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    * Review the rules for the message board and abide by them. If you don’t like the rules, search out another board that is more in line with what you feel is appropriate or are willing to abide by. It is the right of the owner of the message board to dictate terms of use. If you don’t like them, rather than ruin the experience for all the other participants, find another message board or start up your own. Most rules are common sense and in place to ensure an enjoyable constructive experience for all members.

    * Don’t be spammy. This means you don’t arbitrarily or gratuitously post your business links. The only time you would post your business link in the body of the message is if it applies directly and specifically to the post you are responding to. And, you need to note it is your site — not one you are simply referring to. Honesty in disclosure is crucial to the credibility of your post.

    * What about my right to “free speech” to say whatever I want where ever I want? Use of any site or message board is not a right! To participate, you will be asked to follow a few simple rules. The “freedom of speech” guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution that folks so willingly throw around many times to justify their poor behavior, only protects you from governmental intervention in your right to express yourself — it does not give you free reign to use computer resources, paid for by others, against the wishes of their owner. Again, if you don’t like the rules, search out another board that is more in line with what you feel is tolerable.

    * Stay on topic and discuss issues only relative to the thread in question. A thread is the term used for a ongoing conversation based on a particular subject. Feel free to change the subject to something more apropos if the thread goes off in another direction or start an entirely new thread. When you do so be sure to change the SUBJECT: field to clearly reflect the revised topic so the other members are aware of the change in direction from the original thread.

    * If new to the message board, “lurk” for awhile to get a feel for the community and personalities of the regulars before you post. You will be participating in an established community and don’t want to just bust in and blurt out your opinions, demands or questions before getting a good idea for the feel of the group. Then, in your first post, a short intro about you before you comment is recommended and helps you start to become part of that community.

    * Never give out personal information or specifics to your location on message boards. This information can then be farmed by troublemakers.

    * Keep in mind there will always be differences of opinion. Try to remain objective and not personalize issues if at all possible. You can disagree with others by being firm and expressing your opinion with clarity without resorting to name calling, slurs or innuendos just to make your point. Posters that behave in that manner are generally those whose opinions are weak or not based in any truth or facts and are viewed as such.

    * Don’t fall for trolls. Trolls are folks who will post rude comments just to get a rise out of everyone on the board. Ignoring folks who do this simply halts their efforts to disrupt the board and get them the attention they seek. Move on to more constructive conversations.

    * Be sure to remove any part of the post you are replying to that is no longer necessary to the ongoing conversation. This includes anything within the >>> that no longer applies, previous poster’s signature files and any header information. By down editing, you will show your command of the technology in which you are participating, while doing your part to keep the conversation focused and easy to read by the other members. These efforts will be greatly appreciated by your fellow members.

    * Always review your post(s) before you click send/post. Make sure they express the appropriate tone you want to relay. If you are joking, add a ;-). Use emoticons to reflect the seriousness or lack thereof of your comments. Most forums provide you with standard emoticons so you can do just that. “I didn’t mean it that way…” doesn’t apply online – people will take your words at their face value! If you type it, you’d better mean it and be willing to accept the repercussions that can possibly ensue. Also be sure to check your spelling and grammar to do your best to make sure you are viewed as someone who made it out of the 6th grade.

    * If conversations get out of hand and others resort to personal insults or innuendo because of your comments, try not to take it too personally – they don’t know you. When you feel you need to defend yourself, do so politely based on your opinion not personal digs. Always take the high road and you will be respected by the other members of the forum.

    * Be kind to newcomers. Newcomers may be annoying. They ask the wrong questions, including ones that seem obvious (or whose answers seem easy to find). But lots of valued contributors started out this way, and treating newcomers kindly makes them more likely to turn into the valuable community members we all know and love (and cut some slack when they mess up). So while you don't have to humor them or suffer them gladly, and it's fine to point out when they make mistakes, point newcomers in the right direction in addition to turning them away from the wrong ones, and be kind to them in the process of correcting their transgressions.

    * Let sleeping dogs lie. It's tempting to revisit controversial decisions you disagree with, but it's rarely productive to do so, since it almost always results in the same heated, lengthy, and time/energy draining discussions leading to the same conclusion that was reached in the last round; for issues already raised, discussed, and decided upon, reopen the discussion only if you have significant new information that would reasonably prompt reconsideration of the original decision.



    Revelation 22:17a The Spirit and Bride are now saying, "Come!" The ones who hear are now saying, "Come!" The ones who thirst are now saying, "Come!" so come LORD Jesus !
    Buzzardhut.net |The Watch Parables | The Rapture | Romans | The Virgin Mary | Roman Catholicism
    Never Heard of Jesus? | The Evidence Bible | Tent Meeting | The Beast/666 | The Kingdom of Darkness | The Nephilim

  • #2
    Posting in ALL CAPS is seen as 'shouting'.

    Paragraphs are your friend.
    The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
    Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge.
    (Psa 19:1b-2)

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    • #3
      Use the Report Post button.

      Don't assume the mods have seen the thing you are seeing, most likely we haven't. Please help us, the good of the board is the combined effort of all of us.

