Forum Rules & FAQ

Roosh

Cardinal
Forum Rules
(Last updated 5/8/19)

This is a forum for Christian men. We have strict rules that allow the forum to exist as a unified community. If you fail to read the following rules, there is a high chance that you will put your identity at risk or be banned without warning. Here are the rules...

1. Don't talk down to members. Don't call someone an idiot, moron, or hater. Don't use condescending language such as "WTF are you talking about?" Don't be a drama queen or be quick to get into arguments. Defer to senior members, who help make the forum what it is.

2. Your account and posts are permanent. Accounts and posts can never be deleted, even if you're banned. When you make a post, you have 60 minutes to edit the post, and then it's permanent. You also cannot maintain more than one account. You cannot register again if you have been previously banned.

3. Don't be a low-quality poster. Don't use textspeak. Don't flood the forum with junk posts. Don't use the forum to promote your web site or business. Don't post someone's personal information.

4. Do not use profane or vulgar language. Refrain from using profane words if a cleaner word would suffice. Do not describe sexual encounters or situations that are beyond the act of kissing.

5. No race or political baiting. It's okay to talk about race if that's the topic, but no geo-political discussions on why one race is superior or inferior to another or why an upcoming race war in X country will be bad. Do not repeatedly start political arguments. NOTE: Newbies under 50 posts are not allowed to participate in race or political discussions.

6. Do not discuss or glorify pre-marital sexual activity. You can discuss how to meet, attract, and date women with the intention of entering a relationship with them, but not how to have sex. You cannot discuss casual hook-ups. You cannot ask where to travel to in order to have sex.

7. Do not blaspheme God. You are not permitted to insult, ridicule, mock, or desecrate Christian beliefs or practices on the forum. While you can participate in polite intellectual discussions concerning Christianity, attacks against God that come from a place of atheism, hedonism, or secularism are not allowed. You are also not allowed to have heated debates with a fellow Christian for his views, dogmas, or doctrines. Do not emotionally argue with fellow Christians.

8. Do not publicly share your personal information or details on the forum. Do not share so much information about yourself that allows you to be easily identified. Use an email address that, if leaked, does not reveal your identity and select a username that you have never used on other sites. Do not share photos of yourself or people you know. If you want to meet other members, share your burner email to take the conversation off the forum.

9. No spamming or self-promotion. Do not register solely to promote your business or web site(s). You are allowed to post one commercial link in your signature after you gain 100 reaction points.

10. Do not post about the following: underage girls, illegal crimes, prostitution (p4p), sugar daddy arrangements, gore, scat, or NSFW images. Follow local laws when posting on the forum.

11. By signing up to the forum, you agree to receive updates about your account to your email address. We send occasional notifications and product updates to your registration email.


FAQ

"I just signed up but I cannot start a new thread, upload an avatar, like posts, etc."

To combat spam and trolls, new members must go through a trial period where they can only reply to existing threads no more than once every 10 minutes. Once 14 days have passed and you accumulate 15 posts and you have received at least 5 likes to your posts, you will then become a member with full privileges. Here are other features you will not be able to do as a new member: report posts, react to posts, upload avatar, upload attachments, edit signature. You are a full member when you no longer see the "Newbie" banner under your name.

"I need help on how to use the software."

Take a look at the How-to and Troubleshooting forum, which has many threads that explain various functions. You are free to start a new thread there, in the Sandbox to test out the software, or any other Forum Meta subforums.

"Can I promote my web site or business?"

No. This forum is not a vehicle for advertising. After you accumulate 100 reaction points (likes), you may put a link to your commercial or non-commercial web site in your signature.

"I'm a woman. Can I be a member here?"

Unfortunately not. RVF was established as a men's forum. Regardless, it would be a bad idea for a woman to post on a forum with so many men since it may lead her into temptation. If you have a specific question, you can use the contact form.

"I'm locked out of my account."

Use this contact form. Your email address must match the address on file for the account you need help on.

For other questions, reply to this thread or posts in the Suggestions subforum.
 
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I agree with your rules and the assimilation period, I guess, is necessary. My daughter and I met you, Roosh at the San Diego Hotel in 2019 as part of your Tour. Your podcasts are impressive. My personal commercial interests are only a plethora of songs from my band found on any search engine for Bad Harvest Music. I'm not on your forum to broadcast any commercial messages but to have more co-counsel during these fascist times in America. We can all learn from each other. I'm a rebel all of my life and I haven't worn a mask yet! I don't have the hoax corona and I tell all of these Karens that medically I can't wear a mask. You may see me sometime. I'm the only customer in the store without a mask. So far this is my micro-rebellion. I'm afraid there will be a larger rebellion to come and I pray the trilogy of the Lord God that his good shall conquer evil in the uncertain times ahead. Viva the intelligence of a Gemini - Viva Roosh!!!
 

