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Chat room Guidelines

As a member, you are subject to the terms of BTB  Chat Guidelines, and other rules that we publish from time to time. Users who violate the terms of our Guidelines may permanently be banned from using Chat and/or the forum.

Please use common sense when using ANY chat room or email. You would not share your full name and address with a stranger you just met on the street, so please donít consider doing the same to someone you just met in a chat room.

This chat room is for recovery purposes. If you're feeling suicidal, the need to self injure, or in extreme crisis, this room is not for you. You need to be on the phone calling 911 or your local suicide or crisis hot line.  Discussing suicide is extremely upsetting to everyone in the room.

Please remember this is a support room of people who cannot substitute for your Therapist or Psychiatrist. If talking with others in the room is not helping, our best advice is for you to contact your Therapist or Psychiatrist. You may discuss your own personal experiences with the understanding that everyone will have a different experience.

We don't tolerate harassment, expressions of bigotry, hatred, abuse or threats of harm to anyone.  Any chat room behavior which can be considered threatening or harassing in nature is strictly forbidden.

Our chat room is unmoderated so let's keep it friendly.  We cannot guarantee the content of comments that you will receive while you are online. Other people's comments may be offensive, harmful and/or inaccurate.  We reserve the right to immediately terminate or suspend access to our chat room for conduct that we believe interferes with other peoples' enjoyment.

Stalking of others, on our website or in other manners, is a serious offense. In many areas, such behavior is considered to be a criminal act and isnít tolerated here.   IP's and information is logged and viewable by administrators and moderators, so you may be reported to your ISP if we feel it is necessary.

This site is tolerant of all religious beliefs, however, this chat room is not the appropriate place to discuss any one religion. You may use simple terms such as "I will pray for ****" But there are other places on the internet for these discussions.

Lurking (being in the chat room but not speaking for very long periods of time) is allowed but please be respectful and advise others in the room of your intent. 

Please report any problems to admin@beatingthebeast.com

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Revised: 04/30/05.