Thanks to the Golden Thread Staff for helping me compile these new rules
===================Golden Thread Forum RulesGeneral
These are the basic rules, for a detailed explanation of how we enforce these rules, please see below. 1. This is a moderated discussion forum based on the Golden Rule.
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
This message board is intended as a haven for truth seekers.
We have a team of volunteer Moderators who moderate posts based on the Golden Rule.
Members are strongly urged to familiarize themselves with our rules, and make an effort to become a positive member of our community. 2. Who We Are:
The Golden Thread is an online community for seekers of Truth and Full Disclosure.
Messages posted on our discussion board are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of The True and Original Golden Thread.
Any information disclosed on our discussion board becomes public information and will remain in the Public Domain forever.
Anyone who visits our website is able to read most of the messages posted here.
Many of the messages posted here are indexed by search engines, including among many others Google.
By default, your profile is available to other registered users.
The Original and True Golden Thread, does not have a policy of checking the veracity of messages posted by users of our discussion board. 3. Civility:
Treat other members with respect.
Do not post personal attacks against other members of this discussion forum.4. Content:
Do not post messages that are inflammatory, pornography, incoherent, or otherwise inappropriate.
Do not engage in anti-social, disruptive, or trolling behaviour. Do not post broad-brush, bigoted statements.
The moderators and administrators work very hard to enforce some minimal standards regarding what content is appropriate.
Please remember that this is a large and diverse community that includes a broad range of opinions which we respect at all times.
People who are easily offended, or who are not accustomed to having their opinions (including deeply personal political & or religious convictions) challenged may not feel entirely comfortable here.
At times a thick skin is necessary to participate in this community as in any other discussion forum.5. Copyright
Do not copy-and-paste entire articles onto this discussion forum for ANY REASON.
When referencing copyrighted work, post a short excerpt (not exceeding 10% of the article) with a link back to the original author.6. Forum Administration
Respect the moderators and administrators, and respect their decisions.
You can help make their job easier by clicking the "Report Post" Link (The Exclamation Point on the bottom right of EVERY POST) on any post you feel requires a moderator’s attention.
If you have a question about our policies, or if you have a concern about an action a moderator has taken, please contact an admin privately via Private Message and or via email @ GTAdim@thegoldenthread.info
.7. More Information
The administrators and moderators reserve the right to remove or edit any post for any reason, to shut down any discussion for any reason, or to do whatever we feel is appropriate to run this website.How We Enforce The Rules
The moderators of the Golden Thread generally enforce the rules based on consensus, however they have the power to enforce ANY RULE at ANYTIME.
If a rule violation is obvious then immediate action is taken and that action is final.
All moderator actions are logged by our software, and can be reviewed by the administrators at ANY TIME.
All of our moderators are unpaid volunteers, have been selected by the site owner, are from the membership of our community, and represent the full ideological spectrum of our membership.
Once a moderator has determined a Rule Violation the following will occur:
The offending members will get a warning via Private Message of said violation, be it the Golden Rule or our latest copyright posting rules.
Should that member violate the warning again they will receive a 24 hour "Time Out".
Should they violate the rules again they will receive a 48 hour "Time Out".
Violation of the rules for a third time will result in a permanent ban.Your Freedom to Leave
If you do not like the Golden Thread, or the members of Golden Thread, or the way we run the Golden Thread, then we strongly suggest that you exercise your right to leave.