Message for all posters on Political board
Posted By: Moderator on 2008-11-13
The topics on this board can be very inflammatory and sensitive. In general, you need to be able to control your emotions and develop a "thick skin" to get along on this board.
Please remember that the Politics board is for political issues/topics. Anything regarding faith, religion, God, atheism, etc., belongs on the Faith board and those topics will be removed.
We are not moderating the Politics board to make it a "nice" place to have "nice" discussions. We moderate it to ensure that as much opportunity to express views, discuss opinions, and debate topics exists. There will be heated exchanges sometimes. Respect and civility can be maintained even when debates occur. This means that you will have to moderate your own reading/responding at times. If a specific poster upsets you, don't read the post. Sometimes you will simply need to refrain from posting.
On occasion, there will be hit-and-run posters or trolls who try to upset you with their posts. Ignore those posts. The more you respond, the more you feed their need for attention. If there is foul language, hate speech, threats of violence or personal attacks, please use the REPORT THIS MESSAGE (at the top right corner of every message) feature available. Do not try to police the board yourself nor try to rally people to your support. Let us simply weed out the posts and posters, as necessary.