Code of Conduct & Etiquette

The administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material within a timely manner. If there is something inappropriate, please reach out to one of moderators so it can be reviewed and removed if found inflammatory. It will be reviewed as quickly as possible.

 

If anyone is found breaking these guidelines, it may result in a suspension for poor conduct, up to and including an immediate and permanent ban depending on severity of infringement. This is at the discretion of the administrators.

 

The administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit.

 

Code of Conduct:

  • Use of this board is a privilege and not a right.

  • Please treat all other participants in the forum with respect. Do not use the forum to threaten, harass, stalk, or abuse other users.

  • Do not use the forum to publish, post, or distribute defamatory, infringing, obscene, or other illegal content, including child pornography, content promoting bestiality, incest, illegal drugs, software piracy, or messages that amount to harassment.

  • Do not to post or link to any material which is obscene, vulgar, slanderous, libelous, threatening, sexually-orientated, racially offensive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, or other illegal content, including child pornography, or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Also, refrain from personal messages that could amount to harassment.

  • Do not double post (post the same message twice in one thread) or cross post (place the same message across several forums).

  • Act in a give and take manner; help others as often as or more than you ask for help.

  • Cite your sources wherever possible by linking back to the content online. If citing print material, please give due credit.

  • Criticism must be constructive, well-meaning, and well-articulated. 

  • Please refrain from arguing, or argumentative statements, when responding to a critique—if you disagree with something someone said, please respond in a courteous way and ask probative questions, or move forward with your revisions without comment. 
    Above all...

  • Respect Diversity. This is an ethnically rich and diverse, multi-cultural group. Do not use language that is—or that could be construed to be—offensive toward others. Racists, sexist, and heterosexist comments and jokes are unacceptable, as are derogatory and/or sarcastic comments and jokes directed at religious beliefs, disabilities, and age.


 

Forum Etiquette

  • Please employ the same high standards of politeness that are expected of all of us in "real life" interactions. Treat other posters as you would like to be treated.

  • Please be considerate and never belittle, unduly criticize, hurt or ridicule posters.

  • Discussing  opinions is allowed, attacking a poster is not.

  • Please do not resort to excessive use of uppercase typing - this is the equivalent of SHOUTING!

  • Please post sensitive excerpts (those with potential triggers) with the appropriate Content Warning (CW). Please indicate which triggers you feel apply to your material at the top of the post.

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