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The Open FTM Community

a moderated informational space for FTMs

Name:
Open FTM Community
Membership:
Moderated
Posting Access:
All Members
**Minor revisions as of 12/15/05**

This community is open to all self-identified FTM individuals or FTM questioning individuals, as well as their friends, partners and supporters. FTM as a blanket term covering all masculine identified folks, no matter their level of transition. No identity policing here, so basically if you feel FTM applies to you, you belong here, but please recognize that FTM is a very general term and there is a wide variety of identities covered by that term, please refrain from making assumptions about people here or how they identify.

Please also keep in mind that if you are joining this community as a supporter, ally, or partner of an FTM that this space is meant to be primarily an FTM support and information space. Your support and input is welcome here, but please remember to speak from your own experience.

Please be open-minded and respectful even when you don't agree with people here.

Posts must be FTM related and use the LJ cut tag for long posts. Off-topic posts, quizes, duplicate posts, new posts started to continue arguments from previous posts, etc. will be deleted and a comment will be left for the original poster to let them know.

Members who cannot stick to the rules here will be warned and banned if neccesary.

This community was started as an alternative to the ftm community, after a former moderator had an issue with the former moderator of that community. It was meant to be a more open, casual space for FTM identified individuals to get information and discuss issues without policing and censorship. I monitor this space carefully and will not hesitate to enforce the rules and remind folks that we don't always have to get along, but we do need to remember to respect eachother and not attack people personally for their views. I think that this makes for a more pleasant space to post and discuss things, and I hope that others feel that way too.

I welcome your comments and any feedback on this community, please feel free to contact the moderators at any time.
Email and IM details for xxasimont on user info page

Community Rules
1.) No personal attacks on others
2.) All posts, comments, etc. must be respectful
3.) Please try to use "I statements" and avoid generalizations
4.) Please speak from your own experiences and avoid speaking for others
5.) Transphobia of any kind will not be tolerated here, nor will prejudice against any generalized group of people (i.e. homophobia, racism, classism, sexism, etc.)
6.) No community friends-only posts are to be published elsewhere


Let's all just be adults here and we won't have any problems....
THIS COMMUNITY IS UNDER MODERATED MEMBERSHIP AT PRESENT DUE TO A PROBLEM WITH SOMEONE TAKING SCREEN SHOTS OF COMMUNITY POSTINGS IN MULTIPLE COMMUNITIES AND PUBLISHING THEM ON ANOTHER WEBSITE. I WILL GET NEW MEMBER APPLICATIONS PROCESSED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, IF THERE IS A DELAY, TRY EMAILING ME at suevill@alphalink.com.au . THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

Very reluctantly, after escalation of the problems a number of the trans communities have been having with posts being leaked via screencaps and posted elsewhere, we, along with many of the trans and trans partners communities have had to set the default for posts to friends only. Hopefully we will be able to change this in the future, but at the moment for the safety of our communities, this is the way things have to be.

Anyone wanting to join the community who has a community only LJ needs to email one of the moderators with both their normal and community on LJ user names. Emails can be sent to suevill@aphalink.com.au. I'll let my co-mod add his own email if he's ok with people having it.

I'm sorry we've had to do this, but until we can stop the problem, this is the only way we can safeguard (to the best of our ability) the communities we are responsible for.
Simon

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