Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on Amazing Grace Community Forum. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

  1. Board rules

    These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on Amazing Grace Community Forum. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

    Registration to this forum is free!

    We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. Although the administrators and moderators of amazing-grace.community will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it will eventually be impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author. amazing-grace.community will not be held responsible for the content of any message. If you find anything that contravenes these rules please help us by reporting them so we can deal with the matter quickly and efficiently. amazing-grace.community retains the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

    When posting in the forum keep the following in mind:
    1 All glory is to God, without him none of this would be possible. Praise God, not man, for the things he has provided.

    2 It is up to you, the person posting the message, to show your post is Biblical. The best way to do this is to give a Biblical reference in its correct context. 1 verse from the Bible is not in context.

    3 These rules apply to all amazing-grace.community sites including but not limited to amazing-grace.community. If you break the rules in 1 you have broken community wide rules.

    4 amazing-grace.community and any other associated sites are "family friendly" and "safe for work" zones. Do not post any material that is not "family friendly" and "safe for work".

    5 When choosing a user name please be sure to choose a respectful name. User names that are disrespectful or derogatory, of any products, people, or groups will not be allowed.

    6 Do not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, hostile or insulting.

    7 Personal attacks on others will not be tolerated.

    8 Flame Wars will not be tolerated.

    9 Do not post if you do not have anything constructive to say in the post.

    10 When posting in an existing thread, ensure that what you're posting is on-topic and relevant to the thread. If the content of your post will interfere with the current discussion, you should start a new thread.

    11 Your thread may be moved to a more appropriate forum at a moderator's discretion.

    12 Challenge other peoples points of view and opinions, but do so respectfully and thoughtfully without insult and personal attack. Different opinions are fine, personal attacks are not.

    13 Do not post the same discussion multiple times. Duplicate discussions can be frustrating for other members. Try and pick the most relevant forum for your post. If you are unsure ask for help from an admin or moderator.

    14 The best place for your question is in the forum. Please do not post requests for help via email, IM or other personal communication channels. If you need help chances are someone else will have the same need one day and if your thread is not in the forum then your question has not helped anyone else.

    15 There is no advertising allowed in the forums. amazing-grace.community is not a business.

    16 Do not intentionally circumvent any other rule or measure explicitly stated elsewhere on the site.

    17 Do not post homework assignments verbatim. We're happy to assist if you have specific questions or have hit a stumbling point, however. Let us know what you've already tried and what references you have used (including class notes, books, and searches) and we'll do our best to help. Keep in mind that your instructor might also be a member.

    18 While we hope every question does get an answer, we cannot guarantee a response so do not post negative comments if your post has not had a reply.

    19 Posts containing information about cracking, piracy, warez, fraud or any topic that could be damaging to either amazing-grace.community or any third party will be immediately removed and the individual banned and their information submitted to stopforumspam.

    20 All member-created content should be in English. This allows our moderators to ensure all content complies with all amazing-grace.community rules. In addition, we recommend you avoid sms/l33t speak in amazing-grace.community sites. Avoiding sms/l33t speak will improve question clarity and increase the chance of receiving a helpful response.

    21 The focus of amazing-grace.community is discussion about God and his word, please keep discussions to these topics. While everyone has different opinions on all matters it is expected you will use the proper names and terminologies for the things that are being discussed. While we may not like something we should still show respect.

    22 amazing-grace.community is a part of the Christian ecosystem, please do not insult other parts of, or people involved in, the Christian ecosystem. You do not have to like things and you are free to express this but using emotionally charged terms is insulting and will not be tolerated.

    23 To ensure a cohesive and welcoming community you are asked to focus on God and his Word. There is only 1 way to salvation and that is through Christ. Remember Jesus said in John 14:6 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

    24 If you have a problem with another member ask yourself "what would Jesus do?" and follow his advice as it is written in Matthew 18:15-17 “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. 16“But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED. 17“If he refuses to listen to them,

    25 When agreeing to join amazing-grace.community remember Jesus' words when he said in Matthew 10:11-15 “And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and stay at his house until you leave that city. 12“As you enter the house, give it your greeting. 13“If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, take back your blessing of peace. 14“Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet. 15“Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgement than for that city."

    26 Do not judge others, again remember Jesus said in Matthew 7:1-5 “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. 2“For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. 3“Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4“Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? 5“You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye."

    As a member of this site it is your responsibility to make sure you are up to date with the rules of the amazing-grace.community. #