Before this derails into a conversation about paint…
What can TDs do to communicate their expectations ahead of an event? I’m running one this weekend as part of a family-friendly show and I’d like to keep the swearing to a minimum, but it’s a pump-and-dump, so no real opportunities for announcements.
Do I put wording to the effect of, “Note that this tournament is being held as part of a family-friendly show, so players are to refrain from swearing loudly. Outbursts and aggressive behaviour will be addressed by the TD,” into the rules that I know hardly anyone reads?
Do I put up posters saying, “Please don’t yell! Outbursts and aggressive behaviour will be addressed by the TD,” or similar?
Seriously looking for guidance here. There are clearly differing opinions and more than once the idea of communicating expectations has come up. I’m trying to figure out the best way to do that without seeming authoritarian because I really do want to keep it light and fun for everyone.