Rules of Conduct
The CAKE Editors welcome your participation in the CAKE Discussion Forum. In order to create a safe space for the community to share thoughts, questions, and ideas, please abide by the following rules. If you have a question regarding moderation of the Forum or see that your post has been deleted, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Respect. Everyone posting in the forum or making comments deserves respect. There will be no use of profanity or other inflammatory language. We encourage you to discuss issues that you may feel passionately about, but please do so in a productive, respectful, and polite manner.
Responsibility. Comments posted on the site only represent the views of their authors, not CAKE. While we will do our best to maintain a safe and sane place to have discussions, we are not responsible in any way for the content of the posts, or any actions you may take as a result of the posts. We do, however, reserve the right to reject or remove posts that violate the rules, at our sole discretion and without prior notice.
Focus. Although conversations often take divergent paths, please stay on topic in the discussions. Off-topic posts may be moved or deleted without notice if we believe they’re interfering with the discussion.
Out of bounds. There are certain things that are not allowed. You may not post messages that are illegal or unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, intimidating, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, or indecent.
- Do not spam the boards (post the same message over and over) or use them for any commercial promotion.
- Do not impersonate someone else, or invade anyone else’s privacy.
- Do not engage in copyright infringement.
- Users who violate these rules or engage in a pattern of misconduct may face sanctions, including but not limited to rejecting posts, deleting existing posts or even the entire posting history, as well as suspending or deleting the user’s account. Again, CAKE has the sole discretion to apply any of these sanctions at any time and without prior notice.