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Message started by DJ on Feb 2nd, 2009 at 11:09pm

Title: Standard of Conduct
Post by DJ on Feb 2nd, 2009 at 11:09pm is going to live by a new set of "standards" that involve integrity and respect.  These standards have been added to the registration agreement so every new member who joins from now on will know what the expectations are when they create their profile.

This message board is not a democracy, at best it is a benevolent dictatorship.  As such, users of this site will be held to a prominent standard of integrity and respect.

Debate is welcome (and encouraged), but attack ideas and opinions; not personalities.  Note that putting an "in my opinion" type of qualifier on a violating statement does not change the fact that the statement violates these standards.

Personal attacks or threats against other board members will NOT be tolerated. Racist, sexist, Anti-Semitic remarks, or hate speech will not be allowed. Calling a member 'troll' or using 'troll' or similar emoticons is considered a personal attack.  Abuse of the Private Message (PM) privileges, harassment, stalking, etc... will not be tolerated.

As a general guideline, the first instance of a member violating these standards will result in a “lock down” of one week during which the member will not be allowed to post on the message board or send/receive PM’s.  A second instance will result in a “lock down” of one month.  A third instance will result in immediate and permanent banning.

In order to protect and preserve the overall health and well-being of the site, the owners/administrators reserve the right to remove any post or user from our community at our sole discretion and without explanation.

YOUR FREEDOM TO LEAVE – All visitors to the Message Board are here voluntarily.  Nobody is forcing you to post here.  The Administrators and Moderators try their best to be fair, and to make the Message Board a welcoming place to participate in a lively exchange of ideas about living life with cluster headaches.  If you don't like the Members/Moderators/Administrators of the Message Board, or the way the Message Board is run, then we strongly suggest that you exercise your freedom to leave.

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