      Remember - The Report Post button is our friend, the Report Post button is our friend...

      "...earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." Jude 1:3b


      Jesus + something = nothing

      Jesus + nothing = Everything

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      • #4
        Double space between ideas can be helpful.

        Or if the thought continues
        to the next lines, that keeps the subject together.

        Remember Your Quotation references (Per the RRBB Published rules) C. Buzzsongs ASCI.

        And Bible Quotations (Most come form Bible Gateway.com). I like to highlite in purple so to stand out.

        Ephesians 4:32 NKJV
        And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.


        Yes, and be Kind. (especially to us spelling challenged posters)
        It's ALL about Jesus. The Son of God - Emanuel - The Mighty God - Our Salvation.

        John 1:1-3 NKJV --- Luke 22:42 NKJV --Romans 3:23 NKJV, Rom 5:8 NKJV, Rom 8:28 NKJV, Rom 8:31 NKJV, Rom8:38-39 NKJV, ---Titus 1:2 NKJV - Heb 6:18 NKJV --- John 14:6 NKJV --- 1 John 5:13 NKJV --- Acts 16:29-31 NKJV ... John 6:28-29 NKJV... 1John 2:22 NKJV... Heb 10:11-13 NKJV

        “Oh Look,... an Atheist........I Don't believe it....”
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        • #5
          Originally posted by iSong6:3 View Post
          Use the Report Post button.

          Don't assume the mods have seen the thing you are seeing, most likely we haven't. Please help us, the good of the board is the combined effort of all of us.

          Remember - The Report Post button is our friend, the Report Post button is our friend...

          iSong is right on the money! Also, when you report a post, it does not give the poster who posted it anything negative; it is a way to help the mods review and scan a post, then take necessary action.

          Thanks to sweeetlilgurlie on Narniaweb for the sig

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          • #6
            What!?! No, , , or the ever popular: I'm Watching You smiley? (Mod issued only)
            It's ALL about Jesus. The Son of God - Emanuel - The Mighty God - Our Salvation.

            John 1:1-3 NKJV --- Luke 22:42 NKJV --Romans 3:23 NKJV, Rom 5:8 NKJV, Rom 8:28 NKJV, Rom 8:31 NKJV, Rom8:38-39 NKJV, ---Titus 1:2 NKJV - Heb 6:18 NKJV --- John 14:6 NKJV --- 1 John 5:13 NKJV --- Acts 16:29-31 NKJV ... John 6:28-29 NKJV... 1John 2:22 NKJV... Heb 10:11-13 NKJV

            “Oh Look,... an Atheist........I Don't believe it....”
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hootmon View Post
              Posting in ALL CAPS is seen as 'shouting'.

              Paragraphs are your friend.
              Paragraphs should be your best friend, especially in long wind posts.
              Psalm 30:11-12 (New King James Version)

              11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
              You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,
              12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent.
              O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.



              Pre-Flood!
              Thanks for the citizen title Hoot!

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              • #8
                And don't be a Thread Killah.



                Revelation 22:17a The Spirit and Bride are now saying, "Come!" The ones who hear are now saying, "Come!" The ones who thirst are now saying, "Come!" so come LORD Jesus !
                Buzzardhut.net |The Watch Parables | The Rapture | Romans | The Virgin Mary | Roman Catholicism
                Never Heard of Jesus? | The Evidence Bible | Tent Meeting | The Beast/666 | The Kingdom of Darkness | The Nephilim

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Buzzardhut View Post
                  And don't be a Thread Killah.
                  Oh! The humanity!
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                  Come soon Lord Jesus - Take us Safely Home

                  John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

                  Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.


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                  • #10
                    Good thread I would add that this coming year is going to be very volatile and nasty with the election. We have already had heads bumped over a couple of candidates. Let's remember Who we serve and give grace to others who don't support your candidate

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Buzzardhut View Post
                      And don't be a Thread Killah.
                      :pout

                      Thanks to sweeetlilgurlie on Narniaweb for the sig

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by iSong6:3 View Post
                        Use the Report Post button.

                        Don't assume the mods have seen the thing you are seeing, most likely we haven't. Please help us, the good of the board is the combined effort of all of us.

                        Remember - The Report Post button is our friend, the Report Post button is our friend...

                        where do i find one of those??
                        For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Cor 1:18

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jlutz View Post
                          where do i find one of those??
                          On the bottom left across from reply with quote. Who are you reporting?
                          sigpic John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Love RR Family, Janice

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jlutz View Post
                            where do i find one of those??
                            Bottom left side of posts, the triangle icon with the exclamation point in the middle.

                            Whoever presses that will get a short little pop-up space to say what it is that you want us to consider. Can just be a word.

                            It goes straight to us, no one else will never know.

                            "...earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." Jude 1:3b


                            Jesus + something = nothing

                            Jesus + nothing = Everything

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by LightOfMyLife View Post
                              On the bottom left across from edit post. Who are you reporting?
                              no one, i just didnt know how to do it.
                              For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Cor 1:18

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