Our Rules for Political Discussion

These are the rules:

1: No personal attacks. Attacking the post content is ok, attacking the person is not.
2: Watch your language. The F Bomb is not acceptable in conversation here.
3: Don’t post porn, or overly graphic imagery.
4: Do not copy and paste entire articles, this is copyright infringement.
5: Moderators and Administrators may make discretionary calls on other things not mentioned if they feel it violates the site standards.

Improve the Discussion

Add to our discussions and debates, don’t sit on the sidelines!

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

Your Participation Counts

The conversations we have here set the tone for every new arrival. Help us influence the future of this community by choosing to engage in discussions that make this forum an interesting place to be — and avoiding those that do not.

Let’s leave our community better than we found it.

If You See a Problem, Flag It

Moderators have special authority; they are responsible for this forum. But so are you. With your help, moderators can be community facilitators, not just janitors or police.

When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. It encourages the bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.

In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.

Always Be Civil

Again, attack the content of posts and not the poster.

Keep it clean. Don’t post anything obscene or sexually explicit.

This is a public forum, and search engines index these discussions. Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends.

Keep It Tidy

Try to put new topics in a category that matches.

Dont Encourage Breaking the Law

You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law.

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