When I started up Home Theater Lounge, I did so in the hope of carrying on the spirit and camaraderie that existed at HTT. Regrettably, though not unexpectedly, some of the old problems are already beginning to surface. To ensure the success of HTLounge I feel it necessary to nip these issues in the bud, before the poison spreads. Accordingly, I am imposing some rules which will be strictly enforced by the Administrators, Moderators and myself. The rules are based on common courtesy. Simply put, it is not acceptable to be rude to other members, which includes insulting their religious belief systems, their race, their livelihood, or any other fundamental aspect of who they are. Good natured teasing between friends was always a part of HTT, and will similarly be part of HTLounge. But it ceases to be good natured when one party is hurt or demeaned by it. And please understand that subtle or cryptic insults or inuendo are every bit as unacceptable as those which are more upfront. If the Admins/Mods feel that a member is behaving in an inappropriate manner, a warning may be sent and the member may be suspended, however, the Administrators reserve the right terminate a member's access without a warning or suspension. It does not please me to have to post these rules, and the last thing I want is for them to dampen the spirits of the members. I of course want HTLounge to be a fun place, and believe in my heart that it can be so. I will however, not allow a few bad apples to ruin the whole bunch. Please help me make HTLounge into a terrific place we can all call ?home.?