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Daily Paul House Rules and Posting Guidelines

Below are the long form posting guidelines for the Daily Paul. Please review them and add any comments below. Here is a brief summary:

Purpose

  1. To keep the ideas and message of Peace, Sound Money and Liberty alive through discussion and practice.
  2. To serve as an open forum for the honest discussion of ideas and the search for truth.
  3. To share, practice and spread these ideas as far as possible in the world we live in. This site will thus remain in existence as long as there is a need for it, and as long as there are supporters willing to help keep it going.

Please note that this website is my private property. Participating here is a privilege, not a right, a difference fundamental to understanding the message of freedom. Though this site does not officially represent Dr. Paul, all here shall strive to follow the gentlemanly example he sets.

Rules

  1. No profane, disrespectful or divisive language
  2. Spell check and grammar check your work before posting, and refrain from excessive use of CAPITAL LETTERS
  3. Do not post the ENTIRE text of articles from other sites. This is copyright infringement, and could get you, me, and this site in trouble. (In fact, it already has!) Feel free to post a short intro, and then a link to the original article. Understanding fair use would be wise, also.
  4. Do not post racist, sexist, pornographic or otherwise obscene materials
  5. Do not engage in flame wars, personal attacks on other members, incite or encourage violence, post spam or advertisements.
  6. Do not bump your own thread to keep it on the front page, or post the same non-related comment on multiple threads to promote your website or event
  7. No Assholes
  8. If you have an idea, then you do it, not Michael Nystrom, not Ron Paul. You. Learn how and do it.
  9. Any powers not herein delegated are reserved to the States respectively, or to the People.

"Failure to follow these rules can result in banishment from the community."

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LONG FORM Posting Guidelines

I set up this website/blog/forum in January 2007 as a place for Ron Paul supporters to communicate with each other during Ron Paul's 2008 presidential bid. That election ended, but the passionate community of supporters who believe in freedom, liberty, peace, and justice remained as strong as ever. No other candidate has as loyal and passionate a following as Dr. Paul has developed.

The ongoing purpose of this site has therefore become 1) to keep the ideas and message espoused by Dr. Paul alive, 2) to serve as an open forum for the honest discussion of ideas and the search for truth, and 3) to share, practice and spread these ideas as far and wide as possible in the world we live in. This site will thus remain in existence as long as there is a need for it, and as long as there are supporters willing to help keep it going.

This website is my private property. Participating here is a privilege, not a right. Understanding the difference between these concepts is fundamental to understanding the message of freedom and liberty.

The Daily Paul welcomes freedom lovers and students of Liberty everywhere! Anyone is initially granted the privilege (but not the right) to read and post to this site.

In order to post to this site, first you must become a member. All comers are welcome! Members must abide by a few simple rules:


1) Even though this site is not in any official way affiliated with Dr. Paul or any of his multiple organizations, by participating in this site you are still representing Dr. Paul in the eyes of the public.

Dr. Paul is a compassionate, humble, honest, fair and kindhearted human. Follow Dr. Paul’s lead. For a short introduction to what Dr. Paul is like, read this little article. This site is a place to practice creating the kind of world you want live in with your words. On this site, please don’t use profanity or other disrespectful or divisive language.


2) ALWAYS spell check and grammar check your work before posting. The new Firefox has a built in spell checker. Misspelled words get a red underline, and if you right click on them, you get some options from a built-in dictionary.


3) Do not post the text of entire articles from other sites. This is copyright infringement, and could get you, me, and this site into legal hot water! (In fact, it already has!) Feel free to post a brief commentary, and then a link to the original article.

YouTube videos and images cannot be embedded in the forum for copyright and security reasons. Feel free to link to them. Just copy and paste the address, and it will turn into a link automatically.

We are here to support each other, to help each other grow, examine our assumptions, and be more powerful advocates for Liberty in the outside world. We want to be welcoming to new comers to the site. Be the change you want to see in the world. In your world, it all begins with you.

In order for this website to continue functioning, members must agree to play by the rules and respect the community. Anyone who does not respect the community or the guidelines above is not welcome here. Any of the following are grounds to have your post/comment deleted without notice.

