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Statement of Purpose American Politics Statement of Purpose

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by Sojourner1, Oct 11, 2013.

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  1. Sojourner1

    Sojourner1 CF Advisory Team, Policy Manager Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    American Politics Forum Statement of Purpose

    The American Politics forum is open for all members to discuss and debate political topics that apply specifically to the United States. Political discussions and debates may at times become heated, so please remember to keep your emotions in check and your responses in line with our sitewide rules and the following guidelines.

    When you Disagree:

    Members who participate in the American Politics forum are expected to treat one another with courtesy and respect at all times, ESPECIALLY when you disagree with each other.
    • When you disagree, address the context of the post and not the poster.
    • When you disagree with someone's position, you should post evidence and supporting statements for your position. This policy, sometimes referred to as "X means Y because of Z", must be followed especially when posting claims that are widely considered to be controversial.
    • When you disagree and you find yourself becoming frustrated and angry, step away from the computer and give yourself time to cool down.
    • Always proofread your post before hitting the "Reply" button to make sure you have responded with courtesy and respect.

    Nicknames

    Derogatory and inflammatory nicknames directed toward another member or group of members are a violation of the no flaming rule.

    Terms like "birther" and "Obamacare" are names used by the majority of the media and some of those who espouse the ideology. Use of these terms is permissible as long as the intention is not to flame. For example, if a member is not a birther, and another member calls them a birther as an insult, it would be a violation. Terms such as "pro-death" or "anti-poor" would be violations if directed toward a member personally, but not if directed toward a piece of legislation. For more information please read this thread.

    Examples of inflammatory words/phrases (including but not limited to): teahadist, Obamabot, Obamatron, commie, leftist, Demoncrat, feminazi, tree hugger, Trumper, Trumpkin, Trumpet and variations, wing nut, repugnican, facist, racist bigot, Reaganite, hatemonger, snowflakes, etc.

    Additional Guidelines

    The minor children (under 18) of public figures are off limits for negative comments on CF.

    Same-Sex Marriage and Gay Rights and Transgenderism/Transexualism:
    Discussion of these topics must comply with the sitewide rule barring the promotion of homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and transgenderism/transexualism. Discussion and debate should only be directed toward political, legal, historical and civil rights issues, and should not be directed toward the morality of homosexuality or same-sex marriage or transgenderism/transexualism.

    Tea Bagger: CF considers the term "tea bagger" to be a violation of the vulgarity rule. The predominant use of the term is one of insult to members that identify with tea parties. Please discontinue using this term.

    Cuckservative: This term has recently come into more mainstream usage. However, it is considered vulgar by CF. Please do not use this term, or variations thereof, to refer to another member, group of members, politician, political party or ideology.

    Thread Tags: Thread tags are relevant keywords or terms that relate to the topic and/or content of a thread. Tags enable you to find other threads which address the same topic as tagged by other members. Tags are not for flaming or rude comments. The CF site wide rules apply to tags and tags which violate the rules may receive staff actions. Staff are able to see who posted a thread tag. While we want to encourage everyone to tag threads and contribute to the system, please think before you tag.

    Political Meme, cartoons
    Threads created solely to post political memes, cartoons, etc. are not allowed. These threads generate too many reports and result in CF members receiving staff actions that could have easily been avoided. Political memes, cartoons, etc., are allowed as long as they are on topic to the thread they are posted in, and do not violate the sitewide rules (for example; no flaming, goading, profanity, etc.).

    Trolling
    Trolling is intentionally disrupting a thread by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages with the clear intention of provoking other members into an emotional response. Please do not troll. Calling another member a "troll" would be a violation of the flaming rule (calling them a derogatory name).
    An example of this would be posting #fakenews and not adding commentary.
     
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  2. Kristen.NewCreation

    Kristen.NewCreation Recovery Area Co-Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter Recovery Team Staff on LOA CF Senior Ambassador Angels Team

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    The Social Conservatives Safe House

    Members who chose to participate in this safe house should identify with the ideology of this safe house. Fellowship posts from all members are welcome.

    Safe House Guidelines

      • The safe houses are for the purpose of enabling a group of members who are like-minded to have a thread to discuss current political topics as well as fellowship together.
      • The safe house is for discussion and not for debate. Debate is defined as: "Engaging in argument by discussing opposing points."
      • If a topic turns into a debate then staff will split the debate off into a new thread.
      • Discussion of Politicians of all parties is allowed. Politics Forum Guidelines must be followed when discussing non-members.
      • Flaming groups of members on CF is not allowed in the safe house.
      • Referring to other members or groups of members as RINO's is not allowed.
      • No posting of links or quotes from other threads on CF.
      • No discussion or references to specific members on CF for the purpose of flaming or ridiculing that member.

    Social Conservatives:

    Favor social policies based on traditional Judeo-Christian values
    Support only marriages between one man and one woman by either the church or the state
    Oppose adoptions by same-sex couples
    Believe life begins at conception
    Oppose abortion (with very limited exceptions) and embryonic stem cell research
    Support a strong national defense
    Support a small, non-invasive government and low taxes
    Generally in favor of public prayer and the right to own guns



    The Democratic Safe House

    Members who chose to participate in this safe house should identify with the Political party of this safe house. Fellowship posts from all members are welcome.

    Safe House Guidelines

      • The safe houses are for the purpose of enabling a group of members who are like-minded to have a thread to discuss current political topics as well as fellowship together.
      • The safe house is for discussion and not for debate. Debate is defined as: "Engaging in argument by discussing opposing points."
      • If a topic turns into a debate then staff will split the debate off into a new thread.
      • Discussion of Politicians of all parties is allowed. Politics Forum Guidelines must be followed when discussing non-members.
      • Flaming groups of members on CF is not allowed in the safe house.
      • Referring to other members or groups of members as RINO's is not allowed.
      • No posting of links or quotes from other threads on CF.
      • No discussion or references to specific members on CF for the purpose of flaming or ridiculing that member.

    Ye Olde Republican Safe House

    Members who chose to participate in this safe house should identify with the Political party of this safe house. Fellowship posts from all members are welcome.

    Safe House Guidelines

      • The safe houses are for the purpose of enabling a group of members who are like-minded to have a thread to discuss current political topics as well as fellowship together.
      • The safe house is for discussion and not for debate. Debate is defined as: "Engaging in argument by discussing opposing points."
      • If a topic turns into a debate then staff will split the debate off into a new thread.
      • Discussion of Politicians of all parties is allowed. Politics Forum Guidelines must be followed when discussing non-members.
      • Flaming groups of members on CF is not allowed in the safe house.
      • Referring to other members or groups of members as RINO's is not allowed.
      • No posting of links or quotes from other threads on CF.
      • No discussion or references to specific members on CF for the purpose of flaming or ridiculing that member.
     
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  3. JCFantasy23

    JCFantasy23 In a Kingdom by the Sea Staff Member Administrator Supporter CF Senior Ambassador Angels Team

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    Updated the SOP to read under 'Additional Guidelines':

    The minor children of public figures are off limits for negative comments on CF.
     
  4. Hammster

    Hammster A man’s trust is a valuable thing, Button. Staff Member Administrator Supporter

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    New update:

    No meme/cartoon threads are allowed in American Politics
     
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  5. FreeinChrist

    FreeinChrist Still striving for health Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    The guidelines about homosexuality and transgenderism were changed.
     
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