Basic Drug Discussion Forum Guidelines
Moderators: NeighborhoodThreat, Swimmingdancer, bronson, Venrak, Chromophobia
Please read the entire thing carefully!
Welcome to the Basic Drug Discussion forum. The main goal of this forum is to promote harm reduction by providing accurate drug information, and specific resources for reducing harm from drug use. Please conduct yourself in a manner that is both respectful and consistent with this goal. If you are unsure whether your topic is appropriate for Basic Drug Discussion or not, please send a Private Message to a moderator and we’ll be glad to help.
SAFETY FIRST! Beyond all other goals, Basic Drug Discussion is a harm reduction form. Please keep this in mind when posting. We are not here to help get you as high as possible. We will not allow posts or threads promoting or glorifying dangerous drug use practices. We are here to promote safe, smart, and responsible drug use. Any threads or posts that are counterproductive to that goal will be closed.
NO FLAMING We expect you to conduct yourself in a civil manner here. We do not expect everyone to be Care Bears however please do not make personal insults towards other posters and try to stay on-topic. Personal discussions that only concern you and another poster should be taken to Private Messages.
SEARCH! SEARCH! SEARCH! Before you ask a question, please use the search engine to see if your question can be answered without starting a new thread.
CLOSED THREADS If your post gets closed, contact the person responsible for closing it. Do NOT start a new thread in protest or repost the same thread. All issues about how the forum is operated should be taken to PM with a Moderator, Senior Moderator, Admin, or posted in the Support Forum. The staff contact list is available here.
[Basic Drug Discussion Specific Rules]
Note that this is not an exhaustive list and anything posted in Basic Drug Discussion which the mods feel is inappropriate for the forum will be dealt with.
The following content is not allowed in Basic Drug Discussion. Don't post or refer to any of this information. If you do it will be edited out and you may face further sanctions.
1) NO SOURCES
This is extremely important. We do not allow posts discussing sources for ANY substance or drug paraphernalia, legal or illegal. In the past we made an exception to this rule for harm reduction supplies, (like bacteriostatic water, micron filters, etc) but our site policy regarding such links is currently under review so in the meantime even harm reduction supplies will be prohibited until further notice. We will keep this updated if there are any changes.
2) NO DRUG PRICES
Do not post threads asking about the price or availability of drugs. Do not list prices of any drugs anywhere in threads. Formerly we had an annual price thread where anyone could list drug prices for their location however this has been closed and NO DRUG PRICES are allowed anywhere. The only prices allowed are for harm reduction materials.
3) DO NOT INCRIMINATE YOURSELF
You can talk about smack you HAD, or stuff like that, but it's best if you avoid saying "I have this awesome smack, I bought a half ounce." Also, DO NOT come here looking to buy or sell drugs. You will be banned immediately.
4) NO GENERIC v. BRAND DISCUSSION THREADS
The only significant differences are few and far between and speculating about subjective difference between generic and brand drugs (or between different brands) is not productive.
In addition to specific information which Basic Drug Discussion does not allow, certain subjects are also off limits. If you think something you want to discuss may not be allowed please ask a mod first. Since some of these issues are not clearly defined what is appropriate will be determined at the mods' discretion.
1) NO DRUG TESTING QUESTIONS
We do not allow threads asking how to beat a drug test, how drug tests work, what they can detect, etc. We do not allow threads asking how long a given drug stays in your system, because that information can easily be found here and elsewhere with a simple google search. Please see the archived subforum of drug testing questions and answers.
2) NO PILL OR SUBSTANCE ID THREADS
If you have a pill or powder and do not know what it is, do not start a thread asking these questions. You can call poison control or a local pharmacy as well as check Drugs.com, Rxlist.com, and even Google.com. If you have an unknown substance, beyond having laboratory testing done there is no way for us to know what you have. "What did I take" threads listing subjective effects are equally useless because they will only lead to endless speculation. This also applies for commercial products containing unknown research chemicals. If manufacturers don't state all ingredients then we can't help you.
