Here are some rules to make this community safe.
- Respect and Kindness: Treat all forum members with respect and kindness, regardless of their opinions, experiences, or background. No derogatory language, name-calling, or personal attacks will be tolerated. Remember that everyone has the right to express their thoughts and experiences without fear of judgment or ridicule.
- Confidentiality: The forum is a safe space for individuals to share their experiences with narcissism and narcissistic abuse. Do not share any identifying information about others, including their names, addresses, phone numbers, or other personal details. Respect the privacy of others and keep all discussions within the forum.
- Trigger Warnings: Please be mindful that discussions about narcissism and narcissistic abuse may trigger emotional distress for some members. Use trigger warnings when discussing topics that may be sensitive or triggering, and be respectful of members’ triggers and boundaries.
- No Promotion or Solicitation: Do not promote or solicit any products, services, or external websites in the forum. This includes self-promotion, advertisements, or links to other websites or resources without prior approval from the forum moderators.
- Fact-based Discussions: While sharing personal experiences and opinions is encouraged, discussions should be grounded in factual information. Avoid spreading misinformation or making false claims about narcissism or narcissistic abuse. If you are unsure about something, ask for clarification or provide credible sources to support your statements.
- No Victim Blaming or Shaming: Blaming or shaming victims of narcissistic abuse is not acceptable. All members should feel safe to share their experiences without fear of being blamed or judged for their actions or decisions. Be supportive and compassionate towards fellow members.
- Moderators’ Decisions: Respect the decisions of the forum moderators. Moderators have the authority to enforce the forum rules and may take action, including warning, deleting posts, or banning members who violate the rules. If you have any concerns or questions about a moderator’s decision, address it privately with the moderators.
- Be Mindful of Triggers: When discussing narcissism and narcissistic abuse, be mindful of potential triggers for others. Avoid using triggering language, graphic descriptions, or triggering images. Be sensitive to the emotional well-being of fellow members.
- Self-care and Professional Help: The forum is not a substitute for professional help or therapy. If you are in need of professional assistance, please seek help from a qualified mental health professional. Encourage others to seek professional help when necessary and do not provide medical, legal, or financial advice in the forum.
- Follow Forum Guidelines: Follow any additional guidelines, rules, or policies set by the forum administrators or moderators. Failure to adhere to the forum rules may result in warnings, removal of posts, or banning from the forum.
By participating in the Narcissism and Narcissistic Abuse forum, you agree to abide by these rules and contribute to creating a safe and supportive community for all members.