Hi Everyone and we do mean everyone,
Following the implementation of the Blog (www.jaben.wordpress.com
) we have moved to the next step, which is this forum. The Blog and the forum differ in many ways and both will serve the differing needs. For those who are curious, yes, this forum is owned by Jaben.
Inevitably, the question about the rules of the forum will pop up and this will end up with lots of do's and don'ts. We feel, at this point in time, this is not necessary as we rather go by a simple rule - If this is your home, how would you expect anyone to behave.
Quarreling, fighting, nasty behavior or flaming will not be condoned or allowed and the forum is moderated. We want a harmonious community. After all, we're all here to have some good and enjoyable fun.
We stress the need to communicate properly. This forum like the blog will be visited by many friends from all over the world. Hence, deliberately mutilated words, pidgin, vulgar or non-standard language is not encouraged. A dash of anything within limits does add color but it must be a class-act and if possible followed by a brief explanation. The language of this forum is English and we are also aware that English is not the native language for many people. We make no demands except to encourage good and comprehensible English. After all, if the post is not easily understood, there will be hardly any response, so in effect, it would be wasted effort. We ask for your indulgence as we may edit the posts if and when it is necessary.
Like all beginnings, this forum will grow and we will include more content as time goes by.
Moderators will be appointed for all the sub-forums. Anyone of you out there who would like to be a responsible moderator, please write to us and tell us more about yourself. This is a very responsible task and we expect the highest standards.
So, for the moment my friends, welcome and a pleasant stay.
Stay Well, The Jaben Team