Users of the AH Community forum agree to the following terms and guidelines:
Protect Privacy Unless you are a recognized caregiver, do not reveal identifiable information about yourself. Do not break the confidentiality of any other participant on this forum. Do not give your full name when choosing a username. (You can give your first name, if you want to, or create an alias.) Stay On Subject We have set up one forum area (Off-Topic Posts) to allow members to talk about anything of interest. Posts in all other forums should relate to that forum's stated purpose. Topics or conversation threads that wander off-topic will either be moved to an appropriate forum, or removed altogether.
Act with Grace & Respect Members are going to disagree with each other. Because this topic evokes strong emotions from individuals (especially those who have been wounded by abandonment or betrayal), members will have to be intentional in how they choose to respond to one another. Every attempt should be made to express strong opinions honestly but carefully.
Do not use this forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person. If you object to another member's point of view, you are expected to express your opinion while refraining from personal attacks. Do not bait others or provoke them into argument.
Refrain from Selling Do not use this forum as a vehicle to promote or sell services or products. You may provide service/product links in your post signatures, but they should remain unobtrusive and should not be the focus of your posts.
Avoid Objectionable Posts The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this forum. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable (as defined above) is encouraged to contact us immediately. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.
Limit Swearing In some community forums, emotions will run high. If you are offended by swearing, then you may want to avoid forums more prone to pain and anger. Our filters will block some words, but we are not going to be too vigorous in "policing" language. However, language should fit the context. We will not tolerate such language if it is gratuitous, overly repeated, used in course humor, or used to attack others. If you have any question about whether your post might be offensive, find another way to express it.
Report Abuses Please feel free to report any concerns to the Moderator of a forum, or to an AH Community Administrator. Current administrators: TimT, Celia.
Accept Consequences Removing Content: We invite open discussion in this forum and welcome perspectives that may differ from our own. However, we reserve the right to determine whether posted content contributes to the goals of this forum. We also reserve the right to remove posts that we determine to be in violation of the behavior guidelines or in contrast to our intent for this Community.
Removing Users: We will attempt to warn members who are not acting consistently with these guidelines. Members who remain uncooperative will be banned from the forum.
Grant Permission to Contact By joining this forum, you agree to let us contact you via the email address you provide. Administrative emails will often be important and may effect your membership status, so please watch for these. We will also send you periodic newsletters, which you can easily opt out receiving. Refer the Forum User Guide (posted in the forum) for more information.
Recognize Content Ownership Any original content uploaded as attachments to this site will be considered to be the property of its author/creator, granting us rights to share it within the AH Community. We will discontinue distribution of any such item upon the request of its author/creator.
Messages/posts created in the AH Community forum, whether submitted by members, moderators, or administrators, belongs to the AH Community. Members have the right to delete their posts, but topics cannot be deleted by members. We respect privacy and use of information, but retain the right to reproduce any post or comment into other sections of this forum, pages on AffairHealing.com, or other resources produced by Tim Tedder, LMHC, NCC.