1. Posting Do's and Don'ts
a. Do not post or link to abusive, slanderous, hateful, or otherwise threatening or discriminatory material on sex, gender, race, religion, language or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Ask yourself whether you would want your children/spouse/parents/boss to see what you wrote.
b. Check your motives. Before you post, ask yourself "Why am I posting this?" What are you trying to accomplish? Argue by addressing the ideas not by attacking the person.
c. Before starting a new topic, please use the Search box to see if there is an existing topic covering the same subject. If so, post there rather than create a new topic on the same subject.
d. Don't violate copyright laws by cutting and pasting entire articles into a post. Instead, post a link to the article and quote a short summary of the author's main point as a "teaser."
e. Any poster can edit or delete their own post after submitting it, so comments made in haste can be rephrased or deleted. The edit and delete buttons are at the lower right side of your post. When editing your post, please add a line indicating the nature of your edit.
f. If you see a post you believe violates applicable laws or one of these board rules, you can inform the moderators and management by using the “Report to Moderator” function (the blue link at the bottom of the objectionable post). Please advise the moderators/management, indicating a subject in the "Reason" field, and then providing an explanation of what you find objectionable about the post you are reporting and ask them to review the problem post.
2. Moderation Policy
a. The Macro Voices Forum is actively moderated to maintain a civil and welcoming environment, something we take seriously and spend time to foster. Those who do not like our moderating guidelines are free to disagree and find a new haven elsewhere.
b. Moderation policy is established by the Forum's owners. Moderator decisions are final. If you disagree, PM/email the moderators or the Management. Do not contest moderation decisions in public (unless you're looking to be an instant martyr).
c. Moderators will intervene to prevent conversations -- we are about conversations -- from turning into personal and/or political feuds and vendettas, and to quash trolling. A post that deliberately attacks a person rather than critiquing the message in the post will be considered over the line. In such case, when posters are asked to back off, not heeding such a call may result in suspension/banning.
d. Moderators may edit topic titles and edit (or delete) posts therein to remove illegal, libelous, or other objectionable material. Changes to topic titles and posts will be clearly indicated. In the case of removal of an entire post, the poster will be notified via email or Private Message. If a member has a post removed and wants to argue about it, use a Private Message to the moderator or Management. Arguing about it in the Forum will result in a suspension/ban.
e. Generally, moderation will be handled in the first instance by PM to the offender(s), identifying the violation and consequences of further violations, or by a public post by the moderator(s), indicating to all that a post or topic is getting near the limits. That is a warning shot.
f. Cross the line, you may be suspended for a week. Cross the line twice, the penalty is a month. Cross it three times, you're gone for good.
3. Terms of Service
a. While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence, the administrators, moderators or webmaster will not be held liable.
b. You agree not to post or link to any abusive, slanderous or hateful materials that may violate any applicable laws (on libel, sexual exploitation as well as religious, linguistic, racial, gender and sexual discrimination) or that depreciate common courtesy.
c. This forum is not a clipping service. Do not copy whole articles. Fair use of copyrighted materials may apply, in instances where the information might quickly disappear from the Web. We encourage members to link to an article and expand on why the article is important. We reserve the right to determine what is fair use.
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