Stonewall Fleet was founded on July 31st, 2008 when NicholasJohn16 posted a thread on the Star Trek Online forums, requesting others to collaborate on a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight ally (GLBTA) fleet. The Stonewall Gaming Network (SGN) was founded on May 1st, 2010, when we expanded into multiple games.
Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming place for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally players in their favorite MMO and facilitate members participate in all aspects of game play that we are able. As well, it is our duty to help educate and inform players on sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
The purpose of the SGN is to manage the shared resources among member guilds. All member guilds belong to the Stonewall Gaming Network. No guild owns another guild.
SGN is managed by the Community Manager who directs the advancement of the community in accordance with their vision and the wishes of the membership.
Each member guild is managed by a Guild Leader who’s responsible for maintaining an active Officer group. Guild Leaders report to the Community Leader to advance the community, work together on issues facing the community and manage shared resources as part of the SGN.
The Officer group, which includes the Guild Leader, is responsible for maintaining and advancing the guild by developing and active membership and keeping them engaged in the community.
Anyone may join the Network. To become and maintain Membership, a member must create and keep a profile on the Stonewall Gaming Network website, provide in-game contact information, post an introduction.
Members may apply for promotion to Fleet Captain and Admiral when a position becomes available. Application processes must be public and open to all Members.
All members, regardless of rank or status, are required to abide by the Code of Conduct and Community Guidelines. All actions that break the rules set forth in the Code of Conduct or Community Guidelines are Violations.
Reported Violations of the Code of Conduct or Community Guidelines will be investigated and processed by the Officers of SGN to determine their validity, extent and necessary penalty.
Violations committed by Officers should be reported to their Guild Leader. Violations committed by Guild Leaders should be reported to the Community Leader or their Officers who may take action based on majority rules.
Violations can be penalized with warnings and up to termination of Membership depending in the extent of the violation.
For minor violations, members can receive up to three warnings.
For major violations or multiple minor violations, a member can receive temporary bans from a specific section or all of the Network.
For extreme violations or multiple major violations, a member may have their Membership terminated.
Any member can have their membership terminated if they are found to have negatively affected the overall morale of the community. Such removals will only be in rare extreme cases.