April 8th, 2008, 04:55 AM
I want the forum rules to be clear and unambiguous, so I am posting a thread specifically for forum rules. I'll also make it a sticky thread so it stays at the top of the thread list where it is always visible.
For the most part, we haven't had many problems. But we have had a few incidents recently, so I think a reminder is good.
Rule #1: No profanity or objectionable language. A lot of children frequently visit my web site, and some participate with their parents in my forums.
Rule #2: No spam. This is my company forum, and I do not want to see any unsolicited advertisements, especially for gambling sites, lingerie sites, drug sites, or any site that is inappropriate for children. I may choose to mention a web site or product in my blog that I think is cool or I choose to promote, but these are the only advertisements allowed in the forums.
I reserve the right to edit or delete any post that I feel violates these rules.
I also reserve the right to add new rules or update existing rules as our community grows and evolves.
The first infraction of rule #1 will usually result in a warning from me via a private message or e-mail.
For subsequent infractions of rule #1, the penalty will depend on what was said. I realize that people can get excited and say things without thinking, so the frequency and severity of language used will determine what happens next (how many additional warnings the user may get).
I have a zero tolerance policy for rule #2. I don't like spam, and I don't have time to deal with it. Any spam will result in the immediate banning of the one who posted it.
I want these forums to be family-friendly, and a safe, fun place to visit for everyone. The rules are pretty basic, but I expect members to abide by them. Thank you.