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Welcome to the Atheist Foundation of Australia Forums.
In order to get the most out of your membership please take the time to read through the information on this page.

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Welcome from the President
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Introduce yourself
Please create a new thread and introduce yourself in this forum.

The Great Big List


While the provisions of the Great Big List are not strictly rules, they are definitely guidelines that allow forum members to get the most out of their time here, and allow their ideas to be properly heard, understood, explored, and tested. Please take the time to read and understand them.

On the subject of ideas…
It is important to understand the difference between attacking a person, and attacking an idea. Personal attacks are not tolerated, but it is open season on ideas. On these forums ‘bad ideas exist to be destroyed’. Likewise, be careful not to mistake an attack on your idea as a personal attack.



If you feel you have been personally attacked in a post, click on the button in the top right hand side of the offending post. The Moderation Team will examine the post and take the appropriate action.

The Infraction System.
We use a structured infraction system, the full details of which can be found here. Our infraction system deals with three core categories; procedural, conversational, and cultural. Here is a summary of the types of conduct that will attract an infraction.

Procedural:
Create new account to circumvent suspension
Creating multiple sock puppet accounts
Ignore clear mod direction
Malicious links in post/signatures
Posting illegal material
Repeated misuse of report button
Repeated thread bombing
Signature link without admin / mod permission
Spam advertisements
Unreferenced or spam links

Conversational:
Obvious trolling
Repeated misrepresentations
Repeated preaching / proselytising
Repeated refusal to accept burden of proof
Repeated refusal to acknowledge specific questions
Repeated refusal to provide support for assertions
Repeated use of demonstrated logical fallacies
Repeated use of demonstrated unreliable source
Repeated use of scripture as authority without demonstrating God exists
Repeated use of the "Gish Gallop"

Cultural:
Discriminatory/bigoted posting content - disability
Discriminatory/bigoted posting content - gender
Discriminatory/bigoted posting content - race
Discriminatory/bigoted posting content - sexuality
Harassment/threats of harassment
Hate speech
Privacy violation
Repeated anti-equality themes
Repeated personal abuse
Threats of violence

Please note:
A single post can result in multiple infractions, which have an accumulated point value. All infractions result from consultation amongst the Moderation Team. Only in unusual circumstances will a single moderator infract in isolation, and the Moderation Team will later examine such an infraction.

Warnings
The Moderation Team may, at their discretion, issue a “warning” to a member. Warnings attract no infraction points, however, if a member fails to heed a warning they can expect to be infracted.

Dispute resolution process.
In the event a member want to dispute the merit of an infraction they have received they can click the 'Contact Us" link at the bottom of the forum.

Fantasy Island
Forum members who cannot post in a manner consistent with the forum rules may find themselves suspended, banned, or sent to Fantasy Island.

The Moderation Team.
Our Moderation Team are happy to help with most requests, or you can Private Message Admin at any time for extended support.

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