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Forum Focus: The focus of this forum is stated in the title: "Methamphetamine Abuse Discussion". Please try to stick to this topic in this forum.
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A few last notes:
Netiquette: (being polite, kind, and respectful in a virtual public place). There are a few protocols, which if observed, can make online communication a lot more effective and fun.
Manners: As with any group discussion basic good manners apply. It is useful to think of a mailing list/bulletin board/chatroom as a gathering of people in a room into which you have walked and wish to initiate a conversation. It is polite to introduce yourself and give a few details about yourself and your interests relating to the discussion topics.
"Lurking": is the name used to describe people who are subscribed to a list/site but remain in observation mode rather than contributing to the discussion. Its sometimes a good idea to lurk for a little while in a new community until youve picked up the discussion thread or decided if you want to participate. Some people get offended by being called a lurker but its not intended as a slight and is the general Net term for someone observing not posting.
"Flaming": is the term used for people insulting others on the Net. Flaming and personal attacks on other subscribers are the quickest way to kill any online community. If you do have to have a nasty argument with someone, its best if this is done in direct mail to that person and sorted out off-list.
Use of capitals: IN NET LANGUAGE, THE USE OF ALL CAPITAL LETTERS DENOTES YELLING! As you can see, it can also be hard to read. So be discerning with use of capitals.
Some handy key commands:
You can COPY and PASTE the relevant parts of the message into a reply. For those who don't know, the manual key commands to do this are:
Highlight the relevant text (by holding down the left button of your mouse
and dragging) and then
COPY = Control + C
CUT = Control + X
PASTE = Control + V
Guidelines For Posting
The guidelines for posting at KCI are simple:
Be polite, kind, and respectful.
Have basic good manners.
Respect all forms of personal recovery.
Refrain from insulting others or posting personal attacks.
Carry on "nasty arguments" in private messages or email.
Private messages should not be posted publicly without the consent of the original author.
Legal Disclaimers and Copyright Notices
The popularity of the message board necessitated KCI.org establish an extensive list of rules for the forum many years ago. The establishment of these rules have been given much consideration and have been updated over time. These rules have been established to create a professional and positive atmosphere on the message board. All persons posting in the forum should be treated with respect and in a manner which will create an enjoyable positive experience for all. These rules are not contestable.
KCI.org has a group of Moderators who help patrol the posts and topics on these forums. These individuals have donated their time to assist us in making this a popular place to come visit and share information. Please keep this in mind and treat all moderators with the utmost respect. Attacking other members, moderators, being disruptive, and complaining about the site will not be tolerated. Moderators have the authority to warn or ban users who violate these rules.
Forum rules and guidelines are not up for debate. This is not a democracy, but rather a private forum. Anyone openly debating the rules we have set in place will be removed. Moderators of this forum are not to be argued with when enforcing forum rules and guidelines. Anyone arguing with a Moderator against disciplinary measures will be removed from the forum. If you have a problem with one Moderator please privately contact the KCIModeratorteam found at the sticky posting "Welcome to KCI - please read before posting" if you feel you have been treated unjustly.
Failure to follow the guidelines may result in your posts being edited or deleted and you being banned.
If you feel another member is not following the guidelines, please contact a moderator via private message or click "More" then "Report Post". Providing a link is helpful.
You may contact all moderators by sending a private message to KCIModeratorteam.
What's on Topic?
In line with the protocols in the Welcome Thread we attempt to stay on topic here in the General forum.
But what IS on topic?
Posts and replies about the following subjects are currently considered ON topic for the General Section:
* Any post, reply, or question related to drug use, abuse, addiction, or recovery
* Any post, reply, or question about any behavior or issue related to an addict's behavior
* Song lyrics and poems related to drug use, abuse, addiction, or recovery
* Requests for information, including links, for other on-line or off-line resources related to drug use, abuse, addiction, or recovery
* Suggestions on dealing with drug use, abuse, addiction, or recovery
In an effort to keep the General section available for help and discussions about drug use, abuse, addiction, and recovery, unrelated topics are moved to the Off Topic Section.
What's Off Topic?
Some examples of common Off Topic discussions include, but are not limited to the following:
*Jokes (even ones related to drug use, abuse, addiction, or recovery)
*News events that are not related to drug use, abuse, addiction, or recovery
* General conversation and sharing about our daily lives not related to drug use, abuse, addiction, or recovery, or dealing with a loved one's drug use, abuse, addiction, or recovery
If you see a post that you feel belongs in a different section, please send a private message to KCIModeratorteam. It will be looked at.
If a post has been moved, and you feel the move was not correct, please send a private message to KCIModeratorteam. It will be looked at.
Thank you for helping make KCI a great place.