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jbcentre

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Rules of the Forum
« on: June 24, 2008, 06:31:48 pm »

I am posting the Initial Rules of the Forum and disclaimer.  It would be good to have views on this.


Rules of Health Workers' Forum

1. Those participitating in the forum post topics for discussion and or post information and articles for discussion.

2. Everyone is free to present their views on the topics, articles and information posted, but they may not voice agreement, or disagreement, with views presented by others in the forum. If you disagree you simply elaborate your own view. This is done in order to enrich the elaboration of the topics, discussion on information and articles and ensure that there is no lobbying for ones positions, that those who wish to contribute can do so without fear of intimidation, and to ensure that participants may reach their own conclusions without being put under pressure.  Participants are not permitted to write about other individuals in the forum.

3. The discussion forum is moderated by jbcentre.

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jbcentre

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Re: Rules of the Forum
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008, 07:28:58 pm »

Have made some changes since last posted

Rules of Health Workers' Forum

1. Those participitating in the forum post topics for discussion and or post information and articles for discussion.

2. Everyone is free to present their views on the topics, articles and information posted, but not to challenge the views of others directly. They may not directly voice agreement, or disagreement, with views presented by others in the forum. If you disagree you simply elaborate your own view. This is done in order to enrich the elaboration of the topics, discussion on information and articles and ensure that there is no lobbying for ones positions, that those who wish to contribute can do so without fear of intimidation, and to ensure that participants may reach their own conclusions without being put under pressure.  Participants are not permitted to write about other individuals in the forum.

3. The discussion forum is moderated.

General points and disclaimer

The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, or the John Buckle Centre, or any organisation connected to it. Anyone who feels that a posted message breaks the rules of the forum can notify the moderator jbcentre which emails the moderator and webmaster of this forum. The moderator reserves the right to remove content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is abusive, racist, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually discriminating, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries.

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Re: Rules of the Forum
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2008, 11:08:41 pm »

Having an important fight in the anti-war movement discussions about the forums there which I think is very relevant to any disucssion on the rules here. Here is the post follows.

Recently had an interesting dicussion about this. Question of whether you should have rules or not. It is said that there shouldn't be any rules and that it is the ruling circles that make the rules and we are better off as a movement without rules or in this case a forum without rules. I think that this is looking at the question upside down because it is the ruling circles that break all rules - ours and their own that they have been forced to accept.  I would hold that once the content is decided then the rules that protect that content must be fought for. It is interesting to note that in society at large the ruling circles enact laws to break the rules that we have fought for to protect societies civilised values. So , without a modern constitution that protects legal  rights, for example, the ruling class can come along and break that with their laws for incarcerating somone without trial as they are doing breakind hundreds of years of habeus corpus.  Let alone their continuous breaking of the rights of people in a modern society  to a livelihood, to housing etc.  So, the question is fighting to defend and give rise to rules that protect the civilised values of the people is an important part of the struggle  to defeat the activities of the ruling circles to impose their reactionary policies.  They break the rule of law especially those laws that in some way protect the people.  As we have seen war criminals like Bush, Blair and his cabinet colleagues become protected by such law breaking of the state they control. 

So, I think it is important to have rules for our discussion which facilitate a forum like atmosphere where people can elaborate their views without fear or favour on all matters to strenghten the anti-war movement.  Having such rules is a blow to the warmongers.
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Re: Rules of the Forum
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 02:05:27 am »

I think rules are especially important here because of the dangers forums like these can face. if not it could end up like other forums where people can just be abusive and then no real discussion takes place
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