The posting rules are very simple, in fact they were given clinical trials on household pets and proven to be doable.
Note: A language tool was added on December 8, 2008 that allows this site to be translated into several languages. Even that you may be reading this in a language other than English, only comments in English will be posted.
Rule 1 No personal attacks. For example if you said “Bob Smith is an idiot” that is a statement and also an attack. However if you say “I think Bob Smith is an idiot” it becomes an opinion and is not an attack. Simple!
Rule 2 Pay respect to the office or title even if the person in that office is an idiot. You may not like George Bush, but show respect for the office of President of the United States. The same applies universally around the globe. Posts that knowingly violate laws of countries will be not permitted. For example Thailand has lese majeste laws that protect the royal family.
Rule 3 Don’t worry about being politically correct. If you have something to say then say it. Don’t worry if you piss someone off as long as you post is based in fact. However you post will be more respected if you can provide a suggestion on how to better a given situation. People that just complain are easy to find, people that can provide positive or common sense input are very naturally given more respect. Be creative and or funny if you want. The thought of pulling the plug at the bottom of the ocean to stop sea level rising is a great idea.
Rule 4 Do not post inflammatory messages or any attempt to disrupt discussions to upset its participants. The word, or its derivative, “trolling”, is used to describe such messages or the act of posting them. See rule 1.
Rule 5 Religious or racial slurs, rude and degrading comments, or extremely negative views will not be allowed. Being politically incorrect is one thing, being deliberately insulting is another.
Rule 6 Posting links is permitted however each link will be reviewed before it is posted. Site admin reserves the right to refuse links. Links must be related to the post.
Rule 7 Sex is best in bed, not here.
Rule 8 Some topics will no doubt produce heated comments such as terrorism. Don’t drag or lump innocent people into one group. One bad apple does not ruin the whole bunch. Each post will be carefully reviewed and the thread may be closed.
Rule 9 Stand by your comments. That means use a real email address and not some bogus one. Bogus email addresses simply spell trolling. Unless we find you post particularly amusing don’t expect it to go up.
Rule 10 Have fun being politically incorrect, it is what you always wanted.
Last updated September 12, 2009