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Moderators' Guidelines

PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:25 pm
by M
FFI Moderators’ Guidelines

Herein are the Guidelines for the Moderator team of October 2004. These guidelines are meant for general procedural guidance only, and the Moderators reserve the right to change these guidelines without notice at any time. The guidelines are not rules, and the moderators reserve the right to apply them as they see fit.

The policies upon which the Moderators take action are detailed below:

A. Compliance with the FFI Terms of Service (aka The Dao of the forum or its 10 commandments), and other conditions (if any) of use on the Forum main page and the login page.

B. Fair and efficient running of the forum – these include, but are not limited to, reducing ‘thread hijackings’; reducing ‘long posts’; eliminating ‘long copy-pastes’; stopping ‘intentional bypassing of board mechanisms’ such as circumventing the profanity filter, multi-nicking, or working around bans; elimination where detected of ‘defamatory’ material; protection of individual privacy; and preventing the misuse of PM’s.


Guidelines

1. Moderators usually take action upon receiving a complaint from a forum member. Moderators may also take unilateral action without notice from forum members.

2. Depending on the severity of the breaches, Moderators shall issue to the forum member up to THREE “Friendly Reminders”.

3. Depending on the severity of the breaches, Moderators shall give up to THREE “Serious Warnings” following the Friendly Reminders.

4. Depending on the severity of the breaches, if further breaches are incurred by the forum member after receiving Serious Warnings, the Moderator team may elect to take punitive measures against the forum member.

Re: Moderators' Guidelines

PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:25 pm
by M
Policy on advocating or inciting of violence

The forum administrators of FFI.org do not advocate nor support nor condone illegal acts of violence by anyone. Views expressed by individual members remain their personal views and not the views of the forum.

FFI.org also believes in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The pertinent articles at issue are as follows:

Article 3.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 5.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 18.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

We hold Article 19 as dearly as we hold the other articles. However, Freedom of Expression carries responsibility and has its own undefined limits. Therefore, we urge all members to please bear article 19 in mind when making opinions.

All members have the inalienable right to express their opinions, but the forum administrators of FFI.org do not advocate, support, nor condone illegal acts of violence including, but not limited to, calls for genocide, ethnic-cleansing, racial and/or religious discrimination.

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In the context of nuking Mecca :

As for the issue of nuclear attack, FFI.org does not condone pre-emptive strikes on civilian targets by any party, whilst remaining cognizant of the utility of pre-emptive strikes in the doctrine of ‘Mutually Assured Destruction.’ With the demise of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War we see no need for the retention of the policy of pre-emptive nuclear strikes on civilian targets by any party. Nevertheless, we continue to support the use of nuclear weapons as deterrents and self-defense.