Team Firestorm believes in events that are fun for all trainers involved. As such, we have the following code of conduct, which can be summed up as “be excellent to each other”:
1. Most of our events are family-friendly. Unless otherwise specified (or at a 21+ location), be careful of the language you use. We understand that slip-ups happen, but an expletive-filled rant will not be tolerated. Firestorm leadership will make the call on if language used is actionable.
2. Hate speech is prohibited. This includes racism, homophobia, transphobia (and any other LGBTQ+-based hate), sexism, and hate speech relating to religion or creed, national origin, age, and disabilities.
3. No harassment. Harassment includes the following: (If you have questions regarding any of these points please ask TrisChandler, and she will happily clarify.)
a) repeated offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, political affiliation and team affiliation;
b) sexual images in public spaces;
c) deliberate intimidation;
d) stalking, following, harassing photography or recording;
e) inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
4. Because we wish to be a welcoming space we ask that no members discuss current political issues or activities.
5. Retaliation for reporting poor behavior to Firestorm administration is prohibited, and will be treated as a separate offense.
6. Spoofing and similar ToS violations, or discussion thereof, will not be tolerated at or for Firestorm Events. If you have questions, see a Firestorm admin or veteran.
7. For any Firestorm-sponsored competitions/tournaments, there is only one account per person allowed. We don’t police people with multiple accounts, but you are only allowed to use one at an event. No playing for friends/children or switching accounts.
8. Be respectful of the people around you. If you are in a place of business, follow any rules or directions from staff. If you’re out in public spaces, like Schenley Plaza, be aware that not everyone there is playing Pokemon and do your best to coexist.
9. Firestorm events will emphasize respecting the places we play, and administrators reserve the right to temporarily or permanently ban Team Firestorm events at “high-impact” locations (such as malls during Christmas)
Violation of the code of conduct will result in consequences deemed appropriate by Firestorm leadership. These consequences can vary depending on the severity of the infraction, and may include:
1. An official warning, with an explanation of why the behavior was inappropriate
2. Removal from the event in question
3. A ban from future Firestorm events (temporary or permanent)
If you have questions on the Code of Conduct, or if you feel that someone is violating it, you can talk either email email@example.com (which is monitored by our leadership) to the following leadership at any Firestorm event or message them on Discord: