||Message Board Policies
has been a huge amount of growth in the message board over the last while. As a result, I thought it important to welcome all
the new members that have joined (welcome!) and update these policies.
Please do read these and do your best to abide by them, ok?
I'm really not asking too much here - and neither are your fellow
contributors. Thanks in advance!
be kind and considerate towards one other.
I'm going to assume we're all adults here - if not in actual age,
then at least in mentality. I really hate flame wars. They're
not good for anyone. They make everyone feel bad and they spread
a generally tense and unfriendly atmosphere. I've put up these
message boards in order to foster and encourage folks - no matter
what stage of the game they're in. Please don't ruin it for everyone
by being cruel to someone just because they can't see your face.
I reserve the right to revoke posting privilege from those that
do not abide by this general rule of thumb.
If you have concerns with a particular member, please take it
to private messages. But keep in mind that harassment is never
acceptable and could result in your being banned from the board.
refrain from using too many swear words or deragatory terms
that are sexist, racist or homophobic in your postings. We can
all find other ways to review a song besides "man, this was *bliping*
awesome", can't we? We're supposed to be a creative bunch here.
to review 2-4 songs for every one that you post.
This has been discussed before (many times) and the vast majority
of members have been really great about it. If you give, you will
receive. This rule applies to all review forums such as the "Lyric
Critiques" and "Lyric & Music Critiques" forums.
much as possible, try to post topics in the appropriate boards.
This will contribute to keeping the whole forum active.
don't create welcome messages for each new member that joins the
There have been a lot lately! :) And although this is a very kind
thing to do, posting too many of them pushes other conversations
prematurely off of the main page.
posting entire messages or thread titles in ALL CAPS.
It gets hard to read. Don't worry - every single post has an equal
chance of being read, no matter where it's posted.
that all posts are copyrighted by their author.
Don't copy someone's post for use elsewhere unless given express
permission by the author. This means that it's a bad idea to take
a post - no matter how informative - and post it to another forum,
place it in your newsletter, or anything similar, without checking
that it's alright by the author first. Please use common sense.
It's ok to mention your studio or your band or your company's
songwriting-related product, book or recording equipment - especially
in the context of a conversation. But please don't join this
community merely to advertise or solicit people via private messaging.
That's not what it's here for. It's here for actual discussion.
If you have no intention of taking part in discussions, the people
that *are* regulars will know and your message will fall on deaf
ears anyway. Anyone found to be abusing their membership will
have that membership revoked and their account deleted.
It's not a good idea to give certain information to strangers
- especially not in a public forum. The same rules you use within
a chat room, should apply here. Just use your common sense and
you'll be fine.
general, I reserve the right to remove offensive or inappropriate
posts and/or offensive or inappropriate posters. I also give this
right to the moderators. Please don't make it necessary. It's not
something I enjoy doing but I would like to preserve the friendly
atmosphere around here as much as possible.
that, have fun!