Welcome to Ann's Place
The goal of this forum is to educate, strengthen and inform; while creating strong social ties with each other. We aim to draw like minded chatters into our familiar circle here on Delphi Forums. Newcomers are always welcome and in fact are encouraged to participate on the discussion board, as well as, in chat.
If you have any conversation starters, please feel free to bring those to the table. This widens our circle of dialogue, understanding and enriches the human experience. You have an opportunity to inspire your fellow peers, so put your thinking cap on.
What we do ask for in return is that you are thoughtful, constructive and engaged; this helps to create a dynamic environment where everyone can thrive. We discourage chatters from being confrontational, mean-spirited, and or overbearing; this detracts from our current objective.
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- It is ideal to ask permission before you pm someone just out of common courtesy.
- Speech that commits imminent lawless action against any person or group surrenders 1st amendment protection as outlined by the US Supreme Court. This includes defamation (slander and libel), perjury, solicitation to commit crime, blackmail, obscenity, child pornography, commercial speech that is misleading, true threats and fighting words.
- In order to stimulate reflection on the message board, always elaborate with more than just a yes or no answer.
- We urge members not to post personal information such as their address, e-mail or phone number. Chat in good judgment and safeguard your privacy, while you're here.
- Forum contributions should not only be civil but in good taste; a safe domain benefits everyone.
- Flooding the chat room with text and or emojis is simply unnecessary and strongly discouraged.
- Spamming is not allowed, especially with material that is off topic. This helps us to maintain a practical, viable space.
- Treat others as you would want to be treated in a real life situation.
- Refrain from the use of explicit, vulgar, offensive or prolific foul language.
- We're more focused on what you have to say, so limit the use of large signatures to keep the discussion threads loading quickly.
- Shy away from political and religious rhetoric, as well as, other tools of social divisiveness. Be mindful that themes like these tend to fuel hate and can easily become inflammatory.
- Do not air personal grievances publicly; it isn’t nice. Be respectful and take it to pm.
- No grandstanding, soapboxing, self promotion or advertising. Whether it's peddling your own agenda, ranting to make a point and or monopolizing the conversation; this activity disrupts an authentic experience.
- Do not use the chat room to stalk other people; any intimidation campaign of this nature will be dealt with appropriately.
- If you didn't create it then it isn't yours to use, in correspondence to section 107 of the US copyright law. Be advised that fair use for education purposes is the exception; not the rule, which may make you exempt from infringement. Always check for the license or permission.
- There shouldn't be any content that impersonates an individual or entity, which is just downright disturbing.
- Everyone likes to feel at home and there is no better way than by making an effort to greet visitors, whether you know them or not.
- Using the caps lock key is the same as shouting so don't it; no one appreciates rudeness.
- Since we want you to have fun, flirting is acceptable as long as it isn't lewd.
- Please make sure to read the articles before replying to the discussion, so that you're not chiming in from outer field.
- Don't be a back seat moderator by trying to implement the rules yourself. Should you see anything out of the ordinary you may report it to the room owner.
- Be aware that these rules are subject to update at any time.
Familiarize yourself with Delphi's terms of service:
"Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It's the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all."
`Guy de Maupassant