MW GL F&AM of UT Members AreaGuidelines

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Published: 8 August 6010, AL


GL Web Committee

Procedures of ethical and professional conduct guide any organization. The Code of
MW GL F&AM of UT formalizes the direction, standards and expectations of Masons
regarding conduct of the persons who comprise the organization. Violations
of forum rules may be considered violations of the precepts of the GL Code.

The primary purpose of the MW GL F&AM of UT Members Area is to enhance
interpersonal contact between members of the MW GL F&AM of UT.  The secondary
purpose is to further the education, and training of MW GL F&AM of UT members in
our Craft.

Posting guidelines have been established that support the mission of the GL
and those two purposes described above. Posting guidelines are in place to
ensure respect for the many diverse and contrasting views of MW GL F&AM of UT
members. It is your responsibility to read these guidelines before posting.
Failure to read the guidelines will not be an acceptable excuse for
inappropriate or questionable posting.

This Members Area is open to any Master Mason of a Constituent MW GL F&AM of UT.

Participation on this list does not make you a member of MW GL F&AM of UT #1 F&AM.

The use of condescending or degrading language, profanity, and any form of
racial, gender, political, or religious bigotry will be considered cause for
immediate permanent removal from the Yahoo! Group.

Posts should be relevant to the MW GL F&AM of UT, or Freemasonry. The moderators
are fairly liberal about friendly chat, announcements, and other
not-strictly-on-topic material.

Posts that degrade, insult, slander, defame or satirize, gender, class, ethnicity,
nationality, political affiliation, education, religious background, sexuality,
relationship paradigm or theology will not be tolerated. When in doubt regarding
acceptable content of a post, don't assume; ask.

The privacy of all list members is paramount in all business of this list.
Do NOT forward any posts other than what is readily accessible to the general
public to other lists or individuals without the written consent of that person.
Do not reveal the identity of a list member. Do not share member's names with
anyone other than a current Lodge member, with out their express permission.
No exceptions.

Examples of posts that are discouraged or deemed not appropriate
1.    Any personal messages that would be better sent by private email.

2.    Posts that challenge another person's right to be on the list or that
      complain about another member's post.  Send your concerns to the
      moderators via em000ail instead.

3.    Posts that dwell on the perceived shortcomings of religions not your own
      or that stereotype members of any given faith.

4.    Aspersions in regard to another's path, personal experiences etc…

5.    Sweeping generalizations regarding matters of faith especially with
      negative or derogatory connotation.

6.    Categorizing and/or labeling of members or of the views/beliefs of a
      particular path or faith.

7.    Discussions of current events that do not directly and explicitly relate
      to the MW GL F&AM of UT or Freemasonry in general.

8.    Gossip and hearsay.

9.    Any and all rants about elected officials and generalizations about
      political parties and their perceived biases. This includes any
      political observations regarding particular officials or policy unless
      directly related to the Lodge or any of its members or subdivisions.
      Again if in doubt ask.

The moderators have the sole authority to determine what is and is not
appropriate for the list. If you are asked by a moderator to drop a subject, if
a subject is called out of bounds, or a moderator requests the topic be taken to
private email or to another list, please do so immediately; these requests are
not open to public debate.

Disregard for a moderator will place you on immediate moderated
status and may be viewed as reason for removal from the list.

Chronic or flagrant disregard for any of the above guidelines, including
ignoring moderator requests, is grounds for banning from the list.

If you have questions related to posting issues, like whether a topic is
appropriate for the Yahoo! Group, contact a moderator/mentor off list.

Please note that the moderators are directed to share all inquires regarding
list business so that we can work as a team in maintaining the quality of the

Moderators will respect the dignity of all members and no one will ever be
publicly chastised or disciplined in these Members Areaby any moderator. If
necessary, this will always occur via private email.

Despite the somewhat dire tone of the above, we're really a pretty laid-back
group of people. We are here to learn and better ourselves and hopefully have
fun along the way.
Last modified: Monday, 30 August 2010, 08:23 AM