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SAINTS 3G CONSTITUTION

"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" 1 Cor. 15:3

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Rom. 10:13


INDEX

Preamble
Article I: Statement of Faith
Article II: Statement of Purpose
Article III: Statement of Standards
Article IV: Official Games
Article V: Membership
Article VI: Code of Conduct
Article VII: Policies & Procedures
Article VIII: Organizational Structure
Article IX: Promotions, Appointments, & Demotions
Article X: Amendments


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Whereas many born-again Christians play online games, and

Whereas we as Christians are to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world and proclaimers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Matthew 5:13, "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14) Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid." and

Whereas the Bible commands Christians to be separate from the world, i.e. sin, in II Corinthians 6:17, "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you," and

Whereas to be successful this guild must be organized and ran in an orderly fashion as the Bible commands in 1 Corinthians 14:40, "Let all things be done decently and in order."

Therefore Saints 3G (God, Guild, & Gaming) is established as a safe-haven for all born-again New Testament believers in Jesus Christ to enjoy clean, online gaming entertainment in a protected, organized, & Christian environment.


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Article I: Statement of Faith

Section A: The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the King James Bible, both Old & New Testament to be the infallible, inspired, inerrant, Word of God in the English language "...and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" (II Timothy 3:16) and shall be the Official English Bible of Saints 3G used in all official S3G publications.

Section B: The Holy Trinity
We believe that there is only one God Who exists as three Persons, the Father (Jehovah), the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit (i.e. the Holy Ghost), Three in One. (Deut. 6:4; Mat. 12:32; 28:19; John 14:10, 26. 1 John 5:7)

Section C: The Creation & Fall of Man
We believe that God created Man in His own Image (Genesis 1) and that Man fell into sin in the Garden of Eden, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" (Romans 5:12)

Section D: Heaven
We believe that there is a literal Heaven where God dwells on His throne with Jesus sitting on His right hand, and is a true Haven of Rest for the Saints of God which are in Christ Jesus. (Rev. 4:2)

Section E: Hell
We believe that there is a literal Hell which was orignally made for the devil and his fallen angels, but is also the place where all those who have sinned and do not receive Christ by faith as their personal Saviour will go to burn forever. Revelation 21:8, "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." (Isaiah 5:14)

Section F: The Gospel
We believe that Jesus Christ was miraculously born of a virgin, lived a perfect, sinless life, and died on the cross, shedding His blood for our sins, and He was buried, and He rose again the third day. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, "For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4) And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:".

Section G: Eternal Salvation
We believe that Salvation is both everlasting and eternal. It is received upon realizing that you are a sinner, then believing by faith that Christ died for your sins and was buried, and rose again the 3rd day, and then by faith, asking Jesus to save you. Romans 10:13, "For whosover shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Salvation is by faith and faith alone in Jesus Christ, it is not of works (Ephesians 2:9) and is not through faith in any other person (John 14:6). Salvation is in Jesus, by Jesus, & through Jesus alone.

Section H: The Imminent Return of Christ
We believe in the pre-millenial return of Jesus Christ to earth to rapture His Saints, the 7 year tribulation following the rapture, and the 1000 year reign of Christ also known as the Millenial reign. (Ps. 89:3, 4; Dan. 2:31-45; Zech. 14:4-11; I Thes. 1:10, 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Rev. 3:10, 19:11-16; 20:1-6)

Section I: The Judgement
We believe that everyone must give an account of theirselves to God. All Christians must stand before God at the Judgement Seat of Christ and be judged according to their service to God for the receiving of their eternal rewards. The unsaved will stand before God at the Great White Throne Judgement and be judged according to their works to be sentenced to eternal death & torment in the everlasting Lake of Fire. (Rom. 14:10; II Cor. 5:10; Rev. 20:11-13)

Section J: Marriage
We believe that marriage, as God intended, is between one man and one woman and that sodomy is a sinful abomination. (Gen. 2:24; Lev. 18:22)

Section K: Abortion
We believe that abortion is murder under any circumstance and that life begins at conception. (Job 3:16; Psa. 51:5, 139:14-16; Isa. 44:24, 49:1, 5; Jer. 1:5, 20:15-18; Luke 1:44)

