OMGeek

A video game community for grown ups in Southeast Asia

 A videogame community for grown-ups in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia.

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chat and voice on Discord

Our community chat and voice platform hosted on Discord has gamers from Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia.  It's a place where we get together to talk about video games, tech and all things nerdy. We love using Discord because it's basically IRC + Teamspeak all rolled into one with a ton of amazingly powerful features. It's all-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both desktop and mobile.  Join up and you'll see.

Oh and since we share a common time zone in the region, our chat is where we can organise and play games together, especially with the proximity of servers and latency being pretty reasonable.

The Community Constitution

Being a record of rules aimed towards the ultimate realisation of non-dickery on the internet

I. Treat all community members with respect

Be respectful to all members that you interact with, ingame on chat and voice comms. Debating and arguing over topics is fine, as long as you are respectful of each others views. Please act like you would in real life: you would respect another human being (we would hope), so please do the same in our community.

II. No drama and personal attacks

We are looking for a mature video game community and expect that of all players in-game, in the community Discord chat rooms, and in the voice channels. If you ever have any issues with another player, discuss this in private with one of the mods or admins by DMing them. There is no need to drag everyone into an extended episode of One Tree Hill. (Yes we just referenced that, we're THAT old). We’re here to play games and have fun.

III. No excessive profanity

The key word here is excessive. We don’t mind profanity in some level, but what we do mind is too much profanity when communicating with other members or outright insults/bullying. Keep it mature and as level-headed as possible. A good rule of measure to this is to use your common sense.

IV. You must attempt to follow the English standard

We all hail from different countries in Southeast Asia and the rest of the world, so we assume that everyone is well versed enough in English to navigate the internet. We encourage everyone communicating in straight English. Colloquial English with a mix of the local dialect (Taglish, Singlish, Manglish etc) is not advised and we encourage everyone to communicate in standard English so we can all understand each other clearly.

V. Usernames are not to be vulgar or ridiculously childish

Keep your Discord, Steam, and ingame usernames appropriate. No childish or vulgar usernames will be tolerated. Know how to be appropriate and mature enough to follow this guideline.

VI. Give value to community interaction and activities

Good and constant interaction will ensure the quality and activity of the community. We cannot stress this enough. Keep our valuable discussions alive, interact via chat and voice when you play together, participate in community events. We value quality over quantity for our membership. Our ultimate goal is not to have the biggest community in terms of members, but a community with like-minded, mature and fun people.

VII. Check your negative attitude out the door

If you have anything to say, say it properly! OMGeek was founded to be a mature and friendly community, and toxic attitudes need not apply. We will listen to any and all complaints and criticism as long as they remain constructive. If there is something you need to get off your chest, do so with a level head and discuss with us. We are a very open community.

VIII. Maturity

If you have ideas or recommendations for the community, please feel free to convey it in a mature manner of discourse, in the Discord chat room or to the mods/admins via DM. OMGeek values itself as a mature, open and tolerant online community. Additionally, we do not have a policy on a minimum age limit, but we expect all members of the community to behave in a mature manner. This is expected in the Discord chat room, voice channels and ingame playing with other members. Immaturity isn’t welcome.

IX. In-game behavior

Please treat your fellow players and members with respect. The old adage do unto others most certainly applies here. If we have specific set of guidelines for particular games, follow them.

X. No Soliciting

We welcome everyone to our community but please keep the hardsell about your product/service/own community to a bare minimum and do not PM people from our community about it. You can introduce yourself and what you're about, but we do not appreciate being sold to or interrupted.

A. Consequences

1st Offense = Private Warning 

2nd Offense = Public Warning 

3rd Offense = Good bye

The co-founders and appointed moderators of the community have their own responsibilities away from the keyboard, which means the less moderation and drama being dealt with, the better. Ultimately what we want is more time for everyone to focus on playing together as a community. At present, the admins and moderators of the community as per their Discord usernames are as follows: blitzio, Don, INQUE, jRev, Joel, GailExodus, A.ChickenJOTHBN, MELLISdesigns, Jamploy. Please approach them should you need any clarifications about this constitution or assistance on any community related matters.

Please note that the rules laid down here are not up for debate. We expect all the members of OMGeek to follow these rules -- it all boils down to "don't be a dick," but we got a little more specific just to be safe. We want everybody to behave to ensure that everybody has a good gaming experience AND a good community experience.

Credit for inspiration: The Gamers with Jobs Code of Conduct

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