SLSA Code of Conduct

Be a good sport ! See you on the waves !

***SLSA CODE OF CONDUCT***

A. Unsportsmanlike conduct (includes but is not limited to rude gestures and foul language directed at another competitor, official, judge, or spectator). Surfers should be fully aware that the definition of unsportsmanlike conduct is broad and they must conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner or disqualification from the event. Disqualification from an event can only be determined by Event Day Committee, consisting of the; Event Coordinator, Judging Panel, Marshall and Security Officer.

B. Offences that may cause Disqualification include, but are not limited to:

1. Bumping, Pushing, Hitting a judge, official, event staff or other competitor.
2. Griefing (spamming) judges, officials, event staff or other competitors
3. Verbally abusing in Voice or Text, judges, officials, event staff or other competitors
4. Interference with waves, wave generators, surfboards or other SLSA equipment
5. Releasing Spam Bots, Object/Particle replicators, noise makers or Sim crashing scripted objects.
6. Taking off your contest rashie off during your heat
7. Surfing in contest area during heats
8.  Surfing prior to, or following your heat without permission

C. 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.

The SLSA also supports, upholds, and will enforce the:-

*** Community Standards of Second Life ***

All Second Life Community Standards apply to all areas of Second Life, the Second Life Forums, and the Second Life Website.

Intolerance
Combating intolerance is a cornerstone of Second Life’s Community Standards. Actions that marginalize, belittle, or defame individuals or groups inhibit the satisfying exchange of ideas and diminish the Second Life community as whole. The use of derogatory or demeaning language or images in reference to another Resident’s race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation is never allowed in Second Life.

Harassment
Given the myriad capabilities of Second Life, harassment can take many forms. Communicating or behaving in a manner which is offensively coarse, intimidating or threatening, constitutes unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, or is otherwise likely to cause annoyance or alarm is Harassment.

Assault
Most areas in Second Life are identified as Safe. Assault in Second Life means: shooting, pushing, or shoving another Resident in a Safe Area (see Global Standards below); creating or using scripted objects which singularly or persistently target another Resident in a manner which prevents their enjoyment of Second Life.

Disclosure
Residents are entitled to a reasonable level of privacy with regard to their Second Life experience. Sharing personal information about a fellow Resident –including gender, religion, age, marital status, race, sexual preference, and real-world location beyond what is provided by the Resident in the First Life page of their Resident profile is a violation of that Resident’s privacy. Remotely monitoring conversations, posting conversation logs, or sharing conversation logs without consent are all prohibited in Second Life and on the Second Life Forums.

Indecency
Second Life is an adult community, but Mature material is not necessarily appropriate in all areas (see Global Standards below). Content, communication, or behavior which involves intense language or expletives, nudity or sexual content, the depiction of sex or violence, or anything else broadly offensive must be contained within private land in areas rated Mature (M). Names of Residents, objects, places and groups are broadly viewable in Second Life directories and on the Second Life website, and must adhere to PG guidelines.

Disturbing the Peace
Every Resident has a right to live their Second Life. Disrupting scheduled events, repeated transmission of undesired advertising content, the use of repetitive sounds, following or self-spawning items, or other objects that intentionally slow server performance or inhibit another Resident’s ability to enjoy Second Life are examples of Disturbing the Peace.