for The Website of The Lord
All matters which follow are subject to the oversight of The Lord
The Website of The Lord Blorum is to be an online community dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information relating to all aspects of the resurgent interest in the eschatological importance of Christianity, together with the book and the scrolls as appearing on this site.
Mainly The Website of The Lord wants you to have fun, to enjoy life, to commit to Christ, to learn, grow and develop in your Christian walk! Speak your mind in our community and read of, and submit, true experiences of the loving God at work within your lives.
Membership is open to all, and it is completely free and without any obligations, other than those of decency and consideration for others as mentioned below.
If you have more specific questions about The Website of The Lord, you are always most welcome to contact the scribe.
The Website of The Lord is committed to protecting your privacy. The Website of The Lord’s policy is to keep the personal information received from this Site completely confidential and used solely for internal purposes. The Website of The Lord will not share your personal information with any other parties. The personal information collected on this Site will be used to provide the services you have requested. If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or concerns about the way The Website of The Lord processes your Personal Data, please make contact. The Website of The Lord may occasionally modify this privacy statement, for example, with the introduction of a blorum (see the intended one below). All such changes will be reflected on this web page.
You can visit The Website of The Lord without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about you. These servers automatically collect IP addresses, browser details, and how you arrived at the site. This information is aggregated to measure things such as the number of visits, time spent on the site, pages viewed etc. The Website of The Lord uses this information to measure the use of His site and to improve the services which are on offer to you. Personally identifiable information such as your email address is only known when voluntarily provided by you for the purpose of registration.
The Website of The Lord appreciates the sensitivity of any private information that you choose to disclose. It is the intention to treat your account information with the highest level of care.
The Website of The Lord does not and will not disclose any personal details except where required to do so by law or where a user has elected to make details available.
In order for you to participate at The Website of The Lord, such as submitting new posts to the website, you must complete a registration form. As part of this registration form, basic personal information (including a username, password, and email address) is required. The Website of The Lord will never provide your email address to a third party without your explicit permission. The Website of The Lord may send out emails to inform you of actions that have been performed on the site. If you do not want to receive emails from us, please visit the Messaging section of your User Profile.
Any information that is disclosed in the The Website of The Lord discussion blorums becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
The Website of The Lord contains links to other sites. We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other such web sites.
The Website of The Lord use "cookies" to enable you to sign in to the services and to help personalise your online experience. A cookie cannot give access to your computer or to information beyond what you provide to us.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of The Website of The Lord and services that depend on cookies.
Use of Log Files
The Website of The Lord receives and stores certain types of information whenever you interact with us. The Website of The Lord automatically receives and records certain "traffic data" on the server logs from your browser including your IP address and the page you requested. The Website of The Lord uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with the servers, analyse trends and administer the website.
Third-Party Advertisements (if any)
The Website of The Lord may use third-party ad serving companies, including ad networks, to display advertisements on The Website of The Lord pages. These companies currently include, but are not limited to: None.
Anonymous aggregated information based on users' activities or demographics may be passed to advertisers. No personal information that you provide us with will ever be passed to a third party.
The Website of The Lord use the Google Analytics and Quantcast services to analyse traffic to this web site. All analytic data is recorded anonymously and there is no exchange of personally identifiable information, such as username or email address.
The Website of The Lord has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under this site’s control. Please try and keep your login information secure at all times. If you suspect that the security of your login information has been breached, you can change both your password and email address in the the eMail and Password section of your User Profile.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
The Website of The Lord may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time, at its sole discretion. If The Website of The Lord makes material changes to this policy, The Website of The Lord will notify you here, and/or by means of a notice on this site’s home page.
The Website of The Lord encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how The Website of The Lord is protecting your information.
Last updated: 28th September 2010
Posting Guidelines for The Forums
The Website of The Lord aims to be a friendly and inclusive forum.
In order to keep things that way, The Website of The Lord needs a few guidelines to remind everyone of what’s expected.
1. Discuss Things Politely
The Website of The Lord’s members have developed a strong, constructive online community. To help maintain this friendly, supportive atmosphere, The Website of The Lord asks that you follow these standards of politeness.
The Website of The Lord is intended to be a family-safe and work-safe website. Please post accordingly.
Do attempt to state your point of view in a way that avoids misunderstanding. It would be helpful to distinguish between opinion and fact, and to word your post in a way that helps others to understand what you mean. Remember that The Website of The Lord is an international community and not all members are posting in their first language.
When things get controversial please disagree with the opinion, not the person.
