No trolling. Don't post to inflame
others. Substance is the key to avoid trolling (sowing discord or attempting to upset people). There is zero tolerance for trolls. They cannot be reasoned with and we don't attempt to.
When writing your
messages, please use the same courtesy that you would show when
speaking face-to-face with someone. This is less obvious and harder
than you think. Practice.
Keep threads coherent. Threads
may be closed if they lose coherence or clarity or become
No pornographic material.
Sexually suggestive material will seriously scrutinized. We'd like
everyone to be able to read the forums at work or share them with family
Stay on topic. Each thread should
stay on one topic. Off-topic messages may be deleted without notice.
If you have made a mistake, apologize, and re-post to the correct
thread, if one exists. Otherwise, start a new one. If your message
is deleted, the poster is responsible for re-posting to the correct
Keep the language and tone polite and
respectful and maintain decorum. Name calling, rudeness, disrespect toward others,
insults, profanity or inappropriate discussion will not be
tolerated. Any attempt to disrupt a thread or to promote discord is
prohibited. Often discussions deteriorate in response to a single
message. Do not respond back. It takes two for a discussion to fly
off. Remember: everyone has the right to express their
opinion, but within the bounds of decency and sensitivity to others.
No promotion of violence or
advocating breaking the law.
Unsubstantiated accusations, libelous
and defamatory statements and innuendo prohibited.
No commercial postings or blatant
advertising is permitted except as an appropriate reply to a
message. You should identify your business.
Do not post copyrighted materials -
text or images - without the copyright-holder's permission. You
may be asked to prove you have permission.
No attacks on individuals or groups.
Criticize ideas, not people. Intolerance toward race, gender or
ethnic groups is prohibited.
Avoid uppercase. Don't type whole
messages in uppercase as this is the method to indicate shouting. It
is also difficult to read.
Respect the privacy of others.
No profanities or foul language.
We reserve the right to edit or
remove inappropriate messages, and to ban anyone.
Limit of one photo per message.
Avatars, photos and images must fit
forum standards and norms.
Comments or complaints about
specific messages, users or moderators should be e-mailed to the