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icon4.gif  Forum Rules [message #145] Fri, 25 January 2019 10:48 Go to next message
kapo
Messages: 65
Registered: January 2019

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This Community is open to all leftists. Right-wingers are not welcome. Right-wing messages will be trashed. If they contain illegal material they will be deleted. If you are a fascist or a convinced capitalist and can live with this, good. If not, then you're not welcome here.

Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board, it is impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we at Red Planet do not actively monitor the contents of and are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. All posts express the views of their authors and not necessarily the views of this board or any entity associated with this board. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not post any material which is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, antisemitic, knowingly false and/or defamatory, hateful, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this bulletin board.

Note: Fascists of all kinds are not allowed to post on Red Planet. This includes 'National Bolsheviks' ("NazBol"), 'Strasserists' and all other pseudo-leftist fascists.

Rules:

No explosives, no weapons, no drugs

It is against the rules to discuss, promote, glorify, instruct, agitate or incite the practice of terrorism, the art of weapons manufacturing, the making, distribution or selling of explosives or weapons and of illegal narcotics: Anyone posting such information will have it removed. It not only puts you at risk, it puts other users and this board at risk. We don't need to attract unwanted law enforcement attention.

The state has already shut down and imprisoned website administrators for allowing the posting of bomb making materials (see the case of Sherman Austin).

No personal photos

It is against the boards guidelines to post personal pictures of yourself or of your comrades. If you do so you will have them deleted.

As we know for a fact that governments monitor the internet, along with fascist organisations, we cannot risk people posting personal pictures of themselves. It jeopardises your safety and the safety of others.

No talk of or planning political direct actions or illegal activity

It is a stupid, stupid thing to talk openly on a forum like this about any potential or alleged direct action of any kind, especially if it is illegal, which could implicate activists to the police and security services.

Do not, under any circumstances, discuss or attempt to organise any illegal activities or direct action of any kind on the board, including with your Private Messaging systems (they are not secure or private). This applies to IRC as well, even with SSL every client connected to the server can collect communication.

Do not call for illegal/terrorist activities, makes you look like a cop.

Always assume that the State and three-letter information agencies are monitoring this website. This is a fact, be aware of it.

Do not ask for or give out personal information to people you don't know.

If someone contacts you asking to arrange a meeting, asking for your name or your personal contact details report them to an administrator. Remember: The left is an active movement of people who advocate the overthrow of the present economic and political systems. It is not a game and we will take very seriously people who violate these established rules that may put the administrators or users at risk.

No Advertising/Spam

This is a leftist message board, not a promotions vehicle. Any advertising posts will be removed. This does not include on-topic links to relevant websites, but any post intended to sell a product or service will be automatically deleted.

Posting guidelines:

Flaming

Flaming is universally not permitted on Red Planet. While we understand that many issues discussed here are controversial and emotionally charged, we also understand that emotional responses can get out of hand. This means that posts containing little but personal insults, name-calling and/or threats should be avoided. Remember, we are all on the same side here, assume people are arguing/debating in good faith.

Discriminatory Language

Any use of discriminatory language is discouraged. This includes all obvious instances of derogatory slurs related to race, ethnicity, sex, orientation, or any other immutable characteristic. Just don't insult one another, simple.

Graphic Content

Posted graphic content - in this context disturbing videos and pictures, depicting occurances of overt violence, torture, killings etc. - must be preceded by some sort of warning, so that other users may decide whether to view them or not. Any unmarked gore/shock/etc. videos will be removed.

Procedure for administrative action and complaints

Breaking the rules will result in offending posts being deleted and if the user continues, a ban. Moderators have more freedom to interpret and use their judgment when it comes to posting guidelines. If you believe a moderator or administrator has acted in error, you're free to complain in Meta.

Privacy Policy

Red Planet (leftist.site) guarantees that none of your collected private data such as your IP or email address will be made available to others without your prior agreement. Again, assume the worst and just don't post any identifying information (administrators of leftist.site will never ask you for it).

[Adapted from RevLeft rules]
Re: Forum Rules [message #146 is a reply to message #145] Fri, 25 January 2019 11:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kapo
Messages: 65
Registered: January 2019

Administrator
Feel free to discuss the rules, changes and additions welcome.
Re: Forum Rules [message #150 is a reply to message #146] Fri, 25 January 2019 12:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ackoli
Messages: 42
Registered: January 2019
Any specifications on "Discriminatory language" because this could mean just about anything. Apart from the obvious words, n*gger or k*ke, are any other words banned, such as retard? Hopefully it's no where near the r/socialism rules, which ban the words dumb stupid and crazy.
Re: Forum Rules [message #153 is a reply to message #150] Fri, 25 January 2019 14:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kapo
Messages: 65
Registered: January 2019

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Ackoli
Apart from the obvious words, n*gger or k*ke, are any other words banned, such as retard?
Yes, all the racial/ethnic/religious slurs aren't tolerated. Basically anything that may alienate people and make them feel unwelcome.

Ackoli
Hopefully it's no where near the r/socialism rules, which ban the words dumb stupid and crazy.
No, nowhere near r/socialism.

Just use your judgment, the goal is to create a good environment. Best to work in the spirit of the rules, rather than follow them to the letter. The point isn't to "punish" people. Someone can write a very insulting post towards someone, that has nothing to do with the discussion and is written to be hurtful without using any slurs or "banned" words. I'm kinda hoping the rules aren't a warning, but more of a guarantee to users that when they come here they don't have to read stupid shit.
Re: Forum Rules [message #192 is a reply to message #153] Tue, 05 February 2019 18:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Karl
Messages: 87
Registered: January 2019
The rules look good.
Re: Forum Rules [message #409 is a reply to message #192] Sun, 24 March 2019 23:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ted_burbclave
Messages: 23
Registered: March 2019
Yes, I'm glad that the rules are clear and pretty straightforward and aren't going to be constantly changed like /leftypol/ BO suddenly deciding to ban people at random.
icon8.gif  Re: Forum Rules [message #589 is a reply to message #145] Wed, 01 May 2019 00:10 Go to previous message
Anonymous
cant talk about the correct use of a half tonne of fertilizer, DROPPED
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