Respect is the ground rule for ALL our events, public or private:
- Respect for the event.
- Respect for the organizers.
- Respect for the venue.
- Respect for personal boundaries of the other members.
- Respect for everyone's time. Show up on time, not 2 hours early, or late.
Read the Zero-Tolerance Policy on Sexual Harassment.
Our meetup is NOT here as a place to solicit or 'pick up' any of your fellow members. This includes following home, asking for phone numbers, etc. If you feel a burning need to meet someone outside of the context of a game, there are many 'singles' Meetups for you to use.
We do not tolerate racist, sexist, or homophobic jokes or slurs at any of our events or on forum discussions, whether or not these remarks are directed at our own members. All public TAG games must not exceed content for a PG-13 (14A) movie rating. All GMs are asked to include an “X” card in their sessions. Any player can tap the “X” card at any time to exclude any content they are uncomfortable with.
Respect for other participants and hosts is essential. It is every member's responsibility to make this an open and fun community for all. Disruptive, disrespectful, heavily intoxicated, anti-social behaviours will not be tolerated. Event hosts and organizers reserve the right to veto players. Please respect your event host and organizer decisions.
All members are also expected to take responsibility for ensuring that any food, drink or other items purchased at an establishment are paid for prior to leaving the event.
If you can't abide by these rules, we reserve the right to immediately remove you from TAG without warning.
If you are issued a warning you may get up to two warnings before being removed. Warnings will NOT be issued for violation of the zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment and sexualized play.
Contact the Organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel you have been expelled unfairly.
The Meetup.com system will deem you to be an 'inactive' member if you don't visit the TAG website at least once every six months. At this point meetup.com will automatically remove you from TAG for inactivity. We have no control over this.
Please take a few seconds each month to check out the message boards, or sneak a peek at our calendar. That alone will ensure that your membership remains active.
To recognize the work that goes into organizing an event, as well as the interest in many events that produces waiting lists we ask all members to be respectful of their RSVP’s by showing up, or giving appropriate notice if you cannot make an event you have RSVP’d yes to.
3 STRIKES POLICY
If you RSVP “YES” for an event and do not show up, or cancel your RSVP with less than 24-hours notice you will be issued a strike as a ‘no-show’. Any member who accumulates 3 strikes in a one-year period will be asked to leave the group.
Life happens, and you may find yourself in a situation where you must change your RSVP less than 24 hours in advance or ‘no-show’ to an event. We ask that you make every effort to contact your host and an assistant organizer in advance of the event to let them know what has happened. You can do this by using the e-mail system built into meetup.com. If you do not have an opportunity to contact your host and the organizer in advance of the event please do so as soon as possible, or within 72 hours. Respect will go a long way to avoiding strikes.
You will not get a strike if:
- You RSVP "Maybe" to an event and you do not show
- You change your RSVP more than 24 hours in advance of an event
- You and your host reach a mutual agreement to ask not to have the strike applied.
GMs & Hosts: If you want to use the 3-strike policy for a player who does not show up we fully encourage you to do so. If you are an event host you have an option in your event posting to mark a player as a “no-show”. If you are not an event host simply contact one of the assistant organizers and let us know which player you want marked as a no-show.
If you attend an event and are disruptive, disrespectful, heavily intoxicated, make it difficult for other players to enjoy the event, or do not pay your bill you may be asked to leave the group immediately. Likewise, disruptive, rude, or negative behaviour on any of our forums will be treated in the same manner.
Edit: Include Canadian rating of 14A
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