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This forum is open to discussion and debate for all things of a Spiritual and Philosophical nature. We encourage positive analysis of others thoughts, ideas, and beliefs. There is bound to be disagreements arise, but one thing to remember is to try and provide constructive criticism when dealing with these issues.
The rules are simple, and are pretty much universal for the entire BB. Observe these and follow them please.
1)No Flaming... This includes, but is not limited to: personal attacks on another person's character, name calling, belittlement, and a general immature behavior. If you don't agree with someone, that's fine, but show some respect when dealing with your fellow Shroomerites. We are here to learn and share ideas, and if people cannot feel comfortable sharing then this point is obsolete. You will be warned by a moderator if showing this behavior, and the second time may result in a temporary ban, further warnings will result in a PERMANENT BAN. This is generally not an issue with the members of this forum, but instances do arise from time to time. Just show some respect and use your better judgement and you will be fine.
2)No cross-posting. Rare exceptions will be made, but in general.. do not post the same topic you have posted in another forum. Posting the same thread in several forums is ok only under certain circumstances. If you are unsure about this, PM one of the moderators and they will tell you whether it is acceptable or not. Cross-posts will be locked.
3) When quoting a source, please provide a link if applicable and give credit to the author.
4) Try to stay on topic. Though not always possible, this is Spirituality and Philosophy... not OTD. S&P covers a very wide range of topics, therefore things do get sidetracked. You are free to write as you choose so long as there is some type of spiritual/philosophical implications in the thread. This is not heavily enforced, but try and keep with the flow. If you want mindless chit chat.. go to OTD
5) Enjoy open intellectual conversation, without fear of flame wars. Heated debates do occur, and as long as they do not degrade into petty bickering and name calling, they are fine. Any thread that turns into flames will be locked and the offending parties will be warned via PM or publicly. The general progression is: 1st offense - warning, 2nd offense - warning or temporary (3 day) ban depending on the severity, 3rd offense - 7 day ban, 4th offense - Permanent ban. This is not here to scare you, just so everyone knows that we do not tolerate hatred and the like here.. so you can't claim ignorance. We are pretty leniant and reasonable people, and will usually give people several chances to improve their behavior before issuing a banning. Communication is key.
And that's it. These are simple, common sense rules to abide by, which helps to make this forum a loving place where we can openly discuss all things of the mind/spirit/body, universe, nature, and whatever your heart, mind, and imagination can conceive. We are here to help guide each other and find common interests, so don't be afraid to open up and let your feelings flow.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to PM me or any of the other S&P mods at any time. My PM box is always open whether you have a complaint, question, or just want to talk. Most importantly.. HAVE FUN and enjoy yourselves!