|4 years ago :: Sep 04, 2009 - 11:47AM #1|
Greetings, Beliefnet folk,
Just a gentle reminder that Beliefnet welcomes all beliefs, even controversial ones, and is committed to free expression within the modest limits of the Rules of Conduct. We have never censored anyone because of their beliefs. However we do take action when a member's behavior violates the Rules of Conduct, especially when that behavior inhibits other members so that they do not feel free to express themselves.
We do our best to educate and warn members who run afoul of the Rules, and give everyone a chance to amend their behavior. We only take drastic action when members demonstrate that they have no intention of abiding by the Rules.
Please do not make negative remarks about other members.
Please do not post complaints in public. One reason is that it is ineffective. If you have complaints, we want to hear them, because we strive continually to improve our site and community. If you actually want someone to take action on your complaint, you need to voice it to the staff so that we can do something about it. The only appropriate way to lodge a complaint is to email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Furthermore, complaints posted on the forums are off-putting for other members, and are always off-topic.
Members who do not observe these Rules (or any of the others) may have posts removed. If they continue to violate the Rules, they will be warned. If they continue to violate the Rules even after being warned, we will have no choice but to remove them from the site, to preserve the health of your discussions and your community.
I will reiterate that we have never suspended anyone for expressing their beliefs, as long as they did so within the limits of the Rules of Conduct.
Thank you for taking the time to read this reminder.
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