About CCGathering => About CC Gathering / Help => Topic started by: Keith on November 24, 2007, 10:40:12 PM

Title: Announcement: Board Policies and Forum Rules
Post by: Keith on November 24, 2007, 10:40:12 PM
Here is a written policy and forum rules for participation of the CCG Site:

Board-wide Policies

This document is designed to clarify various responsibilities of CCG users. Please read it and become familiar with it.

Forum rules

1. Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning.

2. Users should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.

3. No crusading against other members of the body of Christ by name, especially those among us from the Chapel who have moved on and are serving God in various churches and in various capacities. This does not mean that specific objections cannot be raised on the board concerning individuals and past greivances. This board is for the purpose of healing the wounds from the destruction of our former church and general fellowship among the diaspora. It is NOT an anti-cult board whose purpose is to warn others against ministries.

4. Users are asked to not act as "back seat moderators". If users note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a member of the Moderator Team. Do not respond to such topics yourself. Users who consistently "act" as moderators may be warned.

5. Users should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.

6. Users are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc.

7. Users should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline IMG image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to may be removed.

8. Users should use an appropriate, descriptive title when posting a new topic. Examples of bad titles include; "Help me!", "I'm stuck!", "Oh Yeah?", etc. Examples of good titles include; "The Nature of God in Christ", "Specifics Concerning the 2006 Board Meeting", etc.

9. Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed.

10. The moderating teams reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to Team Users and not users.

11. You are not allowed to use the CCG forums for illegal activities, such as drug deals or planning other activities that is against ANY law.

12. No trolling. Don't make inflammatory remarks just to get a response. You won't be labeled as a troll if your post has a point though.

13. Respect the privacy of others. Do not publically post or otherwise distribute private emails or private messages from other users without first obtaining their consent. Don't post or otherwise distribute phone numbers, home addresses, pictures, etc., of CCG forum users other than yourself without their permission.

14. Respect where others are in their spiritual walk. Debate and disagreement is fine, but endeavor to keep the unity of the spirit in the process.

15. The above forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings (as above) and/or the revocation of private messaging.