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Please don't post comments or start new forum threads until you have read this page. It might seem like unnecessary small print, but this prevents embarrassment and frustration so you can have a long-standing and enjoyable membership of this forum.
All technical issues: log-in/registration problems; making, editing, deleting posts; inserting smilies, setting user preferences, etc., are covered in the FAQ link in the forum’s right-hand margin. What follows relates to the protocols of using this forum for astrological discussion. The first part is an essential summary of the rules. The second offers guidelines for problems that tend to recur on this particular board.
We are, however, interested in discussing topics that help students understand broad issues of relevance to all astrologers. So requests for information on particular techniques are appropriate and often this is best explained within the context of a chart you are working on.
We have experienced problems in the past with the horary forum being used as a place to seek guidance on personal concerns rather than astrological enquiries. The forum is not able to offer personal emotional support, or replace the services of a consultational astrologer. Because of past problems, an announcement is now kept at the top of the horary forum explaining that such posts are subject to deletion without notice or explanation. We expect members of the horary forum to have a general interest in horary, so long-term members who are seen to repeatedly instigate new threads about their own charts, whilst never contributing to other discussions or to points of interest that are demonstrated in other people’s horaries, are likely to have their memberships cancelled.
Please remember that all contributors give their involvement freely, get no recompense for their efforts, and fit their forum activities into busy lifestyles. No one can or should be expected to reply to posts that are of no personal interest to them. We greatly appreciate forum members who are willing to contribute to other people’s requests for information, rather than just using the forum when they have a question to ask.
The internal private messaging service is provided so that members can chat in private and continue to discuss (or argue) points that are not of general interest or suitable for open publication. It is strictly against the policy of the forum to use the PM service to request another member to give a private astrological judgement on a personal chart. Anyone who does this, or who harasses another forum member through the PM system, will have their access to the PM system suspended.
This forum is about learning and sharing. The moderators are experienced and can offer well-formed opinions on certain matters, but they are not infallible and do not pretend to be. Also, remember that there are no ultimate authorities on this board, historical or living. We are all learning together and it helps to be prepared to ‘have a stab’ at things here, even if there is a risk of your judgement proving wrong. Think of this as a testing area and be happy to make mistakes here if you can learn from them for the benefit of your existing or future clients/victims :)
Archiving old posts has shown what a basically good-natured forum this is. That’s not to say that we don't all get a bit tetchy now and again. Sometimes people are inclined to read meanings into posts that weren’t intended; sometimes we think we are being humorous but we come across as patronising or abrasive. We all enjoy some heated debate and passionately argued viewpoints, but if you find a post offensive, try to resist replying immediately so you don’t thoughtlessly add fuel to a fire. The process of letting your mind get completely absorbed in something else in your life (away from the computer) before replying will often make you realise how petty and insignificant the comment that upset you really is. When your mind is settled you will be able to express your response more effectively and will doubtless find that most people are quick to apologise if they are made aware that they have caused offence.
The moderators’ stance is that where a flaming post arises out of the blue and out of character, it is usually best to give people time to air their views, discuss their grievances and resolve any conflicts. However, anyone that shows an inclination to disregard other people’s feelings or repeatedly expresses themself in an inconsiderate manner will have their membership ended.
If anything in this forum disturbs you, please report it to one of the moderators. If you find another member’s turn of phrase offensive, it is usually best to raise this with a moderator, so that the matter may be quickly and diplomatically resolved with minimal risk of public humiliation. Feel free to contact any moderator, even if they are not directly associated with the forum you are concerned about.
We work hard to try and ensure that this forum remains a friendly and safe environment which is an informative and constructive vehicle for astrological expression. We hope you enjoy your membership and always welcome your suggestions for improvement.
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