Don’t say, “You’re an idiot,” or “anyone who thinks that is crazy.” Instead, say, “I disagree,” or better still, “I disagree because…”
Try to understand what someone else is saying before you react. Because The Website of The Lord is an international forum, there is a wide diversity of cultural backgrounds, traditions, and legal systems. Remember that other members may have different laws and practices. Also remember that humour often translates poorly across languages and cultures; try to be sensitive to others when you post, and tolerant of others when you read their posts.
A rude comment is still rude, even if you follow it with a smiley, “just kidding” or “I’m only joking” or “This is meant to be humorous.”
Deliberately provoking other members (also known as “trolling”) is prohibited. Members who post provocative or inflammatory posts will be warned. Persistent offenders may be banned. The Website of The Lord reserves the right to limit discussion that is outside the realm of good taste, or uses foul or hateful language. The Website of The Lord won’t tolerate any form of hate-speech.
Remember that you can use the “ignore” function to ignore a member whose posts irritate you.
2. Staying on Topic
Threads have a life of their own and may stray in all sorts of directions. However, if the original poster, or a moderator, requests that a thread stay on topic then please respect their wishes. You could start a thread of your own about the new topic, if you want. If a thread moves to parallel discussion of two separate topics then you may also request a moderator to move posts related to a new topic to their own thread with the “Report Posts” function.
Do not post the same discussion in more than one forum. Duplicate discussions can be frustrating for other members. Try and pick the most relevant forum for your post.
Please do not misrepresent someone else's views when involved in a discussion. When quoting, feel free to quote a section, rather than the whole post.
5. Advertising and Promotion
Please feel free to post in our Marketplace board if you want to buy or sell some item for your personal use only. There are no commissions, fees or charges and personal contact between the buyer and the seller are encouraged, with no recourse at all to The Website of The Lord as an unpaid intermediary.
If you have something to promote then you may announce it discreetly, and respond to questions, in a relevant section of the forum. We appreciate informative and concise information about relevant items. Please do not remark on alternative products, not even in general terms, (e.g. “no other product can equal…”). People who abuse these guidelines may be considered as spammers.
Spam is defined as unsolicited advertising: either unrelated to the content of The Website of The Lord’s forum, or relevant but ubiquitous.
Spammers will be banned.
7. Political and Religious Topics
Some forums, from their past experience have shown that threads debating religious (or political) matters are unlikely to be edifying, and often become bad-tempered. The Website of The Lord’s mission is to support the web based reading community. If you are easily riled into offensive language during religious discussions, The Website of The Lord strongly recommends that you debate these topics elsewhere. The Website of The Lord draws a distinction between the subjects of religion and religiosity, in general, and of Christianity, in particular, and even more in being A Disciple of The Lord or as A Follower of Jesus.
The Website of The Lord reserves the right to edit or delete posts about religion (and politics), where these are unrelated to being informative reading and are moving into the esoteric with little direct bearing on Christianity.
8. Links, Uploads and Copyright
Please don’t link to sites that violate copyright. The Website of The Lord will delete these links.
The Website of The Lord does not condone or support the use of this web site to break the law. This means that The Website of The Lord will not allow posting of instructions showing someone how to break the law, or requests for such instructions.
In particular items that have the sole purpose of breaking the law cannot be supported. Nor will The Website of The Lord allow direct links to them. eBooks posted to this site must be legally posted using applicable law and permissions.
Laws certainly vary between countries and something may be perfectly lawful in one country while being unlawful in another. It is up to the individual to determine if they can download an eBook or make use of forum content. In general, The Website of The Lord will conform to the laws of the hosting country.
In some cases a particular piece of software being discussed may serve multiple uses which might include unlawful use. It is not The Website of The Lord’s practice to assume that such software will be used unlawfully if it has a lawful use. Again the individual user will need to know the law where they live.
9. Avatars, Images and Signatures
The Website of The Lord does not allow advertising of unrelated sites or services in signatures. Signatures should be kept relatively discreet; for example, by setting the font size to “size 1” for longer signatures. Please keep the content of signatures to a reasonable size. If you include content hosted at other sites and members complain that it is slowing down their experience then we will ask you to remove that content.
All posting guidelines also apply to avatars, images and signatures.
When you post images that are in the public domain, please use the attachment feature rather than directly linking to offsite locations. This way we can ensure that the images won't suddenly disappear. (This is also good netiquette as it is not using someone else's bandwidth.)
10. When Things go Wrong
Please use the “report post” button to report any post that appears to contravene these guidelines. The moderators will attend to it as soon as possible. (You may also use the “report post” button for anything which requires moderator attention, including moving a thread, fixing a title, etc. It is the button labelled "!" at the lower-left of the post.)
While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. All posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of their authors and not the administrators, moderators or web-master (except for posts by these people) and hence they will not be held liable.
Last updated: 11 July 2014