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Knight
April 26th, 2002, 11:01 PM
10 just isn't enough here ;)

Breaking one of these commandments MAY cause you to be banned from our forum.

1. Thou SHALL NOT use profanity or insinuated profanity on this forum. Crass potty humor is also discouraged here at TOL.
2. Thou SHALL NOT attempt to upload profane images to our website or post links to profane material on our website. Profane avatars and profile images are also illegal and will result in instant banishment.
3. Thou SHALL NOT be intentionally blasphemous or unnecessarily disruptive. We will ban you if you are presenting yourself as an unneeded distraction (yes this is subjective - live with it).
4. Thou SHALL NOT call other TOL members names without cause. Appropriately identifying the wicked is not only allowed but encouraged.
5. Thou SHALL NOT post in ALL CAPS. That's rude, considered shouting and also hard to read.
6. Thou SHALL NOT hijack threads (intentionally changing the subject of a thread to discredit the threads purpose).
7. Thou SHALL NOT spam (unless its by our design and even then please be creative and keep spamming to a minimum. Do not make it your obsession or you will be banned).
8. Thou SHALL NOT post copyrighted material on our website
(without prior approval). Generally you shouldn't post any material on TOL that is not your own creation without giving credit to the source. If you do post material from another source... please only post a small excerpt from your source and then provide a link or other note of source.
9. Thou SHALL NOT submit posts of extreme length
(anything over 6 short paragraphs may be considered too long. Don't attempt to make your whole argument in one post. Battle Royale's are exempt from this rule.)
10. Thou SHALL NOT copy and paste your previous papers and writings (like high school or college papers) without prior approval. TheologyOnLine is for dialogue.
11. Thou SHALL NOT attempt to redirect members to another forum. (Profile and signature links may be allowed with administrator approval.) Using our PM system to redirect members to other forums is also a banable offense.
12. Thou SHALL NOT discuss the banning of other TOL members publicly if any TOL mod or admin has asked you to not discuss such matters.
13. Thou SHALL NOT mistreat TOL moderators and admins. (if you are asked by TOL moderator to alter your post, signature, avatar or other input at TOL please respect their request).
14. Thou SHALL NOT disrespect the decisions and or warnings of the TOL moderators and administrators.
15. Thou SHALL NOT advocate any criminal activity or vigilantism against another TOL member or anyone else. For instance, one might rightfully say... "The government should execute murderers" but someone should not advocate executing anyone personally or outside the criminal justice system.
16. Thou SHALL NOT break any other agreed upon rules.


Most (if not all) of the above commandments are subjective in nature. The owners and operators of TheologyOnLine reserve the right to enforce the rules of this website as they deem necessary.

TheologyOnLine is private property and all participants participate at the pleasure of this websites owners.

TOL is biased towards the truth - learn to deal with it. :)

Knight
January 20th, 2006, 07:29 PM
I cleaned out this thread so we could start a new discussion about the TOL rules if anyone has any questions.

Knight
January 20th, 2006, 07:36 PM
I made some minor alterations. I will highlight them in red.

1. Thou shall not use profanity or insinuated profanity on this forum. Crass potty humor is also discouraged here at TOL.
2. Thou shall not attempt to upload profane images to our website or post links to profane material on our website. Profane avatars and profile images are also illegal and will result in instant banishment.
3. Thou shall not be intentionally blasphemous or unnecessarily disruptive. Emphasis on "unnecessarily disruptive" we will ban you if you are presenting yourself as an unneeded distraction (yes this is subjective - live with it).
4. Thou shall not call other TOL members names without cause. Appropriately identifying the wicked is not only allowed but encouraged.
5. Thou shall not post in ALL CAPS.
6. Thou shall not hijack threads (intentionally changing the subject of a thread to discredit the threads purpose).
7. Thou shall not spam (unless its by our design and even then please be creative and keep spamming to a minimum. Do not make it your obsession or you will be banned).
8. Thou shall not post copyrighted material on our website
(without prior approval).
9. Thou shall not submit posts of extreme length
(anything over 6 short paragraphs may be considered too long. Don't attempt to make your whole argument in one post. Battle Royale's are exempt from this rule.)
10. Thou shall not copy and paste your previous papers and writings (like high school or college papers) without prior approval. TheologyOnLine is for dialogue.
11. Thou shall not attempt to redirect members to another forum. (Profile and signature links may be allowed with administrator approval.) Using our PM system to redirect members to other forums is also a banable offense.
12. Thou SHALL NOT discuss the banning of other TOL members publicly if any TOL mod or admin has asked you to not discuss such matters.
13. Thou SHALL treat TOL moderators and admins with respect (if you are asked by TOL moderator to alter your post, signature, avatar or other imput at TOL please respect their request).
14. Thou SHALL respect the decisions and or warnings of the TOL moderators and administrators.
15. Thou shall not break any other agreed upon rules.

