Nehemiah Reset Forums Community Rules

Nehemiah Reset Community Forum Rules

Nehemiah Reset has developed an online forum to provide a learning environment for its visitors and its members. Not all of our visitors may understand the importance of discussion forums, or they may find it difficult to participate. Some of or visitors may simply be confused and not know what to do or how to post. Some may not know appropriate online behaviors or be familiar with netiquette guidelines. And just like in a face-to-face discussions, some of our visitors might be hesitant to contribute due to shyness.

So to familiarize our visitors with discussion forums, encourage interaction, and build a supportive community among our online visitors and members, we have provided here some guidelines to our discussion forums.

Introduce yourself.

Develop your profile to provide some background on why you are here and what you are looking for out of the discussion forums. Once you register, you can update your profile by clicking on the rightmost top menu item which looks like a person.

Ask questions.

If you find something confusing or want to know more, do not hesitate to ask questions. Make sure to post your questions in the appropriate thread or if you have a general question, send an email to forum@nehemiahreset.org.

Participate.

Do not hide in the background; it is not fair to lurk and let others do all the work. Contribute to discussions to get as much as possible from the each forum and/or topic. You can participate by introducing a new topic or by replying to an existing topic or thread.

Do not dominate a discussion.

Share your knowledge, but not to the point of excluding others. If you have something to offer, please share it, but allow everyone to contribute equally to a discussion.

Be intellectually rigorous.

Do not excuse sloppy or illogical thinking. Challenge yourself and one another.

Be tactful.

Be critical of ideas but remember there are other people involved. Be tactful and kind. You can hurt the feelings of a person reading your post so use appropriate language and comments.

Forgive other person’ mistakes.

Do not correct others, even if you follow the rules of netiquette and use good manners. Just because you do not agree with a post does not mean that he or she is wrong. Instead, offer a different perspective or slant on the subject in question to encourage further discussion. If your comments or replies personally attack another participant, you may be banned from our forums.

Read the whole thread before posting.

Read all the posts in a thread before responding so you don’t repeat what others have already said. Try to contribute clarifying information or a new idea to a discussion.

Be concise.

Do not waste people’s time by posting basic, repetitive information. Make your point clearly and quickly.

Reread and check your posts.

Practice professionalism. Be mindful of how you look online; others will likely judge the tone and quality of your writing. Reread your posts and edit for clarity and mechanics.

Cite your sources.

If you use a source, cite it properly. Give credit where credit is due. Include links where appropriate.

Maintain confidentiality.

Respect the privacy of each of our members and forum participants. Do not repeat the personal information that others share.

Report technical problems.

If the platform is not working properly, please let me know as soon as possible by sending an email to forum@nehemiahreset.org.

Utilize appropriate language.

Any forum participant who uses inappropriate language will be banned from the forum and his or her comments will be eliminated.