Engaging in flame wars or personal attacks on other members, racist or sexist remarks, posting obscene materials, inciting or encouraging violent or illegal acts, posting spam, bumping your own thread to keep it on the front page, posting the same non-related comment on multiple threads to promote your website or event (This is considered spam. The forums are a place for discussion, not advertising), blatant advertising and/or EXCESSIVE USE OF CAPITAL LETTERS is prohibited. If you cannot consistently spell or check your grammar, you may also be banned.

Repeated offenses will result in the termination of your account. As I stated at the beginning, participation in this site is a privilege, not a right. Ultimately, anything that I, as owner and Executive of the Daily Paul, decide reflects poorly on Dr. Paul and/or sullies the good and peaceful name of Ron Paul, the Daily Paul or said supporters is not welcome here. At the end of the day, the Daily Paul is my house. I set it up to honor, respect and promote Ron Paul and the principles of freedom and Liberty. Play fair and you're welcome to stay. Abuse what is offered and you will be banished.

Thank you for your understanding and welcome aboard a magical journey!

Michael Nystrom
Founder & Editor
www.dailypaul.com



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Live Free or Die

No you cant take my country from me, not in the land of the brave and the free. Underestimate the peoples pride, we got the right to Live Free Or Die.

Stand guard againts the ones that pretend, say their a patriot american. Free men stand together for peace, yes tyrannies the devils beast. Resist much and always ask why, we the people Live Free or Die.

No you cant take my country from me, you may try but you wont succeed. Better listen to what we say, you'll live your future in a traitors grave. Lets hear that american cry, one for all Live Free or Die.

The New Hampshire Madmen are in full support of Ron Paul 2012 9thstatemadmen.com

Why Ron Paul is doing so well

The main reason is:
he is having to run as a memeber of one of the two major parties. Which is apparantly what we libertarians have to do to be able to get exposure by the "main stream" media.

Also, in speaking with my friends and family, they state that Ron Paul is the one honest person in the debates. He is one person they have trust in and feel he is the only one with integrity. His views don't change and his beliefs are constant.

Now is that refreshing???? Go Ron Paul. Welcome to Prime Time.

Test

I seem to be blocked.

Perhaps It's time to pull a Ross Perot! What do I mean?

Perhaps somehow Ron and maybe Rand Paul can put together 1-3 TV infomercials lasting 15-30 minutes explaining in elementary terms the essence of our nations debt problem.

Begin with discerned understanding of what happens around the country when a family faces personal financial crisis and has to reign in its expenses. Prioritizing certain expenses that MUST be paid: First, Second, Third, Fourth,...etc

---And making the hard decisions of what to cut--IE: Cable TV, No more eating out at bistros, choosing discount stores more often...etc Take on a 2nd job to help pay off certain credit cards and then chop them up--come up with free or inexpensive types of 'family time' activities that fill the voids of our present lifestyles.

-Come across as someone who knows and understands peoples dilemas.
-Explain that Congress also must get it's own house in order.
-Explain that no bank lends money to someone that has 10 maxed out credit cards just so that the Lendee can pay only the interest on eacg of the cards.

Speak to the American Mind and explain that no sane person thinks they can borrow their way out of bankruptcy.

Then speak to the American Spirit...sharing that the following Infomercial will discuss a Plan that will require Adult choices and backbone.

Compare Congress to out of control Teenagers who constantly max out their credit cards and then manipulate/demand their parents and grandparents to 'give' them more money...otherwise, they won't be able to make IMPORTANT Calls with their Cell Phones...if they don't get the Free Money (Print)...it will be the Parents fault because they are uncaring etc.

I think you all kind of get where I'm coming from.

There are many of you who probably have even better ideas on how and what to discuss in a TV infomercial with Charts and Graphs.

This approach was very beneficial to Ross Perot when he ran for prez as an Independent...yea i know he didn't win...but he lost because he imploded in other areas of his life...the infomercials actually propelled him forward and he became a very serious contender.

Go Ron Paul.

Joη's picture

why post this here?

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"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

Because Ross Perot

I'm guessing because Perot was a 3rd party candidate it becomes relevant. But in that case, let's consider Perot.

How helpful was his campaign for the cause of fiscal conservatism? Not at all.

Let us learn from that lesson that we really need the Republican nomination.

Oops.

