Article IV. Court System and Police Force Overview
Computers OverClocked will have a court system and police force set up to deal with problems that may arise or abuse that can happen at anytime. The court systems will give all registered members a fair chance for whatever they are on trial for. We want all members to get along and share the benefits of the website without conflict. We also want to make sure things go as smooth as possible for everyone.
Forum Courts, Category Courts and Appeals Courts for Computers OverClocked. If your case involves anything except Moderator misconduct and site abuse (hacking, etc.) then you will be under the First and Second courts below. If it involves such things as Moderator abuse, etc. the case may begin at the Third Court unless if your case has already passed through the First Court and Second Court.
Court for the individual forums. Each individual forum cannot have jurisdiction over another forum. All forums in the jurisdiction of the Second Court (Category Court) will be under the category's jurisdiction that they are located in. This excludes Moderator forums. This will be handled by the Website Court System further down. The moderator of the forum will handle the cases via private message.
Court for the categories. It has jurisdiction over all forums inside the category. One category (court) will not have jurisdiction over another category. It is the Supreme Court over the First Court (forums). Appeals from the First Court will be held here. A moderator from a forum in the category it is located in will be selected to be the judge of the Second Court. The person in charge of the second court will be in charge of all forums in its jurisdiction. The person in charge will enforce, make and interpret the laws of the website and their own laws of each forum, in addition to any category laws that are made.
If the need arises, a different judge will be appointed to oversee the process and the Category Moderator will no longer be in charge of the court. This person will be different than any moderators of the entire site or people in charge of the categories. This judge will have a duty in the fifth court too, in addition to the Category Moderator.
If a category is not listed below, it will be under the jurisdiction of the website (Third Court). List of places to go for each category:
Site Police is in charge of any of the categories or parts of the website not listed above in the Second Court. In addition, they are in charge of the categories or parts listed above.
Internal Affairs Bureau - Bureau used to keep track of the integrity and high standards that our staff and site go by. If a problem should occur, we will deal with it in an appropriate manner. If not used for the previous reasons, it will be used as an appeals court. If you did not receive a fair trial, you may appeal to the Internal Affairs Bureau and they will review the case to see if it should be looked in to or not. This can be done only after going through the First Court and Second Court. Cases of Moderator abuse of power or things related will be submitted here.
Computers OverClocked Supreme Court
A panel of Judges will review the case and decide on the ultimate decision of the case. They will first decide if they should review it or not. This court can be created at anytime if there is a need. If it is not created or in use, going to the Fifth Court (below) will be the next step. Currently, this court is not setup.
In addition, the judges will be appointed by Adam and each judge will be in charge of the Second Court and have it as their own court. There may be more than one judge per category if needed but there must be an odd number at all times.
Contact the forum administrator (Adam) if your case should go further. He will look in to it and make the final decision.
Users who show strong leadership skills, potential, helpfulness and many other pre-determined qualities will be eligible to be a Forum Moderator, Category Moderator, or Site Moderator. Adam and the current Moderators will keep track of the users and over the time selected, will be watched to see if they should be approved or not. All potential Moderators will be approved by Adam to be the Police force of Computers OverClocked.
Forum Moderators will have the title of "Forum Police".
Category Moderators will have the title of "Category Sheriff" or "Category Deputy".
Site Moderators will have the title of "Site Police".
A Forum Moderator does not have jurisdiction in another Forum Moderator's forum. They may still participate, post, report posts or engage in the activity of the forum as a normal member would. A Forum Moderator may request additional backup from other Category Moderators or Site Moderators if there is a need. There may be more than one Forum Moderator per forum if needed.
A Category Moderator does not have jurisdiction in another Category Moderator's forum*. A Category Moderator has jurisdiction over all forums inside the Category they are in charge of. If a Forum Moderator is able to deal with the situation, it is best to let them do it. If they are not available or quick enough to respond, the Category Moderator may act. A Category Moderator may request additional backup from Site Moderators if there is a need. In accordance to Computers OverClocked's Terms of Service (Constitution), the a Category Moderator will serve as a Judge on Computers OverClocked's Supreme Court. If more Judges are needed, they will be selected from the other eligible Category Moderators.
* In emergency situations only, a Category Moderator may move a spam post from another category which is not their own.
A Site Moderator has jurisdiction over all categories and forums. If a Forum Moderator or Category Moderator is able to deal with the situation, it is best to let them do it. If they are not available or quick enough to respond, the Site Moderator may act.
Article V. Terms of Service Version System
Each change contributed to ComputersOC.com's Terms of Service will change the version number in such way:
The bolded digit will change for:
1.0.0 - Major changes. Anything not listed below.
1.0.0 - Moderate changes. Additions/deletions of paragraphs or blocks of text.
1.0.0 - Minor changes. Spelling changes or grammar errors will not change the version number.
BETA - Additions or changes will be made in this BETA stage.
Final - When the BETA stage is over, the version will be considered final. We reserve the right to make any changes there after without consent.
Article VI. Conclusion
If our Site Policies section needs to be amended as a situation comes up, we will add the new laws of the site as quickly as possible. Users or guests who do not abide by these rules must depart now. By clicking Register or using our site, you agree to be bound by these conditions.
If there are any problems with the Terms of Service, site policies, Moderators or anything else, please contact Adam via Private Message in extreme cases or the Internal Affairs Bureau via the public complaint form.
Version 1.6.0 Final - Last updated July 15, 2006