2004-08-25 04:17:36 UTC
Updated: 2004-08-23 22:38:55 PST
It is incumbant on every TMer to sign the TMer pledge before posting
to this Usenet Forum.
The TMer's Pledge
"I <yourname> am a TMer."
The TMer's Code of Conduct
1. You may not insult, flame, or otherwise abuse a TMer.
2. You may not bait, troll, or lurk on alt.m.t. with intent to trip.
Baiting is defined as posting with a clear intent to provoke anger.
Trolling is posting incendiary messages with intent to form hostility.
Lurking is behavior that results in trolling and baiting, then flaming.
Tripping is laying your trip out, instead of getting on the TMer trip.
Flaming is an attempt to cause a forum war or riot.
3. Avoid redundant posts and always insure data integrity.
Redundancy means do not post the same post over and over and over.
Data integrity means using a spell-checker and a dictionary.
4. You are not allowed to post the copyrighted work of others in order
to prove your point in a debate, unless it's a direct quote used with
parenthetical quotations marks and a works cited notation.
Usenet does not qualify as educational 'fair use'.
Don't plagiarize; it's illegal - use your own words or copy only 25%
of the reference, and then provide a hyptext link to it's targer
location. Otherwise get the copyright holder's permission. TMers aren't
supposed to steal.
You may not spam a TMer.
Spam includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Excessive off-topic threads
Posting nonsensical messages
'Flooding' the forum with similar meaning messages
Messages without content
Using a persons name in the subject line
Posing as another using their handle
You may not post any form of real life information of a TMer unless they
permit it by express consent. Examples of real life information include
name, address, IP addresses, and phone numbers, place of employ, or Dome
You may not distribute email address, private/email Messages, and/or
Instant Messenger messages ("Chatlogs") with intent to harass or in any
way demean a TMer.
You should not post any form of real life information if you are 13 or
Do not post negative posts and discussions that are repeated over and
over and over with no other purpose than to disrupt TMer conversation
and discussion. If you feel the need to say something, say it once and
then move on.
Don't make up stuff.
You are not allowed to bash the Maharishi - if you do, you will be asked
to leave. Try to provide news that TMers can use, not information about
how you visited another saint, swami, guru, or older woman.
8. Do not disrupt multiple threads between TMers in order to get your
point across. This includes hijaking threads, re-naming them and thus
breaking the abiity to easily perform data searches by subject line.
9. You are not allowed to solicit sex with a minor TMer on this forum.
Avoid discussing anyone's private sex life, or lack thereof.
8. Stay on topic.
9. Please read the Maharishi's books, SBAL, CBG, BEFORE you make your
comments; Always check the alt.m.t FAQ; avoid redundant queries; don't
waste bandspace; it's easy to learn TM.