Welcome to the Appalachia Forum. My name is Phyllis and I am the Appalachia Forum moderator.

Enjoy yourself while you are here, but, please be respectful of others. There will be no profanity, offensive jokes or criticism of others allowed in this forum. Please be aware that the forum is for people of all ages so enter writings that can be viewed by anyone without them getting hurt or angry.

Please remember and respect the fact that each person has their own viewpoints and beliefs and has the right to express them.

I welcome all viewers/posters regardless of your culture and beliefs. As long as you follow the rules and respect all others here you are welcome to view all threads (posts), reply to other posts or begin your own thread.

Please contact me by PM if you have any questions.

Posting off-topic presents some problems:

1. The original purpose, question, subject matter of a post can be lost if you post something that has nothing to do with the original title subject/question because it pulls the discussion in a new direction.

2. Your new post that is on a different subject can be lost/buried under a completely different title.

3.New people coming in to look for a subject may be looking for
something that is buried within an unrelated title, therefore cannot find what they are looking for.

Please, do not post off-topic.

I have my Forum Rules to guide you and BellaOnline has detailed
Forum Guidelines for you to read in the left column under 'Safety'.

Thank you for your cooperation. It is you, all you faithful members, who make this forum so wonderful and interesting. I appreciate each and every one of you.

Posts containing any of the following will not be accepted in this forum and will be deleted with a private message of warning sent to the poster:

- racism
- discrimination of any kind
- condemnation or criticism of any religion or beliefs
- disrespect, criticism or antagonism directed towards other members
- profanity
- offensive jokes

Copyright Laws
Copyright laws are strictly followed at BellaOnline. Please do not copy articles or any other writings from elsewhere and post them in this forum. That is a serious violation of copyright laws and you could be sued by the copyright holder. You are responsible for the content you post, so be very careful to not violate copyright laws.

Please do not copy any posts in this forum to put into another forum outside of BellaOnline. If you wish to reference any posts here in this forum, you may use the link. Likewise, do not copy posts from other sites to put in this forum, just reference the link. Copyright laws are strict and will be adhered to.

I monitor this forum often and will delete any entry that is not appropriate for all audiences. I will not leave posts up that are personally directed at another member in a negative way. This forum is to be used for discussion of all things about Appalachia and getting to know each other in a good way.

Discrimination in any form is never allowed. If you have a problem with another person on this forum, let me know and I
will contact the person myself.

Repeated violations of these rules may cause you to be banned from this forum.

Thank you for your cooperation and I sincerely hope you enjoy this forum and receive good experiences and information here.

All are welcome --just please remember this is a site for all ages so remember the rules of etiquette.

I thank you in advance for contributing to this forum in a fun and positive way.

Last edited by PhyllisFolkMythAppalachia; 03/24/12 07:53 PM.

Walk in Peace and Harmony.
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