Subj: Standard Operating Procedures of Old Salty Crow
1. This document outlines the guidelines and protocol for the members and recruits of Old Salty Crow while representing the clan in a game environment and associated web-based media.
2. Background. Old Salty Crow (OSC) is an adult gaming community for gamers 25 years and older and is based around the Battlefield series on the PlayStation platform. We are a relaxed group that values fun over competition and teamwork over skill. Old Salty Crow was originally formed by Vile Revolver, Soi SixShooter and Dr. Pepperbox in 2010 on Battlefield Bad Company 2 on the Xbox 360 platform. Since, Old Salty Crow has played Battlefield 3 on the Xbox 360 Platform, Battlefield 4 and Battlefield 1 on the PlayStation 4. We are currently recruiting for Battlefield 4 and Battlefield 1. See our History for details.
3. Basic Guidelines
All members must be 25 years old or older.
Old Salty Crow is a Battlefield Clan and we play on PlayStation 4, we do not recruit for other platforms or games.
All members of the clan must be registered on the oldsaltycrows.com site.
All forum users must use their PSN Name as their forum name.
All members are to comply with the rules set forth in this document. Members that fail to comply with the SOP will be permanently banned from the clan and from oldsaltycrows.com.
Membership in Old Salty Crow is a privilege, and we want to keep our reputation positive within the gaming community. Clan members will not converse in public games or lobbies with racist, sexist, or any other degrading slurs. Offenders will be banned from OSC.
While some of our members are very accomplished gamers, others are "hobby" gamers. Skill is NOT, nor will it EVER be a requirement for membership in Old Salty Crow. Members are encouraged to create their own user-groups and tactical squads if competitive play is desired and represent OSC within the guidelines of this document.
Participation in clan tournaments and mixers is encouraged. Members are expected to display good sportsmanship at all times.
Members are expected to treat everyone with respect. Old Salty Crow will not tolerate “flaming” or personal attacks in the forums, social media associated with OSC or in game. If you have an issue with a fellow member of OSC, you are encouraged to PM the clan leaders who can assist with mediation. If you have an issue on the site or within the forums please PM a site moderator who can assist you. We're here to have fun! We aren't the most politically correct of clans, we love to give each other a hard time and joke around, but there is always a line that can be crossed. Understand that different individuals have different ideas of where this line is. Let’s keep posts and in-game behavior in the spirit of the clan - FUN!!!
You are expected to contribute to the clan. What you get out of Old Salty Crow is a direct result of what you put into it. We expect you to be active in the forums, contribute to discussions, and game with your clan. If you do not contribute and are not participating you will be put in an AWOL status and we will follow up on an individual basis to ensure that you are still interested in being a part of Old Salty Crow.
Leave of Absence. This clan was founded by members of the military, so it's expected at times that some people may have to deploy or be gone for extended periods of time. You will never be kicked from Old Salty Crow because of deployments, family related issues or other situations that require your temporary leave from gaming, please post in the "Leave of Absence thread" since long absences will out posting can be viewed as disinterest.
4. Etiquette and consideration
a. OSC members take priority in chats and squads. Squad leaders and owners of chat parties will accommodate OSC members over non-members. Squads and chats will be split to accommodate OSC members in game. No Crow left behind!
b. We operate on Pub-rules in OSC, so please keep religion and politics out of Old Salty Crow; some things are best left unsaid.
c. Playing the objective is our foundation; so favoring your stats over squad objectives is not what OSC is about and if you find yourself doing this Old Salty Crow is not for you.
d. Be aware that everything that comes through your microphone is heard by the party chat, please mute your microphone when you need to take care of non-gaming business if you need to gulp, burp, eat, and shout or converse with the family unit, fart or snore, yes that happened! If you find that you are causing the disruption or the chat members are giving hints that there is unwanted noise it is up to you to mute yourself.
e. OSC forums and associated social media are for gaming and not the place to advertise your business or personal agenda that does not fall within the interest of OSC.
required to post in the Leave of Absence Notification thread so that everyone knows you will be taking a temporary break from gaming. Otherwise absence will be view as noninterest.
a. OSC uses a voting system to induct new members. A recruit needs five positive votes to be accepted as a member, each negative vote raises the required votes by five.
b. Family members and friends of OSC members do not get special consideration; they will have to meet the same requirements as every other recruit.
c. Recruits are expected to follow the basic guidelines for consideration in OSC. This process is heavily scrutinized, so please follow the instructions. They are very basic.
d. OSC members are expected to use the voting poll when casting their vote, comments in the thread doesn’t count.
e. Once a recruit is accepted as a full member than he or she can vote on new members right away, there is no dwell time.
6. Social media
a. Old Salty Crow uses social media to promote the clan; social media that represents Old Salty Crow is essentially an extension of the clan and the parent website and falls under the same rules of conduct outlined in this document. Please visit and support our facebook, youtube, twitter and google+ pages.
a. OSC’s structure is made up of Staff, Moderators, Members and Recruits.
b. Staff and moderators manage and maintain the website and are tasked with mitigation of clan rules and procedures. These positions makeup the “Staff” portion of OSC.
c. Staff and moderators are chosen by vote amongst the staff and candidates are chosen by activity and dedication to OSC. These positions are voluntary and are populated from need as the clan grows.
d. Members listed in an “AWOL” status have been absent from Battlefield and the Old Salty Crow website in excess of six months.
a. The official website of Old Salty Crow is www.oldsaltycrows.com and all images, emblems, signatures and graphics made for the site are the property of OSC and are not to be used outside of clan interest without the consent of the staff.
b. The following image is our official platoon emblem:
c. The official colors of OSC are white, black and red and our official mascot is Corvus the crow:
d. The award system of OSC is voluntary and for fun. The awards are tied to website and Battlefield activity and achievements. They are managed and awarded by the staff. Members can appeal for an award that they have earned by posting in the award thread.
9. All members are expected to be familiar with all the content in this document and adhere to the most important part of being an Old Salty Crow, have FUN!!!