Section L: Blood-Atonement
We believe that the blood of Christ was pure and sinless blood that completely atoned for the sins of all men who by faith receive Christ as their Saviour. (Matthew 26:28)


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Article II: Statement of Purpose

Section A: First as Christians
Our purpose first as Christians is to honor & glorify God in all that we do, including playing an online game. We encourage every member of our guild to maintain a personal walk with God that includes prayer, Bible study, and faithfulness to church and witnessing. Play time should never supersede your quiet time with God or your obligations with your family. As Christians, we shall maintain moral conduct rules and promote a friendly, helpful environment.

Section B: Second as a Community
Our purpose as a guild is to provide all born-again Christians a good, clean, godly environment to come together with their families and enjoy common fellowship while playing online games. Through this fellowship, we will find encouragement, friendship, fun, and edification in the faith. Our doors of recruitment shall always be open to born-again Christians seeking a guild home.

Section C: Third as Gamers
Our purpose in gaming is to play online games that are family-safe, fun, competitive, and support guilds, clans, kinships, or communities. We shall strive to provide support for & voluntary involvement in everything an Official Game has to offer including Crafting, Player vs Player, Raiding, and Roleplay.
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Article III: Statement of Standards

Section A: When Choosing Games
As we are a Christian Guild, we will not choose for a primary or legacy game any game that contains: 1) nudity including topless females, 2) interactive sexual content or actions including implied fade to black scenes, 3) excessive use of strong or obscene language voice-overs, 4) homosexual in-game content.

Section B: When Playing Games
As we are Christians and represent Christ, members of Saints 3G shall conduct themselves accordingly at all times when playing games. Members are not permitted to curse or use foul language, make perverse or derogatory statements towards others, or use their gaming avatars in a way which is perverse or inappropriate.


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Article IV: Official Games

Section A: Supporting Games
A Supported Game is a game in which the Council has voted to support as the guild's Primary Game (see Section C) or a game in which the Council has at one time voted on to be the Primary Game but moved to Legacy Game (see Section D) status due to insufficient guild activity or interest in said game or any game that has not been a Primary Game that the Council has voted on to be a Legacy Game for the purpose of Legacy Nights as defined in Section E of this Article.

Section B: Desupporting Games
A desupported game is a game which held primary or legacy status but has either (1) lost the interest and casual participation of the entire S3G Community, or (2) disqualified itself by introducing materials contrary to Article III Section A. In the event that said game has met either of these two qualifications for desupport, the Council shall convene to verify that disqualification conditions have been met by the witness of at least 2 Councilors and then the Administration shall promptly desupport the game without further Council deliberations. Games which have been desupported for reason (2) of this section shall have their forums and Discord channels removed.

Section C: Primary Game
The Council shall vote to choose no more than one game as the Primary Game for Saints 3G. Said Primary Game shall require the active presence and leadership of the Overseer as well as full support by the Operational Divisions. Active recruiting efforts shall be made to recruit new members for said Primary Game. Each Primary Game shall have its own forum and Discord channel.

Section D: Legacy Games
As defined in Section A of this article, when a Primary Game fails to maintain the interest of the S3G Community, the Council shall meet to consider voting to move said game to Legacy status. Legacy Games shall retain supported status without the active presence and leadership of the Overseer and without the support of the Operational Divisions. Legacy Games shall be supervised by an appointed volunteer Officer active in said game who shall report to the Overseer or designee. The designated supervisor may appoint volunteer NCO's to aid in supervision. Each Legacy Game shall have its own forum and Discord channel.

Section E: Legacy Nights
The Overseer or designee shall schedule regular Legacy Nights to encourage a revisit to Legacy Games by the S3G Community. There shall be at least 1 Legacy Night scheduled per month in one Legacy Game but not to exceed 2 Legacy Nights per week in frequency to ensure focus remains on the Primary Game. All members are encouraged but not required to participate in Legacy Nights when possible.

