The goal of our organization is to bring people together. Individuals using our platform may be from many different areas and walks of life, therefor we have a few rules set in place to ensure that we all have a good time and stay respectful. 1. No Spamming / Excess Advertising in the forums • If you post a recipe or a technique or a job offer, you are more than welcome to talk about your restaurant or place of business and highlight what yourself and what makes you/your business unique. • "Excess" refers to self-promotion on others' threads where it was not asked for and does not pertain to the topic. • DO NOT Private message users with unsolicited ads. 2. Do not post "offensive" posts, links, or images • "Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. This includes user pictures. Use common sense while posting." 3. Be Respectful! • Treat all members with respect and dignity. • Healthy debates are fine and are even encouraged, but refrain from direct attacks on other members. • Be courteous to others and answer any questions will helpful replies. 4. Be mindful of Personal Privacy • Being that we are a group discussing real-world professions and personal lives, the information shared on this forum may be somewhat sensitive. Do not share any data or information about another user without that user's express permission to do so. • Be mindful of your own personal information! If you are posting your resume, remove sensitive information such as you phone number, address, and email. Members can message each other directly and ask for this information. Be smart and don't give your information freely in a direct message to someone you don't know who has zero posts and a suspicious username. Use your common sense. 5. Do not post copyright-infringing material • This is pretty straightforward. Do not claim other's work as your own. Link back to websites if necessary. Do not share illegal downloads. We are all adults here and moderating will be kept to a minimum, but if you violate these rules expect to have your post removed. That sums up the rules, so let's get back to the fun stuff. Happy Posting!