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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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well said

I wonder every day where we would be WITHOUT DailyPaul....

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."
-- Patrick Henry

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

2010 Census

Charles

Well, the math test will surely block many! 83% of Georgia 6th graders flunked their math test!

A reading of the 2010 census form is startling. Nowhere is the nationality of the "residents" required! Do we intend to set congressional districts based on included aliens?

Is there any plan or way to correct this intentional oversight?

God bless America, PLEASE. (Someone please get the Kenyan out!)

Charles

Aliens?

Yikes, I'm scared.

This web site I love and

This web site I love and everything about it, but the one thing that bothers me is when GOD or HOLY are used with poor language or in vain, it hurts me to see it. I guess because I love GOD.

Me too. And its like shooting the Liberty movement in the foot

Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 28 August 1774
"I am anxious for our perplexed, distressed Province-hope they will be directed into the right Path. Let me intreat you, my Dear, to make yourself as easy and quiet as possible. Resignation to the Will of Heaven is our only Resource in such dangerous Times. Prudence and Caution should be our Guides. I have the strongest Hopes, that We shall yet see a clearer Sky, and better Times.

Oh God, get over yourself! ;-)

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!

& God Loves you patriot

I agree...
it hurts me to see personal attacks and when people make statements against any particular religion...
think of it - God allows so many religions to exist for a reason just as one looks at heaven through one window or another they both still see the same sky.

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."
-- Patrick Henry

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

Removed and reposted elsewhere

Removed and reposted elsewhere

What are the changes?

I like the guidelines. Of course, the devil is in the details (interpretation and enforcement).

I hope the following paragraph will not be a toothless one:

"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. Please do not write anything that Dr. Paul himself would not say or would not approve of, or that would reflect poorly on Dr. Paul or his organizations. 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."

Frankly, a lot of well-intentioned people continue to post stuff that "reflects poorly on Dr. Paul or his organizations." This is stuff that "Dr. Paul himself would not say or...approve of," such as CONSTANT discussion of fringe conspiracies (chemtrails, etc.).

Hey, look, there's got to be some flexibility. I admit that. I'm not worried if -- once in a blue moon -- someone segues into a discussion on chemtrails if we get back on subject. But there are times when 25% or more of the active threads on the front page violate that paragraph and reflect poorly on us.

People need to understand how their "pet issues" are perceived by people, how "mixing the message" causes outsiders to perceive us holistically, and how mainstream Ron Paul supporters feel about being lumped in with those views. We don't like it. We don't begrudge you for your beliefs or because you want to discuss them, we just don't want you doing so in such a way that it makes us look like ALL Ron Paul supporters share those concerns.

Hopefully these guidelines will help people understand that, and will help the site stay more focused and less threatening to those who are new to the movement.

Stay free,
JP

that's what people said about the Federal Reserve

when I used to post about it in the early days of the RP Forums. "It's a conspiracy theory - you're hurting Dr. Paul's image." Imagine where this movement would be if Ron Paul felt the same way. I say let there be talk about anything RP supporters want to talk about, as long as they are respectful to each other and have shown that they are true supporters of the movement.

"Truth never damages a cause that is just."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

we are the Remnant

we are the Remnant

that is a valid point...

that will hopefully be heard.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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I very much

agree.

bump

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

Ron Paul bumper sticker

I intend to keep my Ron Paul bumper sticker as long as I own my vehicle. How best to preserve the sticker? An odd request perhaps, but more than ever, I think it important to "show the colors". I don't have another sticker and I want to maintain the quality of the one I have. Any suggestions?

Place an order for supplies at the Campaign For Liberty website

and they are including free mementos of the 2008 Campaign. I ordered 100 Pocket Constitutions and a pack of End the Fed Slimjims, and I got a free Ron Paul sweatshirt, 4 Liberty wristbands, and some Ron Paul 2008 bumper stickers!

I've got an extra one for

I've got an extra one for you.
I want to get a 2012 sticker to replace my 2008
You Judge A Tree By It's Fruit, NOT its Flower

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Well said Michael

You have my support and thank you for providing a resource for news and education - let freedom ring.

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Detective Krum Investigates:
http://victory1project.wordpress.com/

Hmmm..... maybe. Im a paranoid skitzz

but I always feel like these posts are directed at me ....Oh well im not gonna worry Michaels bark has always been bigger then his bite......shoutout to all the r3VOLutionarys around the world and remember Mike r3VOLunary is not a word either.... dont let the grammer gestapo polce take this place over .A new revolution might reguire new words and different spellings I mean this is the bloogasphere not some sophmore high school english class.....Let s let change happen and not tty to stffle it either.Ok ...peace out .

who knew it, i do agree with you about something !!!

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if you build it he will come..........Ron Paul 2012.

