- March 24, 2008 at 4:31 am #6178
❗ Together we can make The Book of Light the best Comm-Unity on the internet! Let’s all remember that we are Immortal Spirit beings first and a part of a greater collective. We are all Divine Creator beings, so let’s act like it and Love each other, exercise Compassion towards others and keep in mind that Truth is subjective to the individual. Let’s grow together and illuminate a new paradigm of Joyful Loving Dream Creation on Planet Earth!
The Book of Light, like any other community needs a structure in which to keep it’s members safe and secure and the community functioning smoothly. Therefore, we have a system of rules that we have created, which we believe are fair although they are firm.
* Sometimes, it will be necessary to issue a warning or a temporary or permanent ban to a member, depending on an action or actions that have arisen. We don’t like having to do this, but as part of protecting our community and members, we have to have in place a system of dealing with problems and issues that arise.
* If repeated warnings are given, they may lead to a temporary or permanent ban.
* At our discretion, in accordance with the rules set out below, we may edit, close or remove posts or threads. If this occurs, we will do our best to notify the member the reason for this. Sometimes a thread or post may be temporarily be removed from the forum, again we will notify the member of this.
* Changes, alterations and amendments may be made to these rules at any time please check back on them every now and again.
Fellow Members: Please respect fellow members and their beliefs, opinions, and views at all times. Abuse and abusive posts (of any nature) will not be tolerated. Breaches of this will result in posts being removed, warnings and if continued a ban.
At times members may write something that you perceive to be distasteful or unkind. Before launching into a public criticism please bear in mind that the member may not have intended to deliberately cause umbrage. All to often we may misconstrue a post on forum self censorship is a useful tool use it wisely. Respect other members views even if you disagree with them. Also, if you have a dislike to a particular subject by all means comment but remain mindful/respectful at all times however, if your remarks are just offensive and add nothing to the conversation then refrain from interacting. Always bear in mind that the forum can be for serious debate or light heartedness. Please remember that our members come from all over the world and English may not be their first language.
Discrimination, Sexual discrimination, Religious Prejudice: Discrimination has no place and will not be tolerated on this forum. Discrimination can take the form of the use of specific words or phrases or can be in the form of a general attitude towards an individual or group of people. Discrimination can be on the basis of race, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or political persuasion. Any member blatantly discriminating will be banned permanently without prior notice. We are all part of a greater collective…let’s act like it.
‘Shine a Light’ Rule: We reserve the right to close or edit posts and threads that have become too heated, attacking or offensive. A member of staff will post a reminder in a thread which is heading towards moderation under this rule. Please note that this rule is to help foster goodwill and harmony in the community, so please don’t take it personally if this rule is applied.
Swearing: We feel that foul or offensive language has no place here, this is a family forum and should be treated as such. Posts containing such material will be removed or edited. Continual and deliberate swearing will result in a warning or temporary ban. Attempts to circumvent the swearing filter will also result in a warning and removal of posts.
Harassment: Every member of the Book is entitled to harassment free membership, any harassment of any nature, including harassment in chat or via the pm system should be reported to staff immediately. It will be dealt with quickly and discreetly and may result in a warning or ban.
Personal Affairs: This includes disputes from other forums, private arguments from your personal life and disliking other members, these should not be brought into the forum, everyone has an block member‚ function which can be used. This kind of behaviour will result in warnings and possible ban.
Complaints: If you have a complaint about a particular thread or post, please use the Report Post (/!) icon in the post in question to let us know. Complaints may also be made by pm to any staff member. Please do not voice complaints about other members on the open forum, as this may result in a warning and possible ban. Please report ‘underground spamming’ (spam via pm) or any other unusual or suspicious activity in the pm system or chatroom, via pm as soon as you can to a member of staff.
Readings & Channellings or other services: If you intend to do readings of any kind or post channellings please read the rules in those sections before you begin.
The Chatroom: All rules also apply to the chatroom, please note that periodic logs are taken from the chatroom.
Personal Information About Fellow Members: Please do not post any personal information about other members on the open forum without their consent. Should a member contact you and ask you to leave a message for fellow members on their behalf, please mention this to a staff member before you post.
Staff Decisions: When staff remove threads, issue a warning or a ban or perform another administrative action, this is solely a matter between the staff and the member in question. Please do not discuss these issues on the open forum. Such posts may be subject to removal or closure.
Accounts & Usernames
Usernames & Personal Information: Please do not use links or email addresses as usernames, or full names as usernames, as you will be asked to change it. It is also inadvisable to post any personal information on the open forum, things such as full names, phone numbers, email addresses and the like; this is to protect you the member.
Multiple Accounts: Sometimes members who have been previously banned will attempt to sign-up again. This is not permitted and will result in a ban. If you wish to change your username, or have trouble accessing your account, please contact the staff, rather than set-up another account.
Signatures: You are able to create a custom signature. Please try to keep your signatures as compact as possible, as they can often take up valuable space & bandwidth and distract users from the post topics. You are allowed up to three links in your signature. If you are unsure about a link please ask a member of staff before you post it.
Sensitive Topics: The Book of Light promotes open discussion; however we do not promote or condone drug and alcohol abuse or the use of any other illegal substance. Sexual topics should relate to spirituality rather than descending into graphic discussion which is tantamount to pornography. Immature use or abuse of this section will result in posts and threads being locked or removed altogether.
Images: Please be mindful that this is a family forum, images must not depict violence of any kind, any form of abuse or pornography. Remember that what is funny to one member may be disturbing to another, a good rule of thumb is would you allow a child to see it, if not then don’t post it. Breaches of this rule depending on the nature of the image may result in a warning, and in serious cases a ban.
Advertising & Self Promotion: We are formulating a system for this, but for now, please refrain from self promotion or advertising unless it is your OWN business and it is a simple link in your signature. No referral, adsense (or similar) or affiliate links of any kind please.
Links: You may post links once you have posted the relevant number of posts. Please try to keep these relevant to the topic or question at hand, and please do not try to post more than 5 links in any one post. Persistent posting of the same link will be treated as spamming, and will lead to a warning. We have a dedicated links forum & section if in doubt. You may add a link to your website in your homepage profile field.
Multiple Posts & Spamming: Please do not post the same topic or thread more than once, as the multiple posts will be removed or merged. Any member found to be spamming will be given a warning or ban depending on the severity of the case, and the posts will be removed.
If you have questions regarding our rules, then please contact the administrator.
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