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Members are expected to follow the following code of conduct, and to only post material that adheres to the following guidelines for acceptable submissions.

All Vive members and posters are expected to follow our Code of Conduct, which is as follows:

Commitment to Fair Treatment
Article 47 of our by-laws

All members shall commit, without exception, to the following principles:

a.fair and democratic decision-making;
b.reasoned and productive dialogue, even in cases of conflict;
c.not to permit speech or materials that promote racism or hate against any individual or group
d.not to stereotype or discriminate against individuals or groups based on race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, civil status, age, religion, language, handicap or the use of a means to palliate a handicap.

Any members who contravene this code of conduct may be subject to a temporary or even permanent suspension of membership (depending on the severity of the case) and be banned from the site at the discretion of site owners and moderators.  

Further, all posts to this website must not contain any unacceptable content. Any unacceptable content will be deleted by our moderators.

Unacceptable content is:

- any content which contravenes our Code of Conduct/Commitment to fair treatment
- hate speech as defined by the Canadian Government (this includes anything directed at Americans)
- death threats to any individual or group, even if you claim it is a joke
- slogans or symbols from a hate group like the KKK or Nazis, even if you claim it is a joke
- racial slurs, of any description
- copyright infringement, including full reposting of articles without express permission from the author(s)
- personal attacks or libellous statements
- advertisements and/or spam
- duplicate posts

Comments or posts may be deleted from time to time for other reasons.

Remember that you are posting here as a guest, and all we ask is that you show proper respect to everyone else and act like a reasonable adult.

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Published on: 2008-03-06 (1757 reads)

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