Code of conduct for the 'What Meditation Really Is' website
The aim of the WhatMeditationReallyIs website is to provide a friendly and open environment in which anyone with an interest in meditation can discuss all aspects of meditation and share their own experiences, whether they follow one particular spiritual tradition, or none at all.
The following rules are for everyone's benefit. We intend to keep the website full of quality postings, and we don't want to waste people's time.
By registering on the WhatMeditationReallyIs forum or by commenting on any article on this website, you agree to the following code of conduct.
1. No disruptive behaviour
Repeated posts directed with hostility at a particular person, a group of people, an institution, a religious belief or a spiritual tradition will be cause for banning. Any subject matter that is intended only to cause disruption or harm to others will be removed without notice.
You further agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned.
2. Stay within the focus of the forum category/article
There are many different meditation practices and traditions. We do not wish to exclude individual preferences and views, but we do ask you to be positive and open-minded. Please refrain from behaviour that will detract from productive exchange.
WhatMeditationReallyIs moderators reserve the right to remove or transfer any comments, posts or threads that are not relevant to the subject matter of this website or the forum category in which they are posted.
3. Refrain from illegal postings
Postings that are illegal, such as child pornography, drug dealing or other illegal activities, images or information, are not allowed. You accept full responsibility for what you post as we cannot be held liable for the activities of others on our sites.
4. No spamming
You may not post messages that simply advertise your own website, company or other commercial entities on the WhatMeditationReallyIs website. You may not use your postings to actively solicit members for your site, nor may your postings contain commercial advertising of any kind.
People who use this website repeatedly to link to commercial websites or other communities without actually contributing any content will be banned.
5. Refrain from duplicate/repetitive postings
You only need to click once on the submit button for your posting to appear. Duplicate postings with identical or similar text will be removed.
6. Use meaningful thread titles
All threads in the WhatMeditationReallyIs Forum should have a title that accurately reflects the subject of the thread. Titles like "guess what?" or "hmmmm..." are therefore unacceptable and may be deleted at the moderator's discretion. If you want your thread to be viewed by as many people as possible, you should always include the subject in the title.
7. When quoting authors or texts, please cite the source
We don’t want to accidentally plagiarize other people’s work. Please provide a website address where applicable if your information is taken from a website.
8. Respect the moderators
The WhatMeditationReallyIs website has an excellent staff of experienced, volunteer moderators who work very hard to keep the site free from spam and trolls. So they can do their job efficiently and effectively, please treat them with respect as they carry out their roles.
You further acknowledge that all posts made to these forums or comments on articles express the views and opinions of the author and not the WhatMeditationReallyIs moderators (except for posts by these people) and hence the latter will not be held liable.
As long as you observe these guidelines, you are free to post whatever you wish - and when you post here, you are agreeing to follow the guidelines. This is a free speech site and we respect everyone's right to have their say.
Please let us know ASAP if there are any postings that violate these guidelines, especially if you find them offensive!