This is easier than mixing what you can do. If you do not agree to these guidelines please don't post.
These will result in a ban without warning. The ban will be permanent (no reprieve)
1. You may not advertise merchandise and or any network marketing schemes. ** For these one warning may be given and then if repeated, you will be banned without further explanation. The ban may be of time duration but rather expect it to be permanent.
2. You may not post URLs (links) to external websites of an offensive nature including
but not limited to pornographic, child abuse, pedophile sites.
3. You may not link offensive Avatars.
4. You may not post obscene images or links to such.
4. Calling out any member's views/opinions as stupid, dumb, crazy etc., i.e. insults
5. Public criticism of moderation
6. Starting a new thread of a similar topic as one that is recently locked.
7. Outright "trashing" of the scriptures
- "they are untrue", "X writer
of scripture was an imposter, not inspired", etc. (Obviously there are translational issues).
These rules may be amended from time to time so keep up to date with them.
Source Wikipedia1 Spamming is the abuse of electronic messaging systems to indiscriminately send unsolicited bulk messages or advertising.
2 A Troll is someone who intentionally posts messages about sensitive topics constructed to cause controversy in an online community such as an online discussion forum. They may also plant images and data on networks that others may find disturbing in order to cause confrontation.
More specifically a troll is an insult or accusation made against a poster. It would be highly unusual for any Internet poster to claim the title of troll, rather a community member may try to deflate a post that is controversial or thought provoking by referring to it as a "troll". In usage troll is more of an insult like "jerk".
To call someone a troll is to say that any dispute over a post is not valid not because the issues raised are not valid, but to claim the intent of the poster invalidates the post. As a speech act the term troll is generally used as an ad hominem argument, attacking the poster rather than the content or issues of the post.
3Flaming is the hostile and insulting interaction between Internet users. Flaming usually occurs in the social context of a discussion board on the Internet. An Internet user typically generates a flame response to other posts or users posting on a site, and is usually not constructive, does not clarify a discussion, and does not persuade others. Sometimes, flamers attempt to assert their authority, or establish a position of superiority over other users. Other times, a flamer is simply an individual who believes he or she carries the only valid opinion. This leads him or her to personally attack those who disagree. Occasionally, flamers wish to upset and offend other members of the forum, in which case they are trolls. Most often however, flames are angry or insulting messages transmitted by people who have strong feelings about a subject.
4On the Internet, baiting is similar to trolling, in that baiters, like trolls, try to elicit a response from other users. The difference is that the response is supposed to be embarrassing to the user in question, and humorous to others. Baiters frequently concentrate on groups they do not like, such as pedophiles, fraudsters (often 419 fraudsters), religious fundamentalists, or homosexuals. What the baiter says does not need to make sense, it is often simply written to baffle the bait, and to produce an interesting result. In that respect, baiting is similar to telephone prank calls, but often much more elaborate. In the United States, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 makes some prank calls a felony with penalties of up to two years in prison, and possible fines (depending on severity). However, such penalties are rarely carried out.