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Forum Rules (old)

Started by Whitney, January 09, 2007, 01:39:11 AM

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1. Respect others. Treat people with the respect they deserve.

2. Preach in appropriate areas.  The Happy Atheist Forum is open to anyone. However, if a theist insists on preaching outside of the "Religion" forum the user will face action by the moderators/administrators of the forum.  The Religion category was created to allow those who wish to refrain from religious discussion a nice tidy forum.  Hint, we really would prefer you not preach at all; thoughtful discussion is a lot more welcome.  Theist members who are not able to comply to this rule run the risk of having their posts and posting rights confined to the "Hall of Shame" forum.

3. Do not spam/troll.  Spamming is a troll-able/bannable offense. (this should go without to determine which one, troll/ban, has so far been based on member input.  

What does this forum consider spam?
-multiple postings of the same topic
-threads which are posted to advertise products/links unrelated to this forum
-responses to existing topics which are completely unrelated to the subject
-hit and run postings of a trollish, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate nature*

*When the spam falls under the hit and run category the poster will be given ~24 hours to show that s/he intended to discuss whatever content was in the post...after that time period it will be considered a hit and run if a second post has not been made.

3. Work friendly.  Keep forum content work friendly. For instance, if an image you want to post is pornographic or otherwise not appropriate for a work environment then link to the image rather than placing the image in your post.

4. Do not plagerize.  When quoting from a source other than yourself give credit where credit is due: use citations, links, names, etc. when possible.  Academic integrity is important to a lot of the members here; violating this rule can result in a ban.

Theists, if you are not familiar with atheism or have never discussed with atheists please look over FAQ for theists

The rest of the agreement is standard of most forums and you should be familiar with the information contained within the agreement.

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