The sciencechatforum.com has a useful summary on suggested forum etiquette:
We expect all members to conduct themselves in a manner which encourages growth in our community, and fosters an atmosphere of learning.
I - Abusive behavior is strictly prohibited. Obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any communication through our forums which threatens, belittles or otherwise demeans our members will not be tolerated.
II - Personal attacks are strictly prohibited. While it’s normal for debates to sometimes grow heated, all comments should remain focused on the actual theories being presented, and/or the responses to challenges from fellow posters. We do not tolerate posts which demean another user on a personal level.
III - Offensive comments referring to a person’s gender race or religion made with the intent to offend are strictly prohibited. Using offensive language may result in the termination of your account.
IV - General disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Disruptive behaviors include the following
a) Posts deemed by the moderators to be devoid of any intelligent content.
b) Repeated refusal to cite sources or other evidence to support your claims.
c) Repeated refusal to respond to a moderators request.
d) We do not provide a medium for circular debates which have no end. If a debate has gone on a significant length of time, and the moderators feel that it’s going nowhere, they are charged with refocusing the debate, or when that fails, to end it. If a thread is locked, do not start a new thread resurrecting old issues.
I like it.
Is there ANY chance that any of the regulars here even remotely like and agree with all of the above (except for the flaming section of course, this would be daft there :P)?