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RealityTVWorld.com COMMUNITY GUIDELINES
The RealityTVWorld.com message board community adminstrative team encourages everyone to participate in and enjoy the community through the following guidelines. Violation of these guidelines could lead to the loss of your community membership and privileges.
I. PLEASE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
When new members arrive, please welcome them to our growing community. New members are not "newbies" to be teased. All of you were new members once. Treat newcomers the way that you wanted to be treated when you joined. We know that many of our community's "elders" (regardless of age) are full of helpful information and have much to share. Please help newcomers learn how things are done, how to find information, how to save time, and how to get involved in the community.
II. DO NOT ATTACK OTHER MEMBERS
Personal attacks on other members will not be tolerated. Challenging the points of view and the opinions of other members is permitted, but only as long as you can do so respectfully and thoughtfully, without personal attack or insult. If you cannot be tolerant of others' beliefs and opinions, then please avoid introducing, reading or participating in topics that lead to such discussions.
III. KEEP YOUR POSTINGS CLEAN
There are probably websites where explicit, obscene or vulgar language, graphics or behavior is permitted or even appropriate. The RealityTVWorld.com community is not one of them. Anything not appropriate for a PG/PG-13 context will not be welcomed on this site. Message board postings that contain explicit, obscene, vulgar or "adult" language or graphics or that are likely to lead to discussions in bad taste will be removed. We also do not allow links to "adult," pornographic, warez, or hates sites of any kind.
IV. AVOID DUPLICATE POSTS
Do not post the same discussion more than once on a discussion forum or on multiple forums. Weeding through duplicate discussions can be frustrating and annoying for other members, especially for those whose time and energy is limited. Duplicate discussions will be deleted. Reposting the same message repeatedly will be interpreted as SPAM.
X. HELP PREVENT FOREST FIRES
RealityTVWorld.com promises to act with appreciation for our members. We will willingly listen to your suggestions and complaints, and we will try to incorporate your ideas into our actions. However, we also need you to consider the consequences of your actions. Before you submit a post, think about whether you would want it on your own site. In addition, if you see a post that seems objectionable to you, please notify the RealityTVWorld.com staff at once by clicking the 'Alert' link found in the lower left corner of the objectionable post. If a post or a thread has been locked or deleted, reposting any content from that post or thread without permission from a member of the administrative staff will likely result in the termination of your RealityTVWorld.com membership.
XIII. RESPECT THE MODERATORS, THEIR ROLE, AND THEIR DECISIONS
Please remember that moderators are people too -- people who generously volunteer THEIR TIME to manage a community FOR YOUR USE. They also have personal lives and feelings. While they are very generous in volunteering their time, do not presume that a moderator will always be immediately available to respond to your issue. Do not take a lack of response or action on their part as grounds to take you own "vigilante moderation" action. "Vigilante moderation" will not be tolerated and will possibly result in the termination of your RealityTVWorld.com membership. While disagreeing with the actions or decision of the moderator team is permitted, respecting their decision is required and repeated open questioning or badgering of their decision is not permitted.
XIV. OUR RIGHTS
(a) RealityTVWorld.com reserves the right to move or simply to delete a post which does not relate to the topic being discussed in the forum. In addition, RealityTVWorld.com reserves the right to organize and reorganize discussion forums in order to best serve the majority of our members.
(c) RealityTVWorld.com reserves the right to prohibit or delete discussions that are thought to violate applicable law or that we may consider harmful to other members, to the sites that comprise RealityTVWorld.com, or to the rights of RealityTVWorld.com or others. Having said that, RealityTVWorld.com does not have the practical ability to restrict conduct or communications that might violate these guidelines, nor can we ensure prompt removal of offending discussion forum posts. Please utilize this community at your own risk.
(d) We realize that everyone can make a mistake, and we generally do not revoke user privileges for one inadvertent violation of the standards of this site. However, we consider some violations to be so egregious or so serious that one offense will be enough to cause your membership to be revoked immediately. In addition, RealityTVWorld.com reserves the right to terminate your membership at its sole discretion without prior notification and for any reason.
(e) These guidelines are not comprehensive and constitute only a portion of the standards applicable to membership in the RealityTVWorld.com community. In addition, we reserve the right to modify these guidelines or to change or terminate the community at any time without notice.
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