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Essentials.TF Statement Regarding Intolerance and Off-Site Moderation

Posted on 1548284174 by Essentials.TF

Summary

  • We do not support beliefs that are damaging or dangerous to others as well as individuals being rude or offensive to people just because they can. Members of our team will be made aware of our stance on conduct as a representative of Essentials.
  • Any player that uses obscene, profane or abusive language/names is not allowed to compete in our tournaments and banned from future events if the conduct is severe.
  • We will be reconsidering what the best course of action is for intolerant behaviour on sites outside of Essentials or any affiliate companies. Discrimination is not welcome in our community, and we wish to take the best course of action moving forward.
  • We have a preliminary list of behaviors that are not accepted by Essentials which will act as guidelines for how we approach intolerant behaviour. However, context should and will be taken into account for every situation.

Main Statement

Essentials.TF does not condone the harassment or abuse that members of the community have suffered recently and in the past. People should be free to be a part of the community without fear of being discriminated against regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion or sexuality. Upon hearing of shocking revelations and attitudes towards people as of recent, we have decided to lay down a code of conduct and reiterate our mentality around Intolerance and Toxicity.

One of our Producers, demonstrated behaviour that was not up to the standards we would expect of our staff on Social Media. So we have decided to remove them from the team and they will not be used in any future productions. We do not support beliefs that are damaging or dangerous to others as well as individuals being rude or offensive to people just because they can. Members of our team will be made aware of our stance on conduct as a representative of Essentials.

Essentials will not tolerate:

  • Beliefs that attack or harass individuals
  • Beliefs that discriminate and/or marginalize people
  • Harassing or offensive behavior directed towards an individual or group

We do, however, understand that these are not fixed and that context matters in every situation. We will look at each case objectively and consider the context surrounding the offending behaviour. No-one would be exempt from this, and if the offending behavior is found to break one of our policies then we will act accordingly.

We wish to make clear that any intolerant behaviour related to any events run by Essentials is strictly forbidden and is harshly punished. Any player that uses obscene, profane or abusive language/names is not allowed to compete in our tournaments and banned from future events if the conduct is severe.

We will be reconsidering what the best course of action is for intolerant behaviour on sites outside of Essentials or any affiliate companies. As well as that, we are planning to work with other community services to work on how we as a community go forward. Discrimination is not welcome in our community, and we wish to take the best course of action moving forward. We do not wish to actively police the TF2 Community, but on the other hand, we should call out those whose beliefs harms others.

Our hearts and well wishes go out to those who have been discriminated as well as those who suffer in silence.

Signed by:

Wolf Machina
Project Lead

DrHappiness
Head Admin

Teleportato
Graphics Lead

BlackOutJon
Production Lead

ArchRhythm
Social Lead

Kirsty
Video Lead