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|Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 9:45 pm Post subject: KarateForums.com Comparative Styles User Guidelines
|KarateForums.com is one of the most active and successful martial arts communities online. It is no secret that this is because of our intolerance of inappropriate behavior. These forums are built on respect. Comparing martial art styles, on the other hand, is something that often leads to people acting immaturely and inappropriately. So, why do we allow such topics? Because, as long as they are constructive, they can create some very informative and intriguing discussions.
The purpose of this forum is to constructively discuss the similarities and differences between different styles of martial arts. An example would be to discuss the differences in kicking styles between two arts. This is NOT to be used as a "which is best" argument. Any post or thread resembling "Karate vs. TKD - which would win?" will be removed. This includes "what is the best MA" topics. We want to promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas, not arguments among those we call friends.
This forum also serves as a place to discuss how various arts would work together as part of a cross training regiment
All posts in this forum are subject to our User Guidelines.
Be Respectful - Maintain respect for your fellow members and their chosen styles. Do not attack or demean them in any way.
Keep Your Posts Clean - No profanity. No vulgarity of any kind.
Do Not Repeat Yourself - State your point once. Do not post the same point over and over and over again. Also, try to keep your posts at a moderate length.
Report It and Ignore It
If there is a post that you feel breaks these guidelines, please click the report post icon () in the upper right part of the post where the violation is located. In the report, give a brief explanation of what you think is wrong. We will handle it appropriately.
After you have reported it, forget that it exists. Do not say "I reported your post" - do not reference the post further in any way.
What About Free Speech?
Doesn't exist. This is a private community and we are under absolutely no obligation by law to uphold free speech. We, of course, do want to allow you to express your opinion in a constructive and respectful manner. However, your right to speak ends when you leave the realm of constructive and respectful.
If a thread degenerates into a bickering match, it will be cleaned up and people will be held accountable for their actions. This will be done at the discretion of the staff.
If you have any questions about this policy, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Patrick O'Keefe - KarateForums.com Administrator
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