RULE #1 The purpose statement at the top of home page will be used as the guide to compose all postings and replies on Rita.
RULE #2 All posts and discussions concerning dreams/visions/prophecies and their interpretations must be submitted to the mods for approval. firstname.lastname@example.org
RULE #3 The following are reasons for immediate banning from RITA.
A. Foul/vulgar language,directly questioning someone’s salvation or motives.
B. Verbal threats of violence, racial slurs, or attacks of someone’s character.
C. A clearly deceptive or cultist teaching, or demeaning of God’s Holy Word.
D. Unauthorized post (troll).
RULE #4 The following rule violations will bring a warning. You will be allowed (2) warnings. After the third warning you will be banned for 3 months. Three strikes you are out. Any further violations after reinstatement you will be banned permanently.
A. Unkind, demeaning or mocking words toward another member.
B. Any post with “thus saith the Lord” or the “Lord told me to tell you”, or any similar qualifier( there are other forums or venues for that, but not here.) It is okay to say “the Lord spoke to my heart and I would like to share it with you”. WARNING: Do not play games with this rule. We will not be tolerant!!
C. No gossiping or falsehoods.
D. Disobeying a direct request of a moderator.
E. Using all CAPS in a header or post or taking a thread completely off topic. It is okay to reply using a related matter that naturally branches off the main topic. Just be respectful of others in this regard.
F. This is a Pre-Trib forum. INTRODUCING any other viewpoint for discussion is not acceptable.
Rule # 5 Speculation or naming who the anti-christ is or might be is not allowed. Many have good and reasonable beliefs of who he is or might be but there is no consensus by any stretch of the imagination. And, if we did know for sure who it is what good would that do? The AC can only be indwelt by Satan with permission from almighty God. We have no say so who it is nor could we do anything about it if we did know. Would you want to be the one to draw attention to yourself by the real AC by naming him before he is suppose to be revealed? Didn’t think so. Our goal is to keep all our members safe so they can continue to fellowship here until our Savior returns for us.
As you will see, the # 1 rule is now that our purpose/mission statement at the top of home page will be used to evaluate all postings and replies. As long as what you have to share fits within those large parameters, you will be within the purpose and reason for RITA and its being.
It is really simple. Print it out and tape it beside your computer if you have a problem remembering what it says. Use it to guide what you write. Don’t fear, we will show much grace to those of you who forget from time to time and slip up.
But, we will have a strong resolve against all who willingly try to be divisive or disrupting and have no honor or regard for authority. The spirit of rebellion is as witchcraft and will be dealt with swiftly.
The evaluation of the rules and sticky’s are ongoing but the Purpose statement is cut in stone. We are looking for ways and means to allow RITA to be as user friendly and safe for all as possible. Please bear with us and continue to pray for our Lords guidance.
Thank you all
POSTING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We do not allow your email, blogsite, Twitter or facebook address to be posted on the open forum. Any exception to this must be approved by the Administration and Moderators of RN in expressed written form.
Posting of Videos
All the Mods have spent many, many hours in discussion, researching and considering what to do with the increasing numbers of videos that are being posted on RITA.
We do not have enough time to review all of them to see if they are safe for viewing and meet our standard for posting on RITA which is Rule # 1.
Therefore, we are hereby giving notice that each of you are responsible for what you post OR watch, and, we can not and will not be held responsible for the occasional improper content of a video. It was either we do that or we allow NONE.
We strongly suggest that each of you let the Holy Spirit be your guide in what you post or watch.
Any video that we do monitor and find to not meet our stated purpose statement will be DELETED and no explanation given to the one who posted it. If it was your video, then just understand that it did not meet, in our opinion, the requirement of RULE # 1. If someone consistently post improper videos, they will be called out and warned of the consequences.
The purpose of RITA is to focus on two things. The pre-tribulation return of Jesus Christ for His Bride and to have fellowship with each other while we watch and wait. That means that we do not major on conspiracy theories, false religions, false teachers and prophets, false doctrine (with the exception of Salvation) or a host of other important and interesting topics. We allow some of all the above, but will lock or delete when they become too numerous or divisive and distract from our narrowly defined purpose.
English Only rule
The mods have thoroughly discussed and considered all options we could find in determining what is best and safest for RITA in regards to allowed languages.
Our main concern is that if we allow one person to post in a foreign language we would have to let everyone. The time it would take us to transcribe, read and consider acceptability for each one could eventually lead to a lot of confusion and consumption of our time to do so.
