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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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Can a thread get locked because of a few poster's ill manners?

This allows a smal handfull to bury a thread they don't like. Some decent conversations are gone.

Some sites allow for selected posters to be hidden by the users choice.
The user can choose to block other users from his sight. Plonk.

All for freedom? Freedom for all!

Free includes debt-free!

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Individual comments and comment chains can be removed...

Without damaging or altering the original post.
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The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.isil.org/resources/introduction.swf

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

I think it is important to write about controversial things if

one is passionate about it and has something to say. I think when writing here at DP it ought to be the same as writing a paper for a magazine, a book, university degree. Keeping it to that caliber of integrity is very important.

Controversial topics are important to explore as long as people stay civil and in their integrity. Agree to disagree! Is that not what free speech is all about? The ability to express oneself in a way that is both informative yet respectful even if the topic is controversial.

If we can practice 'equanimity', I think this site will surely grow.

Regarding, "It's a conspiracy theory - you're hurting Dr. Paul's image."

From my point of view I ask myself about this wonderful, rare, statesman, Dr.Paul, what is it that makes him so remarkable?

I conclude it is because he 'courageously' spoke out about things that were considered 'taboo' in D.C. and the media, in terms of our foreign policy and our money system(Federal Reserve), during a time when it was considered 'inappropriate' to even mention such things.

This particular courage of his is what so many of us find remarkable in addition to his substantial content.

I say this because I am very passionate in supporting myself and those who feel strongly about their 'pet issue' as some call it. I just 'cringe' when people say things like 'don't feed the trolls'.

From where I come from, I feel G-d speaks through people especially when there is appropriate enthusiasm and passion. (An enthusiast is an ambassador for G-d!!!)

I believe this in fact the very special ingredient that has made Dr.Paul such a blessing to himself and his family and to all of us fortunate enough to recognize that in him for the benefit of our country?

The religion threads get very tense but here's the thing. Is it not true that there is an elephant in the living room regarding those who on one hand passionately fight against abortion, yet these same people seem to have absolutely no compunction whatsoever in sending our troops over to invade a perfectly sovereign country committing murder, rape, torture, destruction of private property?

These ones consider themselves 'religious' and I think that needs to be confronted BIG time in this country! Not the religion per se but how is it that religious people can commit such 'civil crimes of support'? Is this NOT a contradiction that requires all our scrutiny??

I would think we ought to deconstruct this but we ought to do it in a way that is still respectful of others. I have no problem dealing with such conflicts myself because I believe it is important to discuss these things to raise the consciousness as it were.

That includes just about anything that is controversial because that is what 'Liberty' is. Being free to discuss may lead to a better informed people and especially to 'Justice' and the warding away of further destruction and abuse!!

http://www.mngop54b.org/

http://www.mnlg.org

http://www.therootsofchange.com

http://www.cc2009.us

Is that not what free speech is all about? YES!

For most of our lifetime we have been encouraged by moneyed interests to divide up into cliques, accept a dogmatism and social rigidness, then identify "them" as adversaries.

Now here we all are. Do we think we are going to break a lifetime of shallow mindedness and self imposed autism and find ourselve able to just get along. There has been trillions spent on our brainwashings and countless hours.

Our psychology is conservative, we are loathe to give up what works, or what we have been convinced works. This take time and reflection.

[And practice here at the Daily Paul. IMO] strike out

All for freedom? Freedom for all!

Free includes debt-free!

Moderators

It's great that there are posting guidelines. Let's enforce them, okay? There are a number of members here who do nothing but stir the antagonism pot. Yesterday there was "Atheism is a Fraud." Today, "The Bible is Evil." Whatever one might think about the assertions in those messages (neither of which I have read, BTW), they are not germane. At best they are diversions. Once such a thread gets started, it seems to stay around forever. The pot-stirrers will bump the thread if necessary.

I think the moderators need to take a much more active role in closing those kinds of threads, and booting the repeat offenders off the site.

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

reedr3v's picture

bump

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I second that!

That's why I posted "Please don't feed the trolls." If we stop feeding them, they will go away.

Healthnut4freedom

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

I don't think they will go

I don't think they will go away unless they are booted away. The moderators need to start closing threads and booting the offenders.

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

so now jive in his ultimate

so now jive in his ultimate wisdom who called a troll thinks that freedom and liberty should be cut on the daily paul? interesting.. and you admit to not even have read them.. all I say is look who posted the anti chriostian themes first and how long ago...

A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 22:3
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to
send peace on earth: I came not to send peace,
but a sword.

A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 22:3
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to
send peace on earth: I came not to send peace,
but a sword.

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By choosing to participate here...

You are agree to obey to the rules. If you do not, you should be escorted off. It has nothing to do with freedom, and everything to do with respect.

But these cries of "freedom" are a diversion from what these posts actually do which is break the rules that the posters agreed to abide by when they posted. A voluntary/free community does NOT mean that there are no rules, it means that your participation is voluntary and you may withdraw when you choose.
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The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.isil.org/resources/introduction.swf

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

He's been escorted off once

He's been escorted off once already. Why he is allowed to stay this time I cannot say.

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

bump

Obama = O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica

Obama = O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica

Bump for K.F.

.

Thank you, thank you!

Thank you for bumping this. I can't believe what worthless garbage is being posted. I think we need spam removal that should get rid of any post that has religion, god, bible, creation/evolution in it. Too, too pointless and doesn't have anything to do with furthering the cause of liberty. We have had some thoughtful discussions and I have enjoyed them but that was a long time ago. Recently it has been all hate and discord.

Healthnut4freedom

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

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Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

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testify ...

~
pardon the phrase :-)

?Just wrote my senators

Just wrote my senators
On November 30th, 2009 riceowlex says:

To ask them what they were doing to help get S 604 more co-sponsors.
I cannot think of a more important issue than saving us all from eating out of garbage bins if our monetary system collapses. Call, write, email you senators and ask them what they're doing to get every member of the senate onboard with S 604. There is ABSOLUTELY no reason the FED gets a pass on criminal activities with our money.

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

And you posted that information on this thread?

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

Joη's picture

Regarding 2)

Know how to use Apostrophes. Maybe Firefox will one day have this check as well.

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

What?

You mean apostrophe's aren't used to make things plural?

this use

makes it possessive. Phil's comment.

Yes, I need work too.

I was being snarkastic

:)

HERE IS WHAT WE DO ABOUT IT

Truth and justice win over lies and deception.
Promote the letter I sent to President Obama & US Attorney in DC, CD Phillips on 7-30-09 to your friends, twitter it etc. I put it on my website: http://www.divine-way.com

Subject: Authority to investigate Barack Obama
& Quo Warranto in Donofrio
Same authority to investigate terrorists in America

100 Characters: share on twitter:
Sharing Questions E-mailed to President Obama & US Attorney DC, CD Phillips - 7-30-09 divine-way.com

How about some kinda' simple explanation on how this site works?

Like, how come some people can post to the home page, and others can't?

How come some people have a blog, and I don't?

How come there are no ads in the classifieds?

they only give blogs to

they only give blogs to anarchists.

Ventura 2012

Ya,

that's pretty much what I thought.

um ~

one poster doesn't mean "all"

If you noticed, the anarchy blogs appear to be generated by just ONE author ~ with an anarchist point of view.

Bump

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

for Poul the fool

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Bumpity Bump Bump!~

“The 2010 election cycle is just around the corner. We must
redouble our efforts to educate our fellow citizens, recruit and support liberty candidates, and marshal our resources for the battle ahead.” – Ron Paul

Thanks Michael

Thank you for providing us with this place to associate.