These rules are in place to:
- Be excellent to each other. Alternatively, don't be a jerk.
- Keep a working email address that doesn't block mail from cyburbia.org.
- Don't share \accounts or make sockpuppets.
- Don't spam, astroturf, troll, try to convert non-believers or believers, or approach sensitive topics in a self-righteous or toxic manner.
- Don't make ad hominem attacks. Criticize ideas, not people.
- Make posts with meaningful content. Don't post pad.
- Make your posts safe for work.
- Don't hack the forum or site.
- Respect copyright, intellectual property rights, and other peoples' privacy.
These rules are general guidelines and are very flexible. We use an egalitarian, common sense approach to interpret and administer them. They cannot cover every possible situation. Do not try to creatively evade or interpret them. The rules will evolve and change as new issues and situations emerge.
- Keep the Cyburbia Forums useful, fun, and welcoming for as many people as possible.
- Maintain a civil, constructive, and creative space.
- Encourage the free flow of ideas and discussion from a broad spectrum of experiences and viewpoints.
- Discourage disruptive or toxic behavior that can undermine the above.
Please discuss and ask questions about board rules and guidelines in this thread.