MacGyver.

Newbie
I guess this is where I make my first post. Thank you for having such reasonable regulations. I also applaud the fact that NOTHING is deleted.
What a refreshing change!

But... NO WOMEN ALLOWED?

Anyway.

Thank you Roosh, and indeed - the supporting admin - and the community.
 
I decided to join this blog , because as a practicing catholic I couldn't ever cultivate the game attitude to be with worldly women, I much prefer the woman that is close to God. Hopefully I can contribute to, and learn from this forum.
 
“Paranoia is just a heightened sense of awareness.”
- John Lennon

Ideas deemed crazy only ten years are now valid talking points, while previously held “facts” like the Food Pyramid Diet devolved into crazy. Still, discretion must be maintained in one’s evaluation of the current surroundings. Sometimes an idea which was improbable is still improbable.

Establishing a dialogue with rational individuals is an essential way to bounce off observations. A discussion with peers may simply help solidly an idea, or these outside points of view could shed light on the holes in your conclusions.

In short, a forum - with Christ as the primary aim and rules that encourage meaningful responses rather than spam or vulgarity - is crucial for either cultivating or altogether correcting the thoughts of modern day men. In a mad world, certainty is necessary for sanity.

God’s speed to all of you, and I look forward to engaging in future discussions.
 
My appreciative thoughts and insights on the forum rules.

At first, I found them restrictive. Compared to Return of Kings, where nearly anything went, it can be scary to worry about getting banned as well as chilling. Even now, as I type this, I can almost "feel" in my fingertips that not only am I being judged as entertaining, insightful, or useful but also potentially offensive.

But yet, there's opportunity in the situation. Totally free speech can sometimes mean "careless" speech. Careless in the case of unfocused. So for now, I'm focusing on insights that readers will find informative, affirming, or useful but not necessarily challenging. I did this recently with my latest job. It's a GREAT job and good people are there so I decided to be unjudgemental. I never criticized anyone, even tangentally, and gave myself an opportunity to learn everything I could after at least a year before deciding what needed 'fixed'. A lot still needs to be fixed, but after that year, I found myself popular in that I was willing to find ways to work with their solutions and they started voluntarily seeking my input and criticism rather than repelled by it.

Much like with lent: Rather than regretting I can't eat ice cream and chocolate, I instead rediscover fish. I exercise a different part of my brain. I find ways to exercise my skillsets in ways that are unnatural to me (at least at first) and apply them to other situations. In any case, I'm glad to see Roosh is still evolving and taking us along for the ride. We all won't get to the same place, but we'll be in a higher plane than before.
 

ABeast

Robin
I guess this is where I make my first post. Thank you for having such reasonable regulations. I also applaud the fact that NOTHING is deleted.
What a refreshing change!

But... NO WOMEN ALLOWED?

Anyway.

Thank you Roosh, and indeed - the supporting admin - and the community.
I have to think there are some women on here!
 

Ganto

Newbie
The online communities that I've participated in that I've found to have the best discussion and atmosphere are those where mods are able to use their discretion to remove content that doesn't fit with the purpose of the community (regardless of whether it's "fair" or "free speech"). I think rules work best as an indication of how mods will use their discretion, instead of viewing them as some kind of inhuman technical specifications. Regardless of the system, there is no substitute for discernment.

Thanks, Roosh, for setting up this forum.
 
Good. I especially appreciate that you’re establishing standards for posting quality and raised the bar for decorum. Perhaps some will balk, complain these rules are subjective. Clown world has polarized my position and I’ve grown to prefer subjective over legalistic.
Words have consequences, and in this instance these rules all make sense to me.
 
The online communities that I've participated in that I've found to have the best discussion and atmosphere are those where mods are able to use their discretion to remove content that doesn't fit with the purpose of the community (regardless of whether it's "fair" or "free speech"). I think rules work best as an indication of how mods will use their discretion, instead of viewing them as some kind of inhuman technical specifications. Regardless of the system, there is no substitute for discernment.

Thanks, Roosh, for setting up this forum.
Well stated!
 
New member. Looking forward to being part of the community. Followed Roosh for a while and had the privilege of witnessing his spiritual transformation. As a believer it was tremendously encouraging to see. Its what God does. Saint Paul started out persecuting the church before he encountered the risen Lord and then became one of the churches greatest apostles. God bless you all.
 

SCarecrow

Newbie
Just got the e-mail and signed up,rules seem totally within reason, as do the FNG(does that break a rule?) restrictions. I won't post much but I look forward to the community involved in membership.
 
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