The process for notifying a nation of a rule infraction in regard to the the RMB Rules and Etiquette dispatch is as follows, and must include at least one of the following steps:
The suppression of the offending RMB post
The quoting in part or in whole of the offending post, with clearance given to snip said post entirely, along with the linked RMB Rules and Etiquette Dispatch
The quoting in part or in whole of the offending post, with clearance given to snip said post entirely, and the inclusion of the specific rule broken
The Local Council, or entities authorised to act in any legal capacity on their behalf, are given discretion to suppress any post deemed to be in violation of any rule outlined in the RMB Rules and Etiquette dispatch. Similarly, ejection and banjection may be administered using the judgement of the Council and /or associated entities at any time they see fit, so long as the above process for alerting nations to their infractions has been followed.
If the offending actions are deemed to violate NS site rules, the nation will be reported to the site Moderation team and discipline will be meted out as usual until the Mods make a ruling. Should they suppress posts or delete the recipient of discipline, no further action must be taken by the administrators of discipline and no appeals of other content previously posted by the Mod disciplined user may be filed by either the recipient of discipline or a later incarnation of them.
Disputes between the Local Council or their associated entities and a party receiving discipline for actions deemed to be in violation of RMB rules concerning the interpretation or application of said rules should be settled on the RMB, contained within spoilers. The recipient of discipline may request the following of the party administering the discipline if they have not been provided:
A link to the RMB Rules and Etiquette Dispatch
A written list of the RMB Rules and Etiquette guidelines they are charged with violating
An explanation of why their posts were suppressed or further disciplinary action was taken
If the dispute cannot thus be settled, it shall, upon the request of the recipient of discipline, be submitted for further review to the shared Local Council nation through telegram, to be adjudicated by the member(s) of the Local Council not involved in two of the following: the initial alert to a rule infraction, subsequent disciplinary action, or the initial providing of reasoning and evidence of wrongdoing.
In the event that one or no Councillors are uninvolved in the discipline, the disciplinary action stands. In the event that there are two Councillors uninvolved in the discipline, the recipient of discipline and the involved Councillor will be notified that their dispute is under review.
The procedures of this level of arbitration are to be as follows:
The Local Councillor or associated entity responsible in whole or in part for the disciplinary action taken may choose to send a telegram to the shared Local Council nation providing reasoning for their actions to be considered during deliberations.
The recipient of discipline may choose to send a telegram to the shared Local Council nation providing reasoning for the disciplinary actions to be reversed to be considered during deliberations.
A third party, given permission by the recipient of discipline to communicate on their behalf, may provide reasoning for the disciplinary actions to be reversed to be considered during deliberations.
All telegrams must be sent within 48 hours of the recipient of punishment and involved Councillor receiving notification that their dispute is under review.
The arbiters must come to and communicate the verdict to all parties involved within 7 days of the initial notice given by them that the case is under review. Any orders to reverse disciplinary actions must be enclosed within.
This level of arbitration may be resolved in the following ways by an all or nothing vote:
The remaining Council finds the discipline to be merited and upholds the decision.
The remaining Council is split and cannot render a decision, thereby upholding the existing decision.
The remaining Council find the discipline to not be merited in whole or in part, and can reverse or demand the reversal of actions determined to have been taken against the spirit or actual wording of the RMB Rules and Etiquette or other such Local Council guidelines.
In the event the recipient of discipline remains unsatisfied with the ruling, they are encouraged to bring their complaint before the High Court and their complaint will thus be out of the purview of the Local Council. All further determination will be handled by the High Court according to their own procedures and practises.