Sorry, in another tab, I had open a post about Ron running 3rd party. When I replied to this thread, I thought it was that thread. I'm not sure how to delete this comment now that I've said it.

I now echo the same question: Why is this here?

I think a good rule of thumb

I think a good rule of thumb is to never speak to anyone in a manner that you would not be willing use in person, face to face.

Everyone Please Publish DailyPaul.com on their Facebook...daily

Although the mainstream media tries to ignore Ron Paul and not use his name in any conversations worthy of conversation...we can all Post or Publish this website on Facebook daily.

It will only take a few seconds and will spread like a much needed wild fire that cleanses the earth from debris.

I will begin today by publishing www.dailypaul.com on my Facebook page. I have almost 500 people on my friends listing...surely some will look it up and this website will expand across the country.

Truth cannot be discounted for much longer. Thank you in advance everyone and keep up the good fight.

--Bill Ogden

I wish you would consider making one change

concerning self bumping. Sometimes active topics fly by so quickly that a post can fall off the front page, it seems within a couple minutes. It would seem fair to allow two self bumps, one per day starting the day after the original post. If a post gathers no interest by then, at least you know it didn't just fall into that black hole and at the same time it would not be excessive.

Just a thought.

Edit OP

Then wait.

I use dailyPaul/Tracker OP is new or updated. take a look

For me it's a lot easier than Active Forum Topics plus hot topics have lots of comments.

I have two DP icons one for the sites front page and /tracker

Free includes debt-free!

I agree

Things fly by too fast and some really good articles get missed. I go to "today" or "this week" at times, but keeping something good up at least long enough for people to see it would be nice. Michael's call.

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

A humble suggestion:

change this: While Ron Paul did not win the election, no other ex-presidential candidate has as loyal and passionate a following as Dr. Paul has developed.

to this: While Ron Paul did not win the election, no other ex-presidential candidate has developed as loyal and as passionate a following as Dr. Paul.

I don't mean to nitpick. Thanks for a great site.

Beck Show Tonight

I won't be near a TV tinight. Will someone please record Beck's show tonight with GE Griffen and post?

I will try to remember

& will post youtube.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Just thought

we might put this up here for a while. I'm tired of scrolling through the mile long comments that are actually very long articles cut and pasted from somewhere else.

Michael, FYI on your guidelines page

The link about Dr. Paul (read this little article) leads to the current day on that site and reveals nothing about Dr. Paul as I can see. Just thought you'd like to know.

Thanks for letting me know about the rule against self bumping

I was innocently unaware...can I have my privileges back to reply to comments in my thread please? I promise not to abuse them again.

Sexist comments?

(cough, cough, from the back of the room)

I've read two or three around here. I don't bother to fight with them anymore. I just don't post very often.

Sorry, I thought the ideals of liberty applied to everyone...how naive...

Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietam servitutem. ("I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude"). Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 30 January 1787.

So I don't have the right

to be "sexist"? (not that I am) How in tune with liberty is that? :O)

offensive content complaint

replyVote up!Vote down!HOW ABOUT YOU STOP WITH YOUR DUMBASS idea.
Submitted by Mathew4RonPaul2008 on Wed, 02/23/2011 - 16:42.
native americans live on that land,and it is land of Arizona. so fuck you

NeoConned struck a chord, did he?

ya... it was a little bit "over the top", but I think his words expressed (very graphically!)some of the frustration of our group. It's just "words".

"Rules? !!! What rules? There's no rules in a knife..."

Bellcaptian: "Master Twain, supper is serving in the dining car."

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

I beg to differ Mr Twain...

The knife must be sharp,This would be a rule that is prevalent.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Just a reminder.

This is worth bumping.
grant

Thank You for bumping

Unfortunately due to a recent experience,I am now with the understanding that some have Diplomatic immunity to these guidelines.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

SteveMT's picture

No one is immune from being penalized.

Anyone can get put on probation or banned forever.

Believe it.

Joη's picture

what?

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"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

posting rules

Good rules. I especially appreciate the grammar/spelling rule. Most of us could use improvement on this score; I've noticed myself trating the computer screen like a cell-phone screen instead of a typewritten page.
I'm plugging this into my favorites bar.

By the way: what's a LEO? In my opinion there is too much patois on the web.

It's any member, male or

It's any member, male or female, of the feline community.