Mod. Notice SRP Board Rules (Updated 01 Nov 20) - MUST READ

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The SRP board is a place to discuss all issues, events and ideas relating to society, religion and politics. Naturally, these topics attract some strong opinions and vocal posters. The purpose of these rules is to encourage positive discussions and contributions. You’ll note they are relatively short - significantly shorter than previous iterations:

1. All standard BigFooty posting guidelines apply to this board, and can be found here: https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/help/terms. These are also relatively simple and straightforward. Make sure you are aware of them.

2. The reality of this board is that sometimes discussions will lead to insults. As long as they are not repeated attacks or personal in nature, and are related to what the poster has said, the moderators will try to let discussion flow. Be grown ups.

3. A single sentence post just to insult, call someone deluded, a snowflake, Nazi or anything else of that nature will be deleted. Repeat offenders will receive appropriate consequences - most often a thread ban. Contribute to the discussion or don’t post.

4. When linking articles, post a section of the article that contributes to the conversation, not just a hyperlink with no comment. If you want people to read your link, you should sell it to them.

5. If you have a problem with a post, use the report function. If you have a problem with a poster, send a moderator a private message. Don’t inflame situations more than they already may be – this is poor behavior itself.

6. The moderators reserve the right to make judgement calls on all aspects of the board and its contents. If you don’t agree with something, use the appropriate avenues to bring it up. Attacking the moderation of the board or moderators themselves publicly is a sure-fire way to have an enforced holiday from the board.

That’s it. The moderators will do their best to be consistent and encourage appropriate civil discourse. Do your part in facilitating this as a poster.

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen” – Winston Churchill.
 
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ShanDog

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Mis- and Disinformation Policy - Removing fake news, shitposters and trolls.

A minority of users engage in conspiracy theorising, and spreading disinformation, fake news, and extreme views on SRP.

Mods will at times fact-check - using a selection of fact-check sites and plain common sense - the most obvious fake news and either label it as such, remove it from conversation, and/or remove users whose contribution is limited to stridently repeating vague and accusatory conspiracies and debunked stories, as if they were fact or just to point-score without advancing discussion. Discussion of these stories in the context of their lack of evidence is of course allowed until it becomes a hinderance to discussion. Occasional mentions that do no harm to a thread will likely go unreported and so mods won't see or remove them.

References to articles on extreme blogs as evidence for extreme theories will be removed, and URLs will be put on the block list.

Members are asked to report fake news with succinct explanations or links - not just "Fake news!" in the report reason field.

We have a forum for conspiracy theories. Topics that stray out of that board will be removed and the poster directed to that board.

A short list of examples of fake news, fringe theories, and conspiracies:

* Obama Birtherism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama_citizenship_conspiracy_theories
* Covid-19 being man-made.
* Benghazi attacks were a false flag.
* Q-Anon.
* Pizzagate
* Soros controlling the world
* Every Muslim wants to kill you
* Every Catholic supports abusive clergy
* This guy who worked at the CIA in the '80's says aliens visited us...
... and so on.

And yes, mods do get to use tools at hand to decide what is caught in the definition of "vague conspiracy", "debunked story", "plain old shitposting", or at least what is so obviously fake or insufficiently supported by evidence that it is detrimental to the SRP.

Read the rules if you are unsure about what you agreed to on signing up on BigFooty: https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/help/terms/

Mods do get to decide whether you are capable of posting reasonably. They do get to limit your access if they decide you are not.

What can you do as a user?

* Put trolls and fake news spammers on ignore. Don't feed them.
* Report them to mods and, most importantly, accept the mods ruling. They will listen and consider your report, but they may not agree with you.
* Limit your own grumpy, personal attacks (this means you, Chief) (Well I never! :eekv1: )
* Establish your bona-fides by posting well, using sources, writing succinctly, taking part with sincerity and good humour, accepting criticism. You might even get to be a mod one day! Yay!

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