Boston FF Rules & Policies - Read Before Posting

Discussion in 'Boston, MA' started by strawbary, Oct 10, 2004.

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  1. strawbary Syracuse CR, RSA Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Mar 11, 2002
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    As per request of your CR, this thread will contain rules and policies of the Boston Rebels. Please read before posting. Thanks!
  2. starwarschick14 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 19, 2002
    star 4
    If you guys have any questions about anything I post in this thread, please post it here or PM me. Please try to keep extraneous chatter to a minimum so it's easy for newer member to read through any rules posted here.

    I know there's been some confusion over what exactly the policy is about posting something alcohol-related on the boards. I asked for a clarification in the CR forum and the RSAs put together this fairly straightforward policy. Please read carefully:

    Alcohol, Drinking and Fan Force.

    Policy:

    Users are prohibited from promoting alcohol or drinking, either on the boards or at official Fan Force events.

    Guidelines/ Comments:

    The above policy reflects the ?family friendly? goal of Fan Force and TF.N in general. ?Promoting? is considered endorsing or supporting drunkenness, or otherwise encouraging people to drink. Legal drinking age will be determined by location of chapter/event.

    On the Boards:
    Users may mention drinking or alcohol, but not to the extent that it crosses over to ?promoting? alcohol. For example, users cannot post about how to get drunk, how much fun it is to be drunk, or post in a manner that mimics being drunk. However, mentioning that alcohol will be present at a Fan Force event, what kind of drinks will be available, and occasional comments regarding favorite drinks are acceptable, provided it is done in moderation. The point is that alcohol may be mentioned on the boards, but should not the focus of discussion. To that end, threads solely dedicated to discussing drinking or alcohol are generally not allowed, but cantina threads are acceptable because the focus is generally on the social aspect. Please keep in mind that because many of the above comments are subjective in nature, whether or not a user or thread is ?promoting? alcohol will determined on a case-by-case basis, and will take into consideration the history of the club or user.

    Fan Force Events:
    All official Fan Force events should be open to users of all ages. Accordingly, official Fan Force events should not be held at locations where under-aged members could not attend (ie, a bar or other age restrictive location). Chapters are not prohibited from having alcohol at events, but non-drinking members should not be made to feel uncomfortable or in any way compelled to drink. And naturally, under-aged drinking should not be tolerated. The main idea is that your official ?Chapter meetings? shouldn?t be synonymous with ?drinking binge?.

    So basically, we can freely mention that there will be alcohol at a meeting and briefly discuss what types should be brought. However, discussing feeling tipsy or drunk and stuff like that is a no no. Just don't make alcohol the center of discussion and we'll be fine. :)
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