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A Lonely Life Forums - Registration Agreement

Whilst we attempt to edit or remove any messages containing inappropriate, sexually orientated, abusive, hateful, slanderous, or threatening material that could be considered invasive of a persons privacy, or which otherwise violate any kind of law, it is impossible for us to review every message posted on this discussion system. For this reason you acknowledge that all messages posted on this discussion system express the views and opinions of the original message author and not necessarily the views of this bulletin board. Therefore we take no responsibility and cannot be held liable for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy and completeness of every message.

By registering on this discussion system you agree that you will not post any material which is knowingly false, inaccurate, abusive, hateful, harassing, sexually orientated, threatening or invasive of a person's privacy, or any other material which may violate any applicable laws.

Failure to comply with these rules may result in the termination of your account, account suspension, or permanent ban of access to these forums. Your IP Address is recorded with each post you make on this discussion system and is retrievable by the forum staff if need-be. You agree that we have the ability and right to remove, edit, or lock any account or message at any time should it be seen fit. You also agree that any information you enter on this discussion system is stored in a database, and that "cookies" are stored on your computer to save your login information.

Any information you provide on these forums will not be disclosed to any third party without your complete consent, although the staff cannot be held liable for any hacking attempt in which your data is compromised.

By continuing with the sign up process you agree to the above rules and any others that the Administrator specifies.

The above agreement has existed since 2009 and was accepted when registering for this forum.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct is an elaboration of the above and has become necessary with the ever changing needs of A Lonely Forums.  Much of the following has been clearly stated over the years by staff.  These are guidelines for the forum and are not to be used for one’s own personal agenda, disputes with other members, “lawyered” or challenged.  The Administration/Moderators reserve the right to interpret the guidelines as seen fit for specific or unique situations.  

Be good to each other. You can agree or disagree, and you can agree to disagree but don’t get personal about it.   Keep your personal grievances with other members off the forum.  If need be PM a moderator but try to solve any issues between yourselves.  Mod's cannot help if a member decides to ignore your PM's or put you on ignore.  

Harassment, trolling, flaming, name calling, stalking, insolent behavriour, sniping veiled remarks, abuse, and insulting member are not permitted; this includes PM’s, see here.  

Posting/linking to illegal or illicit activities is not permitted.

Religious discussion is allowed on the forum but debates are not, any discussion which turns into a debate will have the thread closed.

Racial slurs, misogyny, gender bashing, pornography, excessive cursing (use common decency it just looks bad when every other word is a curse word), spam links, commercial profit links, are not permitted.  This is an ALL AGES forum, so please keep that in mind when posting, examples  on misogyny/gender bashing can be found here.

Reporting, the report function is ONLY for violations of the above.  It is not for requesting edits/deletes (see Editing/Deleting Posts) and will be ignored.

Warnings from moderating staff are not open for debate/discussion, when asked to cease you are expected to do as asked.  If ignored and behaviour/activity is continued or argued with staff it may result in a temporary ban.

Banning is done case by case and will include the severity of the offence, the member’s history and any previous warnings.  The length of the ban will also depend on the aforementioned.  Bans are normally temporary.  Anyone who continually violates the above mentioned will result in a permanent ban.  Bans are normally deliberated on within the staff and are not open for debate.  Although not always obvious there is always a reason for a ban which will not always be made public as it is between the staff and the banned member.


Closings of Threads are done at the staff’s discretion.  Threads are closed by request of the original poster, if they get too off track, if members continue to argue, or if they contain any disallowed topics/material. Multiple threads pushing an agenda or philosophy that is not part of the core theme of the forum may be determined to be inappropriate for the forum.

Editing/Deleting of Posts can be done by the original post within 24 hours, after such editing cannot be made.  Staff will not remove/delete or edit posts unless it contains very private information.  This is a public forum, whatever you post can be seen by anyone, anything you post is of your own free will.  Staff of the forum reserve the right to remove any material they deem unfit for the forum, or contains any of the above mentioned material which is not allowed on the forum.  When making a request to have a post reviewed please provide the proper link to said post or requests may be ignored.  A proper link is obtained by clicking on the # of the post in the top right hand corner and copy/pasting the link from the address bar.

Duplicate Accounts, members are allowed ONE account; any duplicate accounts will either be banned or deleted.  Continued registration of duplicate accounts may result in a permanent ban completely.  

Username Changes, it gets confusing when people constantly change their username.  This is why members cannot change their usernames; any requests must be made to staff of the forum.  If a name change is warranted it is only done once and will not be done again.  

Chat, although offered via the forum is a separate entity and not owned by the administrator of the board.  For more information go here. Any disputes in chat are not to be brought to the forum and vice versa.  If there is an issue in chat please take it up with the chat moderators.

Disclaimers in member signatures/bios do not absolve them from the Code of Conduct here on the forum, there is no excuse for antagonist, rude, ignorance, or just plain bad behaviour.  Everyone should treat each other with respect; you get back what you put out.  

Any features of the forum are there for members to use responsibly.

The guidelines for Private Messages can be found here.

Guidelines on suicide threads/posts can be found here and here.

Depression Forum guidelines can be found here.
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