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Ventrilo Rules

6-1. Ventrilo Voice Server

The 26th MEU Realism Unit uses a Ventrilo v3.0 Voice Server for VoIP communications. The Ventrilo server is set up with channels for various uses, such as server channels, lounges, drill channels, Staff offices, etc. There are several rules that should be followed when using the Ventrilo server. These rules apply to EVERYONE using the Ventrilo server – members and guests. They are listed below:

6-1.1. Server-wide Rules

  • No Racism
  • No Discrimination
  • No Libel and/or slander
  • No Harassment or threats
  • Do not spam or flood channels (joining and leaving repeatedly)

Ventrilo server users should be mindful of loud noises in their home when transmitting. Please use Push-To-Talk (PTT) mode if you cannot avoid having loud noises present.

Ventrilo server users should avoid setting key binds to the same keys as Armed Assault in game VoIP; keying both up at the same time with one bind causes echoes and in some cases feedback.

While we do not have specific rules prohibiting ‘adult’ language or conversations, we do not condone the use of either. If you wish to discuss mature topics please move out of public channels. Any user(s) found discussing mature topics in public channels will be warned one time to move to a private channel. Excessive swearing will not be tolerated for any reason.

6-1.2. Channel Specific Rules

Many of the Ventrilo server channels are set up for specific uses and should not be used for any other purpose. The server channels, for example, should be used when playing on the public server, private server or test server. The element specific channels (squads, fireteams, air units, etc) should be used when training with other members or when discussing private matters. The lounge channels are for general discussion and ‘talking shop’ with other members or guests, and should be used for this purpose. Please avoid using the server channels for chit-chat as it interrupts members and guests who are focusing on game play.

Most of the channels are password protected or controlled by ‘user authorization.’ If you cannot access the channel you would like to be in, chances are you should not be in it. If you feel that you should, however, please contact a member of the Staff to correct the issue.

NOTE: DO NOT INTERRUPT DRILLS! If any members are in a Ventrilo channel and conducting drills, they have communication priority. Page the ranking member in the channel ONE TIME and wait for a response. If it is urgent, join the channel and wait for a clear break in communication and then speak, quickly.

6-2. Officers Joining Channels

In addition to greeting officers when joining channels, members should call the channel to attention and render an appropriate greeting when an officer joins their channel. This gives the officer a moment to pass on pertinent information to members in the channel without interruption. “Officer on deck” is the most acceptable form of calling a channel to attention, and it should be said loud enough for all members to hear, but not yelled. When the officer is done speaking, or does not have any information to pass on, he or she will address the channel with “carry on,” “at ease,” or “as you were” to let members know they may continue their conversations.

NOTE: In the case of several officers entering and leaving channels, the channel should only be called to attention for the highest ranking officer, or if a higher ranking officer joins. If a Captain is in the channel and a Lieutenant joins, the channels should not be called to attention.

NOTE: Drill channels and Server channels are the only exceptions to this, as interrupting combat operations is unacceptable.

Promotion Policies

Promotion System

We use a promotion system that simulates the 26th MEU promotion system and it allows the Command Staff to control the rate of promotions.  This system is fair and impartial all around; giving credit to members for their time in the unit and current rank but giving more reward for those actually active.  So you can get promoted by sitting around and just being here but nowhere near as quickly as by attending training and events.  So here is the system.


In order to be eligible for promotion you must meet Time in Grade, Promotion Point, Rifle Range and Training Requirements.  Mind you that even though you are eligible administratively for promotion you must still hold a billet that allows the promotion.  We follow a "One Up to Two Down" policy for billet assignments.  This means that normally we only authorize a person to hold a billet that is one rank higher or two ranks lower than the billets assigned rank.  For example: Fire Team Leader is a Corporal's billet thus a Lance Corporal to Sergeant can hold that assignment and be promotable up to Staff Sergeant.  Once a Fire Team Leader reaches Staff Sergeant he must advance in duty assignment in order to be selected for promotion.  Eligibility requirements are listed in the following sections.

Composite Score

Each member will have a Composite Score that changes daily.  This score is based off of your; Time in Service, Time in Grade, Rifle Range Score and Promotion Points Earned x10.  Your composite score compared to those of others within your rank to make a "Promotion List".  This Promotion List is used to determine who receives a promotion should the Command Staff decide that we need to slow promotions because the unit is getting top heavy or other such situations as determined by the Command Staff.

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