Heather - posted on 09/24/2009 ( 98 moms have responded )
Circle of Moms as a whole has specific guidelines for users. They have recently made them easier to remember by coming up with No T.H.U.M.P.S. I wanted to break them down for you here as a reminder and define them so we are all on the same page. We really don't have a lot of problems in our community, but I think this will help!
You may not publish or post direct, specific threats of violence or illegal acts against others.
No slurs or stereotyping. This includes blaming others for being stereotypical when they have not said any such thing. This also includes being respectful of others. If you get an e-mail from Anne or myself asking you a question please respond in a kind way. We are just trying to do our jobs and keep this site Christ honoring. If we are out of line, let us know in a gentle manner, we do make mistakes as we are human.
You may not use Circle of Moms for unlawful purposes or promotion of illegal activities. If it's illegal where you live or in the state of California it's illegal here.
You must be who you say you are. No false mom or child profiles.
You may not abuse, slander, or vilify another member. This means don't hit reply with quote and totally attack what the other mom said. Seriously. If you don't agree with someone you can state your beliefs without tearing others apart. You can support your beliefs and why you believe that way, but do not say something like "Sallie, I believe that you are wrong!!!" You can say "I disagree with some of the other posts, because I believe..." Do not say something like "You are a horrible mother!" or "Shame on you!" Yes the Bible says that we are to make each other aware of sin, but please do it in a kind and gentle manner. Please keep all replies in accordance with Romans 14.
You may not publish or post solicitations or advertisements in our community. Any that are posted will be deleted. This includes both conversations and links.
Like I said, we have a great community here, but I thought this would be a great reminder. Also for new members coming in we can all start out on the right foot! If by chance you do see something that violates theses guidelines, please just flag it so we can look into it.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
***I wanted to add that as Christian Mommies we need to be careful about how we represent ourselves. Check your profile picture and make sure it is appropriate.