Therefore, we have decided that English only is to be used to post or reply to one another on the RITA forum . However, you may use the service of http://babelfish.yahoo.com/ to translate your native language into English and then copy and paste it onto RITA. That will help those who read and speak English well but need to WRITE in their native language in order to get their points of information across in a meaningful manner.
This rule does not apply to praise and worship music that is done in a foreign language as long as it is a song of which the melody is well known and the video has been approved by the mods before posting. Use email@example.com to submit.
This rule is subject to future modification.
The only consequence for posting in other than English will be that it will be deleted.
Thank you all for helping to keep RITA safe for all.
PROPER WAY FOR POSTING COPYRIGHT MATERIAL ON RITA
USING LINKS AND DISCLAIMER
This is a very important rule for all to follow so we can keep RITA safe from any lawsuit involvement with copyright material. A warning will be issued the first time this is violated but stronger action will be taken if it occurs again.
Please follow the following information and you will be in compliance.
Check at the bottom of each website you visit. It will tell you whether or not the materials on that site are copyrighted. IF YOU CAN’T FIND IT THEN JUST ASSUME IT IS COPYRIGHTED
If you want to post only the LINK to a story, you may add up to ONE paragraph of the copyrighted material under that link without having to add “Fair Use For Educational or Discussion Purposes”.
You MUST use this disclaimer to post full text of copyrighted materials: “Fair Use For Educational or Discussion Purposes” This disclaimer must be at the bottom of the thread below any materials you copy and paste along with the LINK to the article.
If in doubt, use the disclaimer.
Thanks for helping keep RITA safe.
Fair use; for educational or informational purposes only.
[pley-juh-riz-uhm, -jee-uh-riz-] -noun
1. the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work.
2. something used and represented in this manner.
Plagiarism is defined in dictionaries as “the wrongful appropriation, close imitation, or purloining and publication, of another author’s language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions, and the representation of them as one’s own original work.” The modern concept of plagiarism as immoral and originality as an ideal emerged in Europe only in the 18th century, while in the previous centuries authors and artists were encouraged to “copy the masters as closely as possible” and avoid “unnecessary invention.”
The 18th century new morals have been institutionalized and enforced prominently in the sectors of academia and journalism, where plagiarism is now considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics, subject to sanctions like expulsion and other severe career damage. Not so in the arts, which have resisted in their long-established tradition of copying as a fundamental practice of the creative process, with plagiarism being still tolerated by 21st century artists.
Plagiarism is not a crime but is disapproved more on the grounds of moral offense.
Plagiarism goes beyond paraphrasing or changing words. Even taking the thoughts of another and presenting them as your own is plagiarism.
Bottom line: it comes down to a form of stealing.
If in doubt, show your source with a link to where you got the information. That’s all we’re asking. It protects everyone.
NEW GUIDELINES FOR POSTING IN SPECULATIONS OF RAPTURE/TRIBULATION TIMING
1. All postings on this subject matter will need to be grounded in Biblical scripture which has a contextual connection to:
A. A Current event or
B. Sign(s) specified as an end time sign ( must show chapter and verse) *Such as Mt. 24:3 to end of chapter or
C. Scripture verse(s) or life stories of Biblical characters that could be a pre- picture of things to come or could have a parallel meaning that relates it to end times and possible time lines to Rapture or beginning of Tribulation
Note: you must show one or more of these three qualifiers as a foundation or your post will be deleted.
Definition of Contextual Scripture verse: A text in which a word or passage appears and which helps ascertain its meaning.
Scripture verses used that are prophetic in their context in the plain text of the chapter it is found in…OR….
Bible stories of the life of a Bible character that is a parallel or possible pre picture of a future event and therefore possibly it’s timing.
2. The use of numbers or dreams/visions or star constellations can only be used on a secondary and supporting
basis and can not stand alone or be the foundation subject matter of the topic.
3. The bottom line is that all speculation topics must use actual scripture that has some connection to a current event & appears to be connected to a BIBLICAL prophecy of end time signs of the return of Christ for His
Bride or the possible starting/ending of the 7 yr. tribulation.
4.Circular reasoning using numbers, star charts and dreams as a basis for
speculation will not be allowed and will be deleted by the mods if found.
The Mods reserve the right to modify these new guidelines as we find necessary.