CODE OF CONDUCT

Just some rules to keep us all safe.

Forum do's and don'ts

#natmyproblen is not a pre-moderated forum. Our policy is to keep intervention to a minimum and let the conversation flow. That said, we're also here to make sure this is a safe space, so where necessary, we will use our discretion to remove posts if it seems to us that doing so is in keeping with this aim. 

We do have a few forum rules to make sure we keep our site a good place to visit:

  •   DO NOT partake in any personal attacks or I will kick your ass out. Any hate speech and you will be permanently removed and reported to the police.

  •   DO NOT post any pictures that you do not want in the public domain, this website is public.

  •   DO NOT post any personal details which could lead to a scammer getting into your accounts, as an overthinker I would assume you know this already and have thought about 1000's of ways your identity can be cloned and the ramifications of this. Anyway, I digress...

  •   DO report anyone who asks you for such information and I will look into it and if necessary report them to the authorities. (I sound all professional there, I'll log it with 101 basically)

  •   DO be honest, we are all in the same boat and are here to help (this means no misleading anyone)

  •   DO have fun, jokes and light mocking are allowed. If you want your post to stay completely serious then just pop that in your title and people WILL adhere to this. Some of us just don't have a sense of humour, that is fine we still love you.

  •   DO seek professional help for your anxiety, please. This is a forum and any advice given here is NOT in a professional manner. If you need immediate support please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/advice-for-life-situations-and-events/where-to-get-urgent-help-for-mental-health/ or call 999 if the situation deems it.

You can report any of the above to us using the report button above each post.

**Remember, we do not pre-moderate posts. We rely on our members to let us know about any posts that break our Guidelines. **

General rules

- Please use the same courtesy when posting as you would use when speaking to someone face to face.

-Please do bear in mind how challenging it can be to overthinking/being the nice guy is and if there's one thing all of us could do with, it's some moral support.

- As we mentioned, we like to let the conversation flow so we don't have too many rules. This means our mods often make difficult decisions based on context, tone and circumstance - please respect their decisions and treat them civilly.  

 

Post removals

We're all for speaking your mind, which can be very difficult for us lot. That said, we'll remove posts we consider to contain personal attacks, to break the law and/or to be obscene, racist, sexist, disablist, ageist, homophobic or transphobic, once they are brought to our attention. We will also delete any posts that we think are just seriously unpleasant (please note that any subsequent posts repeating the words in the deleted post may be deleted, too).

If a whole thread is deleted, please don't start a new one repeating and/or rehashing everything that's been deleted.

Swearwords and offensive language

It's not our policy to delete swearwords (we're all adults, after all) but we do draw the line at obscenity, racist, ageist, disablist, homophobic or transphobic language, and wording that is truly awful.

Posting links and spamming

We have no problem with people posting the odd link to other sites/blogs that other posters might find useful or interesting. But we'll delete anyone's attempts to spam the forum with links, as a way of promoting their own product, services, survey or e-petition, it’s just bloody annoying! 

If you'd like to know more about promoting your product on #natmyproblem, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss options with you.

Trolls and troublemakers

From time to time, we will be visited by trolls, for whom friendly supportive chat is definitely not on the agenda.

If you suspect someone of being a troll, please don't trollhunt (accuse them publicly on the discussion thread). If you're wrong, you could cause untold hurt; if you're right, you'll merely be giving them the kind of attention they're after.

Instead, report your suspicions to us and we'll check them out.

Please bear in mind that we'd rather err on the side of being taken in than of accusing a genuine poster who's in need of support of being a troll.

A note about disclosures of abuse

We urge all our members to point anyone disclosing abuse to the appropriate authorities and/or seek professional support and advice in real life.

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