Mentoring Forums Rules
This post contains information that every user will be held accountable for when using the Mentoring Forums. The forums are for professionals and you are expected to act in a professional manner at all times. This is not your local bar or social media group and certainly not Facebook. It is not your shop or your home. You are a guest here and expected to be reserved at all times.
Rule 1: No Refunds
Before you sign up for the Mentoring Forums, please read over these rules and assure that you fully understand the consequences of your actions here. If you feel you uncomfortable being able to continually following the rules, then the Mentoring Forums are not for you. There are absolutely no refunds under any circumstances.
Rule 2: This is Not Baseball
The first rule is that this is not baseball - where you get three strikes and you are out. If you break any one rule, you will be deleted from the forums. No exceptions!
Rule 3: The Four Way Test
We follow the Four Way Test. These forums and all that is shared here reflects the high ethics and morals anyone of good standing would want in their life. If you think right, you will do right. The following are simple, easily remembered guidelines to right conduct - a sort of ethical yardstick- which all members should memorize and apply to everything we think, say, and do in these forums. All members are expected to follow the twenty-four words below at all times.
1 Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Rule 4: Real Names
All users must use their real first and last names.
Rule 5: Topics
These forums are for the discussion of the screenprinting technologies. Please do not post off-topic.
Rule 6: No Promotions, Solicitation or Spam
No self-promotion, solicitation, spam, automated messages, advertisements, and irrelevant links.
Rule 7: Profanity and Adult Content
These are professional forums and no place for profanity, no matter how mild. Any posting of adult material will be cause for your removal from the forums.
Rule 8: Respect Everyone's Privacy
Being part of these forums requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make the experience here great, but may also be sensitive and private. What's shared in the forums should stay in the forums.
Rule 9: Be Kind and Courteous
We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
Rule 10: No Hate Speech or Bullying
Respect others and assure that everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated. No flaming or abusing fellow members. Users who post inflammatory, abusive comments will be removed from the forums.
Rule 11: Harassment
No threats or harassment of other users will be tolerated. Any instance of threatening or harassing behavior is grounds for removal from the forums.
Rule 12: Illegal content
Any posts containing illegal content or copyrighted materials are not allowed. The sharing of copyrighted material is not allowed.
Rule 13: Antitrust Laws
Discussions concerning pricing are often viewed by the authorities as price-fixing, which is illegal. Price fixing is an agreement (written, verbal, or inferred from conduct) among competitors that raise, lowers, or stabilizes prices or competitive terms. Generally, the antitrust laws require that each company establish prices and other terms on its own, without agreeing with a competitor. When consumers make choices about what products and services to buy, they expect that the price has been determined freely on the basis of supply and demand, not by an agreement among competitors. When competitors agree to restrict competition, the result is often higher prices. Accordingly, price fixing is a major concern of government antitrust enforcement.
Price fixing relates not only to prices, but also to other terms that affect prices to consumers, such as shipping fees, warranties, discount programs, or financing rates. Antitrust scrutiny may occur when competitors discuss the following topics, and thus they are not allowed on these forums:
* Present or future prices
* Pricing policies
* Terms or conditions of sale, including credit terms
* Identity of customers
* Allocation of customers or sales areas
* Production Quotas
* R&D plans
To reiterate, every member will be held to these rules at all times within these forums. If you do not feel comfortable being held responsible for the consequences of your actions and are not willing to follow the rules, then the Mentoring Forums are not for you, and you should not join.