Greetings and Welcome to the American Civil War Message Board.
As owner and ezOps director for this site I would like to take this moment to personally welcome you to our interactive web-site, based upon America's most supreme test, The American Civil War. Your participation is welcome and encouraged.
This site is time honored and award winning. We have the honor of some very knowledgable people who contribute here on a regular basis who, like you, are interested in the many facets of the War Between the States. We openly invite you to look through our many specific threads on various subject matters and are sure you will find many areas of specific interest to your own. We encourage all to feel free to participate, join in discussions or present thoughts on open topic already posted or to post your own to create new threads.
The site is visited by a vast diversity of folks with the same mutual interest, from students to housewives, scholars and novices alike. There is something for everyone here. For those just new to the study of the period there is a wealth of knowledge that is openly shared here and no question will be deemed silly or without the best intentions of it's purpose. Ours is but to help when and where we can. In turn your own participation here will no doubt also provide important information of your own findings that can be added to the overall mix.
We do have some basic ground rules here concerning the Rule and Use of the Message Board. Though they are few, they are and will be very carefully maintained through the efforts of our staff of administrators and moderators.
1. As this site is used by both young and old alike and as a learning tool within the education system, we maintain that use of foul language or inapproriate comments be refrained from and will not be tolorated.
2. We encourage debate. In all events, however, we require that regardless of how intense a debate may become in its execution, above all a mutual measure of respect and courtesy shall be maintained. Simply put, if a particular topic of debate gets to the point where one may no longer maintain such common courtesy, simply obstain from that topic.
3. That as the owner and ezOps of this site, I along with my support staff of Administrators and Moderators reserve the right to take any appropriate measures needed in order to maintain the measure of quality for this site and for those who use it. The staff monitors this board very carefully. As such if and when we feel something is in violation of the standards we maintain here, we will contact that individiual with a warning. If such continues to be a problem that individual will be blocked from further use of this site. All new members to this site will have for a limited time a posting restriction of one per day initially. This is done as a means for us screen our new members. In a short time, these posting capibilites will be increased and eventually expanded to unlimited posting capibilites. If we encounter behavior unsuitable to the parameters of this board by an individual that limitations of posting may be extended or may be reduced as a result of inappropriate behavior
4. You will find no pop-up advertising on this site. We pay to keep the site clear of such distractions. As such, we also reserve the right to assure that any such posts submitted here for the intent of advertising for personal gain will likewise be removed.
As one of the features of this board, we do have a Chat Room facility for our members and encourage folks to make use of it. You may make use of the chat room to open a real time chat or discussion. We also run our weekly Civil War Trivia Game each Wednesday evening at 8:00 EST in the Chat Room The game runs weekly from the early fall to a final championship playoff around the 1st. of May. The game is competitive but more a good friendly evening sharred by all who participate.
We have a very great group of participants here who share on a regular basis. We have had the pleasure of setting up actual member get togethers at various Civil War locations over the years where many of us have had the pleasure to meet in person and further build the bonds of friendship found here.
I would also invite you to stop by and visit our sister site, The American Civil War Homepage www.civil-war.net where you will find a wealth of related information.
Again, my regards to you for your participation here. It is my pleasure to welcome you to our family of participants. As always, if I can be of any service or should you have any questions regarding the use of this site Please feel free to contact me.