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Terms of Service
« on: July 29, 2008, 06:01:20 AM »
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 post. 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 they will not be held liable.

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Re: Terms of Service
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 06:27:56 AM »
TERMS OF SERVICE (TOS)


These items are used by the Leadership of RedeemedForum in moderating the boards with some form of legality and consistency. If anyone is found in violation of the TOS they will be issued a formal warning from the leadership team.

1. Each person is permitted to have one account. Each post is logged, and people using multiple accounts will be banned. Only people who have created an accurate account are permitted to participate in the community. Registering with false information is grounds for immediate blocking of access to the RedeemedForum community. Misrepresentation of age, gender or identity in the forums is also prohibited.

Individuals who have been locked, barred, secured, or banned are not permitted to create a new account as a way to circumvent the consequences for violations of the Terms of Service and RedeemedForum reserves the right to terminate any new accounts which have been established in this manner.

2. RedeemedForum users are responsible for taking the time to read the Terms of Service. Users are asked to periodically review the Terms of Service for any updates that are posted. It is your responsibility to periodically check the rules and make yourself aware of any changes.

3. It is our desire to provide a safe community that reflects Christian values and yet remains sensitive to all users. It is also understood that participating in the forums is done at one's own risk. Due to the size of the RedeemedForum we do not commit to providing 24-hour community monitoring for every area. Nor do we commit to verifying identities of community participants. In addition, we are not responsible for the safety of children in the RedeemedForum community.

Participants must be at least 13 years old to participate. Users who are found to be under the age of 13 will have their account deleted. Only those individuals who are over 13 years of age may Forums and we do not maintain permission records from parents.

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You will not use the RedeemedForum for illegal activities, such as drug deals or planning other illegal activities. If you are using the community in such a manner you are in the wrong place, and proper authorities will be notified if such activities are discovered by us.

5. No trolling. Don't make inflammatory remarks just to get a response. You won't be labeled as a troll if your post has substance. Refrain from behavior which may be deemed inappropriate or disruptive as defined by these terms of Service and at RedeemedForum sole discretion.

6. No ad hominem attacks. Criticize ideas, not people.

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No foul language, pornographic, sexually offensive, sexually explicit, or similarly related material or language including toilet humor. Including words purposely misspelled or alternate use of characters to indicate such statements. You will not create a username that violates this rule. RedeemedForum will determine the acceptability of words, names or chat handles at its sole discretion. This includes handles such as "hot", "hottie", "sexy", or other words in a handle with sexual overtones.

Vulgar language or curse words will not be tolerated. Use a thesaurus if you can't express yourself without swearing.

* This rule also applies to a user's choice of avatars, or signature file contents.

8.
You will not threaten, harass, distress, or embarrass our users, either in the RedeemedForumcommunity itself or via any other mode of communication including instant messenger, private message, and email.


9.
Respect the privacy of others. Do not post or otherwise distribute private emails or private messages from other users without first obtaining their consent. Don't post or otherwise distribute phone numbers, home addresses, pictures, etc., of RedeemedForum users other then yourself. Both the one asking for such information and the one supplying it will be viewed as violating this rule.


10. You should always view content on the forums as a public forum. All posted conversations are logged and are the property of RedeemedForum and may be used for the basis of investigative or disciplinary action at the discretion of the Administrators.


11. Respect copyrighted material, if you post articles or commentaries from another source please include the author’s name and a link to the original source if available. Warez and other pirated materials are forbidden on this forum.

12. Respect where others are in their spiritual walk, do not disrupt the flow of discussion or act in a way that affects others negatively including when debating doctrinal issues, in the defense of the Christian faith, and in offering unwelcome spiritual advice.


13. Do not impersonate RedeemedForum moderators, or Administrators. No creating names or making statements falsely indicating that you represent the staff at RedeemedForum.

14. No spamming. Don't flood the board with commercial posts, meaningless text, unnecessarily long messages or otherwise useless material. Do not spam the members of RedeemedForum advertising your own website utilizing Personal messages or email. You may list such information in your signature file as long as the contents of your site fall within the guidelines of these terms of service.


When posting in Forums try condensing your message as this will help to ensure people will read it in its entirety. Be sure to post your topic in the appropriate forum. The subjects of discussion for each forum are outlined in the Forums Index, make a note of the purpose for each forum before posting your topic of discussion. If you're not sure what forum to post your message in then please post it in the General Discussion Area.


15.
No solicitation or advertising. Our message boards are for discussions, not to sell goods or services. If you would like to advertise, please use the appropriate forum which requires a minimum of 20 post before you can advertise you site.

No posting telling everyone to come buy your new homemade honey. No posting asking everyone to send you a dollar or other pyramid schemes. No posting or advocating participation in any pyramid schemes. No attempts to recruit people for Amway or some other similar service.

16. Do not make statements either by posts or posting URLs to other Websites which advocate activities, beliefs or teachings contrary to those of Christianity as articulated by the historic creeds, as understood by Evangelicalism, and as interpreted by the RedeemedForum Leadership's sole discretion.

Any URL that is posted that leads to a page that is of anti-Christian content, or of such content that is offending or disturbing to other board users will be removed. This removal and decision for removal will be done at the sole discretion of the RedeemedForum Leadership.

Refrain from making statements or posting URLs which promote the acceptability of the homosexual lifestyle, adult entertainment, sexual immorality or pagan and false religions. No repeated posting of URLs to sites which have content that would violate the Terms of Service, the Nicene Creed, RedeemedForum Belief Statement or other widely accepted scopes of Christian beliefs as interpreted by the Leadership of this board at their sole discretion. If you are unsure about a site or content please direct your question to any of the Staff, or Administrators. This rule also applies to any material whether it be on the web, in print, on video, or on audio.

17. RedeemedForum has the right to decide what forms of Christian "ministry" can be practiced and preached within the forums and to decide whether to deem any form of ministry unsafe.

No coming into the community and typing in a bunch of non-sense words and claiming to be speaking in tongues. No coming into the community and proclaiming that God told you that everyone should give you money. You may say to someone that you felt led to share a portion of scripture in order to encourage and lift up a brother in Christ or lead someone to a saving knowledge of the Lord.

18. Please do not use the message board to air your grievances against other fellow members. If you have observed a violation of the Terms of Service please let a Moderator or Administrator know. (This includes violations or allegations of inappropriate actions by the moderators and administration.)

We want this Community to be a fun place to learn and interact with others from a Christian world view. If you have a problem with someone either take it up with them privately or report the violation.

Please remember the way Jesus instructed us to handle a grievance against a fellow follower of Christ.
•   Mat 18:

15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican.



If the grievance is with a staff member please contact them privately. If you deem it necessary to go beyond that then take it to the next level of Leadership authority.


19. RedeemedForum reserves the right to respond to the violation of any of the above Terms of Service with any of the responses available to our Leadership at its sole discretion. Furthermore, any action taken against offenders and their status within the community is considered private and confidential and will not be shared with the public. RedeemedForumalso reserves the right to remove any content which is considered to be disruptive to the Community, at the sole discretion of RedeemedForumLeadership.

-The Leadership of RedeemedForum are authorized to use all available action in dealing with violations to these rules. These actions include locking someone's account, blocking someone's ability to post in Forums, editing someone's post in Forums, completely erasing someone's post in Forums, and banning someone from entering the community in anyway. In addition repeated severe violations may result in a report being generated with one's Internet Service Provider.

If you feel that any action taken and any claims of unfairness, including removal of posts and/or threads or requests to be reinstated should be directed to the Administrators.

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Re: Terms of Service
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008, 10:45:01 AM »
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