Mr. 5020
January 20th, 2006, 07:37 PM
1. Thou shall not use profanity or insinuated profanity on this forum. Crass potty humor is also discouraged here at TOL.Just my 2 cents...

This one needs to be enforced more often.

Knight
January 20th, 2006, 07:38 PM
Just my 2 cents...

This one needs to be enforced more often.I agree, and we have decided that we are going to start deleting more posts that are of that nature.

Mr. 5020
January 20th, 2006, 07:39 PM
I agree, and we have decided that we are going to start deleting more posts that are of that nature.I see that my shout was the guinea pig.... :chuckle:

I'm really happy with that decision. It was to the point where I was embarrassed to invite people here. :(

JoyfulRook
January 20th, 2006, 07:42 PM
Yeah, I agree. Is the "Report Bad Post" feature acceptable to report profanity?

Sozo
January 20th, 2006, 07:43 PM
I agree, and we have decided that we are going to start deleting more posts that are of that nature.

:sigh:


Oh... darn.

Mr. 5020
January 20th, 2006, 07:44 PM
:sigh:


Oh... darn.REPORTED!! :chuckle:

Knight
January 21st, 2006, 12:18 AM
I see that my shout was the guinea pig.... :chuckle:

I'm really happy with that decision. It was to the point where I was embarrassed to invite people here. :(So then... why would you post something like that in the ShoutBox? :think:

no avatar
January 22nd, 2006, 09:18 PM
Could you change your "SHALL"s to "SHALT"s? It would fit into the whole Ten Commandments thing better.

(I know that is picky, but I am really anal.)

Mr. 5020
January 22nd, 2006, 10:47 PM
So then... why would you post something like that in the ShoutBox? :think:I didn't realize it fell into the category of a cuss word. My apologies...

Knight
January 22nd, 2006, 10:53 PM
I didn't realize it fell into the category of a cuss word. My apologies...Well... it was just a thinly veiled substitute wasn't it?

Not really a big deal to me at all.

I just figured I would delete so that it didn't become the norm - know what I mean?

Mr. 5020
January 22nd, 2006, 10:55 PM
Well... it was just a thinly veiled substitute wasn't it?

Not really a big deal to me at all.

I just figured I would delete so that it didn't become the norm - know what I mean?:thumb:

I know exactly what you mean, and, like I said before, am extremely happy with the decision.

Lucky
January 23rd, 2006, 02:42 AM
I've always considered freaking a relative of freak, freaky, freak out, &c. "This exam that is freaking me out." ...said another, simpler way... "This freaking exam."

Mr. 5020
January 23rd, 2006, 07:57 PM
I've always considered freaking a relative of freak, freaky, freak out, &c. "This exam that is freaking me out." ...said another, simpler way... "This freaking exam."I agree, I never looked at it as a substitute, but that is because I do not cuss. I do understand Knight's decision though...it was a good one.

Redfin
April 25th, 2007, 12:09 AM
<a name="7"></a>7. Thou SHALL NOT spam (unless its by our design and even then please be creative and keep spamming to a minimum. Do not make it your obsession or you will be banned).

Is there already a comprehensive definition of "spam" as it applies here on TOL?

I recently got "infracted" for it, and want to be sure what I did wrong.

Redfin
April 28th, 2007, 01:31 PM
**bump**

Knight
April 28th, 2007, 04:22 PM
Is there already a comprehensive definition of "spam" as it applies here on TOL?

I recently got "infracted" for it, and want to be sure what I did wrong.You should ask the person who gave you the infraction via a PM.

Ktoyou
May 11th, 2007, 04:22 PM
I would like some clarity of name calling; while cuss words are self evident peccadilloes and derogatory words directed at someone is an obvious offense, what about common descriptors, which are less than derogatory?

Such as calling someone who keeps dogging one about a subject she or he feels has been addressed, can I call them a pest?

My definition of a pest is beguine, meaning an annoyance.

What about goof or goofball?

My definition of these terms applies to anyone who I think is acting inappropriate in a silly way.

The same with monkying around or any derivate of monkey behavior, never is it intended to mean anything to do with evolution, or degeneracy
Also nutty, as in “your are really being nutty now” means the same as crazy.

My definition of crazy and nutty is a subjective perception of inappropriate bizarre behavior.

