Rules and Policies

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Rules and Policies 2020

These rule and policies are intended to make Afterlife Forums - 'ALF' - a safe and welcoming community for us all. They should be read in conjunction with 'Your Registration Agreement'. Please take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with them.

Religion, Politics and UFO / space travel
No conversations mentioning specific religions, faiths or beliefs etc. are allowed. No conversations mentioning specific politics, politicians, policies etc. are allowed. No conversations about unidentified flying objects and/or space travelers etc. are allowed. All are banned because of their history of divisiveness on ALF.

Everyone should be treated with respect even if you disagree with their ideas. Members have the right to voice opinions without fear of disrespect or ridicule. If you feel that is not happening please contact an administrator for investigation and action when needed.

Unacceptable Language
Swearing, cursing, obscene, vulgar, or hateful language will not be tolerated anywhere including the private mailing system.

Members are permitted to post both pictures and videos, so long as they pertain to the afterlife or to spirituality. Videos or images must not have a rating higher than PG-13 as this is a family-friendly website.

Members have the option of creating a signature to be automatically added at the bottom of their posts. Links in them must be approved by the administrator prior to posting. Unrelated or commercial links are not allowed. If you are unsure about the suitability of a link please contact the administrator.

Links to irrelevant, commercial or private websites will be removed. If they are judged to be spamming, a member's account may be closed without warning.
Unrequested links (or any other unrequested material) must not be sent in private messages.
Links must not be displayed on your profile page.
If you wish to post a link please contact the website administrator.

The posting of content that does not relate to the afterlife or relevant spirituality is considered spamming and content will be removed.
Religious spamming, defined as attempting to convert forums readers to your religious views through threats or intimidation, is prohibited and content will be removed.
Unauthorized advertising is spam and content will be removed. Contact email addresses that even appear to be businesses are not acceptable when applying for an account. Business addresses posted later anywhere on this site will be removed. Members may be warned and the account will be closed, temporarily or permanently, without further warning if there is any recurrence.

Multiple Accounts
A member is not allowed more than one account. The membership of anyone suspected of opening additional accounts will be suspended, that member will be notified and she/he will need to contact an administrator to explain.

Please do not question or discuss administrative issues in the public forums. This is never appropriate. If you have an issue with our actions please contact the administrator using private messaging.

Administrative Actions
Administrative actions, including banning a member, closing or removing a thread or post is a serious matter. All such decisions are made only after careful consideration. A private warning message may be issued and further disruption may lead to disciplinary actions or banning. In cases of fraud or extreme abuse members will be banned without warning.

Nothing posted in these forums should be construed as a reason to end your life!
Although we understand the afterlife to be wonderful it is taught that those there who had taken their own lives, expecting to escape their problems, greatly regretted doing so. Ending one's own life is a short-term fix with unexpected ramifications.
If you feel helpless, under pressure or suicidal please seek support and help from a mental health specialist, a general practitioner or a hospital emergency room. Or take a look in ALF's resource area to find organisations who have trained counsellors you can speak to.[/I]

Changes to, and clarification or updates of, these general rules may be made at any time by the ALF administrative team. Last reviewed and updated September 2021.
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