Today, we published an update to the Code of Honor. It's the first one in a long time, and the revision loses some outdated language and adds some specific provisions about Nation administration that were lacking.
We've also added headings for each section of the Code, and useful hyperlinks to each section and sub-section (the moderators are pretty psyched about this development).
Here's what the direct links look like when you mouse over them! CoH 1a is unchanged.
Here are some answers to questions you might have about the changes:
Why change the CoH?
Mostly because it needed some more specific, clear Nation-related language. You'll notice new provisions regarding advertising Nations (2d), upholding the Code of Honor within Nations (4b), and violating the CoH within Nations (5b).
Does this mean staff is going to use the new CoH to retire/moderate/oversee a bunch of Nations?
No. We don't think there's a lot of Nations that have been violating any of the new revisions. We're not going to back and retroactively moderate Nations - but if you're a Nation Admin, you'll want to closely read the new Code.
Where can I find this new CoH?
It's right in the navigation bar at the top of all Newsvine pages, under 'Help'. Formerly, it was just in the website footer. It's still there, but now it's at the top of every page, like so:
Convenient, right? We're excited to have these changes published. Let us know what you think in the comments!