From now on, banners in signatures to other forums are not allowed although you may link to another forum or website in your signature, without comment.
From now on, you may not advertise your other web forum on our forum. Links to threads on other forums are allowed, however, if they are pertinent to discussions here.
Proselytizing people to your jurisdiction is no longer allowed. I don't care if it is the GOA or the ROAC, we don't exist to give spiritual advice, but rather to discuss spiritual matters. There is a healthy distinction. If you feel the need to plug your group then do it by private message.
You may not private message others to solicit them to join your forum, however. We have the ability to read other people's private messages (this is disclosed in the member agreement you sign when joining the forum) and we don't do that usually, but we can, and we will, if we think you are trying to lure people away from our site.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter. From a human standpoint I would be lying if I said that some people in particular did not precipitate this action BUT at the same time there have been others over the past 1.5 years who have done this as well, so it is not just based on a knee-jerk reaction.
Stay tuned for an even more indepth statement on proselytism to be issued soon by all of us Admins.