3) NO ASKING WHAT TO SAY TO DOCTORS TO GET CERTAIN DRUGS.
Anything besides the truth is scamming, and we don't condone scamming doctors.
4) NO LEGAL QUESTIONS
If you have legal questions about filling scripts or drug laws of certain countries, we can't help you. These laws vary widely from place to pace, making it next to impossible for us to give you an accurate or valuable answer. Seek legal counsel and if appropriate, post in a regional forum.
5) NO QUESTIONS RESULTING IN ENDLESS SPECULATIVE DISCUSSION
What this means is that questions that cannot be answered will be closed. This includes questions like "Did I OD the other day?" - "What drug did I actually take when I took that weird pill?" - "Did I miss that shot?" There is no point in asking these types of questions because there is no way we can give you an absolute answer.
6) NO QUESTIONS ASKING IF A MEDICATION OR DRUG IS RECREATIONAL
These questions can easily be answered with wikipedia, google, or erowid. If you have exhausted these options and your question has Harm Reduction value, then it is up to the discretion of the moderators whether or not it is appropriate. Listing the contents of your medicine cabinet or questions which display no prior research on the topic will be closed.
7)NO DISCUSSION ON MEDICATING ANIMALS
So you've got some ketamine laying around and your dogs in distress? Take them to a Vet, not ask Bluelight. Discussion of any descript medicating animals if forbidden and will be shut down.
When posting in Basic Drug Discussion please ensure you follow these rules in order to help make the forum more organized and run smoother.
1) MAKE SURE YOUR THREAD GENERATES DISCUSSION
Threads that are 100% self-serving (that interest nobody but you) or that will not lead to a meaningful discussion are prohibited. If you'd like to chat about things like that, please use your Bluelight Blog or the Bluelight Social and Information Booth.
2) NO BUMPING A THREAD BECAUSE IT HAS NOT RECEIVED ANY RESPONSES
"Bumping" is the act of replying to a thread so it will regain position at the top of the forum. Please do not do this. More often than not, most threads that disappear to older pages still get answered eventually. Please be patient.
3) USE THE EDIT BUTTON TO ADD TO A POST
If you submit a post and shortly thereafter realize there is something you want to add, please edit the already made post instead of submitting a new one to prevent bumping the thread.
4) REFRAIN FROM USING RED TEXT
Red text is reserved for mod use in editing and adding comments to other users' posts. Most people find reading text containing multiple colors annoying and difficult but if you do choose to use colors other than black don't use red.
5) NO "URGENT REPLY" REQUESTS
Please do not include "Urgent/Quick Response/Etc." in your thread title. Your thread will be responded to when people have the chance. If there is an actual emergency you shouldn't be posting about it on the internet. If someone's life is in danger, contact Emergency Medical Services.
There are many questions and discussions unsuited for Basic Drug Discussion which would fit in well at other forums in BlueLight. Here are some of the more common topics which belong somewhere else.
1) NO POSTING ABOUT PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS, CANNABIS OR ECSTASY
For these drugs, check out the Psychedelic Drugs, Cannabis Discussion or Ecstasy Discussion forums.
2) NO POSTING TRIP REPORTS
Please direct these to the Trip Reports forum.
3) NO REGIONAL THREADS
If a drug issue is only relevant to people in your geographical region, please use your corresponding regional forum for this discussion.
4) NO SOCIAL DRUG USE THREADS
Topics such as the music you enjoy or what you like to do while on drugs, your specific drug preferences, etc. should be directed to the Drug Culture forum.
The moderators of the forum reserve the right to edit posts, close/transfer threads at our discretion. If your thread is closed/moved/merged, please do not take this as some kind of personal insult, we’re just trying to keep the forum organized and flowing smoothly. If you have a question or concern about such a post, PLEASE send a private message to the mod who closed it or any other mod and we’ll be more than happy to talk with you about it.