This is no longer an unmoderated forum and the rules for posting are changing so please read these as anyone who persistently breaks these will be warned and then banned from posting here.
One: Name calling, insulting other members, and hijacking thread topics may be the norm on some forums, but it is rude and inconsiderate behavior and contributes nothing to any rational discussion or debate. That is our goal here. To provide a place where people of ALL opinions can express themselves and have civil discussions and debates. It's not our intent to censor ideas or have only members of a certain political persuasion or to discourage passionate commentary, but for everyone to enjoy coming here, it needs to be tempered with respect for each other, plain and simple.
Two: This forum will not be used to debate ANY subject other than politics. That includes any problem you might have with how we (Otis and I) administrate any part of this Message Board, Cheers, etc. Staff members can take that to our staff forum....regular members are always welcome to email us or send us a PM.
Personal disputes that might arise between members are NOT to be aired on this board or personal information divulged and that includes emails or any other communication between the parties that might take place outside of this forum. Posting anyone's real names without permission, home addresses or anything like that will automatically be deleted and the member permanently banned. No exceptions.
If you've got any questions about these terms, you're welcome to email me or send me a PM and I'll be happy to try and answer them.
Finally, spectre has graciously agreed to help moderate this board so I'd like to welcome him as moderator.
Hope our resident news/political junkies will also welcome him and help us create a thoughtful, interesting forum that we can all enjoy posting in!