Rules for Discussion

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to join in the discussion without fear. The rules below help us maintain a safe, open environment. Please play nice. Thanks.

The Rules

Don’t threaten people.

This includes threats of violence to hurt yourself or others in any way.

Don’t hate.

Slurs or hate speech, including denigrating comments involving race, sexual orientation, religious or political belief, age, or just about anything else, whether they be personal or general, besides being very uncool, are not allowed.

Don’t promote self-harm.

Do not post content that glorifies self-harm. Do not encourage others to harm themselves. Empty Church is a safe space to support recovery.

Eat Spam®. Don’t spam.

Spam® is a delicious canned delicacy that can be enjoyed grilled, fried, in a taco, on a bun, as a snack, for supper, and even straight out of the can! (we encourage this)

Don’t use fake tags or deceptive links or try to mislead others about the things you post. Don’t use malware or other evil code when you post. (we don't encourage this)

Don’t infringe on other people’s copyrights and trademarks.

Don’t post content that belongs to third parties without their consent. Please make sure you have the right to post the content that you put on Empty Church. In other words, only post content that you own or have permission to post.

Be legal.

Only post content that is legal, meaning don't post content that violates a law, rule or regulation.

Don’t impersonate others.

Be yourself. Please don’t pretend to be someone else.

Don’t hurt young people.

Don’t post anything inappropriate about minors, including things that are violent or sexual in nature.

NSFW

This is a family show. While we may discuss mature topics, everything should be done in the best of taste. 

Don’t be a nuisance regarding technology.

Don’t try to circumvent or compromise our security or access non-public areas of the Empty Church website. Don’t use robots or other automated technology to access Empty Church. Do not scrape content from Empty Church. Don’t try to deceive other users or the public. Don’t interfere with other users use of Empty Church. Don’t intentionally load test our Service or see how much traffic it can handle. Don’t overload our servers with traffic. Don’t upload or distribute viruses or malware to or through Empty Church. Please.

To Sum It All Up

Empty Church’s rules expressly forbid posting abusive content of any kind, including content of any kind that portrays or encourages violence towards people or animals.

If you break the rules we may contact you and ask you to fix the problem immediately.

We reserve the right to enforce or not to enforce these rules in whatever way we see fit, at our sole discretion.

According to our lawyer, we should also tell you that Empty Church’s rules and policies do not create a duty or contractual obligation for us to act in any particular manner. And we reserve the right to change these rules at any time. So please play nice, be respectful, and have fun.

If you notice abusive behavior, please report it immediately by emailing smilemore@empty.church and we will look into it, and take necessary action as soon as possible. This email box is strictly for reporting abuse, and we will not respond to other requests sent here; other requests may be submitted on our Connect page.