Message Board Posting Policy

This is an educational BDSM forum. We are an event and information resource for
the Upstate NY leather, spanking, BDSM, and D/s community. Feel free to read and
participate in any of the threads on this message board. Threads often evolve
and can provide a variety of opinions and insights from different perspectives.
The kind of material that is appropriate for posting on the APeX message board
include, questions and information about APeX activities and discussion of
BDSM-related issues. While exchange of personal information (introductions, new
grandchildren, etc.) may certainly be present to a limited degree, the APeX
membership board is not intended for seeking partners or for holding personal
conversations and it certainly is NOT the place for personal arguments.
Differences of opinion is understandable, and sometimes inevitable, when people
who care deeply about an issue disagree on it, but rudeness, negative profanity, flaming,
and derogatory language about another person or group are unacceptable and will
not be permitted.


FLAMING: Flaming is considered to be any word or action which is often a
deliberate act of posting or writing messages that have the intent of insulting
or creating dissent within the group. An Internet flame is often filled with
coarse language and personal insults. It is meant to hurt people’s feelings, get
them fired up.

NEGATIVE PROFANITY: Negative profanity is the use of foul language that tends or
intends to insult or offend an individual or group.

DEROGATORY REMARKS: Derogatory remarks are those that are tending or intended to
detract, disparage, or belittle.

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