This covers all I say that might be out of bounds; I never had problems with it before and my guess it that it should be fine here.

I do think calling someone ignorant or stupid is uncalled for and is hostile speech, more so, bad manners.

No need to respond, I know you are busy, so I will take a non-response as meaning things are copasetic

Paine
May 22nd, 2007, 09:40 AM
Thou SHALL NOT be intentionally blasphemous or unnecessarily disruptive. We will ban you if you are presenting yourself as an unneeded distraction (yes this is subjective - live with it).


If I may say so, virtually anything posters such as myself say regarding our disbelief in God is typically considered blaspheme by the Christian population (as well as by your statement of faith, via implication), and therefore you are basically prohibiting any argument from many of us.
Just saying.

Knight
May 22nd, 2007, 10:00 AM
If I may say so, virtually anything posters such as myself say regarding our disbelief in God is typically considered blaspheme by the Christian population (as well as by your statement of faith, via implication), and therefore you are basically prohibiting any argument from many of us.
Just saying.I think if you look around you will find that to not be the case.

Basically what this rule states is we are not going to allow people to say outlandish things like.... "Jesus was gay", or similar vulgar comments.

Paine
May 22nd, 2007, 07:49 PM
I think if you look around you will find that to not be the case.

Basically what this rule states is we are not going to allow people to say outlandish things like.... "Jesus was gay", or similar vulgar comments.

Excuse me? There is legitimate argument for the homosexuality of Christ (I don't believe it personally, but that's irrelevant), and I have seen very interesting, genuine discussions over the subject in the past. You forget that there are a great deal of modern Christians who do not consider homosexuality to be sinful, and therefore they take no offense to the notion of a gay Jesus.
Again, just saying.

EDIT:
Unless, of course, you meant to refer to the term "gay" being used improperly as a derogatory insult. If that is the case, then I wholeheartedly agree, and I ask that you please ignore my above post.

Knight
May 22nd, 2007, 09:08 PM
Excuse me? There is legitimate argument for the homosexuality of Christ (I don't believe it personally, but that's irrelevant), and I have seen very interesting, genuine discussions over the subject in the past.Good for you.

Would you like a door prize?

Lighthouse
May 23rd, 2007, 01:20 PM
Good for you.

Would you like a door prize?
Is that a prize he gets on his way out the door?

csuguy
June 21st, 2007, 11:16 PM
How long do infractions stay with you?

Frank Ernest
June 22nd, 2007, 06:57 AM
If I may say so, virtually anything posters such as myself say regarding our disbelief in God is typically considered blaspheme by the Christian population (as well as by your statement of faith, via implication), and therefore you are basically prohibiting any argument from many of us.
Just saying.
Are you suggesting that any argument questioning the existence of God MUST contain slurs and insults?

Delmar
June 22nd, 2007, 07:26 AM
How long do infractions stay with you?
most last 180 days

csuguy
June 22nd, 2007, 03:03 PM
:sigh:

Delmar
June 22nd, 2007, 03:35 PM
:sigh:

Did you get my private message?

csuguy
June 22nd, 2007, 05:06 PM
Did you get my private message?

ya, thank you

Paine
June 22nd, 2007, 10:19 PM
Are you suggesting that any argument questioning the existence of God MUST contain slurs and insults?

That depends entirely on whether one views a term/title to the degree of "sexist, bigotrous, racist, homicidal, homophobic maniac" to be insulting or just plain honest, seeing as I would say as much entirely without exaggeration.

Mr. 5020
June 22nd, 2007, 10:21 PM
That depends entirely on whether one views a term/title to the degree of "sexist, bigotrous, racist, homicidal, homophobic maniac" to be insulting or just plain honest, seeing as I would say as much entirely without exaggeration.Translation: I'm going to see how much I can troll before I get banned.

Paine
June 22nd, 2007, 10:37 PM
Translation: I'm going to see how much I can troll before I get banned.

If you would refer to my posting history on this site as "trolling," good sir/madam, then I would be rather amused to discover just what exactly you consider to be reasonable exemplary content.

In this particular instance I was merely questioning the authenticity and/or relevancy of a particular rule (taking note of how little it is apparently enforced), and answering a certain inquiry by another member while seizing hold of the opportunity to provide an example.

Interestingly enough, there seem to be many on these forums who consider mere proclamation of unbelief in God to be blatant blaspheme in and of itself, which would therefore (on the basis of what seems to be mandated by this rule list) necessitate the banning of the entire atheistic population of these forums - an action which would obviously bring an effective end to the majority of serious debate throughout the site.

