Welcome to the CQ board

Posted by webmaster on January 30, 2005 at 07:23:21


This board was created in response to various requests we get from time to time, from people seeking lost friends/family that used to belong to the group called The Family/Children of God. It is a place to reconnect and rediscover each other and hopefully assist in the recovery process.... sort of a "Lost & Found" department. Happy reunions!

Protecting Privacy
In order to protect the identities of those who may not necessarily want to be "found," only Bible names will be allowed in the CQs. An exception can be made where there are extenuating circumstances, but written permission must be obtained from the coordinator.

Seekers should preferably use their old Bible names as handles. For those who were never in the group, you may choose to use any name you want.

Email Addresses
We strongly recommend that you use public emails (e.g. yahoo, hotmail, etc.) for your contact information when posting.

Simple posting protocols
If you wish to look for someone, start a new thread ("Start a New CQ" on the left menu). Anyone may add to that freely, if it concerns the same person(s) the originally CQ was made for.

Please do not post your own CQ under the same thread as someone else's - thereby branching off their CQ into yours.

exFamily.org Disclaimer:
This board is open to the public and acts as an instant world-wide publishing medium. All posters on this board assume full legal responsibility for what they post.

The appearance of a person's name(s) on this board does not imply or confirm their current/former membership &/or involvement with the COG/Family
(see pseudonyms list).

Posting someone's name(s) - legal or alias, does not necessarily imply or confirm their membership in the COG/Family
(see pseudonyms list).

By posting on this board, you agree to act in good faith, for the sole purpose of searching for someone you know personally. This board is not for exposing the fact that someone is a member of the group--if you wish to embark on exposés please use the other boards, and see our policy on naming names.

Posts disregarding our simple guidelines will be deleted without notice.

Show courtesy and respect.
No unwelcome familiarity or badgering.
No personal attacks.
No personal harassment or stalking.

Multiple Pen Names (handles).
The use of multiple pen names is permitted as long as there is no malicious intent for doing so.

Initiating Posts must contain subject matter ("message" box must be filled) - not just a subject line with no text - "(NT)".
  • A name or handle is required
  • The subject line may not be empty
  • The websites (the "optional link URL" box) and email address boxes are optional
No advertising or linking for commercial purposes, or to sites and products which may be understood to be disruptive of the commercial rights of others - such as pirate software, or sites which encourage piracy.

Unintelligible posts or posts which make no sense to the purpose of the board or site will be deleted.

Interpretation of the above is the responsibility of the coordinator(s).
This version of the rules and guidelines may be updated without notice and supersedes all previous versions.
The main policies page of this site overrides and supersedes all rules and guidelines on this page.

Complaints, suggestions or questions can be sent to the coordinator: