By use of this site and agreeing to the terms & conditions during registration, all forum users agree to abide by the forum community standards. Any questions on community standards should be addressed to any of the community managers privately through email or our contact page. The community standards are subject to change as the community evolves. These community standards are based on the 8 community principles below:
1. We practice the Golden Rule.
a. All forum members will treat each other with respect and dignity. The Golden Rule “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” will be applied to all community managers, moderators and forum members equally and fairly. This is an 18+ forum so the expectation is that all members act like adults. Ask yourself this question if you are unsure whether certain actions or words are appropriate, “Would you want those words or actions be published on the front page of a newspaper for the world to see?” If NO, do not use engage in those actions or use those words on this community!
2. We will help the Free Agent community grow by being positive and inclusive.
a. There will be no swearing or hateful language. Also, members should not post inappropriate or offensive material, links, or images on the forum. This includes spamming and any inappropriate advertising. Please use common sense as this is a work related forum. Discrimination, in any form, against individual sexual preferences, race, culture or religion will not be tolerated.In maintaining a positive and inclusive community, we can grow the community and attract quality members.
3. We want to have fun and encourage positive debate.
a. The worst thing to happen to a forum is to have too much group-think.We encourage the community to have fun while embracing opposing thoughts. We will do so respectfully and at times “agree to disagree.” The belief that there will never be opposing thoughts or beliefs is unrealistic and not characteristic of a quality forum.Our goal is not to moderate debate but we believe in encouraging a positive, quality community forum.
4. We recognize inappropriate behavior and will hold all members to high community standards.
a. We do not harass, insult, taunt, provoke, demean, or personally attack other forum members. Be friendly even if others are not. Any inappropriate behavior should be reported immediately to one of the community managers. Maintaining high standards for the community will benefit everyone in the long run.
5. We respect your privacy and expect members to respect the privacy of others.
a. Please do not post your personal information or other member’s personal information, such as home address, phone number or email, on the forum.We will not be held liable for these actions and community managers will delete this information when made known to them.We will not tolerate members “flaming” or “trolling” other members. Please do not post any copyrighted material. These actions will lead to the community manager banning the member and possibly legal action.Let’s respect the privacy of all members.
6. We want the community to be a forum which embraces Free Speech.
a. We believe we can grow the community with guiding principles such as diversity and inclusivity at the same time embracing Free Speech. Our philosophy on Free Speech is embodied in this quote from William O. Douglas “Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us." But remember we have the responsibility to understand the consequences of our free speech and how it affects our community. A philosopher once said “with great power comes great responsibility.” Please use your power to influence responsibly and for the better good.
7. We reserve the right to refuse service to any member who repeatedly breaks the community standards.
a. This includes, but not limited to, members who are flaming, trolling or spamming. Community managers will decide on the punishment based on the infraction of community standards. This could include moderation/deletion of comments or could be as severe as banning of the member. Members will initially receive warnings privately and be escalated upon further infractions by the community manager. We also reserve the right to exclude and/or limit certain type of topics including pornography, multi-level marketing (MLM) opportunities, and cryptocurrency opportunities.
8. We empower community managers to moderate and uphold the community standards fairly.
a. Our community managers have the final word on moderation.Members will not post negative comments on the forum about community managers when their posts are edited or deleted from the forum.Please do not openly argue with the community manager on the forum.If you disagree will the community manager or believe you have been mistakenly banned, please work out the disagreement with the community manager or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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