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PostSubject: Site Rules   Site Rules Icon_minitimeFri Sep 09, 2011 6:39 pm

The rules for our site are very simple and easy to use and understand, and are for everyone's protection as also making the site enjoyable and a good place to visit. Remember that this is your site so please let's respect and protect it. Obscenity, Indecency and, Profanity, Spamming, Profiling, Flaming and, Trolling will not be allowed. Any member openly exhibiting Any of these types of behaviors can expect a reprimand and a possible suspension or banning with no questions asked.

Obscenity: Is a term that is most often used in a legal context to describe expressions (words, images, actions) that offend the prevalent sexual morality of the time. Despite its long formal and informal use with a sexual connotation, the word still retains the meanings of "inspiring disgust" and even "inauspicious; ill-omened". It can simply be used to mean profanity.

Indecency: Offending against generally accepted standards of propriety or good taste; improper; vulgar: indecent jokes; indecent language; indecent behavior.

Profanity: profanity on forums is considered unprofessional and offensive to many. Sometimes it is harmless, but it often creates a negative or hostile environment, can signal sexual harassment, and lead to violence.

Forum spam: Is the posting of unwanted advertisements, abusive, or unwanted messages on Internet forums.

Profiling: Is the inclusion of racial or ethnic characteristics in determining whether a person is considered likely to commit a particular type of crime or an illegal act or to behave in a "predictable" manner.

Flaming: Is a hostile and insulting interaction between Internet users.

What is a troll: An obnoxious user or member on a forum that goes out of their way to make pointless, offensive, or annoying posts and messages. Often these users are labeled as spammers and will post random off-topic junk in many sections of a forum. A troll is not: someone with an opinion that is different from you. Someone that does not like something that you do not.

How to deal with these types of behaviors: Do not feed them -- ignore them and alert the Administrative and Site Moderating Staff.

Please understand that the decisions of the Administrative and Site Moderating Staff are Final. The Administrative and Site Moderating Staff reserve the right to delete any topic, or post deemed unacceptable, also to edit any offensive language out of a post, and the decisions of the Administrative and Site Moderating Staff are Final.

Rule 1) Agree to disagree: Respect each others opinions and thoughts. You don't have to agree with what each other has to say or believe, but respect others' opinions and they will respect yours. While debating and discussion are fine, rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts will not be tolerated. No open fighting, flaming or negative comments to each other. Also no baiting!

Rule 2) This is an occult based site and has many subjects of varied interests. We are all here to share thoughts and ideas. Please, no roleplayers.

Rule 3) If you have a question about posting a topic of a sensitive nature, please seek the advice of the Site Staff . For certain sensitive materials, we do have more private sections. (Examples include subjects having to do with the use of any mind altering substance or those subjects relating to sex magic, or similar)

Rule 4) Please do not post in what is not considered normal writing. Please remember that English is the language used here. Do not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (eg.!and ? for example) either in topic titles or posts. Text speak is not allowed (txt spk, rly, r u, 4, for example. Multiple or repeated postings to increase post count is not allowed. Please try to post in more than one word posts. A few along in appropriate places is fine, but not in a serious discussion. This tends to create disharmony. Please do not hi-jack or de-rail a thread. If you are not sure of what your response to a thread will do, please contact the Administrative or Site Moderating Teams.

Rule 5) Discussion of illegal activities such as software, music piracy and other property violations is not allowed. Blatant bashing another board is prohibited, as is naming a specific competitor. Advertising or soliciting products and services to members on the forum or in private messaging , chatroom or in signatures is not allowed.

Rule 6) The job of an Administrator or Site Moderator is never an easy one. It is our job to bring a fine balance between free reigning anarchy and censorship. Luckly, most of the time, the general membership understands this, and takes pains to not cross the line to the place where the staff has to take drastic measures. However, once in a while it does happen. As members of the Administrative and Site Moderating Staff, it is our job to keep an eye out for inappropriate behavior, which must be dealt with, either/or by discussion with the offending member or more formal disciplinarian actions, whichever is deemed the most appropriate. Repeated offenses will not be tolerated and will end in suspension of privileges, and/or banishment from the site. Some words have 'red flag' value, words that contain a strong emotional value, or an inflammatory one. As some of our members are quite young, so we must take great care and personal responsibility, to not post things that may offend anyone.

Rule 7) Any Warnings or Moderations may not be disputed or discussed on the open forum by any member. Please use the private messaging system, only, to contact a member of the Administrative Staff or Site Moderatoring Staff to discuss this matter. Your request will be taken under advisement by the Site Staff. Once a decision has been reached, it will be Final. Any further discussion could end in suspension or banning.

Rule 8 ) All rules of the site also include the private messaging system as well as well as the chat. Any member reported to violate any of the rules through the private messaging system or the chat will be suspended or banned.

On the matter of copyright: It is very important that anything written on this site is not directly copied from other sources unless permission from the original author has been given. It is acceptable to have brief quotes from published works as long as they are attributed. It is also acceptable to have posts that are based on others works as long as the material is written in original words and the source attributed. Please don't post work that you know is directly copied from books, magazines or other websites. Such posts will be removed. The design and contents of Dragon's Lair Forum are subject to copyright claims and other proprietary rights. Copyright in all contributions within each post remains with the authors. Copyright of all other material within Inner Sanctum Esoterica Forums remains with the Occult Forum and/or school. Dragon's Lair Forums holds non-exclusive rights in respect of electronic publication and dissemination.We have the right to edit, delete, transfer, keep, sell or re-license posts at our sole discretion.You agree not to hold Dragon's Lair Forums Administrative and Moderating Staff or the members liable for anything stated within the forums.

Have fun and enjoy your time here. We are a very open and friendly group who gladly welcome others as an important part of the site. We try to provide a safe, family oriented, positive atmosphere where you can feel free to share and express your thoughts and ideas in a open positive environment..
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