Posting Guidelines

What are the General Guidelines and Rules for Posting to the C4B Community Website?

If you believe your post or comment was edited or removed unfairly, then please read this page carefully. After that, if you still feel that your post has been edited or removed unreasonably, then please contact me.

We try to avoid overt moderation, but if people stray outside the reasonable requests listed below, then their postings will be removed. Those who persistently offend will be banned from using the website.

It takes a lot of time and work to maintain the C4B Community website, and I do it alone. Moderating posts or disputes takes away time that could be better spent elsewhere on the site. So, please take a few minutes to read and respect the guidelines posted below.

All content must relate directly to cannabis-related products, research, real life stories or anything else cannabis-related.
Before starting a new forum topic, we would recommend that you use the site’s search facility to check if a similar topic already exists or if the question that you are about to ask has previously been asked and answered.

Please use clear and descriptive subject lines for your forum posts. Doing so will significantly increase the likelihood that others will read your post and answer any questions that you may have asked.

Please only post questions about a single topic in any new post to the forum. For example, do not ask a question about using a vaporizer and another question about growing in the same post. This will improve your chances of getting appropriate and helpful answers and also make discussion easier to follow.

Please do not post replies which add no value to the existing discussion. For example, if somebody has asked for information on a specific strain, replying to say that you have not tried it is of no value and only serves to get in the way of what might be helpful answers. Additionally, if someone asks a question about how to do a particular task, replying to the post and saying to do an internet search to find the answer is not at all helpful.

Please stay on topic. Always stick to the original topic that was stated by the person who started the forum thread. If you have a suggestion or comment that is on a different topic, please start a new thread.

No advertising. These Forums are not to be used for trading/swapping or selling/advertising products or services, except in the forum assigned to your vendor account. If you wish to post information about a product or service that you believe would be of interest to our community and falls within the scope of the website, please contact me and we’ll discuss it.

Discussion of crowd-funding campaigns is permitted, but any posts must satisfy these specific conditions.

Please do not use our Community to promote or discuss your own website, podcast, YouTube channel, mailing list or other online resource.

Please do not post press releases unless the intention is to inform or contextualize a new or existing discussion; and the press release is only part of your post. A press release posted to do nothing more than promote a product or service will be removed.

Please be polite. The C4B Community forum is designed to build a positive, thriving community. Please give the same consideration and tolerance to others that you would like to receive from them. It is perfectly okay to have a differing viewpoint from someone else; please remember, though, to express your views in a respectful manner. Posts that are deliberately insulting to other members of our community will be edited and/or removed.

No flaming. Flaming is the act of posting messages that are deliberately hostile and insulting. These types of posts are absolutely not allowed and will result in the immediate removal of the offending post.

Please do not post inappropriate or offensive content. This includes posting messages with insults or profanity; or messages which are religiously, racially, or sexually offensive. These types of posts will result in the post being edited or removed and could also lead to your posting privileges being revoked.

Please do not post illegal content. For example, no posts about the illegal use of cannabis or any other illicit drugs such as psychadelics or cocaine, for example, or posting information about obtaining these or any other illegal items.

Please do not spam. Repeated posting of a message (or very similar messages) multiple times is considered spamming and is not welcome here. When making a post, please post it only one time in the most appropriate forum category that fits the topic of your post. Multiple posts will be unpublished or deleted, and continued abuse of this guideline may result in having your posting privileges revoked.

Tokeep your identity and personal information safe and to keep from being added to a spam distribution list, it is recommended that you not include email addresses or other personal information in your posts.

If you have a question about any of the above guidelines or whether a post would be appropriate for our community, please ask first using any of the methods of contacting me.