Joined: 12 Jan 2008
|Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:37 pm Post subject: Policies and Posting Guidelines
|ALOUETTE ADDICTIONS SERVICES POLICIES AND POSTING GUIDELINES
* DISCLAIMER *
Alouette Addictions Services is not responsible for the content posted on this site by it's members.
Under 47 U.S.C. sec. 230(c)(1): "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider." This provision has been uniformly interpreted by the Courts to provide complete protection against defamation or libel claims made against an ISP, message board or chat room where the statements are made by third parties.
* Assessment and Treatment *
This forum is not intended to be a place for assessment or diagnosis. If you, or someone you care for, has a substance misuse issue please contact your local alcohol and drug counselling clinic. If you live or work in the Ridge Meadows area, please feel free to call Alouette Addictions Services (604)467-5179 to find out how you can best be served.
* Family Friendly Forum *
Alouette Addictions Services wishes to provide a respectful and safe forum. We believe that information on this forum can be used for educational purposes and should not be limited to adults only. We want to support and encourage all members of any age. We do have non-adult members within this online community, and lurkers from a general audience and we ask that you keep that in mind when posting.
Vulgarity in any form will not be allowed on the Alouette Addictions Services board and will be removed at the discretion of our moderators. This is not meant as a method of censorship, but a method to ensure that this board is a safe place for those of any age to learn and discuss addictions and recovery in an environment free of profanity, judgement, lewd comment, pornographic content, or other offensive material. Replacing a letter with symbols in profanity will also be edited. Please keep your posts and comments "family friendly" in content.
The "family friendly" environment will apply to avatars, signature pics, emoticons, links, pictures, videos, and any other form of posting on this site.
* Moderators *
The Alouette Addictions Services board is a moderated forum. Moderators are not here to stop your freedom of speech, but are here to protect the integrity of the forum and to help perform management tasks. Moderators welcome your discussions and debates, but will not tolerate personal attacks on others, or themselves.
If you should disagree with the decision of a moderator, we ask that you contact that moderator in private (by PM or email) to resolve any concerns. If you are unable to reach a satisfactory resolution, then bring it to an Administrator's attention privately (by PM or email). Administrator's will support the moderators decisions, but will be happy to discuss any concerns you have.
* Copyrights *
Please keep copyright rules in mind when posting on the forum. You may not "copy/paste" content from another source without consent of the author of the material. You may post links to the information in your posts.
* Advertisements *
This board has been provided by www.myfreeforum.org and in order to keep this service free, you will see advertisements from outside merchants. Ads on this forum are not chosen by Alouette Addictions Services, nor are they necessarily advocated by Alouette Addictions Services.
Alouette Addictions Services will not support or tolerate advertisements being placed on this board by members. This forum is for supportive discussion only and not for organizations or individuals looking for prospective customers. Any posts containing advertisments or promotions will be deleted.
* Posting Etiquette *
Users are limited to one account. Please do not register multiple accounts. Please protect your password and do not allow others to make misleading posts using your account. If you are in a situation where you MUST post using another member's username, please clearly identify yourself.
Personal attacks or threatening statements made towards others will not be allowed. Please treat each other with respect and do not make the forum a place for venting at another person, member or not.
Pictures posted on the forum, or used for signature pics, or avatars must comply with our desire for this board to remain "family friendly". There are size limits for siggys, and avatars. Please be familiar with these and keep in compliance with the set limits.
Avatars - 100x100 or less
Signature Pics - 320x240 or less
Pictures in Posts - 640X480
Help in resizing and posting these can be found here:
If more than one pic is used for a siggy, the combination of the pics must not exceed 320x240.
* PMs and Emails *
Please do not post PMs or Emails on the forum unless you have the permission of the author to post their words.
* Other Forums *
Alouette Addictions Services would like to have a friendly relationship with other addiction forums on the internet. Active Alouette Addictions Services members are welcome to post links to other forums that might be of interest to individuals in recovery and their families. Please keep your comments concerning other forums positive in tone.
* Alouette Addictions Services encourages *
We are a diverse group and will have many opinions, experiences and ideas that are different from each other. Please express these and debate them with each other in a respectful manner. Discussions can become heated at times, and that is fine - just keep in mind that everyone's experience is valuable and must be respected.
* Diversity *
Alouette Addictions Services does not have one specific set of beliefs in regards to addiction and recovery. This forum is a place to post information and discussion. These can vary greatly in content and it is the members responsibility to research and make their own decisions. All situations are not alike. Please understand that while your personal decisions on addiction and recovery may be right for you and your situation, they may not be for another.
Feel free to respectfully disagree, or debate such topics. An environment where people feel supported and safe enough to share their opinions will bring about more education than one where only one opinion is supported. Please keep in mind that we are diverse in our opinions and yet have unity in striving to assist ourselves and others in their recovery journey.
*** Alouette Addictions Services reserves the right to remove any post or change any policies without notification.