Courtesy and Rules - Rule #5 (Profanity)

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March 1st, 2007, 1:36 am #51

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April 11th, 2007, 4:44 pm #52

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April 11th, 2007, 4:53 pm #53

There is a post on the board that is in violation to the profanity rules at Freedom. When a manager gets to the board it will be edited out. Until then, please do not post to the thread for it will pop it up to the top. It is the responsibility of all members to keep this site compliant with all rules and courtesies of the board.


No profanity will be tolerated at Freedom--this includes cleverly masked words.

Example:

Nev** t*ke an**her p**f!

Most people recognize the masked phrase to mean "never take another puff."

The same people who can figure this out can figure out other disguised terms too.

If you use "G" rated words you can spell out exactly what you mean, so there is no confusion. So to stay free from smoking just remember in no uncertain terms to N E V E R T A K E A N O T H E R P U F F !

Members are limited to one Freedom membership per lifetime.
Continuing membership is conditioned upon compliance with
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May 3rd, 2007, 6:58 am #54

There is no way for us to make a listing of words that are inappropriate for use at Freedom without writing out the very phrases or words that we don't allow at Freedom.

We work very hard to keep the Freedom board totally free and clear of any kind of profanity--enforcing editing or deleting of posts for what many people and most other sites would consider minor infractions. We have found from experience that allowing minor infractions by some will lead to others feeling the need to push the envelope. We basically have no envelope to be pushed.
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July 3rd, 2007, 7:49 pm #55

There is no way for us to make a listing of words that are inappropriate for use at Freedom without writing out the very phrases or words that we don't allow at Freedom.

We work very hard to keep the Freedom board totally free and clear of any kind of profanity--enforcing editing or deleting of posts for what many people and most other sites would consider minor infractions. We have found from experience that allowing minor infractions by some will lead to others feeling the need to push the envelope. We basically have no envelope to be pushed.
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August 26th, 2007, 12:47 pm #56

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October 21st, 2007, 5:51 am #57

No profanity will be tolerated at Freedom--this includes cleverly masked words.

Example:

Nev** t*ke an**her p**f!

Most people recognize the masked phrase to mean "never take another puff."

The same people who can figure this out can figure out other disguised terms too.

If you use "G" rated words you can spell out exactly what you mean, so there is no confusion. So to stay free from smoking just remember in no uncertain terms to N E V E R T A K E A N O T H E R P U F F !


Members are limited to one Freedom membership per lifetime.
Continuing membership is conditioned upon compliance with
the above forum Rules and Freedom's Relapse Policy
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December 4th, 2007, 12:21 am #58

No profanity will be tolerated at Freedom--this includes cleverly masked words.

Example:

Nev** t*ke an**her p**f!

Most people recognize the masked phrase to mean "never take another puff."

The same people who can figure this out can figure out other disguised terms too.

If you use "G" rated words you can spell out exactly what you mean, so there is no confusion. So to stay free from smoking just remember in no uncertain terms to N E V E R T A K E A N O T H E R P U F F !


Members are limited to one Freedom membership per lifetime.
Continuing membership is conditioned upon compliance with
the above forum Rules and Freedom's Relapse Policy
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January 5th, 2008, 5:20 am #59

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There is no way for us to make a listing of words that are inappropriate for use at Freedom without writing out the very phrases that we don't allow at Freedom. If a member ever sees one of his or her posts removed or edited and then sees this Rules and Courtesy thread brought up with an attached post stating the profanity clause, he or she should be aware that he or she has now gotten a written warning. The next time the same member breaks the same rule his or her posting privileges will be pulled.

We work very hard to keep the Freedom board totally free and clear of any kind of profanity--enforcing editing or deleting of posts for what many people and most other sites would consider minor infractions. We have found from experience that allowing minor infractions by some will lead to others feeling the need to push the envelope. We basically have no envelope to be pushed. The commentary below discusses how serious we are about enforcing our Rules and Courtesies. As it says, "we end up removing many more members because of the breaking of these rules than because of relapsing."
Just today I noticed the same word being used in a phrase by another member in a post last night. Now today, two other members highlighted the phrase and reposted it. This is what I meant when I said yesterday how one person using a minor phrase can easily lead to others feeling that it is fine to use any kind of language at Freedom and can lead other to feel the need to push the envelope. Using strong or colorful language is not the way to get the desired effect of garnishing attention to a post. It is a way to insure a post is going to get little to no attention for no one is going to see it once it is deleted.

