Forum Rules

Introduction
Welcome to Spell Hub. Built by and for occult practitioners, Spell Hub is the world’s largest website devoted to discussing optimize your occult practice, for the enhancement of occult experiences. It is an extraordinary resource for the occult practitioner.

As with any large community, the quality of your experience depends upon the goodwill, consideration and civility of everyone. While participating here, you are expected to be respectful and helpful. The following rules help guide everyone toward that goal. By posting on Spell Hub, you agree to be governed by these rules. Nothing in these rules supersedes the Spell Hub Terms and Conditions of Use.

Spell Hub is overseen by a group of volunteer moderators. When posts don’t comply with these rules, the moderators may remove or edit them or request that you do so. Moderators will use their best judgment and common sense will prevail in situations that are not explicitly addressed by these rules. Members who violate the rules may see their posts edited or deleted and face disciplinary action, up to and including the revocation of posting privileges.

We hope you enjoy your time with us — learning and sharing the many paths in the occult world.

Usernames
To post on Spell Hub, you must register for an account and select a username. The following rules apply to usernames:

Usernames cannot be a URL or an email address.
They must contain only characters of the Roman alphabet and/or Arabic numerals.
They are subject to all the other rules of Spell Hub (e.g. those that forbid the furthering of illegal or fraudulent activities, the use of profanity, vulgarity, hatred, abusiveness and harassment). In other words, appropriateness is required.
For privacy purposes, it is strongly recommended that you not use your real name in your username.
If your username is long, please incorporate spaces so that it does not distort the column width, or it may be changed by an administrator.
You may not use multiple usernames and doing so will subject you to suspension of all usernames you have registered.
Should you have second thoughts regarding your choice of a username, one-time changes can be arranged by contacting the Admins.

User Profiles
You are allowed to create a profile containing information about yourself. The following rules apply to profiles on Spell Hub:

Profiles are subject to the rules governing all Spell Hub content (e.g. those which forbid the furthering of illegal or fraudulent activities, the use of profanity, vulgarity, hatred, abusiveness and harassment).
Use your profile to share information such as your location, frequent travel programs you belong to and your program status, and similar information.
Don’t place information in your profile that is more suitable for a signature. (See Rule about Signatures).
Place spaces between words so that your profile does not distort the column width.
You are encouraged to use caution with the information you include in your profile — it’s strongly suggested that you guard your privacy.
You may include a picture of yourself in your user profile. Images and emoticons may not be inserted into any other profile fields.

Signatures
A personalized signature is available to you once you have achieved 180 posts and 180 days as a member. Because these signatures appear at the bottom of every post you make, the following rules apply in order to minimize distraction within the forums:

Signatures are subject to the rules governing all Spell Hub content (e.g. those which forbid the furthering of illegal or fraudulent activities, the use of profanity, vulgarity, hatred, abusiveness and harassment).
Affiliate or referral links resulting in any form of compensation, including points or miles, are not permitted in signatures.
All links and referrals to credit card sign-up pages, marketplaces with a primary purpose to promote the sale or referral of credit cards, or any other offer related to credit cards, are prohibited in signatures. For clarification, if you author a blog focused in the areas of travel, miles and points, your signature may link to your blog — provided that the link is not directly to a post or webpage about credit cards.
Except for credit card sign-up offers, signatures that specifically relate to your travel-related commercial ventures are allowed. Other commercial signatures are not allowed.
Signatures of a religious or political nature are allowed.
Signatures containing direct links away from Spell Hub to charitable activities are allowed allowed.
You may not manually insert a signature into the body of a message or user profile unless you are an official company representative, as designated by a green-colored username.
Graphically, your signature must conform to the following standards:
Use no larger than the Spell Hub default posting font size.
Limit it to two lines.
Limit the use of emoticons or other highlighting characters/symbols/other keystrokes to 2 (total) per signature.
Do not use spaces, characters, symbols or other keystrokes that stretch your signature beyond standard column widths.
Do not use all-caps, alternating caps, alternating use of color, or other unconventional methods of attracting attention to your signature. Two emoticons, characters, symbols or other key strokes in addition to text are permitted.
Do not place your username in your signature as it already appears in all of your posts.
Do not embed images of any kind in your signature.
Should you wish to not see signatures at all, you may shut them off. You can do so in the Edit Options section of your personal profile. If you have any questions as to whether your intended signature is acceptable, or to report a signature you believe violates the rules, contact the Admins.

