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    Ignorance of the rules is not an excuse for not following the rules. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

    This is really a golden rule. Everyone wants to be treated well and we should treat others with kindness. We respect that sometimes we are having a bad day, need to blow off some steam, or just need some time to unwind. Before you hit send make sure you aren’t treating someone any other way than how you would like to be treated.

    Forum Charter
    This forum was created to discuss food, cooking, and related topics. This board was created as a general purpose forum. Any posts deemed off topic may be deleted at the administrators sole discretion. If a food, cooking, or related topic should be accidently be deleted it should be brought to the administrator's attention.

    Welcome Newbies
    We have all been the new person on the block before. We know it may be tough, and sometimes people that are new may post in the wrong forum or may not be aware of how everything works. Be patient, and helpful.
    Personal Information
    Mind what personal information you give out on the message board. Just as you would not give your home address, name, and other significant data about yourself use caution when doing so online. All people are not what they seem, most are, but a few are not.

    Be Yourself
    Come and enjoy yourself here. This is a place where a lot of people come share recipes, funny experiences, and sometimes share personal stories. We laugh, we cry, and receive a lot of support from each other. Come and enjoy yourself. Post if you like, or sit back and read posts, and learn from others. <br>
    Keep in mind all things said in Chat Rooms are not true
    Please keep in mind some people may unknowingly, or knowingly say things that may not be true. Be on your guard. It is not to say that all people represent themselves incorrectly, but be wise as you normally would.<br>

    No Swearing
    This is a general message board for all people. This means that anyone reads these message boards, this includes kids, young adults, and adults that do not like swearing. While this may be common practice in every day language we should show respect to others.

    No Offensive material
    This includes a wide variety of material including: explicit, obscene or vulgar language. Material that includes harassing, offensive, vulgar, abusive, hateful or bashing communications -- especially those aimed at sexual orientation, gender, race, color, religious views, national origin, or disability.

    No Flame Wars
    We respect that people have differences of opinions, and everyone has the right to express theirs. No right is granted to brow beat someone into believing you opinion.

    No personal attacks in public or private
    Refrain from personal attacks in either avenue. One is just as bad as the other. This specifically includes in private messages, and on the public message board. To be plain in this harassing, offensive, vulgar, abusive, hateful or bashing communications -- especially those aimed at sexual orientation, gender, race, color, religious views, national origin, or disability are all items that are considered to be personal attacks in nature. If you have a problem with someone notify a moderator immediately.

    No Second Login Names Allowed
    Please choose one login name, and if you need it changed we will make this change for you. It is not permitted to pretend to be someone else.

    No Solicitations
    This means you are not allowed to solicit members to join inclusive groups. We always welcome links to new sites, new message boards, chat rooms, and the like. If your group is inclusive and needs special privileges, special memberships, or anything else that may be viewed as exclusionary this is strictly prohibited.

    General Spreading of Discontent, and Ill Will.
    We recognize that sometimes people have bad days. We empathize with tragedy and trauma that you will go through. This is a wonderful support network if you allow it to be one. If you are unhappy here, unhappy with the administration, you really need to go elsewhere. This message board isn't for every single individual, and we give you respect in not violating your happiness, we expect that you do the same for other members.

    Postings may be deleted, modified at any given time without warning when these guidelines are breached. Also those that continue to violate these policies will have posting ability revoked.

    Moderators serve to watch the message board and reserve the right to edit offending posts. Judgment of the moderators is final.

    Posting on the message board means you agree with all provisions stated in the rules. Your membership may be revoked with no cause at anytime without reason.
    Last edited by StephanieM; 06-09-2007, 10:18 AM.

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    I have updated this to include the forum charter.