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PostPosted: 18 Dec 2007, 00:04 
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Things we want to make clear about the board:

1) We'd love to see the serious discussion of all things scientific and rational. On the flip side, we also love to see silly and fun discussion of all things as well.

2) We'd love to have a community of tolerant people, capable of respecting the views of others, even if they disagree.

3) To maintain support and resources especially for pagans, but also for those who frequent the board.

4) Please remember this is a discussion board. People are expected to ask you questions and want to discuss your posts and comments. Do not post here, have people question you, then refuse to answer them on the grounds that it 'makes you uncomfortable' or that you 'do not have an obligation to defend your views'. There are plenty of places where everyone on the board will agree with you. Post things you do not want to actually discuss there.

5) "Shut up" (and the like) is not considered a valid argument or counter-argument. Also, single-line responses should be avoided in serious discussion, unless extremely poignant; please avoid 'snarky-ness'.

6) In The Commons discussion area, please make every effort to attack an argument or fact/ evidence/ assertion in a post, and not the poster themselves. Also, please recognize that this is not, in any way, a popularity contest. Each poster should be treated as an equal in the debates.

7) Every area on the board has a different set of 'civility rules'. Some are solely for support, some are for light discussion, some for debate, and some are for hands-off rough-and-tumble exchange. Please pay attention to where you are posting. Posts that do not fit with the 'theme' of the forum in which they've been posted will be moved to one where they are, edited to fit, moved to storage, or eliminated completely. While such actions may be appealed, please recognize that such actions will be taken by mods and admins as they see fit for the situations. In short, please police your actions yourself and we'll have no need to step in.


That said, we do have places for the 'gloves to come off' and where one can call a troll a troll. As long as you can hold up the decorum where and when needed, then you're welcome.


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PostPosted: 11 Jul 2008, 13:10 
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An addendum to guideline 7 above:

7A) Due to the fact that your avatar and signature are viewable everywhere you post, and if changed after posting they will change on all of your previous posts, no matter where, please keep both safe enough to be posted in Kwan-yin's Tea Room.

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