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Welcome - New Members Please Read - RULES INCLUDED

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:24 pm
by mark
Hello and welcome to the Liberal Gun Club forums. We are happy to have you here. An active community is an essential component of The LGC. Open communication and the exchange of ideas benefits all members and helps to keep the club focused on issues that are important to its members. Remember, however, that your registration does NOT make you a member of The LGC. The forum is open for anyone to exchange ideas, members and non-members alike. We would, of course, encourage you to join the club, but it isn't a requirement. If you wish to join the LGC, please go to our membership page.

New members are encouraged to write an introduction post when they join. It can be as short or long as you like. You can tell us as little or as much as you like about you and why you are here.

The forums are rather friendly - and we aim to keep them that way. We encourage active debates, and they do sometimes get heated, but we ask that everyone keep things civil. Exchange of ideas is encouraged, exchange of internet flaming is not. Please read the list of bannable offenses below so that you get a feel for what we are talking about.

To help us keep out spambots and trolls there are a few restrictions for new users. For example, you won't have access to our Trading Post to list items to buy or sell. Once you reach 10 posts, new user restrictions are removed.

Have fun and welcome aboard!



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So, what do we ban for?

Sexism, racism or other bigotry

If we warn you for casual racism, we mean it. Likewise, typical misogyny, casual or otherwise may earn you a warning. If you can't find other words to express yourself on a subject, avoid that subject. Outright racism will earn you a ban extremely quickly, possibly without warning.
We know it when we see it, so please don't experiment.

Spamming
Using the comments to sell real estate, mortgage assessments, little blue pills, porn, or Russian mail-order brides. Spammers are not tolerated at all; they are banned without comment. If you see one before we do, feel free to report it via the "Report Post" function.


Sockpuppetry
Changing pseudonyms to avoid a previous ban or creating multiple identities supporting a position to create a false impression of popularity or conflict. If we identify an account as a puppet, we will probably ban it, and any associated accounts without warning.

Trolling and Invidiousness
Making comments intended only to disrupt the board by provoking regular members of the board into an emotional response. These are usually aggressive new board members who don't like the board and are intent on disrupting it for their pleasure and repeatedly spewing hateful, resentful comments; or comments intended to cause animosity will both get you in trouble. If we warn you about this, we're serious. If we identify you as a troll, you may be banned without warning.

Concern trolling
If you falsely pretend to be offering advice to favor a position you do not actually do not endorse; say an anti-gun "liberal" who masquerades as someone concerned about "evil black rifles" as an excuse to make criticisms, that's a special kind of trolling we have no patience for, and you are likely to get the boot. If we identify you as a troll, you may be banned without warning.

Indecency
Posting pictures that most would find offensive. Porn pictures, grisly pictures, and maybe even pictures of you :) Generally you will be warned once about these. Beefcake or otherwise is also not appreciated, that could earn you a warning, and isn't different from bigotry as far as we are concerned. If you want to post porn, it better be of guns.

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Just for clarification: being a Republican or other non-liberal is not grounds for being banned, nor is disagreeing with your fellow members --- unless you turn it into a crusade to disrupt threads with constant iterations of the same nonsense.

If we warn you, take it seriously. If you get 3 warnings, you may be banned. It may be temporary or permanent. Please take it seriously.


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If you need a refresher, the Terms of Use that you agreed to when you registered can be found here:

http://www.theliberalgunclub.com/phpBB3 ... mode=terms

While not rules, we do recommend spending some time reading posts, especially before wading into hot political topics. People need to get to know you, that tends to bring tolerance.

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Re: Welcome - New Members Please Read - RULES INCLUDED

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:47 am
by Inquisitor
Reminder bump, so it appears in your new posts filters.

Re: Welcome - New Members Please Read - RULES INCLUDED

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:31 pm
by Inquisitor
Hello and welcome to the Liberal Gun Club forums. We are happy to have you here. An active community is an essential component of The LGC. Open communication and the exchange of ideas benefits all members and helps to keep the club focused on issues that are important to its members. Remember, however, that your registration does NOT make you a member of The LGC. The forum is open for anyone to exchange ideas, members and non-members alike. We would, of course, encourage you to join the club, but it isn't a requirement. If you wish to join the LGC, please go to our membership page.
:)

Re: Welcome - New Members Please Read - RULES INCLUDED

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:39 pm
by Inquisitor
And that time again, bump.

Re: Welcome - New Members Please Read - RULES INCLUDED

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:20 pm
by Inquisitor
Apparently, it needs bumped.

Re: Welcome - New Members Please Read - RULES INCLUDED

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:49 pm
by Inquisitor
While not a rule, we do recommend spending some time reading posts, especially before wading into hot political topics. People need to get to know you, that tends to bring tolerance, and reduce suspicion.

Re: Welcome - New Members Please Read - RULES INCLUDED

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:28 pm
by SmokeFan
Bumpity bump.

Re: Welcome - New Members Please Read - RULES INCLUDED

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:07 pm
by Inquisitor
These are in need of a total rewrite :)

Re: Welcome - New Members Please Read - RULES INCLUDED

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:08 pm
by Inquisitor
Bumped. We made some clarifications to this after my last note, but forgot to bump.

Re: Welcome - New Members Please Read - RULES INCLUDED

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:46 am
by shinzen
Time for a 2018 Bump.