Cardinal Rules

No trolling. Don't make posts that are inflammatory just to get people riled up. Substance is the key to not being labeled a troll.

Attack the message, not the messenger. Criticize ideas, not people. Flaming will not be tolerated.

No member is allowed to engage in public personal attacks on any other member.

Personal attacks are defined as Personal, Racial, Ethnic, and/or Gender based insults, slurs, or derisive comments.

All complaints need to be communicated privately using either PM, "Report this Post" feature and/or Email.

In the event of this, the offending post will be edited or removed, and the offending party shall receive no more than two (2) private warnings via PM and/or Email, and one final Administration warning.

If the behavior continues, the member will be banned for a week, and upon a repeat incident, banned permanently.

This will apply to all other community members as well.

All I want is a little community kindness and no attacks. Let's all work together to accomplish this.

No pornographic, sexually offensive, sexually explicit, or objectifying material. Simple rule. Administrator's judgment applies here. I'd like for the readers to be able to visit the site at work and share with friends without fear of retribution.

Each FlipFlop member may have only one account.

Do not use foul language in thread subjects.

And of course, NO SPAMMING. No commercial-oriented posts (unless prior approved), and no flooding with useless content.

If you have access to the private forum and are seen to be sharing the content, you will be banned, no questions.

Compulsory Rules

Use descriptive subject lines and research your post. This reduces the chances of double-posting, and it also makes it easier for people to see what they do/don't want to read. Also, scan the subjects of the last several days' posts to make sure you aren't duplicating posts. Also, consider what forum your topic should be posted in.

Restrict the use of excessive foul language.

Bottom line: Be cool and enjoy the forum.