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Magic judge conduct

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Magic judge conduct

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Magic judge conduct

  1. 1. 31.01.2015 CODE of CONDUCT Georgi Benev, L2 Bulgaria
  2. 2. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Judge Code The short version: BE A DECENT HUMAN BEING
  3. 3. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Judge Code Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
  4. 4. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Judge Conduct Committee Be Excellent to Each Other • L3+ judges, chosen by L4+ • Yearly term • 9 members • Issue quarterly reports http://blogs.magicjudges.org/conduct/
  5. 5. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Values of the Judge Code • service • integrity • community • respect • trustworthiness
  6. 6. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Principles of Judge conduct (1/5) • A judge should use their judge status or authority fairly.
  7. 7. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Principles of Judge conduct (2/5) • A judge should not use their judge status or authority for undue personal gain.
  8. 8. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Principles of Judge conduct (3/5) • A judge should create a welcoming environment.
  9. 9. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Principles of Judge conduct (4/5) • A judge should take responsibility for their conduct and for the use of their judge status and authority.
  10. 10. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Principles of Judge conduct (5/5) • Anything which would be considered player misconduct is always considered judge misconduct.
  11. 11. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Types of Misconduct (1/7) Violating Event Integrity • fake pairings • giving out decklists • “remote” judging
  12. 12. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Types of Misconduct (2/7) Impersonating a Judge • a player believes he is a judge, but he is not (rules advisor?) • a judge claims being of a higher level • a player lies about being a judge
  13. 13. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Types of Misconduct (3/7) Significant Diplomacy Failure • escalation of conflict • causes distress or anguish • retaliation
  14. 14. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Types of Misconduct (4/7) Harassment • repetitive problematic behavior
  15. 15. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Types of Misconduct (5/7) Assault • threats of bodily harm • actual physical violence • sexual assault
  16. 16. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Types of Misconduct (6/7) Wagering and Bribery • bets on tournaments • asks for a bribe • accepts a bribe • ignores a bribe rather than reporting it
  17. 17. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Types of Misconduct (7/7) Theft • from a player, another judge, store or a TO
  18. 18. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Connection to Magic (1/3) Directly connected • while working/judging • while in uniform • while representing themselves as a judge (social media!) • official discussion website / JudgeApps / Magic Judges FB page
  19. 19. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Partially Connected • playing/observing Magic • MTGO • unofficial Magic sites / social media • events alongside Magic events Connection to Magic (2/3)
  20. 20. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Not connected Not really our business... … but there may be "significant and exceptional circumstances" Connection to Magic (3/3)
  21. 21. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Resolving - possible outcomes (1/2) • No Action • Warning Letter • Suspension
  22. 22. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Resolving - possible outcomes (2/2) • Demotion • Decertification
  23. 23. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Raising awareness Who should report misconduct and how?
  24. 24. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Contact Channels • Feedback form or email • RC • Any L4+ • Hall of Fame member of the Regional Coordinator Advisory Committee – Jon Finkel • If at an event - the TO
  25. 25. 31.01.2015 Magic Judge Code Questions? Georgi Benev, L2 benevg@yahoo.com

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