Rules of Conduct on TGP
Last Revised April 12, 2021
How We Handle Things: We do not search the forums looking for problems. We depend on the members to report problem posts via the report posts function in our software. Please remember that our moderators are musicians, just like you, and that they are unpaid volunteers. A moderator may delete a post or send you a notice/warning to remind you of the rules. We take a neutral stance on what members post; we are not fair or unfair to either side of any issue. We are not detectives, judges, or juries. We ONLY enforce the rules of the Forum that allow for civil discussion. ONLY that matters to us. We are not arbitrators, lawyers, or judges - we do not verify the content, intent, or degree of truth of any member post(s).
If the rules are broken and reported to us for review, we will moderate based on the rules. If there are broken rules, then please report them. Otherwise, we cannot act. Please do not report posts that do not violate TGP rules.
We ONLY implement the rules of the Forum that allow for civil discussion. Other than expressly forbidden topics, how you express yourself is more likely to be an issue than what you post. We are not arbitrators, lawyers, or judges - we do not verify the content, intent, or degree of truth of any member post(s).
Basic Philosophy: From a moderation standpoint, there are no wrong viewpoints. Please conduct conversations in a respectful, honest manner with common courtesy as a guideline, even when disagreeing.
To function only as a Participating member, you do not need to be a supporting member. However, you must post a disclosure in your signature and ONLY answer direct questions. To Sell and Market as a commercial business on The Gear Page you must become a Supporting Vendor. This support membership level comes with permission to post one commercial listing in our member emporiums, unlimited posts in the Builder/Retailer section, list links in your signature, and open a Vendor tagged thread in the Member Discussion areas.
Issues/questions - Don't hesitate to contact us. The fastest way to bring it to our attention is to click the "report post" button if you see inappropriate content. The moderators get an email of the report immediately.
SUMMARY: Your membership to TGP is a privilege, not a right. If you disagree with the rules, you should find a discussion site that better meets your expectations. Although we value every member and want you to be here, if we feel that your membership hurts others' experiences, we may choose to suspend or ban you. We reserve the right to suspend or remove any member for any reason, not limited to the above rules.