Everyone who posts at Freedom needs to be aware of our profanity clause. We promote the site to school aged groups and we want any parent or school administrator to feel safe and secure at referring any student to read at our site. The best chance we have of accomplishing this goal is if all of our posts are written in an mature and appropriate manner.
PROFANITY - Freedom is a family channel with teens and children around the world being encouraged to visit and learn what nicotine dependency is all about. Neither profanity nor implied profanity (missing letters) will be permitted.
Freedom is a Family Channel - Rated "G"
We remind our newbies and lurkers alike that these threads and posts are being read by children and teens around the globe both for purposes of prevention and cessation, and that we are the family channel. Also, many of our members have their own children hanging over their shoulders as they post. We ask all members to keep their language and their topics appropriate and rated "G" for general audiences. Thanks!
No profanity will be tolerated at Freedom--this includes cleverly masked words.
Example:
Nev** t*ke an**her p**f!
Most people recognize the masked phrase to mean "never take another puff."
The same people who can figure this out can figure out other disguised terms too.
If you use "G" rated words you can spell out exactly what you mean, so there is no confusion. So to stay free from smoking just remember in no uncertain terms to N E V E R T A K E A N O T H E R P U F F !
Members are limited to one Freedom membership per lifetime.
Continuing membership is conditioned upon compliance with
the above forum Rules and Freedom's Relapse Policy

PROFANITY - Freedom is a family channel with teens and children around the world being encouraged to visit and learn what nicotine dependency is all about. Neither profanity nor implied profanity (missing letters) will be permitted.
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January 8th, 2008, 9:53 pm #60

From above:
There is no way for us to make a listing of words that are inappropriate for use at Freedom without writing out the very phrases that we don't allow at Freedom. If a member ever sees one of his or her posts removed or edited and then sees this Rules and Courtesy thread brought up with an attached post stating the profanity clause, he or she should be aware that he or she has now gotten a written warning. The next time the same member breaks the same rule his or her posting privileges will be pulled.

We work very hard to keep the Freedom board totally free and clear of any kind of profanity--enforcing editing or deleting of posts for what many people and most other sites would consider minor infractions. We have found from experience that allowing minor infractions by some will lead to others feeling the need to push the envelope. We basically have no envelope to be pushed. The commentary below discusses how serious we are about enforcing our Rules and Courtesies. As it says, "we end up removing many more members because of the breaking of these rules than because of relapsing."
Just today I noticed the same word being used in a phrase by another member in a post last night. Now today, two other members highlighted the phrase and reposted it. This is what I meant when I said yesterday how one person using a minor phrase can easily lead to others feeling that it is fine to use any kind of language at Freedom and can lead other to feel the need to push the envelope. Using strong or colorful language is not the way to get the desired effect of garnishing attention to a post. It is a way to insure a post is going to get little to no attention for no one is going to see it once it is deleted.

Everyone who posts at Freedom needs to be aware of our profanity clause. We promote the site to school aged groups and we want any parent or school administrator to feel safe and secure at referring any student to read at our site. The best chance we have of accomplishing this goal is if all of our posts are written in an mature and appropriate manner.
PROFANITY - Freedom is a family channel with teens and children around the world being encouraged to visit and learn what nicotine dependency is all about. Neither profanity nor implied profanity (missing letters) will be permitted.
Freedom is a Family Channel - Rated "G"
We remind our newbies and lurkers alike that these threads and posts are being read by children and teens around the globe both for purposes of prevention and cessation, and that we are the family channel. Also, many of our members have their own children hanging over their shoulders as they post. We ask all members to keep their language and their topics appropriate and rated "G" for general audiences. Thanks!
No profanity will be tolerated at Freedom--this includes cleverly masked words.
Example:
Nev** t*ke an**her p**f!
Most people recognize the masked phrase to mean "never take another puff."
The same people who can figure this out can figure out other disguised terms too.
If you use "G" rated words you can spell out exactly what you mean, so there is no confusion. So to stay free from smoking just remember in no uncertain terms to N E V E R T A K E A N O T H E R P U F F !
Members are limited to one Freedom membership per lifetime.
Continuing membership is conditioned upon compliance with
the above forum Rules and Freedom's Relapse Policy

PROFANITY - Freedom is a family channel with teens and children around the world being encouraged to visit and learn what nicotine dependency is all about. Neither profanity nor implied profanity (missing letters) will be permitted.
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January 8th, 2008, 10:19 pm #61

From above:

There is no way for us to make a listing of words that are inappropriate for use at Freedom without writing out the very phrases that we don't allow at Freedom. If a member ever sees one of his or her posts removed or edited and then sees this Rules and Courtesy thread brought up with an attached post stating the profanity clause, he or she should be aware that he or she has now gotten a written warning. The next time the same member breaks the same rule his or her posting privileges will be pulled.