Mr. 5020
June 22nd, 2007, 10:39 PM
If you would refer to my posting history on this site as "trolling," good sir/madam...Many madam's you know call themselves "Mister?"

Paine
June 22nd, 2007, 10:50 PM
Many madam's you know call themselves "Mister?"

This is the internet, my good sir.

Frank Ernest
June 23rd, 2007, 06:32 AM
That depends entirely on whether one views a term/title to the degree of "sexist, bigotrous, racist, homicidal, homophobic maniac" to be insulting or just plain honest, seeing as I would say as much entirely without exaggeration.
Ok. You've fooled yourself into believing that self-serving twaddle. Now try to fool me into believing that. :chuckle:

Frank Ernest
June 23rd, 2007, 06:33 AM
Many madam's you know call themselves "Mister?"
:shut:

lee_merrill
November 1st, 2007, 10:19 PM
4. Thou shall not call other TOL members names without cause.
I wonder here if this could be a ticket to allow abusive name-calling, because virtually everyone who calls someone a name thinks it deserved--so this would not seem to prohibit any name-calling at all.

2 Timothy 2:24-25 And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct...

I'm sorry to say I see no such standard being set in the forum requirements, nor indeed expected or required in practice here by the various moderators.

geoff
November 4th, 2007, 02:58 PM
Some things never change eh Lee?

Imagine
February 2nd, 2008, 02:36 PM
8. Thou SHALL NOT post copyrighted material on our website
(without prior approval). Generally you shouldn't post any material on TOL that is not your own creation without giving credit to the source. If you do post material from another source... please only post a small excerpt from your source and then provide a link or other note of source.

So would this mean that youtube videos shouldn't/can't be posted, as they are (usually) illegally uploaded with copyrighted materials? Just want to check so I don't accidentally post something if I am not supposed too. Thanks!

Jefferson
February 14th, 2008, 09:35 AM
So would this mean that youtube videos shouldn't/can't be posted, as they are (usually) illegally uploaded with copyrighted materials? Just want to check so I don't accidentally post something if I am not supposed too. Thanks!It's allowed because the commandment says, "Generally you shouldn't post any material on TOL that is not your own creation without giving credit to the source." The videos give credit to the source.

bybee
April 2nd, 2008, 04:08 AM
Well, we must have some guidance if we are to participate in a joint effort. Civility keeps things going. Incivility either causes a shutdown in dialogue or escalating incivility. It has been said that the Law is a framework within which to live.

Delmar
May 8th, 2008, 04:44 PM
10 just isn't enough here ;)

Breaking one of these commandments MAY cause you to be banned from our forum.

1. Thou SHALL NOT use profanity or insinuated profanity on this forum. Crass potty humor is also discouraged here at TOL.
2. Thou SHALL NOT attempt to upload profane images to our website or post links to profane material on our website. Profane avatars and profile images are also illegal and will result in instant banishment.
3. Thou SHALL NOT be intentionally blasphemous or unnecessarily disruptive. We will ban you if you are presenting yourself as an unneeded distraction (yes this is subjective - live with it).
4. Thou SHALL NOT call other TOL members names without cause. Appropriately identifying the wicked is not only allowed but encouraged.
5. Thou SHALL NOT post in ALL CAPS. That's rude, considered shouting and also hard to read.
6. Thou SHALL NOT hijack threads (intentionally changing the subject of a thread to discredit the threads purpose).
7. Thou SHALL NOT spam (unless its by our design and even then please be creative and keep spamming to a minimum. Do not make it your obsession or you will be banned).
8. Thou SHALL NOT post copyrighted material on our website
(without prior approval). Generally you shouldn't post any material on TOL that is not your own creation without giving credit to the source. If you do post material from another source... please only post a small excerpt from your source and then provide a link or other note of source.
9. Thou SHALL NOT submit posts of extreme length
(anything over 6 short paragraphs may be considered too long. Don't attempt to make your whole argument in one post. Battle Royale's are exempt from this rule.)
10. Thou SHALL NOT copy and paste your previous papers and writings (like high school or college papers) without prior approval. TheologyOnLine is for dialogue.
11. Thou SHALL NOT attempt to redirect members to another forum. (Profile and signature links may be allowed with administrator approval.) Using our PM system to redirect members to other forums is also a banable offense.
12. Thou SHALL NOT discuss the banning of other TOL members publicly if any TOL mod or admin has asked you to not discuss such matters.
13. Thou SHALL NOT mistreat TOL moderators and admins. (if you are asked by TOL moderator to alter your post, signature, avatar or other input at TOL please respect their request).
14. Thou SHALL NOT disrespect the decisions and or warnings of the TOL moderators and administrators.
15. Thou SHALL NOT advocate any criminal activity or vigilantism against another TOL member or anyone else. For instance, one might rightfully say... "The government should execute murderers" but someone should not advocate executing anyone personally or outside the criminal justice system.
16. Thou SHALL NOT break any other agreed upon rules.


