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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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You mean substituary verbal locomotion?

Like everytime you used the word "f_ck" it turns into "fluffy pink bunny"?

SUPPORT OUR FOUNDERS' AMERICA
Support the Constitution of the United States

SUPPORT OUR FOUNDERS' AMERICA
Support the Constitution of the United States

Reminds me of this little anecdote.

http://www.snopes.com/humor/jokes/vandyke.asp

"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)

LOL! What's a Van Dyke? ;-)

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!

A butch woman who moves furniture?

"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)

Wow, that is SOO Brit, Brit! Hahahaha

I didn't think you'd actually have an answer. That was a line used by the show's producer since no one really knew who Dick Van Dyke was prior to that.

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!

New rule! D4L should never be eating when reading Kevin Tuma's

comments!!! That's the SECOND time I've nearly choked to death!! ROFL

In need of an argument? Visit room 12!

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!

Thank you, Michael

I have enjoyed tremendously being a part of a group of thinkers sharing the information that is out there. But I have been disappointed at so many of the things that you bring up here. I love Ron Paul for being the gentle soul that he is and we do represent him. It's great that you recognize that.

Keep up the good work!

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

"This site is a place

to start creating the world you want to live in with your words. On this site please don't use profanity or other disrespectful or divisive language."

. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!

A few times when I "googled" Daily Paul

various posts here were shown on the google page, replete with curse words...not good, imo... I'm concerned it could "turn off" some people towards ever entering onto this site...

O.P.O.G.G. - Fighting the attempted devolution of the rEVOLution
Ron Paul 2012...and beyond
BAN ELECTRONIC VOTING!!

New Topics?

All,
I've been frequenting this site for a good while now and began commenting here and there this summer, but only just recently felt that I had something to share that warranted being posted as a new topic. Unfortunately, I can't find the link to do so. Anyone out there willing to help me out? Thanks.

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“There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket."
-Marine Major General Smedley Butler

“There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket."
- Marine Major General Smedley Butler

Here you go

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/add/forum/0

Or, click on the "Forums" button and then click on the "Add forum topic" at the top of the page.

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"the only thing that keeps the banking system from failing is general ignorance about how the banking system works."
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Michael

I am starting to post link to DP in comments on digg and youtube hope it brings more folks here.

http://www.votenader.org/blog/2008/09/10/statement-to-ron-pa...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/57925480@N00/2660779139/sizes/l/

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

Dr. Paul's Ideas Are Not New

Just go back to the "Classic Liberals" in England in the late 1700's and a similar episode in the 1850's in France. Nothing has changed, except that Keynes is God.

Sheldon Waxman
sheldonw72@gmail.com
www.thelawyer.info
www.independentcontractor.info

Thank you

Hi All, this is my first post. Experience a lot of difficulty accessing this site and have never managed to post a comment.I live in the UK but that shouldn't make any difference, should it? Fingers crossed! Really just wanted to say "Thank you" to Michael for all the hard work.

Key Knox

Are you using a public wifi access? Could it be filtering certain "undesirable" web sites?

Welcome aboard

it would be great to keep this site a global warehouse of information and fellowship. Peace & Courage Patriots

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

hi knox tnx for posting and welcome )

/Mike

It came from service@paypal

so I got spoofed, big deal.
Such is the 'life of Brian'

Hey Michael... I have 2 things..

1) I will do my best to not type with too much enthusiasm..or urgency..but GEE SOMETIMES I CANT HELP IT...THERE IS SO MUCH URGENCY AROUND SOME OF THESE ISSUES!!! and I cant see how to not YELL as loud as possible about them.. at times....

2) If you find any of my posts have crossed the line.. too much to be tolerated... could you do me a small favor..and email them to me? I understand the whole protect the site etc thing...but sometimes things need to be said..and without a true Free press.. in this nation any more ..these things are posted here, and other places for the benefit of the Fragment of thinking Americans that are still left in our nation.

I do appreciate it...

....and again thanks for all that you do..
Jdayh

E. Oregon 4 Ron you should try FireFox

I'm fairly computer-illiterate myself, but I must say Firefox is easy to get, easy to use, and is constantly being improved upon. And what Michael says is true - it does underline misspelled words in red.

Many Thanks!

I've been visiting the DP for over a year now; in fact, other than my local MUG and C4L, this site is pretty much my only tie to "the movement" at this time.

This has become a great source of (real) news for me, a place to catch the latest on what other patriot groups have going on, and a great education resource (what ever happened to the "Weekend Watching" posts, anyway?)..

I have absolutely no idea what goes into keeping a site like this up and running; but I do want you to know how much I appreciate it.

The rules seem very reasonable to me.....So, yes, I'll even try to clean up my occasionally bad language.

I agree to the terms

where do I sign?

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

I have only been kicked off

twice, hopefully I have better luck this year.

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!!!!

TWICE??? What happened the second time?

New math!

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

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THANK YOU ALL!

WE ARE ALL THE ONES THAT MAKE THIS PLACE GREAT! I CANNOT THANK YOU ALL MORE!

(Rules are made for breaking. Everything in moderation.)

Seriously. We are in the midst of a revolution. I'd say we're right around 1765, in colonial times.

Mark my words, in 10 years, by 2019, the Federal Reserve will be gone, and this country is going to be a different place. We will all have the opportunity to play a role in which way it goes.

Stick together and hold tight to morality and liberty. The outcome is not guaranteed, but without those, the outcome is lost.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.
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Copied from a recent thread.

I would also like to see Filthy language not be allowed/permitted, especially in titles of threads whether ***** or &&&, or ###, or anything else is used in place of letters.
A kinder, gentler. DP, where people can express their views and values, where we all learn and seek the truth is my idea of what perfection would be.

I agree with this too and

disregard the nonsense below. If you cannot make your point using clear concise English, and without using profanity, think about your post once again. You demean yourself, your readers, and DP itself. Some manners please.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

Yes I agree

And no words should be used which start with a F, or an S, or an A ...so on and so on...
and no one should EVER say
Heck , darn , dang , or shucks!
We MUST Have rules and regulations here for petes sake!!!

What's key, in my opinion,

What's key, in my opinion, is that the egotistical flame wars be reined in. It's going to be a delicate balance, but if you start dishing out abuse, especially one-sided abuse, you should be moderated.

I don't think it's necessary to turn the Forum into an afternoon tea with Miss Manners, but since Ron Paul's campaign ended, the tone around here has seriously deteriorated. We need to control the negativity.

SUPPORT OUR FOUNDERS' AMERICA
Support the Constitution of the United States

SUPPORT OUR FOUNDERS' AMERICA
Support the Constitution of the United States

Or..neato, keen, gear, rad, anon...

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