Real World Incentives Policy

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Real World Incentives Policy

Effective today, the Dark Jedi Brotherhood has a new policy on real world incentives for activity. The goal of the new policy is to provide clearer guidance on when and how non-fictional, non-DJB website-based incentives should be handled.

Note that any approval for offering non-fictional rewards for activity is highly unlikely to be approved for anything less than a DJB-wide competition.

The full policy is included below for reference:.

As an online organization, the Dark Jedi Brotherhood promotes and rewards activities that are almost exclusively internet based. Real world interactions between unrelated members occur on occasion, but the principal focus of the club is online activity. As such, rewards for activities are similarly internet based.

Pursuant to the Covenant, the Grand Master has authorized the Master at Arms to regulate the Brotherhood's rewards system. The Master at Arms has determined that offering real world incentives -- items of value -- to Brotherhood members as rewards for participating or placing in Brotherhood activities raises significant fairness concerns for the club as a whole. Therefore, any member wishing to offer real world incentives, including but not limited physical items, game keys, or art commissions, to other members of the club as rewards for Brotherhood activity must request permission in advance from the GM, DGM, JST, and MAA. The request should include a detailed explanation of the proposed reward including its monetary value, as well as clear and objective criteria for who will be eligible to receive it. Submitting a detailed request does not guarantee approval.

Any approved real world incentives may result in a reduction in other Brotherhood forms of recognition for the same activity.

Great work Team DC. Thanks for the clearly worded policy and the update, Bubba.

Does this policy apply to voluntary gifts between members like, "hey I drew you something! hey I have an extra game key, anyone want it?" or as acknowledgement of work/praise, such as saying "if you guys go 6/6 in an event I'll doodle you something or...do a dare on Hangouts"? The former being just a typical occurrence and the later being historically done but possibly in conflict with this new policy if such action defined as rewarding activity?

This seems fair and reasonable. Thank you for this policy update!

Atty -- good questions. This policy does not apply to gifts between members; it only applies to incentives offered as rewards for activity. From your examples, offering a free game key to a friend without regard for activity is fine, but offering a drawing for completing competitions would fall within the scope of the policy -- which is to say you should seek guidance and approval in advance of offering it.

Whether a hangout dare is an "item of value" is debatable. :P

Welp gimmie a few months and I'm totally gonna start making comps again. Love this idea, looks like I'm gonna have me an excuse to be active again

The policy seems sound. A little interested in how exactly how "approved real world incentives may result in a reduction in other Brotherhood forms of recognition for the same activity."

I am assuming it refers to things like medals?

Not opposed to the policy in the least, I hope folks will understand.

COINGATE 2019! Want to make sure I’m good to go here. I can still hand out bags of Vizsla themed merchandise at Celebration Orlando or give out DB T-shirts that say “This is the Way” all day long....as long as it’s not for activity. Sound accurate?

Its a good idea to ensure that the communitys intregrity is maintained. I agree whole heartedly.

Good thing too, I personally think Fictional mentions are the biggest rewards in the DJB.

"Any approved real world incentives may result in a reduction in other Brotherhood forms of recognition for the same activity."

It's going to be interesting to see how much 'value' each of the approved rewards are going to be, or value subtraction rather. Can say from experience that its very iffy when it comes to art.

Real life?! In my DJB?!
Oh noooo.

Love this idea!

I'm glad to see this being talked about.

Thanks for laying this out in a policy! I am looking forward to seeing the ways it might be implemented

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