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Old 10-29-2012, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Posting Policies/Rules For This Board

The posting rules and policies for this board have been up long enough that all of the regular posters here should be aware of them by now. New posters on this board will be asked to please read them as well. They will be enforced to the letter from now on. If you want this board to continue, please make all possible efforts to adhere to them, and the Allcoast Terms Of Use, and there should be no problems.

1. Make your posts to the topic, not to another poster. There is nothing wrong with a little friendly banter or a spirited, even a vehement discussion. But the insults and name calling will not be tolerated in any fashion when used towards a poster on this board. Nor will characterizations such as "Democommie" or "right wing whacko". They add nothing to a conversation or discussion.

2. The posting of cartoons and politcal caricatures will not be allowed. Previously, many of the cartoons posted have used demeaning racial caricatures and stereotypes that are not allowed. The other problem is that the majority of these cartoons are also copyrighted material. They will no longer be permitted in any fashion.

3. The title of your post does not count as a commentary! The posting of cut and paste material, (Complete articles and so forth.), will not be permitted. If you wish to make a commentary about something and then post a link to the issue you are concerned about, that's fine. But links will not be permitted to stand on their own. They must be accompanied by your thoughts or opinions on the subject. Simply posting someone else's words, thoughts, or opinions by themselves is no longer acceptable. Excerpts from articles are permitted providing they do not constitute the bulk of the article. (**NOTE: A first deletion under this rule will simply be a warning. A subsequent violation will result in banning.)

4. The posting of chain emails has never been permitted here and it still isn't.

5. Due to the software change over to vBulletin, You Tube videos will now be reviewed on a case by case basis. In the past the majority of these videos were only posted in an effort to demean one side or the other in a discussion. Many of these videos also contain information which cannot be substantiated or validated in any meaningful fashion. Please use discretion and a little common sense when posting anything from You Tube. If there is information or commentary in the video that you would like to discuss, make your case and post the video. When a You Tube link is posted the new software just puts up the video automatically now anyway.

6. The posting of images or pictures generally speaking is not permitted, even for demonstrative purpose. The deletion of these is at the discretion of the moderators. (**NOTE: If a picture or image is deleted at the discretion of the moderator, this will not be considered grounds for banning from the forum unless the posting of such images is regular and ongoing.)

7. The posting of links to any objectionable, profane, pornographic, or racist sites is strictly prohibited.

8. Song lyrics are NOT to be considered commentary by themselves, or generally speaking with anything else.

9. There will be ABSOLUTELY NO religious proselytizing or demeaning of ANY religion on the Political board or any other board on Allcoast.

10. There will be no further warnings or any "time outs" given. The rules for this board and the Allcoast Terms Of Use are very specific. Any violation of the stated rules for this board or Allcoast's Terms of Use will result in the immediate suspension of posting privileges for this forum.

Lastly, we are all supposed to be adults here. There is nothing wrong with having sprited, even vehement debate, regarding almost any issue, so long as said discussion remains civil. But when the discussion devolves into little more than petty insults and name calling, it is pointless to allow it to continue. It is unrealistic to expect all sides to agree on any issue, but that is NOT what this is about at all. We don't expect everyone to like each other or even be cordial in conversation. This is about being able to discuss things in a reasonably adult fashion, and still maintain an air of civility while doing so. If we all stick to the topics and the material pertaining to them rather than posting to another person, there shouldn't be any problems doing so.


John

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Old 03-05-2014, 01:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Rule #5 has been modified.

Due to the software change over to vBulletin rule #5 pertaining to You Tube videos has been modified.
Please review the change.

Thank you,

John
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