All Posters Please Read This: Politics of War

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posted on Jul, 22 2006 @ 08:32 AM
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It has been brought to my attention that there has been some naughty behavior that is in direct violation of theTerms and Conditions of this site.

Just because you are on PTS does not mean that the ATS Terms and Conditions do not apply. Especially when it comes to abusing or personally insulting other people.

Mirthful Me has provided a good outline of some problems some posters are created. I shall post them below, with some edits by myself.

1. Graphic Images. This is specifically covered in the Terms & Conditions Of Use.


ATS Terms & Conditions
1a) Offensive Content: You will not post links to images or use avatars and signatures that are offensive, abusive, disruptive and/or hateful. You will not use images, avatars or link to domains that contain gore, mutilation, pornography or illegal content.


No matter how tempting it is to bolster your argument by posting a picture of a dead child (or any other graphic portrayal) don’t do it. THIS IS PTS, NOT ROTTEN.COM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2.Profanity and the Circumvention of Censors. Covered in the Terms & Conditions Of Use as well, and also here.


ATS Terms & Conditions
1b.) Profanity: You will not use profanity in our forums, and will neither post with language or content that is obscene, sexually oriented, or sexually suggestive nor link to sites that contain such content.



Once again, topics may get heated, but the use of profanity, and/or the circumvention of censors won’t be tolerated. SO WATCH THOSE FREAKIN POTTY MOUTHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3. Hateful Speech. Calling for the annihilation of a religion, or an entire country is beyond the pale, and the epitome of ignorance. Not only that, it kills any rational credibility of your arguements.

4.Personal Attacks. Personal attacks are never tolerated on any of ATS’s discussion boards. Our success is directly linked to this policy. No poster should ever feel intimidated or under duress from other member(s). ATS wants to be as inclusive as possible, to have as many points of view, and to draw upon the entire world for opinions and insight. This may mean that some posters will not use English as a first language, they are young, or unfamiliar with discussion board dynamics. We expect understanding in these situations, not insults.


ATS Terms & Conditions
2) Behavior: You will not behave in an abusive and/or hateful manner, and will not harass, threaten, nor attack anyone.


5. Solicitation and Recruitment. Petitions, calls for marches, gatherings, or any other organized events is not allowed on the ATS family of discussion boards. This subject is covered in detail here.


ATS Terms & Conditions
1e.) Recruitment Content: You will not post advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or solicitations of any kind. You will not collect personal information about forum members for the purpose of sending advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or solicitations through other means (email, messaging programs, etc.).



If you feel that a particular post, thread, or other action by a member violates the Terms & Conditions Of Use, please contact the Staff by utilizing the Complain Button.

Thanks, and “Deny Apathy.” Or else my cat will inflict a slow painful death upon you!

mod edit: Changed to a better suited title.

[edit on 22-7-2006 by UK Wizard]
mod edit to fix BB code


[edit on 23-7-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]






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