04-19-2016 03:41 PM - last edited Friday by Mitchell_RO
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05-05-2016 01:02 AM - edited 05-05-2016 01:10 AM
Hello Soph and comrade parents!
2. In the Never:
3. Am I correct in assuming that we will merge post 1 and post 2 and eventually get something we love?
4. Confirmation success page:
I would have inserted a screenshot here but I see I can't just browse to the image on my desktop - is that on purpose? Anyway - sp. should be: Awesome!
5. My Settings
Please change default date setting to DD-MM-YYYY as it is currently set to US style and many parents will not know how to change it.
It's great to be (a)live.
05-05-2016 12:22 PM
I want to draw your attention to the update i have made to the Cultural diversity Guideline.
It now reads: Respect cultural diversity There are many different values and beliefs in our community, it's important that you remember that these differences are okay even if you might not always understand them.
Perhaps it's a little too blunt?
Let me know your thoughts and any ideas for changes too!
05-05-2016 01:20 PM
I don't think it's too blunt, However I would change the last sentence as I have a problem with "these differences are okay".
Some are not OK according to Australian and international human rights law.
Why don't we just say:
Respect cultural diversity There are many different values and beliefs in our community, it's important that you remember that the people who join this Forum may say things you disagree with -- but we all share one common goal: we are trying to support our teenagers and find solutions. Because we love them.
05-05-2016 01:40 PM
Still not sure why we have two posts with different versions.
Just to confirm: is the first Community Guidelines: must read!! copied from the existing young people's site as reference only? (If so, I take it we should bother to edit/comment on it?)
Is the second post of Community Guidelines: must read! the evolving version and that's the only one we should edit/comment?
Then we have a third variant in About us last updated 21/4/16.
05-05-2016 02:24 PM - edited 05-05-2016 02:27 PM
I'll check in with @Sophie-RO, at this stage i believe the plan is to have both, the first, simpler set there so you can gain an understanding of the expectations of the community at a glance. The second post offering more detailed explanations for those that want to delve a little.
I like the updated guideline. I'd like to know if anyone else here has any thoughts?
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