- Oct 4, 2010
So yes, you and others will still need to comply. Thank you.
That's why I resurrected this thread...I always do comply, it was drilled into me at university but I've noticed others, like orbitaldawn and Hamster do not comply but never seem to get called out for it, even if reported
Here are some guidelines for posting News Articles in the Current Affairs section:
9) Any insulting or denigrating references to Racial/National/Genetic groups will be removed (please report them as your normally would). But insults directed at political or ideological groups will be more leniently evaluated and are generally classed as free speech. Please understand this distinction. References to religious groups will be evaluated when reported but are generally frowned upon as incitement.
We are not implementing anything new, merely reinforcing the current guidelines.@MickeyD
I'm slightly unhappy with how thats been implemented.
I think you should be pm'ing people that have had posts deleted by yourself and letting them know, rather than arbitrarily removing things, as a common courtesy at least. I do this in my own forums when necessary.
As an example, you deleted a comment I made in one of the (quite contentious Palestinian / Israeli threads) where I stated I didn't see the issue with what they had done, and we should be doing the same thing here (regarding Israeli's shooting a demonstrator throwing rocks and burning things in the leg and arresting them). It was not racist, nor was it against posting guidelines. I wasn't notified that you had removed my comment, or several others in that thread that you removed. I see that the specific thread has been removed in its entirety now.
While I can obviously appreciate that times are sensitive now, and the ANC is going to be going after anything that sniff's of racism to further their cause, I think the implementation could be thought out in a better way.
A couple of days back 3 new threads were created regards the same news item - all 3 created by mybb staff.
This is a frequent event.
I'm curious as to how this happens - do staff simply post not looking to see if the thread (sometimes already pages long) already exists
How can this be prevented ?
4) Please post your own comments and opinions in a separate post AFTER the article. Rather keep the News Article in its own post. Also try to avoid re-quoting very long articles if you are only adding one line of comment. Please do not edit or highlight the source article. Rather quote the article in a separate post.