We work very hard to keep the Freedom board totally free and clear of any kind of profanity--enforcing editing or deleting of posts for what many people and most other sites would consider minor infractions. We have found from experience that allowing minor infractions by some will lead to others feeling the need to push the envelope. We basically have no envelope to be pushed. The commentary below discusses how serious we are about enforcing our Rules and Courtesies. As it says, "we end up removing many more members because of the breaking of these rules than because of relapsing."

and

All members should familiarize themselves with ALL of these rules and courtesies.

Not only should you know them so that your own posts follow all guidelines, but also, you should know them so that you can recognize when a post from another member is breaking a rule or courtesy. In that event you should not post to it for it will pop the offending string to the top of the board.

It sometimes takes a little time for a manager to see a rule violation and take corrective action. So again, if you see a post from a member with a rule or courtesy violation do not post to it.
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January 8th, 2008, 11:06 pm #62

From above:

There is no way for us to make a listing of words that are inappropriate for use at Freedom without writing out the very phrases that we don't allow at Freedom. If a member ever sees one of his or her posts removed or edited and then sees this Rules and Courtesy thread brought up with an attached post stating the profanity clause, he or she should be aware that he or she has now gotten a written warning. The next time the same member breaks the same rule his or her posting privileges will be pulled.

We work very hard to keep the Freedom board totally free and clear of any kind of profanity--enforcing editing or deleting of posts for what many people and most other sites would consider minor infractions. We have found from experience that allowing minor infractions by some will lead to others feeling the need to push the envelope. We basically have no envelope to be pushed. The commentary below discusses how serious we are about enforcing our Rules and Courtesies. As it says, "we end up removing many more members because of the breaking of these rules than because of relapsing."

and

All members should familiarize themselves with ALL of these rules and courtesies.

Not only should you know them so that your own posts follow all guidelines, but also, you should know them so that you can recognize when a post from another member is breaking a rule or courtesy. In that event you should not post to it for it will pop the offending string to the top of the board.

It sometimes takes a little time for a manager to see a rule violation and take corrective action. So again, if you see a post from a member with a rule or courtesy violation do not post to it.
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May 22nd, 2008, 1:49 am #63

From above:
There is no way for us to make a listing of words that are inappropriate for use at Freedom without writing out the very phrases that we don't allow at Freedom. If a member ever sees one of his or her posts removed or edited and then sees this Rules and Courtesy thread brought up with an attached post stating the profanity clause, he or she should be aware that he or she has now gotten a written warning. The next time the same member breaks the same rule his or her posting privileges will be pulled.

We work very hard to keep the Freedom board totally free and clear of any kind of profanity--enforcing editing or deleting of posts for what many people and most other sites would consider minor infractions. We have found from experience that allowing minor infractions by some will lead to others feeling the need to push the envelope. We basically have no envelope to be pushed. The commentary below discusses how serious we are about enforcing our Rules and Courtesies. As it says, "we end up removing many more members because of the breaking of these rules than because of relapsing."
Just today I noticed the same word being used in a phrase by another member in a post last night. Now today, two other members highlighted the phrase and reposted it. This is what I meant when I said yesterday how one person using a minor phrase can easily lead to others feeling that it is fine to use any kind of language at Freedom and can lead other to feel the need to push the envelope. Using strong or colorful language is not the way to get the desired effect of garnishing attention to a post. It is a way to insure a post is going to get little to no attention for no one is going to see it once it is deleted.

