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  1. Patters

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    Welcome to the Political Forum. The purpose of this forum is to share and discuss and debate political news and ideas, and to share different points of view.

    The forum is best when it has a variety of points of views, but have a sense of humor and keep the discussions inclusive so that others feel comfortable joining in, even people new to the forum.

    In addition to the following rules, any rules of Patsfans.Com are also applicable. The following rules were developed by forum participants as way to make the forum appropriate to all members of Patsfans.Com. If you believe a rule should be modified or eliminated, feel free to initiate a discussion about the rule.

    RULES

    No personal attacks. You cannot call someone who participates in this forum an idiot, a terrorist, a Nazi, and so on.

    No attacks that stereotype all people of a race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, or who are serving in the US military. For example, if Widgets were a race, it would be against the rules to call all Widgets ugly, selfish, or cheap.

    No threats. The quickest path to being suspended or even expelled from the website is to threaten someone.

    No posting of inappropriate content. Spam, porn, images designed to offend a person or group, personal information (such as a member's phone number) about individuals other than yourself, and other content that is deemed by the moderators as offensive is not allowed.

    Each user may initiate up to four new threads a day. If you initiate more than four, the additional ones will be deleted.

    When quoting, you may only copy up to four sentences from the source, and you must include a working URL or the source of the quotes. In other words, help patsfans.com avoid copyright infringement. Note that you can quote more than four lines of material that is in the public domain or not copyrighted, such as press releases and the US Constitution.

    PENALTIES

    The moderators have the right to issue warnings, delete posts, close threads, ban individuals from a thread, suspend individuals from the site, and if necessary expel someone from the forum. You can appeal a moderator's decision to the other moderator.

    Moderators will assign infractions to anyone who repeatedly violate the rules. The occasional rule violation will be overlooked unless it is an egregious one. In general, 5 infractions over a 10 day period = suspension, 20 = banning.

    Threads complaining about the infractions will be deleted, but people are free to post their complaints in this thread.

    The moderators will do their best to consult each other before issuing an infraction that suspends or bans someone.

    PROCEDURE

    Moderators will apply a penalty based on the rules, commonsense, and the seriousness of the transgression. We will try to notify the violator of the reason for the action if we think it's not obvious and will always do so if the penalty involves a suspension.

    A participant who commits a serious transgression or has a pattern of chronic violations may be suspended. Suspensions will work as follows: The suspendee will be notified that s/he has been suspended until specific date. The suspendee will honor the suspension or, if s/he chooses not to, will be banned permanently from the forum.

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    The current moderators are Patsfan13 and Patters.
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  2. sdaniels7114

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    I'd suggest adding: one person per account and one account per person.


    Alters are idiots. Oh wait, is saying that against the rules?
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    What does it matter Patters? You're like the UN, you can come up with new rules and stuff all you want. It doesnt amount to a hill of beans considering you cannot or will not enforce the ones you already have.


    NEM's continuing presence here being prime evidence.
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    We all know the rules.

    Say whatever you want as long as I (Patters) agree with it, or its akin to DNC protocal. Everything else is prohibited.


    :D
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    This is hilarious. Right now there is a racist whore thread that you let get over 3 pages? What do these rules mean? Not a darn thing. You cannot enforce a blasted thing.
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    Patters, other mods here ...

    gotta tell ya, i'll eliminate the vitriol on a personal level if any of the righties here ever do... but it's time that the stated forum rules become enforced, else they mean nothing...

    just my two cents: but, you have the power to hand down 12-, 24-, 48-hour, week-, month-long suspensions, no? assign an active righty moderator as well if people are concerned about mod bias... someone like RW, while sometimes low brow, seems level-headed enough to balance things out...

    this forum badly needs a cleansing, as derrogatory comments about sexuality, manhood, family members, racism and religious zealotry are rampant and blatant violations of the stated rules here... locking down a thread does nothing... giving people some time off, that gets their attention...

    just a thought... not a demand...
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    And YOU talk about "dishing it out but not being able to take it".

