Rules, by their very nature, are hard to impose on a social setting, because of their rigidity, they fail to accommodate circumstance and the variation of personalities. For this reason, our Guidelines are based more on Values and Principles than hard and fast rules. Though, as a Primary Tenet, the continual, repeated use of ad hominem or personal attacks is frowned upon, whether in posts, private messages or emails sent through the site's software.
An ad-hominem is defined as an attack on one's character involving insults or belittling one's character in order to invalidate one's argument. With that said, we understand that people can be emotional and that discussions can be quite passionate. With this in mind, it should be understood and expected that if you are being an idiot, you are going to be told, you're an idiot. There is however a fine line between use and abuse. Usage is fine, abuse is not. Do not abuse your fellow members.
If you're looking, or not looking, to be shown the door, abuse will get you there rather quickly.
With this in mind, our goal is to maintain a balance of the Primary Objective, keeping a warm, relaxing, welcoming atmosphere and providing support as needed.
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Violence - Violence is any attitude, word, or action that threatens or destroys the human dignity of a human person or groups of persons. We neither condone nor advocate the use of threats upon any individual (private or otherwise), religion, political affiliation, cultural background or organization. Any mention of potential assassination (real or imagined) is strictly forbidden and will be subject to summarily being deleted.
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For the most part, profanity is a linguistic like all other linguistics and is necessary to properly display one's meaning. However, it can be very offensive to some and as such, we're trusting that you can and will find other ways to get your point across.
When posting a link, post no more than 50% of the article. A link to the article is required, otherwise your posting will be subject to immediate deletion. Also, please try to avoid posting blind links (posting nothing but a url) as most will not open them, this applies to videos too. A simple description will suffice.
All Administrative decisions will be performed in Good Faith
Postings to this forum are subject to moderation, without prior notification, to determine if they conform to these guidelines.
The above guidelines apply, by reference, to all forums at webbotforum.com. Depending upon the context and nature of the infraction of these guidelines, the administrative action will range from a gentle chiding, editing or outright deletion of the post, removal of the thread, to revoking membership by a permanent ban. Although banning one's person goes against the Administrative Values of this Forum, your continued membership depends on your abiding by these guidelines.
Commercial Posts are not allowed without the prior permission of an Administrator.
Should you encounter a post that you feel is in violation of the letter or spirit of these guidelines, we ask that you notify a moderator by using the forum's "report post" function.
Also while these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently, we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure this site is not disrupted or abused in any way. We reserve the right to add to, delete, or modify any rules at our sole discretion.