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Alert: As of February 20, 2004, the subject of homosexual pedophilia is temporarily banned. It has become too inflammatory a subject, and in the interest of preserving the community, it cannot be discussed here.
*According to our guidelines, the remedy for personal attacks is to delete the entire thread. *People who join for the sole purpose of harassing the board will be summarily banned.
My apologies to those who start legitimate Issues threads only to have them deleted as some members carry out their personal agendas.
Extreme personal attacks against fellow members are not permitted. A personal attack an insult directed at a specific member. Negative statements directed at a group of people, including members of a political party, etc. are not personal attacks. If a member believes that he or she has been personally attacked, then a complaint should be filed via the Report button.
Although we are open to criticism, the repeated insulting of anyone, including the management team, can result in banning. It is expected that any member who finds him or herself in "The Cooler" will return to the board and contribute substantively to the board as usual, in an adult manner, without dwelling on past "infractions" or "wrongs". If you want to complain to us personally, do so by email.
The complaint must include a thread name and post number, or direct link where the alleged attack can be found.
The management of this site reserves the right to take any action necessary to preserve the integrity of this boardand to facilitate the continued success of the community . Your indulgence is requested.
New members who appear to join for the sole purpose of inflaming the bb may be banned.
When making an opening post, the topic must be posted in the title of the thread. Seemingly off-topic threads threads may be deleted in their entirety.
Links to information on sex and sexuality not allowed
Swearing or colorful language not allowed
Posts of, or Links to graphic pictures (deaths, maimings etc.) not allowed
Flame wars are prohibited.
Posts that serve no purpose but to attack a poster will be deleted.
Continual flamingmay result in all parties involved being sent to THE COOLER for 24 hours for a "cooling off" period. Repeated groundings may result in an longer grounding, or even a permanent ban.
Avoid confusion when cutting and pasting. Differentiate your words from copied material by the use of italics, quotation marks, or alternate colored text. Please cite your sources with a link. It is the responsibility of the member, when posting from a source, to cite the source. If the member/poster neglects to cite the source for whatever reason. it is reasonable for other members to make a polite request for a link or citation. We ask that you cut and paste the entire url so that we can see where the link leads, without creating a link .
Do not link to any other group including personal blogs that contain an area for forum-type
Use only one (1) nickname.
If you change nicks, let the board know. We can see the IP#. Besides, it's only fair to your fellow members to let them know to whom they are speaking.
For safety reasons, do not share personal information here.
We do not condone or permit the sharing of any real or identifying personal information by members other than by a member about him or herself. Even that is strongly discouraged for the Members' own safety.
Management is not thin-skinned. We take flack on a regular basis and dismiss it.
OTOH, continued provocation of managers is not recommended and may result in banning.
When corresponding with management regarding a personal ban, please be concise and do not indulge in word games, or games of any kind. We have been managing boards for years. Common sense dictates that it is probably not the best time to test one's verbal sparring skills.
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A word regarding the posting of pictures or images:also known as bandwidth theft: Before uploading images into your message, right click on the photo you want, save it to your computer, and then upload from there. If you do not follow these steps, you may be infringing upon a copyright. You can test whether the photo/image is hot linked after you post by right clicking on the image. It should have Yuku in the address. If it shows a different source, one must delete it and do it over. Also, give credit to the source, please.
Calluna recommends two sites that allow hot linking. "I generally opt to use a site such as imageshack or photobucket that expressly allow you to hotlink to their site (they even provide the code to copy and paste so you can do it), and so they get the credit due to them, I use their clickable thumbnails, which is what those sites list as the preferred method of sharing on boards. "