    And "hypocrisy"??? There's none in your family, that's for sure. You've got it all.

    What a fraud you are. Take yourself off this list and you'll see how quickly the vitriol disappears. I've never seen anyone as vicious and mean-spirited as you in my fifteen years of posting on public lists. Your behavior has been the absolute pits, Pressy. Rock bottom.


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    a perfect example ...

    here i am making a call for balanced civility, and you come in and act like a 12 year old by making it personal once again...

    i never said i couldn't take it... as you've seen, i've destroyed your nonsense in thread after thread... but we're getting off topic too often... and the stated rules are not being enforced... i'm guilty of it, and so are you...
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    Crybaby. You start a fight then go running to mommy.


    :rofl:


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    i'm convinced youre 12.... anyhow, who started this? yeah, that's what i thought...
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    All right. Since this is a "political forum", and since I believe in *responsible* freedom of speech, I will not attack you in the same way you attack others who are not present, even the president. You will see (and experience first hand) in due time the fruits of your labor. I do not have to do a thing. You will never be able to cry then that you were not warned.

    And you can call it "religious doomsday talk" all you want, but -- apart from being just another form of your ad hom approach to personally attack others -- that alone does not make it false. Think about that. Just because a whole nation may follow a certain ethic, if it is the WRONG ethic, the entire nation goes down, not just those individuals who actively participated in promulgating that ethic. Think: Greece and Rome.

    So, I most certainly have as much vested interest in what happens to the U.S. as you do.

    It is clear now that your rants have much less effect than I had once assumed, due to your inveterate and uncontrollable habit of verbally demeaning others through your ad hominem approach. If you don't like it, think how you affect others. So do what you think is best. We'll see who's getting pummeled soon enough.


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    i'm not sure what you're getting at here... you're agreeing to a truce, or you're predicting more doom? *shrugs*.... either way, super!

    here's the thing, Fog... and read this slowly and let it really absorb:

    about the dumbest thing you can do toward anyone with a smidgeon of backbone is to suggest (even vaguely) that they're going to hell or be judged by your rigid idea of God... once you do that, which you have here ad nauseum, you immediately become Public Enemy No. 1 with people like me.... you're not clergy, you're not better than me, and you're not in any position to dictate to people crap like "you'll learn, you'll pay" or "just wait, you'll be judged"... if you can debate here without being such a Swaggert, then you wouldn't make yourself a punching bag... it's really very simple.. and despite what you say over and over, i think you know who started this exchange... it was you, and your overly enthusiastic religious judgements of others... stop being an uppidy zealot, and this never would have been a problem...
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    I've taken far harder punches than you've thrown at me -- or probably ever could. Much harder. But that's not any issue with me, ... your screen-lashings. Haven't lost a minute of sleep yet.

    What I'm saying is: this is a debate forum, I guess, and people like to vent on this or that, sometimes in very colorful ways. OK. So you like to go off on certain people, and now that I've seen what happens here, and seen others do similar, fine. It is what it is, so to speak. You say what you want about "X", and, as long as "X" is not here, nobody's the wiser. I'm guessing this is somewhere close to your line of thinking.

    Fine. So if you say something that comes back to bite you at the top of your levis, so be it. Not my problem. I've said my piece about it, and I'm moving on. It was meant as friendly advice. Take it for what it's worth. For me to concern myself about the fallout of anything you say here is not a priority. You're a big boy, you'll deal with it, I'm sure. We all do, in our own ways.
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    ok, take care Fog... just remember to cease the religious condemnation... and all will be fine...
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    Never meant as "condemnation", always as friendly advice, delivered in the tone you seemed to respect. Guess you really don't respect it when somebody calls you names, etc. How about that.
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    WOW, can we change the room to Monty Pythons Flying circus?
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    HMMM... the irony just oozes outta this one...
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    Editing someone else's words to change the meaning is dishonest, not ironical.
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    "Ironical"?:D
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