code of conduct for all SLSA members Please read

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code of conduct for all SLSA members Please read

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Please make yourself aware of the SLSA code of conduct, as well as the Second Life Community Standards - this appiles to all.

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In the SLSA_Rule_Book_Outline, discussed and approved by vote, during a meeting of the founding board, the following rules were accepted regarding competitive surfer conduct. Flynn Sheridan has made minor editing changes to this document to clarify roles or information to be consistent with the structure of SLSA; No content changes have been made to rules. Editing was necessary because he never got to it while on the founding board.

VI. Conduct
A. A surfer who causes willful destruction or damage to property, or damage to the image of surfing at an SLSA event will be subject to disciplinary action and a possible immediate fine or other appropriate penalties imposed by the Events Officer after consultation with the Head Judge and Events Officer


B. A surfer who causes willful destruction or damage to property, or damage to surfings image will be subject to disciplinary action and possible immediate penalties as appropriately imposed by the Board of Directors after consultation with the Events Officer and/or Head Judge


C. Unsportsmanlike conduct (includes but is not limited to rude gestures and foul language directed at another competitor, official, judge, spectators. Surfers should be fully aware that the definition of unsportsmanlike conduct is broad and they must conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner or risk fines and/or suspension from the event. Fines and/or suspension from an event can only be determined by the Board of Directors.


D. Offenses that may cause penalties and / or suspention include, but are not limited to:
1. Assaulting a judge, official, or event staff
2. Rude gestures to judges, officials, or event staff
3. Swearing out loud at judges, officials, or event staff
4. Damage to event property
5. Damage to property in event locality
6. Free surfing in competition area during heat
7. Up after/surfing during next heat
8. Taking contest jersey off in water
9. Catching a wave in excess of wave count
10. Surfing in contest area during heats
11. Surfing during, prior, or following heats


Addendum voted on February 6th, 2008, by the Board of Directors and accepted into the SLSA Rule Book are as follows:

E. Surfers banned from a sim/region that is hosting a competition/event will not be able to compete in that competition/event. The SLSA Board of Directors will not arbitrate resolutions between competitive surfers and host sim/region owners. Surfers must be responsible for their own actions and arbitrate a resolution with the host. Conflict resolutions must be made prior to heat draw assignments, for the surfer to be able compete at the competition/event.

Rationale: In RL surfers competing in ISA events must obtain their own visas to travel to a host country. If a surfer was not allowed to enter a country, because their visa was rejected; then that surfer would not be able to compete in that event. SL sims/regions are not unlike countries in RL. Host sims/regions have the right to ban members and reject their "visa" to enter their sim. It is between the surfer and the host owners to find appropriate resolution to their conflict. SLSA (or ISA) only govern the rules of events.


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