Author Topic: Board Registration Agreement and other Rules: Please read before posting!  (Read 23013 times)

Dr. Richard Grossman

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Hi everybody,

Here is the current Registration Agreement and some Additional Rules ("Name Names", "Do Not Diagnose", and "No Contact"):

Registration Agreement

The purpose of the Voicelessness and Emotional Survival Message Board is to provide a place to discuss experiences with “voicelessness”.  It is not a “therapy board”, nor should it be considered a therapy substitute.  If you need psychological help, it is very important that you consult a trained professional.  If you are feeling suicidal, or feel that you may hurt yourself, go immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room.  

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

Additional Rules:

1)  Name Names:   Posters are not allowed to say—“someone on the Board” did this, said this, wrote this, wrote this in a Personal Message, etc..  If you are going to write such statements, you must be direct and name names.   Accusatory posts that do not name names are distracting to the Board and put the person being written about in an awkward and sometimes impossible position.  If such posts are posted, I will ask the poster to reveal the name of the person they are accusing.  If they don’t, I will either lock or delete the thread or delete the post at my discretion.

2)  When Posting, Do not Diagnose other Board Members:  Only professionals are qualified to diagnose, and such diagnoses require a complete, multi-session evaluation.

3)  No Contact:  Members may choose to have No Contact with one or more other members.  No Contact means no communication in posts or via Personal Messages, and no mention of or allusions to the no-contact member in posts.  If a member chooses No Contact with another member, the rule is always reciprocal (i.e., no contact in either direction).  
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