Contributed by vickie <vickie_00@...>
Please respect the terms!
First and foremost:
You agree, through your use of (group name) that you will not post any material which is defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a living person's privacy, or otherwise contrary to law.
What is flaming? Flaming is treating others rudely online. Sometimes you might offend someone unintentionally, or they may offend you. Do not attack back, report it to a moderator who will deal with the situation (Mods E-mail / Administrator )
To contain the heat, the best response usually is no response at all.
We encourage a healthy exchange of opinions.
If you disagree with another member, challenge the opinion or idea - not the person.
Let's keep it socially polite, legal and approriate for all ages.
Verbal attack towards another member on the list:
While it is hoped that such circumstances will never arise, administration reserves the right to remove the offending member and or depending on the offence the member status is change to "moderated status" for a short time.
Personal attacks towards any administrator or moderator, or threats , or any other serious matters will result in the member being permanently removed to insure the list of polite members enjoy the open forum freely without disruptions to group members
Rules of Etiquette:
Rule 1: Remember the Human
Rule 2: Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life
Rule 3: Make yourself look good online
Rule 4: Share expert knowledge, suggestions
Rule 5: Respect other people's privacy
Rule 6: Don't abuse your power- being very knowledgeable does not give you that right.
Rule 7: Be forgiving of other people's mistakes