IFVARB Policies

In order to avoid any VA related incidents, we advise VAs to keep users who may seem to be a bad apple out of the VA as a whole, and especially the staff team. Same goes for VA/VO staff and leaders - we would advise staying away from bad "apples" and any other groups or places which have a bad history. IFVARB in no way monitors users, but if a serious report is made and can be backed up, there will zero tolerance for abuse, bullying, and trolling. To protect the Community, a wide net is often cast with incidents such as this, so we advise sticking to good people and good places, although that is of course at one’s own discretion. View User Watchlist

  • Before a VA/VO has a presence in the community, they must be certified via the application process. Any form of virtual organisation within the IFC will fall under this criteria.

  • All posts in the VA Category must be approved by a moderator or administrator beforehand.

  • VAs, along with their leaders, their staff, and their members are all expected to act in a respectable and reasonable manner both within the IFC and in other environments. Keep in mind you’re both representing the IFC and the Airline you fly for, so be respectful!

  • Copying content made by other VAs/VOs is not permitted - be original.

  • Any form of “spying”, “virtual espionage”, and/or any unprofessional behaviour will not be tolerated.

  • Any form of attacking and/or trolling of other VA/VO will not be tolerated. Each offense will be handled individually and may result in suspension and/or removal from the community.

  • VAs should only be advertising in the VA Category, advertisements through mass DM’s are banned and will not be tolerated.

  • Whilst activity is encouraged, VAs should only be bumping threads to a reasonable extent.

  • Topic Titles in the VA Category should be professional and not be excessively long, nor contain screaming caps.

  • Users that stop and start VAs may only restart a VA at the discretion of the Administration Team. If a member chooses to shut down a Virtual Airline, the member must wait at least 30 days prior to starting a new one.

  • Users in bad standing in the community, along with users with a history of disrespectful behaviour may be denied access to the certification process.

  • Please use the IFVARB User Watchlist to ensure that you are accepting members who will contribute positively to your VA. It is highly recommended that you do not admit the users on the above list into your VA. We also require that each member has an IFC account associated with it to enable better disciplinary tracking if action on the IFC is required.

  • Perma-banned users from the IFC are also banned from participating in any IFVARB sanctioned VA.

  • Incidents of misbehaviour on the Live Servers should be reported to VA CEOs when possible to enable training and development.

  • Members may only be on staff at two VA/VOs simultaneously to ensure that they’re committed and can perform their duties in a satisfactory manner. This also minimizes the number of ceremonial positions granted, and to prevent incidences of staff members going AWOL when needed. For more information on making your VA and staff members compliant with this rule, please refer to post #2.

  • VA/VO CEOs must not be on staff at any other VA/VO to ensure the CEO is dedicating all of his/her resources to their VA/VO. For more information on making your VA and staff members compliant with this rule, please refer to post #2.

  • VA CEOs are subject to a 6-month period of responsibility for their new VA where they must remain with their current VA and not make a new VA for 6 months. If a CEO decides to transfer ownership during the period of responsibility, the remaining period is transferred to the new CEO, the current CEO must face a waiting period of 30 days prior to making a new application. Exceptions may be granted for extenuating circumstances such as copyright shutdown.

  • To reduce operational and moderation complexity, mergers with VA’s of other simulators are banned.

  • Effective immediately, all major IFVARB policy decisions will be consulted with CEOs through the official IFVARB slack and voted upon.

  • Once a proposed amendment to policy has been proposed by board members, it will be announced on the IFVARB information thread and the matter will be discussed for forty-eight (48) hours on the relevant IFVARB Slack channelwhere the policy will be open for revision. CEOs are responsible for monitoring the IFVARB information thread for discussion announcements.

  • Once the discussion window concludes, the final proposed policy will be posted on the IFVARB information thread. The policy post will also serve as the official voting announcement. Once the post is made, there is a one (1) week voting window for CEOs to vote on the policy. A majority of CEOs voting in favour during the window will be required to adopt any new policy.

  • Once the voting window closes, (anonymous) voting results will be posted to the IFVARB information thread and any applicable changes will be made to the information thread.

  • Further policy adjustments and additions will be made through the CEO vote in the IFVARB Slack.