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Last edited by Bob Hubbard; 08-08-2005 at 06:44 PM.
General Posting Rules:
Due to the nature of this board, members that intentionally twist or distort their lineage in order to or for the purpose of harassing members of another lineage will be subject to disciplinary measures up to and including expulsion from a lineage forum or the board as a whole.
Who's going to make that judgement? I didn't even know LaBounty was "in my lineage" until he told me. Some might consider Tatum in his lineage since Huk was his initial instructor. Who makes the lineage judgement?Originally Posted by KenpoTalk Admin
This boards staff will make that determination IF such things become a problem.
There is "I dont know", "I misunderstood" and "Im here to stir up crap".
This targets #3.
|Adv. Blue Belt|
There is a difference between history and lineage. To clarify this a bit; there are several "litmus" tests.
1.) Was the senior in question a seventh at the time of Mr. Parker's death as recognized by the American Kenpo Senior Council? If yes, then it is a separate lineage. Kirk, you have a good example. Your teacher is in the Planas lineage. At one time Mr. Planas was in both the Kelley and the LaBounty lineages. At the time of Mr. Parker's death, all three men were sevenths. Therefore, we have three distinctly different lineages.
2.) Does the senior in question head your organization? For example, Mr. Tatum heads an organization of many schools and it may be possible that he does not personally know a head instructor or his students. You would still be in his lineage as a member in good standing of his association.
3.) Does the senior claim you or your instructor personally as a student? For example; while I have not personally met Mr. LaBounty yet, he claims Mr. Conatser as his student, Mr. Conatser claims him as his teacher. I claim Mr. Conatser as my teacher, he claims me as his personal student; ergo, my students and I are in the LaBounty lineage.
4.) Merely having had a senior sit on your promotion board does not place you in his lineage.
Just because you do something one way, does not mean that everyone else does it that way, or that it is even the correct way.
Thank you Bob,
I love people that give the rules of behavior up front.
I love people that have ethics.
I love people that are intelligent and sane.
Dr. John M. La Tourrette
Rule Updates, Effective June 12 2007
KenpoTalk encourages the free exchange of ideas. In the past we have allowed a rather relaxed policy towards website promotion, product mentions, etc. More recently however, concerns about trolling and SPAM have caused us to reevaluate our policy. To this end, we have revised our rules as follows, effective today:
A - WebSite Promotion:
1 - Links to websites that are hostile towards us are not allowed anywhere on this site, under any circumstances. If the administation allows or condones such behavior, we will not accept links to them nor their content. This rule supercedes all others.
2 - Website links of a resource, historical or technical nature are permitted in the art specific fora, as well as the "Whats New" forum.
3 - Linking to articles or information is permitted, provided the site being linked too allows it.
4 - If in doubt, ask an admin if it is allowed.
5 - Websites of a commercial nature, e-stores or their ilk are restricted to the ProShop forum. If higher visibility is desired, please contact an Admin for advertising rates to market your service or product.
* What is a "Commercial Link"? If you make money from that link, it's commercial.
* Seminar, Camp and event notifications, reports and reviews are both allowed and encouraged!
* Product reviews on video, audio, print or electronic media done by neutral 3rd parties are also both allowed and encouraged.
B - Forum Promotion / Linking
1 - Using the forum to solicit members for a competing forum is forbidden. KenpoTalk's primary purpose is to be a discussion forum. Just as Coke does not allow Pepsi equal space in their booths, we can not grow by allowing our competition to use us as a free promotional tool. If higher visibility is desired, please contact an Admin for advertising rates. This includes, but is not limited to "Check out my/our/this new forum" type posts. It would be foolish to allow our competitors to freely advertise in our forum, as well as in poor taste for those to just SPAM us seeking to draw away our membership.
* Linking to articles on other forums -is- permitted.
* Press Releases, News or other items of similar import NOT specifically denied above is permitted where applicable.
* If in doubt, ask an admin if it is allowed.
C - Website Development and Hosting links/offers/etc:
1 - KenpoTalk is owned and operated by a professional web designer.
2 - It is sponsored in part by a professional hosting and design firm.
3 - KenpoTalk itself offers both services to its members.
Because of this, it is a conflict of interest to allow our competition to freely solicit business from our members.
Advertising competing services such as web hosting or website design is not allowed in posts, signatures, or anywhere else in your profile. Any such posts or links will be removed. Additionally, discussion of competing services is not allowed. It would be foolish to allow our competitors to freely advertise in our forum.
* KenpoTalk or SilverStar WebDesigns affiliates, who have the permission of the site owner.
* Members of the KenpoTalk Network who work in a complimentary manner with KenpoTalk.
* Paid Advertisers who have the permission of the site owner.
D - Forum / Art / Individual Bashing / Fraud Busting
1 - No forum bashing, Period. This means all forum bashing is not tolerated. Forum bashing is coming to KT and complaining about other forums, their rules, their moderators, their members, etc.
2 - No Art bashing. No one art is "the best", no one "style" is the best. All have their strengths and weaknesses. Do your research and find what best fits your ability and need.
3 - No Individual Bashing / Fraud Busting. It is not our mission to out and expose frauds or decide who "sucks". Such discussions rarely lead anywhere other than to headaches, and lawsuits.
There are sites that thrive on such negativity. We are not one of them.
|Adv. White Belt|
I am new to KenpoTalk and I would like to contact some of the posters but I am denied access saying "am I trying to change someones profile or maybe I am not acitivated to do so yet." I am denied on members list and when I hit some names. Whats Up? What do I need to do. Thanks.
I don't understand how any of this works, I can't do anything on here, other then what I'm doing right now. It tells me I don't have premission? Please help!
Blackwidow ... have you registered?
Rule & Policy Changes - May 11 2010
Account Deletion Requests
We do not delete accounts. If you wish to no longer be here for any reason, simply do not log in any more. The previous "Account Closed" group has been retired due to large volumes of members wanted to access their account again, but requiring administrator intervention to do so.
Account Closure Requests
We no longer close accounts. If you wish to no longer be here for any reason, simply do not log in any more. The previous "Account Closed" group has been retired due to large volumes of members wanted to access their account again, but requiring administrator intervention to do so.
"Delete All My Posts" Requests
No. It is not our policy to delete all the posts you made. Doing so harms the integrity and flow of our forums.
Post/Thread Removal Requests
It is not our policy to remove posts or threads because someone is offended by the content, or the OP has changed their mind about it being posted. In rare cases we will consider polite requests. Consideration is not a promise of removal. We reserve the right to remove any post we deem as offensive, hostile, threatening or otherwise a violation of our policies.
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