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Forum Rules:
  1. Your mead-making/brewing methods are *your* methods. A lot of newbies visit here, and they come looking for help. Start telling them that *your* method(s) are the *only* or the *best* methods is a sure way to piss me off. Mead making is an inexact science driven by personal taste and regional and cultural preferences. I expect you to *always* qualify your statements about your homebrewing adventures with 'what I did was' or 'what works for *me* is'. That also means you should not bash someone elses' methods just because they don't agree with yours. If they ask for advice, feel free to give it, but qualify the advice as your method, 'a common method' or some other thing that indicates there are other choices. Start pushing your methods or the methods of a particular person or book as 'only' or 'best', and I'll stomp you. Keep it up, I'll ban you.
  2. No socio-political rants that bash or broadly tar any one group/affiliation/side of the aisle. You'll piss off *someone*. You are free to say 'I believe that this or that action is wrong', but say 'I think all green aliens are bad people who don't raise their kids right', you get stomped. Go blaming the state of the country or whatever on any social or political group and I'll stomp you. Keep it up, I'll ban you.
  3. Got Mead does not approve, advise or condone any activities that violate Federal, State or Local laws and governances covering the production of home made mead, wine or beer. Furthermore, Got Mead does not approve, advise or condone any posts that encourage, promote or otherwise endorse the illegal selling, swapping, bartering or compensation in any way shape or form for unlicensed sales of home-produced alcoholic beverages. This also applies to distillation of spirits. Posters will be warned and subsequent posts may be moderated or deleted. Actions up to and including removal of the user and the user account from Got Mead may result if the user continues to post in violation of this registration agreement.
  4. No spam. Period. Spamming skips right over stomping to banning of your email, your account, your IP and anything else of yours I can find, plus gets you reported to your ISP and dumped if I can manage it. Don't do it. If you wish to advertise your business, then put it in your signature file, and contribute to the forums. We'll see it. If you're honing to sell your homebrewing related product on Gotmead, contact me and we'll talk. I'm always looking for nifty new toys to tell our readers about.
  5. Sexually explicit content - I have no problem with it if it is a) not spam related and b) has EXPLICIT in the thread title so that those who wish to avoid it may do so. If I see enough of it, I may create a board just for that and move your post there. Post spam-like sexual content, and see rule #3.
  6. Unsolicited email - that is spam. See rule #4.
  7. Private battles/arguments or conversations are *not* to be aired in public on this forum. If you do, you will be asked to publicly apologize, and the thread will be locked. Continue to do it, and you will be banned>/li>
  8. Posting personal emails in order to start a flame war. See previous rules. This is personal, keep it *OFF* my forums.
  9. DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!! This site got started because I was doing my research on meadmaking and created a web page to give me a place to keep my research. The search tool for the forum is located here, and the rest of the site has lots of articles, tips and info, read it first before asking a question that may have been asked dozens of times before. Don't expect us to do your homework for you. You came here to learn, so study and learn! We're not here to hold your hand, I'm not your mother, and the mead world doesn't owe you instant answers because you don't care to do a search. The best way to learn is to learn *yourself*.
  10. User Names in ALL CAPS ARE NOT PERMITTED. If you register your user name with ALL CAPS it will be deleted and a message will be sent to you indicating that you need to re-register with a different version of that user name. Effective 04/04/2008.

The rules are simple and mostly common sense. Very few have problems with or break them, which is why Gotmead is a very friendly and supportive place. Please help me keep it that way by following our simple guidelines.

Thank you,

Vicky Rowe
Owner, Got Mead (