Lowcarbfriends Code of Conduct
This Code of Conduct covers your behaviour as a member of the Lowcarbfriends Community..
Several groups have adopted an "us" versus "them" mentality with other people on the playground. People are constantly posting personal attacks as well as innuendo posts and posting to bait others into a confrontation. The fighting is very apparent and is getting worse each and every day. People not even involved are upset and understandably so. After careful consideration and constant complaints from several members about the harrassment of others, we have decided we need to take a more stern approach to this problem. If something doesn't change then people will have to start losing access to the playground. We hate to do that but it is quickly becoming our only option.
If you do not like someone or they annoy you, please do not post in their thread. It has been obvious when someone is only posting to poke fun, harrass or even show off for their friends. Some insults are very subtle but definitely recognizable. If someone is annoying you, please use your ignore button and do not engage them. If they are harrassing you or posting a personal attack please use the 'report this post' button. We do not allow people to treat others badly here and will take steps to make it stop. Also, Do not play the victim, and then turn around and do exactly what you are complaining they did to you. We know when you are doing this and it is not going to help your case if you are complaining about someone that you are also harrassing.
We do not allow people to be bullied, insulted, made fun of, mocked, teased or attack one another. Clear intent to not argue a position, but to merely attack, abuse or bully a person is not allowed. Encouraging others to do so is not allowed either and will only serve to get you and the others involved into trouble. It might be a good idea to put the person on ignore or maybe try to get to know the person because you may just begin to understand them. You can learn to appreciate peoples differences rather then use it against them. You may even find you have something in common.. Afterall, you don't really know the people you are dealing with.
The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas. Occasionally, there will be conflicts that arise when people voice opinions. Be courteous when disagreeing with others. It is possible to disagree without being insulting and you can resolve differing views constructively. Please value other peoples opinions and do not get upset if someone doesn't agree with you. Posting snide, sarcastic and hostile remarks will not solve anything but will only serve to add to the problem. Please refrain from causing conflict. Debates, Constructive Criticisms and personal opinions are open so long as you respect the person you are having these discussions with. If you want to start a discussion on anything personal we suggest you PM that person, do not bring it into the forum. Be courteous in PM also, the TOS applies to PMs as well. Before hitting "submit" think twice about what you are trying to say and ask yourself "Is this how/what I want to be conveyed?" Also ask yourself if you think you would want to take your words back at any time in the future. Or if what you are about to post may hurt another person or is against the TOS. If the answer to these questions are "possibly" or "yes" then don't hit submit.
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