experiment with others styles of play outside of the current norm as well as asking the opinions of groups of both current and noncurrent (and those who have never participated) ladder players. If we find new sets of rules that a large enough group will participate with, then we will likely build a new ladder/tournament set around them. This doesn’t mean that the old rules and styles of play are going away. It does mean that we are looking to find out if there are more we can add to bring new players in.

    At the same time we have hired a professional web developer to take over production of the Ladder site and bring it to the state it should have always been in. However while this is being done we made the choice not to start a new season until we had all the tools in place this time. Many of the problems in the past seasons were caused by missing features and bugs in the backend, however most of the blame was laid on the volunteer staff. We did not want that to happen again.

    Adding on to this there has been some personal conflict that has been acted out both in private chats (with others who were not involved) as well as our forums here. We would like to remind everyone that both the staff and participants here have code of conduct as well as forum rules they have agreed to. We will enforce those rules in full. Short version: Keep the conversation civil and keep it going. Both the staff and Tripwire are reading. If you have a personal issue with a member of the community or volunteer staff, raise it with one of the Tripwire employees here on the forums via PM. We always look into these, even if our findings lead us to disagree and we do not take action.

    How you can help
    With that in mind, we are always looking for volunteers to help us make Tripwire Ladder an even better place, through both ideas and administration. If you feel like you can help out, be sure to apply! (And I mean really apply. I've seen a few posts where people have said they have applied and we never saw an application....)

    And as stated earlier, always keep the conversation going. Just keep it civil and be mindful that not everybody will always agree with you and their may be competing opinions.
    Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos

  • #2
    Whats next ?


    • #3
      Ladder finally closed? I know about 10-14 teams who regularly play clan matches and they need competition.
      Is there a chance that the ladder will function?
      In RO since 2007


      • #4
        . . . and to think you guys killed off ROLadder for this. Their new website for RO2 was absolutely amazing, perhaps they're willing to sell it to you.
        Last edited by Rak; 04-24-2016, 02:52 PM.

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