It has been brought to the attention of the moderator team that the level of civility in the discussions in the board has dropped in recent months. In the past the moderators have operated with a degree of tolerance in keeping with our principles of free expression. However, too many members have abused these privileges. Hence, from this moment the DAO will be more closely adhered to.
In particular, the following behavior may attract sanctions:
a. Persistent use of name-calling and profanities.
b. Persistent general vilification of races or peoples. By all means be critical, but please do not continually vilify any group of people, some of whom may have no choice in belonging to that group. Of course, racial vilification will always be unacceptable.
There is no set test for each case as issues are often grey, rather than black and white. However, the ideal should apply that we should all maintain this discussion board to the highest possible level of civil discussions possible.
Please note that in this discussion board, criticism of all religions, their founders and principle adherents will occur. It is the nature of such criticisms that readers may be offended by the facts presented. Members are advised to consider their posts in the context of legitimate discussions.
I want to remind you to use the normal font size. The bigger fonts are for highlights within your text, not for the whole text. Using big or small font for your message makes the post difficult to read. Again… Please refrain from using other than the normal font for your whole message.