This web site is managed by an editorial
committee. The committee is made of participants who wish to manage
a category of the site. Editors are responsible for maintaining
their own categories, and are identified on the main page of each
category. Editors spell check and post articles and links submitted
to their sections and are responsible for decisions regarding the
policies and administration of this web site.
All editors are required to sign the following code of conduct
Code of Conduct
1. Confidentiality and Privacy
a. Editors agree to protect the privacy of users. Personally
identifiable information regarding users will never be disclosed
by an editor.
Personally identifiable information is defined as:
i. Full name of a user.
ii. Address (City, town, street or house).
iii. The full names of parents or family members of a user.
iv. Medical history or medical information regarding a user.
v. Financial information (credit card, bank account number,
vi. Personal details that would associate a user’s site
nick name with their real life identity.
b. Editors agree to keep confidential all correspondence with
individual site users and other editors.
i. Personal emails, phone calls, faxes and transcripts of private
messaging applications will never be reproduced, forwarded or
ii. If information regarding personal correspondence with users
is discussed, no personally identifiable information will be
disclosed, and information will be discussed only with the consent
of a user.
d. Editors agree to address inappropriate disclosure of personal
information within their own sections on the web site, and may
contact the author/s, edit and/or remove material that violates
the privacy of another participant if they deem appropriate.
a. Editors are committed to upholding the principle of free speech
on this web site. Only in the most extreme circumstances will
anything be deleted from this site.
Extreme circumstances include:
i. Information that may cause danger to another user (this
may include disclosure of personally identifiable information
without their consent, information that may do harm to minors,
information that is illegal or forbidden by the terms of service
of the web hosting company—warez, hacks, pornography,
ii. Contributions that contain data that is harmful to the computers
of other participants (containing viruses, Trojans, worms, etc.).
iii. Contributions from participants that have been completely
and permanently blocked from this site after the ban has been
b. People who persist in flaming on this site may be restricted
to a specific section of the site (i.e.: the “Trailer Park”).
A user with their participation restricted can only interact within
this one section.
i. Restriction to the trailer park is initially for the term
of one week. If a user persists in their disruptive behaviour,
they may be restricted for longer.
ii. Restriction of a user to the trailer park must be agreed
upon by a majority of editors.
c. Editors (as with all users) have the right to interact without
harassment by participants. If a user is harassing another individual,
they may be restricted to the trailer park.
Harassment is defined as:
i. Consistent provocation or flaming of one user by another
ii. Continually posting negative responses to a specific user
regardless of the content of their posts or opinion.
iii. Consistently disclosing personal information about another
3. Responsiveness and Availability
a. Editors will be clearly identified (through their site nickname)
as an editor, and may be contacted through the email forms in
their profile on the site by any user.
b. Editors agree to address concerns, questions and disagreements
raised by users within their own sections of the web site within
a reasonable amount of time. This will generally be between 2
weeks to a month. If you do not receive a response from the editor
in question after this time, please contact email@example.com
a. No editor will ever participate in mass mailings, spam or
solicitation of web site users for any purposes.
b. Any unsolicited contact with non-editors must be limited to
issues regarding the administration of this site.
a. Editors will never discriminate against another site participant
or editor on the basis of their religion, beliefs, opinions, race
b. Editors are committed to upholding the policy of equality of
all site participants who were born into the Family.
6. Editorial Responsibilities
a. Articles submitted to an editor’s section will, if at
all possible, be reviewed and posted within 24 hours.
b. If an editor plans to be absent from the site, arrangements
with another editor should be made to take over their responsibilities.
c. All articles should be spell-checked, and when necessary, grammar
corrected, before they are published to the web site.
7. Site Representation
a. No editor will at any time speak privately or publicly on
behalf of this site without prior agreement from a majority of
the editorial committee
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