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Soap Bar Forum General Guidelines and Provisions

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Soap Bar Forum General Guidelines and Provisions

Post by Luv2Soap » May 10th, 2019, 9:04 am

Soap Bar Forum General Guidelines and Provisions


The Golden Rules

Soap Bar Forum isn't run by rules, per se. Rather, it is moderated by people who put themselves in the position of making difficult judgment calls.

-Most of these Guidelines are geared towards just improving the state of the website through smart tips. Some of these Guidelines are more prohibitive, however, and they function as rules. The rules come in two-forms: the cardinal, and the compulsory.


Cardinal Rules

-No trolling. Don't make posts that are inflammatory just to get people riled up. Substance is the key to not being labeled a troll.

-Attack the message, not the messenger. Criticize ideas, not people. Flaming will not be tolerated. No member is allowed to engage in public personal attacks on any other member.

-Personal attacks are defined as Personal, Racial, Ethnic, and/or Gender based insults, slurs, or derisive comments.

-All complaints need to be communicated privately using either PM, "Report this Post" feature and/or EMail.

In the event of this, the offending post will be edited or removed, and the offending party shall receive no more than two (2) private warnings via PM and/or EMail, and one final Administration warning.

-If the behavior continues, the member will be banned for a week, and upon a repeat incident, banned permanently.

This will apply to all other community members as well.

-All we want is a little community kindness and no attacks. Let's all work together to accomplish this, eh?

-No pornographic, sexually offensive, sexually explicit, or objectifying material. _Simple rule. Administrator's judgment applies here. We'd like for our readers to be able to visit the site at work and share with friends without fear of retribution.

-Post in the right forum! If it's a question for the admins, post it in the "Boad Usage Questions & Issues" forum. Even if it's only humor, an observation, or angst, if it's about something that we have a forum for, post it there. Resist the temptation to post something off-topic because you think you'll get "better responses" in a particular forum.

-Respect the privacy of others. Do not post other's phone numbers, addresses, pictures, etc., without their permission.

-Each Soap Bar Forum member may have only one account.

-Do not place foul language in thread's "subject line". Swearing will be allowed in forum posts as long as it's not abusive to other members.
-Blatant advertising is not tolerated.

-And of course, NO SPAMMING. No commercial-oriented posts, and no flooding with useless content.


Compulsory Rules

-Use descriptive subject lines and research your post. This reduces the chances of double-posting, and it also makes it easier for people to see what they do/don't want to read. Also, scan the subjects of the last several days' posts to make sure you aren't duplicating posts. Also, consider what forum your topic should be posted in.

-No "Am I Hot or Not", "show me your girlfriend." etc. threads. There are several places for that already. The occasional picture thread is OK (if we're talking about pictures of members), but this is not a dating forum.

Finally, remember that we're not the ratings board here. We're not going to give you a PG for four swears and a gunshot, but R for five swears and splattering brains. Not making any hard and fast rules means that the moderators can use their good judgment in moderation, and we think the results speak for themselves.

Bottom line: we always give warnings (with the exception of unacceptable posts-sometimes we need to work fast), but we don't necessarily give them more than twice to the same person. If you are disrupting the community, we will take action.


Soap Bar Forum Signature Guidelines

We have come up with some general signature guidelines.

-Signatures will be no longer than 5 lines.
-Signatures may contain a link to your personal site.
-Signatures are expected to follow the same guidelines as posts, which means no flaming, no swearing, no personal attacks, and no adult material.

If you are seen violating these guidelines you will be asked once privately to change your signature. If you fail to comply, we will change it for you. These guidelines should be easy to understand and easy to follow. Thanks for your understanding in this matter, and have a nice day.


The Bottom Line

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

The Management of the Soap Bar Forum takes no responsibility for the content of the Member's Albums section of the Photo Gallery. Each member is responsible for the content of their album. The Management of the Soap Bar Forum reserves the right to remove any graphic or photo from the Galleries for any reason, including, but not limited to inappropriate or copyrighted materials.
Julie
Scentsational Soaping Supply
www.soapingsupply.com

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