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Forum Policies
« on: April 19, 2015, 03:33:37 PM »
This document is designed to help keep the forum useful, interesting and informative for all members. The guidelines are all relevant so please take the time to read them through and become familiar with them. All technical issues - log-in/registration problems; making, editing, deleting posts; inserting smilies, setting user preferences, etc., are covered in the FAQ link in the margin. What follows relates to the protocols of using this forum as a medium for appropriate astrological discussion. The first part is an essential summary of rules. The second offers guidelines for problems that tend to recur on this particular board.

1. Forum rules
  • Members should post in a way that is respectful of other members. In so doing, members undertake to make their comments freely available to a diverse range of visitors to the site, and so should avoid posting comments that could cause offence or be generally construed as objectionable in content or tone.
  • Please ensure that posts are made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting.
  • For the sake of people researching information contained in the posts, please use an appropriate, descriptive title when posting a new topic.
  • Copyright for text and information posted by individual users remains with that user - please respect that and do not reproduce text from this board without permission. This applies to the chart and data, as well as the judgements, of case histories that are contributed to this board.
  • Please post in a manner consistent with 'normal writing; - try to avoid excessive use of emoticons  :P :P :P :P, large, small or coloured text, don't SHOUT TOO MUCH, or use freq abbrev., or excessive punctuation!!!!.
    That said, don't worry if English is not your first language - we appreciate the effort you make and think it deserves some effort on our part too.
  • Members are welcome to post information that is relevant and of interest to forum posts. This includes recommending other astrology sites or detailing services of interest to topics under discussion. Notices about events, new services, etc., are also welcome in the News, Notices, Books & Links section. Blatant advertising that is of no real value to our members, spam, or junk mail however is not tolerated. Anyone posting spam will have their posts removed and will be prevented from making further posts.
  • Before posting a request for information please use the search facility to see if that question has already been asked and answered. There is also a search facility at the top of the homepage of Predictors.in that will allow you to search the many informative articles on the site that might give a full and detailed answer to your request.
  • The moderating team reserves the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what to remove or edit, or what is construed as indecent, vulgar, offensive, spam, etc. is up to moderators and not users.
  • Be aware that periodically this forum is pruned and we cannot guarantee to retain your favourite posts or threads.

2. Forum guidelines

Please remember that this is an astrology discussion forum - not a free chart interpretation/tutorial service. The forum exists for committed students of astrology and we don't want posts saying 'this is my birth data - what does it mean?', or 'I've done a horary chart - what does it mean?' Even if you put 'please', 'I desperately NEED your help', or several exclamation marks after your header, we still don't want those kinds of posts.

We are, however, interested in discussing topics that help students understand broad issues of relevance to all astrologers. So requests for information on particular techniques are appropriate and often this is best explained within the context of a chart you are working on.

Sometimes we will be able to facilitate discussion by creating an image of the chart, but this process is time-consuming and relies upon someone doing that when they have free time. Please remember that all contributors give their involvement freely, get no recompense for their efforts, and fit their forum activities into busy lifestyles. No one can or should be expected to reply to posts that are of no personal interest to them. We greatly appreciate forum members that are willing to contribute to other people's requests for information or comments, rather than just using the forum when they have a question to ask.

When including chart data in your posts please include the place name, (including state if necessary - and coordinates if possible), time and This document is designed to help keep the forum useful, interesting and informative for all members. The guidelines are all relevant so please take the time to read them through and become familiar with them. All technical issues - log-in/registration problems; making, editing, deleting posts; inserting smilies, setting user preferences, etc., are covered in the FAQ link in the margin. What follows relates to the protocols of using this forum as a medium for appropriate astrological discussion. The first part is an essential summary of rules. The second offers guidelines for problems that tend to recur on this particular board.

Flaming Posts and Inconsiderate Posters.

Expressions of your personal political views and biases may be a relevant part of any post you make concerning mundane astrology and world-events. However, most readers are looking for astrological reasoning, so where it is necessary to express political or social opinions please remember that this is an astrology site and try to restrain your passions to comments that fall into an appropriate astrological context.

Archiving old posts has made me appreciate what a basically good-natured forum this is. That's not to say that we don't all get a bit tetchy now and again. Sometimes people are inclined to read meanings into posts that weren't intended, sometimes we think we are being humorous but we just come across as patronising or abrasive. We all enjoy some heated debate and passionately argued viewpoints, but if you find a post offensive, try to resist replying immediately - thereby either starting a flaming thread or adding fuel to it. The process of letting your mind get completely absorbed in something else in your life (away from the computer) before replying will often make you realise how petty and insignificant the comment that upset you really is. When your mind is settled you will be able to express your response more effectively and will doubtless find that most people are very quick to apologise if they are made aware that they've caused offence.

The moderators stance is that where a flaming post arises out of the blue and out of character, it's best to give people time to air their views, discuss their grievances and resolve any conflicts. However, anyone that shows an inclination to disregard other people's feelings or repeatedly expresses himself in an inconsiderate manner will be banned - no matter what aspects they have in their birth chart to show that such a tendency should be expected!

If anything that occurs in this forum disturbs you, please report it to one of the moderators or the administrator - ( admin @ predictors.in [remove spaces to create a working email link]). If you find another member's turn of phrase offensive, it is usually best to raise this with a moderator, so that the matter may be quickly and diplomatically resolved with the minimum risk of public humiliation.

We work hard to try and ensure that this forum remains an informative and constructive vehicle for astrological expression. We hope you enjoy your membership and will always welcome your suggestions for improvement. Also give the degree ascending so that other astrologers can verify that they are working with the chart that you are using.



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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 11:15:48 AM »
Dear Members,

We request you to choose words that are NOT disrespectful towards other members in your posts.

Respect is a very broad term, and this post cannot cover its entire scope.
We do not have to use Sir/Madam/Master/Guru. Everybody is a learner here.

Members we are addressing may be 60 years old, calling them "BRO" could become an inappropriate term or members may feel offensive.

Everybody is entitled to their own viewpoint, and ours is to avoid any slang while addressing a member, especially in a religious forums like astrology discussions.

You may simply choose to use "@member_name" option to address the member. This will also automatically send a notification to member about the "mention" and the topic.

Thanks for co-operating with us.

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Re: Forum Policies
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2015, 03:17:13 PM »
 :) makes sense.

Cheers jAM

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2015, 10:32:02 AM »
Dear Members,

Arrogance is a character flaw, a MUST NOT have quality for an astrologer.

Please do not challenge anybody with your predictions. If you think you are 100% correct,
very well, we appreciate you. If you are arrogant and 100% correct, nobody likes you or your attitude.

Sports Astrology Predictors:
Please post your prediction analysis method and details in first post, otherwise they would be considered as hunches and will be deleted by Moderator or Administrators.


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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2015, 01:50:36 PM »
Sports Astrology Predictors:
Please post your prediction analysis method and details in first post, otherwise will be considered as plain hunches and deleted by Moderator/Administrator.