Reviewer

Attends LAN parties or electronic games events to review the host group's practices, and quality of events.

Starting Requirements

Tasks

Required:
Optional:

Rules

Prior to attending an event, a reviewer will be given a special LAN Link Network card to show to event administrators. It is important not to lose the card, and must not give it to anyone who has not been given permission by the LAN Link project manager to use it.

A reviewer attends an event to conduct a review only. The reviewer must not interfere with how the event is run.

A reviewer must only comment on the event or aspects of the event, when asked by administrators, but not before. Both positive and negative comments may be given, but negatives must be structured as constructive criticism. Do not use negative remarks, such as "it was bad", "s**t", "crap", or anything of the sort. Instead, say that "it was run poorly", "it wasn't so great", and/or "it is in need of improvement".

A reviewer must only offer suggestions for improvement if he/she is asked for them, and only when he/she believes that useful suggestions could be given. If a suggestion can't be given when asked for, politely decline the request (e.g. "I'm sorry, but I don't have anything that I could advise to you on that").

Specific names of individuals at the event should not be given in the report. This includes real names, and aliases used by individuals. If necessary, specific individuals may be referred in the report, using single letters of the alphabet (e.g. "person X discussed a topic with person Y").

The reviewer must return both completed report form and LAN Link Network card to the LAN Link Network project manager soon after the event, unless the project manager deems otherwise.

Guidelines

The reviewer will be provided with a special form to fill out while attending the event. This form is then given back to the LAN Link project manager to assess, who may then give a rating to the group based on the assessment. The rating will likely be advertised to the public via the LAN Link website.

When observing the behaviour of event administrators, consider how they interact with event participants. Do they listen to what event participants have to say? Do they treat event participants with respect? Are they fair in their handling of complaints? Do they explain things properly?

When observing the behaviour of event attendees, consider how they interact with event administrators. Are they happy, sad, or angry about something? Are they given help when they seek assistance from administrators? Do they treat administrators with respect?

If you participate in a competition or tournament, take note of how it is run. Was it organised well by administrators? Was the equipment sufficient enough to run it? Was the venue considered acceptable enough for hosting such a thing?

Unless the event runs for more than a few hours, it is recommended not to participate in more than one tournament, so that there is enough time to monitor and take note of other aspects of the event.

The venue in which the event is run should also be considered. While group administrators may not have complete control over all aspects of a venue, they can certainly make sure to choose a suitable venue for hosting events, and ensure that people are safe and reasonably comfortable while attending the event. Are there enough car parking spaces available? Is there sufficient lighting available at night, both indoors and outside? Does the venue's power supply cope with demand? Is there a airconditioning/cooling system available during hot weather? Is there a heating system available during cold weather?