|Forum Terms & Rules
This is not a Vaishnava forum! This is a forum for those who are no longer Vaishnavas and anyone who wholeheartedly supports our choice. Preachers are not welcome here.
Be sure to read the final paragraph about filling in your bio in order to get full posting rights on this forum. This is designed to foil spammers. Your account will be deleted if the profile is not filled in.Read new member orientation topic for additional info.
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Specific board rules (the above were the canned legal ones that came with the board)
1.)A tone of civility and mutual respect shall predominate, especially when discussing different spiritual beliefs. Sarcasm should not be used in a demeaning way towards another member. Please observe general netiquette here.
2.) Do not bring Vaishnava group or guru conflicts to Gaudiya Repercussions. For places to debate questions of legitimate lineage, methodology, authenticity, or effectiveness in preaching or practice, please look under "Gaudiya Vaishnavism Today" for links.
3.) Do not bring long topics of ISKCON reform to Gaudiya Repercussions. Mentions of ISKCON are natural to our history, news of ISKCON is also of interest to many. We think that extensive discussion of reforming ISKCON is a topic better suited to current ISKCON members, please look in "Gaudiya Vaishnavism Today" for links to such resources.
4.) Discussing one�s experiences under various Vaishnava gurus respectfully (using �I messages�) is fine, as long as it is done with consideration for those who continue to revere those same gurus.
5.) Citing �Vaishnava aparadha� as a reason to shut down a discussion is not acceptable. As long as the discussion is along the lines of the Rules of Conduct, it is allowed and one may not invoke this Gaudiya Vaishnava rule at Gaudiya Repercussions.
6.) Open proselytizing is not appropriate here.
7.) Vulgar language, along with sexual or violent images, are not allowed. Sex, however, may be a topic of discussion as a general issue. Please use PG rated terminology.
8.) Sexual propositions are out of place at Gaudiya Repercussions and are grounds for being banned or having your account deleted. The gender of the parties involved is not an issue�everyone should feel secure from unwanted attentions.
9.) Threats of violence or other retaliation are forbidden and grounds for immediate deletion of your account.
10.) Creating multiple accounts and personas is not allowed. Please stick with your initial member name. If there is a pressing reason to change it, discuss it with a moderator.
11.)Publicly arguing with a moderator warning or ruling.
12.) We caution you not to share specific information that will lead people to guess the city you live in. In a publicly accessible forum anyone can read such information and might compromise your personal safety. For location, we don�t ask for more than your country. Revealing your legal name is also not required. Be cautious about sharing details with other members until you get to know them better.
Our rules were created with the goal of encouraging open, honest, and respectful discourse. We reserve the right to apply disciplinary warnings for behaviors that we have not thought to list here but which disturb other members.
You agree to fill out your member profile in order to post in all forums. Members who do not fill out their profile according to board guidelines will find their posting ability restricted and in the case of one-word bios, their account may be deleted. Please read the new member orientation topic for more information about profiles and posting rights. And welcome!