- No personal contact information in publicly accessible areas of the site, including forums.
- This extends to email addresses, skype names, social networking information, instant messenger usernames, and physical locations of yourself and others, etc.
- You may not question a person's Catholicity. You may only question the Catholicity of their ideas, so long as it is backed up with approved Church documentation.
- Telling someone you will pray for them and doing it in a snide context. If you have prayers to offer, do them in private, and not as a weapon to win an argument.
- Implying that a disagreement with your position makes a debate opponent hard-hearted or otherwise short of character.
- Telling those who disagree that they are mentally ill or otherwise unstable.
- Name calling
- Subjects such as "Coke or Pepsi", or "Soup or Salad."
- The non-grammatical use of non-alphabetical characters in a subject heading
- One-word subject titles. Titles need to be descriptive of the topic's content.
- Topics that have no discernible direction
- Posts made simply to add to a member's post total.
- Threads sustained because of non-content posts placed simply to "bump" it back to the top.
- Topics started to "bury" a topic or posts created to lock a topic.
- Disagreement with an infallible teaching must be done in a spirit of respect and with a sincere intent to work to a deeper understanding of the Church's teaching.
- Disagreement on an area where the Church permits open debate must be done with respect and charity. Saying the pope was incorrect in allowing altar girls is an example of charitable disagreement. Saying the pope is a neo-Masonic leftist coward who caves to modernity at every turn is not. Saying the pope should allow for a married priesthood is an example of charitable disagreement. Saying the pope is a misogynistic troglodyte bent on the suppression of women's rights is not.
- Harassment is when a member goes beyond simply offering their own views in private correspondence and into personal cut-downs. It also applies when a member is asked to refrain from private correspondence, regardless of how benign the original e-mail may have been.
- Using the Lord's name in vain.
- Using substitute characters (* _, etc.) to veil curse words.
- Using abreviations of curse words or phrases.
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- Promotion of your own business venture(s).
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