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All members of the New Mexico Gamers Society will be held accountable for their behaviors and the way we do that is by knowing who you are. This is not the place for anonymity. To that end it is mandatory for all members to provide the administration team with their actual real-life name. Display names should reflect the name used in real life rather than a cunning screen name and be stylized in one of the following ways:
⧫ First name only - Linda
If you have a common name like “Linda” please consider using one of the options below to differentiate yourself from others with the same name.
⧫ First name & last name – Linda Deimer
⧫ First name & last initial – Linda D.
⧫ First initial & last name – L. Deimer
⧫ Two people initials Last name – L. & C. Deimer
⧫ Using just your last name – Deimer
⧫ Or with the appropriate prefix if desired - Mrs. Deimer
⧫ Name using one of the above options (nickname) – Linda (Schmetterling)
If there is a legitimate reason that you do not wish to have your IRL name displayed and feel that you need to use an alternate screen name, your reasoning does not need to be shared with everyone, only with the admin team, along with your IRL name and contact information so that we know who you are.
The admin team will not share this information in any public fashion and once approved you may use an alternate name for your screen name. In this case please chose an alternate name that looks like an actual name so as to not bring undo scrutiny to yourself.
Being abusive in any way is not permitted. This includes threats or actual physical aggression, using racial, gender, homophobic, transphobic, sexual, or cultural slurs against another participant, or otherwise harassing participants, including unwanted advances. Ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure your words and actions are not harmful to others, regardless of intent. If you are made aware that you have inadvertently crossed a line, apologize, stop the behavior that’s being objected to, and reflect. You will get one warning and after that will be banned from the server, event or venue, as well as all events scheduled through New Mexico Gamers Society.
Let other participants speak & avoid talking over others. Allow others to get the events host’s attention when needed, remember you are not the only participant. This is especially important in virtual environments as it is harder for the host to be able to check in with those who are not as engaged. You are expected to conduct yourself appropriately so refrain from foul or inappropriate language & gestures, especially when directed at others.
(Refer to the Mature Content section for specific exceptions to vulgarity and other mature topics.)
When hosting or participating in an event where youth are present all participants will avoid vulgar, sexual, or mature language and themes (such as alcohol, narcotics, intimate relations, etc.) If your game has this content, or you desire the game to only be available to adults, please make sure to be clear in the description of your event so that participants are aware of the age limitation. If a youth misses these guidelines you may have to remove them from your event.