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All posts (or emails to moderators) that are deemed (by the moderators) to be abusive, defamatory, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, libelous, threatening, unsafe, invasive of privacy or in violation of any law will be deleted from the boards and/or may lead to loss of website use. Members should alert the board moderators of board concerns or abuse, by clicking on the first moderator name found on the top left of each board's topic list. Provide the exact username, board name, and the URL of the page, to only one moderator, by email only, not on the boards, to report board concerns and abuses.
A Note about Depression, Anxiety, or Suicide
If you have thoughts of suicide, immediately call 911 if in America, or call a hospital, or call local police for emergency help.
Please feel free to talk about your depression, and let members here encourage you or help you with solutions to problems. But, the boards are NOT an appropriate place for threats to commit suicide, hurt others, or to hurt yourself. Such posts will be removed. They are inappropriate here.
If you are suicidal, contact a professional suicide counselor immediately. Please don't try to go it alone.
Use Good Personal Judgment.
First and foremost, NEVER rely on information or member opinions in posts to replace necessary, personal consultation(s) with qualified health or medical professionals. This forum is for support, empowerment, sharing opinions and entertainment. NaturallyCurly.com is not a professional advice forum, and no one should use it as such. Also, remember that what's right or has worked for one person may not be what's right for you. Your personal set of circumstances will always influence what's best or right for you.
Keep Personal Information Personal
Do not post your real name, email, home address or telephone number on the public message boards. This forum is for the purpose of on-board sharing only. Please keep personal information personal, and remind your children to do so, too. Posting the age of young people is not safe, so please do not do it. Remember that anything on the Internet may circulate on the Internet for years and be accessed by anyone using a search engine. The World Wide Web truly is open to the world.
Similarly, do not ask for personal information from others. Posts that request anyone to submit personal information or off-board contact information may be removed and may lead to banning. This includes, but is not limited to, communications that ask for personal information submitted via your personal profile, posts, e-mail, mail, telephone, surveys, polls, and research studies.
Share Information Within the Guidelines
You may always name products or services and tell your opinions about them. If it is inappropriate for the open forum, it doesn't need to be shared from this website. Messages that break any law are inappropriate and will be removed.
Promoting websites that have or link to message boards/chats is generally not permitted on the boards. Ditto hair-related websites. You may request pre-approval of a website by the Administrator. Appeals will be considered, but the final decision must be respected.
Don't Be Afraid To Post
If you're new to our community, taking the step for the first time to post publicly to a message board can sometimes seem intimidating. Don't be afraid to jump into a discussion. We have a terrific community that serves up heavy doses of support, encouragement and enthusiasm. We love meeting new people and being friendly. While we hope that you'll become an active participant and join in our discussions, you're welcome, of course, to simply hang out silently until you feel more comfortable posting a message.
Agree to Disagree
Do not attack each other. Negative communications aimed at sexual orientation, gender, race, color, religious views, national origin, or disability -- will not be permitted. BEFORE you post a message that is intended to embarrass, humiliate or harass another person or group of people, stop and THINK first! Harassing communications is deemed as any words that are likely to cause distress, embarrassment, unwanted attention or other discomfort.
Please remember to agree to disagree. What is good for one may very well not be the answer for another. Please stay on-topic. Even if you disagree with an idea, it still may be the solution for others. Decisions about health and well-being are highly personal, individual choices. If you disagree with a person's post or opinion, state your opinion, then move on before making it an argument. If a member asks for support only, please respect the request; do not reply with contradictory comments.
Shouting online (typing in all capital letters LIKE THIS) is considered by some to be rude and is difficult to read. To others, especially individuals with some types of disabilities, typing in all caps (or in all lower case) is a necessity. (Using the shift key can be a struggle for a lot of folks.) If it is necessary for you to use all caps be sure to inform others so they understand. Please use correct punctuation.
Keep Your Posts Clean
There may be places where explicit, obscene or vulgar language, graphics or behavior is appropriate, but NaturallyCurly.com is not one of them. Message board posts that contain explicit, sexual, obscene or vulgar language will be removed. Similarly, any message board posts that solicit or offer explicit or X-rated GIFs, JPEGs or other graphic files will be deleted without notice! Usernames with sexual implication/content will be changed without notice. Additionally, regarding usernames, impersonation of any other forum member, or of any celebrity or NaturallyCurly.com team member, will not be tolerated.
Don't Post Others' Copyrighted Information
Information copyrighted or owned by any individual or entity other than the person posting should not be posted on the message boards or software libraries without the consent of the owner. If such an event occurs, the individual posting the information shall be held solely responsible. NaturallyCurly.com shall not be held responsible for posted information that may violate copyright law. Such posts will be removed as soon as possible.
Additionally, posting a private email, message, or series of messages for public viewing is not allowed. The only exceptions will be when the permission of each person involved is given to the poster. Claiming to have the permission to post without having proof of such is grounds for immediate banning.
Be Courteous: Avoid Duplicate Posts
Do not post the same message more than once on a message board. Duplicate messages can be frustrating for other visitors, especially for those whose time and energy is valuable. Weeding through the same message in multiple locations can be not only frustrating, but down right annoying. Duplicate messages will be deleted as soon as possible.
This website is private property, and its use is a privilege, not a right. Clarification of guidelines will be made when requested of the moderator, by email or by private message (PM).
Loss of posting privileges
Members who violate the above rules/guidelines will receive two warnings via PM or e-mail; upon the third violation, the member will lose his/her posting privileges.