I am here to work with all of you to make this forum an enjoyable place for all, and hopefully bring in additional posters in the process.
The goal is a fun and interesting forum where people can come to discuss and/or debate the politics or news of the day.
Boston.com posting rules are very simple and straightforward.
Keep it clean. No swears or porn.
Be nice. No threats, abuse, or spam.
Be respectful. No hate speech.
Be truthful. Don't pretend to be somebody else.
Debate, but don't attack. Stay away from personal attacks.
No ads. No pushing a product or service, and no asking for money.
Don't steal. Don't post somebody else's stuff, and don't libel anybody.
We can edit. Or delete. Or ban you.
To the above, I will also add No Flaming. For our purposes, I am going with the Urban Dictionary definition since it is the easiest for all to understand and says essentially what that tech guides say. Flaming is defined as
“An online argument that becomes nasty or derisive, where insulting a party to the discussion takes precedence over the objective merits of one side or another”.
Comments that fall into this category will be deleted by me.
Please use this thread as a place to post any moderator related concerns. If you feel a comment has been removed in error, please do not hesitate to let me know. Likewise, if you feel a comment violates the Posting Policy, then please bring it to my attention. Together, we will work to create a fun, informative and lively environment in the BDC News and Politics forum.
Also, with regards to the prohibition of hate speech, I will also delete any post that contains a website link to any group which has received a “hate group” designation. I say this by way of explanation for a comment which was removed by me this morning.
Differences of opinion are always to be respected and one of the things that keeps the forum going. Please know that will always be foremost .
"A Jedi uses the Force for Knowledge and Defense, never for Attack"