MHoC guidelines – the basic rules Watch
The TSR Model House of Commons (MHoC), one of the first of its kind on the internet, was set up in 2005 and continues to thrive to this day. The D&CA Support Team believes that the MHoC poses a fantastic and unique game of political debate that allows for greater awareness of how the British system of parliamentary democracy works, hence we want to ensure it continues to be the success that it is!
So that every member can feel equally welcome and comfortable posting in the MHoC, the D&CA team would like to put some basic guidelines in place which will work in tandem with the existing Constitution and Guidance Document of the MHoC:
TSR Community Team - via Ask the Community Team or the designated MHoC Help Thread.
Designated Section Leader to the MHoC: miser and MrDystopia - quote/tag in for contact
Designated Support Team Member to the MHoC: The Financier - quote/tag in for contact
Designated Community Assistants to the MHoC: [New Speaker] and cranbrook_aspie - quote/tag in for contact
If you wish to ask about an 'in-game' matter, you will be best contacting the Speaker of the Model House of Commons!
After deliberating with the rest of the D&CA Support Team, we've decided to refresh the MHoC guidelines given that the last time they've gone through a major revision was by Jarred four years ago. The main changes are:
1) A stricter moderation policy, with the introduction of D&CA strikes for individuals who continuously antagonise other members of the MHoC. If these stack up, you may be banned from posting within the D&CA subforum. As I'm sure you're all aware, there's been a lot of nastiness recently and that quite frankly is detrimental to the long term health of this game. It can be played without having a hostile atmosphere that pushes people away.
2) The introduction of a ban on cold PMs and VMs that promote a particular party, or the MHoC at large. For those who have no interest in the MHoC, such messages can be annoying especially when other aspects of TSR do not use such methods of promotion. Affiliated signatures and avatars are a far more discreet way of going about this, and if you chat with an ST first, an occasional thread or post as we have done before should be fine.
Asides from that, the rest of it is really just making explicit some aspects of the rules and guidelines which may have been forgotten from time to time.
Please ensure your MPs and party members are aware of these revisions, and as usual if you have any queries regarding the new guidelines, please direct it to the AtCT subforum. Cheers!