- Q. Do I have to register to use the forums?
- Q. Are there any types of posts that are prohibited here?
- Q. What is the purpose of the Marriage Forums?
- Q. What topics will be covered?
- Q. What is "flaming"?
- Q. Can I disagree with another person's opinion?
- Q. Can I have graphics in my signature?
- Q. Is this a child-safe forum?
- Q. Where can I find answers to other questions about marriage and this site?
- Q. The bottom line?
A. You can enter as a guest and read posts, but you must register before you can post or answer a post that's already there. Registering is quick, simple, and free. Please join us.
A. Using this forum to promote other forums about marriage or sexuality is not allowed unless the forum is sponsored by an About.com site. Additionally, this is not a place for advertisements for products, web sites, services, matchmaking, chat rooms or forums. The forum is NOT a marketing tool. We will delete any spam or commercial posts.
A. The purpose is to allow people interested in the subject of marriage to network with each other. It is also a place for giving and getting ideas, telling stories or making new friends. This is a place to talk, to clarify your thinking/positions, and to have interesting and challenging discussions about marriage.
A. Any topics that pertain to marriage can be covered on the Marriage Forums.
A. Flaming is posting a message that is extremely negative in nature and usually attacks the poster of another message. If you attack the principle under discussion, that's fair game. But if you attack the personality of the persons in the discussion, you are flaming. This is NOT allowed on this forum and any message that is deemed to be inappropriate will be edited.
A. Of course you can disagree. It is wonderful to see the variety of opinions that are available from different people. Post your position logically and without personally attacking the other person. If you are angry about someone's message, cool down before posting a message you might regret later. A little common courtesy is all that is required to disagree diplomatically.
A. Yes. However, please keep others in mind when posting graphics. Large graphics in sig files make it difficult for some users to navigate. There should be no offensive photos, including cartoons. Signatures deemed excessively large or otherwise inappropriate will be deleted at the discretion of the Guide or moderator.
A. The search box at the top of the page will lead you to many areas of the marriage site. If your question is not addressed there, or if you need additional information, the forum is the ideal place to post your question. There you'll be able to draw on the collective wisdom of a large community of people with an interest and belief in marriage.
A. This forum is not democratic. Although I will generally refrain from deleting posts, I reserve the right to edit or delete offensive or inappropriate posts and threads. My opinion as to what constitutes an offensive or inappropriate post, or offensive poster, prevails.
If there is a problem that cannot be otherwise resolved, Email me, but don't expect me to be able to answer an emergency situation within seconds. I really do have a life.
Note: Please note that we make every effort to offer you common-sense marriage advice and helpful information about marriage on this Web site, but we are not attorneys, physicians, or counselors and the articles on the site are not to be construed as legal or medical advice. The marriage site has a world-wide audience and marriage laws and regulations vary from state to state and country to country. When in doubt, seek legal or medical counsel.