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1. Treat others the way you want to be treated.

2. Have fun and participate! The only stupid question is the one not asked.

3. Be honest in your dealings with forum members. We allow the selling of plants and orchid growing supplies on this forum without restriction or cost.

4. We support free speech. You are allowed to post links to other websites, including other forums. Please don't abuse our free speech policy by being a jerk.

5. Duplicate accounts, if discovered will be merged. If you forget your username, please contact an administrator, rather than creating a new account.

6. We have many members here who post photographs of wild orchids both in the U.S. and abroad. DO NOT ask any forum member to collect wild growing plants for you. If any member ignores this rule, and continues to solicit illegal orchids, they will be banned.

7. When you post to the forum, be kind. Don't act conceited, brag, lie or in any way attempt to discredit someone else unless you have verifiable proof to back up your claim. Truth matters here.

8. If an argument happens, and you don't like the "drama" of the situation, just ignore it. It will eventually go away. If you come here looking for drama, you will probably find it, but we may ask that you take a heated debate to a private conversation off the forum.

9. In the event that a forum member becomes abusive to another member, they will be warned twice to stop the activity and apologize. On the third instance of abusive or trollish behavior, a member will be suspended temporarily while the forum admin attempts to talk to them by email. If a solution can't be reached in private, the member will be suspended permanently. We are not out to ban members, but we have to have a policy in place in the event a member becomes abusive.

10. Spammers will not be warned about posting advertisements on our forum. If you join the forum for the sole purpose of selling diet pills, software, medication, pornography or any other obvious form of spam, you will be banned immediately and permanently.

11. If you have concerns about pictures posted on the forum, topics of conversation, or some other subject please contact the administrators of the board before posting a thread. You can reach us via an email sent to [email protected]

12. You, as a member here, remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless, Slippertalk and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). The opinions and comments made in the posts written by our members are the responsiblity of the individual member. Slippertalk assumes no responsibility of the content expressed or implied by its membership. Express your opinions pertaining to ongoing debates or public issues without resorting to undisclosed defamatory facts. If you disagree with someone, don't attack him/her personally. Simply disagree without becoming personally vicious and avoid ridiculing one personally.

I hope you find these rules fair. If not, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] and we can discuss your reservations.
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Rule Reminder!

Please take a moment to re-read the forum rules. Especially rule #1, 4, 7, 8, and 9.

Regarding 9. You all have been warned about the lack of respect towards other members this past election season. I don't have any more time to babysit these threads. Take it elsewhere if you wish to continue insulting one-another.
Some people are still completely ignoring the rules. I was not kidding about the warnings so please think carefully about what you post and where you instigate. Threats and personal insults will not continue to be tolerated.

Should you feel threatened or insulted, please report the post and bring it to the admin's attention. We do not have time to read through everything posted here.

It would be a shame for a few to ruin a good thing. We are one of the few orchid forums still remaining pretty strong since the invent of larger social media outlets. I'd hate for us to go the way of extinction because people can't follow a few basic rules.
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