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Dear all-

Hi, and welcome. We hope you'll like it here. In the interests of promoting that, we need to get some business out of the way and establish a few ground rules. <Background>This board was started in response to the overwhelming amount of trolls and parent-apologists who have overrun the Choosing Not to Have Children board. </background> If you fall into one of those categories, stop reading and get off our board now. Please.

In case the title's not direct enough for you, let us spell it out: this is a kid-free, parent-free zone. This means:
-That no one wants to hear about your kids. At all. Really.
-That no one wants to hear about your opinions/skills/ideas about parenting-good, bad, or indifferent.
-That REALLY, no one wants to hear about why you believe you're the exception to the statements posted here.
-That REALLY, no one wants to hear how you're offended by the statements here.
-That you need to respect the board culture enough to NOT think that you're above the law regarding any of the above topics, because
-This means you. All of it, and all of you.

In short, if you're not the target audience (childfree, looking to b*tch about obnoxious kids and their obnoxious parents, looking to discuss why you like your childfree lifestyle, etc.) and/or not willing to abide by the law of this land, please do us all a favor and find another place to play. We're targeting a certain demographic, and if that's not you, sorry. There are tons of parenting boards on the Fool. And if there's not one that's to your liking, go start your own. But don't bring that subject matter here because 1) this is not the place for it (duh!) and 2) it will not be received kindly. There's enough ugliness on the boards already, so let's not add to it, OK?

On that note, we ask that board members/regulars here participate in mass shunnings of all who come here and disobey the FAQ. No responding, nothing - just ignore the posts, and if you feel like it, hit the FoolAlert.

If you've read this far, we're impressed. Thanks for coming, and we hope you enjoy it here.

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