. ***** CompuChurch Universal Life Church
. ***** Rules/Standards of Operation
. ***** revised 05/21/90
CompuChurch Universal Life Church is a church. Anything that can be
spoken or communicated in any other church can be spoken or
communicated here. Standard church courtesy and decorum should be
followed. Within the framework of the limitations below, we foster a
wide leeway concerning the form and content of messages, textfiles
and programs. Unless specifically prohibited in the following rules
and/or prohibited by one private and one public warning, members are
free and encouraged to voice their ideas and views in whatever manner
they choose.... such are our Constitutional rights of freedom of
speech, and freedom of religion..
The following are ABSOLUTELY prohibited, and members who persist in
abusing their privileges with such behavior will lose access
1) The use of foul language. This church has a responsible
membership, and anyone who cannot follow the strictures
of common courtesy is not welcome here.
2) The discussion of software "piracy" (as in trading or
illegal distribution) is a direct violation of state and
federal law, and we will cooperate fully with government
agencies to prevent such abuse.
3) Personal abuse or attacks on fellow members. Self-
explanatory -all debates and argument must maintain a
focus on issues and ideas rather than personalities.
The following are guidelines to be followed whenever possible by all
1) Limit yourself to two or three logons per day, please...
you are free to use as much time as you have per logon
but this allows everyone the best chance at accessing the
church. Repeated logons only yield a few new messages
each time, and tie up the line for others who may only
have one or two chances per day to reach the church. If
you feel you need more time, leave a private message to
the Pastor... continued misuse by "hogging" the church
will be noticed, and logon privileges may be restricted.
2) REV. VINCE FLAVIANI is an Associate Pastor of this
church, and he has deletion capability of both messages
AND users. Any decision he makes regarding deletion is
to be obeyed in the Bishop's absence.
3) Any complaint lodged against another member is to be
brought first to Bishop Jennings in a PRIVATE message. He
will mediate from that point until the conflict is
4) ECHOMAIL (Messages & chains duplicated on other systems)
is identified by an Origin System line at the bottom of
each message. As these areas are hosted by many systems,
and messages are using other Systems' Disk space and
telephone time, callers are expressly asked to refrain
from any "chit-chat" or idle chatter in these areas, and
to be especially careful to keep to the topics and
5) PRIVILEGED MAIL is visible ONLY by the two parties
involved, the Pastor, and one authorized and responsible
associate pastor; all such conversations are kept in the
6) NETMAIL is INTENDED to be privileged between Sender and
Receiver but MAY BE SEEN by ANYONE AUTHORIZED by Sysops
on the Net route path. NETMAIL USERS ARE ADVISED THAT
WHEN A NETMAIL MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED INTO THE NET, NO
WARRANTIES REGARDING PRIVACY ARE MADE BY THIS CHURCH.
Netmail users are cautioned to consider this information
carefully when posting netmail.
7) Please avoid deletion of messages on the public message
bases... the exception, of course, are Privileged
messages. When deleting privileged messages, please
delete YOUR OWN POSTS ONLY, so that a writer may refer to
his previous post in a private conversation. Public
messages will be deleted by the Pastor when the church can
no longer hold them. This improves the readability of the
chains and keeps the message reply chains as intact as
***** Disclaimer and General Policy *****
THE PASTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VIOLATIONS OF LOCAL, STATE OR
FEDERAL LAW COMMITTED BY MEMBERS - HE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DENY
ACCESS TO ANY INDIVIDUAL WHEN HE DEEMS IT NECESSARY - IMPROPER
MESSAGES, FILES OR PROGRAMS WILL BE DELETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
-Bishop C.A.Jennings, D.D.-- Pastor