Section F: Factions & Allegiances
Our allegiance in all Official Games with factions shall be to the good side as perceived in each game with good or evil factions. In games with neutral factions, the Council shall decide which faction Saints 3G aligns itself with. In games with more than 2 factions, the Council shall decide which faction Saints 3G aligns with. "Abstain from all appearance of evil." - 1 Thes. 5:22. The S3G Official Game Guild shall be restricted to one Faction at a time per game.

Section G: Guild Names For New Games
The Council shall poll the S3G Community for ideas regarding the Official S3G Guild Name which shall contain the word "Saints" followed or preceded by other words chosen by the S3G Community and relative to the game chosen so long as the complete name does not violate any provisions within this Constitution. After several names have been compiled from the Community, the Council shall vote on the final Official name to be chosen for said game.

Section H: Server Selection
The Council shall present a list of server names, types, & rulesets to the S3G Community prior to S3G's launching into said game (if available prior to game release). The Council shall host a guild meeting on Discord to discuss server types and selection with the community followed by a poll in which all non-probationary members desiring to play said game may then vote on the Official server including server type & ruleset in which S3G shall call home. The S3G Official Game Guild shall be restricted to one server at a time per game.

Section I: Content Participation
PvP Content, PvE Content, Roleplaying, Crafting, and other Game Content will always be voluntary. No member shall ever be required to participate in content that they do not want to do.

Section J: Unsupported Games
Games in which there is no Official Support or that have been Desupported for inactivity as defined in Section B: (1), are considered Unsupported Games. Members are free to play Unsupported Games with one another and use our Discord server with a game-specific channel. Unsupported game participants are still required to abide by the Code of Conduct and to respect the Chain of Command.

Section K: Alliances
Game Supervisors may appoint a qualified Ambassador for the game which they supervise who may then appoint qualified Diplomats as needed to assist in forming and maintaining alliances with other guilds, clans, or kinships within said game. If no Ambassador is appointed, the Game Supervisor assumes the position of Ambassador of Saints 3G for that specific game. The Council and the Game Supervisor both reserve the right to review and revoke alliances.


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Article V: Membership

Section A: Recruitment Process
Every person aged 13 and older who wishes to be a member is required to submit an application via the Apply to Guild link on our website. The application will then be promptly reviewed and then followed by either acceptance, denial, or closure (in the event that no response from said applicant is received within 14 days). S3G's recruitment is perpetual, meaning that we are always looking to recruit new Christian players. We have no population cap.

Section B: Requirements
Membership with the probationary rank of Initiate shall be granted to any applicant upon review of their application indicating that said person meets all of the following requirements: (1) the person is a born-again Christian and provides a clear testimony of salvation, (2) the person appears to be friendly, honest, & respectful, (3) the person is at least 18 years old or is 13 years old and has parental permission to join S3G, (4) the person is not a sodomite, pedophile, or some other type of perverted person. Recruitment reserves the right to deny an application if said applicant is suspected to pose a danger to the security, sanctity, unity, or purpose of Saints 3G.

Section C: Resignations & Membership Terminations
All members are permitted to leave S3G at their leisure. Membership is strictly voluntary. Likewise, a person's membership may be revoked or terminated at any time by the Administration or by the decision of the Council due to Code of Conduct or Guild Constitutional violations by said person. Membership may also be revoked or terminated for any action in which the Council concurs poses a danger to the security, sanctity, unity, or purpose of Saints 3G.

Section D: Privacy Protection
The sharing, giving, or exchange of another member's personal information such as real names, email addresses, IP addresses, phone numbers, mailing addresses, or any other personal private identifying information with persons or organizations outside of Saints 3G by any member of this guild with access to said information is expressly prohibited to protect S3G member's privacy.

Section E: Minors
Members with minor children under the age of 15 may include their children as Cadets in S3G under their supervision. Cadets differ from Members in that they do not have to have a salvation testimony and they do not fill out an application or use the forums. Cadets are permitted to use Discord and to join our in-game guilds but the Cadet must abide by our Code of Conduct rules and the parent is responsible for the Cadet's actions. Cadets are only permitted Cadet status so long as their parent/guardian remains an active member of S3G. Cadets are to be clearly marked as such on both Discord and in the Game Guild. Members must request permission from a Councilor to enroll their child in the Cadet program. Cadets are encouraged to apply for full membership when they meet all requirements (13+) and when their parent/guardian approves. This program is only for children under the age of 15. Cadets who have reached their 15th birthday have a 90 day transitional period wherein they must decide either to apply for full membership or be else be removed from the program, losing access to guild operations.

