ByGodInspired will terminate or suspend the account(s) of anyone who is excessively rude, angry, or abusive to other users, and/or who threatens or harasses other members.
Make a contribution
Reading an entire thread before posting will guarantee that you're adding something of value to the conversation, so spend a few moments reading what's already been posted on the Forum thread by other members. Pause briefly and check things out before you dive in with your own remarks; you want your comments to add to the discussion rather than just repeat what's already been said. Offering something new makes you the sort of Forum user that others take the time to follow and read.
Say more than 'yes' or 'no'
Forum questions are posed because we care about your opinion, and want to hear what you have to say. When you respond to the questions posted, tell us what you think and better yet, why you feel that way. Your elaborations help continue (and deepen) the discussion.
Stay on topic
Each line of conversation you'll see is called a "thread", and threads are an ongoing conversation on one particular topic. Members will be opening them to read more on the topic listed in the subject line. If you contribute, make comments there that relate to the conversation at hand. If your comments aren't germane to the thread, then consider posting a new topic.
Proofread what you’ve written before hitting ‘post message'
When you write a comment for the Forum, be sure to preview your post and re-read it for ‘tone’. If you weren’t you, would you understand what’s being said? Spelling and punctuation mistakes can make your clever comment impossible to understand and frustrating to read, so always proofread each message before hitting the ‘send’ button. Previewing your comments before posting them to a thread ensures that your message will be understood.
Also, please don’t SHOUT (also known as typing with the cap lock ‘on’). Typing in all capital letters makes what you have written very difficult to read and understand.
Advertising & self promotion is prohibited in the ByGodInspired Community
ByGodinspired currently allows the posting of links and donation buttons, and you may add a website link to your homepage profile. Posts that advertise or encourage members to purchase a product or service from another website will be removed.
Do not include your email address or IM address in Forum posts
Only send out personal information (email addresses, full names, and phone numbers) to users that you trust, and that you have corresponded with a few times. Please do your part to protect yourself by not posting your personal information in a public forum. It is also prohibited to post the personal information of other BGI members.
Foul language or images
This is a family community, and offensive language has no place here. Posts containing ‘swear words’ will be edited or removed. If, after a warning the member continues to do so, the user will be removed. Please refrain from posting any images that depict graphic violence or sexual behavior.
Our Moderator's word is Law
We choose our Moderator(s) for their impartiality and ability to converse with people of all types. The Moderator reserves the right to remove any thread or topic at any time, and they have the power to regulate the Forum as they see fit. If they find you're causing problems in our online community, we stand behind them, and they are empowered to take any action necessary to correct the issue.
Changes or amendments to these rules may happen. Please check back periodically.
Any messages, opinions, advice and statements made by any member/third party are the responsibility of the author. Messages posted in our forums do not mean that ByGodInspired has endorsed the content posted or verified the accuracy of the post in any way.
Last updated by BGI Member Services Mar 21, 2010.