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WSR COMMUNITY HANDBOOK

Welcome to the WSR Members Handbook. This document has been created for the use of members to find all essential information about their membership in one location. This handbook contains information on membership issues alongside conduct rules. All drivers should check the handbook before contacting us, as it is likely that you will be able to find the answer to your question here.

1.1 The Organization

World Series racing (WSR for short) is an online community for racing simulator users. The domain www.worldseriesracing and all website content, including images, text, audio, designs, downloads, scripts, unless otherwise stated, are the legal property of WSR.

World Series racing is a non-profit organization and does not charge any fees to apply for,or to retain membership ofthe organization. No member of WSR may request money or charge fees as a prerequisite to offering any assistance or product. In addition, no member is permitted to resell or make any commercial or non-commercial use of the WSR website or communication platforms. The prohibitions set forth in this paragraph expressly include any and all sales and/or solicitations of money, goods and services no matter for what purpose, person, group or cause, without limitation. Members violating these rules will be suspended immediately.

1.2 Staff Team

The WSR staff team is composed of a handful of dedicated volunteers. Together as a team, we work towards our mission statement.

1.3 Donations

WSR relies on donations to cover the cost of website hosting, storage, domains and dedicated multi-player servers. We are always grateful to members who make donations, however small or large.

The process of donating is easy, we have set up a PayPal donation widget which makes it quick, simple and above all, safe to donate to WSR.

WSR Donation page.

2.1 Racism, Sexism, bullying or any other similar issue

WSR is a multinational organization, there is no place for racism, sexism or any other derogatory belief at WSR and it will not be tolerated. Anyone being demonstrating unacceptable behaviour will be banned. There are absolutely no exceptions whatsoever

2.2 Swearing

Members are kindly asked to watch their language while connected to Discord and respect other members. There should be no swearing on Discord whatsoever during the day or early evening. After 9.00 PM (UK local time) this rule is relaxed and mild swearing is allowed. However, any members who are excessively swearing or being OTT may be quietly pulled aside by a staff member and asked to kindly watch their language and basically just calm it down. Should there be a case where any specific member(s) is causing major concern;the member(s) should be referred to a member of the staff team to discuss further action.

2.3 General Online Conduct.

As already noted abusive, foul or obscene language will not be tolerated. Members are to refrain from engaging in argumentative slanging matches. We expect all posts to be made in clear English (do not use abbreviated / text language). Members who are unable to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner should not post. The WSR communication platforms are moderated by the staff team.

The following debates or posts are considered unacceptable in all circumstances
a)Any offensive statements, but especially if directed at / or about other members
b)Pornographic links or sexually orientated material
c)Any debates or remarks which may offend regarding religious issues and local customs. This includes any material that may offend younger members
d)References to links for illegal software
e)Posts that are considered as non-contributory to the general well-being and morale of the member base
f)Advertising of other Sim racing communities.
g)Any posts that are of a political nature
h)Posts which contain spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations.
 
Any posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of WSR or its staff. The staff team reserves the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary.
 
2.4 Discord Server Conduct
WSR run a 24/7 Discord server for the general use of members. We strongly recommend all members use this for community discussion and during event even if in listen only.
Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated. We operate on a ‘three strikes and out policy. You will get two chances to stop the disruptive behaviour. Failure to do so will result in being kicked from the server and your IP will be banned so you will be unable to connect again. This includes things such as:
•Abusive language either spoken or typed.
•Purposely talking over the top of other people.
•Deliberately interrupting members who are chatting or busy
•Advertising/promoting/recruiting for other organizations
•Or anything else which an  Admin / Staff Team Member deems inappropriate.

3.1 General Participation

All WSR community members must make sure they understand and comply with the following to enter WSR events

  • Applied for and received “Member Status” via our Discord channel
  • Ensure full name is used where able in on-line events (mandatory for rF2)

3.2 Competition Types

All WSR events fall into one of two catogories and have differing approaches

  • “Cup” These are social standalone events or mini-series. These competitions are available to all member on first come first serve basis.
  • “Prime” these are more structured competitions where application is required. WSR Rules and standards still apply however we are more selective with who competes in these competitions to ensure good standard. These more structured “Prime” series reward members that clearly demonstrate our community philosophies

3.3 Good Sportsmanship

WSR considers good sportsmanship to be the very the basic foundation of any competition. Competitors are expected to hold the qualities of fairness, honesty, courtesy, and justice to be more important than the outcome of the race.