Section F: Inactivity
All members who have not logged in to the guild website (saints3g.com) in 180 days shall have forfeited their membership privileges, ranks, and titles in S3G due to inactivity and shall be removed from the website & all in-game guild rosters. Exceptions to this rule are made when the member has been granted an Extended Leave of Absence by a member of the Administration for circumstances beyond their control in which they wish to remain a member but indicate that they cannot be active in the guild for the next 180 days or more. Extended Leave of Absences (ELoAs) shall be posted by the Admin granting approval in the Leave of Absence forum on the website.

Section G: Orientation
All Initiates of the Saints3G Community will be required to attend the Initiate Orientation & Training Course (IOTC) within three months of their acceptance into the community. This program is designed to orient the new member on the programs and policies of the Saints 3G guild, and familiarize them with the service structure of this community, including but not limited to officers, councilors, and administrators. Pre-existing Initiates (prior to the ratification of Article V, Section G) will be given three months notice and will be required to take the IOTC course. Waivers for this requirement will be considered by the Council on a case by case basis. Requests for waivers should be made during the application process. Any Initiates who fail to complete IOTC within the allotted time, without a reasonable excuse, will have their membership closed without prejudice. The individual then can reapply, and seek membership again, if they so desire. If an individual fails to complete IOTC after their second attempt, he/she will not be permitted to have their membership approved without a direct meeting with either an Administrator or the Recruitment Division Commander.


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Article VI: Code of Conduct

Section A: Treatment of Fellow Members
Members are to treat one another with respect. Members are not permitted to degrade, demean, or disrespect other members whether in person or behind their back.

Section B: Treatment of Non-Members
With respect to roleplay and enemy factions, all members are still expected to treat other players in the game, whether good or evil, as is becoming a Christian.

Section C: Language
Cussing, using God's name in vain, substituting bad words with symbols or acronyms, using abbreviations of curse words, and the use of vulgarities is prohibited in guild chat, voice chat, public chat as well as the guild forums, and shout box. Vulgarities include, but are not limited to: any and all slang substitutes for the "F" word, the "A" word, and the "B" word.

Section D: Harassment
Members are not permitted to harass other members. This includes repeatedly asking for real-life personal information, contact information, money, as well as sexual innuendos and racial or gender slurs. Personal and contact info may be given out voluntarily. Officers may be required to share their contact info with their Commanding Officers for Official purposes.

Section E: Spam
Members are not permitted to spam in any chat channel. Spam is defined as repeating something over and over and over again for the sake of advertising something or annoying others.

Section F: Witnessing
Members are permitted and highly encouraged to be a witness for Jesus Christ to others whenever possible. Members should be aware of the Terms of Service (ToS) of each game; however, we should never pass up an opportunity to share the Gospel with a lost soul.

Section G: Forums & Discord
Posts and threads in the Guild forums or any public forum associated with a game in which S3G associates with, are subject to the same language policies as stated in Section C. Posting of clean & modest pictures or the use of said pictures as avatars or signatures are permitted in the forums as well as the photo gallery, however, any and all lewd or pornographic material, including links to such material, is strictly prohibited and is cause for the immediate guild dismissal of said member. The use or posting of avatars or images which emphasize or reveal parts of one's body from the knee to the chest is also prohibited. This does not include the arms and shoulders, but does include see-through shirts or blouses as well as screenshots or artwork characters.

Section H: Officers
All Officers are required to abide by, enforce, and uphold all Code of Conduct rules outlined in this Article with exception to Non-Commissioned Officers who are not required to enforce Code of Conduct rules over other members, but are required to report violations they witness to appropriate personnel.

It is required that all Officers:

  1. Exhibit Good Christian Conduct
  2. Be Honest
  3. Respect the Chain of Command
Failure to abide by any of these rules may result in loss of commission.

