select a username/nickname that cannot be considered spamming (i.e. -
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NOT part of your public profile.
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someone personally, harassing a member, calling someone names, or
insulting them publicly on the boards. These posts will be deleted and
the offending member will be banned.
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posts that are spam, ads, solicitations, promotions on any board not
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Please follow proper board etiquette.
Examples of SPAM:
- A post that says "Hi my name is Blainey Ho Ho. Please come to my new website."
I went skydiving once too and wow, it was fun. If you want to learn
more about how to prevent your hair color from fading, visit my site."
like your craft idea about making flower bouquets out of egg cartons. I
represent a company that sells a cream guaranteed to get rid of
cellulite. Email me for more information.
Moms come looking for friendship and support and do not want to inundated with spam. Spam posts will be deleted. Period.
MAY place your site name, business name, and URL in your signature
line. Effective September 25, 2006, tickers, film loops and film strips
are no longer allowed in your sig line. Please view our new signature
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Based Business Programs board only. Posts on the Home Based Business
Programs board are limited to three per company per day. Please review the rules in that Forum before posting your program.
posts are allowed on the Home Based Business Programs and Shopping
boards, as long as the promotion keeps with the theme of the board. Ads
that do not pertain to the theme of the board will be deleted.
Discussion Forums offer our members the ability to include photos
within their posts. We LOVE seeing your pictures! As a courtesy to
fellow members a maximum of three images may be uploaded or be included in a thread via message board code per member per thread. Please be specific in your subject line as to what the photos are so that fellow Moms can choose to take a peek.
If you have more than three to share please exercise one of the following options:
- Open a FREE Baby Site and provide a link to it
- Provide a text link within your post to your other photos
- Open up a new thread and post the additional photos
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question about how to resize your photos, please ask any Mod for help.
Memberships will be removed for non-compliance.
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a courtesy and convenience to our members we offer a broad variety of
topic forums. Please use the correct forum for your posts. Off topic
posts will be moved. If a member continues to make off topic posts the
member will be banned. If you are unsure of where a topic should be
posted please contact a Moderator.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What is an Avatar?
A small, 60 x 60 pixel image no larger than 60 KB that you can use
under your name, next to your post. You can upload the image to our
server or place a link to your image on your own server. Coming Soon - our own Avatars for you to use!!
Can I upload a picture?
An image no larger than 30 KB can be uploaded to our server. We will
periodically delete older images due to server space constraints.
Forum Rules and Guidelines Questions:
Can I be a member of another Mom-forum and this one too? Absolutely! All we ask is that SPAMMING M2M members via our boards, chat room, PM or board email function not be done.
Can I own/run another Mom-forum/site and be a member of this one too?
Absolutely! Feel free to include your URL in your signature line. All
we ask is that SPAMMING M2M members via our boards, chat room, PM or
board email function not be done.
Can I start new threads? Yes, please do!
Do I have to ask permission before I post?
No, but if you are uncertain about posting a certain topic, feel free
to contact the Moderator of that board. If a board does not have a Mod,
feel free to contact any of the other Mods.
Under what circumstances will a thread be moved?
If a thread is started on a board that may not receive the proper
attention it would be moved to the appropriate board. For example, if a
post is asking about a colicky infant and is on the General Board, it
may be moved to the Raising Our Babies board.
Can I be banned for posting too many times? No.
Under what circumstances can a member be banned? If a member violates any of these Discussion Board Membership Guidelines or of Mom to Mom Chat.com's TOU,
said member may be contacted by a Moderator or Administrator advising
the member about the infringement. Non-compliance will result in the
member being banned and or deleted. This is for the protection of the
membership at large. If you feel a member is in violation of the TOU
please use our Comment Form to report it.
What is a Moderator? A
Moderator/Monitor is a volunteer Mom who puts a lot of time and effort
into overseeing her community of Moms on her board(s). A Mod keeps her
board moving with responses to your questions/posts, posts new topics,
does research, provides support and information for members and so on.
How do I become a Moderator? If
you are interested in becoming a Mod, feel free to contact any other
Mod or Nikki to express your interest. We normally require members to
be active and in good standing for a min. of 6 mos before adding them
to moderator status is considered
Can a Moderator ban a member? No. Only the Administrators can ban members.
Can a Moderator remove/edit a post/thread? No. Only the Administrators can edit or remove posts/threads.
If you have any questions or concerns not addressed here, feel free to let is know via our Comment Form.