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Most misunderstandings can often be cleared up by contacting the site administrator (email@example.com) but openly discussing moderation issues on the website (including the groups, forums, blog section, or chat) is not permitted, for the simple reason that sensitive issues like this are best discussed in private and might otherwise lead to an escalation of the problem.
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Excessive use of caps must also be avoided.
Trolling is considered to be the act of purposely being disingenuous to an active discussion. Negative commentary on given topics is by no means disallowed; however, such comments should attempt to be substantiated. No matter your supposed intent, if the forum moderators perceive you as a troll, making unsubstantiated comments in an attempt to provoke the forum body, actions may be taken against you.
Images of a sexual or profane nature are discouraged. Images presenting exposed genitalia, bared buttocks, and/or female nipple/aureola are not allowed. Outside of this, common sense and a "safe-for-work" rule should be the primary considerations. Also, spamming the forum with the same image is not allowed and is subject to banning.
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The focus of I Power is on self-development in a generally rational and scientific way. Posts which focus heavily on spiritual, New Age, or nonsensical and incoherent content may be closed or removed by the forum moderators if they are considered to be out of place. Repeatedly posting such content can result in a suspension.
We reserve the right to remove any content posted. While it is true that we are often active on fronts where we passionately defend the freedom of speech, for the sake of community management it is impossible to allow absolute freedom of speech on a social network. I Power has always been to some extent a curated platform; and we reserve the right to remove any content that is deemed to be irrelevant or counter-productive to the focus and goals of the site.
Any user who encounters any form of objectionable material posted on the site is encouraged to notify one of the Moderators or the site administrator about it.
If you haven't done so yet, please check the descriptions of each forum category before posting in them in order to know whether or not your post is appropriate there. If a post of yours gets removed, it is probably because it either breaks community guidelines or is not in the appropriate place. Don't worry though, we rarely remove posts, and we always attempt to privately notify the members when we do to make sure that there are no misunderstandings. Unlike the main forum categories, Groups and Blogs on the site are places where you can post content on almost any topic. Our main aim is to provide the ultimate discussion ground for self-development here. We do not aim to be a platform that can be used to get exposure for anything you like (although Groups & Blogs can sometimes be used for this.) And we do not censor posts because of specific ideologies -- we simply want to ensure that everything ends up in the appropriate place on the site.
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