Here at Bravo Fleet we value the opinion of all our members, in the recent community survey it was made clear that the presence of inactive sims is a complaint many have. Over the past few weeks the Bravo Fleet Admiralty has worked on resolving this legitimate concern. To address this we have passed two by-laws. One defines the levels of activity a sim can have, from active to provisional to inactive and the second provides for a clear and fair removal process should a sim and its CO unfortunately be unable to keep up the minimum standard.
First of all by-law 2.7 concerning activity.
A Player simulation can be either Active, Provisional, or Inactive.
- A simm shall be declared Active when:
- It publishes at least 4 posts per calendar month;
- A post must be more than 2 paragraphs;
- A website is created and maintained;
- If a website is not created within the first 2 weeks of a simm’s creation, the CO must confer with their TFCO to make other arrangements; and
- A CO submits a monthly report no later than the 5th of each month.
- A simm shall be declared Provisional when:
- It is first established as a Bravo Fleet member simulation;
- It publishes less than 4 posts per calendar month; and/or
- Its CO fails to submit a monthly report;.
- A simm shall be declared Inactive when:
- It does not publish any post within two calendar months; or
- Its CO fails to submit a monthly report two months in a row; and
- A CO does not respond to an official TFCO email request for contact due to inactivity in two weeks after no posts for a calendar month.
Secondly, there is by-law 2.8 on CO removal and Sim closure.
A Task Force Commanding Officer (TFCO) may in the following circumstances remove a Commanding Officer (CO) from their duties if said Commanding Officer resigns, breaks a core value of Bravo Fleet as enshrined in the Constitution and By-Laws, or all of the following conditions are met.
- The simulation is considered inactive according to By-Law 2.7.
- The Task Force Senior Staff has sent a warning by e-mail to the Commanding Officer.
- The Task Force Commanding Officer has issued a formal notification by e-mail to the Commanding Officer that their simulation is inactive, granting at least seven days to reach out and discuss the situation.
- The Task Force Commanding Officer, after expiry of the period above, has sent a final warning by e-mail to the Commanding Officer, granting at least seven days to reach out and discuss the situation.
- A minimum of thirty days have passed since the simulation formally became inactive.
Nothithstanding the above, if a Commanding Officer reaches out within the inactivity period, but does not provide a satisfactory plan for improvement, the Task Force Commanding Officer may still proceed with removal.
Upon removal of a Commanding Officer the Task Force Commanding Officer will reach out to members of the simulation who have signed up to the Bravo Fleet Management System (BFMS) , informing them of the situation. At their discretion, the Task Force Commanding Officer may opt to recruit for a new Commanding Officer from the current crew. If no replacement is selected the simulation may be closed seven days after removal of the Commanding Officer.
It is the hope of the Bravo Fleet Admiralty that these formal regulations will provide a stable base for all our sims to prosper.