Section I: Prohibited Actions
All members are prohibited from:
  1. Impersonating other members on this guild site or any other website with the intent to deceive;
  2. Stealing from other members, whether it be in-game currency or real-world money;
  3. Buying or selling MMO currency (gold) personally or through a website;
  4. Cheating which includes hacking the game client, installing cheats for the game client, hacking packets, altering memory data, duping credits, or any other shady method that gives the player an unfair advantage in the game;
  5. Using any feature of the guild's communication functions to solicit funds from other members aside from official guild Donations without prior approval from an Administrator. This includes posting paypal or other such information publicly. However, members are permitted to state a financial need asking for prayer for God's provision. We understand that some members may be led by the Holy Spirit to help with that need, therefore, members are permitted to voluntarily give financially to other members in need in which case it must be done so privately using the PM feature.
  6. Using their membership in Saints 3G as a means of solicitation for other gaming communities or guilds.

Section J: Usernames
Subsection 1: Restrictions
All guild usernames including: account, forum, Discord, chat, and game character names, may not contain inappropriate words or abbreviations for inappropriate words or be similar to inappropriate words in either their sound or spelling. Examples of inappropriate words include curse words, hateful or anti-racial words, sexual references, or any other word, reference, or meaning that would be considered inappropriate for a Christian.

Subsection 2: Requirements
S3G Discord server nicknames must clearly relate to a member's official saints3g.com website username. In Games which have a guild roster note feature, the member must list their username in their guild roster note.

Section K: Avatar Attire
All members should have their digital game avatars dressed in a manner that has a positive representation of both our faith and the guild. Any revealing or scantily clad attire is to be avoided by all members when possible by game design for both their avatars and NPC companions.


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Article VII: Policies & Procedures

Section A: Discipline
Disciplinary action may be taken upon any member that violates the Articles outlined in this Constitution. Disciplinary action, herein referred to as a Reprimand, shall consist of Reminders and Infractions and shall range in severity from a written or verbal reminder up to and including termination from S3G. The Administration shall establish a fair Disciplinary Policy and post it on the website for all members to read subject to Council approval.

Section B: Ministries
Members may start up regular community ministries such as Bible studies, prayer meetings, or support groups that they wish to lead. Members must, prior to announcing the new ministry, get approval from the Council by sending a PM to a Councilor outlining the details of the new ministry who will then in turn bring it before the Council for approval and then let the member know once approved or denied. All sanctioned guild ministries involving the Bible are required to use the Official Guild Bible Version.

Section C: Contests
The Council shall approve all official guild contests as well as any official prizes. Contests put on by individual members using their own resources are not subject to approval by the Council, however, the Council reserves the right to terminate the contest if it violates the S3G Constitution in anyway.

Section D: Glorified
All members in the guild who pass on to Heaven shall be awarded the honorary title of Glorified which shall be held indefinitely in honor of their memory. Glorified members shall never be removed from the roster.

Section E: Guild Meetings
The Administration, or in their absence, the Council, may call for a Guild Meeting as often as needed in order to discuss ideas, decisions, games, policies, rules, or anything that affects the guild as a whole or in part. If 10% or more of the total body of current members sign on to a petition for a Guild Meeting, then a Guild Meeting shall be called by the Council within a reasonable timeframe. The petition must be created on the Guild forums and must include the topics of discussion and must pertain to the Guild as a whole or in part. The Council will address said topics with transparency during the meeting.

Section F: Inactivity & Leave of Absence
All Officers who plan to be inactive (do not login to the website) for 30 days or longer are required to post a thread in the Leave of Absence forum. Officers who fail to post a LOA may result in the loss of rank and position. Non-officers are not required to post a LOA, but will be purged from the roster if inactive for more than 180 Days. Members who wish to remain on the roster after 180 days of inactivity or Officers who wish to remain Officers after 30 days of inactivity, must post a LOA using the following criteria: (a) Date you are leaving, (b) Date you plan to return, (c) Reason for your leave of absence (example: vacation).

Section G: Awards:
Executive Officers may issue ribbons to members of the guild including earned ribbons, commendation ribbons, and participation ribbons at their discretion. Medals shall only be awarded by a member of the Administration upon successful majority Council vote or at the sole-discretion of the guild Founder. All awards shall be featured on the Awards page in the forums.

Section H: Dual Guild Membership:
Members of Saints 3G are permitted dual membership in other legitimate Gaming Guilds, Clans, Kinships, Organizations, or Communities (all herein referred to as Guilds) which do not pose a threat to the security, sanctity, unity, or purpose of Saints 3G. Guilds which the Council feels threaten Saints 3G's security, sanctity, unity, or purpose shall be reviewed by the Council on a case-by-case basis and require Council permission to have dual membership in. In the event said member refuses to comply and leave questionable Guild, their membership in Saints 3G may be terminated. Other Guilds in S3G Supported Games which reside on the same server as the Saints 3G guild, and which members have dual membership in is permitted so long as the S3G member makes it known to the leadership of both guilds of their dual membership. Dual membership with Alliance guilds is permitted so long as the individual plays any cross-over supported games with their primary guild. All other situations and circumstances related to dual membership shall be handled by the Council on a case-by-case basis.

Section I: Rules of Engagement for Supported Games
The Council may elect to set RoE for each specific supported MMO played which has involuntary Player versus Player combat. RoE shall be stickied in the supported game's forum.

Section J: The Council
Subsection 1: Age Requirement
All Councilors must be 18 years of age or older.

Subsection 2: Proposing Amendments
Any Councilor may propose a Constitutional Amendment. Upon proposal, one week's time will be given for discussion or sooner if a consensus is reached. After which, the measure will be put on the floor for a full vote.

Subsection 3: Meetings
Realtime Council meetings in which Council members meet in real time to discuss and vote on guild constitutional measures via one of more of the following methods: voice chat, text chat, and/or in-game chat, may only be called to order or scheduled by either the Overseer or Chief Executive Officer. Such meetings will always be pre-scheduled at a time that is convenient for as many Councilors as possible. All members of the Council will be required to attend council meetings unless they are unable to for a good reason. No Council meeting shall be in valid session without both the Master of the Council and the Chief Councilor present (unless by consent of the absentee) Once in session, each Councilor will be asked in turn to suggest any measures that they wish to put on the floor for vote. If they do not have a measure they wish to discuss, Council will move to the next Councilor. If they do have a measure to discuss, the measure will then be discussed by all Councilors citing reasoning of both the measure's pros and cons. Once discussed, a motion is required followed by a second to put the measure on the floor for vote, if no Councilor motions or seconds, the measure is then dismissed. If put to vote, the measure will require a 2/3rds majority vote to pass. The Master of the Council reserves full authority to dismiss or veto any and all measures or Council decisions if said measure or decision is in any way contrary to or in violation of the S3G Constitution. A private forum on the guild website shall be reserved for Councilors to hold non-realtime Council Meetings.

Subsection 4: Procedures
Council policies outlining Council session procedures shall be determined and posted by the Master of the Council and kept updated (with notice) in said forum. Council Policies & Procedures shall not contradict or infringe upon the Constitution in any way but shall be used to aid in bringing meetings to order.

Subsection 5: Majority Vote
A minimum 2/3rds majority vote is required to pass a proposed measure put on the floor. Other Measures which are not defined in or by the Constitution may be passed after motion by a 2nd motion and a minimum 24 hour window for Councilor objection on the measure. This is called a short vote. If there are no objections within 24hrs, the measure will pass. In the event of any objection by any Councilor within 24hrs, the measure will be placed on the floor for a full vote.

Subsection 6: Voting with Councilors on LOA
In the event that the Council meets to vote as defined in either subsection (2) or (3) of this Section, and one or more Council members are on Leave of Absence as defined in Section F of this Article, during said session, the total number of Councilors in subsection (5) is defined as the total number of Councilors not currently on Leave of Absence.[/list]


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Article VIII: Organizational Structure

Section A: Establishment
Subsection 1: Structure Established
Saints 3G shall be organized into a paramilitary organizational structure separated into 3 branches: Administration, Council, and Operations.

Subsection 2: Administration Established
The Administration shall consist of the Overseer, the Chief Executive Officer, and the Senior Executive Officer.