Everyone who posts at Freedom needs to be aware of our profanity clause. We promote the site to school aged groups and we want any parent or school administrator to feel safe and secure at referring any student to read at our site. The best chance we have of accomplishing this goal is if all of our posts are written in an mature and appropriate manner.
PROFANITY - Freedom is a family channel with teens and children around the world being encouraged to visit and learn what nicotine dependency is all about. Neither profanity nor implied profanity (missing letters) will be permitted.
Freedom is a Family Channel - Rated "G"
We remind our newbies and lurkers alike that these threads and posts are being read by children and teens around the globe both for purposes of prevention and cessation, and that we are the family channel. Also, many of our members have their own children hanging over their shoulders as they post. We ask all members to keep their language and their topics appropriate and rated "G" for general audiences. Thanks!
No profanity will be tolerated at Freedom--this includes cleverly masked words.
Example:
Nev** t*ke an**her p**f!
Most people recognize the masked phrase to mean "never take another puff."
The same people who can figure this out can figure out other disguised terms too.
If you use "G" rated words you can spell out exactly what you mean, so there is no confusion. So to stay free from smoking just remember in no uncertain terms to N E V E R T A K E A N O T H E R P U F F !
Members are limited to one Freedom membership per lifetime.
Continuing membership is conditioned upon compliance with
the above forum Rules and Freedom's Relapse Policy

PROFANITY - Freedom is a family channel with teens and children around the world being encouraged to visit and learn what nicotine dependency is all about. Neither profanity nor implied profanity (missing letters) will be permitted.
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May 22nd, 2008, 2:22 am #64

From above:
There is no way for us to make a listing of words that are inappropriate for use at Freedom without writing out the very phrases that we don't allow at Freedom. If a member ever sees one of his or her posts removed or edited and then sees this Rules and Courtesy thread brought up with an attached post stating the profanity clause, he or she should be aware that he or she has now gotten a written warning. The next time the same member breaks the same rule his or her posting privileges will be pulled.

We work very hard to keep the Freedom board totally free and clear of any kind of profanity--enforcing editing or deleting of posts for what many people and most other sites would consider minor infractions. We have found from experience that allowing minor infractions by some will lead to others feeling the need to push the envelope. We basically have no envelope to be pushed. The commentary below discusses how serious we are about enforcing our Rules and Courtesies. As it says, "we end up removing many more members because of the breaking of these rules than because of relapsing."
Just today I noticed the same word being used in a phrase by another member in a post last night. Now today, two other members highlighted the phrase and reposted it. This is what I meant when I said yesterday how one person using a minor phrase can easily lead to others feeling that it is fine to use any kind of language at Freedom and can lead other to feel the need to push the envelope. Using strong or colorful language is not the way to get the desired effect of garnishing attention to a post. It is a way to insure a post is going to get little to no attention for no one is going to see it once it is deleted.

Everyone who posts at Freedom needs to be aware of our profanity clause. We promote the site to school aged groups and we want any parent or school administrator to feel safe and secure at referring any student to read at our site. The best chance we have of accomplishing this goal is if all of our posts are written in an mature and appropriate manner.
PROFANITY - Freedom is a family channel with teens and children around the world being encouraged to visit and learn what nicotine dependency is all about. Neither profanity nor implied profanity (missing letters) will be permitted.
Freedom is a Family Channel - Rated "G"
We remind our newbies and lurkers alike that these threads and posts are being read by children and teens around the globe both for purposes of prevention and cessation, and that we are the family channel. Also, many of our members have their own children hanging over their shoulders as they post. We ask all members to keep their language and their topics appropriate and rated "G" for general audiences. Thanks!
No profanity will be tolerated at Freedom--this includes cleverly masked words.
Example:
Nev** t*ke an**her p**f!
Most people recognize the masked phrase to mean "never take another puff."
The same people who can figure this out can figure out other disguised terms too.
If you use "G" rated words you can spell out exactly what you mean, so there is no confusion. So to stay free from smoking just remember in no uncertain terms to N E V E R T A K E A N O T H E R P U F F !
Members are limited to one Freedom membership per lifetime.
Continuing membership is conditioned upon compliance with
the above forum Rules and Freedom's Relapse Policy

PROFANITY - Freedom is a family channel with teens and children around the world being encouraged to visit and learn what nicotine dependency is all about. Neither profanity nor implied profanity (missing letters) will be permitted
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May 22nd, 2008, 4:26 am #65

From above:

There is no way for us to make a listing of words that are inappropriate for use at Freedom without writing out the very phrases that we don't allow at Freedom. If a member ever sees one of his or her posts removed or edited and then sees this Rules and Courtesy thread brought up with an attached post stating the profanity clause, he or she should be aware that he or she has now gotten a written warning. The next time the same member breaks the same rule his or her posting privileges will be pulled.

