Guideline Updates

An area for important announcements and reminders regarding isurvive.
This section will keep you updated with what's going on within our organization.

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Re: Update - please read

Post by ladysslipper » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:16 pm

read it
Last edited by Jonesy on Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Changed MT to NT
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Re: Update - please read

Post by Anystasia » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:40 pm

read it and thanks
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Re: Guideline Update Announcements - 19th July 2014

Post by Jonesy » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:05 pm

Quoting Material and Copyright Laws

isurvive's current policy:
Please keep copyright restrictions in mind when making any references to books, songs, articles, poetry or other pieces of material. Share only references or brief quotes that qualify under copyright and fair use laws. Limit your brief quotation to the minimum necessary to make your point and always include the full copyright references (author, title, publisher, year, page or artist, song, album, producer, year). This will also allow those interested to view an excerpt in its full copyrighted and protected context if they choose.
We have been further researching this area and it remains our understanding that quoting should be brief as to protect users and isurvive from breaching any copyright laws.
Please know that song lyrics are fully copyrighted material. You will find legal info and discussions about using lyrics both online and in print and they are protected in full (unless public domain) and many warnings can be found about using them (as well as ways to seek permission). Song titles are not protected and can be used.

We realise this may seem over cautious to some but please refer to the following suggestions when using copyrighted material in your posts.
The song Help! is really what I relate to right now. I'm feeling very alone and insecure. You can find it: Help! by the Beatles, Album: single/Help!, George Martin, 1965

The book, Courage to Heal has be very helpful to me. On page 173 the author shares about Resolution and Stabilizing in the healing process. I really like and can relate to this statement: "Authentic moving on is a natural result of going through each step of the healing process. It comes slowly and sometimes take you by suprise." The Courage to Heal (3rd Addition), Ellen Bass and Laura Davis, HarperCollins Publishers, 1994.
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Guidelines Update Announcement - 6th December 2015

Post by Jonesy » Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:23 pm

Hi everyone

Following a discussion among the Board members, an addition has been made to our Guidelines and can be found on the first page;

"As an anonymous site our priority is to provide a safe forum – we have extremely limited ability to act in a meaningful way should we suspect that a minor may be in danger. Site leadership would attempt to do what they could within their limited means."
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Re: Guideline Update Announcements

Post by Jonesy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:50 pm

Hi everyone

Our Chat Guidelines have been updated and can be found here: https://isurvive.org/join-our-forum/chat-guidelines/
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Re: Guideline Update Announcements

Post by Jonesy » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:35 am

Hi all

Just a few minor tweaks to the Forum Guidelines - update to email address
https://isurvive.org/join-our-forum/forum-guidelines/
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Re: Guideline Update Announcements

Post by Serenity » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:12 pm

Hi everyone,

There have been a couple updates to our Guidelines.

Firstly, the Admin Support email address has been changed from isurvive@hush.com to admin@isurvive.org.

Secondly, after deliberation we have decided to clarify the use of trigger warnings to ensure understanding and consistency.

• merely mentioning a triggering topic is NT
• providing some detail would make it MT
• graphic detail would make it ST

The responsibility of selecting the appropriate trigger warning lies with each member who posts and are to help ensure the safety of other members reading posts. The moderating team have the responsibility of making a judgement call if they feel a post is not showing the correct trigger warning and making any appropriate amendment.

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Re: Guideline Update Announcements

Post by Jonesy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:09 am

Hi everyone

Please be aware that the Chat Guidelines have been updated to include a section on general etiquette as outlined below.
We hope this will assist in making all feel welcomed:

• Please remember that chatting online is a different form of communication. Therefore, it is important to carry on your chat as you would if you were sitting face-to-face with someone. When you’re ready to participate introduce yourself, just like you would when meeting people in a “real” 3D setting
• Please be alive to online safety. Don’t get too personal. Never use your real name or reveal any personal information in our chat room. Do not ask others for their personal details
• Please know that the use of profanity can be triggering to others
• Please be mindful that slang and texting shortcuts may be unfamiliar to others in the room, so be prepared to offer explanations
• Please try to engage everyone present and be a great listener as well as an active participant
• Please let others know you are leaving by saying ‘good bye’, as you would in person
• If you need to be away from chat for any length of time, we respectfully request that you log out rather than have Members wonder why you’re not responding
• It is vital that you are the only person using your login details. Failure to comply will result in an automatic suspension

Please read the full revision here: http://isurvive.org/join-our-forum/chat-guidelines/

Thanks - your continued use of the isurvive chat room will be an acceptance of/ agreement with these changes.
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