Blog Rules of Conduct

Blog Rules of Conduct

Welcome to Blog (“LMT Blog”), a place for information and discussion in the areas of law, health, trust and money and any other topics that might interest the administrators of LMT Blog.

Before participating in our Blog, we ask that you consult the following moderating and good-conduct rules:

Discussions via comments on this blog are open to all registered users; they are moderated after submission. The moderators’ role is to ensure that contributors follow the basic rules of public expression.

These rules apply to statements made by contributors, comments made on the sites or references indicated in the contributions, and to the visuals that may accompany these contributions. They exclude in particularly but not only:

  • any statement/visual that violates current laws or regulations (incitement to racial hatred, racism, calls to violence, xenophobia, revisionism, denial, attacks on privacy or copyright, etc.), ;
  • any statement/visual that is coarse, obscene or pornographic;
  • all statements that are defamatory, abusive, aggressive, violent, whether addressed to another contributor or toward an individual or corporate entity or a category of persons designated by their race, gender, religion or any other characteristic;
  • any harassment, in particular by comment saturation, by attempted repeated publication of identical or very similar messages;
  • any commercial promotion or advertising;
  • any apparent or manifest identity theft; in the event of doubts as to the identity of a contributor whose message content is relevant to the discussion the message may be published in the forum by the moderator, but it will not be signed;
  • any statement/visual unrelated to the discussion to which it is submitted, and in particular the article that started the discussion.

Messages clearly violating current laws will be removed as quickly as possible and may be reported to the competent authorities if appropriate.

The moderator or moderators reserve the right to apply these rules, and to exclude those who violate them repeatedly and systematically.

The decision of the moderator(s) may not be challenged. By participating in the discussion on this Blog, you undertake to comply with their decisions and the foregoing rules.

Some recommendations for making your contributions more readable:

  • Be brief; do not send messages that are too long!
  • Pay attention to the quality of your language; you are communicating with people from all around the world. Use jargon and local expressions sparingly.
  • Use smiley faces/emoticons to indicate your mood, but use them in moderation. 🙂 is an example of a smiley face. Do not start off thinking that the smiley face excuses everything or sweetens a comment that is otherwise insulting.
  • Do not use caps more than necessary. CAPS GIVE THE IMPRESSION YOU ARE SCREAMING and make people not want to reply.
  • Avoid using words or expressions like these in your comments: “Hey,” “peekaboo!” “right,” “wrong,” etc. Discussions need to be filled in with constructed comments and considerations.
  • Falsification (identity theft) and mystification (multiple aliases) are not acceptable.
  • Advertising is not allowed. However, a link or trackback may be entered so long as the comment is relevant and is not intended as an excuse for disguised advertising.
  • Post a message just one time.
  • Check the source of the information you post so as to avoid disinformation and rumors; cite your references.
  • Accusations without proof, distortion of facts, lies, disinformation and attempts at extremist or excessively partisan polemics, propaganda (direct or indirect).
  • We require that you sign and take full responsibility for your comments.
  • When you reply to another comment, it may be useful to quote enough of the original text to make yourself understood.
  • Read the previous messages and do not repeat what has already been said.
  • The comments on this Blog are moderated; the moderator reserves the right to publish or not publish contributions.
  • Beware of trolls. A troll is someone who insists on starting discussions on topics that make people angry or deliberately sow discord among people by pitting them against one another, for example; a troll can also be a spammer. In the event of a troll attack, measures will be taken by Blog managers against abuse.

By following these rules and recommendations, you will contribute toward making this Blog a place for constructive discussion.

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