Thread Titles
Please create thread titles that are specific and descriptive and that contain an accurate (not misleading or sensational) characterization of the topic. If you wish to change your thread’s title, please contact a moderator. Moderators may also edit thread titles to clarify content.

Stay On Topic
Spell Hub exists for the discussion of the occult and all things occult related. With the exception of the few areas specifically designated for the discussion of other topics, please confine your comments as closely as possible to these topic areas and to the topic of the thread and forum in which you are posting.

Cross-Posting
Don’t post your topic more than once. Duplicate threads or posts will be deleted, combined or locked. You may cross reference a post in another forum. For example, if you are questioning whether a white arts spirit is better than a dark arts spell, post the primary question in perhaps the White Arts forum and then post a link to that thread in the Dark Arts forum.

Linking To Content On Other Websites
Spell Hub is here for the purpose of sharing meaningful information. Don’t simply post a link by itself to another source, such as an article or blog. (See also, Rule about Posting Copyrighted Material.) Posts containing such links should contain enough information so as to be contribution to Spell Hub itself.

If linking to your own blog, to a blog on behalf of someone, or to a blog of which you are a periodic or regular contributor, you must identify that fact in your post and you must include enough content for the Spell Hub post to stand on its own without following the link. Do not post repeatedly in a manner that has the effect or purpose of driving traffic to a blog or website.

Exceptions to this rule include:

Linking to a website page containing information relevant to the discussion (such as a seller’s listing);
Linking to the websites of established news organizations or to company press releases with details of an ongoing news event. In such a case, merely providing the headline of the new item along with a link to it, without posting additional content, is allowable.
Posts that do not conform to these rules may be deleted and repetitive offenses may subject the poster to discipline.

Posting Of Images
You may embed non-animated images in your posts. Your images must conform to all Spell Hub content rules, must convey relevant, on-topic information and are not allowed in signature lines or user profiles other than in the space designated in your profile for your picture. (See also,  User Profiles.) Please size your images large enough to get your point across but not so that they distort Spell Hub standard column widths.

Posting Of Videos
You may embed videos in your posts. Your videos must conform to all Spell Hub content rules, must convey relevant, on-topic information and are not allowed in signature lines or user profiles other than in the space designated in your profile for your video. (See also, User Profiles.) Please size your videos large enough to get your point across but not so that they distort Spell Hub standard column widths.

Posting Copyrighted Material
Do not post information protected by copyright or owned by another without the owner’s consent. If you infringe on someone else’s rights you will be held solely responsible. Neither Spell Hub nor its owner shall be held responsible for information you post that may violate copyright law.

When posting a news article or other published information, credit the source of the information and give a brief, one-to-three paragraph summary or clip of the content, providing an appropriate link and/or cite to its source.

Spell Hub’s Infringement Policy, found in its Terms and Conditions, is made a part of this rule and nothing in this rule is meant to conflict with that Infringement Policy.

Commercial Posts
Posts of a commercial nature on Spell Hub are limited to the following:

Seller announcements and marketplace listings should be limited to the marketplace forum.
Signatures that specifically relate to your occult services, once you have achieved both 180 posts and 180 days as a member of Spell Hub.
All other posts of a commercial nature – whether in a post, signature or profile – are allowed if they include a review and are relevant content for the community.
Spell Hub is not a marketplace and takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the postings of its members.

Abusive Or Disruptive Behavior Or Content

No Post spam

Posts about ray-ban glasses, or non-occult related services or products will be deleted, and your account will be banned and blacklisted.

Friendly, Respectful and Welcoming

Spell Hub is a community and is intended to be a friendly, helpful and collegial place.

Please post in a friendly, respectful, welcoming manner. ‘Snarky,’ unfriendly posts will not be allowed. If you don’t have something constructive to contribute to a thread, please do not post.

Unhelpful posts, such as “Do a search” or those that merely comment on the worthiness of others’ posts or threads are neither friendly nor welcoming and will not be allowed. If you can’t be helpful or contribute substantive content to a thread, please refrain from posting.

Avoid Getting Personal

If you have a difference of opinion with another member, challenge the idea — NOT the person. Getting personal with another member is not allowed. Personal attacks, insults, baiting and flaming will not be tolerated.

Spell Hub is a diverse, multi-cultural community. Expressions of prejudice or discrimination in any form are not permitted (such as those concerning race, nationality, religious belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, etc).

If another member gets personal with you, do not retaliate. Retaliation may well subject you to the same discipline. Instead, please use the ‘Alert a moderator to this thread’ button in the lower-left-hand-corner of each post, send a note explaining your concern to the moderator team, and leave it to them to handle. Please also see When you believe someone has violated the rules.

