Please read these remarks !
Just a friendly reminder of the iVillage TOS that you agreed to when you became an iVillage member. We quote, in part,
"...you agree to not post any message or material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening,
harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, sexually oriented (unless within the scope of the topic area of a message board as determined
by iVillage in its sole discretion), racially offensive, inaccurate, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind... (including)
... "masked" vulgarity, obscenity or profanity e.g. "f*ck")."
Our Garden’s request is that you think of it in these terms, "Please leave all sarcasm and claws outside the
gate!" We like to think of our Garden as a peaceful, safe place in which we can renew ourselves, vent our frustrations, and
share our feelings and thoughts openly. In an effort to keep it that way we ask that you follow these simple suggestions:
1) Do not try to begin any "hot debates". If you disagree with, or are upset by, something that has been posted by
another Ladybug, simply state that fact and give a brief reason why. If you keep it pleasant, their feelings will not be hurt
and they will not need to defend their statement. If you cannot do that, then please refrain from responding to that post.
If you really wish to debate the issue, please find another venue for your debate - perhaps personal email!
2) When you copy and share something "cute" please be sure to edit all objectionable words/remarks from it before posting.
In this same vein, if you post a URL to a "cute" site, please be sure it does not contain anything objectionable.
3) Please remember that a 'joke' told at any group's expense (be it race, religion, sex, or hair color) may be insulting
or even painful for a person belonging to that group.
We would rather not need to remind you of these rules, but sometimes a reminder ‘up front’ is all we need to
keep us from going awry! Thus we address this issue here in an attempt to forestall any need to post a similar
reminder on the board.
For your own protection, please read "Some words of caution!" on our Board Hints and Tips page too!
Presented in love and caring for our Garden,
cl-krsecnd3, cl-sharisoda and cl-klrambo