Most (if not all) of the above commandments are subjective in nature. The owners and operators of TheologyOnLine reserve the right to enforce the rules of this website as they deem necessary.

TheologyOnLine is private property and all participants participate at the pleasure of this websites owners.

TOL is biased towards the truth - learn to deal with it. :)

bump

jesuspal
May 21st, 2008, 02:19 PM
Please clarify- on some site profile pics are very disturbing, dead babies, feotuses.
Is this allowed(i can`t make a questionmark )….
Can Christians be obscene here…
I want to follow Jesus without calling myself a `christian`, So is this site for people who call themselves christian period and who follow a set belief system, eyes and ears closed …:cry: . What about red letter chritians…

Maybe I need a different, Jesus based site.:doh: :cry:

geoff
May 21st, 2008, 02:25 PM
not all people here are christians.

You know.. Christians can do what ever they want, as long as they are prepared for the consequences, one of which is "not being a christian" :P

It doesnt matter what you call yourself, as a person who follows Christ you will always be called a Christian.

jesuspal
May 21st, 2008, 03:04 PM
Love the quote.
Ezekiel.....rocks!

geoff
May 21st, 2008, 03:07 PM
Love the quote.
Ezekiel.....rocks!

why... thank you ;)

any pal of Jesus is a pal of mine :)

Skeptical Inquirer
May 26th, 2008, 11:01 AM
How do I start a new thread?
I can't find what I want to talk about in the existing threads.

Knight
May 26th, 2008, 11:49 AM
How do I start a new thread?
I can't find what I want to talk about in the existing threads.Uh... go to the forum (http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=1) that suits your topic.

Then click "NEW THREAD".

Skeptical Inquirer
May 27th, 2008, 10:37 AM
Thank you Knight, I think I see the tab now.
I believe, do to my many errors in posting I will wait for a while before starting a new thread.
My hope is that with everyones feedback and patience I will learn from and contribute to this community.
Thank you for your help.

fdpatterson
June 6th, 2008, 01:43 PM
12. Thou SHALL NOT discuss the banning of other TOL members publicly if any TOL mod or admin has asked you to not discuss such matters.


O.K., Now I am confused, is #12 in or out?

Knight
June 6th, 2008, 02:23 PM
O.K., Now I am confused, is #12 in or out?#12 is for the most part "out".

Unless of course a TOL mod or admin personally asks you to "drop the subject".

Trumpetfolker
March 9th, 2009, 07:27 PM
Hey, Knight,
If I particularly like one of my posts, can I blog on it TOL, as well?
How about if like several?

Trumpetfolker
March 9th, 2009, 07:30 PM
Dear Redfin,
That signature by MacDonald would work well in one of my threads.

geoff
March 9th, 2009, 07:43 PM
Hey, Knight,
If I particularly like one of my posts, can I blog on it TOL, as well?
How about if like several?

If you particularly like one of your posts, and feel the need to blog it, you should probably repent the sin of pride and pluck out both your eyes, and chop off at least one hand.

Trumpetfolker
March 10th, 2009, 05:05 AM
Take that as a "Yes"?

geoff
March 10th, 2009, 02:38 PM
Take that as a "Yes"?

Dont ask me, I'm just callin you a sinner.

Trumpetfolker
March 10th, 2009, 08:20 PM
Fortunately for us all, all judgment has been given to Jesus.

Joh 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

I like this passage...

15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
16 ∂ Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
18 ∂ For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
This is a good one...

Acts 24:13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
Good night, Gracie.

geoff
March 10th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Fortunately for us all, all judgment has been given to Jesus.


I like this passage...

This is a good one...

Good night, Gracie.

Nice.
Not as good as this one though:


1 Cor 5: 12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13 God will judge those outside. "Expel the wicked man from among you."

Trumpetfolker
March 11th, 2009, 06:52 PM
1 Cor 5:1 ∂ It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his fatherís wife.
2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
Fornication is wicked along with afew other things.

Acts 15:23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:
24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:
25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
26 Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.
28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
The Holy Spirit didn't include blogging in the list.
I'm free from condemnation, in that regard. However, the TOL rules may allow less liberty than the Holy Spirit.

geoff
March 11th, 2009, 06:55 PM
what?