Community Guidelines

All rules contained in the Ning Terms of Service are applicable to all members of this website. Members will be held accountable to both the Terms of Service and the Community Guidelines as defined below.

 

 

MODERATION AND REPORTING

 

1. Administrators are responsible for identifying breaches of the Community Guidelines and confronting any offenders. They are responsible for issuing warnings and/or disciplining offenders as necessary.

 

2.  If no administrators are present in Main Chat or logged into the website at the time someone breaks any of these Community Guidelines, please report the offender.

 

 

Spam

 

1. Do not spam for advertisement. Advertising spam is defined as:

- Any material meant to market specific products/services or solicit monetary funds

- Any material that leads to a malicious, illegal, or inappropriate online source

 

2. Do not spam with repetitive material. Repetitious spam is defined as:

- Nonsensical messages or symbols that do not contribute to any conversation taking place and are posted frequently enough that they appear multiple times within a single screen of the default chat room

 

3. Continuous posting of a single message, including external links and images, that is posted frequently enough that it appears multiple times within a single screen of the default chat room

 

 

Civility

 

1. Respect fellow members on the website and in the chat. Please refrain from discussion that they may cause offense or disturbance.

 

2. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Do not exhibit rude or antagonistic behavior. Further guidelines include, but are not limited to:

- If a member says something to you that you find offensive or upsetting, in accordance with these Community Guidelines, and especially within an Inbox message or a personal chat, then report that person to an administrator. They will be responsible for confronting that person and disciplining them as necessary.

 

 

Language and Imagery

 

1. Refrain from excessive use of profane language. Any profanity used in a belligerent, threatening, harassing, or sexually explicit manner will be grounds for suspension.

 

2. Vulgar, offensive, or intentionally inflammatory symbols or imagery are not permitted.

 

 

Privacy and Adult Themes

 

1. External links to pornographic, adult/illegal, and nude content, whether visual or written, is strictly prohibited. This includes nudity that appears in artistic or otherwise legal content.

 

2. For personal safety, members should neither ask for nor reveal private information such as home or work addresses, telephone numbers, personal payment information, medical information, or social security numbers.

 

3. Do not make intimate or adult-themed comments or inquiries about members’ personal lives. Inappropriate sexual comments are not tolerated.

 

4. If a member tells you that your questions or behavior (e.g., flirting) is making them uncomfortable, you must cease that behavior. Continued behavior that makes any member uncomfortable is considered harassment and grounds for suspension.

 

 

BLOGS

 

Moderators retain the right to delete any Blog or individual replies that breach the Terms of Service or Community Guidelines. Moderators also retain the right to suspend members who repeatedly breach these rules.

 

1. Avoid creating redundant Blogs when a similar post already exists. Redundant discussions will be subject to deletion.

 

2. Do not spam for advertisement. Advertising spam is defined as:

- Any material meant to market specific products/services or solicit monetary funds

- Any material that leads to a malicious, illegal, or inappropriate online source

 

3. Refrain from excessive use of profane language. Any profanity used in a belligerent, threatening, harassing, or sexually explicit manner will be grounds for suspension.

 

4. External links to, or original content about, pornographic, adult/illegal, and nude content, whether visual or written, is strictly prohibited. This includes nudity that appears in artistic or otherwise legal content.

 

5. For personal safety, members should neither ask for nor reveal private information such as home or work addresses, telephone numbers, personal payment information, medical information, or social security numbers.

 

CHAT

 

Administrators retain the right to delete any Chat messages that breach the Terms of Service or Community Guidelines. They also retain the right to suspend members who repeatedly breach these rules.

 

1. In using and creating an account, you agree and are expected to use your account under only your own identity. Ghosting and imitating accounts, or otherwise pretending to be a person other than yourself, will not be permitted. This is a fraudulent presentation of identity and is also considered a form of trolling if account/identity imitation is committed against any member of this website.

 

2. Members are responsible at all times for the activity on their accounts, unless obviously infected by a virus or maliciously hacked. Claims that someone temporarily came into the account and broke the Community Guidelines will not serve as an excuse, and the account owner will be disciplined as necessary.

 

 

PHOTOS

 

Moderators retain the right to delete any photos and images that breach the Terms of Service or Community Guidelines. Moderators also retain the right to suspend members who repeatedly breach these rules.

 

1. Images of pornographic, adult/illegal, and nude content is strictly prohibited. This includes nudity that appears in artistic or otherwise legal content.

 

2. Refrain from excessive use of profane language in any images, captions, or comments. Any profanity used in a belligerent, threatening, harassing, or sexually explicit manner will be grounds for suspension.

 

3. Refrain from posting any photos or content that are not original creations unless they are free to use and share. Images created by someone other than the posting member that are passed off as the member’s own creation will be deleted, and the member will receive a warning for an initial breach of this rule.

 

4. Personal photos that are private in nature and do not belong to the posting member, even if originally posted to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, should not be re-posted to the website. This includes family photos of anyone, past or present, unless originally publicized by themselves or posted in an article/report.

 

 

VIDEOS

 

Administrators retain the right to delete any videos that breach the Terms of Service or Community Guidelines. Administrators also retain the right to suspend members who repeatedly breach these rules.

 

1. Videos of pornographic, adult/illegal, and nude content is strictly prohibited. This includes nudity that appears in artistic or otherwise legal content.

 

2. Refrain from excessive use of profane language in any video content, captions, or comments. Any profanity used in a belligerent, threatening, harassing, or sexually explicit manner will be grounds for suspension.

 

 

GROUPS

 

Administrators retain the right to delete any Groups that breach the Terms of Service or the Community Guidelines. Groups will be approved if they are for general interest topics with open membership that might hold wide appeal to other website members and have a clear theme or subject of focus; otherwise, Group requests are subject to deletion/rejection.

 

1. Requests for new groups will be reviewed after being submitted. If you do not see a notification in your activity that your new group was posted, then that means it was denied.

 

2. Members must search the existing Groups on the website before submitting a Group request in order to ensure a similar Group does not already exist. Requests for redundant Groups will be denied.

 

3. Groups that are based on hateful, abusive, discriminatory, illegal, inappropriate, or intentionally inflammatory subject matter will be denied.

 

4. If a new group fails to obtain active members then the group may be subject to deletion.

 

5. Any existing group that is inactive for a full year will may be subject to deletion.

 

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