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Yes I agree Xntryk1

As the guidlines state - No issues or stances that Dr. Paul does not support.......we represent his ideals to the public.

911-Truth
Chemtrails
Birthers
Vaccine Paranoia
FEMA Camps

None of which, in their conspiratorial positions, Ron Paul supports.

That leaves a lot of really hot topics to discuss, however.

1) Marijuana
2) Hemp
3) Drug Laws
4) Monsanto (subsidized)
5) Dept of Education
6) Union Power
7) End the Fed
8) CIA Foreign Wars
9) Military Expansionism
10) Media Gurus
11) Media Owners
12) Abdicating Congress
13) Abdicating Consumers
14) Austrian Economics*
15) Subsidized Farming
16) Big Chemical / Pharma Corps
........and many more

Octobox

No discussion of 9/11 truth?

If it wasn't for the Daily Paul, I wouldn't know anything about 9/11. Apart from the official story BS.

Ron Paul supports a new independent investigation.

"I believe the true significance of the Gold Commission is that the politicians and central bankers were so alarmed at such a thing that they made sure it was packed by an array of Keynesians and monetarists." (Ron Paul 1985)

I do believe

This "2) an open forum for the honest discussion of ideas and the search for truth"

Means that pretty much any subject including the ones you listed are still on the table.

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The Abuse of Greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power. - Shakespeare

The Abuse of Greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power. - Shakespeare

Ron Paul is against

Ron Paul is against mandatory vaccines, isn't he?

You Judge A Tree By It's Fruit, NOT its Flower

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Ret. Dissabled Iraqi war veteran

Looking to co op buying land farm. My pension to pay taxes. Have few houses and yacht. Gold, Silver. Also lets start a co op pool would love to buy next to Great Smky Natl.. Forest. Open to other areas possibly.
Roy

Tell me more

I'm in Florida.

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federal reserve..replace with what and how..?

Clarification please..I would love to hear exactly howe Dr Paul will end the fed and what will be in its place..who will issue our currency ..how will all this evolve ands how will our new monetary interface with the other central banks in the world. I have not heard the details of his propoed fed change.. please explain here.... thanks.. jP

Thank you Michael

Roben gave a good answer below, but let me try to give Ron Paul's view.

He wants to revoke legal tender laws that essentially ensure a monopoly on money with no intrinsic value issued by the federal reserve. Monopolies are supposed to be illegal.
He then wants to allow competing currencies that are backed or redeemable in Constitutional money. { Gold/Silver }

There is a very good reason why a central bank is not mentioned in the Constitution. It is because, like any other business, banking belongs in the private sector without any government mandated regulations made to kill off all the competition.
A free market banking system that uses money that has universal value, would eventually replace what looks like a corrupt { Money with held from some and given to others } system that is now failing.

Would these free banks need regulation?

If all banking charters and all contracts are strictly followed, honest courts can decide if illegal activity is taking place.

If these simple rules are followed the free market system would allow free individuals to conduct financial exchanges among themselves without having a good portion of their wealth confiscated through taxation. Governments would become much smaller and would have to balance much smaller budgets the whole country would again prosper because the local wealth that is created would mostly stay in the local area building local businesses, instead of being spent, lent, and given away all over the world. American incentive must be re-kindled among the American public.

This all makes very good financial sense to me that's why I back Dr. Ron Paul, and hope he runs for President in 2012 !

This is a long link that better explains the use of Gold/Silver money.

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/96496

Corrections or omissions appreciated.

beesting

Here is your answer

Ron Paul does not post on this site much.

To learn his answer to sound money to replace the phony federal reserve notes this is backed by nothing you will learn what you want to know.

Go to Ron Paul's campaign for liberty web site.

Then when you are on that site click on education.
Then click on sound money.

Then you will find videos to watch and articals to read so you will know and understand what he wants to replace the money with.

Some of us could try to tell you what we think but your question was what would Ron Paul want to replace the notes with.

Liberty is our campaigns gift to the world it is our manifest destiny.
Freedom is a movement who's time has come. Our campaign will lead world wide freedom.

Liberty is our campaigns gift to the world it is our manifest destiny.
Freedom is a movement who's time has come. Our campaign will lead world wide freedom.

Thank you Michael!

I don't normally log in nor post any comments, but I always check DP a few times a day... learned so much... about everything.
I hope RP will run again in 2012.

Hey Mike ...

Maybe this could help for part of Rule #1 http://drupal.org/project/wordfilter
I know sometimes we all get a lil over zealous and the fight gets the better of us. This may be an easy solution. I have used a filter such as this on my SMF based sites with great success.... actually people get a kick out of the "replacement" words i choose for the foul ones. Not sure if this works the same but will deffo get rid of foul language. Helps those who have had a bad day without penalizing them more. Just a thought =)

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