General Posting Guidelines
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General Posting Guidelines

Please read before posting!  If you are in need of help or have questions, here are some general guidelines.

Please use ‘HELP?’ first!

There is a pretty good chance that unless you have some really odd or unique problem or question that it has been addressed in the ‘HELP?’ menu.  Please use the forum’s help feature first before requesting help. It’s easy to find – just click the “HELP?” button at the top right of the page.


⇒Forum Rules

Summary
Prohibitions:
- No proselytizing (preaching).
- No spam (post sparingly!!!!!!!!).
- No posting without participating in discussion.
- No cyberstalking.
- No flaming.
- No trolling.
-No images of Baha'u'llah or the Bab

Exhortations: Please try to
- be as explicit and clear as possible.
- stay on topic.

Full Rules
1. No Spam / Advertising / Self-promote in the forums

These forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc.
Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.

DO NOT ASK for email addresses or phone numbers

Your account will be banned permanently and your posts will be deleted.

2. Do not post copyright-infringing material

Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden.

3. Do not post “offensive” posts, links or images

Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. This includes user pictures. Use common sense while posting.

IMAGES of the Bab and Baha’u’llah are forbidden! Images of other Central Figures of the Baha’i Faith should only be shared in rare occassions and must be shared in a manner that is respectful.  

4. Do not cross post questions or comments

Please refrain from posting the same question or comment in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question or comment.
5. Do not PM users asking for help

Do not send private messages to any users asking for help. If you need help, private message administrators or moderators only.

6. Remain respectful of other members at all times

All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective.

However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule.


General Forum Questions

Am I allowed more than one account?
No, there is no reason why you should have more than one account at OpenTuition forums. If you are banned from the forums, please do not create a new account. If you continue to create new accounts after you have been banned, your IP address will be blocked from the forums.

What happens if I break a rule?
If you break a rule, then you will either be warned or banned. A ban of your user account may either be temporary or permanent.

The administrators and moderators also have the right to edit, delete, move or close any thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.

What happens if I see a thread/post which has broken a rule?
Please report the thread/post to the moderators or admin.

Where can I find out who is in charge?
The Forum Moderators are displayed in every Forum.


Becoming a moderator, author or contributor 
  • All applicants must be a member for at least 90 days (3 months) and have at least 100 posts.
  
  • You must be active in the individual forums you wish to moderate and regularly create and respond to threads in those forums.
  
  • You must also maintain a working knowledge of the subject matter.
  
  • Please be aware that applying to be a moderator, author or contributor does not guarantee acceptance and will only be appointed when needed.
 Current moderators and administrators will review applications and decide if the applicant fits the desired post. Administrators have the final say and we reserve to right to refuse applicants with or without cause.

Moderator Policy
In Order To Apply To Be A Moderator You Must be: 
  • a forum regular
  • have been at the forum for over 3 months
  • have a positive presence on All Things Baha'i Forums
  • be proactive
  • knowledgeable in the Forums they would like to moderate.
  • polite and helpful towards other members and give advice whenever needed and whenever possible.
  • visit the forum each day, actively take part in discussions as often as possible, ideally once a day, setting a good example to the other members.
  • take an active part in discussions between Moderators relating to the running of the forum.
  • help to keep unsuitable content out of the forums as much as possible.
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