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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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SteveMT's picture

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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Michael, thank you for making me an addict...

of DailyPaul. I learn more on here than any other site. Lew Rockwell is my next favorite. Peace.

Michael

Thank you for all you do.

*peace patriots*

*peace to you all*

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

Well said, Michael !

Fellowship of the White Rose

Ron Paul was right

Although I understand

the higher educated hang here...There are a few of us mutts who languish in our spelling or puctuation skills...I can name several who stand out in my mind almost immediately...

and we can bash them for their inability to correctly phrase or spell common words...or be petty enough to insult their intelligence...but I'll stand next to them any day in this fight...

Why?

Cause they have HEART...and that sometimes is more important than all the knowledge or grammar in the world.

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Spelling and punctuation are forgivable

vulgar language does not make an idea more important.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

THEIR, THEIR :) MICHAEL!!!!

Thank you for continuing the site....

As one of the few sites I go to for info on an almost daily basis, you are absolutely correct about it being here to inform us all in many ways and as a mirror for Dr. Paul.

I have found so much good info posted by your audience that I have also passed it around to friends.

Maybe this site will be the catalyst that spurs the uninformed American public to seize their freedom back from the tyrants once again!

"Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom." Patrick Henry

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Here here!

Here here!
;)

;)

;)

I have given into temptation myself...

Sorry dave 40.
Mr.N has changed his mind about wanting my support.
I respect his decision.
I have become too disgusted with seeking a political solution to remain civil- tongued.
The only solution I see is a moral one.
I will keep the DP as my homepage because I find it an invaluable source of information, but I am hereby requesting Michael to delete or ban my account, so that others may enjoy a more civil atmosphere.
Goodbye and good luck.
May Divine Providence shine once more upon the people of this planet.

Some of us grew up in the times when 'hell' was a swear word--

and I actually tattled on my sister once for saying 'Hell!'. (Seems funny to me now.)
Society can and did exist without excessive swearing, and we got by just fine using descriptive words that were acceptable. I do have to admit that an occasional, loud expletive can be satisfying!

hey patriot

we are all human...watch this clip and stay with us
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_qgVn-Op7Q&feature=channel_page
*peace patriot*

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

Now I'm really confused

I got an email saying Michael changed his mind, but I just got the poster I ordered in the mail two seconds ago...
Must have been a hacker?
I still want to change my account because I have canceled the email I signed up with. Why? Hackers.
My system is compromised, so I don't email anyone.
Wish I could find an old copy of OSX to reformat with, mine's scratched.
At least the NSA should be able to track where the bits of info are going...
In case you can't tell, I'm being driven nuts.

Brian Eby

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Brian

I'm glad to hear that the poster arrived. How do you like it.

As for the rest, I have no idea what you're talking about!

this has to be cleared up

bookmarked tnx

/Mike

More kudos... for some common sense!

Thanks again, Patriot!

Thank You for all of your work

I've never said it before and should have.

Excessive use of Caps?

That could be me! But I usually use caps to emphasize the important phrase in my run on sentences, not to scream at anyone.

You have forced me to learn how to do bold script.

Hey! I just checked it out and it works like a charm. I hope you don't come up with rules against bolding.

EXCESSIVE use of caps...

Caps are fine for the occasional need to stress a word, it's easier than bold. But note the use of "excessive", meaning some people use caps for their entire message. NOT cool.

As uncool as putting your own name in the subject....

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We don't know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole worlds got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who's the winner
We can't pay the cost
-Steppenwolf 1969

'Cause there's a monster on the loose

#2 is worrisome to me---

While I generally can spell correctly and am not too bad with grammar, I don't have Firefox, wouldn't know how to change to Firefox, and I don't want to as I am a techno-geezer.
Is there a way to do spell and grammar check using this comment section? Or would I have to copy and paste into a Word Doc to spell check? I usually do see my mistakes after I post and I edit, but if there is an easier way--I am for it.

IE spell-checking

Do a search for "ieSpell." You may spell-check entries on a page without resorting to all the machinations of using Word and that.

I better look that up! thanks!

Sell the dream. Push the greed button. Stress urgency.

Me too...

I've never been too good at book learnin and such.