See, these are rules I like because anyone with a clear mind and a good conscience could put these 4 to good use. However, as I recall you want specific rules that are clear. Definitions. Example: 3) What is intent? How do display intent? What exactly is harassing? You and I both know what rule three means. But we need (according to you) to set specific guidelines on how to define these words. Also, there are many kinds of harassment. What if it happened one time and it's mild ("You are ugly" and end of story) or one time and it's severe ("I'm going to cut your throat")? What if it's mild and happens an X number times? Is it more severe than if it happened X-1 times? Should we have banned at X-1? Where do we draw the line for immediate banning? How long should the ban be for every possible instance? I think it's best to have general rules (as you have it) and not worry so much about every possible case to consider consequences. Everyone that has been on the Internet long enough to stumble upon a forum should have SOME sense of netiquette. A member will know (at least in theory) when they post something that might not be tolerated. A moderator should know when the line is crossed.