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We are blessed to maintain a warm, thoughtful, and supportive community in this new Counting On forum by following these guidelines:

The main, overall guideline for this site is: Be Civil. Snark the show and its participants, not your fellow posters. The following are frowned upon: lecturing, being rude or dismissive, verbally attacking, etc. Also, this is not a debate club, no one wins nor are posters required to provide a bibliography to support their opinions. And please remember - some people like the Duggars, and that's fine! Do not shame people for holding an opinion, whether they're in the minority or the majority here.

Some more sitewide & forum specific rules:

  • No political talk. This show has zero political content, so political talk of any kind in posts is off-topic and subject to moderation; this includes Small Talk topics. The Duggars post about politics on social media frequently, but these social media posts are not an invitation to discuss politics here in this forum.
  • Don't bring posts from other sites, that aren't by the Duggars, to this site in order to mock them. People can have whatever opinion about the Duggars they like, and it's not our job to find and shame them.
  • Don’t post pictures or addresses of the various Duggar homes. Don’t post their plane’s itinerary.
  • Do not speculate about or discuss the sexuality of minors.
  • Do not speculate about whether Josh or other Duggars might have or might currently be molesting their children or other children.
  • This show has a lot of religious content, but this is not a religion forum. Please don’t go too deep into the weeds on discussion of religion that doesn’t relate directly to show content, it tends to lead to discussions that are outside the scope of a forum about a television show.
  • Please try to stay on the topic of the thread. It makes it easier for everyone to follow conversations.
  • If someone is breaking the rules, report them, but don’t engage. If you simply find someone annoying, use our Ignore feature - click your name at the top right, and under Settings, go to Ignored Users to add users to the list. Alternatively, hover your mouse over the avatar of the poster you wish to Ignore and click "Ignore" 

You may see a golden note from on high…the mods. Please read but please don’t argue or discuss in the topic. If you have a question, see a problematic theme arising or just want to offer some chocolate to the mods, please feel free to PM us. Like you, we have jobs, families and lives, and may not always be available immediately, so PMing both of us is a good idea. Your Mod is: @Aethera.

This is a big and lively forum, and we want you all to have a good time here. We set up our guidelines in order to have some parameters and minimize complaints and blowups. If you ever need to reach out, please do!

Affectionately, The Mods

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Folks, we've had a repeated problem lately where we're using the Duggars as a starting point and then going way, way off-topic where we're not talking about them at all, but instead our own lives or customs or whatever. 

People come to these threads to read about the Duggars and our reaction to them. So we'd like to keep these threads to the relevant. 

Good rules of thumb:

  • If your post does not mention the appropriate Duggars at all, it's off-topic and belongs in Small Talk. 
  • If your post mentions the Duggars only BARELY, and is mostly about your own personal experiences, those of your family or friends, or discussion of generalized customs or topics, it's off-topic and belongs in Small Talk. 

Going forward, all off-topic posts will simply be removed, not moved to Small Talk. And if people are repeatedly pulling the threads off-topic, they may receive warnings or timeouts. 

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