Here are the exact changes to ACF's gameplay rules (highlighted in red):
Please post here if you have any questions about the rule change.Section I. Ethics and Conduct wrote: [...]
4. Minor misconduct consists of any behavior which briefly disrupts the ability for a match to continue smoothly, efficiently, and fairly. The moderator has the authority and discretion to provide a warning to any participant in a match for their first instance of minor misconduct within that match, and may eject any participant from the room for the remainder of the match for a second or later instance of minor misconduct within that match.
A. Examples of minor misconduct include the use of psychological ploys to confuse or misdirect the opposing team or the moderator, the deliberate making of disruptive noise (in ways not governed elsewhere in these rules by prohibitions on conferring), or the use of malicious or disrespectful language toward another participant in the match.
, or the use of epithets insulting a participant’s race, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, etc.
5. Severe misconduct constitutes any behavior which threatens the very fairness and safety required for quizbowl, as an activity and a community, to continue. The tournament director has the authority to eject any participant from the tournament immediately for one instance of severe misconduct, or for a pattern of lesser misconduct over the course of the day. All decisions by the tournament director regarding ejections are final and may not be appealed.
F. The use of epithets or slurs insulting a participant’s race, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, etc. constitutes severe misconduct.