Originally posted by robbie carrobie
If they dare? one has no need to go to the science forum, spirituality is infested with scientific threads
1.what is the theory of evolution
3.primates with moral sense
5. the age of the universe
7.the age of the universe
8. famous scientists who believed in God
Well said Robbie. "Infested" indeed. lol. Greetings. I think the basic rules of forum use would sufficiently address the problems if followed, with more frequent reminders and guidance from moderators.
One doesn't want to stifle the free interchange of ideas or comments between followers of different paths or philosophies.
But unfortunately the rules are broken often and even abuse of persons and beliefs. And without any moderation by moderators - this is what is significantly lacking. There is some but not enough. It doesn't have to be all the time either.
I am shocked by some of the defaming and abuse, which is totally inappropriate on a forum about spirituality. It degrades the level of spirituality of the posters and brings disrepute to the path/philosophy they adhere too.
Perhaps a reminder of Forum posting guidelines is in order.
The following twelve points are the guidelines that should be followed when posting to the forums.
*Discussions in forums can often get heated, but while you may take issue with another poster's viewpoint, you must not resort to personal attacks or abuse. Do not post offensive or inflammatory remarks that stray beyond the bounds of reasoned debate. Calling another poster an "idiot" will leave a post subject to immediate removal.
*Do not post profanity. There may be occasions where the context of certain words may be acceptable, and this will be at the moderators' discretion, however posts containing profanity will often be removed automatically by the "robomod". There will be situations where it removes inoffensive posts, but this is unavoidable.
*Do not post material which is obscene, indecent or pornographic.
*Please stay on topic. There is clearly a subjective judgment to be made as to whether a post strays off topic and in the majority of cases the post will not be deleted unless it is considered to be disruptive to the thread and its participants.
*While it is acceptable to post links to external articles and information, you may not use these forums for advertising or promotion of products or services or canvassing support for political parties or movements. You may post links to personal home pages, but repeated spamming of such links is not permitted.
*Do not make defamatory posts. While reasonable criticism of an individual or organization is not in itself libellous, any post that adversely affects the reputation of a clearly identifiable person or company is likely to be removed.
*Do not harass other members of the community. Harassment is any unwanted conduct including insults, jokes and any remarks affecting the dignity of another. Such conduct could relate to gender, race, nationality, sexuality, religion, disability or other similarly sensitive issues.
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*Any posts which are deemed to be incitements to commit criminal offenses, or any post which seeks to influence another to commit an offense will be removed.
*Repeated posting of the same material (spamming) is not acceptable.
*Overly trivial posts may be removed at the discretion of the forum moderators if they are deemed to be disruptive or distracting to the thread and its participants.
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