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    Age
    - By joining, you must be at least 13 years old or above. This is the law. Lying about or willfully misrepresenting your age in any way will result in an instant ban. If you made an honest mistake when entering your date of birth, contact a staff member immediately to have it corrected.

    Posting
    - We are firm believers in free and open speech, even if we disagree with something we respect the right of the member to say what they want. That being said, we do not allow hate speech or harassment of members at all. This will be handled on a case by case basis. Also - any information posted must either be labeled as opinion, or must be accompanied by appropriate references and citations. This is a place where people look for factual information, so if you can't cite it, say it's your opinion or personal belief. Inaccurate information can be very harmful to someone who has a strong need for facts.
    - We also do not allow spam posting / advertisements and will delete obvious spam and ban the spammer when it comes up.

    Harassment
    - Harassment will not be tolerated. Harassment is defined as the act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of one party or a group, including threats and demands. The reason is irrelevant. As a member of this forum, you have a right to expect a harassment free environment, from anyone, for any reason.

    In a forum, examples of harassment include but are not limited to; being followed (stalking), personal threats and attacks, getting unwanted messages, getting consistent negative comments and down votes, bullying, solicitations for sex and/or pictures, shaming, etc. However, not everything that is disagreeable to a person is a form of harassment. People are all different and as humans, we all get carried away sometimes.

    In every post and thread, there are "Report" icons which when clicked, allow a person to report incidents. If you see an inappropriate post, use the Report button.

    Signature
    - You are not allowed to put any promotional or affiliate links in your signature. This is a forum, not an ad site.

    Lost Passwords
    - If you've registered on the forum and you forgot your password, contact a moderator to retrieve it instead of creating a new account. Making a new account is against the rules.
    - For your security, enable two-factor authentication to help secure your account. If your account is stolen you are responsible for it.

    Media/Pictures/Videos
    - If it is adult content you may not post it on this site.

    LGBT Related Surveys & Advertising
    - Due to member privacy and often sensitive issues, surveys are expressly forbidden on this site. This also includes academic research surveys. Advertising of any kind, including links to any advertising site are considered spam and will be deleted and the poster banned immediately without warning or notification.

    Off-site Chat Posting
    - We have a policy against revealing your user names for off-site chat apps and sites. Please do not use this forum to ask members to join you on off-site chat apps or sites (Kik, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Skype or any other or similar off-site chat places) and do not post your own. We will remove any posts that contain such user names or I.D.s. Warnings will go out if they are found, or bans, depending on the situation (such as if predatory activity is suspected) at the discretion of the moderators. So pass the word around. If you must trade chat I.D.s, do it elsewhere, not on this site.

    We have a live chat on this site and you can create your own chat rooms and name them as desired. The live chat also has an app for mobile devices, although there is an issue with iPhones (mine included). There is a workaround for that issue. There is a post explaining how to use Cometchat on a mobile device to be found at https://lgbtchat.net/threads/if-you-would-like-the-forum-chat-mobile-app-read-on.11802/.
    ANY SEARCH ENGINE ON THE INTERNET CAN FIND YOUR POST AND ANYONE CAN SEE YOUR POSTED KIK, SNAPCHAT, INSTAGRAM, SKYPE, WHATSAPP, ETC. DO YOU REALLY WANT THE WORLD AND ALL OF THE PERVERTS IN IT TO SEE THAT INFORMATION? THAT'S WHY WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED THIS RULE! ANONYMOUS POSTING IS SMART POSTING!


    We are very relaxed on the rules and will handle it all on a case by case basis, the simplest way to follow the rules is to just use common sense, if you think it's the wrong thing to do it probably is. If you have any questions feel free to contact any member of the staff team or post in the "Feedback, Suggestions, & Bugs" section. This thread is a short overview of our rules here, it is subject to change without notice and is by no means a final version. We will update it over time as needed.

    If you have any suggestions for these rules or seek clarification please contact a moderator.
    Thank you to LGBT for the original version of this.
     
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