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« on: July 31, 2009, 04:16:03 PM »

The forum rules are intended to keep this forum as safe, helpful, civilised, sane and Christian as is possible with a forum!

The forum exists to enable people to engage in dialogue and debate allowing people to share views and knowledge in a safe and civilised manner.

THE RULES

1. That all members read and agree to comply with the rules. Joining indicates that this has been done and that they will be complied with.

2. Passwords and log in details are to remain confidential (Not even the Admin Team knows them!).

3. There are no pseudonyms (without good reason and approval) - First names, full names, initials may be used but they must be your name. Locations and other information (DOB, etc.) will not be used so as to prevent identity theft or other misuse.

4. Care must be taken to avoid posting other people's material unless it is either in the public domain, permission has been given (easy - drop them a mail and ask!) or you are quoting them (add source - especially if posting articles).

5. No Trolling! Posting with the intention of 'winding-up' maliciously or to divert or disrupt a thread will result in banning.

6. No Flaming! Regardless of the topic or the passions that rise up all dialogue will take place in a balanced and civilised manner. If you disagree then state the reasons and offer supporting material (Bible quotes are excellent and applauded) and engage robustly but without malice!

7. Prejudice and that 'Favourite Subject'. Whilst some areas are of great concern to the Church (universal) we do not need to engage in the same old, same old topics. But, if you do we will not tolerate sexist, racist, xenophobic, homophobic or any other 'phobic' (except perhaps arachnophobic). This is a Christian forum and even when one is discussing areas of concern, respect and Christian balance must be maintained.

8. Godwin's Law - states that the comparison of another poster with Hitler or calling them a Nazi (or some other derogatory label) will result in action being taken. There are two exceptions (thank you Usenet):

Godwin's Law may not be invoked deliberately and so any attempt to use it purely to kill a thread should (and will) be ignored.

Godwin's Law may not be invoked of course if the person is a Nazi or happens to be Hitler!

9. No advertising of products or services (this does not include reviewing, praising and/or recommending products and material for use within Church settings but we don't need to be buying fashion items Thank You!.

10. Forum membership indicates that you agree with the above rules and will abide by them. Breaches will be dealt with (reporting is allowed!).

Let's have some fun, honour God and share so that we become effective ministers of the Gospel and effective communicators. We shouldn't need moderation as this will hopefully be self-modding, so don't make us come down there!

HAVE FUN!
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