The Backyard is intended for everything not related to Ubuntu or fitting for the Cafe. This could include discussions of religion, politics and other topics that would be inappropriate in the more technical areas of the Ubuntu Forums and that don't really fit the more whimsical, lighthearted nature of the Cafe. You are free to express your thoughts and disagree with other forum members, However:
posts and replies must be polite and courteous. You are never free to degrade, demean, humiliate, provoke and/or attack other forum members, ethnic groups or political groups, etc.
2. The Forums and Ubuntu Codes of Conduct will each be applied here and must be followed.
3. If you are easily offended this forum is not for you. People that post here have opinions and will share them. However, rules #1 and 2
4. If you feel any thread or post violates the rules of The Backyard, please use the report post function or contact a moderator/administrator via private message. Do not attempt to moderate yourself and please do not confront another user on their behavior.
What we are aiming for in all interaction in the Backyard is a free flow of thoughts, opinions, and ideas in a polite and courteous manner. Polite means, "Marked by or showing consideration for others, tact, and observance of accepted social usage." Courteous means, "Characterized by gracious consideration toward others."
Finally, in the event a *Moderator*
finds a violation of the rules in this forum, either on their own or while investigating a reported post, they have the power to do any combination of the following using their best judgment:
a. Remove or edit the post.
b. Send the post to the jail.
c. Lock the thread.
d. Give the author of the post an infraction point or multiple points.
e. Ban the user.
When in doubt staff should refer decisions for discussion by posting in the staff forums before taking action.
Decisions can be appealed in the Resolution Center, although if there is a clear violation of any part of the codes of conduct decisions will be automatically upheld.
We encourage you to follow these simple rules, so everyone can enjoy this off topic area of Ubuntu Forums. If the rules are violated this section will be moderated to enforce the rules mentioned above.