Rules

The Brooklyn Tabernacle Forum User Agreement comprises these Terms of Service, our Privacy Policy, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Forum Rules and all incorporated policies.

THE BROOKLYN TABERNACLE FORUM RULES

You can report an individual Post or profile for certain violations, including: spam, abusive or harmful content, inappropriate ads and self-harm.

How to report individual Post or Profile for violations or to appeal a violation:

  1. From any page, click the Got Info? button in the navigation or navigate to brooklyntabforum.com/contact.
  2. Include your information and information about the violations.
  3. Submit your report.

Violent threats policy

You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people. We also prohibit the glorification of violence.

Healthy conversation is only possible when people feel safe from abuse and don’t resort to using violent language. For this reason, we have a policy against threatening violence of any kind. We define violent threats as statements of an intent to kill or inflict physical or psychological harm on a specific person or group of people. 

What is in violation of this policy?

Under this policy, you can’t state an intention to inflict violence on a specific person or group of people. We define intent to include statements like “I will”, “I’m going to”, or “I plan to”, as well as conditional statements like “If you do X, I will”. Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to:

  • threatening to kill someone; 
  • threatening to sexually assault someone;
  • threatening to seriously hurt someone and/or commit a other violent act that could lead to someone’s death or serious physical injury; and
  • asking for or offering a financial reward in exchange for inflicting violence on a specific person or group of people.

What is not a violation of this policy?

We recognize that some people use violent language as part of hyperbolic speech or between friends, so  we also allow some forms of violent speech where it’s clear that there is no abusive or violent intent, e.g., “I’ll kill you for sending me that plot spoiler!”.

Statements that express a wish or hope that someone experiences physical harm, making vague or indirect threats, or threatening actions that are unlikely to cause serious or lasting injury are not actionable under this policy, but may be reviewed and actioned under those policies.

Who can report violations of this policy?

Anyone can report potential violations of this policy, whether they have a The Brooklyn Tabernacle Forum account or not. 

What happens if you violate this policy?

We will immediately and permanently suspend any account and content found to be posting violent threats.

The Brooklyn Tabernacle Forum’s purpose is to serve the public conversation. Violence and other similar types of behavior discourage people from expressing themselves, and ultimately diminish the value of global public conversation. Our rules are to ensure all people can participate in the public conversation freely and safely.

Safety

Violence: You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people. We also prohibit the glorification of violence.

Terrorism/violent extremism: You may not threaten or promote terrorism or violent extremism.

Privacy

Private information: You may not publish or post other people’s private information (such as home phone number and address) without their express authorization and permission. We also prohibit threatening to expose private information or incentivizing others to do so.

Non-consensual personal information: You may not post or share intimate stories of someone that were produced or distributed without their consent while provide details about personally identifiable information.

Authenticity

Platform manipulation and spam: You may not use The Brooklyn Tabernacle Forum’s services in a manner intended to artificially amplify or suppress information or engage in behavior that manipulates or disrupts people’s experience on The Brooklyn Tabernacle Forum. Same or similar Posts that are posted many times may result in the deletion of Posts and/or account suspension.