Subsection 3: Council Established
The Council shall Consist of: All members of the Administration as defined in Subsection 2 of this Section, and up to 9 other members appointed by the Council as defined in Art. IX.G.1 but shall not exceed 12 Councilors in total.

Subsection 4: Operations Established
There shall be three Operational Divisions each headed by a Division Commander and assisted by a Deputy Division Commander. The divisions shall be: Arbitration, Recruitment, & Training.

Subsection 5: Ranks Established
There shall be a total of 12 ranks defined and given. One rank for probationary members, two ranks for members (non-veteran & one-year veteran), two ranks for non-commissioned officers (former officer & former councilor), one rank for junior officers (Staff Officers), one rank for senior officers (Deputy Commanders & Arbitrators), & five tiered ranks for executive officers (Division Commander, Councilor, SEO, CEO, and Overseer respectively).

Section B: Authority
The Administration, Council, & all Operations Officers are granted full authority and power to execute their duties & responsibilities as defined in all Articles of this Constitution.

Section C: Definition of Duties
Subsection 1: Administration
The duties of the Administration include, but are not limited to, oversight and administration of the following: Guild website, game or VOIP servers, community donations, bills & payments for services, forums, game guilds, Officer permission assignments, social networks, gear stores, & discipline. Administrative duties also include executing and implementing Council decisions; suspending, terminating, and banning of memberships when required; organizing & presiding over Guild and Council meetings; and protecting, defending, and upholding the S3G Constitution.

Subsection 2: Council
Proverbs 11:14 "Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety." The primary duties of the Council include, but are not limited to, oversight of the S3G Constitution & Community, counseling members, hearing appeals to disciplinary actions, oversight of complaints & unrest within the Guild, appointing additional Councilors, approving new Guild expenditures, approval of alliances with other gaming communities, and all other Council duties specified in other Articles of this Constitution.

Subsection 3: Operations Officer Positions
(a) Operations Commander
The Overseer shall hold the position of Operations Commander and is charged with direct oversight of all Operational Division Commanders to assure proper Operations functionality. The Overseer also directly oversees all non-divisional Guild Officers.

(b) Division Commander
Each Operations Division shall be headed by a Division Commander who is charged with direct oversight of their respective division and the execution of the Division's duties.

(c) Deputy Division Commander
Each Operational Division shall (at the discretion of the Division Commander or Operations Commander) be assisted by a Deputy Division Commander who is charged with assisting the DC with the oversight of division staff and assuming leadership of the division in the absence of the Division Commander.

(d) Division Staff
Staff Officers are charged with carrying out the duties and responsibilities of their Divisions as defined in Subsection 4 of this article under the oversight and instruction of their Commanding Officers.

Subsection 4: Operations Divisions
(a) Arbitration:
Responsible for enforcing S3G Code of Conduct rules & policies in the forums, on voice comms, and game chat in accordance with the S3G Disciplinary Policy. Also responsible for pruning the S3G forums for old posts/stickies as well as maintaining the list of reprimands.

(b) Recruitment
Responsible for screening applications to ensure adherence to membership requirements and working with applicants who do not meet said requirements.

(c) Training
Responsible for the orientation of Initiates to ensure new members are familiarized with the leadership, functionality, rules, and procedures of the guild. Also responsible for promotion of Initiates to Saint.

Section D: Guild Titles
The Overseer shall assign appropriate titles for all Officer Positions in the guild. Titles should be color-coded for Divisions with non-Divisional officers all using the same color. Titles for non-officers shall be their rank.


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Article IX: Promotions, Appointments, & Demotions

Section A: Announcement
An official announcement will be posted on the S3G forums to notify the guild of any and all Appointments & Promotions.

Section B: Promotion to Saint
All Initiates are required to (1) undergo a minimum 14 day probationary period, and (2) take the Initiate Orientation Training Course before being eligible for promotion to full membership and the rank of Saint. IOTC shall be scheduled by the Training Division on a per-case basis with sign-up sheets made available in the Orientation Room forum for all Initiates. Orientation Instructors shall prepare a recommendation report for the Commandant who shall review said reports and verify qualifications and behavior. Upon successful review, the Commandant shall promote said Initiate to the rank of Saint.

