William Paolini said:
I will be policing this forum. Not going to quote the TOS as everyone can read. If I perceive that you've violated the TOS, or the spirit of the TOS, then will delete your post with no warning. If you want to know why then PM me. If you plan to discuss any moderation action in this forum space those posts will be removed as well. You can discuss that via PM, or someplace else. If you want to complain, PM the appropriate AMart powers.
I'm not in here all the time, so will not be monitoring 24x7, but when I come in may review and take action as needed. Apologies in advance for the heavy hand, but too much of the past time here others have been heavy handed with their comments with no regard or respect. All things change, it's the way of things.
As a reminder, intolerance to deities, religions, or adherents to any religion is against TOS. So if you bad mouth (directly, indirectly, inuendo, etc.) a religion, its dieties, its practices, or any of that religion's followers past or present, it is discrimination. Note, bad mouthing and disagreeing are different things.
As a second reminder, this forum space is about religion and topics in religion. If you intend on taking an anti-religion or anti-deity position and want to argue that position, then you need to do that in the Non-Religion forum or the No Holds Barred forum, so any such post here will be removed since it is not in accordance with the split into the three forum spaces we have now.
If you want to have a respectful and safe interchange of ideas regarding religion, without fear of you, or your religion's followers, or your religion's beliefs/dogma being ridiculed or belittled, then that is what this space is for. If you want to ridicule/belittle, or argue a non-religion non-diety postion take it to the No Holds Barred forum as these posts will be removed here.
Special note - there are several people who have been permanently barred from the Religion forum. You know who you are as Herb has informed you. Under no circumstance can you post here. But good news, you always have the Non-Religion and No-Holds-Barred forums to post whatever you wanted to post here and everyone will be glad to join there that is interested.
Finally, mispelling will be welcombed and tolerated.
Hi William, Hi Everyone,
You've said you would not post the Terms of Service, but then you said if you perceive someone violates them, then you would delete the post with no warning. After that contact the PM. Yet here are numerous posts on just how this moderation will work.
I tried to look them up but got sent back to the Forum page. This occurred on an IBM and on a MAC. Could you post them, or make a link available please? I think it may be helpful. Knowing what's expected before any foot-in-mouth takes place would cut down on the housekeeping questions.
On the other hand, most of us saw them long ago, but just need a refresher. There are obviously many individuals posting here, and many silent readers. All with varying degrees of intuition when it comes to being polite.
I've been blunt before, so here's what I do. (Yes it's subjective.) Write whatever you like, but don't send it.
Stop, and read it to make sure it sends something useful or informative. Then read again to be sure it's not outright offensive. Replace blunt statements like "wrong" with simple questions, like "Would that indicate?"
Don't send it yet. Read it once more as if you were explaining your religious thoughts to your (pick an oposite religion) sister's kids while she's at the same table.
You know her thoughts are different, you know you won't get any dinner if you're out of line. You'd like to make some meaningful point to kids who are impressionable. Remember who might
be reading this forum, not just the person you dissagree with.
OK, Skip the spell check then send it.
Just think about what you write. I meet Herb's definition of a Heathen, and haven't been kicked out yet.
Maybe he just rolls his eyes.