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etherealtruth

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One question to help everyone understand the SoP for the main forums

The SoP has an exception related to most topics and indicates that "open discussion" is permitted following high profile events .... how do you define "open"? Is it truly open discussion of the broad topic or is it really "related" discussion referencing the high profile event?


ISRAEL/PALESTINE
Threads about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict are not permitted under normal circumstances and should be posted in the Israel/Palestine Group.

Open discussion of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is permitted during very high-profile news events which are heavily covered across all newsmedia.

RELIGION
Threads about current events related to religion, and threads about church-state issues are permitted under normal circumstances.

Threads about the existence/non-existence of God, threads discussing the merits (or lack thereof) of religion in general, and threads discussing the truth/untruth of religious dogma are not permitted under normal circumstances and should be posted under Religion.

Open discussion of religion is permitted during very high-profile news events which are heavily covered across all newsmedia.

GUNS
News stories (and related content) from reputable mainstream sources about efforts to strengthen or weaken gun control legislation in any jurisdiction in the United States, national news stories (and related content) from reputable mainstream sources about high-profile gun crimes, and viral political content from social media or blogs that would likely be of interest to a large majority of DU members are permitted under normal circumstances.

Local stories about gun crime and "gun porn" threads showing pictures of guns or discussing the merits of various firearms are not permitted under normal circumstances and should be posted in the Gun Control and RKBA Group.

Open discussion of guns is permitted during very high-profile news events which are heavily covered across all newsmedia.

SHOWBIZ
Threads about showbiz/celebrity culture which do not have a political angle are not permitted under normal circumstances and should be posted under Entertainment.

Open discussion of showbiz is permitted during very high-profile news events which are heavily covered across all newsmedia.

SPORTS
Threads about sports/sporting events which do not have a political angle are not permitted under normal circumstances and should be posted under Sports.

Open discussion of sports is permitted during very high-profile news events which are heavily covered across all newsmedia.

Posted by etherealtruth | Sat Sep 5, 2015, 07:56 PM (1 replies)
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