3.4 Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Any unsportsmanlike conduct, on any scale, is not welcome at WSR events. Acts of unsportsmanlike conduct have many forms such as cheating (for example; loopholes, event manipulation, etc), arguing, yelling, intimidation and foul/aggressive behaviour.

3.5 Driver disciplinary

Competitors that show poor sportsmanship will be warned once by WSR admins. Repeat offences may result in a ban from the community.

“Cup” events – Cups events are not actively stewarded or investigated. To put it simply, if you are an idiot and destroy somebody’s race intentionally or not, you will be disqualified.Participation in cup events is on understanding of this condition.

“Prime” series – These competitions do have steward panel reviews on request. It is down to the competitor to review an incident before submitting. Drivers found to have causing incident or contact may be punished by the Steward Team of Staff if necessary.

3.6 Event / Series structure

Event structure varies for each series. “Full” server rules is the default standard unless otherwise stated on each series web page. Event format is also clearly listed there.

3.7 Driver Event Preparation

Drivers are fully responsible for being ready and prepared for joining our events at the set start times. Software or Hardware issues immediately prior or during events should be considered a “Did not Start” or “Did not Finish” scenario.

3.8 Event Communications

Discord Voice channel should be used wherever possible even if in listen only. In all community events we encourage fun, laughs and banter however when the track action is running please be respectful of others desire to concentrate and limit to only necessary comms.

4.1 On TrackConduct overview

Although we are a sociable community, WSR expects its members to be sensible and mature enough to understand what constitutes fair racing and acceptable conduct. As such we will not go into finite detail as to what is or isn’t deemed correct. Staff will be happy to give pointers at any time. That said we do have some simple basic rules as to what is expected as follows.

4.2 Passing General

The responsibility for the decision to pass another car, and to do it safely, rests with the overtaking driver. The overtaken driver should be aware that he/she is being passed and must not impede the pass by “Blocking”

4.3 Lapping / Multiclass Racing Passing

The overtaking car in the faster class must ensure their pass of the slower class is done safely and correctly. All drivers are instructed to use mirrors and communication to ensure safe overtaking, although vocal communication between classes should not be mandatory for the pass.

4.4 Lapped Drivers

Lapped drivers must be aware of faster cars approaching and must make sure they stick to their racing line; Blue flags are to be observed. Drivers should not make sudden or unpredictable changes to their course in an attempt to allow the faster car to pass.

4.5 Racing Room

“Racing room.” In most cases, is defined as “at least one car width.” If adequate racing room is left for the between cars, and there is incidental contact made between the cars, the contact will be considered “side-to-side.”

4.6 Rough Driving

Any driver, deemed by the Staff, displaying rough or unsportsmanlike driving may be penalized.

4.7 Blocking

A driver may choose to defend his/her racing line so long as it is not considered “Blocking”. “Blocking” is defined as two consecutive line changes to “defend his/her line,” and in doing so, impedes the vehicle that is trying to pass.

4.8 Right to the Line

The driver in front has the right to choose any line, so long as not to be considered Blocking. The driver attempting to make a pass shall have the right to the line when their front wheel is more than 50% alongside the other vehicle immediately prior to the braking point.

4.9 Track Limits

“Track limits” follow international FIA guidelines and are defined by the two white lines at either edge of the track. This may also include kerbing or the edge of the tarmac (or other racing surface) dependent on rules specified in a championship’s Rules & Regulations.

A driver must keep contact within the track limits at all times. They will be deemed to have exceeded limits when all four wheels are outside of the white lines denoting the edge of the circuit.

4.10 Vehicle in dangerous position

If you are involved in an incident and find yourself in a dangerous position which you are unable to safely leave, you must retire from the race before affecting any other driver.

4.11 Track rejoins

must always be done in a safe manner regardless of the scenario or how you ended up off track. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

4.12 Lagging / Poor connection

Drivers experiencing poor connection and/or lagging should not compete. Members should retire and seek to fix the issue before rejoining.

5.1 Unless otherwise detailed, WSR events use the following standard scoring structure.

90% race distance to score

Position 1 =20 points
Position 2 =17 points
Position 3 =15 points
Position 4 =13 points
Position 5 =11 points
Position 6 =10 points
Position 7 =9 points
Position 8 =8 points
Position 9 =7 points
Position 10 =6 points
Position 11 =5 points
Position 12 =4 points
Position 13 =3 points
Position 14 =2 points
Position 15 =1 point

FastestLap = 1 point
Lead a lap = 1 point

If you have any question then feel free to contact us via the contact page, Discord channel or our Facebook page.