TrainBoard is a place where we try to get away from the world's hiccups for a few minutes. Together we share the joys, and benefits of the various aspects which these railroad hobbies offer to us. In order to help accomplish this goal, here are a few things we wish to avoid, which can cause things to quickly go sour. Staff will quickly edit anything, or delete entirely, messages straying into: * Politics * Profanity * Race * Religion * Sex * Sexual Orientation There may be a rare occasion, where an exception is made. Such as discussion of Pullman Porters, or labor used to build early railroads. But only as long as kept strictly within historical context. As much as humanly possible, please stay on topic and use the appropriate Forum for your discussions. It is human nature than on occasion people might wander off course a bit. It happens! Do NOT become upset that your thread has been "hijacked", etc. Do not make an angry post. (You might end up being the one edited or moderated.) Show a little sense of humor, have some patience and act with maturity! If you feel there is truly a concern, please contact TrainBoard Staff, privately. We do have a strictly 'off topic' area available: "The Cattle Car." It's use still requires the same topic exclusions named above. TrainBoard management reserves the right to: * Change the status of any membership; * Make any topic or post moves, edits or deletions as deemed necessary; ...in order to keep life here as peaceful as possible. Thank you for your understanding.