LAST EDITED ON Dec-13-02 AT 11:52 AM (EST)
To join this forum
This forum is protected and moderated. The Terms of Service are linked to the lobby - click the link at
the top of the page.
Members register by email using real name, address and phone. I don't share that information with
anyone - - but if you libel someone, and the lawyers call, you own your own words. (Don't think it isn't
the same elsewhere - - the protected forums all capture IP's) Members also support the forums
financially. The membership fee is $50.00 a year and that helps pay the bills. Membership is from
January 1st through December 31st. (I am not a dedicated bookkeeper, I am taking the easy way
If a member joins then leaves, there is no refund. If a member joins and breaks the rules (attacks
other posters, disrupts the group, knowingly posts misinformation in what I feel is an effort to discredit
the group) they are deactivated and again there is no refund.
Why should members pay? Well, it doesn't seem right for my husband to take on the cost for
EVERYONE's addiction. But there has been another advantage. Flamers and troublemakers are hesitant
to send in $50.00 just to come on and post vile - - they are quickly deleted and they lose the money.
We don't have that problem anymore.
Is it too much? I don't think so. It is less than $5.00 a month - - the cost of 10 McDonald's meals. All
the posters have homes, electricity, computers, Internet access... if they use the forum every day for
just 50 days, entertainment at $1.00 a day,
I figure they got a bargain.
Members are welcome to join us in all discussions, no POV will be deleted. I do insist that the threads
remain focused on the subject at hand and that the discussion remain civil, but NO ONE is censured
because they disagree with anyone else - - just do it nicely.
To join, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Checks are to be made out to jameson and mailed to
PO Box 5333
Hickory, NC 28603
Membership will be up in just a few weeks. Because of the current state of affairs, I will not be deleting any present members until the end of January - that way they can see what the NE book is - - then decide if they still want to be a part of the group.