Rules & Guidelines

Be respectful toward others at all times.

The purpose of the Beacon Bolt is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, and a venue for the discussion of topics and issues relating to Northwest Christian University. Occasionally there will be conflicts that arise when people voice opinions. Readers are expected to be courteous when disagreeing with others.

Ranting is prohibited.

A rant is a post that is often filled with angry and counterproductive material. A free exchange of ideas is essential to building a strong sense of community and is helpful in development of the Beacon Bolt and the NCU community at large. Rants are disruptive, and incite unproductive controversy. Please post your thoughts in a concise and clear manner while avoiding going off on rambling tangents.

Personal attacks are prohibited.

Personal attacks are posts that are designed to personally berate, slander, or otherwise insult others. Posts of this nature are detrimental to the community spirit that the Beacon Bolt promotes and as such they will not be tolerated.

Trolling is prohibited.

Trolling is defined as a post that is deliberately designed for the purpose of angering and insulting other readers in an attempt to incite retaliation. Posts of this nature are disruptive, often abusive, and do not contribute to the sense of community that the Beacon Bolt promotes.

Racism and discrimination are prohibited.

Racism, gender stereotyping, and hate speech are not permitted on the Beacon Bolt. Derogatory postings that include race, religion, or sexual preference based personal attacks will result in the immediate suspension of Beacon Bolt posting privileges.

Use of profanity is prohibited.

The use of profanity is prohibited on the Beacon Bolt. This includes the partial masking of letters using numbers or alternate symbols. Post containing profanity will be immediately removed or censored.

Posting of personal information is prohibited.

The posting of personal information including but not limited to contact numbers, email addresses, account names and passwords, and home addresses is prohibited. The Beacon Bolt respects the right of our readers to privacy, and will not tolerate the divulging of personal information.

Gossip is prohibited.

Gossip is defined as the unconstrained, often malicious, conversing or reporting about the affairs of others, typically involving details that are largely speculative. Posts containing gossip or that are used for rumormongering are not beneficial to the spirit of community that the Beacon Bolt promotes, and as such they will not be tolerated.

Sexually explicit content is prohibited.

Pornography, sensual images, and vulgar sexual references are not permitted on the Beacon Bolt. Off-color postings that include nudity, sexual indecency, or suggestive themes will result in the immediate suspension of Beacon Bolt posting privileges.

Post unto others as you would have them post unto you. What would Jesus post?

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