We work very hard to keep the Freedom board totally free and clear of any kind of profanity--enforcing editing or deleting of posts for what many people and most other sites would consider minor infractions. We have found from experience that allowing minor infractions by some will lead to others feeling the need to push the envelope. We basically have no envelope to be pushed. The commentary below discusses how serious we are about enforcing our Rules and Courtesies. As it says, "we end up removing many more members because of the breaking of these rules than because of relapsing."
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May 29th, 2008, 6:18 am #66

Freedom is a Family Channel - Rated "G"

We remind our newbies and lurkers alike that these threads and posts are being read by children and teens around the globe both for purposes of prevention and cessation, and that we are the family channel. Also, many of our members have their own children hanging over their shoulders as they post. We ask all members to keep their language and their topics appropriate and rated "G" for general audiences. Thanks!

No profanity will be tolerated at Freedom--this includes cleverly masked words.

Example:

Nev** t*ke an**her p**f!

Most people recognize the masked phrase to mean "never take another puff."

The same people who can figure this out can figure out other disguised terms too.

If you use "G" rated words you can spell out exactly what you mean, so there is no confusion. So to stay free from smoking just remember in no uncertain terms to N E V E R T A K E A N O T H E R P U F F !

Members are limited to one Freedom membership per lifetime.
Continuing membership is conditioned upon compliance with
the above forum Rules and Freedom's Relapse Policy
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July 21st, 2008, 12:24 am #67

From above:
There is no way for us to make a listing of words that are inappropriate for use at Freedom without writing out the very phrases that we don't allow at Freedom. If a member ever sees one of his or her posts removed or edited and then sees this Rules and Courtesy thread brought up with an attached post stating the profanity clause, he or she should be aware that he or she has now gotten a written warning. The next time the same member breaks the same rule his or her posting privileges will be pulled.

We work very hard to keep the Freedom board totally free and clear of any kind of profanity--enforcing editing or deleting of posts for what many people and most other sites would consider minor infractions. We have found from experience that allowing minor infractions by some will lead to others feeling the need to push the envelope. We basically have no envelope to be pushed. The commentary below discusses how serious we are about enforcing our Rules and Courtesies. As it says, "we end up removing many more members because of the breaking of these rules than because of relapsing."
Just today I noticed the same word being used in a phrase by another member in a post last night. Now today, two other members highlighted the phrase and reposted it. This is what I meant when I said yesterday how one person using a minor phrase can easily lead to others feeling that it is fine to use any kind of language at Freedom and can lead other to feel the need to push the envelope. Using strong or colorful language is not the way to get the desired effect of garnishing attention to a post. It is a way to insure a post is going to get little to no attention for no one is going to see it once it is deleted.

Everyone who posts at Freedom needs to be aware of our profanity clause. We promote the site to school aged groups and we want any parent or school administrator to feel safe and secure at referring any student to read at our site. The best chance we have of accomplishing this goal is if all of our posts are written in an mature and appropriate manner.
PROFANITY - Freedom is a family channel with teens and children around the world being encouraged to visit and learn what nicotine dependency is all about. Neither profanity nor implied profanity (missing letters) will be permitted.
Freedom is a Family Channel - Rated "G"
We remind our newbies and lurkers alike that these threads and posts are being read by children and teens around the globe both for purposes of prevention and cessation, and that we are the family channel. Also, many of our members have their own children hanging over their shoulders as they post. We ask all members to keep their language and their topics appropriate and rated "G" for general audiences. Thanks!
No profanity will be tolerated at Freedom--this includes cleverly masked words.
Example:
Nev** t*ke an**her p**f!
Most people recognize the masked phrase to mean "never take another puff."
The same people who can figure this out can figure out other disguised terms too.
If you use "G" rated words you can spell out exactly what you mean, so there is no confusion. So to stay free from smoking just remember in no uncertain terms to N E V E R T A K E A N O T H E R P U F F !
Members are limited to one Freedom membership per lifetime.
Continuing membership is conditioned upon compliance with
the above forum Rules and Freedom's Relapse Policy

PROFANITY - Freedom is a family channel with teens and children around the world being encouraged to visit and learn what nicotine dependency is all about. Neither profanity nor implied profanity (missing letters) will be permitted
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November 6th, 2008, 11:32 pm #68

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