Disruptive or repetitive posting

Posts that are inflammatory, inciting or unnecessarily provocative are not allowed.

Disrupting a forum by repetitively posting comments of the same general theme or ‘piling-on’ by posting merely to reinforce or bump a prior post of a disruptive nature are both examples of disruptive posting and not permitted.

Non-Contributive Posts
Posts must be contributive to the thread and/or the topic of the forum.

All content must be of a size and color such that it is comfortably readable.

Post-Padding
Post-padding or other methods of repeated posting to artificially inflate a post count, enhance visibility on the board, or for any other reason, are not allowed.

Deceptive, Dishonest, Illegal Or Fraudulent Posting
Posts that misquote or mischaracterize other posts or members, or contain deceptive, dishonest or knowingly inaccurate information are not allowed.

Supporting, encouraging or promoting illegal activity or fraud upon an individual or company is prohibited.

Use Of Obscene Or Offensive Language/Material
Posts containing obscene, profane, vulgar, abusive, hateful, threatening, harassing, or otherwise offensive language or material will not be tolerated.

Using symbols, spaces or other methods to mask vulgarities is not allowed.

If you consider a post by another member to fit into this category, please refer it to the moderator team for action and refrain from drawing further attention to it by posting a reply.

Cyber-Bullying
Posts that stalk or harass other posters in any way are strictly prohibited.

Discussion Of Moderator Actions
Moderators value your private views and feedback related to their actions and duties. You may submit appropriate feedback to moderators by private message or e-mail. Do not post comments about moderator decisions or actions, or about the work of moderators, unless a moderator has invited members to post feedback in a particular thread.

Any concerns about the actions of a moderator should be directed exclusively and privately to the Community Director.

Private Messages, Emails And Spell Hub Chat
The Spell Hub private messaging, email and chat systems are subject to the same rules as Spell Hub posts. If you have received a message that you believe violates the rules, contact a moderator or senior moderator. The posting or otherwise sharing of a private communication, such as an email or private message without the author’s permission, whether on Spell Hub or elsewhere, is not permitted.

Gatherings Of Members (“Events”)
A gathering of Spell Hub members, often referred to as an “Event,” is to be posted in the Events Forum, but the main thread may be in a different forum and then cross referenced to Events. Members may not be excluded from events announced on Spell Hub based on factors such as gender, age, number of posts or location.

Privacy
Respect the privacy of other members and non-members. Do not post private information of others. Do not post the names or contact information of travel company and program employees unless they hold executive management status (e.g. presidents, vice-presidents, managing directors).

Do not post restricted contact information, such as elite access telephone numbers, or e-mail addresses, which is not otherwise made publicly available by the travel company or program. Spell Hub has adopted a Privacy Policy for how it uses Individual Information. This Privacy Policy is made a part of this rule. Nothing in this rule is meant to conflict with Spell Hub’s Privacy Policy.

When You Believe Someone Has Violated The Rules
When you believe someone has violated the rules of Spell Hub, DO NOT respond by posting in a thread. Instead, report the post to a Moderator, either by Private Message, or by sending a note by clicking on the “Alert a Moderator to this Post” icon, which appears in the lower-left-hand-corner of each post. Then, please leave the issue to the moderator team to handle — do not post your concern in the thread.

Consequences Of Rule Violations And Discipline
Violations of Spell Hub Rules subject you to one or more of the following consequences:

edit or deletion of the concerned post or thread;
reduction of post count;
exclusion from posting in specified forums; and
formal warning, suspension or revocation of Spell Hub membership and posting privileges.

Appealing Disciplinary Action
If you receive discipline, including the limiting of access to a forum, you may appeal to the Community Director. Your appeal should specify the discipline imposed, the moderator’s or administrator’s stated reasons for it and concisely state the basis for your appeal.

Send your appeal to the Admins via [email protected] The Admins decisions related to all appeals shall be final.

Reinstatement
Not less than one year after revocation of membership, you may seek reinstatement by addressing your request to the Admin. In such a request, please provide a concise statement of the basis, including the date and grounds for your revocation. If the request is denied, a subsequent request cannot be made for at least one additional year, except as stipulated by the Admin.

Changes To And Scope Of Rules
Spell Hub reserves the right to make changes to these rules at any time. As it is impossible to address in these rules every situation which may arise on Spell Hub, posts made to these forums may be disallowed even if one of these rules does not expressly prohibit the post.

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