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    Religion and the Holidays on HF

    Hi all,

    Just a friendly reminder of HF's Terms of Service re: discussing religion and politics on this forum. It's not allowed.

    Since the holidays are here and every year people start a gazillion Merry Christmas threads (and a few other holiday well wishes), I thought a reminder would help us stay focused. Applying the TOS to the holidays, it's ok to wish folks Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Solstice, Kwanzaa or whatever...but discussions about the religious aspects of the holidays will be removed. We're here to discuss hammocks, so if you have strong feelings about religion and the holidays, please find another forum to discuss them.

    Obviously, applying this will be subjective no matter how hard we try to be consistent. To give you an idea of where we will draw the line, making a statement like "Keep Christ in Christmas" will cause the post to be removed. (Statements like that can remain in signature blocks as long as they're presented in a non-controversial manner and are not a topic of discussion in threads.)

    Thank you for observing HF's Terms of Service, as you explicitly agree to by using our site. All mods are in agreement about this policy and it's not open for debate in the forums.

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    IV. Political, Religious and Controversial Posts. Hammock Forums has a strict rule against political and religious posts. This isn't about First Amendment rights but about keeping this particular site respectful and on-topic. The moderators will delete such posts, often without notification to the poster.

    This normally applies to issues that most members can agree are contentious...gun rights and carry laws, differences in religion, political elections and candidates, etc. As the site has grown, other topics have begun to generate more political posts...including military appreciation threads. No matter what we think about the soldiers, the military's role in society and the proper level of support for its members are certainly political viewpoints. If we allow HF members to post support for the military, it would only be fair to let the differing opinions be posted as well...and that would quickly degenerate into political discussion, and probably result in a heated and emotional thread that would spill over into the other subforums (as we experienced on whiteblaze.net before starting this site). Since HF's mission is to provide a friendly community to discuss hammocks, discussion of the military detracts from our primary objective. Therefore, we will consider threads about the military to be political in nature, and will remove them accordingly.

    Such policies are not geared toward restricting anyone's freedom of speech and they're not made from any sense of political correctness. We started HF to discuss hammocks and we plan to maintain that singular focus as much as possible. All of Hammock Forums' mods are in agreement - no matter what we think about the military or its members, HammockForums.net is not the proper place to discuss it.

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    Just one of the reasons HF is the best forum on the interwebs.

    A big heartfelt thank you to all the mods and other HF volunteers.

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    Thank you and Merry Christmas!!!
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    Understood sir, and thanks for all that you (and the other mod's) do! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!!
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    Merry Christmas.

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    Well happy generic Winter something or other and a pleasant 2012 CE or whatever for as long as you want to or don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Law Dawg (ret) View Post
    Well happy generic Winter something or other and a pleasant whatever for as long as you want to or don't.

    We can't even say that without the possibility it will offend our HF members in the Southern Hemisphere. The Australians and them are in the middle of summer.
    I guess we also can't say "End of the year something or other" for those groups whose year starts some other time in the march of days
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