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Clarification on the rules please

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 06:28 PM

16) Behavior: You will not behave in an abusive, libelous, defamatory, hateful, intolerant, bigoted and/or racist manner, and will not harass, threaten, nor attack anyone.

Does this rule cover playing the overused race card? Calling someone racist for not liking obama and his policies, is this covered? I think there should be clarification, calling someone racist, when race has no context in the topic, does this count?

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 06:29 PM
Further clarification: We expect civility and decorum within all topics

Civility and Decorum...

(1) Any posts/replies that focuses on a member rather than the topic of the thread, or follow the normal evolution of a thread's focus, will be subject to warnings.

(2) Any posts/replies that contain a direct insult of another member will be subject to immediate posting bans, without warning.

(3) Typical "Decorum" and "Political Trolling" posts will be under closer scrutiny, and may be removed with the warning icons.

Best to alert a post and let staff discuss

edit on May 19th 2011 by greeneyedleo because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 06:37 PM
OK, just wanted to make sure to not be reporting stuff that isn't covered. It is a pain to go through a lot of false reports, I am a moderator at a totally different kind of board, but have had people banned for making false reports too many times

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 04:52 AM
reply to post by TKDRL

I,am like you,Its not that I,don't like him,Its that I,don't trust him,or like how he is handling things.I,am far from being racists,my grands are mixed.I,wished people wouldn't use the race card,we are all equal in Gods eyes.I,have been called racist before to.I,am far from it.I,care about everyone,I,just don't agree how they handle things,or what they do and say,Like our President.The world would be off,if the race card wasn't used.God made us different,but we all have red blood in us.It would be a dull world,if we all looked alike.Also the pigments of our skins was put there because of the climate we live in.The darker the skin,to handle the hot sun.If we can't get along here on earth,how do we expect to get along in heaven.God won't allow it.So please all be respectable and not use the race card.I,go by the heart and how they do things,not by the color of their skin.Thanks for this article,we need to be more considerate of people.Treat others like the way we want to be treated.Its a shame tho,that the world goes by race,then by what the person did or has done.I,don't care what race you are,just do the job,you were put into.Its suppose to be for the people,by the people,not what the president thinks.The preamble says it all.We are to put others before our self.Try today,to do something nice or say something nice to anyone.A smile goes a long way,even hugs.People need to start caring more,not just when their is a crisis's or disaster.Thank you for listening.Thanks ATS for addressing this matter,because it is a serious matter,words do hurt and they do last for a long time,when race card is used.Please be nice all and respectable.

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