First off I'd like to thank Collette @ M*U*S*H for writing these up for me so many months ago. Someday soon I hope to actually use them in a successful game ;)
Staff are permitted to be dark. Staff are permitted to be dark and listening on channels. Staff are not permitted to be dark in a room with a scene or conversation without announcing themselves.
Staff are not to use their position as staff to advance their characters, either by friendship with staff, or knowledge gained as a privilege of being on staff. A staffer might hold key positions in the IC world, but it would be because they have been asked by staff to play that position, due to the known reliability or imagination of the staffer.
Staff should show good judgement in handling players and staff decisions. If a staffer's feelings start to cloud his or her judgement for good or ill, the staffer should recognise such and hand the matter off to another staffer. A staffer should never make a judgement on a scene they are playing in as a player if there is another staffer online.
While staff are encouraged to keep other staffers apprised of any given situation concerning a player, if the issue becomes serious enough that it begins to affect staff's willingness to deal with a player, a staffer should talk to the player directly and try to resolve the matter personally.
Staff are permitted to keep their alt identities private if they wish. However, staff are not permitted to use information disclosed to a secret alt on an admin level unless they make themselves known. e.g., If a player pages a secret staff-alt about another player's conduct, and the staffer thinks he or she might want to act on this information on the admin level, then the staffer must immediately disclose that he or she is a staff alt, so the player may make the decision about whether or not the player wants to make an official complaint to staff. If the staffer has no intention of taking action, or passing the information on on the staff level, he or she is not required to disclose his or her identity.
Staff are not permitted to reveal alt information about other players.