Section C: Promotion to Veteran
Saints who have been with S3G for 1 year shall be promoted to the rank of Veteran and receive seniority preference in Guild betas and other special events. A 1 Year Veteran Ribbon shall also be awarded to each Veteran Saint followed by a consecutive Veteran Ribbon for each additional year of membership.

Section D: Promotion to Non-Commissioned Officer
Any Officer who resigns from their Officer position on good terms shall be awarded the rank of Staff Emeritus. Councilors who resign on good terms shall be awarded the rank of Honorary Staff.

Section E: Promotion to Junior Officer Positions
Any Senior or Executive Officer may promote a non-Initiate Member or NCO to Staff to fill vacant or needed positions under their realm of authority subject to approval by their Supervisor or Manager.

Section F: Promotion to Senior Officer

Subsection 1: Supervisors
Managers may appoint one non-Initiate member, NCO, or JO to a Supervisor position to assist them in overseeing Staff officers.

Subsection 2: Managers
The Overseer or designee may appoint any non-Initiate member, NCO, JO, or SO to a Management position subject to approval by the Council to fill vacant or needed management positions.

Subsection 3: Arbitration Division Staff
The Chief Executive Officer may appoint any non-Initiate member, NCO, JO, or SO to the position of Arbitrator to assist in enforcement of Code of Conduct rules and shall hold the rank of Supervisor.

Section G: Promotion to Executive Officer

Subsection 1: Councilor
Any Councilor may nominate to the Council for consideration a non-Initiate Member, NCO, JO, or SO for promotion to Councilor to fill vacant Council Seats subject to approval by the Council. Councilors shall hold the rank of no less than Councilor.

Subsection 2: Senior Executive Officer
The Overseer and Chief Executive Officer shall choose and agree to appoint a sitting Councilor to the office of Senior Executive Officer. The Councilor may accept or decline the appointment. The Overseer or CEO may also nominate a member to the Council, and if approved by the Council, may then appoint that Councilor to the office of SEO. The Overseer and CEO reserve the right to demote the SEO in pursuance to Article IX: Section J.

Subsection 3: Chief Executive Officer
The Overseer retains the right to appoint any current or former Councilor in good standing to the office of Chief Executive Officer. In the event that no current or former Councilor desires the position, the Overseer may appoint a current or former officer to the position pending Council approval.

Subsection 4: Overseer
In the event that the Overseer position becomes vacant, the Chief Executive Officer shall assume the position of Overseer. In the event that both the CEO and Overseer positions are vacant, the SEO shall assume the position of Overseer. In the event that all three positions are vacant, the Councilor with the most seniority shall assume the position of Overseer. In the event that all Council seats are vacant, Saints 3G shall be declared disbanded.

Section H: Officer Orientation
All Non-Commissioned, Junior, Senior, and Executive Officers shall undergo Officer Orientation by their Commanding Officer to familiarize them with their new duties and responsibilities. Further orientation shall be given for new Councilors or new Administrators specific to their new duties.

Section I: Promotion Procedure
Upon approval for officer promotion, the Commanding Officer over the new officer shall make contact and schedule orientation. Upon successful orientation, ranks, ribbons, and permissions shall be assigned and an announcement made.

Section J: Demotions
The Administration, Council, or Commanding Officers via chain of command reserve the right to demote any Officer due to Code of Conduct violations, failure to meet Officer Conduct criteria, or due to inactivity or loss of interest in said responsibilities.

Section K: Resignations
Administrators, Councilors, and Operations Officers may resign from their positions at any time after notifying the Chain of Command of such resignation. All seniority and progress gained from such time in commissioned service shall be forfeited.


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Article X: Amendments

The Articles in this Constitution are subject to change with notice. All members will be informed of any and all change(s) to this Constitution via the "Constitutional Amendments & Revision History" post in the "Guild Constitution" forum. This notice does not include fixing typographical errors, changing the format or layout, colors, or other visuals of the Constitution. Changes to this Constitution may be implemented as the result of a 2/3rds majority vote by the Guild Council, or at the sole discretion of the Guild Founder.
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