Posting Rules

The Jehovah's Witness Discussion Forum | JW.Org Community Information is a site designed to allow members to ask questions, exchange information and share comments and experiences with each other. We're a unique community with specific needs, so we've created a few ground rules and best practices to make this the best place it can be.

Before you get started you should make sure you've read the Forum Terms of Service.

How to make posts

The absolute basics ...

What not to post

We want visitors to enjoy reading and using the Forum so we ask that posters abstain from certain types of posts. If you are interested in posting outside of these rules, there are numerous other places where you can post such messages instead. We encourage you to leave. Please. Right now. Posts that are prohibited include:

If you're posting something and you're not quite sure whether it falls under the "safe" category or not then err on the side of caution and instead of embedding it in a post, link to it and include a warning message. The reason we have this rule is so that users can make their own decision as to whether they should chance viewing certain images or not. Inline images don't give the reader that choice, so they must always be safe for work.

Moderator Decisions and Appeals

If you have posted something that violates the rules then as well as removing the content we may block you from using the site for a period of time or limit the amount you can post. You may disagree with our decision and want to protest it. There is a right way to do this (send a message or email) and a wrong way (start disputing decisions publicly and harassing moderators).

If you do feel we have misunderstood or made a mistake then following this one suggestion will help the process out immensely:

Be polite. Write a draft letter to get the frustration out of the way first. Then write a second letter explaining what happened and send that one instead. The person in the position to help with an issue is more likely to do so if they aren't abused. Chances are that whatever went wrong can be righted, so keep that in mind during correspondence.

Remember that the posting rules are non-negotiable and we will not embark on a protracted debate over so-called grey areas. Re-posting content that has been removed or repeated violations of the rules will result in a ban. Attempting to find a possible loophole for something we didn't mention here or trying to find some tricky way around the rules isn't going to work. The posting rules aren't complicated. We are not going to spell them out in legalese or cover every possible interpretation of them. This includes the "don't be a dick" rule. We expect that you can see and understand what the spirit of each rule is. In essence, use your common sense.

Our Agreement

By posting in this forum, you agree to abide by the aforementioned rules. Breaking these rules may result in your post being removed, and severe abuses may lead to harsher penalties.

We reserve the right to change these rules at any point in our efforts to keep the forum clean, user-friendly, and safe.

If you believe that someone is violating these posting guidelines, use the Flag link on the post. If you click report abuse, we'll try to promptly review your report and take action if appropriate.

Let's work together to keep this forum a clean and friendly environment. Happy posting!

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