WA - Mackenzie Cowell, 17, Orondo/Wenatchee, 9 Feb 2010 - #10
Terms of Service - Short, Plain Language Version
We have a detailed, formal Terms of Service (TOS) posted separately, and that TOS is what you will be held to as a member here. It's long and detailed because it has to be in the world we live in, and you are expected to read it, understand it and abide by it. However, we can sum it up as follows:
1) Be a decent human being;
2) Treat your fellow posters as the decent human beings they are;
3) Keep in mind that whatever you post will likely live on forever, so think before you press "Submit Reply".
4) It's a big world. People will disagree with you. You will disagree with them. This can be done with respect, and that's what we expect.
Some specifics about being “a decent human being”:
Being rude to our new posters or any poster for that matter, is against our TOS. If they ask a question you think has already been discussed, just pass on by it. Do not tell them to get up to speed before posting. That is rude and against our TOS.
Do not drag any innocent persons--such as JF's relatives--into this discussion, and certainly do not post personal information (names, addresses, phone numbers, etc) of innocent parties.
Do not post about posters who are not present. It's like talking behind someone's back, and it's rude.
It is against TOS to try to guess or sleuth the identity of another poster at WS.
There is to be absolutely no discussion here at WS of the details of MC's parents' divorce.
It's ok to go ahead and post rumors, but two things:
1. You must clearly label them as rumors. All posts that do not include facts should include the words speculation, theory or rumor.
2. They must not be so wildly outlandish that they are unbelievable.
We do not discuss minors, and in this particular case, we do not discuss poetry.
Links to social networking sites are allowed, but WS does not allow direct quotes or cut and pastes from them.
Please do not link to minors' pages.
If anyone has a problem with a post please alert us to it in the top right corner. You will see a triangle with an exclamation mark. Do NOT respond to a problematic post. That only compounds the problem and creates more work for the mods. Hit the alert button instead.
You are all experienced enough posters by now to abide by these rules. Please don't make us give more timeouts.
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Last edited by hoppyfrog; 03-15-2010 at 08:28 PM.
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