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Moot Rules

The Moot Rules are:

We accept people regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, theological perspective, or relationship status (polyamory, monogamy, singleness).

We do not tolerate unacceptable behaviour in any form. If anyone is asked to cease unacceptable behaviour it is expected that they will comply immediately. Failing to do so, the person will be asked to leave immediately and will be banned from the moot and blocked from the Facebook group.

Unacceptable behaviour at events and online, includes:

  • Verbal harassment, especially when it reinforces social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, theological perspective, relationship status (polyamory, monogamy, singleness).

  • Deliberate intimidation, bullying and or stalking, and any other behaviour which is likely to cause alarm or distress to a reasonable person.

  • Photography or recording that can reasonably be interpreted as harassment. Additional photography and recording policies may apply particularly to events held in private spaces.

  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events (including through intoxication of alcohol and/or drugs).

  • Inappropriate or unwanted physical contact - this includes hugging and kissing if a person has indicated they are uncomfortable with it – we advise that you always seek consent when offering hugs or kisses.

  • Unwelcome sexual or other personal attention.

  • Theft or extortion including by deception.

  • Any other act that contravenes UK law.

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour

    If you are being subjected to unacceptable behaviour or notice that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behaviour or have any other concerns, please first consider informing the person or persons responsible that you would like them to stop and you may also wish to notify the organisers. Often the offending behaviour is unintentional and those involved will resolve the incident amicably. If unacceptable behaviour persists even after the person involved has been asked to stop, their behaviour should be reported promptly to the event organisers. The report should be made by the recipient of the unacceptable behaviour and/or a direct witness.

    Posting on the Facebook group or Web Forum:
     

  • Posts should be relevant to Paganism. Posts on more general interest topics should be from a Pagan perspective. Spirituality, magic/occultism, divination, ancient sites, sacred landscape, folklore, folk customs, environmental issues are likely to be considered relevant. If the relevance of your post may not be immediately obvious, please get in touch with an Admin to discuss before posting.
     

Acceptable Posts:
 

  • Discussion points and questions.

  • Requests for information.

  • News items, or links to news items.

  • Links to blogs.

  • Notifications of community events such as moots, talks, conferences, camps.

  • Non-profit making/non-commercial community events.

  • Shared events as above.

  • Requests for advice / support from the community.

  • Recommendations / brief reviews of films, music, books; or links to reviews.

  • Limited postings (1 per event) for Folk/Pagan bands, gigs, festivals and concerts. However,

    you are able to ‘bump’ a post up a page by commenting on it.
     

    Unacceptable Posts:
     

  • Graphic images of torture / abuse of people or animals. If you wish to raise the issue illustrated by the image please remove the preview from the link and include a warning in your comment so members can choose whether or not to see the image(s).

  • Images of children under the age of 16 (other than profile pics)

  • If you use someone else’s words, art, creativity or copyright in any post, please be

    courteous and ensure you have permission. Make sure you credit the artist/writer.
     

    Advertising:
     

    Advertising of goods or services is not acceptable. Please remember that the Moot page is not a marketplace. If you are unsure, please discuss with an Admin before posting.
     

    Membership of the Moot Page:
     

    When requesting to join, people may be asked what their reasons are, especially if it’s not clear that they already have member connections, or if no information exists about them to clarify their reasons for wanting to join. We also ask that members are aged 18 or above.
     

    In order to be a member of this online group and the moot/event, or to continue with your membership, you must read and agree with these rules by posting in the members forum on the Rules Page.
     

    We revise these rules from time to time and we reserve the right to change them at short notice or as we deem necessary.